Clifton Bieundurry, Australian native artist, opening reception 6:30-9:30pm, through July 13, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.
Choosing a First Telescope, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5/$9 for both, John Drescher Planetarium, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4223.
First Fridays on Abbot Kinney, shops open late, 6-10pm, through November, Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.392.2525.
SMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble, 8pm, $10, SMC Concert Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Cathleen Crone, The Immortalization of the Rock Store, benefit for Multiple Sclerosis, 6-9pm, free, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.
Artists For The Arts Benefit with Jackson Browne, David Crosby and Venice, 8pm, $100, Barnum Hall Theater, Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., smmef.org.
Ballona Bicycle Nature Ride, 2:15-4:30pm, free, meet at Daniel’s Bicycles, Fisherman’s Village, MDR, 310.821.9045.
Bear Fest Fundraiser, 11am-4pm, free, 50 cent rides, Beethoven Elementary School, 3711 Beethoven St., LA, 310.925.1151.
California Romantica, tour of the estate of Mexican opera star and film idol Jose Mojica, presented by the Santa Monica Conservancy, 2:30-5pm, $25-$35, 310.396.4136.
6th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball, fundraiser for Chrysalis, honorees include TV producer Darren Star, 6pm, $1,000, private location, 310.401.9393.
Diamonds in the Rough, a story of Ugandan hip-hop, documentary by Brett Mazurek, 2:30pm, free, Cinema Z, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.440.4500.
Robert Gilmour, opening reception 6-9pm, through June 30, Blue Seven Gallery, 3129 Pico Blvd., 310.449.1444.
John Humble presents his photographs, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Westside Greens monthly meeting, 10:30am, free, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., gpus.org.
Group Show, photography and experimental work, through June 30, opening reception June 9, 5-7pm, Venice Arts Gallery, 1809 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.822.8533.
Homebound, collages by Sunny Scarlett, opening reception 5-7pm, through July 7, Tarryn Teresa Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.4752.
How to Purchase REO Foreclosure Properties, workshop, 10am, free, Masonic Lodge, 1720 Broadway, RSVP, 805.300.0109.
Jazz Funk Fest, 7pm, free, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.
Malibu Art Association Group Juried Art Show and scholarship fundraiser/art show for Malibu High School, opening reception 6-9pm, $20, through June 29, Hamilton and Tracy Park Gallery, 1431 Ocean Ave., 310.457.3855.
Mar Vista Library Book Sale, hundred of hardbacks, $1 each, 10am-2pm, free, Mar Vista Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., MV, 310.390.3454.
National Trails Day, volunteer to help with trail service, 8:30am-3pm, free, Circle X Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains, presented by REI of Santa Monica, 310.458.4370 x207.
Marcelo Pombo, opening reception 6-8pm, through July 7, Christopher Grimes Gallery, 916 Colorado Ave., 310.587.3373.
Cynthia Rowland leads an anti-aging workshop to benefit the Something mAAgic Foundation, 1-4pm, $50, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5985 W. Century Blvd., LA, 949.852.5334.
18th Annual Samohi All-Class Picnic, buy refreshments or bring your own, meet alumni, 11am-2pm, free, quad area, Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., 310.396.7027.
Season Finale: We Are All Mortal, concert at a private home in Brentwood, 4pm, $55, presented by Pacific Serenades, tickets, 213.534.3434. Also June 5 at UCLA Faculty Center, 405 N. Hilgard Ave., WW.
Synapse Dance Theatre, Renegade Dance, 3pm and 8pm, $12-$15, SMC Pavilion, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Women Artists of Southern California, opening reception 6-9pm, through June 30, poetry reading and performance June 16, 7-9pm, Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.4678.
Art for CLARE, auction with displays by CLARE art therapy clients, also music and food from gourmet restaurants, 2-5pm, $25, Bergamot Station, 310.314.6212.
Art Show on the Village Green, presented by the Pacific Palisades Art Association, 10am-4pm, free, Sunset Blvd. at Swarthmore Ave., PP, information at [email protected]
Ballona Nature Walk, with Roy van de Hoek, 2-4:30pm, free, meet at Del Rey Lagoon north of Culver Blvd., PDR, 310.821.9045.
The Eyes of Bones, by Velina Hasu Houston, play reading, 11am, free, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga , 310.455.3723.
Family Festival, music, workshops, 10am-6pm, free, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7300.
Family Fun Day with storytelling, “Ferdinand the Bull,” 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Pacific Palisades Home Tour, self-guided tours, presented by AIA, 11am-4pm, $65-$75, tickets 213.639.0777.
SMC Concert Band, 4pm, $10, SMC Concert Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Samohi Jazz Band Fundraiser, with jazz pianist George Kahn, 3-6pm, $13-$25, Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., CC. 310.271.9039.
Strike Three Ball Four, a show of excerpts from Broadway musicals, 8pm, $10, SMC Theatre Arts Main Stage, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Third Annual Strut Your Mutt Dog Walk, 10am, followed by Summer Super Adoption Festival, 11am-4pm, free, Westchester Park, Westchester, strutyourmutt.com.
Tango Mass (Misa Tango), 7:30pm, $10-$15, SMC Concert Chorale, First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica, 1008 11th St., 310.393.8258.
The Tempest, 4pm Sundays through September 30, $8-$25, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Venice Art Walls Paint-Out, artists and volunteers will repaint walls of the Art Park, 10am-7pm, free, 310.535.7729.
What a Pair 5, benefit for St. John’s Health Center’s John Wayne Cancer Institute, 7:30pm, $75-$250, Orpheum Theatre, 842 S. Broadway, LA, 310.315.6111.
Healing Ourselves Through Writing, one-evening workshop with Rachel Ballon, 7:30-9:30pm, $10-$15, pre-registration required, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., [email protected]
SolarCity Community Meeting, 7:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 888.sol.city.
White is the theme of SPARK’s storytelling series, 7:30pm, $10, Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., 866.off.main x5.
Manet’s “A Bar at the Folies-Bergere” and Defining Modernity: European Drawings 1800-1900, through September 9, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7305.
Andy Summers: I’ll Be Watching You, photos by Andy Summers of the Police, through July 13, reception June 22, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.
Learn to Save Your Pet’s Life, an introduction to pet first-aid and CPR, 7pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.
Real Estate Seminar, with Lewis and Mahoney of Nourmand and Associates Realtors and Philip Tirone of United Pacific Mortgage, 6:30-8pm, free, 11828 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.300.3369.
Five Corners, 7pm, and Islander, 9pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.
Gallery Talk, featuring artists from the “Summer Fantasy” show, 5pm, SMC Emeritus College Art Gallery, 1227 2nd St., 310.434.4306.
Public Art Law, From Bronze Sculptures to Murals, seminar on legal and artistic issues of public art projects, with attorney Louis E. Greenwald, Foundry owner Sandy Decker and artist Emily Winters, 7-8:30pm, free, SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.998.5590.
Mark Your Calendar
SuperSMASH Carnival, June 9
Topanga Artist Studio Tour, June 9.
Topanga Blues Festival, June 16.
Main Street Summer Solstice, June 24.
Green Gems of Santa Monica Walking Tour, June 28-30.