Merchant of Venice, through July 30, presented by Shakespeare Santa Monica, 4:30-6 p.m., free, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH, www.eventbrite.com/org.
Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts, poetry with Ellyn Maybe and her band, Iris Berry, Michael C. Ford, Mike The Poet, Brenda Petrakos, and more, 7:30 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Happiness is a Warm Projector by Bryan Konefsky, screens at Subversive Cinema, 7 p.m., free, 212 Pier Coffeehouse, 212 Pier Ave., 310.314.5275.
Summer Meteor Observing: When, Where, and How? 8 p.m., preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7 p.m., $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Eraserhead, David Lynch’s nightmarish film, 8 p.m., free, Vidiots Annex, 302 Pico Blvd., 310.392.8508.
Frank Gehry Selects, a group show of ceramic works, curated by Gehry, reception 6-8 p.m., through August 21, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.3866.
Happily Ever After Or Not? Oral folktales presented by Audrey Kopp, 2 p.m., free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.458.8683.
To Kill a Mockingbird, the classic film with Gregory Peck, 3 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Peter Alsop’s Kids Concerts presents Beethoven’s Wig, 11 a.m., $10, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Dollar Splash Mondays, through August 30, swim for $1, shuttle bus available starting at 10 a.m. from Virginia Avenue Park and along route of Big Blue Bus line 7, 10 a.m.-5.p.m., $1, shuttle 50 cents, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH, http://annenbergbeachhouse.com.
Bike MS Day at Library Alehouse,with raffle for two beach cruisers, with 15 percent of sales going to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in support of the Bike MS Southern California Ride, half-price appetizers with any entree, and happy hour into the evening,11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m, Library Alehouse, 2911 Main St.,310.479.4456.
Green Living Workshop, eight week series, 7- 8:30 p.m., free, CoLoft, 920 Santa Monica Blvd., www.SustainableWorks.eventbrite.com.
Health Screenings, including pH level check, computerized body fat analysis, blood pressure test, adrenal stress test, and diet and exercise tips, offered by: The Foundation for Wellness Professionals, 11 a. m-11 p.m., free, DeWind Room, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., 310.393.2721 x129.
All About Eve, classic film with Bette Davis and Anne Baxter, 3 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Comedy Benefit for Samohi Girls Volleyball Team, 8 p.m., $10 advance, $15 at door, Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., 310.560.0932.
Green Living Workshop, eight week series, 7-8:30 p.m., free, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., www.SustainableWorks.eventbrite.com.
Milly by Michelle Smith: Winter / Holiday 2010 Collection Trunk Show, 6-8 p.m., free, French Lessons, 1327 Montana Ave., 310.451.9090.
Marcia Hanscom of Ballona Wetlands Defense Fund is guest speaker at Activist Support Circle, 7 p.m., free, Friends Meeting Hall, 1440o Harvard St., 310.399.1000.
Short Sale Foreclosure, with speaker Joe Vera, 12:30-1:30 p.m., free, DeWind Room, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., 310.393.2721 x129.
Dinner and Showcase of Junior Sailing and Rowing programs, presented by California Yacht Club, cocktails 6 p.m. dinner 6:30 p.m., $19.50, California Yacht Club,
4469 Admiralty Way, MDR, 310.823.4567.
Molly Ringwald performs jazz, 7:30 p.m., Hotel Casa Del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way, 800.898.6999.
Summer Sing-Along, last in four-week series, featuring Haydn’s Mass in Time of War, 7:30 p.m., $15 ($45 for entire series), First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St., 310.393.8258.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Festival of the Chariots, August 1
Rickie Lee Jones @ Twilight Dance Series, August 5
Santa Monica Place Grand Opening, August 6