Thursday, Nov. 16
ICE at Santa Monica, 2 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 2 p.m. to midnight Fridays; 10 a.m. to midnight Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays. Celebrate the holiday season with ice skating in downtown Santa Monica. 1324 5th St., Santa Monica. $15 skate rental and all-day admission. (310) 260-1199;

Alzheimer’s Greater L.A. Workshop, 4 p.m. Learn about the latest research on the disease, legal and financial planning information, and tips for the holidays. This month’s breakout topic is new research at UCLA. Light refreshments provided. Westchester Elks Lodge, 8025 W. Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey. Free; RSVP with Kimiko Kelly (323) 930-6257;

Toastmasters Speakers by the Sea Club Pre-Holiday Mixer, 5:30 to 7 p.m. This Playa del Rey Toastmasters group hosts his community mixer for anyone interested in learning how to improve public speaking and develop better presentation skills. Bring your business cards for the raffle prize. Fishbar, Aloft Hotel-El Segundo (WXYZ Lounge), 475 N. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo. Free admission. (424) 625-3131;

Venice Library Mystery Book Club, 6 p.m. Each month join fellow readers for a discussion on a chosen mystery. This month’s selection is “Fields Where They Lay” by Timothy Hallinan. Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 821-1769;

City of Champions Toastmasters Club, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Practice the art of public speaking and hear amazing speeches and inspiring stories. The club is open to everyone and meets the first and third Thursday of every month. Faithful Central Bible Church, 333 W. Florence Ave., Inglewood. Free. (213) 200-5429;

Venice Chamber Mixer, 6 to 9 p.m. This is a casual opportunity to make new connections and build relationships with members of the Venice Chamber Committees. Surf-side Venice, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. $10. (310) 822-5425;

SHINE: “Unexpected Grace,” 7 p.m. To kick off the magic of the holiday season, SHINE storytellers share true tales of how kindness and forgiveness unexpectedly touched their lives. Blues-rock singer-songwriter Stacey Anne performs. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $12. (310) 452-2321;

“Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women” Book Discussion, 7 p.m. CNN Hero Award winner Susan Burton discusses her autobiography chronicling her traumatic childhood, struggle with drug abuse, imprisonment and eventual redemption. Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8600;

Del Rey Neighborhood Council Land Use and Planning Committee, 7 to 9 p.m. The committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at Del Rey Square, 11976 Culver Blvd., Del Rey.

Mar Vista Community Outreach Committee Meeting, 7:30 p.m. The committee discusses plans for the 2018 Mar Vista Green Gardens Showcase. St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 3590 Grand View Blvd., Mar Vista.

Thursday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. KJ Theresa Ryan hosts this Thursday night of tunes and fun at The Venice Whaler, 10 Washington Blvd., Venice. (310) 821-8737;


Friday, Nov. 17
Culver City Senior Center Holiday Gift Boutique, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Culver City Senior Center hosts this holiday boutique to kick off the gift-buying season. Shop for photography, jewelry, ceramics, art, gifts, hand-knits and more. Culver City Senior Center, 4095 Overland Ave., Culver City. (310) 253-6700

Mar Vista Seniors Club, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Each Friday the Mar Vista Seniors Club meets for trips, tours, speakers, bingo and live entertainment. Ages 50+. Mar Vista Recreation Center, 11430 Woodbine St., Mar Vista. (310) 559-7798 or (310) 351-9876

Digital Media Speakers Series: Rita Street of Radar Cartoons, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. President of Radar Cartoons Rita Street specializes in the development and sales of original animated content, placing numerous series into development and production with major global networks. The Forum at Otis College, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. (310) 665-6800;

The Brobots, 4 to 7 p.m. Have a burger and a beer as the sun sets over Venice to a live rock tribute soundtrack by The Brobots. Hinano Café, 15 Washington Blvd., Venice. Free.

The Crusaders, 7 p.m. Last surviving member of the jazz instrumental group The Crusaders (originally Jazz Crusaders) Stix Hooper assembles musicians for a special performance, honoring jazz and his former bandmates. Moss Theater, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. $25 to $60.

