All About Santa, a musical about the adventures of Santa Claus, Sat. and Sun. 12:30pm and 3pm, through December 17, $10.50 children, $12.50 adults, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x2.
Bear Attack Summer, comedy show by the 25th Century Heroes, Sundays through December 10, 8pm, $8, Westside Eclectic Theatre, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850.
Best/Worst, a play by Patricia Cotter, through December 9, $22, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 310.823.0710.
Cinderella returns as an autumn twilight show, through December 15, 6pm, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x2.
Drums In The Night, Bertolt Brecht’s anti-war play, presented by the Actor’s Gang, $25, Thu-Sat. 8pm/Sun 2pm, through January 27, The Actor’s Gang, Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., CC, 310.838.GANG.
Enchanted Lunchtime Theatre, a 90-minute theatre experience for kids 3-5 and their parents, presented by the Santa Monica Playhouse Early Education Program, 11:30am-1pm, Wednesdays through December 20, 310.394.9779 x2.
Inside Private Lives, the private lives of celebrities, Sundays 7:30pm, $15, through December 3, Theatre East at the Lex, 6760 Lexington Ave., Hollywood, www.theatreeast.com. No performance on November 26.
No Shame Theatre features five-minute comedy skits created just before showtime, Fridays through December 8, $5, 11pm, The Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., 866.OFF.MAIN x10.
The Ransom Of Red Chief, O. Henry’s wacky story of a bratty kid, presented in a modern adaptation by West of Broadway and Reading is Fundamental, 3pm, $15, Saturdays through December 16, Promenade Playhouse, 1404 Third Street Promenade, 310.656.8070.
The Victorian Hotel, a new scary comedy by Angus Oblong, Friday 8pm/Saturday 2pm and 8pm, through December 2, The Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., 866.OFF.MAIN.
PICAS Singles presents “Mystery Night” with dinner in Playa Del Rey and other surprises, 7pm, members $7, guests $10, must RSVP, 310.827.1441.
The Play’s The Thing presents John Steinbeck’s The Grapes Of Wrath, with Shirley Knight, Jeffrey Donovan and Frances Guinan, 10pm-midnight, KPCC-FM, 89.3.
Help Decorate The Church For The Holidays, noon, Church In Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.
A Night With The Holy Barbarians, a play about the Venice Beats by Grace Godlin, 7pm, $10, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sibylle Tschopp, Swiss violinist, makes her American Youth Symphony debut, 7pm, free, Royce Hall, UCLA campus, 310.451.3400.
Debbie Betts, A Passion For Cycling; Anne Ramis Montage This; Sally Jacobs, Fresh From the Market: Contemporary Botanicals, opening reception 5-8pm, through December 23, TAG Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.
PICAS Singles holds a singles dinner, 7pm, Truxton’s American Bistro, 8611 Truxton Ave., Westchester, RSVP, 310.827.1441.
Help Clean The Beach with REI Santa Monica, 10am-noon, north side of Santa Monica Pier, tools, water and snacks provided, under 18 must sign waiver in advance, 310.458.4370.
“Thanks for Giving: An Evening of Gratitude and Appreciation for Progressive Activists,” post-holiday gathering of the Activist Support Circle, 7pm, Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St., 310.399.1000.
Comedy For A Cause, comedy show with Emily Levine, proceeds to benefit victims of the Darfur genocide, $36 general, $54 reserved, 7pm, Temple Isaiah, 10345 W. Pico Blvd., WLA, 310.277.2772.
Life/Dance/Photography, talk and exhibit with dance instructor Rose Eichenbaum, 11:15am, free, Gym 102, SMC Main Campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4856.
George Harrison Memorial Candlelight Ceremony, with Jerry Peace Activist Rubin and special guests, poetry and music, 6pm, Capitol Records Building, 1750 N. Vine St., Hollywood, 310.399.1000.
1/8 of a Second: Slow Speed in the Fast Lane, exhibit of photographs by Terence Ford, opening reception 5-8pm, through January 24, Deborah Page Gallery, 1028 Montana Ave., 310.458.4400 or www.deborahpagegallery.com.
UCLA Extension Architecture and Interior Design Program Open House, 7-8:30pm, free, UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center, Room 204, 10920 Lindbrook Dr., WW, RSVP, 310.206.2879.