The Haunting of Hill House, play by F. Andrew Leslie based on Shirley Jackson’s novel, through October 10, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $14-$18, Theatre Palisades Pierson Playhouse, 941 Temescal Canyon Dr., PP, 310.454.1970
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.
Keisho Okayama: Selected Works 2008–2010, through October 9, FIG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.
Giuseppe de Pero: Going from Nowhere to Nowhere, through October 9, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., www.frumkingallery.com.
Goro Suzuki: Shino and Stone, through October 9, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.3866.
Commandante! documentary about Fidel Castro by Oliver Stone, 7 p.m., $5 donation, 601 9th St., 310.780.7363.
Farrah Field, Jared White, Maureen Alsop, and Louise Mathias, poetry, 7:30 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Space Shuttle Swan Song, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Tre Colore Trio Concert, 7:30 p.m., free but tickets required, Edye Second Space, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., tickets at [email protected]
Chimera, a multimedia show by the Mrs. Hobbs Experiment, 8:30 p.m., $15-$20, Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., 310.315.1459.
Marjorie Becker, John Menaghan, and Fred Whitlock, poetry, 7:30 p.m., free (donation), Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.
Ferdinand the Bull, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. $10-$15, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Gala in the Garden, honoring artist Charles Ray and author/chef/food activist Alice Waters, with Viveca Paulin, Will Ferrell, Jeff Wall, and Jane Fonda, cocktails 6:30 p.m., dinner 8 p.m., Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.443.7041.
Lynn Harrell, cello, 4 p.m., $57-$95, Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., www.TheBroadStage.com/tickets.
Introduction to Memoir Writing, first of three workshops, 1 -2:30 p.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.458.8681.
John Lennon 70th Birthday Celebration, with KLOS DJ Chris Carter, violinist Lili Haydn, peace activist Jerry Rubin, and a message scroll to be sent to Yoko Ono, plus music, poetry, and more, noon, free, sidewalk in front of Capitol Records, 1750 N. Vine St., Hollywood, 310.399.1000.
Palace Walk by Najib Mahfuz, is discussed by the Literature Book Group, 11 a.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.458.8681.
Brenda Petrakos, Richard Vargas, Lisa Gill, and Amelie Frank, poetry, 7:30 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Saturday Night Film Club features Down By Law, 8 p.m., free, Vidiots Annex, 302 Pico Blvd., 310.392.8508.
8th Annual Art Exhibit and Sale, with art by local artists, 20 percent of sales to non-profits promoting preservation of the Santa Monica Mountains, 11 a.m-5 p.m., free, Malibu Nature Preserve, 33905 PCH 310.457.9130.
Jackie Bridgeman Book Party for The Lonely Sky, 3 p.m., free, Diesel Malibu, 3890 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, 510.653.9965.
Clarity, a new faith-based group, meets every Sunday evening, 7-8:15 p.m., free, Magicopolis, 1418 4th St., www.clarity.la.
Creative PlayGround presents Three Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, 11 a.m., $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Molly Kat Goldblatt and Justin Vinokur, poetry, 7:30 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Jazz Vespers with The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet, 5 p.m., free, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.452.1116.
Steven Kotler discusses A Small Furry Prayer, 3 p.m., free, Diesel Brentwood, 225 26th St., 510.653.9965.
SMC Orchestra, 4 p.m., $10, Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310. 434.3005.
Songwriter Sanctum, with salute to Kenny Edwards by a number of musicians, 2- 5 p.m., free, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., 310.399.1631.
Villa Aurora Fundraiser, for the Villa and the Odyssey Theatre, featuring performance of Christopher Hampton’s Tales from Hollywood, 2-5 p.m., $100, Villa Aurora, 520 Paseo Miramar, PP, 310.477.2055 x2.
What Do You Do with a Chocolate Jesus? talk with Thomas Quinn, 11 a.m., free, Humanist Association of Los Angeles, Yahoo Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway, 310.479.2236.
Cathryn Andresen and Radomir Vojtech Luza, poetry, 7:30 p.m., Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Ave., PP, 310.454.4063.
Crowns + Veils, art by SMC student Javiera Estrada, reception October 16, 6-8 p.m., through October 29, SMC Photography Gallery, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310. 434.4289.
Green Living Workshop, 7-8:30 p.m., $25-$50 donation, YWCA, 2019 14th St., www.sustainableworks.org
Mountains to the Sea Artist Demonstration: Clay Transfer with Rebecca Catterall, 6:30-8 p.m., free, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH, beachculture48.eventbrite.com.
Wasteland Utopias, film by David Sherman, 6-10 p.m., free, Documental, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.306.7330.
Appreciating Narratives: Discussing the Israeli-Palestine Conflict, lecture by Dr. Daniel Wehrenfennig, 11:15 a.m., free, HSS 165, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4303.
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.
Achieving and Maintaining Optimal Brain Health, with David Allen, M.D. and Allen Green, M.D, 7-8:45 p.m., MLK Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.445.6600.
Sam Amato: New Paintings: Meditations on Nature, reception October 16, 5-7 p.m., through November 13, FIG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.
Charles Castronovo, tenor, sings Neopolitan and Sicilian songs, 7:30 p.m., free, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Green Living Workshop, 7-8:30 p.m., $25-$50 donation, Santa Monica Main Library, Community Meeting Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., http://www.sustainableworks.org/.
Havana Bay by Martin Cruz Smith, is discussed by the Mystery Book Group, 7 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.458.8682.
Arlene G. Hendler, paintings, reception October 16, 5-7 p.m., through November 13, FIG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.
Health Answer Session with Dr. Jonathan Herbert, 6 p.m., free, 2990 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 203, LA,
The Imp-Be Careful What You Wish For, five plays by Steve Stajich, 8 p.m., $12, also plays October 28, Fanatic Salon, 3815 Sawtelle Blvd., CC, 310.396.0716.
The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare’s comedy, presented by KCRW’s Globe Theatre, through October 24, 7:30 p.m., Thursday (preview), 7:30 p.m. Friday (opening night), 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, call for other show times, $47-$120, opening night $135-$175, Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., www.TheBroadStage.com/tickets.
Simple, Not Easy: Navigating the Racial Terrain in America, lecture by Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of the “Little Rock Nine,” 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