Aint We Got Fun, a vaudeville tribute with Ben Hensley and Michael Montiel, through December 19, 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, $10, Promenade Playhouse, 1404 Third Street Promenade, www.brownpapertickets.com.
Dickens Unscripted, scenes that might have taken place in the novels of Charles Dickens, created by The Impro Theatre, through December 19, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street., 310.434.3200.
Combustione: Alberto Burri and America, plus Italian Artists’ Books (in the Project Room), through December 18, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.
Holiday Show with art by Marlena Chumo, Gabriel Fernandez, Sally Lamb, Lee Webster Shaw, and David K. Thompson, through December 18, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.
Making Change Store, activist art exhibit and store, though December 23, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th Street, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Much Ado About Nothing, with Helen Hunt, featuring music by Lyle Lovett, through December 19, 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays, $35-$70, Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, 213.628.2772.
Diva on the Verge, a look at the crazy life of an opera singer, with Julia Migenes, through January 9, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays, $20, Odyssey Theatre, 2055 South Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, 310.477.2055.
Evening of Student Films, 6 p.m., free, Room 214, SMC Art Complex, 1900 Pico Boulevard, 310.434.4588.
Villa Aurora ‘s LA Poets and Composers, with Uljana Wolf, Maggie Nelson, Guy Bennett, and Stephen Motika, 7:30 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
Winter Walks, new works from Joseph Culp’s Walking Theatre Workshop, 8 p.m., $10, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, 310.306.1854.
Flights of Fancy, Bobbie Rich Fine Art presents art show of children and adults, reception 3 to 5 p.m., through January 2, Pacific Palisades Library, 861 Alma Real Drive, Pacific Palisades, 213.447.7387.
Villa Aurora‘s LA Poets and Composers with Marc Sabat, John Schneider, Andrew McIntosh, and Trio Kobayashi, poetry, 7:30 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
Will Alexander and Surrealists James Hart III, Janice Lee, and Anthony Seidman, poetry, 7 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
I Love a Good Story, with storytellers Becky Walstrom, Bill Brochtrup, Bill Ratner, Larry Dean Harris, and musical guest Gary Stockdale, 4 p.m., $10, Fanatic Salon, 3815 Sawtelle Boulevard, Culver CIty, 310.850.8814.
Sweet Honey in the Rock, in concert, 7:30 p.m., $45-$95, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street., TheBroadStage.com/tickets.
Health Maintenance, learn strategies to maintain your health and well being, including health screenings and other preventive measures to retain independence, 2:30 to 4 p.m., free, Sunrise Assisted Living of Santa Monica, 1312 15th Street., RSVP: 800.516.5323.
Write-Away, inspiration, direction, and support for 50-plus writers, 12 to 2:30 p.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.458.8681.
Lifeline Screening for Seniors, free health screenings, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., free, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, www.smgov.net.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
LA County Holiday Celebration, Dec. 24
Penguin Swim, Venice Beach, Jan. 1
Photo LA, Jan. 13-16, 2011