A Bronx Tale, written by Chazz Palminteri, through September 21, 8pm, $74-$280, Wadsworth Theatre, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., LA, ticketmaster.com.
Rebecca Caterall, ceramics, and Kate Browning, paintings, through September 21, Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.7909.
St. Anne’s Fall Carnival, big rides, live entertainment, games, and a variety of food, theme this year is sports, 4-9pm Friday, noon-9pm Saturday, 10am-9pm Sunday, free, St. Anne’s Church and Shrine, 2011 Colorado Ave., 310. 829.4411.
Open Season, an animated comedy about critters surviving in Timberline National Park, screens at the Santa Monica Pier film series, doors open at 7pm, movie screens at dusk, free, Santa Monica Pier, smff.com.
Special Observing Event: Jupiter in the Eyepiece, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5 or $9 for both shows, John Drescher Planetarium, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4223.
Drawing Demonstration, Author Talk and Book Signing with Elisa Klevin, Julie Jaskol, and Brian Lewis, ages 4-8, 11am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580 1/2 Pico Blvd., LA, 310.559.2665.
Chef Vincent Cachot demonstrates the preparation of three “decadent soups,” noon-1:30pm, free, Surfas, 8777 Washington Blvd., CC, 310.559.4770.
Chili Roaster at the Pico Farmers Market, 9am-noon, free, Pico Farmers Market, Virginia Park, Pico and Cloverfield Blvds., 310.458.8712 x2. Also September 27.
Coastal Cleanup at Ballona Wetlands, with Friends of Ballona Wetlands, in partnership with Heal The Bay, 9am-noon, free, Ballona Wetlands, PDR, enter behind Gordon’s Market, 303 Culver Blvd., 310.739.8613.
Electronic Waste Collection Event Benefiting Heal The Bay and Coastal Cleanup Day, 9am-noon, free, Will Rogers State Beach (Temescal Canyon Rd Entrance Parking Lot), 15800 PCH, PP, 310.537.5420.
Firefighters’ Ball, Santa Monica Firefighters’ 32nd Annual Benefit Dance and Casino Night, 8pm-1am, Fairmont Miramar Hotel, 101 Wilshire Blvd., 310.391.7714.
Guitar Master Class with Christopher Parkening, 2-6pm, $12.50-$25, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4462.
The Immigrant, award-winning play by Mark Harelik, about a young Jew’s escape from the Russian pogroms to the safety of America, 7:30pm, followed by refreshments and Selichot (ushering in the Jewish New Year) at 9:30pm, free, The Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th St., 310.453.4276.
Robert Glenn Ketchum, exhibit of environmental photography, through November 30, G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.452.2842.
Antonio Pineda, lecture in conjunction with exhibit Silver Seduction: The Art of Modernist Antonio Pineda, 3pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.
Shigeko Sasamori, survivor of Hiroshima, lecture, 4pm, free, Santa Monica Culture of Peace Resource Center, 606 Wilshire Blvd., 310.309.3209.
Huayucaltia, Latin-American jazz-folk fusion band, noon-2pm, $5-$10, Café Z, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.440.4544.
Peter Alsop’s Kids Concerts at Theatricum Botanicum presents Parachute Express, 11am, $8, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Community Drum Circle, 3-5pm, $30 donation, Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 PCH, Malibu, 310.779.1767.
Home As Art: a reception at the home and studio of artist Miriam Wosk, presented by Santa Monica Conservancy, 3-5pm, $250, reservations and questions: 310.496.3146.
I Love a Good Story, personal stories read by actors, comedians, writers, and workers of all occupations, 4-5pm, $10, Westside Eclectic, 323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.850.8814.
Shoot On Site film series emphasizing architecture in films, features Five (shot at Frank Lloyd Wright’s house in the Santa Monica Mountains) and The Trial (shot in an abandoned Paris Metro station), 7pm, $7-$9, Billy Wilder Theatre, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.443.7000.
Spiritually Incorrect Comedy, 7pm, free, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.
Venice Music Festival and Jazz at Palms Court Champagne Brunch, fundraising brunch with music by Cathy Segal-Garcia, music festival with Mandorico and Sono-Lux, also silent auction all day, brunch 11am-2pm, $125, music festival 2-6pm, $10, Palms Court, 733-743 Palms Blvd., Venice, vchcorp.org.
Across The Universe, film about the 1960s with Beatles music, 2pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
Festival of California Poets, with David Angel, Wanda Coleman, Maggie Nelson, and Charles Harper Webb, 7pm, free, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.443.7000.
Fleet of Foot, discussion on art with Lynne Cooke and Ivo Mesquita, 7pm, free, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.
Marty Keegan, comedian and director, is guest speaker at the SMC Mary Pickford Speakers Series, 7pm, free, Screening Room, SMC Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434-3777.
Rent Control Seminar, for new owners of rental property, 6:30-9:30pm, free, Multi-Purpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8751.
The Art of Cocktailing, art exhibit with lessons on mixing drinks, 8-10pm, free, Chloe, 1449 2nd St, 310.280.3710.
Ralph Pezullo reads from and signs The Walk-In, 7pm, free, Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.
Mary Tillman, author of Boots On The Ground By Dusk, discusses her book about her search for the truth about her son’s death in Afghanistan, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease, with Dr. Joshua Grill, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Philosophical Foundations of Environmentalism, lecture, 6:30pm, free, Room 123, SMC Bundy, 3171 S. Bundy Dr., LA, 310.434.4743.
Introduction to Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting, a talk with behavior expert, Noël Janis-Norton, 7-9pm, $25-$30, Sanctuary, Kehillat Israel ECC, 16019 Sunset Blvd., PP, kehillatisrael.org.
Garrison Keillor, author and humorist, 8pm, $10-$65, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
The Power of Community, documentary about Cuba after the collapse of the Soviet Union, presented as part of Sustainable Santa Monica, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Santa Monica College Masters of Dance Fall Series, with body practitioner Sachiye Nakano, who will introduce the Feldenkrais® Method, 11:15am, free, Dance Studio-Gym 104, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4856.
Beth Sussman, Classical Piano, 4:30-6pm, free, Room 107, Emeritus College, 1227 2nd St., 310.434.4306.
Yuval Ron Ensemble, 8pm, $20-$25, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 877.722.4849.
Mark Your Calendar
AltCar Expo, September 26-27
Pico Art Walk and Car Show, September 27
McCabe’s 50th Anniversary Concert,
Sustainable Literature Awards, October 4