Ain’t, a group show, through Feb. 8, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.
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
Cyrano de Bergerac, the famous French play in verse by Edmond Rostand, directed by Rae Allen, through Feb. 5, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sunday, $20 to $25, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Road, 310.397.3244.
Theresa Fernald, “New Work,” Yda Ziment, “Le Dernier Soupir,” through Feb. 5, FIG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.
Joe LaRusso: Photographs, exhibit of black and white images of jazz artists, through Feb. 4, Emeritus College Art Gallery, 1227 Second Street, 310.434.4306.
Fireside at the Miles features the Robin Cox Ensemble, 8 p.m., $5 to $10, Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Boulevard, 310.458.8634.
Magic Meathands, Waterbrains, Mission IMPROVable, comedy, 8 p.m., $10, Westside Comedy Theatre, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, www.MagicMeathands.com
Southern California Winter in Haiku, reading of haiku poetry with Deborah P. Kolodji and Wendy Wright, 7:30 p.m. $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
Jonathan Waterman, nature author, signs his books and discusses environmental issues, 8 p.m., free, Patagonia, 2936 Main Street, 310.314.1776.
Barnyard Madness with the Three Little Pigs, through April 17, 12:30 and 3 p.m., $10.50 to $12.50, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 Fourth Street, 310.394.9779 x 2.
The Confinement of Street Art: Illusions of Grime, panel with Judy Baca and street artists, 6 to 8 p.m., exhibit of street artists 7 to 11 p.m., SPARC, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.9560.
Fireside at the Miles features a capella singing led by Joshua Silverstein, 8 p.m., $5 to $10, Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Boulevard, 310.458.8634.
The Glass Room, by Simon Mawer, discussed by the Book Group, 11 a.m., free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main Street, 310.458.8683.
Ojai, a Postcard History, a visual tour of the Ojai Valley through vintage postcard pictures, with author Craig Walker, 1 p.m., free, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.
Pinkalicious The Musical, about a girl who is obsessed with pink, through Feb. 20, 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, $6 to $8, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Boulevard, 310.828.7519.
Saturday Night Film Club, call for title, 8 p.m., free, Vidiots Annex, 302 Pico Boulevard, 310.392.8508.
Venice Photography Exhibit, with a panel of photographers, hosted by Gerry Fialka, panel from 2 to 4 p.m., reception from 4 to 7 p.m., $7 (no one turned away for lack of funds), Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
What Books, a reading of poetry and new fiction by Gronk, from What Books Press, with readers Chuck Rosenthal, Ramon Garcia, Gail Wronsky, Alicia Partnoy, Katherine Haake, and Karen Kevorkian, 7:30 p.m., $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
February 5 and 6
Vintage Fashion Expo, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, $10, early buy on Saturday, 9 to 10:30 a.m., $20, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, www.vintagefashionexpo.com.
First Sunday Open Reading, with Mick Terry and Elena Secota, 5 p.m., free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
Tailgate Party, with $5 shot specials, $10 pitchers of Miller Lite. $6 Dragon Berry Mojitos, and the big game on big screens, 12 to 3 p.m. for tailgate party, 3:25 p.m. for the game, Gladstone’s Malibu, 17300 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.454.3474.
Santa Monica Artist Fellowship Talk #1; Allen Ruppersberg and Diane Meyer, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., free, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, http://beachculture56.eventbrite.com
Strangers on a Train, an Alfred Hitchcock thriller, 2 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue, 310.458.8682.
Eight Steps to Dissolving Conflict, with attorney Diana Mercer, 7 p.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.458.8681.
A Heart Full of Laughter, puppet show for kids ages 3 to 7, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., free (pick up tickets after 12 p.m. day of performance), Ocean Park Library, 2601 Main Street, 310.458.8683.
Artist Night at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, with participants invited to sketch, paint, and take photos of the marine life featured at the center, 7 to 9 p.m., session limited to 25 participants on a first-come first-served basis, Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, RSVP to 310.393.6149 x106.
Fire and Fog by Diane Davis, is discussed by the Mystery 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.
John de Heras, new work, reception Feb. 12, 5 to 7 p.m., through March 12, FIG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.
Literary Lunch with David L. Ulin, sponsored by Diesel Bookstores, 12 p.m., $60, Wilshire Restaurant, 2454 Wilshire Boulevard, 310.576.9960.
Recent Advances in Brain Tumor Treatments, with UCLA neurosurgeon Isaac Yang, MD, 3 to 4 p.m., free, Fireside Room, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th Street, 800.516.5323.
Lula Washington Dance Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $10 to $40, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Art for Hearts, a benefit for the Pico Youth and Family Center, 6 to 10 p.m., $20 per person, $30 per couple, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, 310.396.7101.
Urban Homesteading, farmers discuss how to control and protect food supply, 7 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Contra-Tiempo Dance Company Gala Fundraiser, Feb. 12
Valentine’s Day Father-Daughter Dance, Feb. 12
MoveLA Valentine’s Celebration, Feb. 17
An Afternoon with the Cast of Roots, Feb. 19
Los Angeles Marathon, March 20