Photo LA, through Jan. 16, 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.
Awake in a World that Encourages Sleep, a play by Raymond J. Barry, through Feb. 6, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays, $20, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/141520
The Diviners, a play by Jim Leonard, Jr., through Feb. 20, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $16-$18, Theatre Palisades, 941 Temescal Canyon Drive, Pacific Palisades, 310.454.1970.
The Farmdale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery, a mystery play by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jr., presented by Kentwood Players, through Feb.19, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $16-$18, Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, 310.645.5156.
Fireside at the Miles presents Roots Music with Frank Fairfield and Sunny War, 8 p.m., $5-$10, Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Boulevard, 310.458.8634.
2011 Space Exploration Preview, 8p.m., preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7p.m., $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Food, Inc., film screening of a documentary by Robert Kenner, about the food industry, followed by panel discussion with Kenner and guests, and a “low-impact tasting” with chef Suzanne Goin, 7:30 p.m. (film), 9:30 p.m. (tasting), tickets $15 for general admission, $10 for tasting, Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street, 310.434.3200.
A Keyboard Conversation with Jeffrey Siegel, with pianist Jeffrey Siegel, 7:30 p.m., free, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.506.4055.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m., suggested donation $25 per person or $200 per table, Calvary Baptist Church, 1502 20th Street, 310.434.4303.
South of the Border, Oliver Stone’s film about South American leaders, 7 p.m., $5 donation, 601 Ninth Street, 310.780.7363.
Writing for the Future. A Writing Workshop Series for 50 +, with Lawrence Owen, 10:30 a.m., free, Community Meeting Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.
Stephen Aldrich, The Time Traveler, Yamamoto Kasao, KAWA+Flow, Stephen Aldrich and Barret Oliver, Photo-Synthesis, reception 5 to 7 p.m., through Feb.19, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.
Improv 2011, an afternoon of theatrical comedy with players from the Morgan-Wixson’s Caught in the Net group, 3 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.
Martin Luther King Jr. Kidz Party, an introduction to the life and teachings of King with music, art, face painting, storytelling and children’s entertainer Michael Cladis, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., free, Virginia Avenue Park Kidz Zone, 2200 Virginia Avenue, 310.434.4303.
Tigran Hamasyan, jazz pianist, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., $22, Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street, http://thebroadstage.com/Tigran.
Peace-In, a Martin Luther King Jr. event for teens, with music, poetry, spoken word, art and diversity workshop, 1 to 5 p.m., free, The Talking Stick, 1411 Lincoln Boulevard, Venice, 310.434.4303.
Klezmer Brunch, no cover, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., free, Talking Stick Café, 1411 Lincoln Boulevard, Venice, 310.450.6052.
Klute, film with Jane Fonda’s Oscar-winning role, 8 p.m., free, Vidiots Annex, 302 Pico Boulevard, 310.392.8508.
Rudo y Cursi, Mexican film with Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, 3 p.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.458.8681.
Three Contemporary Dances from Suchi Branfman, Michelle Garcia and Amanda Hart, presented by Fireside at the Miles, 8 p.m., $5-$10, Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Boulevard, 310.458.8634.
The Flying Karamazov Brothers, jugglers, 2 and 7 p.m., $10-$40, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310. 506.4522.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fifth Annual Commemorative Concert, presented by The Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra and featuring violinist Danielle Belén, 3:30 p.m., free, SGI Auditorium, 525 Wilshire Boulevard, 310.434.4303.
Musica Angelica, Bach songs and organ works, 3 p.m., $15-$39, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1031 Bienveneda Avenue, Pacific Palisades,310.458.4504.
The Nature of Existence, film by Roger Nygard, presented by Humanist Association of Los Angeles West Side Discussion Group, 5 p.m., free, Yahoo Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway, www.hala.org
Rattle Publication Reading for Issue #34, poetry, 2 to 4 p.m., donation, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill Street, 818.505.6777.
Dr. Stuart H. Garber, lecture on osteoporosis with Q and A, 6:30 p.m., free, Whole Foods, 225 Lincoln Boulevard, Venice, www.drgarbers.com.
Global Green Party, grand opening of Essentia natural mattress store and a countdown kick-off to Global Green USA’s annual Pre-Oscar® party, 7 to 10 p.m., free, Essentia, 2430 Main Street, http://www.ballantinesbiz.com/Essentia/Essentia_Countdown_010411.html
Losing Weight, Healing Diabetes, with Jason Moskovitz, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M., 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tao of Wellness, third floor, 1131 Wilshire Boulevard, RSVP: 310.917.2200.
Supplements-Risks and Benefits, 2:30 to 4 p.m., free, Sunrise Assisted Living of Santa Monica, 1312 15th Street, 800.516.5323.
Tijuaneados Anonimos, Mexican film, followed by Q and A with the filmmakers, 7 p.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.458.8681.
A World Orchestra You Can Build, a Culture in the Canyon Chautauqua music workshop with Dr. Craig Woodson, 7:30 p.m., free, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Boulevard, Pacific Palisades, 310.858.7272 x115.
Heidi Durrow discusses “The Girl Who Fell from the Sky,” 7 p.m., free, Diesel Brentwood, 225 26th Street, 510.653.9965.
Christine Falls by Benjamin Black, is discussed by the Montana Branch Book Group, 7 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue, 310.458.8682.
Green Living Workshop, Wednesdays through 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.
How Investments Work: Understanding Stocks, Bonds and Cash, a financial seminar for women, with moderator Hollis Harman, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., $25, YWCA Santa Monica, 2019 14th Street, 310.452.3881.
Meetup Book Group discusses “An Area of Darkness,” by V.S. Naipul, 7 p.m., free, Community Meeting Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.
Sciatica Update, with Eric Hsu, MD, UCLA pain medicine specialist, 12 to 1 p.m., free, Sunrise Assisted Living of Santa Monica, 1312 15th Street, 800.516.5323.
Alice in Wonderland, the Tim Burton-Johnny Depp version, 2 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue, 310.458.8682.
Made in Malibu Wine Tasting Tour, with winemakers Charles Schetter of Malibu Sanity and Jim Palmer of Malibu Vineyards, 7 to 9 p.m., free with purchase of $15 Pourtal wine tasting card, Pourtal, 104 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.393.7693.
A New Year, a New You, health lecture with David Allen, M.D. and Allen Green, M.D., 7 to 8:45 p.m., MLK Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.445.6600.
Top 10 Foot Problems, with Terry Boykoff, DPM and Abbasseh Towfigh, DPM, 12 to 1:30 p.m., free, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 Sixth Street, 800.516.5323.
Al Jarreau at Pepperdine, Jan. 22