California Open Juried Exhibition, through September 4, TAG Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.
Cymbeline The Puppet King, the Actors’ Gang’s revised version (for families) of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, through August 30, 11am, free, Media Park, Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., CC, 310.838.GANG.
Helen Frankenthaler, Woodcuts, David Hockney, Prints of Celia, through August 29, Greenfield-Sacks Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.0640.
Summer Group Show with Richard Bruland, Michael Brunswick, Guy Diehl, Laura Karetzky, Patsy Krebs, Christopher Murphy, Enjeong Noh, Raymond Saunders, Jon Swihart, Tad Wiley, through August 29, Lora Schlessinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.1133.
West Coast Sculpture: Larry Bell, Robert Graham, Robert Hudson, John Mason, Ken Price, and Peter Voulkos, through August 29, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.3866.
George McGovern and John Dean, two pivotal 1970s political figures talk politics, 7pm, free, DIESEL, a bookstore, Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th St., Suite 33, 510.653.9965.
The Trial of the Catonsville NIne, return of the play by Daniel Berrigan, four performances, 8pm Thursday-Saturday, $25 2pm Sunday, $250 (benefit, $200 of admission is tax-deductable), The Actors Gang, Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., CC, 310.838.4264.
Fantasea Weekend Reunion Yacht Party, reunion party for alumni of Crenshaw High School class of 1999, surprise performance by a mystery guest, 8pm-1am, Fantasea One Yacht, Dock 52, 13509 Fiji Way, MDR, 310.447.1385.
Our State Parks: Budget and Mitigating Closures, meeting with State Senator Fran Pavley, 9-11am, free, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St., 310.314.5214.
Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribes, music in English and Sanskrit, 8-10pm, $15, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 323. 664.4275.
Creative Playground presents Ferdinand the Bull, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Open House for UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program, 9am-1pm, free, 1010 Westwood Center, 1010 Westwood Blvd., WW, 310.825.9414.
Sirens of Soccer vs. Vinnie Jones’ Hollywood All Stars Charity Exhibition Match, proceeds to Global Futbol Initiative and S.O.S Children’s Villages, pre-game 8:30pm, game 9pm, $5 donation, Santa Monica Airport Field, 3201 Airport Ave., post-game libations at Spitfire Grill, sirensofsoccer.org.
Activist Support Circle Picnic, with guest speaker environmentalist S. David Freeman, vegetarian potluck, 1pm, free, Clover Park, 2700 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.399.1000.
Peter Alsop’s Kids Koncerts presents Masanga Marimba Ensemble, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
UCLA Extension 2009 Writers Faire, 11am-3pm, free, Young Hall Courtyard, UCLA, WW, 310.825.9415.
William McNally, activist, poet, writer, biographer, is interviewed at the MESS Salon, 7:30pm, free, Unurban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.315.0056.
Concert with the Verdi Chorus Walter Fox Singers, 6:30pm, free, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH, eventbrite.com.
Green Living Workshop, Tuesdays through September 29, 7-8:30pm, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., sustainableworks.eventbrite.com.
Gwynn Murrill: Early Wood Sculpture, reception September 12, 6-8pm, through October 24, Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3434.
Green Living Workshop, Wednesdays through September 30, 7pm, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., sustainableworks.eventbrite. com.
Doubt, with Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman, 2pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
Mark Your Calendar
Santa Monica Pier Centennial, September 9
Communitas Awards, September 12
Taste of Santa Monica, September 13
Abbot Kinney Festival, September 27