Otis Graduates 2005, the students exhibit their work through August 25, Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Bergamot Station, 310.828.1133.
Catch the Fillmore Train ride, have lunch in the diner or sit in the fresh air observation car, three-hour roundtrip train ride, departs 12pm, Fillmore &Western Railway, 805.524.2546.
Youth volunteers from the American Red Cross of Santa Monica will be collecting old electronics – stereos, television sets, telephones, computers and more – in the parking lot of the Wild Oats Market, 500 Wilshire Blvd., 10am-2pm, 310.394.3773.
Joan Tanner on Tenderhooks, a walk-through with the artist followed by a reception, through September 23, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., 310.665.6905.
Blues by the Sea, celebrating Turning Point, recognizing Kathleen Rawson, the Junior League of Los Angeles and The Lobster restaurant, 12-3pm, Loew’s Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Ave.
The Death Penalty Issue, a talk moderated by Bill Schwabe, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St., 310.393.8258.
21st Annual Summer Benefit Musicale, Westwood Presbyterian Church, 5pm, 10822 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood, 310.474.4535.
The Henry Mancini Institute Launches 10th Annual Free Summer Music Festival, through August 12, featuring nine concerts and over 70 works for 15,000 attendees, Royce Hall, UCLA, 7 and 8pm, 888.HMI.1903 or www.manciniinstitute.org.
Circus Shrink, a live, surreal comedy, through August 26, The Venice Mootney Cabaret Theatre, 2508 S. Stoner Ave., WLA, 310.478.7379.
Janet Bothne’s Colorcopia Collection, The ArtHouse Gallery @ TVA, 416 Broadway, 323.572.1699.
Jerome Stumphauzer Art Show, featuring oil paintings and limited editions of Santa Monica, Venice and Hawaii, 10am-6pm, 456 Linnie Canal, Venice, 310.306.0988.
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, with scholar and curator Kathryn Selig Brown, 2pm, Fowler Museum of Cultural History, UCLA’s North Campus, 310.825.4361.
Songs of Peace, The choir from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Monica, under the direction of Steve Wight, will perform in conjunction with the Dalai Lama presentation, 4pm, free, Fowler Museum, UCLA’s North Campus, 310.403.8627.
Raise Your Voice, public forum with the Santa Monica Social Services Commission, 7-9pm, Thelma Terry building at Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave., 310.458.8688 or http://santa-monica.org/hsd/BandC/ssc.htm
Activist and actress Alexandra Paul will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Activist Support Circle, an emotional support group for progressive activists. 6:30 networking; Circle begins at 7pm, Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St., 310.399.1000 or www.activistsupportcircle.org.
Fornicationally Challenged, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779.