The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani, through October 5, The Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, PP, 310.440.7300.
Fielden Harper, Sue Keane, through October 3, TAG Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.0655.
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.
Tony Marsh, through October 3, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.3866.
The Valentine-Adelson Collection, through October 4, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.443.7016.
Coastline, live music, 9pm-midnight, $5 donation. The Lodge, 1600 Ocean Park Blvd. 310.452.3702.
The Doctor in Spite of Himself, a new staging of Moliere’s comedy, through November 8, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $15-$20, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, 310.823.0710.
Drive-In Movies at the Pier concludes with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 8pm (sunset), doors open at 7pm, free, Santa Monica Pier, smpier.org.
Impact! Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter / LCross Update, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5, Planetarium, 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Gaea Schell Quartet, jazz group, 7 and 9pm, $10, Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310. 434.3000.
Acts of Love, performances to raise money for Autism awareness, 7:30pm, Broad Center, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., autismspeaks.org/actsoflove.
Amelia Earhart in Her Own Words, written and performed by Roberta E. Bassin, 7pm, free (donation optional), Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd.,310.452.1116.
Chamber Music Concert, with Thornhill-Lebow-Meyer Trio, 8pm, $10-$20, Santa Monica Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 1260 18th St., brownpapertickets.com/event/82875.
Envisioning A Future: The World As It Is And As It Might Be, benefit art exhibit with works of Sebastião Salgado, with speakers C.W. Bethelson and Andre Lambertson, 4-7pm, $20, Peter Fetterman Gallery, Bergamot Station, 805.965.3391.
Green Prizes for Sustainable Literature, 1pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Kids with Cameras, photo exhibit and conversation with shutter-snapping teens in a program run by the Santa Monica Bay Human Relations Council, noon-2pm, free, McKinley School, 2401 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.310.0432.
Mar Vista Library Book Sale,10am-4pm, free, 12006 Venice Blvd., LA, 310.390.3454.
Sarod Master Rajeev Taranath, sarod player, 7:30pm, $22, Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3200.
Pumpkinliner, Halloween train ride, through October 31 Saturdays-Sundays, noon, 2 and 4pm, $10-$17, Fillmore & Western Railway, 805.524.2546.
Whistling Season by Ivan Doig is discussed by the Book Group, 11am, free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804.
An Afternoon of Musical Treasures by the SMC Music Faculty, 4pm, free, Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3200.
Regina Carter, jazz violinist, 7pm, $10-$40, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4055.
Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art, exhibit of basketmaking, through January 10, 2010, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.
Landmarks Bus Tour, a chartered Big Blue bus tour of Santa Monica landmarks, with tour guide Marcello Vavala, formerly of the Santa Monica Conservancy, 2-5pm, $30-$45, meet at Department of Motor Vehicles parking lot, 2235 Colorado Ave., 310.496.3146.
Richard Christian Matheson discusses his books Dystopia, Created By and Scars, 3pm, free, Diesel Malibu, 3890 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, 510.653.9965.
UCLA Extension’s From Page to Stage, with writers Laurel Ollstein, Amy Friedman, and Monica Holloway, 2pm, free, Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.9110.
An Evening with Garrison Keilor, 7:30pm, $25-$50, Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., TheBroadStage.com/tickets.
Randall Fried speaks in the Mary Pickford Entertainment Speakers Series, Screening Room, Academy of Entertainment & Technology, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.3777.
Space Telescopes: Hubble, James Webb and Beyond, with Lee Feinberg from NASA, 7pm, free, , MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Green Living Workshop, Tuesdays through November 17, 7-8:30pm, P.S. 1 Elementary School, 1454 Euclid St., sustainableworks.eventbrite.com.
Los Angeles: Social Conflict, Social Change and the Narrative of Unity, literary lecture by Hector Tobar, 11:15am, free, Humanities and Social Science 165, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.
Scott Westerfield talks about The Uglies and Sarah Rees Brennan talks about The Demon’s Lexicon, 4:30pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
The Persians, by Aeschylus, the oldest surviving Greek tragedy, 7:30pm Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 7:30pm Saturday, $10-$15, Helen E. Lindhurst Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Bereavement Group Meetings, every Wednesday for six weeks, 3-4;30pm, DeWind Room, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., ymcasm.org.
Born Yesterday, classic comedy with Judy Holliday and William Holden, 3pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
John Clendening, Susan McKay Krieser, Della Rolle, reception October 17, 5-8pm, through October 31, TAG Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.
The Economics of Being a Woman, lecture, 6:30-8:30pm, $45, YWCA, 2019 14th St., 310.452.3881.
Green Living Workshop, Wednesdays through November 18, 7pm, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., sustainableworks.eventbrite.com.
Richard Rayner discusses A Bright and Guilty Place, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
The Three Keys to Complete Self-Command, film of lecture by Guy Finley, 7:30pm, $3, 2nd Floor Community Room, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., guyfinley.org.
Bill Boyarsky discusses Inventing LA, 7pm, free, Diesel Brentwood, 225 26th St., 510.653.9965.
Groovelily, eclectic music trio, 8pm, $40, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4055.
Mark Your Calendar
Pico Art Walk, October 17
National Teen Driver Safety Program, Ocean Park Library, October 22
Left, Right, and Center, Broad Center, October 25