Alex Beard, The Carnivale Animal, through August 16, Schomberg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.
Grids, Lines, and Boxes, group art exhibit, through August 16, IKON Ltd., Bergamot Station, 310.828.6629.
The Lion in Winter, James Goldman’s drama about the Plantagenet family in medieval England, through August 16, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $18, Kentwood Players at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester, 310.645.5156, kentwoodplayers.org.
Unbeatable Harold, a play about a young man with big dreams, by Randy Noojin, directed by John Ruskin, through August 16, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., 310.397.3244.
Little Shop of Horrors, presented by Children’s Civic Light Opera, 7:30pm Friday, 2 and 7:30pm Saturday, 2pm Sunday, $15-$20, Norman J. Pattiz Auditorium, Hamilton High School, 2955 S. Robertson Blvd., LA, 310.478.5886.
Alien Chatter, a duo with keyboardist Rodney Lee and drummer/percussionist Stanam Ramgotra, noon-2pm, $5-$10 purchase at table, Café Z, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.440.4544.
California Open Group Exhibition, curated by D.J. Hall, reception 5-8pm, through August 30, TAG -The Artists’ Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.
Monologue Madness, a benefit for Doctors Without Borders, with monologues performed by a large cast, 8pm, $30, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 310.577.1515.
Owls: Masters of the Night, nighttime hike, 7:30pm, free, meet at first parking lot adjacent to Sunset Blvd., Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.858.7272 x115.
The Wizard Rockumentary: A Movie About Rocking and Rowling, film screening plus live bands The Remus Lupins, The Whomping Willows, and Switchblade Kittens, 1pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8620.
1968 Retro Rock and Roll Party, presented by Santa Monica Peace Club, with Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, (or reasonable facsimiles), and live D.J., 6-10pm, $7, 900 Wilshire Blvd., [email protected]
Peter Alsop’s Kids Concerts at Theatricum Botanicum presents Masanga Marimba Ensemble, 9:30 and 11:30am, $8, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Drum Class, for kids ages 7-15, presented by Break Point Bridge Christian Church, 10:30am, free, Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club, 1210 4th St., edmarz.com. Also meets August 24.
Dean Karnazes discusses and signs 50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days – and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance, 4pm, free, Barnes & Noble Santa Monica, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.
Jazz on the Lawn, concert with Billy Porter and friends of Reprise, 5-7pm, free, front lawn, Santa Monica City Hall, 1685 Main St., 310.458.8350.
Tribute To Philomene Long, in honor of what would have been her 68th birthday, the late poet laureate of Venice is remembered with readings by friends, 4pm, free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Voices in the Wilderness: Women in the Bible Part 1-The Hebrew Scriptures, a dramatic interfaith production by St. Monica Parish Community, with shopping, music, and refreshments, 7pm, $20-$25, St. Monica’s Church, 725 California Ave., 310.566.1585.
Family BBQ in Celebration of Tisha B’Av, a day of joy and unity, presented by Chabad, with kosher BBQ, moon bounce, crafts for kids, volleyball, sand castles and music, 5:30pm, $10-$15, Will Rogers State Beach, 1700 PCH, PP, 310.454.7783.
Family Fun Night, marshmallow roast and storytelling, 7-8:30pm, free, through August 26, King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy, 310.858.7272 x115.
Peter Frank, art critic and curator, is interviewed by Gerry Fialka at the MESS Salon, 8pm, free, Canal Club, 2025 Pacific Ave., Venice, 310.823.3878.
Gardenerd Gardening Series, 5-7pm, $40, for location go to gardenerd.com or call 310.391.3949.
In The Shadow of the Moon, documentary about astronauts in the Apollo space program, 7pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.
Kids Night at the Chautauqua Series, all about butterflies with Ms. Laura from Beeplanet, 7:30pm, free, Rubell Memorial Lawn, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.858.7272 x115.
National Aviation Day, with program “Preserving Southern California’s Aviation Heritage,” an audiovisual presentation by Nissen Davis, 10am, free, Flight Path Learning Center, LAX Imperial Terminal, 6661 W. Imperial Hwy, LA, 310. 215.5291.
The Other Boleyn Girl, historical drama with Scarlet Johansson and Natalie Portman, 6:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Foreclosure Workshop, how to get started finding and buying foreclosure properties, presented by California Foreclosure Institute, 6:30-8:30pm, free, 2450 Colorado Ave., 310.379.0101.
Cemetery Golf, a one-man show by Jim Loucks, through September 13, 8pm, Thursdays-Saturdays, $15, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 866.811.4111.
Family Fun Night, marshmallow roast and storytelling, 7-9pm, free, through August 28, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.858.7272 x115.
How Green Is Your Seafood? Making Ocean-Friendly Seafood Purchases, lecture about sustainable seafood by Sheila Bowman, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
The New Rules for Buying & Selling Your Home, seminar with Jon Strum, founder and president of Homsho, 7pm, free, reservation required, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.997.0273.
Mark Your Calendar
Sri Lanka Day, August 23
Safety Harbor Kids Malibu Picnic and Concert, August 24
Sweet and Hot Music Festival, August 29-September 1
Venice Historical Society Evening, September 7