“Acustico,” 7 p.m. Featuring performances by “the sitar master of Los Angeles” Aloke Dasgupta, instrumental guitar player Michael Jost, Native American flautist Dreamscape and World of Rhythm percussion, this multi-cultural concert donates a portion of proceeds to Red Cross, Salvation Army and Humane Society for those in need after Hurricane Harvey. The Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., Santa Monica. $25. (310) 242-9100;

Toasted Fridays Workshop Open House, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Improve your public speaking skills in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere with food and drinks at this weekly open house. Marina City Club Quasar Room, 4333 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Mark at (562) 508-0260;

Friday Night Fights, 7 to 10 p.m. A night of exhibition fighting at CMC Pro Boxing, 4206 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey.

Mikey Pauker: Shabbat Take Me Higher, 7 to 10 p.m. Folk and world artist Mikey Pauker connects people through his “medicine music” at this Shabbat celebration. Open Temple, 1422 Electric Ave., Venice.

Carl Osterlof in Organic Free Range Music Love, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Accomplished guitarist and vocalist Carl Osterlof brings his rock, funk and jazz influences to Bareburger Organic, 2732 Main St., Santa Monica. Free.

Sofar Sounds: El Segundo, 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. A carefully curated set of live music, kept secret until showtime, at a secret location in El Segundo. Get instructions at

“Stories in Body,” 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Three new works blur the line between theatrical narrative and abstract dance: a woman suffering from emotional disarray dances through her memories as her life becomes more fragmented, actors and dancers speak together to tell stories of individual discovery in words and dance, and Orestes does her physical therapy exercises. Highways Performance Space & Gallery, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. $20.

DJs Anthony Valadez & Jedi Dance Party, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Deejays are on the decks spinning new and old soul, funk, blues, rock, hip-hop, beats, breaks and anything else that gets the dance floor going. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040;


Saturday, Nov. 18
Dockweiler Youth Center Nature Walks, 9 to 10:30 a.m. This Los Angeles Audubon hosted walk focuses on general beach ecology, with an emphasis on the federally threatened Snowy Plover. Binoculars provided for the walk. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, El Segundo. Free. (323) 481-4037;

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, 9 to 10:30 a.m. A 12-step program for anyone struggling with their relationship with food. Hulu Center, Colorado Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica. Free. (310) 902-3040;

Oldsmobile 120th Anniversary Show, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Celebrate 120 years of the Oldsmobile. All years and models welcome. Memorabilia and cars on display from the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Food trucks and live music on hand. Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. $15 car registration. (310) 909-0950;

5th Annual Full-Circle Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This handmade holiday show and fundraiser celebrates the season with locally made arts and crafts by a group of artists and artisans, featuring a raffle benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Full-Circle Pottery, 12023 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 502-3115;

Andrew and Polly Mini-Concert, 10:30 a.m. Writing and performing friendly and engaging music for children, Andrew and Polly use their vocal harmony and a cornucopia of acoustic instruments to delight kids and parents alike. Children’s Book World, 10580½ Pico Blvd., West L.A. Free. All ages. (310) 559-2665;

Quartermania, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bid on items donated by local businesses for this Westchester Elks Lodge tradition and fundraiser that’s a cross between an auction and a raffle. Each purchased paddle ($5) allows you to bid quarters on items for a chance to win! $20. Westchester Elks Lodge, 8025 W. Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey. (310) 821-3005

“Bear Says Thanks” Storytime,
11 a.m. Bear has come up with the perfect way to say thanks — a nice big dinner. There’s just one problem: Bear’s cupboards are bare. This charming book brings to life the celebration of family and friendship. Activities follow the reading. Barnes & Noble, 13400 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 306-3213;

Fundamentals of Afro-Cuban Dance with Kati Hernandez, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Newbies learn the rhythms of Afro-Cuban dance or more experienced dancers polish up your moves with Cuban native Kati Hernandez and live music accompaniment. Camera Obscura Art Lab, 1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. $15.

SoulfulofNoise Venice Beach, noon to 4 p.m. Established by Lynisha Oni Hyche to spread the euphoria of great music, this diverse live music experience brings the best independent artists in Southern California to the beach for a day of good music and good vibes. Venice Beach Boardwalk, Venice. Free.

