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Don Bachardy and Mark Swope, through February 20, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828-6410.

Dean de Cocker, Only Before Dawn, through February 20, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., 310.397.7493.

Kadir Lopez, Sign of Cuba, through February 20, William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.0909.

Udo Nöger and Benjamin Britton, new work, through February 20, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.3300.

Plucked, LA Artists, through February 19, Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads School, 1714 21st St., 310.829.7391.

The Trojan Women, new text of Euripides’ tragedy by Charles Duncombe, through February 21, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 5:30pm Sundays, $15-$25, Sundays pay what you can, City Garage, 1340 1/2 4th St., citygarage.org.


February 19

Enrique Castillo performs the poetry of Bill Lansford, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

Digging Up Dad, world premiere of a play by Chris D’Annunzio, through March 20, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $15-$20, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., 310.397.3244.

The First Step in Slowing Down Your Life, special live talk with Jeff Roberts, part of Wisdom’s Way, video talk series with Guy Finley, 7-8pm, $3 donation requested, Yahoo Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway, 310.266.9930.

Dana Snow, poetry, 8:30pm, free, Rapp Saloon, 1436 2nd St., www.facebook.com /pages/Rapp-Saloon-Poetry-Reading/

February 19-20

Reclaiming Your Fertility, Retreat with Dr. Daoshing Ni & Andrea Thorpe, L.Ac., Tao of Wellness, call 310.917.2200.

February 20

Gemini Adams, Writing is the Goal, writing workshop, 2pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.458.8683.

Claire Chene, From Here to There, reception 4-6pm, through March 13, FIG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.

Santa Monica –The People’s Power to Create a Global Culture of Peace, with Kenneth Cloke, part of Culture of Peace Distinguished Speaker Series, 4pm, free, SGI-USA Culture of Peace Resource Center, 606 Wilshire Blvd., sgi-usa.org.

Steve Goldman and Rod Bradley present Squarity, poetry, 7:30pm, donation, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.

Alfredo Lopez & Friends, music from regions of Mexico, 7:30-10pm, $10 donation, SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.9560.

Mandarin Fun Chinese New Year Storytime with Michele Wong McSween, author of Gordon and Li Li, ages 3-6, free, 10:30am, Children’s Book World, 10580 1/2 Pico Blvd., LA, 310.559.BOOK.

Musical Fundraiser for Peace and Freedom Party, with Kathy Leonardo, Eric Ahlberg, Alfred Johnson, Frank Strasser, Suzy Williams, and The Gary Gordon Band, 1-5:30pm, $10 donation, Talking Stick, 1411 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.568.9622.

Red(D)ress, a new series with poets selected by other poets, features Jade Shames, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, and Elizabeth Ianacci, hosted by Brendan Constantine with music by Rick Lupert, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.

Seminar on Living Trust & Wills, with Caprice Collins, 10am, free, Westchester Loyola Library, 7114 W. Manchester Ave., LA, 310.677.9787 x 5.

February 21

I Love a Good Story, storytelling series, 4pm, $10, The Fanatic Salon Theatre, 3815 Sawtelle Blvd., MV, 310.850.8814.

James McVay discusses and signs The Right Brain Guitar Method, 3pm, free, Diesel, a Bookstore in Brentwood, 225 26th St., 510.653.9965.

February 22

CityWide Reads Discussion of Little Bee, 2pm, free, Tudor House, 1403 2nd St., santamonicacitywide reads.blogspot.com.

Green Living Workshop, 7:15-8:45pm, $25 donation, Santa Monica Yoga, 1640 Ocean Park Blvd., sustainableworks.org.

Jeff Richter, record producer, is guest speaker in the Mary Pickford Speakers Series, 7pm, free, screening room, Academy of Entertainment &Technology, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.3777.

Holly Rothschild, choreographer and artist-in-residence at Annenberg Beach House, lectures, 6:30pm, free, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH, beachculture25.event brite.com

February 23

America I Am: the African-American Imprint, lecture by Charmaine Jefferson, 11:15am, free, Room 165, HSS Building, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.

Freedom from Smoking, eight-session program developed by the American Lung Association, 7-8:30pm, $80, also meets Thursdays, 7-8:30pm, 310.829.8453.

Spreading Sustainable Works, environmental lecture, 6:30pm, free, Room 123, SMC Bundy Campus, 3171 S. Bundy Dr., LA, 310.434.4743.

February 24

Green Living Workshop, 7-8:30pm, $25 donation, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., sustainableworks.org.

Stephen Rohde, civil liberties lawyer, is guest at Activist Support Circle, 7pm, free, Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St., 310.399.1000.

February 25

La Boheme, opera sung in Italian by student cast, 7:30pm, $15, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522. Also February 27.

CYC Yacht Club, cocktails 6:30pm, dinner 7pm, $19.50 inclusive, California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way, MDR, 310.823.4567.

Emeritus College Student Photo Exhibit, reception 5-6:30pm, through March 26, Emeritus College Art Gallery, 1227 2nd St., 310.434.4306.

George Harrison Birthday Celebration, with Jerry Rubin, KLOS radio’s Chris Carter, and a cake, 6pm, front of Capitol Records building, 1750 N. Vine St., Hollywood, 310.399.1000.

Dr. Charles Johnson will speak on A Sorcerer’s Hunger for Life, in the SMC Literary Series, 11:15am and 6:30pm, free, Room 165, HSS Building, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310. 434.4303.

Jonathan Lasker, recent paintings, reception 6-8pm, through April 3, LA Louver Gallery, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.4955.

Resources for Coping with Caregiver Challenges: Partnering for Support, with Estee Bienstock, R.N. and Bunni Dybnis, 7-8:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

Dr. Charlotte Reznick’s Imagery for Kids, how to boost your kids’ I.Q., talk and book signing, 7:30pm, free, Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Ave., PP, 310.454.4063.


Independent Spirit Awards, March 5

Santa Monica Airport Art Walk, March 20

Tree-Hugging Day II, March 20

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