Italian-American Reconciliation, a play by John Patrick Shanley, through January 23, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $15-$20, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., 310.397.3244.
Special Observing Event: First Quarter Moon and the Winter Hexagon, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Jeanne Spicuzza is the featured reader at Rapp Saloon Poetry, 8:30pm, free, Rapp Saloon, 1436 2nd St., http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rapp-Saloon-Poetry-Reading.
Don Bachardy and Mark Swope, reception 4-6pm, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.
Introduction to Sustainable Landscape Design, part 1 of a 12-month series, The Green Garden Academy, 10am-1pm, free, Multi-Purpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
The Living Room Series presents The New Retirement: Women in Transition, workshop on women’s retirement options with Helen Dennis, 2-3:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Love in a Cemetery, a visual arts laboratory, organized by Robert Sain and Andrea Bowers, reception 7-10pm, through March 26, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., 310.453.3711.
Michael Hiltzik, LA Times columnist, 2-4pm, free, Pacific Palisades Women’s Club, 901 Haverford, PP, palisadesdemclub.org.
Nancy Power discusses and signs Power of Gardens, 3pm, free, Diesel Brentwood, 225 26th St., 510.653.9965.
Alisa Weilerstein, cello, 4pm, $45-$75, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., TheBroadStage.com/tickets.
William and Mary in Search of the Miraculous, a solo show by Mary McDonald Hamill, 7pm, $10-$20, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x1.
Green Living Workshop, 7:15-8:45pm, $25 donation, Santa Monica Yoga, 1640 Ocean Park Blvd., sustainableworks.org.
Green Living Workshop, 7-8:30pm, $25 donation, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., sustainableworks.org.
Loveland, written and performed by Ann Randolph, 8pm, $20, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x1.
Still Hoping or Stopped Hoping? is the theme of the Activist Support Circle, 7pm, free, Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St., 310.399.1000.
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
Conscious Life Expo, February 13
Santa Monica Citywide Reads Events, February 12-March 13
Tony-Award Winning Rent presented at Samohi, February 18-27
Santa Monica Airport Art Walk, March 20