California Regionalism: Oils on Canvas, through August 23, California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., 310.392.8537.
Bach at Leipsig, through August 23, 8pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $25, Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, odysseytheatre.com.
Barkley L. Hendricks, Birth of the Cool, paintings 1964-2007, through August 22, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.
Cuba! Africa! Revolution! documentary film, 7pm, $5 donation, first 20 callers admitted, 601 9th St., 310.780.7363.
The 2nd Annual Philomenian, a celebration of the poetry and life of Venice poet Philomene Long, 7:30pm, free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, ,310.822.3006.
Illegal Operations, a series of eight short plays performed and written by kids and adults, presented by Virginia Avenue Project, 7:30pm Friday, 3 and 7:30pm Saturday, $5 donation or pay what you can, 24th Street Theatre, 1117 W. 24th St., LA, 310.264.4224.
West, a play by Steven Berkoff, 8pm Friday, 2 and 8pm Saturday, 2 and 7pm Sunday, $20, The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 310.823.0710.
Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, reception September 18, 6-8pm, through December 6, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art,
Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4851.
Rattle Magazine Publication Party, with poets Meta Jones, Mary Slechta, Lynne Thompson, Travis Mossotti, Lee Stern, and Alan Soldofsky, 2-4pm, $5-$15, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.828.3951.
A Salute to the California Orange, presented by the Venice Historical Society, featuring The History of the CA Orange, Abbot Kinney, the Horticulturist, and VHS Annual Archival Showing, with lectures by historians David Boulé and Glen Howell, 1pm, free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, venicehistorical.org.
Jennifer Diamond Regatta, 11am-2pm, barbeque follows race at 4:30pm, Del Rey Yacht Club, 13900 Palawan Way, MDR, 818.700.6900.
Peter Alsop’s Kids Koncerts presents Gwendolyn & the Goodtime Gang, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Diabetes Seminar, with Dr. Dorea Wilder, noon-1pm, free, DeWind Room, Senior Center, 2nd floor, Santa Monica Family YMCA,1332 6th St, 310.393.2721.
Time Machine, videos with Sabine Gruffat and Bill Brown, 6-10pm, free, Documental, Unurban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.306.7330.
Green Living Workshop, Tuesdays through September 29, 7-8:30pm, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., sustainableworks.eventbrite.com.
Babe, family film, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Diabetes in Children, seminar with with Dr. Dorea Wilder, 6-7pm, free, DeWind Room, Senior Center, 2nd floor, Santa Monica Family YMCA,1332 6th St, 310.393.2721.
Green Living Workshop, Wednesdays through September 30, 7pm, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., sustainableworks.eventbrite.com.
Writing Your College Essay, presented by Tiu Lukk, 6:30-8:30pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
The 400 Blows, Truffaut’s famous film about a boy’s difficult childhood, 3pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
John Montich, abstract photography, reception 5-6:30pm, through October 9, SMC Emeritus Art Gallery, 1227 2nd St, 310.434.4306.
Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes, 6pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4288.
Mark Your Calendar
Activist Support Circle Picnic, August 31
Patti Smith, Twilight Dance Series, September 3
Santa Monica Pier Centennial, September 9
Communitas Awards, September 12
Taste of Santa Monica, September 13