Music by the Sea, 1 to 4 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a blues and zydeco concert by Jimbo Ross & The Bodacious Blues Band. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900;

“Homelessness in Our Community: An Exploration of Challenges and Solutions,” 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica hosts a public discussion addressing challenges of and solutions to homelessness in the community. The People Concern / OPCC Executive Director John Maceri is
the keynote speaker. Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 452-1116

Maria Callas: Life and Art, 2 p.m. Dr. Marcela Pan gives a multimedia talk on legendary opera diva Maria Callas. Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8600;

Pacific Swingline Concert, 2 p.m. Five-member acapella group Pacific Swingline bring their swing and jazz to El Segundo with the best vocal literature of the1920s, ’30s, ’40s and ’50s. El Segundo Public Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. (310) 524-2728

Open Mic for Musicians, 2 p.m. Hang out with musicians, jam on stage and crack a cold one. Open to all. First come, first play. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 396-9010;

Venice Beach Stouts-N-Staches Brew Crawl, 2 to 8 p.m. In celebration of Movember and to raise awareness for men’s health issues, this block party takes over the restaurants and bars in Windward Circle. Enjoy food and craft beer specials, live music, tastings, complimentary beard and stache trims, men’s health screenings and enter your mustache to win “Best in MO.” Official after party at the Townhouse. Event commences at Surfside, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. $12 to $25;

’90s Bar Crawl Santa Monica, 2 to 10 p.m. Relive the glory days of the ’90s, L.A. Gears, slap bracelets, Furbies, Ninja Turtles, getting jiggy with it and drink specials at participating establishments. Participants must register by 5 p.m. to gain access to specials and signature cup. Location to be announced. $20 to $40.

“Slam” Screening, 5 to 9 p.m. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, “Slam” follows 16-year-old Samuele through the twists and turns of growing up as he spends his days skateboarding with his friends and nurturing an imaginary friendship with his hero, Tony Hawk. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $12.

Saturday Dinner Cruise, 7 p.m. With unforgettable views, deejay entertainment, dancing under the stars and a four-course dinner, this two and a half hour cruise is a romantic getaway. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $92.95; reservations required. (310) 301-9900;

“Love’s Passions and Potions,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The Verdi Chorus Fall Concert features operatic favorites from Verdi, Massenet, Donizetti and more performed by guest soloists: Jamie Chamberlin (soprano), Nathan Granner (tenor) and Ben Lowe (baritone). First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica, 1008 11th St., Santa Monica. $10 to $40.

Dogtown Allstar Jam, 7:30 to 11p.m. Groove to classic rock and vintage surf songs with this show featuring bands: Circle of Fifths, Subject to Change, Sage and Skeeters Pool Party performing with local musician Jeff Gillman. All drummers are invited to show up and play “Wipeout” on a communal drum. Bring your own sticks. Guitarists welcome to jam on “Crossroads.” Bring your own guitar. Venice Beach Bar, 323 Ocean Front Walk, Venice. No cover. (310) 392-3997;

Katalyst Collective, 8 p.m. Inglewood-based future funk, soul and jazz band Katalyst Collective brings their beats to the Del Monte Speakeasy, followed by DJ Shiva spinning soul, funk, hip-hop, electronic and dance music. DJ Doomz spins at 10 p.m. upstairs. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No
cover. (310) 392-4040;

Kinky Friedman in Concert, 8 and 10 p.m. With a cigar and black cowboy hat, singer-songwriter Kinky Friedman brings his badass, outlaw country style to McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $35. (310) 828-4497;
Downtown Funk You Up!, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Featuring St. Louis-style rhythm and blues hotter than St. Louis BBQ, Larry “Fuzzy” Knight and the 11-piece Blowin’ Smoke Rhythm & Blues band perform music to make you get up and dance along with the Fabulous Smokettes. Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $10. (310) 395-1676;


Sunday, Nov. 19
Aqua Aerobics, 8:15 and 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Build strength and endurance during the early shallow-water workout or the later deep-water workout at the Santa Monica Swim Center, 2225 16th St., Santa Monica. $2.75 to $11. (310) 458-8700;

“Nazism in the U.S.: Learning from the Past and Facing the Present,”10 a.m. Dr. Beth Ribet speaks about the history of Nazism in the U.S., its relationship to national white supremacy, current implications, and opportunities to mobilize and respond. Westside Neighborhood School, 5401 Beethoven St., Del Rey. Free. (310) 493-8114;

Music at the Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Playing everything from Latin jazz to classic blues, Del Rey Community Jazz Band performs at the Santa Monica Farmers Market, 2640 Main St., Santa Monica.

