Richard Erlich, Anatomia Digitale, through October 10, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.
Cornelia Ford & Gabriel Fernandez, through October 10, Schomberg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.
Margaret W. Gallegos, Freely Constrained, Barely Contained, through October 10, FIG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.
The Persians, by Aeschylus, the oldest surviving Greek tragedy, through October 9, 7:30pm, $10-$15, Helen E. Lindhurst Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
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.
Shock and Awe, exhibit of paintings by Joshua Marotta, David Salvador, Gus Hernandez, and Ben Andreassen, through October 14, Blue Seven Gallery, 3129 Pico Blvd., 310.449.1444.
It Takes 17 Muscles to Smile, gala for Virginia Avenue Project, 6pm, $15-0-$250, Casa Del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way, 310.264.4224.
John Lennon Birthday Celebration, annual event hosted by Jerry Rubin, 6pm, free, John Lennon Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, Capitol Records Bldg., 1750 N. Vine St., LA, 310.399.1000.
Roger McGuinn returns in concert, 8pm, $10-$45, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4055.
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.
Brain Clouds, lecture with Dr. Matthew Shtrahman, 11am, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
Eating Right When Money is Tight, lecture, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Savion Glover, performance of tap dance, 7:30pm, $55-$100, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center,1314 11th St., TheBroadStage.com/tickets.
Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, adaptations of children’s stories by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, 11am and 1pm, $12-$17, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4055.
Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin is discussed by the Literature Book Group, 11am, free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.450.0443.
Illumination, photography by Bob Poe, reception 5-7pm, through November 14, Bob Poe Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.582.2278.
Night Hike Adventure, 6pm, free, King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, 310.858.7272 x115.King Gillette Ranch Calabasas, CA. 91302 Program Info: (310) 858-7272 x115
Paint-Out on Santa Monica Pier, bring materials and lunch, 9:30am-1:30pm, free, meet at Pier’s landmark sign, 310.338.0333.
Pumpkinliner, Halloween train ride, through October 31 Saturdays-Sundays, noon, 2 and 4pm, $10-$17, Fillmore & Western Railway, 805.524.2546.
Amber Tamblyn, publication party for her new book Bang Ditto, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd. Venice, 310.822.3006.
Kulov’s Tea Tour: Some Like It Hot, tea presentation followed by tea party, 11:30am-5:30pm, $60-$70, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.310.825.8655.
Morning Birds Hike, 8am, free, King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, 310.858.7272 x115.
Pet Blessing, a ceremony in honor of animal companions and animal helpers, 10:15am, free, Church in Ocean Park., 235 Hill St., 310. 399.1631.
SMC Orchestra, 4pm, $10, The Broad Stage, 1314 11th St., TheBroadStage.com/tickets.
Susan Stiffelman discusses her book Parenting Without Power Struggles, 3pm, free, Diesel Malibu, 3890 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, 510.653.9965.
Theatre Party, group will see The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife at Westchester Playhouse, followed by dinner at Derrick’s Jamaican Cuisine, $20, 310.215.1892.
Creative Playground presents Three Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, 7:30pm, $40, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center,1314 11th St., TheBroadStage.com/tickets.
Ellen Sandler, TV writer-producer, Mary Pickford Speakers Series, 7pm, free, Screening Room, Academy of Entertainment & Technology, 1660- Stewart St., 310.434.3777.
Trucker, film by James Mottern, with star Michelle Monaghan, part of Reel Talk, 7pm, $20, Wadsworth Theatre, Veterans Administration, Bldg 226, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., LA, RICHMARKENT.com.
Appealing Moments, exhibit of photography by Gray Malin, with DJ, wine and hors d’oevres, 6:30-9pm, free, artLAB Gallery and Salon, 1410 Montana Ave., 310.394.5200
Green Living Workshop, Tuesdays through November 17, 7-8:30pm, P.S. 1 Elementary School, 1454 Euclid St., sustainableworks.eventbrite.com.
Los Angeles Computer Society, with Jim McKnight, who will explain computer functions, 7pm, free, Fellowship Hall, 8065 Emerson Avenue, Westchester, http://www.lhacspc.org.
Bereavement Group Meetings, every Wednesday for six weeks, 3-4;30pm, free, DeWind Room, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., ymcasm.org.
Expo Phase 2 Community Meeting, public discussion on Expo Line Phase 2 routes and stations, 6pm, free, East Wing Meeting Room, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., 213.922.EXPO.
Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers and The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis are discussed by the Mystery Book Group, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
Green Living Workshop, Wednesdays through November 18, 7pm, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., sustainableworks.eventbrite. com.
Jessica B. Harris, Carolina’s Gold, culinary lecture, 7pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.
Imagining Clean & Efficient Transportation Systems, lecture in Environmental Lecture Series, 6:30pm, free, Room 217, SMC Bundy Campus, 3171 S. Bundy Dr., LA, 310.434.4743.
The Evolution of Desire, film of lecture by Guy Finley, 7:30pm, $3, 2nd Floor Community Room, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., guyfinley.org.
California Energy: Sustainable Solutions for the 21st Century, lecture with Peter Asmus, 11:15am, free, Humanities & Social Science Lecture Hall 165, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.
The Orphanage, Spanish film, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Them! classic sci-fi film, 6:30pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
Mark Your Calendar
Cirque Du Soleil-October 16
Pico Art Walk, October 17
National Teen Driver Safety Program, Ocean Park Library, October 22
Left, Right, and Center, Broad Center, October 25