Edith Bauman, Collective Pattern, through March 6, Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3434.
The Collector, Mark Healy’s adaptation of John Fowles’ psychological thriller, through March 6, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, $10-$15, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., 310.397.3244.
Inspirations, art show, through March 7, Topanga Canyon Gallery, Pine Tree Circle, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 109, Topanga, 310.455.7909.
Malibu Art Association, exhibit with works by Jacquelyn Blue, Gay Summer Rick, Marnie Piuze and JoAnne Unger, through March 6, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.
A Song at Twilight, by Noel Coward, starring Orson Bean, through March 7, 8pm Wednesdays-Sundays, $20-$25, Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.477.2055.
Carmen Spera, The Fool, The Magician, The Hangman and Their Friends, through March 7, Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.6990.
Phyllis Kudder Sullivan, Vortices, through March 7, Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.6990.
Lynne Bronstein, poetry, 8:30pm, free, Rapp Saloon, 1436 2nd St., www.facebook.com/ pages/Rapp-Saloon-Poetry-Reading/.
Let Higher Self-Understanding Start to Heal You, 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.
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.
Salt Water Credentials, reading and Project Room opening with Kevin Opstedal and Duncan McNaughton, poets, and Pamela Dewey, photographer, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Kenny Sara Quintet, jazz, 7 and 9pm, $10, Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3005.
Bernice Bobs Her Hair, play based on an F. Scott Fitzgerald story, presented by Books with Feet, 8pm Friday-Saturday, 6pm Sunday, $20, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x1.
AlphaBetty, storytelling for ages 3-7, 10:30am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580 Pico Blvd., LA, 310.559.BOOK.
Waltercio Caldas, reception 6-8pm, through April 24, Christopher Grimes Gallery, 916 Colorado Ave., 310.587.3373.
Highlighting Local History, featuring Captured on Film: The Story of Marion Davies, followed by discussion, 4pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.458.8683.
Little Bee CityWide Reads Book Discussion, 11am, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.458.8683.
Memorial for Erica Erdman, local poet, 1-4pm, free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Moonlight Adventure, hike, 6pm, free, front parking lot, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 W Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.858.7272 x115.
Of Water, photography exhibit, reception 6-8pm, through April 30, SMC Photo Gallery, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4289.
Outtakes, Portrait of a City, with author/historian Jim Heimann’s photographic history of Los Angeles, 6-8pm, $18, Walgrove Auditorium, 1630 Walgrove Ave, Venice,
Race to Nowhere, debut screening of documentary on overachievement, followed by discussion with filmmaker Vicki Abeles, 7pm, $20, Magnin Auditorium, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, www.uclacommons.com/race-to-nowhere.
Senior Storytelling Series, 7pm, free, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., 310.392.7327.
Moira Smiley and Voco, a cappella group, 8pm, $22, Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St.,310.434.3200.
David Wilcox, folk singer, 8pm, $10-$40, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4055.
Alicia Adams and Suzanne Frost, poetry, plus open reading, 5pm, free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
The Ancient Mysteries of Tutankhamun, lecture by Santo Cervello and Grace Lebecka, 2 and 3:30pm, free, Community Meeting Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.399.6726.
Gardening Group, 11:50am, free, Venice United Methodist Church, 1020 Victoria Ave., Venice, veniceumc.org.
St. Lawrence String Quartet, 4pm, $45-$75, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., TheBroadStage.com/tickets.
Green Living Workshop, 7-8:30pm, $25 donation, The Shores, 2700 Neilson Way, sustainableworks.org.
Life Stories and Bringing Your Stories to Life, workshop with Griot Michael D. McCarty, 6:30-8pm, free, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH, annenbergbeachouse.com.
Ellen Sandler, screen and TV writer, presented by the Mary Pickford Entertainment Speakers Series, 7pm, free, Screening Room, SMC Academy of Entertainment & Technology, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.3777.
Visioncore Two, films, 6-10pm, free, Documental, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310. 306.7330.
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.
Maverick Marketing, meeting of Westside Holistic Chamber of Commerce, with marketing CEO Terry Langhans, snacks 6:30, event 7:30-9pm, $5-$15, 11674 Gateway, LA, 310.479.0430.
Green Living Workshop, 7-8:30pm, $25 donation, Sustainable Works, 1744 Pearl St .sustainableworks.org.
Green Living Workshop, 7-8:30pm, $25 donation, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., sustainableworks.org.
Murder Most British, with mystery authors Rhys Bowen, Laurie R. King, and Hannah Dennison, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Jeffrey Tambor, Performing Your Life, one-man show, 8pm, $10-$40, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Tapped, film about bottled water, followed by discussion,7pm, free, Screening Room, SMC Academy of Entertainment & Technology, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.4303.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Santa Monica Airport Art Walk, March 20
Tree-Hugging Day II, March 20
LA Marathon, March 21