Asses and Elephants, a comedy by Suzanne Bressler, through November 3, Fridays-Saturdays 8pm,Sundays 7pm, $22, The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 323.960.7711.
China Wakes: From Mao To Now, through October 31, IKON Ltd, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6629.
Family Fundays, children’s plays and storytelling, Saturdays and Sundays through November 2, 11am, $8, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
You’re On The Air, a comedy by Michelle Danner, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 7:30pm Sundays, through November 2, $25, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., 310.392.7327.
October 31-November 2
Butterfly Wings, a play about the dreams of students, by SMC public information officer G. Bruce Smith, 8pm Friday, 2 and 8pm Saturday, 2pm Sunday, $10, SMC Theatre Arts Studio Stage, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310. 434.4319.
Contemporary Crafts Market, 10am-6pm daily, $7, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., CraftSource.org. 10/13 artwork
Doctors Without Borders, outdoor reconstruction of a refugee camp, 9am-5:30pm daily, free, Parking Lot 1 North, Santa Monica Pier, 800.490.0773.
10th Anniversary Venice Halloween Party, 8pm, no cover, Canal Club, 2025 Pacific Ave.,Venice, 310.823.3878.
Death of the Bush Era-What Next? art exhibit, reception 7-10pm, SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.9560.
Labor’s Troubadour, film about folk singer Joe Glazer, with director Hope Moskowitz, 2pm, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804.
Lang Lang, pianist, performs “Dragon Songs,” 8pm, $15-$88, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.
Ray McSavanay, Viewpoint: Thirty-Five Years of Landscape Photography,” a retrospective exhibition, reception 5-9pm, through December 24, Terra Galleria Artworks, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5104.
Quixotic, a new telling of the Don Quixote story by Kit Steinkellner, through November 22, 8pm Thursdays-Saturdays, $20, The Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., 310. 396.3680 x3.
Storytelling With Kathleen Zundell, ages 3-7, 10:30am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580 1/2 Pico Blvd., LA, 310.559.2665.
Jan Wesley and David St. John, poetry, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Concert With Students in the SMC Applied Music Program, with director Nora Chiang and students, 4pm, $10, Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310. 434.3000
Dribble For The Cure, charity basketball dribbling presented by Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, UCLA men’s basketball team, the UCLA Athletics Department and the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, 8:30am-noon, Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, WW, 949.859.6312.
Life Mission Fashion Show and Concert, a student-led event seeking to raise awareness on the topic of modern day slavery, 2pm, $25, Alumni Park, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Lost and Found in the Underground, reading of play by Brett Webster, 1pm, free, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Once Upon A World Children’s Book Award Festival, with book award winners Ellie Crowe and Gretchen Woelfe, children’s activities, readings and book signings, 1pm, free, Museum of Tolerance, 9786 Pico Blvd., LA, 310.772.7605.
Open Reading for Falling Star Magazine with Matt McGee and Deborah Kolodji, 5pm, free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Stealing America Vote by Vote, film, 5pm, free, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.
DW Brown, actor, author, acting coach, writer, director, and producer, speaks at the Entertainment Industry Speakers Series, 7pm, free, Screening Room, SMC Academy of Entertainment & Technology 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.3777.
iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind, lecture with Dr. Gary Small, presented by UCLA Center on Aging, 11:30am, $125, The Regency Club,10900 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.794.0676.
Mock Up On Mu, film by Craig Baldwin, 8pm, free, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, 310.306.7330.
SPARK Storytelling Series, theme is “Space,” 7:30pm, $10, The Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., .866.OFF.MAIN x5.
Electric Vehicles and Our Energy Future, 6:30pm, free, Room 123, SMC Bundy, 3171 S. Bundy Dr., LA, 310. 434.4743.
Safety Harbor Kids Community Meeting, 6:30-8:30pm, free, The Chart House, 18412 PCH, Malibu, 310.455.0354.
Faces, oil paintings by Alfred Benjamin, reception November 8, 3-5pm, through November 30, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.315.0056.
Brian Green Jazz Guitar, 4:30-6pm, free, Room 107, Emeritus College, 1227 2nd St., 310. 434.4306.
Latinos in Lotusland: The Making of a Literary Anthology, featuring Daniel Olivas, 11:15am, free, Art Complex 214, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.
A Romantic Evening In Old Mexico, with Linda Ronstadt and Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, 8pm, $15-$80, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, 310.825.2101.
Daniel Vosovic, fashion designer and star of Project Runway, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310. 458.8600.
Bank of America’s Fall Fest, with Rex Lee, from the HBO TV show Entourage, professional face painting, the Fallen Leaf Scramble, Bobbing for Apples, and prizes, noon-8pm, free, Third Street Promenade, 310.312.2200.
Fancy Dress Halloween Fall Ball, a safe and friendly Halloween with the band EEC–Elevate Escalate Celebrate, also dancing to CDs, 7pm, $5-$7, Church In Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.
McKinley Elementary Halloween Harvest Festival, game booths, obstacle course, haunted house, refreshments, 1-5pm, free, McKinley Elementary School, 2401 Santa Monica Blvd., mckinleyevents.com.
Montana Avenue Halloween, hosted by Montana Avenue Merchants Association, window art painted by the Franklin and Roosevelt Elementary School kids, In-Store Activities, and Trick-or-Treating, 3-8pm, free, Montana Ave. from 6th to 17th Sts, montanaavenue.com.
Wokcano Halloween Party, “The Joker,” with DJ Garth Trinidad and costume contest, 9pm-2am, $10-$20, Wokcano Santa Monica, 1413 5th St., 213.321.5886.
October 31-November 2
Halloween Horror Flicks, with Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein and Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff, October 31, 7:30pm, $8-$10, Dusk-to-Dawn Horror-thon, November 1, 7:30pm, $18-$20, and Plan 9 From Outer Space with comedy commentary, November 2, 5 and 8pm, $25-$27, American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., 323.466.FILM.
Day of the Dead Foods Demo, with Maite Gomez-Rejó, dishes demonstrated include Pozole (Pork and Hominy Stew), Mushroom and Epazote Quesadillas, and Mexican Hot Chocolate, noon and 2pm, free, Surfas, 8777 Washington Blvd., CC, 310.559.4770.
John Muir Antique Fair and Flea Market, 8am-3pm, free, 2510 Lincoln Blvd., 310.570.6483.
Westside Waldorf School Halloween Enchantment Festival, a gentler experience of the season based on harvest festivals and fairy tales, 2-9pm, Westside Waldorf School, 17310 Sunset Blvd.. PP, 310.454.7064, wswaldorf.org.
Creative PlayGround presents Dia de los Muertos:Cuentos de mi Familia, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Dia de los Muertos Celebration, Muertos y Mariposas, crafts for kids in the courtyard, 1-4pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.
The Lore of Dracula, discussion with Leslie Klinger, author of The New Annotated Dracula, and screening of the 1931 Bela Lugosi film Dracula, 6pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Mark Your Calendar
Chinese-American Film Festival, November 7
Henry Hopper Art Exhibit, November 9
Los Angeles Asian & Tribal Art Show, November 15