Illuminotic, art exhibit by Android Jones, through May 4, 99 High Art Collective, 1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.450. 8699.
Craig Kauffman, through May 1, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.3866.
Martin Lubner, More Still and Other Lives, through May 7, SMC Emeritus Gallery, 1227 2nd St., 310.434.4209.
Pot! The Musical, humorous musical by Steven Huber and Diane Shinozaki, through May 2, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays (except April 4), also 8pm, April 20, $20-$25, Electric Lodge, 1418 Electric Ave., Venice, 800.838.3006.
Vista Santa Monica, art exhibit, through April 30, 2010, Garden Terrace Room, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH, 310. 458.8350.
Of Water, photography exhibit, through April 30, SMC Photo Gallery, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4289.
Five Men One Story, One Man One Story, films about the Cuban Five and activism, 7pm, $5 donation, 601 9th St., 310.780.7363.
Jesse Boy, a play by Robert Mollohan, through June 12, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $15-$20, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., 310.397.3244.
Ed Houston is featured poet at Rapp Saloon, 8:30pm, free, Rapp Saloon, 1436 2nd St., www.facebook.com/pages/Rapp-Saloon-Poetry-Reading/.
Last Friday on Main Street, shops open late, Main Street between Pico and Marine, www.mainstreet.com.
The Magnificent Failure of Apollo 13, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Jon Mayer Quartet, jazz, 7 and 9pm, $10, Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.4323.
Amador Rojas in Mandala, flamenco show, 7-10pm, $40-$75, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3200.
Subversive Film Series, films TBA, 7pm, free, 212 Pier Ave., 310.306.7330.
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.
The Actor’s Nightmare and Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, two one-act comedies by Christopher Durang, through May 29, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $15-$18, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.828.7519.
Art Night at 18th Street, with open arts studios, and other events, 6-10pm, free, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th Street, 310.453.3711.
Carla Herrera-Prats, Prep Materials, reception 6-10pm, through June 25, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th Street, 310.453.3711.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration, with mariachis, car show, salsa, Ballet Folklorico music and other performers, 1-5:30pm, free, Virginia Avenue Park, 310.458.8688.
Colburn Double Bass Ensemble, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Crosswords LA, crossword puzzle tournament, 10am, $15-$45, Room 100, Hilton Center, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Dr., Westchester, www.crosswordsla.com.
Film Series: Highlighting Local History, Elaina Archer talks about Charlie Chaplin, 2-4pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 310.458.8683.
Grand Opening of Venice Labyrinth Park, newly decorated neighborhood park with in-ground labyrinth, 10am-5pm, free, corner of San Juan and 6th Avenues, Venice, 310.772.7000.
Highways 6th Annual Poetry Festival, with Rising Stars Youth Slam, 6-8pm, All-Star Jam 8:30-10pm, free, Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., 310.453.3711.
Incognito, anonymous art sale, 7-10pm, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.
Old Filth by Jane Gardan, is discussed by the Book Group, 11am, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 310.458.8683.
SMC Benefit Concert for Applied Music Program, 7:30pm, $10, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3005.
Storytelling with AlphaBetty, ages 3 -7, 10:30am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580 1/2 Pico Blvd., LA, 310.559.BOOK.
Third Annual South Asian American Art Festival, 1-7pm, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave., 310.397.7449.
Topanga Children’s Festival, 11am-4pm, $6-$12, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, www. TopangaChildrensFestival.com.
Venice Garden & Home Tour, a tour of 30 gardens and homes in the Oakwood-Milwood area of Venice, fundraiser for the Neighborhood Youth Association, 10am-5pm, $60-$70, 310.821.1857.3
Wilshire/Montana Neighborhood Coalition Meeting, 10:30am-1:30pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Pacific Palisades, 9am Saturday-9am Sunday, race begins at Marquez Charter School, 16821 Marquez Ave., PP, http://main.acsevents.org/.
Wagner and Verdi, Opposing Roads to Greatness, the Verdi Chorus performs a concert of music by these composers with pre-concert lecture by Aurelio de Vega, 7pm Saturday, 4pm Sunday, $10-$40, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St., 310.684.3024.
R.D. Armstrong and Peggy Dobreer, plus open reading, poetry, 5pm, free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Bill Cunliffe and His Septet and Johnny Crawford and His Orchestra, sponsored by Playboy Jazz Festival, 3-5pm, free, Beverly Hills Civic Center Plaza, 450 N. Rexford Dr., BH, 310.450.1173.
SMC Wind Ensemble, 4pm, $10, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3005.
WordTheatre, with Phillip Baker Hall, Cassidy Freeman, and an actor TBA performing the work of Aimee Bender, Ron Carlson, and Brad Watson, signings 2pm, performances 3pm, $20-$25, Canal Club, 2025 Pacific Ave., Venice, www.wordtheatre.com.
Coffee Party Meeting, first meeting to start a chapter of the new Coffee Party in Santa Monica, 7pm, free, Infuzion Café, 1149 3rd St., 310.399.1000.
Green Living Workshop, nine week series, 7-8:30pm, $25 donation, The Green Life, 2409 Main St., sustainableworks.org.
Dr. Susan Love discusses breast cancer research findings, 2-4pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Holly Rothschild, artist-in-residence site-specific dance event, 6:30-8:30pm, free, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH, 310.458.4904.
Green Living Workshop, six-week series, noon-1:30pm, $50, AllSteel, the Water Garden, 1620 26th St, www.SustainableWorks.eventbrite.com.
Robert Glenn Ketchum: A Life in Photography, reception June 4, artist’s talk June 18, through June 20, G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.452.2842.
Diane Leslie’s Book Group with Tatjana Soli, author of The Lotus Eaters, 5pm, $20, Diesel Brentwood, 225 26th St., 510. 653.9965.
Precious, the award-winning movie about a young girl’s tough life, 6:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Digital Entertainment, Advertising, Distribution, and the Consumer, business leaders discuss digital entertainment, 6-8pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.434.4199.
Green Living Workshop, 7-8:30pm, $50, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., www.SustainableWorks.eventbrite.com.
Santa Monica Sustainable Quality Awards Luncheon, 11am-2pm, Sheraton Delfina, 530 Pico Blvd., 310.393.9825.
Menu Minuet, chefs and farmers discuss the relationship between supply and menu needs, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
National Day of Prayer, theme is Prayer for Such a Time as This, 7am, free, optional breakfast for $5 donation, front lawn, Santa Monica City Hall, 1685 Main St., 310.365.8219.
Poetry Rodeo, with Ellyn Maybe and her Band and guest poet the Mirror’s own Lynne Bronstein, 7:30pm, free, 212 Pier Ave., 310.314.5275.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
AltBuild Expo, May 7-8
Santa Monica Festival, May 8
Small Press Book Fair, May 29
Shape Magazine Bikini Body Tour, June 5