All My Sons, Arthur Miller’s family tragedy, through October 2, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $15-$20, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., 310.397.3244.
Hamlet, the Shakespeare tragedy, through October 2, 8 p.m. Saturdays through July, call for other show times, $10-$32, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Julienne Johnson, Sue Keane, Patricia Doede Klowden, and Ellen Starr, through October 2, TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.9556.
Los Angeles Irish Film Festival, through October 3, see web site for films and showtimes, Aero American Cinematheque Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., www.lairishfilm.com.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Shakespeare romantic comedy, through October 2, 3:30 p.m., call for show times, $10-$32, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.,Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Playwriting Workshop, with instructor Anna Stramese, through October 6, 1-3 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.458.8682.
Sophocles’ Elektra, through October 2, Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m., $38-$42, Getty Villa Amphitheatre, 17985 PCH, PP, 310.440.7300.
The Three Musketeers, through October 3, call for schedule, $10-$32, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Unleash the Beast, group art exhibit, through October 2, Arena 1 Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., www.santamonicaartstudios.com.
The Imp-Be Careful What You Wish For, five plays by Steve Stajich, 8 p.m., $12, also plays October 14 and 28, Fanatic Salon, 3815 Sawtelle Blvd., CC, 310.396.0716.
Betty Buckley, Broadway by Request, with Seth Rudetsky, 8 p.m., $10-$50, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Keith Fiddmont Sextet, jazz, 7 and 9 p.m., $10, Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3005.
The Karate Kid (1984), a Brand X Movie at the Pier, gates open 7 p.m., movie starts at dusk, free, Santa Monica Pier, iambrandx.ning.com.
No Place for a Puritan, contributors reading from poetry anthology, 7:30 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Wine and Food Tasting Event, presented by Maggio Family Winery, 6:30-9 p.m., $39 before September 24, $45 at door, Bergamot Café, Bergamot Station, www.bergamotcafe.com.
Autumn Deep Sky Wonders, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Los Angeles Irish Film Festival, call for films and show times, American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Ave., 323.466.FILM, www.lairishfilm.com.
BAM (Beer, Art, and Music Festival), with brews available from over 20 breweries plus music by local bands and art on display, 1-6 p.m., $35, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., www.18thstreet.org.
Blessing of the Animals, bring pets (leashed or in carriers) or photos of pets, enjoy bagels, coffee, and activities for kids, 9-10 a.m, free, courtyard of First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St., 310.393.8258.
Diane Davisson Dancers, an evening of tap dancing and ballroom dancing, 7-11 p.m., $10, Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club, 1210 4th St., www.dianedavissondancers.com.
The Fruits of Our Labor: From Field to Feast, Kids With Cameras Photo Exhibit and Community Conversation, presented by Santa Monica Bay Human Relations Council, 11:30 a.m-3 p.m., free, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St., 310.399.7049.
Injustice, Power, and Unusual People, exhibit of photographs by Jim Hubbard, through November 30, Venice Arts Gallery | 1702 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, 310.392-0846.
Iraq in Fragments, 4 p.m. and Restrepo, 7 p.m., films in Witnesses in Action series, free, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.
Rita, documentary about the film star, followed by Q and A with Elaina Archer, 2 p.m., free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.458.8683.
Save Malibu Lagoon March and Rally, 1 p.m., free, march begins at Malibu Pier, ends at the lagoon, 310.578.5888, www.savemalibulagoon.com.
Lee Webster Shaw, reception 4-7 p.m., through November 11, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.
Katherine Schwarzenegger discusses Rock What You’ve Got, 3 p.m., free, Diesel Brentwood, 225 26th St., 510.653.9965.
Sasha Steensen and Jane Sprague, poetry, 7:30 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Saturday Night Film Club features Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, 8 p.m., free, Vidiots Annex, 302 Pico Blvd., 310.392.8508.
Year of Wonders, by Geraldine Brooks, is discussed by the Book Group, 11 a.m., free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St., 310.458.8683.
Blessing of the Animals, bring animals in carriers or small pictures of animals, 10:15 a.m., free, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.
Comedy Benefit for Peace and Freedom Party, with Paul Krassner, Rick Overton, Jimmy Dore, Jann Karam, Ann Randolph, Marc Maron, and Kelly Carlin, 6 p.m. reception with music by Eric Ahlberg, show time 7 p.m., $15, Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., 310.568.9622.
Open Reading with Gedda Ilves and Steve Barrata, 5 p.m., free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Political Courage Awards, with recipients Dolores Huerta, Mikey Weinstein, Bob Berke (in memoriam), with Mike Farrell, Gloria Molina, and Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson, noon, Sheraton Delfina Hotel, 530 Pico Blvd., 310.230.2084.
War Photographer, a film in the Witnesses in Action series, 3 p.m., free, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.
Crown City Brass Quintet, 7:30 p.m., free, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Eavesdropping on Leadership, a Public Policy Institute discussion with LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and nominee for Congress Karen Bass, moderated by Sheila Kuehl, 6:30-9 p.m., free, Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.4303.
Samsara and First Ascent: Point of No Return, adventure films, 7:30 p.m., free, Patagonia, 2936 Main St., 310.314.1776.
Hope Edeleman discusses The Possibility of Everything, 7 p.m., free, free, Diesel Brentwood, 225 26th St., 510.653.9965.
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.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, open information session, 7-8:30 p.m., free, Youth Lounge, First Presbyterian Church, 1220 2nd St., 310.396.5494.
From Herbal Remedies to Modern Medicinal Chemistry: Developing Drugs to Combat Disease, lecture with Dr. Craig Merlic, 11:15 a.m. free, Science Lecture Hall 140, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.
An Inspector Calls, play by J. B. Priestley, through October 9, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, $10-$15, Helen E. Lindhurst Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310. 506.4522.
Pilobolus Dance Theatre, 8 p.m., $50, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310. 506.4522.
Shattered Glass, film about a reporter who fabricates stories, 3 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Cesar Chavez’s Last Fast, screening of a work in progress by Richard Ray Perez and Molly O’Brien, followed by panel discussion hosted by Edward James Olmos, 7 p.m., free, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.443.7000.
David Herlihy discusses and signs his book The Lost Cyclist, 7:30 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
No Other Paradise, lecture by author Kurt Brown, 11:15 a.m., free, HSS 165, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310. 434.4303.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Conscious Life Expo, October 15-6
Pico Festival, October 16
Don Felder at Pepperdine, October 16