All Join In: A Fairy-Tale Sing-Along Afternoon, through September 26, 12:30 and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, $10.50-$12.50, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x2.
Martin Durazo, Pain Management, Ana Guajardo, Tianguis, through September 24, 18th Street Arts Center, 1839 18th St, 310.453.3711.
Malibu Pier Coastal Tours through September 30, tours depart Friday 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m, Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. from the Malibu Pier, 23000 PCH, ticket pricing is $25 for adults and $10 for children and seniors. 310.456.8031.
Martin Sugarman, photography, through September, 169 Gallery, 169 W. Channel Rd., martinsugarmanphotography.com.
Master Class, Tony Award-winning play by Terrence McNally, starring Ellen Geer as Maria Callas, through September 25, call for show times, $10-$32, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
The Shadow Box, play by Michael Cristofer, through September 25, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sunday September 19, $20, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., www.edgemar.org/events.
Through the Eyes of Haitian Children, through September 24, Venice Arts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.392.0846.
Dirt! a movie about “heart and soil,” a Brand X Movie at the Pier, presented by the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment, gates open 7 p.m., movie starts at dusk, free, Santa Monica Pier, iambrandx.ning.com.
Davy Jones of the Monkees, in concert, 8 p.m., $10-$50, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Julie Sheehan and Douglas Kearny, poetry, 7:30 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Subversive Cinema, screenings of unusual films, films TBA, 8 p.m., free, 212 Pier Ave., http://www.laughtears.com/documental_subversive.html
Tilt! Equinoxes & Solstices Explained, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Tony Barnstone and Michael Hulce, poetry, 7:30 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Jamie Lee Curtis Reading and Book Signing, for her new book My Mommy Hung the Moon, 11 a.m-12:30 p.m., free, Children’s Book World, 10580 1/2 Pico Blvd., LA, 310.559.BOOK.
Dala, Canadian indie music duo, 8 p.m., $10-$25, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Farm Sanctuary’s 2010 Walk for Farm Animals, benefit for Farm Sanctuary, 8:30 a.m., free, meet at front lawn, Santa Monica City Hall, 1685 Main St., www.walkforfarmanimals.org.
From Symbols in the Sand to Synthetic Polymer, art lecture with Dr. Margo Smith, 2 p.m., free, Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3434.
The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler, a play by Jeff Whitty, through October 17, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $15-$18, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.828.7519.
Get Your Move On, free Youth Bootcamp for kids age 13-17 and Zumba, a Latin-inspired cardio training for adults, 10 a.m-1 p.m., free, Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., 310.829.4995.
Eva Hesse Spectres, Mark Manders: Parallel Occurrences/Documented Assignments, art exhibits, through January 2, 2011, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.443.7016.
It’s Not All About Me, art by Dianne Newman, Seven Seas, art by Bryan Tedrick, 5 p.m., VOCA Art Gallery, 215 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, www.vocaartgallery.com.
Manufactured Landscapes, documentary about photographer Edward Burtynksy in China, directed by Jennifer Baichwal, 4 p.m., free; Burma VJ, directed by Anders Ostergaard, part of Witnesses in Action film series, 7 p.m., free, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7300.
Reds, with Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton, 8 p.m., free, Vidiots Annex, 302 Pico Blvd., 310.392.8508.
Smithsonian Magazine’s Sixth Annual Museum Day, visit a participating museum for free, local participants include Santa Monica Museum of Art, Getty Center, Getty Villa, and Fowler Museum at UCLA, tickets available at link: http://microsite.smithsonianmag.com/museumday
2010 Abbot Kinney Festival, features local artisans, live music, and family entertainment, 10 a.m-6 p.m., free, Abbot Kinney Blvd. between Main Street and Venice Blvd., Venice, http://www.abbotkinney.org/.
Peter Alsop’s Kids Concerts presents Peter Alsop himself with his children’s songs, 11 a.m., $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Marjorie Becker and Jonathan Harris, poetry, 7:30 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Kids and Money, film by Lauren Greenfield, 1 p.m., free, and Streetwise by Martin Bell, 3 p.m., free, part of Witnesses in Action film series, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7300.
Mountains to the Sea Artist Demonstration: Silk Painting with Linda Bolhuis, 6:30-8 p.m., free, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH, http://beachculture47.eventbrite.com/.
The Economics of Being a Woman, with Hollis Harman, five Wednesdays through October 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $99, YWCA Santa Monica, 2019 14th St., 310.452.3881.
Sharing our Activist Frustrations, Keeping Our Activist Spirit, discussion by members of Activist Support Circle, 7 p.m., free, Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St., 310.399.1000.
Playwriting Workshop, with instructor Anna Stramese, through October 6, 1-3 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.458.8682.
Tao Lin discusses and signs his second novel, 7 p.m., free, Barnes and Noble Santa Monica, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.0158.
Los Angeles Irish Film Festival, through October 3, see web site for films and showtimes, Aero American Cinematheque Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., http://www.lairishfilm.com.
Poetry Rodeo with Ellyn Maybe and band, sign up to read poetry with the band, 7:30 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
AltCarExpo, October 1-2
Banned Books Week Reading, October 2
Pico Festival, October 16
Don Felder at Pepperdine, October 16