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October 6

 Cinderella returns as an autumn twilight show, through December 15, 6pm, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x2.

 Edgy Laughs with Third Street Comedy, featuring Peter Tudosio, Jeffrey Steele, Martha Marion, Scott Channon, Dawan Owens and Russell Bell, 8pm, $12 at door, Promenade Playhouse, 1404 Third Street Promenade, 310.656.8070.

 Wet and Wild Mars, 8pm, preceded by “The Night Sky Show” at 7pm, $5, Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Blvd., lecture in Science Lecture Hall 140, Sky Show in Drescher Hall, 310.434.3000.

 Women Empowering Women, an evening of mini facials, manicures, pedicures, massages and more, money raised will go to a women’s shelter, 6-9:30pm, $95, Centre for Life, 13323 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 202, LA, 310.279.5010.

 October 7

 AARP’s 55-Alive/Mature Driving Program, a DMV-approved course designed for ages 50-above, 9am-5pm, $10, Community Room, Crestwood Hills Park, 1000 Hanley Ave., Brentwood, 310.472.5233.

 Blue Moments, installation and dance performance, 8pm, $18/$15 students, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 310.584.7727.

 Celebration in honor of the Free Venice Beachhead’s 300th issue, with music and readings by Beachhead writers, donation, 7pm, Peace and Freedom Center, 1720 Main St., Venice, 310.396.0811.

 Malibu Pie Festival, sponsored by Malibu Methodist Church, features pie tasting, pie-eating contests, bobbing for apples and testing the Yo Baby practice surfboard, 11am-3pm, Malibu Cross Creek Center, 3835 Cross Creek Road, Malibu.

Ride on the Fillmore and Western “Pumpkinliner” to a Halloween adventure, including a carousel, bouncy house and other children’s activities, Saturday and Sunday departures rain or shine from 10am-2:20pm, adults $15, children 4-12, $8, infants-3 $6, 800.773.8724.

Gala in honor of director Robert Altman, including presentation of the “Malibu Courage Award” to Altman, 7-11pm, Kashan Castle (guests will park at Pepperdine University and be shuttled to the castle), www.MCOF.org.

 The Good, The Bad and The Objectionable, mixed media show curated by Chris Rohloff, through November 16, opening reception 7-11pm, Universal Art Gallery, 2001 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.302.1809.

 Los Angeles Area Veterans Artists’ Alliance (LAAVAA) presents an exhibit of photography by and of veterans, through November 11, Post 2 Veteran’s Hall, 10858 Culver Blvd., CC, 310.559.2116.

 NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) 5K Walkathon, registration 8am, walk starts 10am, Third Street Promenade, 213.251.6557.

 The Play’s The Thing, LA Theatre Work’s radio play series presents The Foreigner by Larry Shue, starring Paxton Whitehead, Joey Slotnick, Dina Waters and Kate Williamson, 10pm-midnight, KPPC-FM, 89.3.

 Church in Ocean Park’s rummage sale featuring furniture, clothing, toys and more, 8am-3pm, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.

 Stories To Sustain the Planet, storytelling by Katy Rydell, ages 3 and up, 2pm, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.

 October 8

 Dining Before the Symphony, a Mozart birthday bash with cocktails and entertainment by guitarist Michael Cladis, 4:30pm, dinner 5pm, dessert and raffle 5:45pm, lecture by Raymond Knapf 6:30pm, Le Merigot Hotel and Spa, 1740 Ocean Ave., 310.395.6330.

 Great Tastes In Brentwood comes to San Vicente Blvd. for another year, with food tastings, live music, children’s activities and an auction, free (tastes $2-$6), 12-5pm, outdoors on San Vicente Blvd. between Darlington and Brigham, 310.442.1384.

 10th Anniversary Pier Del Sol Benefit for the Special Olympics, with food tastings from more than 35 restaurants, 10am-2pm, Santa Monica Pier, 213.480.3232.

 Sail the Seven Seas at Sony, a day-long event for the family with games, arts and crafts and food, benefiting the Westside Children’s Center, tickets $90 for adults, $60 for children,11am-3pm, Sony Pictures Studios, 310.390.0551.

 Tribute to Woody Guthrie, a day-long hootenanny with square dancing, face-painting and performances of Aesop’s Fables by Creative Playground and Theatricum’s The Woody Show, 12-4pm, $15 adults, $7 kids, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.

 Oct. 9

 25th Annual John Lennon Remembrance, with a birthday cake, guest speakers and music, hosted by Peace Activist Jerry Rubin, with a special salute to Breakfast with the Beatles host Chris Carter, free, 6pm, in front of the Capitol Records Tower Building, 310.399.1000.

 Loose Change, 2nd Edition, documentary about 9/11 by Dylan Avery, will be screened at Documental film series, movie at 6pm, in-person appearance by Avery at 7pm, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.315.0056.

 Seven Days in May, 1964 film about a military plot to take over the U.S. government, will be screened as part of SMC’s Political Film Series, 6:30pm, free, Room 16, SMC Math Complex, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4588.

 October 10

 Writer-actress Jamie Lee Curtis will read from and sign her new book Is There Really A Human Race?, 10:30-11:30am, Children’s Book World, 10580 1/2 Pico Blvd., WLA, 310.559.BOOK.

 Public Faces/Private Spaces: Recent Acquisitions, exhibit of four American photographers, Donald Blumberg, Anthony Hernandez, Mary Ellen Mark, Bill Owens, through February 4, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.

 October 11-15

 LA Theatre Works presents Work Song: Three Views of Frank Lloyd Wright, starring Gregory Itzin, Amy Brenneman and Anna Gunn.  Show will be taped for radio broadcast, weeknights 8pm; Saturday 3pm; Sunday 4pm, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., 310.827.0889.

 October 11

 Environmental Lecture Series at SMC continues with “The Case for Electric Vehicles,” 6:30pm, Room 123, SMC Bundy Campus, 3171 S. Bundy Dr., 310.434.4743.

 Architects’ Forum, hosted by TV Authority, Santa Monica Showroom, free, 6:30pm, 408 Broadway, 213.639.0777.

 October 12

 African Dance and its Diaspora, dance workshop with Anna Beatrice Scott, free, 11:15am, Gym 102, Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4856.

 Author Amy Uyematsu will read from her poetry collection Stone Bow Prayer, 11:15am, Art 214, Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Blvd, 310.434.4303.

Nighttime Tricks To Find Treats, Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority campfire program with stories, songs and marshmallows, bring a blanket and jacket, 6:30pm, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.1395 x106 or LAMountains.com, $5 parking fee. No reservations required.

 The Moth Story Tour, a storytelling show with Jonathan Ames, Andy Borowitz and others to be announced, 8pm, Royce Hall, UCLA, 310.825.4401.

 “The Other Hollywood: Modernist Architecture and the Los Angeles Film Community,” a slide lecture about Hollywood architects and their projects for members of the film community, 4pm, free, Charles E. Young Research Library Presentation Room, UCLA, 310.825.6925.

 Mark Your Calendar

 October 15Jammin’ in the Canyon with Don Cheadle and The English Beat, Canyon Charter School.

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