Bad Penny, a play by Mac Wellman, through September 7, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 3pm Sundays, $10-$20, Sundays are pay what you can, City Garage, 1340 1/2 4th St., 310.319.9939.
Henry Coombes and Mungo Thomson, through September 7, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.443.7056.
Coriolanus, weekends through September 6, presented by Shakespeare International Renaissance Festival, LA, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 4pm Sundays, free, West Los Angeles Civic Center Bandshell, 11338 Santa Monica Blvd., WLA, 310.559.2116.
David Eddington: Endangered Bridges Over the LA River, through September 9, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.
Hy Farber: Into The Woods, through September 9, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.
The Hope Hygieia: Restoring a Statue’s History, exhibit devoted to the conservation of a statue of the Goddess of Health, through September 8, Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, PP, 310.440.6770.
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.
Untitled Women: Sara Abbott, Sara Jessica Adams, reception August 28, 6-9pm, through September 10, Deborah Page Gallery, 1028 Montana Ave., 310.458.4400.
Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story, film about Kathy Kohner Zuckerman, the real-life Gidget, with silent auction and live hula show, 5:30, 7:30, and 9pm, $40, Duke’s Malibu, 21150 PCH, Malibu, surfriderwlam.org
Casablanca, the classic film, bring chairs or blankets or rent chair for $5, proceeds to Cancer Relief Fund, doors open at 7pm, film begins at sunset, free, pick up tickets at Santa Monica Visitor’s Center, Santa Monica Convention and Visitor’s Kiosks, or at Vidiots, Santa Monica Pier, smff.com.
Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grill, a “ghoulish fantasy” by Bruce Graham, through October 12, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $16-$128, Theatre Palisades Pierson Playhouse, 941 Temescal Cyn. Dr., PP, 310.454.1970.
First Friday on Abbot Kinney Blvd., stores open until 10pm, free, Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.392.2525.
It’s Raining Art Dolls, doll exhibit, reception 6-9pm, through September 30, Venice Ten Women Gallery, 1237 Abbot Kinney Blvd., 310.452.2256.
Max Jansons, Pleasure, Elizabeth Tremante, I Measure Myself Against A Tall Tree, reception 7-9pm, through October 11, Christopher Grimes Gallery, 916 Colorado Ave., 310.587.3373.
Made Me Nuclear, a one-man musical about surviving cancer, written by and starring Charlie Lustman, through October 11, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, $50 opening night, $25 thereafter, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 866.468.3399.
You’re On The Air, a comedy by Michelle Danner, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 7:30pm Sundays, through September 28, $25, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., 310.392.7327.
Intersection Dance Project, 8pm Friday-Saturday, $25, Electric Lodge, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 310.402.9748.
Rebecca Caterall, ceramics, and Kate Browning, paintings, opening reception 5-8pm, through September 21, Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.7909.
Community Day at Adat Shalom, with a rocket launch by the Mad Scientist to celebrate the coming of the New Year, plus a sing-along and barbecue lunch, 11am-2pm, minimum donation for lunch, Adat Shalom, 3030 Westwood Blvd., LA, 310.475.4985.
Festival of the Arts, featuring book readings, signings, performance “About Africa” by Paul Tracy, film and children’s entertainment, 1-5pm, free, SGI Plaza, 606 Wilshire Blvd., 310.309.3237.
The Gathering, by Anne Enright, is discussed at the Literature Book Club, 11am, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804.
Hugh Hamilton, Valerie Mendez, Hayley Tolkin, opening reception September 6, 5-8pm, TAG – The Artists’ Gallery 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.
Dennis Hopper, Colors (photographs), Wendy Burton, Trace Elements (photographs), reception September 6, 4-6pm, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.
Nancy Reddin Kienholz, reception 6-8pm, through October 4, LA Louver Gallery, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.4955.
Karla Klarin, Paintings and Drawings, opening reception 3-6pm, through October 4, Schomberg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.
Dinh Q. Le, A Quagmire This Time, reception 5-7pm, through October 11, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.7535.
John Muir Antique Show and Art Fair, 8am-3pm, free, benefits Santa Monica and Malibu Unified School District, Olympic High School schoolyard, 2510 Lincoln Blvd., 310.570.6483.
An Evening With John Muir, performed by Lee Stetson, presented by The Nature of Wildworks, 7pm, $8-$15, Topanga Community House 1440 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, natureofwildworks.org.
Christopher Murphy, The Dawn of Luxury, reception 5-7pm, through October 18, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, loraschlesinger.com.
