The Duke Ellington Society will feature the Tom Talbert Jazz Orchestra, films and special events at the four-day International Ellington Conference opening Thursday at the Pacific Hotel, 6161 W. Centinela Ave., Culver City. For times, prices and information call (213) 649-1776.
Santa Monica College will sponsor Pacific Rim Invitational Table Tennis Tournament, featuring world-ranked players and amateurs, beginning Friday and running through June 16. Admission is free. There's a $5 registration fee for players, $2.50 for juniors. For times and information call (213) 452-9315
Beyond Baroque will screen Andy Warhol's "Four Stars" and Greg Barrios' "Boys of New York" at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Admission is $12. For information call (213) 822-3006.