Absolutely Halloween, the children’s Halloween show returns, through October 26, Saturdays-Sundays12:30 and 3pm, $10.50-$12.50, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x2.
Bernini and the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture, through October 26, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310. 440.7300.
Craig Deman, Carole Garland, Small Works, Minds-Eye Pixels, Late in the Day, through October 25, TAG Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.5556.
Faces of Power and Piety: Medieval Portraiture, through October 26, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310. 440.7300.
Grecian Taste and Roman Spirit: The Society of Dilettanti, through October 27, Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, PP, 310.440.6770.
If You Give a Moose a Muffin, children’s play, through October 26, 11am Saturdays-Sundays, $6-$8, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.828.7519.
Simone Nieweg, Plants, through October 28, Gallery Luisotti, Bergamot Station, 310.453.0043.
Veronique Roblin Photographie 1997- 2005, photos of rhythm and blues performers, and of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, through October 25, BAE (Bakery Art Exhibitions), Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., CC, jazzbakery.org/BAE.
Astronomy on Your Computer, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5 or $9 for both shows, John Drescher Planetarium, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4223.
Human Rights Film Festival, with screening of Love Lived on Death Row, 7pm, free, SGI-USA Santa Monica Culture of Peace Resource Center, 606 Wilshire Blvd., 213.484.8846.
Ellyn Maybe, Bill Mohr, and Mark Salerno, poetry, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Trail to the Stars, 1 1/2-2 hour hike, 7pm, free, Victory Entrance, Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve, Calabasas, 310.858.7272. x115.
Dorothy Emerson Antiques Show and Sale, 11am-7pm Friday-Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday, $4-$7, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., 310.458.2288.
Ten Minute Play Festival (Group B), 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $10-$15, Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., 866. 811.4111.
All-Night Halloween Party, sleepover 6:30pm-9am, $80, October 26, party only 6:30-11pm, $50, Broadway Gymnastics School, 5433 Beethoven St., LA, 310.450.0012.
Better Angels, paintings by Diana Bonebrake, with poetry by Craig Danielson, David Smith, John Dorsey, S.A. Griffin, and Doug Knott, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Blankenship Ballet Cuban Ballet & Dance Exhibition, 7pm, $15, The Blankenship Ballet Company of Venice, 132 Brooks Ave., Venice, 866. 922.5538.
Community Workshop on Annenberg Community Beach House, community input wanted on uses for the new project, 10am-noon, free, Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St., 310.458.8310.
Emperor’s College Wellness Fair, 11am-4pm, free, Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, 1807-B Wilshire Blvd., 310.829.3838.
15th Annual Dream Halloween® Fundraising Event, presented by Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis and Honorary Event Chairs Jada Pinkett Smith and Willow Smith, 5pm, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Air Center, 3021 Airport Ave., 310.201.5033.
Franklin School Halloween Carnival, 10am-4pm, 2400 Montana Ave., 310.828.2814.
John Mason, Recent Work, reception 5-7pm, through November 29, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.3868.
Open House and Silent Art Auction, with local authors, Venice firefighters, and children’s entertainment, 11am-3pm, free, Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.821.1769.
A Place Called King Gillette Ranch, hike and lecture, 10am, free, meet at the parking lot to the left of the bridge, King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, 310.858.7272 x115.
Portraits of Tibet, reception 6-8pm, through December 12, SMC Photo Gallery, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4289.
Pumpkin Decorating, 9am until pumpkins are all gone, free, Santa Monica Pico Farmers’ Market, Virginia Avenue Park, Pico Blvd. and Cloverfield Blvd., 310.458.8712 x2.
Romancing the Buddha, A One-Man Play by Michael Lisagor, 7pm, free, SGI Plaza Youth Center, 606 Wilshire Blvd., 310.309.3237.
Venice Arts 15th Anniversary celebration, with dinner, raffle, auction, music, and photographs by Venice Arts students and photographers, dinner 5:30-7pm, party 7-10pm, Ravenswork Studios, 1811 Electric Ave., Venice, 310.821.1857.
SMC Music Department Opening Concert, featuring special guest piano soloist Kirill Gliadkovsky, SMC Orchestra, Concert Chorale, Chamber Choir, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and award-winning Vocal Jazz Ensemble, 7:30pm, $10, Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3000.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites, with Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, 11am and 1pm, $10-$15, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
West Coast Regional Finals, National College Improv Tournament, round one noon, round two 2pm, round three 4pm, finals 6pm, $8-$10, The Westside Eclectic,1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310.451.0850.
Art Exhibition, presented by Allied Artists, 11am-5pm, free, Malibu Nature Preserve, 33905 PCH, Malibu, 818.841.5930.
DANIEL PEARL WORLD MUSIC DAYS: The American Victory Orchestra, Silk Road Ensemble, Jeff Hendrix & Salsa Dancers, and Special Guest, Bernie Maupin, free, Sunday, October 26, 3pm., World Peace Ikeda Auditorium, 525 Wilshire Blvd.
Farideh Azad: Glass and Ceramics, Carmen Monne: Painting and Photography, reception 2-6pm, through November 16, Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.7909.
Cameron Carpenter, “maverick organist,” 7pm, $18-$32, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.
Creative PlayGround presents Halloween Stories, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, season opener with conductor/organist Martin Haselböck, 4pm, $16-$55, Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.458.4504.
Reconsidering the Revolutionary Jack Smith, discussion with Mary Jordan, Fred Dewey, and special guests, 4pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Martin Sheen in conversation with Professor Douglas Kmiec, 3pm, free, Diesel Bookstore, 3890 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, 310. 456.9961.
El Cholo 85th Anniversary, show ID identifying yourself as a teacher, firefighter, or police officer and get a free entrée, 5pm, El Cholo Santa Monica, 1025 Wilshire Blvd., 310.899.1106.
Bettina Brendel, art exhibit, reception 6-9pm, through December 13, Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3434.
Chamber Music Palisades presents Peter and Mr. Wolf, by Alan Chapman, 8pm, $25, St. Matthew’s Parish, 1031 Bienvenida, PP, 310.459.2070.
Halloween Enchanted Lunchtime Theatre, for kids and parents, 11:30am-1pm, $15, free for adults, Santa Monica Playhouse Green Room Theatre, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x2.
Jerusalem Symphony, 8pm, $15-$90, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.
Health-Y-Spot Howl-O-Ween Party, trick or treat doggie bags, costume contest, pet massages and more, 7-9pm, free, Health-y-Spot, 1110 Wilshire Blvd.,310.458.2004.
John Green, author of children’s book Papertowns, talk and book signing, in partnership with Children’s Book World, 4pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8621.
Stay Awake, celebration of 20th anniversary of the Disney songbook tribute album Stay Awake, with producer Hal Willner and an all-star cast, 8pm, $32-$54, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.
Wait Until Dark, scary classic with Audrey Hepburn, 2pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
Mark Your Calendar
Montana Avenue Merchants Association Halloween Event, October 31
Westside Waldorf School Halloween, November 1
Los Angeles Asian & Tribal Art Show, November 15