Diva on the Verge, a look at the crazy life of an opera singer, with Julia Migenes, through Jan. 9, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays, $20, Odyssey Theatre, 2055 South Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, 310.477.2055.
Rose-Lynn Fisher, Brian Forrest, through Jan. 8, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, www. craigkrullgallery.com.
California’s Mountain Temples, 8 p.m., preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7p.m., $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
The Magic Meathands, Waterbrains, Mission IMPROVable, 8 p.m., $10, Westside Comedy Theatre 1323-A Third Street Promenade, www.MagicMeathands.com
John McCutcheon, singer-songwriter, 8 p.m., $10-$25, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Ain’t, a group show, reception 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., through Feb. 8, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.
The Adding Machine, staged reading of the play by Elmer Rice, performed by Santa Monica Rep, 2:30 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.
Benefit Concert featuring Wah and Govindas and Radha, with light show by Bliss Lights and healing and transformative Kirtan, proceeds go toward Amma’s General Charities, 7 to 10 p.m., $20 in advance, $25 at door, 235 Hill Street, 323.469.11247.
City of God, Brazilian film about juvenile violence in the inner city, 8 p.m., free, Vidiots Annex, 302 Pico Boulevard, 310.392.8508.
Theresa Fernald, “New Work,” Yda Ziment, “Le Dernier Soupir,” reception from 4 to 6 p.m., through Feb. 5, FIG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.
David Lovejoy: Archaos, reception from 6 to 9 p.m., through March 6, Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.6990.
Paint-Out with Allied Artists, bring materials and lunch, 9:30 a.m., free, (rain cancels), Chesebro Canyon, Ventura Freeway (101) to Cheseboro Road exit, 310.383.1374.
Saturday Morning Mash-Up: Camille Saint-Saens’ The Carnival of the Animals, with violin soloist Lynn Harrell and the Angeli Ensemble, and spoken word by Steve Connell and Sekou Andrews, 10 and 11:30 a.m., $20-$35, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1311 Tenth Street, www.TheBroadStage.com/tickets.
Fine Lines, a musical tale of yearning, discerning, and love, with Melanie Chartoff and James Morrison, 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, $15, The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street, 310.394.9779 x1.
Jazz Vespers with Tamir Hendleman, 5 p.m., free, Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Boulevard 310.452.1116.
Nikki Giovanni, and other poets celebrate the publication of The 100 Best African-American Poets, 6 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
John Musto and Friends: The Great American Songbook, 2 p.m., $10-$25, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
The Power of Ten: Take a Chance on Art, an opportunity to purchase chances to win works by 25 influential artists, including Billy Al Bengston, Betye Saar, John Baldessari, George Herms, and Ed Moses, 4 to 7 p.m., $300 ticket includes entry for two and one chance, additional chances at $250 each, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.
Aimee Bender reads from and discusses her novel “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake,” 7 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.
Robert Crais Release Party for The Sentry, 7 p.m., free, Diesel Brentwood, 225 26th Street, 510.653.9965.
The Four R’s of Digestive Health, with neuropathic doctor Margaret Schenck of Balance Westside Wellness, 7 p.m., free, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.
Louise Lofquist, piano, and James Demler, baritone, 7:30 p.m., free, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Green Living Workshop, Wednesdays from Jan. 12 to Feb. 16, 7 to 8:30 p.m., free, register at http://sustainableworks.
eventbrite.com, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.
Mystery Book Group compares/contrasts “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Julia Spencer-Fleming and “Wild Fire” by Nelson DeMille, 7 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue, 310.458.8682.
U.S. Navy Chaplain, Commander Sheri Snively discusses her book “Heaven in the Midst of Hell,” 7 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.
Photo LA, opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m., exhibits open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, www.photola.com.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events, Jan.14-17
Underwater Parks Day, January 15