The Chairs, a tragicomedy by Eugene Ionesco, through September 13, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 5:30pm Sundays, $25, Sundays are pay what you can, City Garage, 1340 1/2 4th St., citygarage.org.
Color Form, art by Betty Gold, through September 16, Gebert Gallery, 1345 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.450.9897.
Drive-In Movies at the Pier, series begins with the ever-popular The Princess Bride, 8pm (sunset), doors open at 7pm, free, Santa Monica Pier, smpier.org.
Meals on Wheels Open House and All-Day Buffet, coffee, juice, muffins in the morning, lunch served later, 9am-1pm, free, 1823 Michigan Ave., 310. 394.5133.
NASA’s Human Spaceflight Future, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $4-$5, Planetarium 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Allen Ruppersberg: You and Me or the Art of Give and Take, reception 7-9pm, through December 19, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, smmoa,org.
The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, by Charles Busch, through October 17, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $18, Kentwood Players at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester, 310.645.5156.
Third Annual MixMatch Dance Festival, choreographers present dances of varied genres, 8:30pm Friday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday, $10-$13, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 661.755.2182.
Chili 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.
Communitas Awards, honoring community members who have made a difference in Santa Monica, dinner, 7pm, $60, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.393.1631.
Cornelia Ford & Gabriel Fernandez, reception 5-8pm, through October 10, Schomberg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.
Fowler OutSpoken Lecture with Beatrice Hohenegger: Steeped In History, The Art of Tea, 4pm, free, Fowler Museum At UCLA, WW, 310.825.4388.
Nicole Gordon: Saligia, reception 6-9pm, through November 8, Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.6990.
Grassroots Acoustica #27, Western Beat Reunion Edition, set-up, sound check & schmooze 2-3pm, main show, 3-10pm, free, Talking Stick Coffee Lounge, 411C Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.450.6052.
Greene and Greene: The Art of Architecture, documentary about architects Charles and Henry Greene, 1pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover is discussed by the Literature Book Group, 11am, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.
Dan Mills: US Future States: An Atlas of Global Imperialism, reception 6-9pm, through November 7, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., 310.397.7493.
Paint-Out at Malibu Lagoon State Beach, 9:30am, free, bring lunch and art supplies, take PCH to Cross Creek road (0.25 miles west of Malibu Pier), 310.338.0333.
Project Room: Nicole Cherubini, through December 5, Project Room 2: Kim Schoenstadt/ Rita McBride, Tell Me Something Good, through December 5, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, smmoa.org.
Shock and Awe, exhibit of paintings by Joshua Marotta, David Salvador, Gus Hernandez, and Ben Andreassen, reception 6-9pm, through October 14, Blue Seven Gallery, 3129 Pico Blvd.,310.449.1444.
Peter Alsop’s Kids Koncerts presents Hap Palmer, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Ninth Annual Family Fun Fest, Harvest & Crush Event, benefiting City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts, 12:30-3:30pm, $25-$75, Saddlerock Ranch, 31727 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu, 310.455.2898.
Emma Ferreira: Exposed, reception 6:30-9:30pm, through October 24, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.
Kickin’ Cancer, 5K Walk/Run, main walk/run 9am, kiddie fun run 10:30am, $20-$40, San Vicente Blvd. between Darlington and Avondale, Brentwood, late registration at Frontrunners, 11640 San Vicente Blvd., September 12, 10am-2pm, kickincancer.com.
Life Skills Training, Mondays through October 5, with Carlan Robinson, Ph.D, 3-4pm, free, DewInd Room, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., ymcasm.org.
Suzanne Rico, CBS news anchor, speaks at the Mary Pickford Speakers Series, 7pm, free, AET Screening Room, SMC Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.3777.
Green Living Workshop, Tuesdays through September 29, 7-8:30pm, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., sustainableworks.eventbrite.com.
The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Women He Loved, lecture with Judith Freeman, 6:30pm, free, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH, eventbrite.com.
The Secret Life of a Snowflake, lecture with Dr. Kenneth G, Libbrecht, 11:15am, free, Science 140, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4304.
Amandla: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony, documentary about music in South Africa, 7pm, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.
Caring Options for Seniors, with Estee Bienstock, RN, noon-1pm, free, DeWind Room, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., ymcasm.org.
Discussion of Bliss Broyard’s One Drop: My Father’s Hidden Life-A Story of Race and Family Secrets, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
Green Living Workshop, Wednesdays through September 30, 7pm, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., sustainableworks.eventbrite.co.
The People’s Theatre, collective experience of theatrical entertainment, every Wednesday through September 30, and Thursdays through October 1, 7:15pm, $15-$20, Bravo Cucina, 1319 Third Street Promenade, (upstairs), thepeoplestheatre.com.
Woodstock on the Rebound, tribute show with singer Kathy Leonardo, and performances by Lee Boek, Laurel Ann Bogen, Gary Gordon, Laurie Marchese, Carmen Vega and host Eric Vollmer, 7:15-9:30pm, $7 (no one will be turned away), Warszawa Restaurant, 1414 Lincoln Blvd., 310.428.1109.
Mark Your Calendar
Los Angeles Irish Film Festival, September 23-27
Abbot Kinney Festival, September 27
Sustainable Literature Awards, October 3