Jennifer Gough-Cooper, Apropos Rodin, sculpture, through August 23, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.
Immortal Soul: a Tribute to Mimma Salinas, through August 22, Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 S. Topanga Cyn Blvd., 310.455.7744.
Love To Party, a group show with an all-star lineup of artists, through August 23, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.449.1479.
George Platt Lynes, Vintage Ballet Photographs, through August 23, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.
Elsa Rady, Caryatids, through August 23, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.
Eduardo Sarabia: History of the World, through August 23, LA Louver Gallery, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, lalouver.com.
UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Student Show, through August 22, Westwood Center, 1010 Westwood Blvd., WW, 310.825.9414.
Experiencing The Essence Of The Mother Divine, students of Sri Kaleshwar discuss the feminine essence in spirituality, 7-9:30pm, free, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1260 18th St., 213.712.2501.
Twelfth Night, Shakepeare’s comedy of love and gender confusion, presented by Shakespeare International Renaissance Festival, LA, through September 7, 8pm Fridays, 4pm Sundays, (except August 31), free, West Los Angeles Civic Center Bandshell, 11338 Santa Monica Blvd., WLA, 310.559.2116.
Are You Ready? with Bob Harper, star of The Biggest Loser, talking about his book Are You Ready! To Take Charge, Lose Weight, Get In Shape, and Change Your Life Forever, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Bury The Dead, Irwin Shaw’s anti-war play, through September 13, 8pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 3pm Sundays, $25, ($50 opening night includes post-performance reception), Actors Gang, Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., CC, 310.838.4264.
Jennifer Diamond Cancer Foundation 6th Annual Regatta, with guests Mindy Sterling, Peter Onarati, and Jack McGee, also bagels and cream cheese, dinner, music, prizes, and trophies, 9am, Del Rey Yacht Club, 13900 Palawan Way, MDR, 310.823.4664.
Grassroots Acoustica: Back To School Edition, music show, 7:30pm, free, donations to Shoes That Fit, Spot Café and Lounge, 4455 Overland Ave., CC, 310.559.8868.
Jonah’s Golden Ticket Fundraiser, with Asdru Sierra of Ozomatli, Get Set Go, Hindge Creek, Two Dog Garage, DJ Robert Rayne and local merchants, 4:30pm, Air Conditioned Supper Club, 625 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.895.6131.
SPCLA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Mobile Pet Adoption, noon-3pm, free, Summer Beach House, 523 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, RCause.org.
UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies and Performing Arts Open House, 10am-2pm, free, Extension Lindbrook Center, 10920 Lindbrook Dr., Westwood, 310.825.9064.
Grand Opening for ITNGreaterLA, a provider of transportation for seniors, 11am-4pm Friday, 10am-3pm Saturday, free, Whole Foods West LA, 11666 National Blvd., LA, 617.520.7107.
Ocean Appreciation Celebration, with new exhibit of sea jellies, 12:30-6pm, $5, Santa Monica Pier Aquarium,1600 Ocean Front Walk, 310.393.6149 x105.
Peter Alsop’s Kids Concerts at Theatricum Botanicum presents Rhythm Child, 11am, $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.
For the Bible Tells Me So, film and discussion about families with gay and lesbian children, tea and dessert 6:30pm, film 7pm, free, Church In Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.
Jazz on the Lawn, concert with Russ Mullen and the Jazz Associates, 5-7pm, free, front lawn, Santa Monica City Hall, 1685 Main St., 310.458.8350.
Kids In The Courtyard: Cool Containers, crafts for kids, 1-4pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.8655.
Paginas Del Diario De Mauricio, Cuban film, 7pm, $5 donation, Workmen’s Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., LA, 310.552.3417.
Silver Seduction: The Art of Mexican Modernist Antonio Pineda, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.8655.
Summer Sunset Concert, with The Luminaries, 4pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.8655.
Family Fun Night, marshmallow roast and storytelling, 7-8:30pm, free, King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy, 310.858.7272 x115.
PICAS Singles Italian Restaurant Dinner, meet at Novocento Pasta and Grille, 7pm, members $2 and dinner, non-members $4 and dinner, 3837 Main St., CC, 310.215.1892.
Activist Support Circle, with Ross Altman, singer-songwriter and activist, 7pm, free, Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St., 310.399.1000.
Kids’ Day Back-to-School Event, sponsored by Cliff Bar and Y Water, goodie bags, games, refreshments, face painting and more, noon-4:40pm, free, Whole Foods West Los Angeles, 11666 National Blvd., LA, 310.996.8840 x 110.
Clean Water at the BU Fundraiser, benefit presented by Surfrider Foundation, with Mick Kelleher, Todd Hannigan, West Indian Girl, and DJ Caparro, 8:30, $10, Air Conditioned Supper Club, 625 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, surfriderwlam.org.
Enchanted, a lost would-be princess in New York, starring Amy Adams, 2pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
Family Fun Night, marshmallow roast and storytelling, 7-9pm, free, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.858.7272 x115.
SMC Emeritus Faculty Art Show, reception 5-6:30pm, through October 3, Emeritus College, 1227 2nd St., 310.434.4306.
Milford Zornes, Remembering an American Artist, 1908-2008, opening reception 7-9pm, through January 25, 2009, California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., 310.392.8537.
Mark Your Calendar
Sweet and Hot Music Festival, August 29-September 1.
Venice Historical Society Evening, September 7
Nautica Malibu Triathlon, September 13-14