Yuken Teruya, Journey, through March 26, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.7535.
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.
Galaxies, Galaxies Everywhere, 8 p.m., preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7p.m., $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Boulevard., 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.
Michael Paul and Red Armstrong, poetry, 7:30 p.m., $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
Copenhagen, play about renown physicist Warner Heisenberg directed by Lewis Hauser, Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m., through April 23, $20, The Attic Theater, 5429 W. Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, attictheatre.org
Convergence: Art, Memory, and Science, Join artists Deborah Aschheim, Laurie Frick, George Legrady and Brad Miller for an overview of selected recent projects, Edward Cella Art+Architecture, 4 p.m., Free, 6018 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, 323.525.0053.
Beyond Music: Missincinatti, storytelling band with Jessica Catron and Jeremy Drake, 9 p.m., $10, $5 for seniors, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
The Family Tree, stroll through the canyon on this program devoted to all things with woody roots, branches and leaves, sponsored by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, 4 p.m., Free, Temescal Gateway Park: 15601 W. Sunset Boulevard., Pacific Palisades, 310.858.7272 x131.
Whiskey, Barbeque & More at The Townhouse, supporting the Youth Art Intern Program, placing low-income teens in internships at local creative businesses, 6 to 9 p.m., $25 in advence or $30 at door, The Townhouse, 52 Windward Avenue, Venice, venice-arts.org
Marc Smith, Derrick Brown, Pam Wardand others, poetry, 2 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
Calyx Press: 35 Years, celebrating 35 years of publishing women’s art and literature, 7:30 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.3006.
SMMoA X Cycle Chic Sundays, half-day bike excursion with Santa Monica Museum of Art, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $10, Bergamot Station, smmoa.org
“Racy Reads” Teen Book Group, Munch on snacks while talking about books and issues that matter to YOU, for grades 8 to 12, 5:30 p.m., Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8621.
Green Living Workshop, Wednesdays through April 6, 8:30 p.m., free, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, sustainableworks.eventbrite.com
Chamber Music Palisades, concert featuring Donald Foster and Grammy Award winning violinist Sara Prkins, 8 p.m., $30, St. Matthew’s Parish, 1031 Bienveneda in Pacific Palisades, 310.463.4388.
From Script to Screen: The Killers, Screenwriter Bob DeRosa will share the journey of his two scripts The Air I Breathe and The Killers, 7 p.m., $20, The Station @ The Working Village, 212 Marine Street, scripttoscreenthekillers.eventbrite.com
Alila, a film by Amos Gitai about various Tel Aviv residents’ intersecting lives, 8 p.m., $5 to $6, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, 310.440.4500.
The Escort, Geffen Playhouse presents this play written by Jane Anderson and directed by Lisa Peterson, 8 p.m., $70, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, 310.208.5454.
Westside Women’s Network, Come experience firsthand the power of a community of women business owners who are dedicated to each other’s success, 6 p.m., $20 to $25, Bossa Nova, 10982 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, 310.913.0271.
Constructions of Nationalism in the Middle East & the Roots of Contemporary Conflict, Professor Garay P. Menicucci discusses the colonial context of contemporary conflict in the Middle East, 11:15 a.m.. Free, SMC, 1900 Pico Boulevard, smc.edu/associates
Ellyn Maybe’s Poetry Rodeo, A monthly series with Ellyn Maybe and her band, 7:30 p.m., $5 to $8, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, beyondbaroque.org
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Santa Monica High School Choir Masterworks Concert, March 29
An Evening with Marvin Hamlisch, @ Pepperdine, April 11