Augustus Francis, through August 7, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.
Con Amor Flamenco, dance program, 8 p.m., $25, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, www.caminoskarina.com.
Improv with Magic Meathands, 8 p.m., $10, Westside Comedy Theatre, 1323-A Third Street Promenade, www.magicmeathands.com.
Around the Clock Nature, a hike in Upper Los Virgenes Canyon, 7 p.m., free, Upper Los Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, meet at Victory Blvd., entrance, 310. 858.7272 X131.
Art Night at 18th Street, with receptions for Martin Durazo’s Pain Management, Ana Guajardo’s Tianguis, plus low riders, tattoo artist, and food trucks, 6-8 p.m., free, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., 310.453.3711.
Carry It On, great American moments in word and song, adapted and directed by Ellen Geer, 4 p.m., Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.,Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Heroic Measures by Jill Ciment is discussed by the Book Group, 11 a.m., free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2701 Main St., 310.458.8683.
Le Magnifique, French film with Jean-Paul Belmondo, 8 p.m., free, Vidiots, 302 Pico Blvd., 310.392.8508.
Santa Monica Film Festival, all-day independent film event, passes free online until August 5, all screening pass $10, all-event pass $25, Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., 866.468.3399, www.smfilmfestival.com.
Senior Arts Forum Event, music discussion with professor Ric Alviso, 7 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Dori Silver Simons: through August 31, performance weekdays 8-10 a.m., conversation with the artist August 18, 7-9 p.m., Sherry Frumkin Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., 310.397.7493.
Storytelling with Ilene Cohen, ages 3-7, 10:30 a.m., free, Children’s Book World, 10580 1/2 Pico Blvd., LA, 310.559.BOOK.
Uncle Harry’s Last Birthday, mystery dinner theatre event, 7 p.m., $75, Marina del Rey Hotel, 13534 Bali Way, MDR, 310.399.1507.
American Ninja Warrior Tryouts, all day, Windward Plaza, Market and 17th Sts, Venice, http://g4tv.com/anw2.
Dance is Dead, dance program, 8 p.m. Saturday 7 p.m. Sunday, $10-$15, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, www.lacetheater.com.
Peter Alsop’s Kids Concerts presents Gwendolyn & The Goodtime Gang, Ready for Naptime Trio, 11 a.m., $10, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Robin Benway Book Launch Party for The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June, 3pm, free, Diesel Brentwood, 225 26th St., 510.653.9965.
Heirloom Seed Exchange and Pot Luck, a “green block party,” 4:30-6:30 p.m., free, Gardenerd Test Garden, 12579 Westminster Ave., LA, www.gardenerd.com.
Jazz Vespers features pianist Alan Broadbent, with Putter Smith on bass and Kendall Kay on drums, 5 p.m., free, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.452.1116.
Bobby Matos, jazz, 5 p.m., free, front lawn, Santa Monica City Hall, 1685 Main St., 310.458.8350.
What is the Dream Act? talk with Cyndi Bendezu, 11 a.m., free, Humanist Association of Los Angeles, Yahoo Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway, 310.479.2236.
Dollar Splash Mondays, through August 30, swim for one dollar, 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.
5 Gyres: Plastic Pollution in the World’s Oceans, with Anna Cummins and Dr. Marcus Eriksen talking about their work with the Algalita Research Foundation, 7 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Rocaterrania, documentary about scientific illustrator and artist Renaldo Kuhler, by Brett Ingram, 8:30 p.m., pre-show 6 p.m., free, Documental, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.315.0056.
Bill Hahn Remembers: Memoirs and Tales, lecture and slide show with longtime Venice resident, 7 p.m., free, Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, http://www.venicehistorical.org.
Comparison/Contrast of Dashiell Hammett’s The Glass Key with Michael Connelly’s The Narrows, 7 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.458.8682.
How to Have Younger-Looking, Healthier Skin, lecture by Marc Gomez, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M., Dipl.C.H., 6:30 -7:30 p.m., free, The Wellness Store, 1412 14th St., RSVP: 310. 917.2200.
Welcome to Our House, art show, reception August 13, 6-8 p.m., through August 29, Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 Pine Tree Circle #109, Topanga, 310.455.7909.
The Conscious Carnivore, farmers from the Santa Monica Farmers Market talk about raising animals for meat in a humane way, 7 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Q&A Session and Food Sensitivity Education with Dr. Jonathan Herbert, 6:30 p.m., free, 2990 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 203, LA, 310.445.3350.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Venice Music Festival, August 13-14
826 LA Spelling Bee, August 14
GLOW, September 25
Abbot Kinney Festival, September 26