The world is going mad. Let's keep our heads. Let's resist the urge to get into bed and pull the covers up high. Let's resist the urge to hide under the bed.
Maybe what we all need is a little comic opera. The Santa Monica Civic Opera will present Gioacchino Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" at John Adams Auditorium, 16th and Pearl streets, Santa Monica. Showtime is 2:15 p.m. today, and admission is $5. For information call (213) 395-9703.
Pray for peace. Dance for peace. Culver City High School is dedicating a dance concert to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., someone who knew a thing or two about rough times. It'll be held at Robert Frost Auditorium, 4401 Elenda St., at 7 p.m. Friday. Admission is $5 adults, $2 senior citizens and children. For information call (213) 839-4361.
Might be a good time for some sober reflection. Stop the War Film Committee will present "Hearts and Minds" and "Vietnam: The War at Home" at Cinema Cafe, 7160 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, at 7 p.m. Admission is $3. For information call (213) 839-4038.