Bennett Guitar Silent Auction to benefit the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund, Wild About Music Art & Gift Gallery, 1450 2nd Street, just Off the Promenade, 310.899.3114.
Death of a Salesman, Pacific Resident Theatre, through July 23, $18, 703 Venice Blvd., 310.822.8392.
Twelfth Night, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, through September 30, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., 310.455.3723 or www.theatricum.com.
You Never Can Tell, a play by George Bernard Shaw, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., 310.455.3723 or www.theatricum.com.
Down the Road, Lee Blessing’s play exploring the mind of a serial killer, The Promenade Playhouse, 1404 Third Street Promenade, $15 310.656.8070, x17.
Fowler OutSpoken Lecture: Bodies of Light, by Bill Viola, Fowler Museum of Cultural History, UCLA, 7pm, free, 310.825.4361.
In That Little Town: Stories from a Polish Shtetl, Shabbat dinner followed by a short film about the pre-Holocaust life of Nathan Steinman, The Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., 310.552.2007.
Flavored Balsamics Tasting, for the community, Whole Foods Market, Brentwood, 11737 San Vicente Blvd., 3-6pm, 310.826.4433.
Summer Skin, A Celebration of the Photographic Nude at the Height of Summer, Stephen Cohen Gallery, 7358 Beverly Blvd., through August 26, 323.937.5525.
Sunset Yoga Series, bring your mat and salute the sun as it slips behind the Santa Monica Mountains, Fowler Museum Terrace, UCLA Campus, through July, 310.825.4361.
Transforming Energy, a one-hour documentary on those who are working to solve the energy crisis, The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., $5 donation, 7pm, 310.823.0710.
Why We Fight, Grand Jury prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, 7:45pm,Yoga Desa, 210 Topanga Canyon Blvd., 310.455-9389.
Adoption Information Session, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 1450, from 9:30am-2pm, 800.571.2913.
The Play’s the Thing, Pulitzer Prize-winning Crimes of the Heart, 10pm-midnight, 89.3 KPCC.
Ride the Rails with Woody Guthrie and Lefty Lou, on Fillmore & Western Railway, departing at noon. A Hobo Sack Lunch will be served consisting of a sandwich, apple, chips and soda, $44 for adults, $24 for children, limited seating, 800.524.2546.
Summer 2006, new paintings that capture the magic of life at the beach, by Kathleen Keifer, Malibu Country Mart, 23410 Civic Center Way, Malibu, through September 3, 310.456.2226.
Watermark, a group exhibition exploring themes of home and displacement, curated by a. diamos, Arena 1, a Project of Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave., through August 19, 310.397.7456.
July 8 & 9
Nike Joga3 Futsal Western Regional Finals and National Championship at Venice Beach, youth soccer teams, 9am-6:30pm, 1800 Oceanfront Walk, at the basketball courts. Video games, live entertainment and TV’s to view the World Cup will also be on hand. Western Regional Finals on Saturday, National Championship on Sunday, final games held at 2pm both days.
Produce Tasting Weekend, for the community, Whole Foods Market Brentwood, 11737 San Vicente Blvd., 12-3pm, 310.826.4433.
Engaging One Another Around Controversial Issues, how to do it with respect, honesty and love, as part of the summer school seminars, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St., 310.393.8258.
Junior Blind of America hosts the 11th Annual Camp Bloomfield Summer Games. Children ages 5-12 who are blind or visually impaired team with sighted children from local school districts and compete in a variety of athletic events – track and field, archery and aquatics. Free. Shuttles and free parking are available along Mulholland Highway, 9am-3pm, 35375 Mulholland Hwy., 323.295.4555 x225 or [email protected]
Doug Kerr, “Edge City,” sculpture, through August 5, opening reception 7-9pm, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., Studio 21, 310.397.7493.
“All in the Family,” two generations of artists from four families: Laddie John Dill and daughter Ariel; Ed Ruscha and son Eddie; Ed Moses and son Andy; Norman Zammitt and son Eric, opening reception July 15, 5-8pm, show runs through September 2, George Billis Gallery, 2716 S. La Cienega Blvd., CC, 310.838.3685.
Comical Claws & Paws, for ages 3-7, 2:30 and 3:30pm, The Ocean Park Library, 2601 Main Street, 310.392.3804.
Writer/director Oliver Stone presents Costa-Gavras’ Z, as part of the AFI/Skirball Cultural Center continuing series Cinema’s Legacy: How Great Filmmakers Inspire Great Filmmakers, 7:30pm, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., 310.440.4500, www.skirball.org.
The Big Buy: Tom DeLay’s Stolen Congress, Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., 7:30pm, 310.552.2007.
Run for Your Life, new dance theater piece, through July 15, Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., $20/$15 for students, 310.315.1459.
Summer Sing-Alongs, First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica, 1008 11th St., 310.393.8258.