8 p.m., free, Vidiots, 302 Pico Boulevard
Henry Jaglom’s first feature “A Safe Place” is now on DVD while his latest, “Queen of the Lot” is coming to theatres. The veteran independent filmmaker will be discussing his films in a return appearance to Vidiots, where he has made similar in-store appearances over the years.
Santa Monica Pub Crawl
December 18, 5 p.m., free
Three Routes culminating with party
at Wokcano, 1413 Fifth Street
Imagine Santa and his elves making the rounds of Santa Monica restaurants and bars! This second annual pub crawl (please drink responsibly) will take off at three different routes, hitting the establishments on Main Street, Santa Monica Pier, Fourth Street, Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards. Participants should dress in holiday attire (express your [s] elf) and should donate non-perishable food donations to drop at Westside Food Bank collection barrels at the official starting locations.