Open House for Project7ten, a LEED certified house, benefit for Healthy Child Healthy World, tours 10am-6pm Friday-Saturday/noon-6pm Sunday, $20, 710 Milwood Ave., Venice, project7ten.com. Also October 25-28.
Always But Not Forever, new play by Henry Jaglom, through December 4, 7:30 Fridays-Saturdays/2pm and 5:30pm Sundays, $20, 310.392.7327.
Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss, authors of Diary of a Fly, read from and sign their books, 10:30-11:30am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580 Pico Blvd., WLA, 310.559.book.
Cuba: A Lifetime of Passion, film by Glenn Gebhard, benefit for the Los Angeles Coalition in Solidarity with Cuba, 7pm, $5, 601 9th St., 310.451.2752.
Man in the Belly of a Slaveship (From Angola to Angola), performance piece by Keith Antar Mason and the Hittite Empire, 8:30pm, $15-$20, Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., 310.453.9097. Also October 20.
The Moons of Autumn, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $4-$5, John Drescher Planetarium, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4223.
Monthly “Pots and Pans” Protest for Peace, inspired by Molly Ivins, noon-1pm, free, lawn in front of Westwood Federal Building, WW, 310.450.5592.
Royal Shakespeare Company at UCLA Live! presents performances of King Lear, October 19, 21, 23, 26, and 28, 8pm, and Chekhov’s The Seagull, October 20, 24, 25, and 27, 7:30pm/October 21 and 28 at 2pm, $25-$90, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.
Santa Monica Review contributors read their work, 7pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.
Steppin’ Out At The Miles, open hall community dances, 7:30pm Friday-Saturday/2pm Sunday, $5-$10, Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., 310.458.8634. Also October 20-21. Also 7:30pm October 20 and 2pm October 21.
Trips, photography exhibit by Fred Camper, based on Kerouac’s On The Road, opening reception 7-9pm, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Tony Bevan, opening reception 4-7pm, through November 24, LA Louver, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.4955.
Celebrate Disabilities Awareness Month, program includes awards for Step Up on Second and local activists Jerry Rubin and Pro Se, The Seeker, film by Evan Somers, plus art show, 1-4pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8701.
Delia Ephron reads from and signs Frannie In Pieces, 3pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.
First Lutheran Church and School Fall Festival, 10am-4pm, free, 815 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.823.9367.
Anton Henning: Welcome Delicious Ideas! opening reception 6-8pm, through November 24, Christopher Grimes Gallery, 916 Colorado Ave., 310.587.3373.
Marathon Scroll Reading, of the scroll Jack Kerouac used to write On The Road, noon-midnight, free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Mar Vista Library Book Sale, 10am-4pm, free, 12006 Venice Blvd., LA, 310.390.3454.
Mexican Pulp Art, opening reception 7-10pm, through November 17, Applegate Gallery, 3101-A Main St., 310.396.7600.
Chris Oatey, Wallpaper of Champions, opening reception 6-9pm, through November 24, See Line Gallery, 1812 Berkeley St., 310.829.1727.
reDiscover Center Fundraiser, open house, art exhibits and more, 1-4pm, free, 12958 Washington Blvd., LA, rediscoverecenter.org.
Peter Shire: Chairs, opening reception 5-7pm, through November 24, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.3866.
Transformers screens at Movies Under the Stars, 7pm, free, Malibu Pier, Malibu, 888.310.pier.
Volunteer Fair: Spreading the Spirit of Volunteering, 10am-1pm, free, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Annual Holiday Boutique and Crafts Fair, noon-4pm, free, Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine, 17080 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.4114.
Patricia Barber presents Mythologies, music program based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses, 8pm Friday/3pm Saturday, $20-$25, Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, 310.440.7300.
Farmers Market Fall Festival, a county fair in the city, starts at noon, Farmers Market, 3rd St. and Fairfax Ave., LA, 323.933.9211.
Craft In America, program about the documentary film and book, 2:30-4pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Creative PlayGround presents The Velveteen Rabbit, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Fall Harvest Festival, with petting zoo, face painting, crafts, food, and drinks, and pumpkins, benefits St. Joseph’s Center, 10am-1pm, free, First Presbyterian Church, 1220 2nd St., 310.451.1303.
Joke Artist, comedy by Paul “The Aristocrats” Provenza and Brian Baldinger, 8pm, preceded by live music at 6:30pm, free, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.
Hands! The Musical, a Christian family musical event, 3pm, $5-$10, Santa Monica Church of the Nazarene, 1001 18th St., myspace.com/handsthemusical.
