A true musical treasure, trumpeter (and local jazz educator) Wadada Leo Smith continues his musical exploration with "NOTAWAY: Quest for Freedom," a melding of improvised dance and music inspired by Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." The piece follows last year's sprawling and transcendent collaboration with Southwest Chamber Music "Ten Freedom Summers," and this performance will feature a teaming of Smith's long-running Golden Quartet as well as Japanese Butoh dancer Oguri. Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice. Fri., 8 p.m., Sat. 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. $25. http://www.electriclodge.org.