All Join In, a Fairytale Sing-Along Afternoon, 12:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Jan. 30, $10.50 to $112.50, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street, 310.394.9779 x2.
Postcards from Tehran, exhibit of Iranian art, through Jan. 28, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th Street, 310.453.3711.
Proof, play by David Auburn, with Michael O’Neill and student cast, through Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Jan. 29, $10-$15, Helen E. Lindhurst Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Wall Works: Zippy’s Nicknacks, Tonics, and Magical Gadgets, art installation by Bari Ziperstein, through Jan. 30, G-Gallery Hallway, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.
Grand Opening Party for 220 Fitness Concepts, with City Manager Rod Gould doing a ribbon-cutting, live DJ, raffles, refreshments, 6 to 10 p.m., free, 310.314.0220, 3002 Main Street, www.220fitness.com
Life Stories 11th Anniversary, storytelling performances featuring Laraine Newman, Maureen Teefy, Lindsie Carlson, Fiona Goodwin, and others, with Terrie Silverman performing the “grand prize,” dessert reception, 7:30 p.m., $12, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
Fireside at the Miles features An Evening with Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera, featuring arias and ensembles from operas by Puccini, Verdi, and Mozart, 8 p.m., $5 to $10, Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Boulevard, 310.458.8634.
Michael C. Ford, Richard Herd, poetry, 8:30 p.m., free, Rapp Saloon, 1436 Second Street, www.rappsaloon.com.
Leo Kotke, in concert, 8 p.m., $10 to $40, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Special Observing Event: Orion and the Winter Hexagon, 8 p.m., preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7 p.m., $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Boulevard, 310.434.3000.
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.
State of Incarceration, by Los Angeles Poverty Department, performances recreating prison conditions, 8:30 p.m., $15 to $30, Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th Street, 310. 315.1459.
Dance in the Heart of the Forest, dance workshop, 3 to 5 p.m., $22 donation for drums, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, www.myspace.com/swingbrazil
Fireside at the Miles presents Ruskin Group Theatre’s Best of the Café Plays, a collection of plays written and performed in one day, 8 p.m., $5 to $10, Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Boulevard, 310.458.8634.
Good Night and Good Luck, film about the conscience of a TV newscaster, 8 p.m., free, Vidiots Annex, 302 Pico Boulevard, 310.392.8508.
Colin Hay and Sara Watkin, 7:30 and 9 p.m., $47 to $75, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street, TheBroadStage.com/tickets
Saturdays with L.A. Opera, multimedia talk and concert performance of music from “Il Turco in Italia,” 3 p.m., free, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.
These are the Breaks: LA Book Launch, with poet-playwright Idris Goodwin and poets Amelia Ortiz,, Derrick Brown, and Mindy Nettifee, 7:30 p.m., $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
Vital Theatre Group Readings: On Being, performance of poetry and fiction, 2 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue, 310.458.8682.
All of This and Nothing, art exhibit with more than 60 works by 14 artists, through April 24, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, 310.443.7016.
Rick Lupert’s Sinzibukwud! publication party for new book of Rick’s poetry, with Matthew Mars, Derrick Brown, Neil Aitken, Amelie Frank, and Brendan Constantine, plus maple syrup tasting and a free leaf for everyone who attends, 7:30 p.m., $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, 4 p.m., free, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street, www.ymf.org.
Chamber Music Palisades, with Sarah Thornblade violin, Robert Brophy, viola, Armen Ksajikian, cello, Delores Stevens, piano, and Susan Greenberg, flute, 8 p.m., $30, St. Matthew’s Parish, 1031 Bienvenida, Pacific Palisades, 310.463.4388.
Fielden Harper, Joan Horsfall Young, and Darlyn Susan Yee, reception Feb. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m., artists’ Q-and-A Feb. 9 at 7 p.m., through Feb. 26, TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, www.taggallery.net.
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.
Junko Chodos: The Intersection of Art and Religion, through March 13, Dortort Gallery, UCLA Hillel, 574 Hilgard Avenue, Westwood, 310.208.3081 x 108.
Leap Year, a romantic comedy with Amy Adams, 2 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue, 310.458.8682.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Contra-Tiempo Dance Company Gala Fundraiser, Feb. 12
Valentine’s Day Father-Daughter Dance, Feb. 12
Los Angeles Marathon, March 20