Naked Short Sales, a Post Recession Comedy guest production at Santa Monica Playhouse concludes this Saturday, Oct. 15. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. It’s Christmas, and the market’s back up, kind of, as the Morgans are getting ready to attend an end of the year awards banquet. Tickets $20. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street. NakedShortSalesThePlay.com
Malcolm Lubliner: Pacific Party Time, concludes this Saturday, Oct. 15. The exhibit has photographs that were featured in Craig Krull Gallery’s 1996 exhibition, “Photographing the L.A. Art Scene 1955-1975.” Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Craig Krull Gallery. Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., Building B-3, craigkrullgallery.com, 310.828.6410
Life at the Miramar, rare photographs, documents and artifacts depict life and times at Santa Monica’s landmark hotel and attraction from the late 1800s up to the present, concludes this Tuesday, Oct. 18, Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 Seventh Street, 310.395.2290, santamonicahistory.org
A Fairytale Sing-a-Long Afternoon, it’s the sing-the-songs, win-the-prizes, get-on-the-stage, Family Theatre musical comedy for kids 2 to 102 concludes this Sunday, Oct. 16. Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Admission: $10.50 for kids 12 and under; $12.50 for adults. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street. 310.394.9779 ext. 2, santamonicaplayhouse.com
The Garden of Forking Paths, at Track 16 Gallery in Santa Monica featuring new work by artists Loren Holland and Nzuji de Magalhaes concludes this Saturday, Oct. 15. Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Bldg C, 310.264.4678, track16.com
Don Bachardy: Portraits of L.A. Artists, concludes this Saturday, Oct. 15. Bachardy was born in Los Angeles in 1936 and has been painting portraits of film stars, literary figures, government officials, and the art world since the early 1950s. Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Craig Krull Gallery. Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., Building B-3, craigkrullgallery.com, 310.828.6410
Friday, October 14
Festival of Sacred Music, Sitar player Paul Livingstone and Arohi Ensemble join forces with organist Christoph Bull for a dynamic concert of traditional and contemporary music steeped in the classical architectures of India and Europe from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Freewill offering, no reservations required. First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica, 1008 11th Street, festivalofsacredmusic.org, 310.393.8258
The Santa Monica Amateur Astronomy Club, will host scientist Tim Thompson, (JPL, Mount Wilson Observatory) who will speak about “The Kepler Mission – Planets beyond our Solar System” at 7:30 p.m. Kepler, in addition to making headline-grabbing discoveries about exoplanets, will be telling attendees new things about the stars of our Milky Way. New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd, free, open to the public. smaac.org, 310.495.7595
“The Glory of Gershwin,” a fascinating audiovisual portrait of the charismatic composer’s life and music at 7:30 p.m. The special evening features rare photos, vintage film, video and music clips, live piano and a sing-along to one of Gershwin’s memorable hits. The Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 Santa Monica Blvd. Tickets $20 to $45, purchase at smc.edu/eventsinfo, 310. 434.3005
Saturday, October 15
Santa Monica Vintage Show, lots of fabulous vendors showing one-of-a-kind vintage designer dresses, and gowns at great prices. From Edwardian to Modern to Haute Couture and everything in between. This show is the longest running two-day vintage show in the country that features 85 dealers of vintage clothing, accessories, textiles, jewelry, watches, hats, shoes, handbags, and much more. Today 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular admission $10, discount of $2 if bought online. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St. vintageexpo.com
“Glee” Biggest Show 2011, a benefit for the Young Storytellers Foundation will be held at Crossroads School at 6 p.m. Watch as the stars of Fox TV’s smash hit “Glee” perform scripts written by fifth grade students from the Young Storytellers Foundation arts education programs. Adult $50, child $25. 1715 Olympic Blvd. biggestshow2011.eventbrite.com
“A Little Nightmare Music,” a unique and hilarious theatrical show, combining comedy with classical music and popular culture. 8 p.m. $35 to $100. The Broad Stage 1310 11th St., captivateartists.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=393381
Milonga, learn passionate tango dancing in a historic setting from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. $20. 565 Dryad Road, Santa Monica. 310.454.0706
Pacific Standard Time Bike Ride and Outreach, Philip Yenawine, esteemed museum educator and founder of VUE, Visual Understanding in Education, leads a group conversation inspired by Beatrice Wood’s art and life from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station G-1, 2525 Michigan Ave. 310.586.6488
Third Annual Kids with Cameras Finale, join the Santa Monica Bay Human Relations Council’s photo exhibit and conversation from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica, 2441 16th Street, 310.394.2582.
“Stop the Machine, Create a New World,” in conjunction with October Coalition 2011 and in the spirit of Occupy Wall Street there will be guest speakers and live music from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Unurban Coffeehouse. Special guest speaker Ron Kovic. Free. 3301 Pico Blvd, october2011.org
Mar Vista Library Book Sale, a few thousand books of all categories: fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, DVDs, audio books, CDs, gift books will be sold from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Most are 25 cents or $1. Mar Vista Branch Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, 310.390.3454
Week Without Violence, join the YWCA Santa Monica / Westside for free “Yoga for Peace” workshop with Hannah Kapp from 10:30 a.m. to noon. RSVP required: 310.452.3881. 2019 14th Street, Santa Monica.
PS #1 Elementary School’s Fall Festival, will welcome the arrival of autumn with a festival complete with ghoulish haunted house, cool science experiments and creative activities, kid’s karaoke, and free snacks from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free 1447 12th Street, Santa Monica. 310.394.1313, psone.org
Sunday, October 16
Second Annual Beyond Baroque Poetry Contest Reading, with Joyce Jenkins of Poetry Flash announcing the winners, 4 p.m., $5 to $7, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006.
