Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art, exhibit of basketmaking, through January 10, 2010, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.
Topanga Canyon Gallery Holiday Art Show, Pine Tree Circle, 120 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.7909.
Joan Robey, Sculpture Exhibit, reception 5:30pm, through February 11, SMC Emeritus College Art Gallery, 1227 2nd St., 310.434.4306.
11, September, play by Paul Kampf, presented by Chicago’s Breadline Theatre Group, through February 7, 8pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 7pm Sundays, $15-$30, Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda, LA, 310.477.2055 x2.
Singles Dinner for Six-ages 50s and 60s, 6:30pm, $16 plus food and drink cost, 2454 Wilshire Blvd., 310.361.6060, tastyla.com.
Six Degrees of Separation, play by John Guare, through February 13, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $16-$18, Kentwood Players at Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester, 310.645.5156.
Solar System Exploration, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Allied Artists Paint-Out at Rancho Sierra Vista, bring own supplies, 9:30am, free, take Ventura Freeway (101) to Lynn Rd. exit in Thousand Oaks, south on Lynn Rd for 5 miles to Via Goleta, 310.338.0333.
Miya Ando, Small Meditative Fields, reception 5-7pm, through February 6, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.1133.
Ralph Bacera, early works, reception 5-7pm, through February 6, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.3866.
Richard Bruland, New Fades, reception 5-7pm, through February 6, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.1133.
Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth, art exhibit, talk by Nick Cave 5-6pm, followed by party with music and DJ Jason Bentley, show runs through May 30, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.
Cloudscapes, paintings by Peter Kempson, Mark Oberlin and Lee Webster Shaw, reception 5-8pm, through February 3, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.
Dean de Cocker, Only Before Dawn, reception 7-9pm, through February 20, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., 310.397.7493.
How To Protect Yourself and Loved Ones From Financial Loss In A Bad Economy & Provide A Values-Based Legacy For Your Family, seminar on Living Trust & Wills, with attorney Caprice Collins, 10am, free, Westchester Loyola Library, 7114 W. Manchester Ave., LA, 310.677.9787 x5.
William Lane, recent work, reception 5-7pm, through February 6, FIG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.
Rudy Perez, 80-year old dance pioneer, interviewed by Gerry Fialka, film screening 2pm, interview 3:30pm, free, Unurban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd, 310.306.7330.
Bob Poe, New Works, reception 6-9pm, through March 15, Bob Poe Gallery, Bergamot Station, 323.936.1447.
The Quiet American by Graham Greene, is discussed by the Literature Book Group, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.458.8681.
Rembrandt Prints, through April 4, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.443.7016.
Singles Dinner for Six-ages 30s and 40s, 6:30pm, $16 plus food and drink cost, 2454 Wilshire Blvd., 310.361.6060, tastyla.com.
Carmen Spera, The Fool, The Magician, The Hangman and Their Friends, reception 6-9pm, through March 7, Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.6990.
Phyllis Kudder Sullivan, Vortices, reception 6-9pm, through March 7, Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.6990.
Susan Dopart reads from A Recipe For Life by the Doctor’s Dietitian, 3pm, free, Diesel Brentwood, 225 26th St., 510.653.9965.
Dan Fante, author, reads from 86’d, 3pm, free, Diesel Malibu, 3890 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, 510.653.9965.
Larry Golding’s Piano Trio, 5pm, free, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.452.1116.
The New Shanghai Circus, Chinese acrobats, 2 and 5pm, (2pm show is sold out), $20-$35, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4055.
Community Forum on Airport Pollution, with speakers Bill Piazza and Suzanne Paulson and moderator Bill Rosendahl of the LA City Council, 7pm, free, St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd., WLA, 310.479.2529.
Green Living Workshop, 7:15-8:45pm, Santa Monica Yoga, 1640 Ocean Park Blvd., sustainableworks.org.
Heal Your Recession Depression, with psychologist Judi Bloom, 7:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Jay Rosenblatt Films at Documental, 6-10pm, free, Unurban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd, 310.306.7330.
Green Living Workshop, 7-8:30pm, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., sustainableworks.org.
Co-opportunity Wellness Discussion, 6:30-8:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., coopportunity.com.
3 x3, sculpture and painting exhibit, reception 6-8pm, through February 13, LA Louver Gallery, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.4955.
Through January 31
Ice at Santa Monica, ice skating, $10 skate rental, 1324 5th St. (corner of 5th and Arizona), 310.393.8355.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Los Angeles Photo Show, January 14-17
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebrations, January 18