Lynn Hirshfield signs Sassafras Goes To Hollywood, noon-3pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.
Luma: Theatre of Light, family art show that makes use of light, 2pm, $20-$35, Kids Playhouse, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, 4pm, $12-$49, Schoenberg Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.458.4504.
New West Symphony Concert, program includes Dvorak’s Symphony Number 9 in E Minor, conducted by Boris Brott, 4pm, $25-$85, Wadsworth Theater, Brentwood, 866.776.8400._
Panel Discussion about On The Road, with S.A. Griffin, Mark Olmstead, Barry Smolin, and Dennis McNally, 5-7pm, free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
P.S. 1 Annual Family Festival, 11am-3pm, free, 1454 Euclid St., 310.394.1313 x101.
SMC Jazz Band, 4pm, $10, Concert Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4000.
St. John’s Santa Monica 5000, 5k and 10K races, check in 6:30am, race begins 8am at Ocean Park Blvd. and Barnard Way, ends at Santa Monica Pier, santamonica5000.com.
Village Fair, with rides, games, food, and honorary Mayor Gavin MacLeod, 11am-3pm, free, Antioch St. and Swarthmore, PP, 310.459.7963.
Westside Waldorf Traffic Signal Benefit, live auction, entertainment, refreshments, 3-7pm, The Outdoor Room, 17311 Sunset Blvd., PP, RSVP 310.454.7064 x4.
Combined Annual Meeting of Pacific Palisades Residents Association and No Oil, Inc., guest speakers Bil Rosendahl and Joy Horowitz, 7pm, free, Palisades Women’s Club, 901 Haverford St., PP, pprainc.org
Patricia Hampl signs The Florist’s Daughter, 7pm, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.
Alan Mendelson, award-winning author and journalist, speaks at Mary Pickford Entertainment Speaker Series, 7pm, free, Screening Room, SMC Academy of Entertainment & Technology, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.3777.
Meeting For Expo Line Phase Two, 6:30-8:30pm, free, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium East Wing, 1855 Main St. Also October 24, Venice High School Auditorium, 13000 Venice Blvd., LA, friends4expo.org.
Mixer, presented by Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, 5:30-7:30pm, call for price, Abode Restaurant, 1541 Ocean Ave., 310.393.9825 x10.
Book Sale, presented by Friends of the Santa Monica Library, one regular priced book for one penny, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.395.1951.
Chamber Music Palisades opens its 11th season with a program of works by Debussy, Mozart, Schulhoff, and Schubert, 8pm, $25, St. Matthew’s Parish, 1031 Bienveneda, PP, 310.459.2070.
Create Your Financial Roadmap, lecture, 7pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.
Disturbia, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
In Front of the Eight Ball, 8 short one-act plays written and directed by the Mirror’s own Steve Stajich, Tuesdays through November 27, 8pm, $10, The Fanatic Salon, 3815 Sawtelle Blvd, CC, 310.795.7469.
SAW “Give Til It Hurts” Blood Drive, donate blood along with the stars of Saw IV, 10am-1pm, free, Lionsgate Films, 2700 Colorado Ave.
Volume presents Restless Brilliance, a program of electronic music and live cinema, 8pm, free, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., WW, 310.443.7000.
Santa Monica Pier 100th Anniversary Celebration, 6pm, Santa Monica Pier Carousel, RSVP to Jim, 310.458.8901.
St. Martin of Tours School Open House, tours and registration 8:30am, presentations at 9am and 10am, free, 11955 Sunset Blvd., Brentwood, 310.472.7419.
Boys and Girls Club of Venice Champion of Youth Awards, reception and silent auction 6:30pm, dinner 7:30pm, $250, Loew’s Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Ave., 310.390.4477.
Concert, part of the International Youth Orchestra Festival, featuring international musicians, 7pm, free, Barnum Hall, Samohi, 601 Pico Blvd., 310.255.0455.
Holiday Entertaining Ideas from the Farmers’ Market with Amelia Saltsman, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Judith Palarz Book Group discusses Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, 10-11:30am, free, Dutton’s, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.476.6263.
Ringu, Japanese horror film about deadly videotape, see at your own risk, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
13th Annual Education Celebration, presented by Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, 4-6pm, free for teachers and their guests, $20 general, Le Merigot Hotel and Spa, 1740 Ocean Ave., 310.393.9825. _
Mark Your Calendar
Halloween Horror Film Marathon, Aero Theatre, October 27
Marquez Halloween Festival, Marquez Charter School, October 27
“Wicked Day” Beach Cleanup, October 28
Mar Vista Farmers’ Market Halloween Festival, October 28
Citywide Chess Celebration, November 4