David Lovejoy: Archaos, through March 6, Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.6990.
The Three Penny Opera, the Bertolt Brecht-Kurt Weill musical that spawned “Mack the Knife,” through March 4, 7 p.m., $10 to $15, Santa Monica High School Humanities Center Theater, 601 Pico Boulevard, www.samohitheatre.org
Magic Meathands, Waterbrains, Mission IMPROVable, comedy, 8 p.m., $10, Westside Comedy Theatre, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, www.MagicMeathands.com
Bob Sheppard Quintet, jazz, 7 and 9 p.m., $10, Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street, 310.434.4306.
Jayne Lyn Stahl, Grace Zabriskie, and Michael C. Ford, poetry, $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
A Walk Around the Winter Hexagon, 8 p.m., preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7 p.m., $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Gangland-Bullets Over Hollywood, a look at classic gangster films with Elaina Archer, 2 p.m., free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main Street, 310.458.8683.
Musical Paella, presented by Pacific Lyric Association, featuring works by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Gershwin, Moreno Torroba, P. Sorozalba, Andrew Lloyd Webber and more, 7:30 p.m., $10 to $20, Santa Monica First Presbyterian Church, 1220 Second Street, 877.319.1279.
Gerard Sarnat and Carine Topal, poetry, 7:30 p.m., $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
Spellbound, film about the National Spelling Bee, followed by cast members performing a scene from the Morgan-Wixson’s production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” 3 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.
March 5 and 6
35th Annual Los Angeles Home Remodeling and Decorating Show, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, $5 to $7.75, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, www.thehomeshow.com
First Sunday Open Reading, poets sign up for five minutes, 5 p.m., free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
Santa Monica Camp Fair, reps and exhibits from camps, activities for kids, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., free, Crossroads School Gymnasium, 1715 Olympic Boulevard, 310.544.1042.
Release Party for Allen Zadoff’s “Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can’t Have,” 3 p.m., free, Diesel Brentwood, 225 26th Street, 510.653.9965.
Paul Barnes, piano, 7:30 p.m., free, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
On-Camera Cold Reading Class, for actors or anyone desiring to act, with director Adam Collis, all participants will receive a DVD of their performance, 6 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue, 310.458.8682.
Denise George, WSA member and chair of the Wednesday Night Sunset Race Series, talks about yacht racing, cocktails 6:30 p.m., dinner 7:30 p.m., talk 8 p.m., Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club, 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, www.wsasmb.org
Performance Anxiety Workshop, with music
professor Nora Chiang Wrobel, 11:15 a.m., free, Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street, 310.434.4306.
Spring Sprinkles, kids’ puppet show and storytelling, ages 3 to 7, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., free, tickets must be picked up after 12 noon, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main Street, 310.458.8683.
Release Party for Sally Wade’s “The George Carlin Letters,” 7 p.m., free, Diesel Brentwood, 225 26th Street, 510.653.9965.
The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl is discussed by the Mystery Book Group, 7 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue, 310.458.8682.
Informal Ash Wednesday Service, with fire and the imposition of the ashes, Rev. Janet Gollery McKeithen, officiating, 12 to 1 p.m., free, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill Street, 310.399.1631.
Green Living Workshop, Wednesdays through April 6, 8:30 p.m., free, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, http://sustainableworks.eventbrite.com
Hubbard Street 2, the second company of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 7:30 p.m., $10 to $40, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Los Angeles Marathon, March 20
Tree-Hugging Weekend, March 18 to 20
Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, March 24 to 27