Joshua Podoll, Richard T. Walker, through February 27, Christopher Grimes Gallery, 916 Colorado Ave.,, 310.587.3373.
Ben Talbert: Luck and Love Revisited, through February, Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.315.1937.
Love in Bloom, a musical Shakespeare spoof, through February 28, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 6pm Sundays, $20-$25, The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x1.
Joe Camhi, poetry, 8:30pm, free, Rapp Saloon, 1436 2nd St., www.facebook.com/pages/Rapp-Saloon-Poetry-Reading
David St. John, Gail Wronsky, and Brian Michael Tracy, poetry, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Charles Messier and His Beautiful Deep-Sky Objects, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Put Yourself in the Hands of Peace, 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.
Subversive Cinema, films to be announced, 7-10pm, free, 212 Pier Ave., 310.306.7330.
Budget Travel Europe, lecture, 11am, free, Hostelling International Travel Store, 1434 2nd St., 310.393.6263.
Echoes of Excellence: The Morehouse College Glee Club, 8pm, $50-$150, Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., TheBroadStage.com/tickets.
Facebook and More: Tips for Beginners, 1pm, free, Fairview Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.458.8681.
La Boheme, opera sung in Italian by student cast, 7:30pm, $15, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Richard C. Miller: Over the Long Run, art exhibit, reception 4-6pm, through April 3, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, craigkrullgallery.com.
Vanessa Place, Christine Wertheim, William Poundstone, Donato Mancini, and Gregory Betts, poetry, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Portrait of Jenny and The Time Traveler’s Wife, noon, free, lecture on marriage in the movies with Mary Ann Vorasky, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Art, Activism, Access: 40 Years of Ethnic Studies at UCLA, through June 13, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4288.
Green Living Workshop, 7-8:30pm, $25 donation, The Shores, 2700 Neilson Way, sustainableworks.org.
Incendiary Book Discussion, discussion of Chris Cleave’s first novel, part of CityWide Reads program, 7pm, free, Community Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Gabrielle Bernstein, author of “Add More ****ing To Your Life: A Hip Guide to Happiness,” 7:30 p.m., free, Lulu Lemon, 11920 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.442.3565.
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.
Green Living Workshop, 7-8:30pm, $25 donation, Sustainable Works, 1744 Pearl St. sustainableworks.org.
Layla Lane Band Concert, 11:15am, free, Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3005.
Rent Control Seminar, for new owners of residential property, 9:30am-noon, free, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
The Visitor, film about immigration problems, shown in connection with CityWide Reads program, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Foreclosure Workshop, with Lloyd Segal, 5:30-7:30pm, free, Julian Dixon Library, 4975 Overland Ave., CC, 310.379.0101.
Green Living Workshop, 7-8:30 p.m., $25 donation, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., sustainableworks.org.
Amy Grant, vocalist, 8pm, $10-$60, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Darfur, film about the genocide in the Sudan region, 6:45 p.m., free, HSS 165, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., smc.edu/associates.
Keali’i Ceballos, traditional Hula Dance, taught by Kumu Hula, 10:30 am, Gym 104, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4856.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Independent Spirit Awards, March 5
Planned Parenthood Food Fare, March 11
Santa Monica Airport Art Walk, March 20
Tree-Hugging Day II, March 20
LA Marathon, March 21