Tom Benedek: Shot by the Writer: The Sequel, through April 12, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Tony Award-nominated musical, through April 9, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $18 to $23, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Boulevard, 310.828.7519.
Romeo and Juliet at Pepperdine, Mary Pickford-Stotsenberg Performances Series presents this weeklong performance directed by Jason Chanos, 7:30 p.m., $10 to $15, through April 9, Smothers Theater, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, http://arts.pepperdine.edu
Martin Usborne: MUTE: The Silence of Dogs in Cars, through April 12, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.
The Bluest Eye, an adaptation by Lydia R. Diamond of the Toni Morrison novel, through April 24, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 7 p.m. Sundays, $22, Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Boulevard, 714.690.2900.
Hamlet/Oedipus, a play written and directed by Adrienne Harrop, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, $10, SMC Theatre Arts Studio Stage, 1900 Pico Boulevard, 310.434.4319.
Charles Messier & the Faint Fuzzies, 8 p.m., preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7p.m., $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, film, 7 p.m., $5 donation, meet at Izzy’s Deli, 15th and Wilshire, 5 p.m., film screens at 601 9th Street, 310.780.7363. Also screens Sunday at 3 p.m.
Three Points North, poetry with Anne Coray, Steve Kahn, and Peggy Shumaker, 7:30 p.m., $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.2006.
Williams/Shakespeare/Sondheim, the Impro Theatre Company presents improvised plays based on the styles of Tennessee Williams, William Shakespeare, and Stephen Sondheim, in rotation, through May 29, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, $25 to $45, Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, 310.477.2055 x 2.
Bunuel and Beefheart, music, poetry, and film event, 7:30 p.m., $7 but no one turned away for lack of funds, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.2006.
The World-Wide Radio Network 4-Year Anniversary Reading, with Rafael Alvarado, S.A. Griffin, and other poets, 4 p.m., $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.2006.
Rosie the Riveter Reading, 2 to 4 p.m., $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.2006.
Sunday Open Reading, 5 p.m., free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.2006.
Sonya Sones discusses and signs The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus, 3 p.m., free, Diesel Brentwood, 225 26th Street, 510.653.9965.
An Evening with Marvin Hamlisch, 8 p.m., $10 to $65, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Momz Hot Rocks, film program, interview with Kate Peroti, 8 p.m., free, Documental, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Boulevard, www.laughtears.com/documental.html
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Robert Thurman at Broad Stage, April 30
Venice Art Walk, May 20 to 22