Debbie Han: The Eye of Perception, through March 19, Pete and Susan Barrett Gallery, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street, 310.434.3434.
Valley Song, play by Athol Fugard, through March 20, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $20, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/154242
Galaxies, Galaxies Everywhere, 8p.m., preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7p.m., $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Parade, a musical about a true incident in the South, through April 23, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $21 to $23, Kentwood Players at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, 310.645.5156.
Margaret Randall and V.B. Price, poetry, $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
Tree Hugging and Tree Hugger Hugging Event, beginning of Tree Hugging Weekend, with Jerry and Marissa Rubin, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., free, Children’s Tree of life, Ocean and Colorado Avenues in Palisades Park, 310.399.1000.
Bringing the Soul Back Home: Writing in the New Consciousness, with Katya Williamson, 2 p.m., free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main Street, 310.458.8683.
Malibu Art Association: Artists’ Odysseys, juried exhibit of 30 artists, reception from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., through April 20, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.
Return of the Swallows, day bus trip to San Juan Capistrano, $40 per person (lunch not included), buses will leave SMC main campus promptly at 9 a.m. and will leave Mission San Juan Capistrano promptly at 4 p.m., returning by 6:30 p.m., http://www.bigbluebus.com/home/MonthlyExcursion.asp
5th Annual Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk, with more than 60 artists exhibiting, 12 to 5 p.m., free, Santa Monica Airport, 2800-3050 Airport Avenue, 310. 458.8350.
Word Paintings and Eye Music, poetry by Dana Rondel and violin accompaniment by Chris Woods, 7:30 p.m., $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
Comedy in Motion, evening of comedy with Eric Trules, Taylor Negron, Kelly Carlin, Dylan Brody, Jennifer Rawlings, Rick Overton, and Rick Shapiro, hosted by Eve Brandstein, 6 p.m., $10, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
Ran Jia, piano, 2 p.m., $25, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Open Reading, hosted by Ana Reyes, 2 p.m., free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
SMC Emeritus Concert Band, in concert, 3 p.m., free, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street, 310.434.3005.
Spring Equinox Celebration, ritual led by Francesca Taylor, presented by the Church in Ocean Park, 5:45 p.m., free, meet at foot of Ocean Park Boulevard, www.churchop.org
World Water Day Walk, walk along Mulholland Drive in the Santa Monica Mountains, sponsored by Wells Bring Hope, followed by bagel brunch, 10 a.m., free, meet at 16536 Park Lane Circle, Los Angeles, www.wellsbringhope.org
Genes, Peoples and Cuisines, lecture with Dr. Richard Delerins, 11:15 a.m., free, Science Lecture Hall 140, SMC, 1900 Pico Boulevard, 310.434.4303.
Matthew Inman discusses “5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides),” 7 p.m., free, Barnes and Noble Santa Monica, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.
Alicia Silverstone speaks about her book on vegetarianism, “The Kind Diet,” 7 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.
World Water Day with Wells Bring Hope founder Barbara Goldberg, exploring the need for safe water, 11:15 a.m., free, SMC, 1900 Pico Boulevard, www.wellsbringhope.org
Green Living Workshop, Wednesdays through April 6, 8:30 p.m., free, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, http://sustainableworks.eventbrite.com
Anthony Horowitz discusses and signs “Scorpia Rising,” 7 p.m., free, Barnes and Noble Santa Monica, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.
Easy A, film comedy with Emma Stone, 2 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue, 310.458.8682.
Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, through March 27, 7 p.m. Thursday night gala and performances, 8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, opening night gala, $40, tickets for other shows $20 in advance, $25 at door or $125 VIP pass for all shows, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, 818.760.0408.
League of Women Voters honors four women as part of Women’s History Month, honorees are Cheri Orgel, Maria Rodriguez, RoseMary Regalbuto and Marsha Moutrie, hosted by Peggy Fonkalsrud, 7 p.m., $20, payments can be made through PayPal or mail check with “reception” in the memo line to LWVSM, P.O. Box 1265, Santa Monica, CA 90406, call 310.692.1494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for address.
Metamorphoses, musical by Mary Zimmerman based on the poem by Ovid, presented by SMC Theatre Department, through April 3, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $10 to $15, SMC Theatre Arts Main Stage, 1900 Pico Boulevard, 310.434.4319.
Senior Arts Forum: The Life and Photography of Anthony Friedkin, 3 p.m., free, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Santa Monica High School Choir Masterworks Concert, March 29
An Evening with Marvin Hamlisch, @
Pepperdine, April 11