Ostriches, Carnations, and Condos, film documentary on Ocean Park, 2pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804.
Pot of Gumbo, chef demonstration and pre-demo refreshments, noon and 2pm, free, Surfas, CC, 8777 Washington Blvd., 310.559.4770.
Jillian Speer, music, noon-2pm, free with admission, Café Z, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310. 310.440.4500.
Hilary Taub, recent works, reception 5-7pm, through October 4, FIG, Bergamot Station, 310.829.7612.
UCLA Extension Open House, Gardening and Horticulture, 10-11:30am, free, UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center Room 204, 10920 Lindbrook Dr., WW, 310.825.7093.
UCLA Extension Open House, Journalism, Public Relations and Fundraising, 10am-noon, free, 147 Dodd Hall, UCLA, WW, reservations required, to RSVP, call 310.825.0641.
Museums On Us Open House, presented by Bank of America, free admission to local museums for B of A customers, museums in the Los Angeles area include Autry National Center of the American West and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) including the new BCAM, bankofamerica.com/ museums.
Santa Monica Book, Print, Photo & Paper Fair, rare books, prints, posters, vintage photographs, and a special exhibition of signed Leo Politi books and artwork, 10am-6pm Saturday, 11am-4pm Sunday, $4-$7, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., 310.458.2288.
Peter Alsop’s Kids Concerts at Theatricum Botanicum presents Buck Howdy & BB, 11am, $8, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
HALA (Humanist Association of Los Angeles) meeting, David Hernandez Presents: Sixty Years Since the Birth of Israel, 11am, free, Yahoo Center Community Room (Colorado Center), 2500 Broadway, 310.479.2236.
Two Plays by Glenn Hopkins, Three Made Only of Clay, and Mrs. Roosevelt, through October 5, 3pm Sundays, followed by an encore performance of Mrs. Roosevelt in another language, $20, Venice Mootney Theatre, 2508 Stoner Ave., LA, 310.478.7379.
UCLA Extension Open House, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 2-4pm, free, 2nd floor lounge, Ackerman Union, UCLA, WW, reservations required, to RSVP, call 310.825.9168.
UCLA Extension Writers’ Faire, meet writing instructors at mini-classes, 10am-3pm, free, courtyard, Young Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.9415.
Venice Historical Society Fundraiser, with films, silent auction, refreshments, and more, 5pm, $50 members $60 non-members, The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 310.967.5170.
Balance is the theme of this month’s SPARK storytelling series, 7:30pm, $10, The Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., 866.OFF.MAIN.
Sanja Milkovic Hays, costume designer, speaks at the Mary Pickford Entertainment Speakers Series, 7pm, free, Screening Room, SMC Academy of Entertainment & Technology, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.3777.
The Asphalt Jungle, screening, 1:30pm, free, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.440.4544.
Michelle DeAngelis discusses Get A Life That Doesn’t Suck, 7pm, free, Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.
Jazz Giants: The Photography of Herman Leonard, reception 6-8pm September 27, through October 18, SMC Photography Gallery, Drescher Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4289.
9 To 5, the film about working women, with Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin, 3pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
VA Quarterly Stakeholders Meeting, to discuss current topics and events related to the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLA), 5-6:30pm, free, Room 6400, Building 500, West Los Angeles VA Hospital, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.268.3340.
Southern California Knowledge Management Forum, three-day event that explores best practices in social networks, Web 2.0 and the multi-generational workforce, 7:30am-5:30pm, $425, Pepperdine University, Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu, bschool.pepperdine.edu/newsevents/kmforum.
A Bronx Tale, written by Chazz Palminteri, through September 21, 8pm, $74-$280, Wadsworth Theatre, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., LA, ticketmaster.com.
In A Strange City, by Laura Lippman, is discussed at the Mystery Book Club, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
Meeting of 11th District Youth Council, for youth ages 11-18 who live or go to school in the 11th District of Los Angeles, new members welcome, 4:30-5:30pm, free, West Los Angeles Municipal Building, 1645 Corinth Ave. Suite 201, WLA, 310. 575.8461.
Escalate Peace, anti-war concert and fundraiser, special guests and film, 7pm, requested donation but no one turned away for lack of funds, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Mark Your Calendar
Nautica Malibu Triathlon, September 13-14
Taste of Santa Monica, September 14
Santa Monica Film Festival, September 19-21
Coastal Cleanup Day, September 20
Pico Art Walk and Car Show, September 27