Susan Holcomb, Nocilucent, paintings, plus Shades of Blue, group exhibit, through August 28, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.1133.
Dori Silver Simons: August, 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.
Welcome to Our House, art show, through August 29, Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 Pine Tree Circle #109, Topanga, 310.455.7909.
Billy Zane, through September 1, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.0211.
Flower of the Season, dance program by Another Skin, choreographed by Christine Quoiraud, 8 p.m., $15-$20, Electric Lodge, 1416 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, www.lightningshadow.com.
Last Friday on Main Street, stores open late, Main Street between Pico and Marine, www.mainstreetsm.com.
Creative Playground Presents Ferdinand the Bull, 11 a.m., $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Elizabeth Shakespeare and the Astute Detective, a look at who really was Shakespeare, by Alan Abraham Ross, through October 3, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays, $18-$25, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779.
Leftover Cuties in Concert, jazz vocal group, 3 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Let There Be Light/Chimes at Midnight, double feature of films by John Huston and Orson Welles, 8 p.m., free, Vidiots, 302 Pico Blvd., 310.392.8508.
The Painted Song: Australian Aboriginal Women’s Paintings from The Kelton Foundation, reception 6-8 p.m., through October 16, Pete and Susan Barrett Gallery, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3434.
Sponto Evolution Two, art event celebrating birthday and life of Mark “Sponto” Kornfield, 6-10 p.m., free, Artisan Venice, 80 Windward Ave., Venice, 310.399.6424.
Sugar Happens, one-night benefit performance of a “one girl show,” with Rachel Bailit, written by Sherry Coben, 8 p.m., $30, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., www.edgemar.org/events.
Last Fare, one-man show by Dominic Hoffman, 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, $20, Electric Lodge, 1416 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.306.1854. Also plays September 2-4.
Peter Alsop’s Kids Concerts presents David Tobocman, 11 a.m., $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Gorgeous Stories, performances by members of Terrie Silverman’s workshop, 7:30 p.m., $8, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006. Also September 2 (different program, 7:30 p.m., $8).
Inspired by Fashion and Finance: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, reception September 24, 6 p.m., through December 5, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4851.
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, annenbergbeachhouse.com.
Green Living Workshop, through August 30, 7 p.m., free, The Green Life, 2409 Main St., www.sustainableworks.eventbrite.com.
A Call to Action: Evolutionary Leaders Address Global Concerns, a gathering of thought leaders of our time, including Deepak Chopra,7:30 p.m., $50-$150, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW, http://evolutionaryleaders.eventbrite.com.
Green Living Workshop, through August 31,
7 p.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., www.sustainableworks. eventbrite.com.
The Haberdashery Trio, 6:30-8:15 p.m., free, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH, http://beachculture45.eventbrite.com.
Playwriting Workshop, with instructor Anna Stramese, through October 6, 1-3 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.458.8682.
Workshop for Beginning Investors, presented by California Foreclosure Institute, with Lloyd Segal, 5:30- 7:30 p.m., free, Julian Dixon Library, 4975 Overland Ave., CC, www.ForeclosureWorkshop.net.
Sophocles’ Electra, Getty Villa, September 9
Communitas Awards, September 11
GLOW, September 25
Abbot Kinney Festival, September 26