The Best of TAG, group art show featuring TAG’s 40 artist members, through Jan. 22, TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.9556.
Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, through Jan. 23, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, 310.443.7016.
A New Year, A New You, lecture on health with David Allen, M.D. and Allen Green, M.D., integrative and anti-aging medicine physicians, 7 to 8:45 p.m., free, 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, RSVP: 800.516.5323.
The Donkey Show, exhibit about Tijuana, reception 7 to 9 p.m., Project Room 1, through April 16, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.
Daniel Cummings, Recent Paintings, reception 7 to 9 p.m., Project Room 2, through April 16, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.
Fireside at the Miles features The Chamber Players of Los Angeles performing a program of “International Voices,” 8 p.m., $5 to $10, Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Boulevard, 310.458.8634.
Ken Page, solo concert, $10 to $40, 8 p.m., Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
2011 Space Exploration Preview, 8 p.m., preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7p.m., $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Al Taylor: Wire Instruments and Pet Stains, reception 7 to 9 p.m., through April 16, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.
Veterans Home Presentation, with a representative from the California Department of Veterans Affairs who will give a presentation on the new veteran’s home and answer questions, 11:30 a.m., free, Santa Monica Senior Center, 1450 Ocean Avenue, 310.458.8644.
Writing for the Future: A Writing Workshop for 50 +, with literature professor Lawrence Owen, 10:30 a.m., free, Community Meeting Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.445.6600.
Peter Louis Bonfitto: Off Grid, reception 6 to 9 p.m., through Feb. 2, Venice Arts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Boulevard, Venice, www.venice-arts.org
Roberto Cuoghi, videos, sculptures, paintings, and drawings, through May 15, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, 310.443.7016.
Five Uneasy Pieces, a gallery of characters in a play written and produced by Todd Waring, starring Waring with Lyman Medeiros and Steve Pandis, through Feb. 27, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Sundays, $15 to $20, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 Fourth Street, 323.960.5521.
Fireside at the Miles features Shakespearean actor and drag king Lisa Wolpe performing “Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender,” 8 p.m., $5-$10, Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Boulevard, 310.458.8634.
How will Health Reform Affect Care for Chronic Diseases? a symposium with students from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., free, Covel Commons, 200 De Neve Drive, UCLA, Westwood, register at www.uclahsc.com.
Al Jarreau, 8 p.m., $10 to $65, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Red Desert, film by Michelangelo Antonioni, 8 p.m., free, Vidiots Annex, 302 Pico Boulevard, 310.392.8508.
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.
You Can Raise Money Smart Kids! 10 Tips for Parents and Kids of All Ages, with moderator Hollis Harman, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., $25, YWCA Santa Monica / Westside, 2019 14th Street, register at 310.452.3881.
Proof, play by David Auburn, with Michael O’Neill and student cast, 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Jan. 29, $10 to $15, Helen E. Lindhurst Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Gentle Exercise Easy, 1 to 2 p.m., YWCA Santa Monica Westside, 2019 14th Street, RSVP: 800.516.5323.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, movie version of the Truman Capote novella with Audrey Hepburn and George Preppard, 3 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.
Coast Guard Lt. Charles Paris talks about commanding the Marina del Rey home-ported USCGC Halibut (at the guest dock and open for boarding by luncheon attendees), 12:20 p.m., $15, which includes lunch and talk, California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, 310.823.4567.
Dr. Kathy Magliato discusses “Heart Matters,” 7 p.m., free, Diesel Brentwood, 225 26th Street, 510.653.9965.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
LA Art Show, Jan. 27 to 29
Leo Kotke at Pepperdine, Jan. 28