September 4First Friday on Abbot Kinney, stores open until 10pm, free, Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, abbotkinneyonline.com.Richard Erlich, Anatomia Digitale, reception September 12, 4-6pm, through October 10, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.The Nerd, a play by Larry Shue, through October 11, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $14-$18,Theatre Palisades’ Pierson Playhouse, 941 Temescal Canyon Dr., PP, 310.454.1970.September 5Chili Roast, $2.50 per pound, every Saturday through September 26, 9am-1pm, free, Santa Monica Farmers Market, Virginia Avenue Park, 310.458.8712 x 2.Tony Marsh, reception September 12, 4-6pm, through October 3, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.3866.Moonlight Nature Walk, 7pm, free, Shallow Water Nature Store, 221 Culver Blvd., PDR, ballonainstitute.org.The Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done, by Ursula Heg, is discussed by the Ocean Park Book Group, 11am, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804.September 6Ross Altman, in concert, 10:15am, free, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.397.7135.Peter Alsop’s Kids Koncerts presents Melissa Green, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.Ballona Nature Walks, 2 and 4pm, free, meet at Del Rey Lagoon Park parking lot, 66th Ave., PDR, Ballonainstitute.org. September 7Good Food for Hard Times Spaghetti Dinner, 7pm, $5 donation, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.397.7135.September 8Green Living Workshop, Tuesdays through September 29, 7-8:30pm, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., sustainableworks.eventbrite.com.Kung Fu Hustle, Chinese martial arts film, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.Poetry with Ron Koertge, Sesshu Foster, and Eloise Klein Healy, with music by Jared Burton, 6:30pm, free, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH, eventbrite.com.September 9Discussion of Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.458.8606.Margaret W. Gallegos, Freely Constrained, Barely Contained, reception September 12, 5-7pm, through October 10, FIG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.Green Living Workshop, Wednesdays through September 30, 7pm, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., sustainableworks.eventbrite. com.Sustainable Works: Improving Our Working & Living Environments, first lecture in SMC Environmental Lecture Series, 6:30pm, free, Room 217, SMC Bundy Campus, 3171 S. Bundy Dr., LA, 310.434.4743.Westside Writers Shmooze, with Westside Society of Children’s Book Writers, 7pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.September 9-10Papa, play about Ernest Hemingway by John de Groot, presented by Vox Humana, 8pm, $25, Pico Playhouse, 10508 Pico Blvd., LA, 323.960.7785.September 10SMC Literary Series presents The Gardener Did It: Clues to Los Angeles History in the Mas Arai Mysteries, with author Naomi Hirahara, 11:15am, free, Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 65, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310. 434.4303.
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