Stephen Aldrich, The Time Traveler, Yamamoto Kasao, KAWA+Flow, Stephen Aldrich and Barret Oliver, Photo-Synthesis, through Feb.19, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.
The Diviners, a play by Jim Leonard, Jr., through Feb. 20, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $16 to $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 to $18, Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, 310.645.5156.
Pinkalicious The Musical, about a girl who is obsessed with pink, through Feb. 20, 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. shows Feb. 12 and 19, $6 to $8, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Boulevard, 310.828.7519.
Dark Chocolate, Dark Poetry, and Jazz, with Sarah Maclay, Sam Taylor and Stepheny Prodromides, jazz trio Rats, and chocolate truffles for all, 7:30 p.m. $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
Locked and Loaded, play by Todd Susman, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3:30 p.m. Sundays, through April 16, $21 to $26, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 Fourth Street, 310.394.9779.
The Red Quartet, performing three sets with guests The Borodin Quartet, Dwight Trible, DJ Mando Fever, 7 p.m., $20 to $25, $30 at door, Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club, 1210 Fourth Street, www.theredquartet.com
Warriors of Light with Arianna Gouvei, poetry, 9 p.m., $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
An Afternoon with the Cast of Roots, beginning with screening of episode 6 of Roots, 1 p.m., 3 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.
Pop Art Anthology Reading, poetry, 7:30 p.m., $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
Legacy of Contemporary Art, reception 6 to 9 p.m., debut of exhibits “Have You Seen My Privacy” by Richard Newton and “Outsider Art” by Vincent Ramos, through April 24, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th Street, www.18thstreet.org.
Saturdays with LA Opera, multimedia talk on Benjamin Britten’s “The Turn of the Screw,” 1 p.m., free, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.
Yuken Teruya, Journey, reception 5 to 7 p.m., through March 26, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.7535
February 19 and 20
Whale of a Weekend, whale-related activities all weekend, 12:30 to 5 p.m., $5 donation, 12 and under free, Heal the Bay Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, 1600 Ocean Front Walk, 310.393.6149.
Sarah Geller, violin, with Cheryl Tschanz, piano, 2 p.m., $10 to $25, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Hitched: Rebel Writers, with Rob Roberge/Antonia Crane and Brendan Constantine/Max Kaisler, 5 p.m., $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
I Love a Good Story, storytelling series, 4 p.m., $10, Fanatic Salon, 3815 Sawtelle Boulevard, Mar Vista, 310.850.8814.
Jazz Forum presents Woody James and the Jelly Roll Jass Band, 1 to 5 p.m., $12 to $15, Santa Monica Lodge, 1600 Ocean Park Boulevard., 310.831.6774.
Pat Maimone, Organ, program will include patriotic music for Presidents Day, 3 p.m., donation, Mt Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.452.1116.
Enchanted Fairytale Interactive Theatre, theatre experience for kids ages 4 to 10 and their grownups, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, $15 per child (parents free), Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street, 310.394.9779 x2.
Films about Jean-Luc Godard and Igor Stravinsky by Richard Leacock, with Ishan Shapiro and Marija Coneva of Not This Body, 6 to 10 p.m., free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Talking Stick, 1411 Lincoln Boulevard, Venice, 310.306.7330.
Perception, Movement, Memory, workshop with Donna Sternberg, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., free (reservations required), Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway,
Don Bustany, host of KPFK’s “Middle East in Focus,” is guest speaker at the Activist Support Circle, 7 p.m., free, Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard Street, 310.399.1000.
First in Space, but Losing the Race, science lecture with Dr. Jean Gebman, senior engineer at Rand Corporation, 11:15 a.m., free, Science Lecture Hall 140, SMC, 1900 Pico Boulevard, 310.434.4303.
Nomad Two Worlds, exhibition of fashion photography by Russell James, opening gala hosted by Russell James and Donna Karan, 7 to 10 p.m., through March 2, Pier 59 Studios West, Bergamot Station, www.NOmadTwoWorlds.com
Osteoporosis Update Program, with UCLA rheumatologist Rebecca Gordon, MD, presented by UCLA Health Programs 50 Plus, 7 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.
Release Party for Father Greg Boyle’s Tattoos on the Heart, 7 p.m., free, Diesel Brentwood, 225 26th Street, 510.653.9965.
Cruising an Antique—Fond Memories Aboard a 61’ Vintage Sailing Yacht, presentation by Erik Oistad, no-host cocktails 6:15 p.m., dinner 7 p.m., $20, California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, 310.823.4567.
Peter Fletcher in Concert, classical guitar, 7 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310,458.8600.
Little Women, an opera by Mark Adamo, adapted from the Louisa May Alcott novel, 7:30 p.m., $10 to $15, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.506.4522. Also plays Feb. 26.
Poetry Rodeo, with Ellyn Maybe and her band, poets may sign up for five minute sets backed by the band, 7:30 p.m., $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
Tale Spin, a new monthly storytelling series, storytellers sign up for five minutes, theme is “dilemmas,” 7:30 p.m., $10 contribution to benefit Vidiots, Vidiots, 302 Pico Boulevard, 310.302.8508.
The Three Penny Opera, the Bertolt Brecht-Kurt Weill musical that spawned “Mack the Knife,” Feb. 24 to March 4, 7 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25, 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 26, 7 p.m. March 2, 3, and 4, $10 to $15, Santa Monica High School Humanities Center Theater, 601 Pico Boulevard, http://www.samohitheatre.org
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Citywide Reads Author Event, Feb. 26
Los Angeles Marathon, March 20