Beyond Therapy, by Christopher Durang, presented by the People’s Theatre, Wednesdays-Thursdays through July 23, 8pm, $20-25, upstairs at Bravo Cucina Restaurant, 1319 Third St. Promenade, the peoples theatre.com.
Jason Kowalski, through July 18, Terrence Rogers Fine Art, 1231 5th St., 310.394.4999.
Stephanie Visser, Anne M. Bray, Darlyn Susan Yee, through July 18, TAG Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, through July 19, 7pm Fridays, 1 and 7pm Saturdays, 1pm Sundays, $5-$10, SMC Theatre Arts Studio Stage, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4319.
Constitutional Convention Event, with political leaders, scholars, and input from the public, 6:15pm, free, Broad Stage, SMC Madison Campus, 1310 11th St., repaircalifornia.org.
Fathers and Children, poetry with literary families Mel and Stefi Weisburd and Gerald and Zachary Locklin, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Forum on Afghanistan, with Lila Garrett, Sonali Kolhatkar, and Tom Hayden, 7pm, free, Topanga Community House, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.4050.
Inside Out Community Arts 2009 Summer Neighborhood Arts Project, Fridays through July 31, 10am-4pm, free, Venice Center for Peace with Justice & the Arts, 2210 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.397.8820 x104.
It’s Criminal: The Comedy, a comedy monologue show by Murray Meyer, 9pm, $16, all proceeds to Santa Monica Playhouse Benefit Fund, The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x1.
Creature / Creations (A Political Fable about Responsibility and Delusion in Oppressive Times), written by Eugenio Griffero, 8:30pm, $15-$20, Highways,1651 18th St., 310.315.1459.
Life Class, by Pat Barker, is discussed by the Ocean Park Book Group, 11am, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804.
Mar Vista Library Book Sale, most books $.25-$1, 10am-4pm, free, Mar Vista Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., LA, 310.390.3454.
Peta Orbach, reception 7-10pm, through August 2, Bolivar Café, 1741 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.581.2344.
Ten Powerful Perspectives to Heal and Transform Your Life, summer spiritual symposium, with author and spiritual coach Jason Nelson and other guest speakers, 6-8pm, free, In Focus Wellness, 717 Broadway, Jasonnelson.info.
Third Annual Midsummer Arts and Crafts Faire, 10am-5pm, free, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.
Stephanie Valadez Ensemble, 7:30-10pm, $10, SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.9560.
Venice Beach Rides for the Community Car & Motorcycle Show, music, raffle, refreshments and more, 10am-4pm, free, Rose Avenue between Main Street and Lincoln Boulevard, vchcorp.org/rides.
Wine, Chocolate, and Cheese Tasting, 3-4pm, $25 per person, $40 per couple, Surfas, 8777 Washington Blvd., CC, 310.559.4770 x275.
Boulevard Music Summer Festival, annual folk-acoustic festival with Bernie Pearl, Trio Gonzalo, Evan Marshall, Rick Shea, Susie Glaze, Westside Voices, Dawn Hummer, Ed Munter, Frank Giffen, Don Raymond, Chad Watson, Zack Medway, 11am-4pm, free, Veteran’s Park, 4117 Overland Ave., CC, 310.398.2583.
Creative PlayGround presents The Velveteen Rabbit, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
The Gang’s All Here, performances presented by the Virginia Avenue Project, 3 and 7pm, pay what you can, Artworks Theatre, 6569 Santa Monica Blvd., LA, 310.264.4224.
Green Living Workshop, six consecutive Mondays, 7-8:30pm, donation, The Green Life, 2409 Main St., SustainableWorks.org.
Meetup Book Group Discussion, with discussion of Who’s Your City? by Richard Florida, 7pm, Community Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Culture in the Canyon Chautauqua Series, with author Harry Medved’s Hollywood Escapes tour of movie locations, 7:30pm, free, meet at Rubell Memorial Lawn, Temescal Gateway Park 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.858.7272 x115.
Gypsy Caravan, documentary film, 7pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.
Wise Water Use Expo, with Ed Begley, Jr. and author/environmental activist Kevin O’Donnell, speakers, raffle, 6-9pm, free, Mar Vista Park Auditorium, 11430 Woodbine St., MV, wisewateruseexpo.blogspot.com.
Childrens’ Art Workshop, canvas projects, printmaking, mosaic tiles, theater arts, games, every Wednesday through July, 11am-2pm, free, The Christian Institute,1308-10 2nd St, 310.394.4178.
Adventures of Sailing the Greek Islands, recounted by Staff Commodore Martin McCarthy, noon, $15.08, California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way, MDR, 310.823.4567.
Colon Cancer Update, with oncologist Saeed Sadeghi, MD, noon-1:30pm, free, Community Room, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., 310..393.2721 x129.
Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, and Vasen, music, 8pm, free, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.440.4575.
Mark Your Calendar
Ziggy Marley, Barnes & Noble, July 25
Post-American LA Art Exhibit, 18th St Arts Center, August 1
Festival of the Chariots, August 2