Emma Ferreira: Exposed, through October 24, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.
Gwynn Murrill: Early Wood Sculpture, through October 24, Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3434.
Small Wonders, exhibit of small art works by Susan Lomino, John Brunnick and Rebecca Andrews, through October 25, Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. #109, Topanga, 310.455.7909.
Two Remarkable Journeys: The Need to Know by April Fitzsimmons, 8pm Thursdays, 2pm Saturdays, and Sock and Shoe by Daisuke Tsuji, 9pm Fridays, 8pm Saturdays, through October 24, $10-$15, presented by the Actors Gang, Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., CC, 310.838.4264.
Scene Bites, multi-media show with students of Edgemar Center for the Arts performing scenes live and on film, 8pm, $15, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., 310.392.7327. Also October 29.
Comedy Improv Night with The Spolin Players, 7:30pm, $8-$12 pre-sale, $10-$15 at door, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.828.7519.
Italian-American Reconciliation, a play by John Patrick Shanley, through December 6, 8pm Fridays-Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, $15-$20, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., 310.397.3244.
Jazz, with Eric Person and Meta-Four West, featuring Dwight Trible, 7 and 9pm, $10, Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.4323.
Pumpkinliner, Halloween train ride, through October 31 Saturdays-Sundays, noon, 2 and 4pm, $10-$17, Fillmore & Western Railway, 805.524.2546.
Special Observing Event: Jupiter and the Moon, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Carine Topal and Dorothy Barresi, poetry, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Dorothy Emerson Antiques Show & Sale, 11am-7pm Friday-Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday, $4-$7, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., 310.458.2288.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile, production of Steve Martin’s play, 8pm Friday, 2 and 8pm Saturday, 2 and 7pm Sunday, $10, Studio Stage, Theatre Arts Complex, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4319.
Art Songs for Soprano with Piano, Flute, and Harp, poetry and song presented by the National Association of Composers, USA, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Carlos de Antonis, Angel Romero and Friends, music, 7:30pm, $32-$55, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., TheBroadStage.com/tickets.
Budget Travel Europe, travel workshop, 11am, free, Hostelling International Travel Store, 1434 2nd St., 310.393.6263.
Dracula and His World, lecture with vampirologist Leslie S. Klinger, 9am-4pm, $95, Haines Hall, Room A18, UCLA, WW, 310.206.8456.
First Lutheran Fall Festival, carnival style games for all ages, prizes, jumpers, dunk tank, crafts, raffles, BBQ, snow cones, silent auction and more, 11am-4pm, free, 815 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.823.9367.
Cheryl Klein and Terry Wolverton, fiction writers, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Planet Siqueros Pena, with poets Karina Oliva, Francisco Letelier, and Gustavo Adolfo Guerra Vasquez, live music by Huayucaltia, 7:30-10pm, $10, SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.9560.
Will and Trust Seminar, 10am, free, Agape International Spiritual Center, 5700 Buckingham Parkway, CC, 310. 677.9787 x5.
Laura Ingalls Wilder, a musical based on the life of the author of the Little House books, 11am and 1pm, $112-$17, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4055.
Afghan Women: A History of Struggle, documentary by Kathleen Foster, followed by discussion, 3-6pm, donation $10, Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Monica, 1260 18th St., 310.452.6353.
Creative Playground presents Aesop’s Fables, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
In the Spirit of Hope and Change, music with Hyla Menuhin Douglas, Zane Suarez, Andrea Scarpino, and Wayne Kramer of the MC5, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Left, Right, and Center, live version of the KCRW radio show, 5pm, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., TheBroadStage.com/tickets.
15th Annual Partnership Walk To End Global Poverty, 11am, free, walk begins at Santa Monica Pier and goes down the coast along the ocean, 888.AKF.Walk.
Passion, Purpose, Profit, economic workshop, 2-5pm, $75, 1620 Colorado Ave., 310.895.8955.
Vince Waldon is guest speaker at the Mary Pickford Speakers Series, 7pm, free, Screening Room, Academy of Entertainment & Technology, 1660 Stewart St., 310.434.3777.
Green Living Workshop, Tuesdays through November 17, 7-8:30pm, P.S. 1 Elementary School, 1454 Euclid St., sustainableworks.eventbrite.com.
Halloween Ha-Has, storytelling and puppet show for Halloween, 3:30 and 4:30pm, free, tickets must be picked up after 12 noon on day of performance, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.392.3804.
Shaun of the Dead, spoof of horror movies, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Activist Support Circle holds an extended meeting for activists to share ideas and feelings, 6:30-9:30pm, free, Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St., 310.399.1000.
Bereavement Group Meetings, every Wednesday for six weeks, 3-4:30pm, free, DeWind Room, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., 310.393.2721.
The Economics of Being a Woman, six-week lecture series, through November 4, 6:30-8:30pm, $45, YWCA Santa Monica, 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.
Monetizing Social Media, business leaders’ discussion, 6pm, free, MLK Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.434.4199.
The Power to Never Again Feel Powerless, film of lecture by Guy Finley, 7:30pm, $3, 2nd Floor Community Room, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., guyfinley.org.
African American Life on the Gullah/Geechee Coast: Photographs by Greg Day, 1970-1977, exhibit and lecture with photographer Greg Day, 6pm, free, Black Rice: The African Antecedents of the Carolina Rice Plantation Economy, lecture with Judith Carney, 7pm, free, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, 7:30pm, $45-$75, The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., TheBroadStage.com/tickets.
Coraline, animated film about young girl’s adventures, 2pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
Dance Master Class with Toni Basil, 10:15am, free, Gym 104, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4856.
SMC Emeritus College Faculty Art Show, reception 5-6:30pm, through December 11, Emeritus College, 1227 2nd St., 310.434.4306.
Who Are the Real Chosen People: The Meaning of Chosenness in Judaism, Christianity & Islam, with speaker Dr. Reuven Firestone, 11:15am, free, Humanities & Social Science Lecture Hall 165, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4209.
Mark Your Calendar
Halla Gala, Santa Monica Museum, October 31
Fancy Dress Fall Ball, Church in Ocean Park,
Asian & Tribal Arts Show, November 14-15