Absolutely Halloween, holiday-themed musical, through October 31, Saturdays-Sundays 12:30 and 3pm, $10.50-$12.50, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779.
Capturing Nature’s Beauty: Three Centuries of French Landscapes, through November 1, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7300.
John Clendening, Susan McKay Krieser, Della Rolle, through October 31, TAG Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.
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.
Photo Exhibit, SMC Alumni, A Global Presence, through October 30, Photo Gallery, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4289.
Pictures of the Year International, exhibit of prize-winning photojournalism, through November 2, Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, LA, 213.403.3000.
Pumpkinliner, Halloween train ride, through October 31 Saturdays-Sundays, noon, 2 and 4pm, $10-$17, Fillmore & Western Railway, 805.524.2546.
Milton Rogavin, Buffalo, through October 31, Gallery Luisotti, Bergamot Station, 310.453.0043.
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.
Dengue Fever, 7:30pm, $32-$55, Eli & Edith Broad Center, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., TheBroadStage.com/tickets.
Fancy Dress Ball, costume party, costumes available to borrow, no masks please, 7-10pm, $10 donation, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.
Janet Homes, Catherine Daly, and Kate Greenstreet, poetry, 7:30pm, $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
McKinley School Annual Halloween Harvest Festival, 4-8pm, free, McKinley Elementary School, 2401 Santa Monica Blvd., mckinleyevents.com.
Silver Spear, premiere of new Chinese film, 6:30pm, free, Art Lecture Hall 214, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4588.
Singles Dinner for 6, ages 40s and 50s, 7pm, $16, Stefan’s LA Farm, 3000 W. Olympic Blvd., 310.361.6060, tastyla.com.
Telescope Buyer Survival Guide, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Santa Monica Contemporary Ballet, 8pm, $10-$20, Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., 310.403.9983.
Coraline, animated film about young girl’s adventures, 2pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Creative Playground presents Halloween Stories, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Halloween at the Lodge, with films It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (2pm) and Fat Albert’s Halloween Special (3pm), Haunted Lodge tours, costume contest, games, and food, 2-5pm, free, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave. Venice, 310.306.1854.
Halloween Spooktacular, Halloween-themed Monsters of Improv show with costume contest, 8pm, $25, Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, 310. 451.0850.10.451.0850
Halloween Storytelling with Alphabetty, 10:30am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580 1/2 Pico Blvd., LA, 310.559.BOOK.
Living Trust and Wills Seminar, 10am, free, Mt. Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 7114 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester, 310.677.9787 x5.
Contemporary Crafts Market, 10am-6pm, $8, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St, 310.285.3655.
Creative Playground presents Dia de los Muertos-Cuentos de mi Familia, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Premiere of The Irish Vampire Goes West, film by Pegarty Long, 7:30pm, $5-7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Open Reading with Ray Lanthier and Paul Kareem Tayyar, 5pm, free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Santa Monica Symphony, 7:30pm, free, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., smsymphony.org.
SMC Wind Ensemble, 4pm, $10, Eli & Edith Broad Center, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3000.
Young Musician’s Foundation Debut Orchestra, 1pm, $10-$40, Eli & Edith Broad Center, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.859.7668.
Susan Stiffelman Westside Book Launch, for Parenting Without Power Struggles, 7pm, free, Diesel Brentwood, 225 26th St., 510.653.9965.
Joan Del Monte discusses her new mystery novel, Mud Blood: Murder in the Sacramento Delta, 5-8pm, free, Canal Club, 2025 Pacific Ave., Venice, email@example.com.
Green Living Workshop, Tuesdays through November 17, 7-8:30pm, P.S. 1 Elementary School, 1454 Euclid St., sustainableworks.eventbrite.com.
New Kings of the High Cs, 7:30pm, $55-$100, Eli & Edith Broad Center, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., TheBroadStage.com/tickets.
Bereavement Group Meetings, every Wednesday for six weeks, 3-4:30pm, free, DeWind Room, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., 310.393.2721.
Chinatown, screening of the film followed by discussion, 5:30pm, free, Humanities and Social Sciences Hall 165, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4843.
Discussion of Alan Furst’s Dark Star, 7pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.829.7081.
Explorations in Sustainable Architecture, 6:30pm, free, SMC Bundy, 3171 S. Bundy Dr., LA, 310. 434.4743.
Foreclosure Workshop, with Lloyd Segal, 5:30-7:30pm, free, Marina Del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Wy, MDR, 310.379.0101.
Green Living Workshop, Wednesdays through November 18, 7pm, Multipurpose Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., sustainableworks.eventbrite. com.
Sweet Smell of Success, with Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis, 2pm, free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310. 458.8606.
Venice Neighborhood Council Town Hall Meeting on Medical Marijuana, 6:30pm, free, Westminster Elementary School Auditorium, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, Outreach@VeniceNC.org.
When It’s Torture, lecture, by Percival Everett, USC English professor, 11:15am, free, Humanities and Social Sciences 165, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.
Mark Your Calendar
Ice in Santa Monica, October 30
Rachel Rosenthal’s 83rd Birthday Bash, November 7
Rain Barrel and Cistern Sales Event, November 8
Asian & Tribal Arts Show, November 14-15