Sunday Morning Meditation, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Learn how to develop inner peace with this introductory meditation class.
Euclid Park Meeting Room, 1525 Euclid St., Santa Monica. $12 donation. (323) 486-7074;

KJazz Champagne and Brunch Cruise, noon to 2 p.m. Jazz lovers can enjoy this two-hour harbor cruise with live music, free-flowing champagne and sparkling cider and brunch buffet. Boarding begins at 11:30 a.m. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $68.95; reservations required. (310) 301-9900;

Music by the Sea, 1 to 4 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a blues and funk concert by Floyd & The Fly Boys. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900;

Music and Comedy at UnUrban, 1 to 7 p.m. Performances by Almost Vaudeville (1 to 4 p.m.) and Mews Small and Company (4 to 6 p.m.) precede the Screenwriting Tribe workshop Meetup group at UnUrban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 315-0056;

Soul Jam: Harvest, 2 to 7 p.m. This backyard pop-up dinner and concert creates an intimate cultural experience featuring local music, henna tattooing and live painting. Bring a chair or blanket. Mar Vista. $10 suggested donation.

An Afternoon at the Opera, 3 p.m. Featuring the music of Donizetti, Gounod, Masagni, Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, J. Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Wagner and Offenbach, The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra’s program of operatic overtures
and arias is sure to get the audience dancing in the aisles. Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City. $20. (310) 259-9604;

Night of Writing Glamorously, 4 to 10 p.m. Calling all NaNoWriMo participants to join in this fun, productive night of writing. Wear your pjs, enjoy some eats and increase that word count. Special guest CB Lee discusses how she got her NaNo novel published. Bareburger, 2732 Main St., Santa Monica.

Movies and Mayhem, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Come out for this night of double features and music. Filmchilla screens “Sleep Away Camp” and the Venice-based action thriller “Misirlou” followed by live music by Sharkeater, Jonathan Tiersten and Liquorbox. The Rose Room, 6 Rose Ave., Venice. $20.

PRT’s Sunday Concert Series: Adam Turney, 7 p.m. The weekly concert series at Pacific Resident Theatre continues with this young singer performing pop, R&B, jazz and musical theater. Pacific Resident Theatre, 705 Venice Blvd., Venice. $20 to $30. (310) 822-8392;


Monday, Nov. 20
Meditation & Self-Inquiry, 4:30 p.m. Meditation and discussion to help participants reconnect with the depth of their own presence and rediscover the joy and ease of simple being. Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 821-1769;

Salsa Night, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. World champion dance instructor Cristian Oviedo leads a beginner salsa class from 8 to 9 p.m. and a beginner bachata lesson from 9 to 10 p.m. followed by live music and social dancing until 2 a.m. West End, 1301 5th St., Santa Monica. $12. 21+. (310) 451-2221;


Tuesday, Nov. 21
Chess Club, 4 p.m. Learn strategies and skills with your friends and neighbors. All levels and ages welcome. Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 821-1769;

Sierra Club Airport Marina Group, 6:30 p.m. The Sierra Club hosts this discussion on the latest news on the Ballona Wetlands preservation, lessons learned from the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve hearing and comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report. Burton Chace Park Community Room, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 437-3523

Civil War Roundtable, 7 p.m. Master of Military and Civil War History Linda Clarke discusses The H.L.
Hunley, the first submarine to sink a warship. 4330 Glencoe Ave., Marina del Rey. RSVP to Frank Mitchell at;

Mindful Meditation, 7 p.m. UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center graduate Henry Schipper guides a session that will refresh the senses. Open to all. Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 821-1769;

Sofar Sounds: Venice, 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. A carefully curated set of live music, kept secret until showtime, at a secret location in Venice. Get instructions at

Tuesday Night Jazz, 9:15 p.m. Every Tuesday night The Julian Coryell Trio hard grooves for two sets of organ trio jazz at TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 396-9010;


Wednesday, Nov. 22
Venice Neighborhood Council Neighborhood Committee, 7:30 a.m. The committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Bank of Venice, 80 Windward Ave., Venice.

