Waltercio Caldas, through April 24, Christopher Grimes Gallery, 916 Colorado Ave., 310.587.3373.
MOPLA+ (Month of Photography LA), through April, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.
Rachel Whiteread Drawings, through April 25, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.443.7016.
Acts On The Edge, an evening of one-act plays, through May 16, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 5 and 7:30pm Sundays, $15, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., 310.392.7327.
iPods, Wi-fis, and You: An Introduction to Technology for Enriching Daily Life, workshop on technology, 10am-11:30am, free, DeWind Room, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., 800.516.5323.
Moon, Mars, and Saturn! 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
The Music Show, with Steve Stajich presenting an evening of original songwriting, comedy electronica, feedback and tone squelch, 8pm, $15 donation for Doctors Without Borders, The Fanatic Salon, 3815 Sawtelle Blvd., CC, 310.391.1737.
Santa Monica Review presents Jim Krusoe, Diane Lefer, and Steve de Jarnatt, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Titans of the Graphic Novel: Harvey Pekar and Alison Bechdel, 8pm, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, www.ticketmaster.com/event/ 0B0042EDE8E37669.
Wisdom’s Way, video talk series with Guy Finley representatives, through May 7, 7-8pm, $3 donation requested, Yahoo Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway, 310.266.9930.
Synapse Dance Theatre, new work, 7:30pm, $12-$15, Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3000.
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, a huge book fair with booths for bookstores, author signings, panels with authors, children’s events and more, 10am-6pm Saturday,10am-5pm Sunday, free (tickets available through Ticketmaster and at the event), UCLA, WW, www.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/
Dino Fair, annual family festival with bouncies, volcanoes, petting zoo, games, food, music and more, 11am-4pm, free, The Growing Place, 401 Ashland Ave., 310.399.7769
Los Angeles Sparks SparKids Dance Squad Auditions, noon-3pm, Westfield Culver City, 294 Fox Hills Mall, CC www.lasparks.com.
Mar Vista Library Book Sale, hundreds of hardbacks and paperbacks: art books, fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, etc., 10 am-4 pm, free, Mar Vista Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., LA, 310.390.3454.
National Poetry Month Celebration with poets Peggy Aylsworth and Norm Levine, 2pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.458.8683.
Peter Pan, presented by Edison School PTA and the Morgan-Wixson Theatre, with Edison students, 2 and 6pm, silent auction at 6pm show, $10-$20, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.399.3241 or www.edisonamigos.com.
Re(D) ress: Andrea Scarpino, Mindy Nettifee, and Ron Koertge, poetry, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Women Shine in Santa Monica, presentation and public hearing from the Commission on the Status of Women, 2010-2015 Draft Strategic Plan, 8:30am-noon, Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St.,, www01.smgov.net/hsd/cosw.
Canyon Fiesta, with DJ, mariachis, dancers, silent auction, food vendors, games and more, 10am-4pm, free, Canyon Charter School, 421 Entrada Dr., 310.309.9779.
CD Release Party, for The Passage of Time by Serenity, 1-4pm, Talking Stick, 1411 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.306.7330.
Deborah Heiligman, award-winning children’s author, 3pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Jazz Mini-Festival, Tribute to Oliver Nelson, 4pm, $10, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3000.
Young Musicians Foundation, 4pm, free, Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.859.7668.
Caryn’s Comedy Nite! 8pm, $10, The People’s Theatre, Bravo Cucina Restaurant, 1319 Third Street Promenade, www.thepeoplestheatre.com.
Cheesesteak Day, a seminar on the history of the Philadelphia cheesesteak, with The Great Philly Cheesesteak Book author Carolyn Wyman and Evelyn Olivieri-Cirillo and Robin Olivieri, widow and daughter of the inventor of the cheesesteak, 5:30pm, free, The Shack, 2518 Wilshire Blvd., 310.449.1171.
Green Living Workshop, nine week series, 7-8:30pm, $25 donation, The Green Life, 2409 Main St., sustainableworks.org.
Schola Cantorum de Venezuela, 7:30pm, $32-$55, Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3200.
Green Living Workshop, six-week series, noon-1:30pm, $50, AllSteel, the Water Garden, 1620 26th St, www.Sustainable Works.eventbrite.com.
Law Discussion on client development and business acquisition, sponsored and moderated by Jackson Lewis LLP, panelists will include Judy Lam, a partner with Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff, and other local attorneys, 6:30pm, free, Huntley Hotel, 1111 2nd St., [email protected]
Live It Up/Laugh It Up Comedy Night with Paula Poundstone and Bobby Collins, benefit for McKinley School’s visual and arts programs, 7pm, $30-$40, Shutters on the Beach Hotel, 1 Pico Blvd., 310.828.5011.
Diane Rudnick Mann, Valerie Nielsen Mendez, Joan Vaupen, reception May 8, through May 22, TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.9556.
Potluck, noon-2pm, $3 and a dish for eight, ID required, Community Room, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., www.ymcasm.org.
The September Issue, a film about the largest issue ever of Vogue Magazine, 7pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.458.8681.
Bree Walker, newscaster and activist, is featured at Activist Support Circle, 7pm, free, Friends Meeting House, 1440 Harvard St., 310.399.1000.
The Economics of Being a Woman, lecture series with Hollis Harman,last of five Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, $99 for series, Westside Gymnasium YWCA Santa Monica, 2019 14th St., 310.452.3881.
Green Living Workshop, 7-8:30pm, $50, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Www.SustainableWorks.eventbrite.com.
LA Antiques Show, through April 25, opening night reception featuring Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer and David Arquette and Courtney Cox, 11am-7pm Thursday-Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday, $15, Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., www.losangelesantiqueshow.com.
What is Hospice Really: Let’s Explore the Myths, Rumors and More, talk with Noerena Abookire, Ph.D. and Lori Nelson from Hospice Partners of Southern California, noon, free, DeWind Room, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., www.ymcasm.org.
Who Will I Be When I Grow Up? discussion with Doug Kaback, MFA, playwright, director, actor, 7-8:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.,310.458.8600.
Wine Tasting Dinner, with international wine expert Peter Kerr, 7pm, $79, Sam’s by the Beach, 108 West Channel Road, 310.230.9100.
Lynette Louise, Living With the Wonder of Autism, “Crazy To Sane,” 8pm, $15-$20, The People’s Theatre, Bravo Cucina Restaurant, 1319 Third Street Promenade, www.thepeoplestheatre.com.
Listening to Your Voice with Poetry of Memoirs, writing panel for seniors, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, 7pm, Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 213.662.7001.
Move LA Transportation Conference, presentations on transportation with local and national transportation authorities 8:30am-4pm, The Center at Cathedral Plaza, 555 W. Temple St., LA, 310.310.2390.
Poetry Rodeo, with Steve Abee and Steve Miller plus Ellyn Maybe and her Band, 7:30pm, free, 212 Pier Ave., 310.314.5275.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Venice Garden & Home Tour, May 1
AltBuild Expo, May 7-8
Santa Monica Festival, May 8
Small Press Book Fair, May 29