Dracula, the original vampire, dramatization of Bram Stoker’s novel by Hamilton Dean and John L. Balderston, through October 16, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $16-$18, Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave, Westchester, 310.645.5156.
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.
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.
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.
Trent Reynolds: Green Man Paintings, through October 15, Gallery, SMC Emeritus College, 1227 2nd St., 310.434.4306.
Special Observing Event: Jupiter and the Moon, 8pm, preceded by The Night Sky Show, 7pm, $5, Planetarium, Room 223, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3000.
Hoboken to Hollywood, a journey through the Great American Songbook, through December 12, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, $24.75, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., 310.392.7327.
The Importance of Being Earnest, the perennial Oscar Wilde comedy, through October 24, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. matinee October 23, $10-$15, SMC Theatre Arts Main Stage, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4319.
Seth Leitman discusses The Green Guru Guides, 7 p.m., free, Barnes and Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 310.260.0158.
La Otra Conquista (The Other Conquest), a film about Mexico in the aftermath of the Spanish conquest, 7 p.m., free, HSS 165, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3766.
Red(D)dress) with Kim Noriega, Heather Hartley, and Christie Ferrato, poetry, 7:30 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Tosca, opera by Giacomo Puccini, through October 24, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $20-$25, Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., 310.570.6448.
Whose Live Anyway? with Ryan Stiles and Greg Proops, 7 and 9:30 p.m., $10-$65, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Conscious Life Expo, three-day event with lectures and workshops, featuring Dick Gregory and many others, 3-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m-11 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m-8 p.m. Sunday, $20-$45, LAX Hilton, 5711 Century Blvd., LA, www.consciouslifeexpo.com.
Abstract Feline Fables, art by Anthony Ausgang, reception 7-11:30 p.m., through November 6, Copro Gallery, Bergamot Station, www.copronason.com.
Molly Bendall and Laynie Browne, poetry, 8:30 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Beyond the Pink Moon: The Path of Wellness and Healing from Breast Cancer, tea, discussion, and book signing with Nicki Durlester, Nina Karp, Dr. Kristi Funk & Dr. Mao Shing Ni, 3-5 p.m., free but need to rsvp, The Wellness Store, 1412 14th St., 310.260.0013. [email protected]
F•utility: Absurd Acts of Radical Intelligence, reception 6-9 p.m. and also October 17, 1-5 p.m., through November 20, Arena 1 Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., www.santamonicaartstudios.com.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Swedish film version of the popular thriller, 2:30 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Introduction to Memoir Writing, second of three workshops, 1 -2:30 p.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.458.8681.
Nina LaCour discusses her book Hold Still, 3 p.m., free, Diesel Brentwood, 225 26th St., 510.653.9965.
Paint-Out with Allied Artists, 9:30 a.m-1:30 p.m., free, bring art supplies and lunch, Point Mugu State Park (opposite Sycamore Canyon Campground), Malibu, 310.383.1374.
Les Plesko, author, is interviewed at MESS Salon, 3 p.m., free, UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., 310.306.7330.
Astrid Preston, East/West/Spring/ Fall, Julius Shulman, Centennial 10/10/10, reception 4-6 p.m., through November 20, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.
Saturday Night Film Club features The Apartment, 8 p.m., free, Vidiots Annex, 302 Pico Blvd., 310.392.8508.
Yoga for Peace, part of YWCA’s Week Without Violence, 10:30 a.m.-noon, free, YWCA, 2019 14th St., 310.452.3881.
Al Young, former Poet Laureate of California, 7 p.m., $5-$10, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
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 The Velveteen Rabbit, 11 a.m., $8, Will Gear Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
I Love a Good Story, storytelling series, adult material this month, 4-5:15 p.m., $10, Fanatic Salon, 3815 Sawtelle Blvd., MV, 310.850.8814.
Reading with Winners of the Beyond Baroque Poetry Contest, hosted by Tony Barnstone with guest Al Young, 4 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Daria Rabotkina, pianist, 2 p.m., $10-$25, Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Patty Seyburn and Dean Rader, poetry, 7:30 p.m., $5-$7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
SMC Wind Ensemble, 4 p.m., $10, Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St. 310.434.3005.
Vintage House Tour, a tour of homes in Ocean Park, proceeds will benefit the Wright Institute, 11 a.m-2:30 p.m., $35, tickets on October 17 may be purchased at 2424 4th St., advance tickets and info 310.277.2796.
Gaelic Storm, Irish band, 8 p.m., $10-$40, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4522.
Green Living Workshop, 7-8:30 p.m., $25-$50 donation, YWCA, 2019 14th St., http://www.sustainableworks.org/
How to Be Good by Nick Hornby, is discussed by the Meetup Book Group, 7 p.m., free, Community Meeting Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Inspiration Gala: Power of the Pencil, celebration for Virginia Avenue Project, cocktails 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m., $150-$1250, Casa del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way, www.virginiaavenueproject.org.
7 Dudley Cinema screens American Astronaut, film by Billy Nayer, 6-10 p.m., free, Talking Stick, 1411 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.306.7330.
Sustainable Living Workshop, part of YWCA’s Week Without Violence, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free, YWCA, 2019 14th St., 310.452.3881.
Building and Living Los Angeles: Past, Present, and Future, sustainability lecture, 6:30 p.m., free, Room 123, SMC Bundy, 3171 S. Bundy Dr., LA, 310.434.4743.
Learning to Lead, lecture by Joan Goldsmith, 7 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Lyris String Quartet, presented by Chamber Music Palisades, 8 p.m., $30- 90, St. Matthew’s Parish, 1031 Bienvenida, PP, 310.463.4388.
Rainbows and Auroras: Light in Nature, Chautuaqua Lecture Series, 7:30 p.m., free, Woodland Hall, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310. 858.7272 x131.
Self-Defense Workshops for all ages, part of YWCA’s Week Without Violence, call for times, free, YWCA, 2019 14th St., 310.452.3881.
Babies, a documentary, 7 p.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.458.8681.
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/.
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.
MOM, a discussion of media, 7-10 p.m., free, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.306.7330.
Quality of Life Forum, with Kit Cooper, 7 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
St. Martin of Tours School Open House for Parents of Prospective Students (K-8), 2010,8:30 – 10:30 a.m., 11955 Sunset Blvd., Brentwood, 310.472.7419, www.smtschool.net.
Superfreakonomics, by Steven Levitt, is discussed by the Book Group, 7 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 310.458.8682.
Enhancing Women’s Sexual Vitality, with Jessica Chen, L.Ac., 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tao of Wellness, 1131 Wilshire Blvd., suite 300, 310.917.2200.
Venice Art Crawl, begins at VOCA Art Gallery, with art by Dianne Neuman Bryan Tedrick,, and Sean Heathen, 5-9 p.m., free, 215 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, 310. 866.2722.
Citywide Yard Sale, October 23
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Fishy Fest, October 23-24
Family Fall Harvest Festival, October 30