Los Angeles County Beach Commission, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A 20-member body appointed by the Board of Supervisors that reviews Department of Beaches and Harbors’ policies, contracts and capital projects, the committee meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at the Burton Chace Park Community Room, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Maria Wong (310) 821-5245;

Westchester Life Story Writing Group, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This memoir-writing group meets Wednesdays at the YMCA Annex, 8020 Alverstone Ave., Westchester. $10 donation per semester. (310) 397-3967

Toastmasters Speakers by the Sea Club, 11 a.m. to noon. In this workshop to develop better presentation skills, Toastmasters present the fundamentals of public speaking in the relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere of a Toastmasters meeting. Pregerson Technical Facility, 12000 Vista del Mar, Conference Room 230A, Playa del Rey. (424) 625-3131;

Yoga for Adults, 12:30 p.m. Bring a mat and get ready to breathe, stretch and relax. Open to all levels. Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 821-1769;

Unkle Monkey Show, 6 to 9 p.m. Local favorites perform acoustic music and comedy each Wednesday in the Tiki Bar with special guest appearances including an Elvis impersonator. The Warehouse Restaurant, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. No cover. (310) 823-5451;

Del Rey Neighborhood Council Community Service/Health & Wellness Committee, 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. The committee meets at the MOA Wellness Center, 4533 S. Centinela Ave., Del Rey.

Grand View Market Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. Each Wednesday night, anyone can sign up to do a four-minute comedy set or perform two songs. Grand View Market, 12210 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 390-7800

Pop Quiz Team Trivia, 8 p.m. Each Wednesday, take part in a friendly game of trivia while enjoying a burger and any of 20 beers on tap. Tompkins Square Bar & Grill, 8522 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. No cover. (310) 670-1212;

Venice Underground Comedy and Bootleg Bombshells Burlesque, 9 and 11 p.m. Start the night with some of L.A.’s best comics, and finish it with a burlesque show featuring Bootleg Bombshells. The Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040;

TRiPTease, 10 p.m. See a different show each week featuring burlesque dancers from all over Los Angeles, singers, comedians, magicians and more. Live music begins at 8:30 p.m. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $5. (310) 396-9010;

Thursday, Nov. 23
Thanksgiving Special Black Gold, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Move your body to dance classics, modern soul and deep garage at this party hosted by Fusicology, including special guest DJ Kaleem and resident deejays Aaron Paar and Al Jackson. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. Free. (310) 392-4040;


Galleries & Museums
“Saint John’s Health Center: 75 Years of Healing, Discovery and Service to the Community,” opening reception 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17. In recognition of Providence Saint John’s 75th anniversary, this exhibit details the health center’s founding and development with unique artifacts and photographs from the Center’s archives. Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 7th St., Santa Monica. (310) 395-2290;

“Getting into Paper,” opening reception 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. New Venice art gallery Square Rhino Projects showcases lyrical and upbeat abstract paintings by Lincoln Heights artist and professional printmaker Jalal Poehlman. 1510 Pacific Ave., Venice. (310) 593-4382; RSVP to

“Rite of Spring,” opening reception 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19. Santa Monica artist Harrison Love exhibits his art inspired by Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase.” The Upper West, 3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 586-1111

“You’re Kidding,” through Nov. 30. Exploring the role of humor in art, the El Segundo Art Association presents its fall 2017 show. El Segundo Public Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. (310) 524-2728;

“Carolyn Castaño: A Female Topography 2001-2017,” through Dec. 10. Drawing inspiration from Castaño’s bi-cultural identity, her exhibit mixes styles from L.A. street culture with the formalism of early 19th century botanical drawings, featuring more than 40 artworks highlighting the artist’s ongoing exploration of identity, gender and social conditions facing women. LMU’s Laband Art Gallery, 1 LMU Drive, Westchester. (310) 338-2700;

“Not Right Now,” through Dec. 17. Elias Hansen presents a series of new sculptures tailored to the bungalow space and created from wooden shelving, hand-blown glass, electrical fixtures and found objects. Hansen’s work blurs perception of accidental and orchestrated visual harmonies. The show’s centerpiece is a large spidery chandelier from which hang a mismatched assortment of beakers and bulbs, some of which emit colorful light. team (bungalow), 306 Windward Ave., Venice. (310) 339-1945;

“The Gottlieb Native Garden: A Closer Look” and “Designed Environment,” through Dec. 23. Photographer Scott Logan presents his macrophotography providing an in-depth look at insects and plants native to the Los Angeles area. Group photography exhibit “Designed Environment” explores apophenia, the human tendency to perceive and assign meaning to patterns in our environment. The G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. $10. (310) 452-2842;

“Duality,” through Jan. 7. Amabelle Aguiluz unravels existing clothing and re-knits them into fiber sculptures and installations, exploring the concepts of light vs. dark and creation vs. destruction. Branch Gallery, 1031 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood. (310) 395-3880;