Dinner to honor community volunteers for the Neighborhood Youth Association, 6:30pm cocktail reception and silent auction, 7:30pm dinner and awards presentation, Riviera Country Club, 1250 Capri Dr., PP., 310.664.8893.
Donna Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace), program with the Santa Monica High School Choirs and Chamber Orchestra, 7pm, $5-$10, Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd.
Moon Mythbusters, full moon hike, 7pm, free, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.1395.
The Night Sky Show, 7pm, followed by Saturn in the Eyepiece (Saturn program will be held indoors and outdoors), $5/$9 for both, John Drescher Planetarium, Drescher Hall, SMC Campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4223.
The Invisible Mexicans of Deer Canyon, film by John Carlos Frey, Q&A with director after film, 7:30pm, $5 donation, Café Bolivar, 1741 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.452.9681.
Oguri and Honeysuckle: Caddy! Caddy! Caddy! The William Faulkner Dance Project, performance based on Faulkner’s writing, presented by the Electric Lodge, 8:30pm Friday and Saturday/3pm Sunday, $16-$24, REDCAT, Walt Disney Concert Hall, 2nd and Hope streets, LA, 213.237.2800.
Ballona Bicycle Nature Ride, 2:15-4pm, free, meet at Daniel’s Bicycles in Fisherman’s Village, MDR, bring helmets, water, layered clothing, reservations 310.821.9045.
Chuck Staley, Photo Epiphany, opening reception 6-9pm, through April 14, Blue Seven Gallery, 3129 Pico Blvd., 310.449.1444.
The Crucible, opera by Robert Ward based on Arthur Miller’s play, 7:30pm, $10-$15, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Larry Cohen: California Incline; Bruce Everett: Fire Roads and Creek Beds, Douglas Hill; Poured in Place: 72 LA River Bridges, opening reception 4-6pm, through April 7, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.
Collage, by Bruce Meade, through March 30, Bergamot Café, Bergamot Station, 310.396.1542.
Drop off your used electronics at the CompUSA Store, 10am-3pm, CompUSA, 11441 Jefferson Blvd., CC., eas-e-waste.com.
Sheila Elias, Somewhere Anywhere, opening reception 6-9pm, through March 31, Farmani Gallery, 844 S. Robertson Blvd., LA, 310.657.5756.
Fire Riot in the Waiting Room, comedy sketch show presented as a fundraiser for Children’s Hospital, 9:30pm, Westside Eclectic, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850.
International Symposium on the Intraductal Approach to Breast Cancer with Dr. Susan Love, Sheraton Delfina Hotel, 530 Pico Blvd., 310.230.1712 x32.
Origenes, flamenco performance by Compania Flamenca Rina Orellana, 8pm, $26.50-$30, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.977.7332.
Shots for Tots and Teens, 12:30-2pm, Westside Family Health Center, 1711 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.2191.
Westside Greens meeting, 10:30am, UnUrban Café, 3301 Pico Blvd., gpus.org.
epOxyGreen 2007 Grand Opening, art exhibit and music, Saturday 7-11pm/Green Market opening with entertainment and kid’s and adult’s workshops, Sunday 10am-6pm, epOxyBox, 602 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.862.4242.
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys play Cajun music, 8pm Saturday/3pm Sunday, free with reservation, Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, PP, 310.440.7300.
Adam Bricusse: Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die, opening reception 6:30-9:30pm, through April 11, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.
Ballona Nature Walk, with Roy Van de Hoek, 2-4pm, free, meet at Del Rey Lagoon in Playa Del Rey, bring layered clothing, water, reservations 310.821.9045.
Purim in the Jungle party, with Megilah reading, jungle buffet and costume contest, hosted by Chabad Jewish Community Center of Pacific Palisades, 4pm, $10-$15, Temescal Gateway Park, Stewart Hall, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.7783.
Santa Monica CoHousing Meeting, noon-2pm, free, Palisades Park, north of Idaho Ave., meeting spot indicated by green blanket, SaMoCoHo.com.
Walk The Labyrinth, a walk through a maze that is an ancient meditation tool, 10:30am-noon and 2-4:30pm, free, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St., 310.393.8258.
Producer Ben Lyons speaks at the SMC Mary Pickford Entertainment Speakers Series, 7pm, free, Screening Room, Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.3777.
SPARK storytelling series continues with the theme “You Never Can Tell,” 7:30pm, $10, The Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., 866.OFF.MAIN.
Art, Anti-Art, Non-Art: Experimentation in the Public Sphere in Postwar Japan, through June 3, Getty Research Institute Exhibition Gallery, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.6473.
Backpacking 101, class, 7pm, free, REI of Santa Monica, 402 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.4370.
Billy Connolly Live!, 8pm, Tuesdays-Saturdays through March 24, The Brentwood Theatre, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., ticketmaster.com.
Expo Line Phase 2 Scoping Meeting, chance to learn about and sound off on plans for expansion of Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica, 6:30-8:30pm, free, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., information 213.922.3976.
Hama Sushi Film Night presents Never Been Done (The Jon Comer Story), 7pm, free, Hama Sushi, 213 Windward Ave., Venice, 310.396.8783.
Zoopsia: New Works By Tim Hawkinson, through September 9, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7300.
The Journey of Adolescence, a talk by Susan Stiffelman, MFT, 7pm, free, Malibu High School Library, 30215 Morningside Dr., Malibu, 310.589.7020.
Maintaining Bone Health, lecture on osteoporosis with Dr. Fred Singer, M.D. 10am-noon, free, Center For Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., 310.576.2550 x390.
Power and Control: LSD in the 60s, a documentary about the history of LSD, plus shorts, 8pm, music pre-show with The Backboners, 7pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.
Run the Meat, staged reading of humorous screenplay by Laura Black, 8pm, free, The Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., 323.860.6625.
Amy Arbus: On the Street, 1980-1990, opening reception 7-9pm, through April 21, Stephen Cohen Gallery, 7358 Beverly Blvd., LA, 323.937.5525.
Breaking Trail: a Climbing Life with Arlene Blum, lecture, 7pm, free, REI of Santa Monica, 402 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.4370.
Sugoi! (Cool!), bilingual English-Japanese performance by Santa Monica Playhouse’s American Cultural Youth Ambassadors’ Tour, 5:30pm, $5, (includes post-performance refreshments), Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x2.