Phoebe Beasley, retrospective, through November 6, M. Hanks Gallery, 3008 Main St., 310.392.8820.
Combustione:Alberto Burri and America, plus Italian Artists’ Books (in the Project Room), through December 18, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.
Engaged Observers, documentary photography since the 1940s, through November 14, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.
Eva Hesse Spectres, Mark Manders: Parallel Occurrences/Documented Assignments, art exhibits, through January 2, 2011, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.443.7016.
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.
Mountains to the Sea, art exhibit, through November 28, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH, 310.458.4904.
Native Textures, art by Courtney Reid, Michael Giancristiano, Su Beningfield, and Gary Palmer, through October 15, David Jones Contemporary Art, 350 Sunset Ave., Venice, 310.3513545.
Keisho Okayama: Selected Works 2008–2010, through October 9, FIG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.
The Painted Song: Australian Aboriginal Women’s Paintings from The Kelton Foundation, through October 16, Pete and Susan Barrett Gallery, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3434.
Giuseppe de Pero: Going from Nowhere to Nowhere, through October 9, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., www.frunkingallery.com.
Trent Reynolds: Green Man Paintings, through October 15, Gallery, SMC Emeritus College, 1227 2nd St., 310.434.4306.
Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, through January 23, 2011, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.443.7016.
Elizabeth Shakespeare and the Astute Detective, a look at who really was Shakespeare, by Alan Abraham Ross, through October 24, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays, $18-$25, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779.
Goro Suzuki: Shino and Stone, through October 9, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.3866.
Velocity=Change, art by Joan Robey, 6-9 p.m., through November 7, Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.6990.