Santa Monica Rancho Days – Life on a
Mexican Land Grant, visit La Senora from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for its Mexican Fiesta celebrating the history of Santa Monica Canyon when it was the 1839 Rancho Boca de Santa Monica. Adults $15, youth $10, children $5. La Senora Research Institute. 565 Dryad Road, Santa Monica.
West Side Jazz Forum, invites the public to a performance by The Doug MacDonald Trio from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Members $8; Non-members $10. The Lodge, 1600 Ocean Park Blvd. westsidejazzforum.org
SMC Orchestra, under the baton of Jim Martin and assistant conductor Fang-Ning Lim, and featuring pianist Nora Chiang-Wrobel performing one of Mozart’s favorite works, Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491 ast 4 p.m. Also on the program will be Robert Schumann’s arch-Romantic Symphony No. 3, known as the “Rhenish,” after Germany’s most famous river, and more. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th Street. 310.434.3005, smc.edu/eventsinfo
Mt. Olive’s Classical Music Series, enjoy music of the Persinger String Quartet of Ryan Meehan, Stephan Tavani, Arianna Smith, and Allan Steele at 3 p.m. Freewill offering and free parking. Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd. mtolivelutheranchurch.org, 310. 452.1116
Mt. Olive Jazz Vespers, presents the Bruce Henkin Quartet at 5 p.m. Freewill offering and free parking. Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd. mtolivelutheranchurch.org, 310. 452.1116
Five Poets Poetry Bash, the Church in Ocean Park hosts well-respected Los Angeles poets Gerald Locklin, Patricia Cherin, John Harris, Michael C Ford, and Zachary Locklin from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. $5 to $15. 235 Hill Street, churchop.org
Monday, October 17
Introductory IMPROV Class, at M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater. This free two-hour class will get you up on your feet and introduce you to the fundamentals of stage improvisation. Anyone aged 17 and older is welcome, but must RSVP to attend. 1323-A Third Street Promenade. 310.451.0850, westsidecomedy.com
Week Without Violence, join the YWCA Santa Monica / Westside for free self-defense workshop for girls aged 11 – 13 with Impact Personal Safety from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. RSVP required: 310.452.3881. 2019 14th Street, Santa Monica
Author Event, learn to control the “little voice” chattering in your head at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble. “Rich Dad Poor Dad” consultant and businessman Blair Singer will help empower your voice to take charge in any situation. 1201 Third Street Promenade, bn.com, 310.260.9110
Tuesday, October 18
Brain Research Presentation, Westside Neighborhood School will present a talk by Dr. JoAnn Deak, an internationally recognized author of educational books, to share information on identity formation and brain research. An acclaimed international speaker, Dr. Deak has presented from China to Australia, and across the United States, delivering invaluable information based on the latest discoveries in brain research for teachers and parents on education and child rearing. Book signing at 6:30 p.m., talk from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 5401 Beethoven Street, Los Angeles. wnsk8.com
Week Without Violence, join the YWCA Santa Monica / Westside for a free “Stranger Beware” program for children aged six to 11 with Sensei Dana Thompson from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. RSVP required: 310.452.3881. 2019 14th Street, Santa Monica.
Educator Event, celebrate Educator Appreciation Week, which runs Oct. 15 through 23, today at 4 p.m. All K-12th grade educators receive a 25 percent discount on books and supplies and a 10 percent discount on movies and DVDs. Join Barnes & Noble for the reception, discussion, prizes and snacks at 1201 Third Street Promenade, bn.com, 310.260.9110
Cheese 101, learn the history, origin, and basics of cheese in this entertaining workshop with Andrew Steiner of Andrew’s Cheese Shop at 7 p.m. Free. Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd. To register, call 310.458.8681
Wednesday, October 19
Author Event, Caldecott award-winning author and illustrator Brian Selznick comes to Santa Monica. See an exclusive presentation of Selznick’s work and how it led to the new film Hugo, based on The Invention of Hugo Cabret. 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade. bn.com, 310.260.9110
Montana Avenue Branch Book Group, discussion of Barbara Kingsolver’s “The Lacuna” in which a highly observant writer is caught between two worlds—one of communists in Mexico and another of patriots during World War II America at 7 p.m. Free. Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave. 310.458.8682, smpl.org
Week Without Violence, join the YWCA Santa Monica / Westside for a free self-defense for women and girls ages 14 and older with Impact Personal Safety from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. RSVP required: 310.452.3881. 2019 14th Street, Santa Monica.
Thursday, October 20
Michael McClure, birthday reading for the legendary poet, 7:30 p.m., Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.3006
Week Without Violence, join the YWCA Santa Monica / Westside for a free Sustainable Living program from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. RSVP required: 310.452.3881. 2019 14th Street, Santa Monica.
Kriya Yoga, free introductory lecture by Yogacharya Richard Peterson from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Santa Monica Public Library Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. kriya.org
Author Event, James William Butler Stark must return to Hell in order to stop an all-out war with Heaven. Richard Kadrey presents the third book in his “Sandman Slim” series. 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, bn.com, 310.260.9110
When Stress Is Good For Children, Dr. Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus of the UCLA Family Commons will discuss how stress can benefit children at 7 p.m. Learn to differentiate stress that requires parental intervention from positive stress that may help children’s long term development and unnecessary stress born of unrealistic expectations. Free. Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave. 310.458.8682, smpl.org