Cocktails & Leach Fields, The Other Space, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., through May 7, 323.960.7846.
That May Well be True, a comedy by Jay Reiss, the Ruskin Group, 3000 Airport Dr. at Santa Monica Airport. Performances are 8pm Fridays and Saturdays and 5pm Sundays. Sundays are Pay-What-You-Can performances. Extended through May 21, 310.397.3244 or go to www.ruskingrouptheatre.com.
Friday, April 28
An Evening with Christy Mathewson, one man show based on the life story of the legendary Christy Mathewson, hall-of-fame pitcher for the New York Giants (1900-1916). Written and performed by veteran actor Eddie Frierson, also April 29, both nights 7:30pm. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779, x1.
I’m Gonna Kill the President! A Federal Offense, The Imagination Liberation Front, call 888.475.6181 for secret places, times and reservations. Through May 20
A Day Out with Thomas, children will be introduced to new friends at Fillmore & Western Railway’s annual event. One of Thomas the Tank Engine’s good friends, Percy, will be available for photo opportunities. Thomas will take the children on the train for a 25 minute ride. Through April 30, also May 5-7. Tickets available through ticketweb.com or by calling 866.468.7630.
Freedom Dances, an evening of dance and poetry, Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., also Saturday, 8:30pm, 310.315.1459.
The Los Angeles Antiques Show, lectures, antiques and more. Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Airport, April 28-30, opens 11am all days, 310.455.2886
Saturday, April 29
A Woman’s Place Is, opening reception of the exhibition at 5-8pm, Arena One Gallery, Santa Monica Airport, 3026 Airport Ave., Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-6pm, 310.397.7449.
Chef Kimmy Tang, owner of Michelia Restaurant, has been invited to demonstrate easy-to-make “nouvelle” Vietnamese food at Surfas Restaurant Supply, 8777 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 11:30am-1:00pm. Free.
LA Times Festival of Books, UCLA Campus, 400 authors and participants, 300 book sellers and exhibitors, 10am-6pm, 800-LATIMES, x7BOOK.
Wednesday, May 3
How to Operate Your Brain, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, free admission, seating is limited, 7pm, 310.306.7330.
Visions from a Dark Room, a group show and black & white photographs, Baby Blues Bar-B-Q, 444 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, through May 30, 310.399.4992.
Santa Monica Quilting Guild hosts multi-cultural African folklore embroidery lecture, 7pm, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.