Pacífico Dance brings the rich and colorful dance stylings of Mexico to life. SEE SATURDAY, OCT. 20.

Thursday, Oct. 18
Afternoon Art: Latin American Repujado Painting, 1 to 2 p.m. Make a repujado or Latin American tin painting in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Press designs into thin sheets of foil and paint the foil to accentuate color and beauty. Materials provided. Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Registration required. (310) 821-3415; LACountyLibrary.org

The Jeffrey Foundation 46th Annual Celebration, 2 to 5 p.m. To honor the individuals, foundations and organizations who assist in serving the needs of children with disabilities and their families, the foundation hosts a silent auction and high tea with an array of finger sandwiches, scones and pastries. Songstress Bonnie Bowden performs songs from her one-woman show, featuring tunes from the Great American Songbook, Broadway musicals, classic favorites and blockbuster movie themes. Address provided upon registration. $150. (323) 965-7536; thejeffreyfoundation.org

Front Porch Cinema: “Grease,” 6 p.m. The Santa Monica Pier becomes a cozy setting for a screening of the musical comedy that sang its way into our hearts 40 years ago with food, themed drinks and family activities prior to the 7:30 p.m. screening. Enter the “Picnic on the Porch” contest or costume contest for adults, kids and pets to win prizes. Santa Monica Pier. Free. frontporchcinema.com

Nine Double Oh Four Five Carnival, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Westchester’s Church of the Visitation hosts three days of carnival fun, including a petting zoo, silent auctions and a mix of live music and dance performances. Church of the Visitation, 8740 Emerson Ave., Westchester. vizcarnival.com

PATH Ventures Jazz Night, 6 to 9 p.m. Courtney Lemmon, Gina Saputo, Crystal Starr and George Kahn of the Jazz & Blues Revue present an evening of jazz and R&B, raising money to help house the homeless. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. $50 to $200. facebook.com/jazzandbluesrevue

90th Annual Installation Dinner Gala with Congressman Ted Lieu, 6 to 10 p.m. Enjoy a formal dinner and ocean views as Annenberg Community Beach House swears in their incoming Board of Trustees, President-elect, treasurer and secretary. Congressman Ted Lieu is the keynote speaker. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica. $60+; registration recommended. smba.net

Del Rey Neighborhood Council Land Use and Planning Committee, 7 p.m. The committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at Del Rey Square, 11976 Culver Blvd., Del Rey. delreync.org

John Scofield, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Grammy award-winning jazz guitarist John Scofield teams up with pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Vicente Archer and drummer Bill Stewart for two shows, performing his new album “Combo 66.” Théatre Raymond Kabbaz, 10361 W. Pico Blvd., West L.A. $30 to $50. (310) 286-0553; theatreraymondkabbaz.com

WestEdge Design Fair, 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. This event for industry professionals and design aficionados alike features 150+ design brands and the latest products and design ideas for the home. Engage in design seminars, exhibitions, culinary demonstrations, book signings and special events including the Opening Night Party on Thursday. The Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. $25 to $125. westedgedesignfair.com

“Thirdsdays,” 8 p.m. For the first set, flutist Ellen Burr and bassist Jeff Schwartz are joined by guitarist Derek Bomback and drummer Peter Valsamis to improvise on material ranging from Icelandic folk songs to theatre games. For the second set at 9 p.m. Valsamis continues to perform with bassist Lisle Ellis and alto saxophonist Yves Charuest perform. Industry Café & Jazz, 6039 Washington Blvd., Culver City. No cover; donations encouraged. (310) 202-6633; industrycafela.com

Turtle Races at Brennan’s, 9 p.m. Each third Thursday of the month, local Irish pub Brennan’s resumes its 45-year tradition of turtle racing. Brennan’s, 4089 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey. No cover. (424) 443-5119; brennansla.com

Friday, Oct. 19
The Gottlieb Native Garden (GNG) Green Earth Festival, various times Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Now in its sixth year, the GNG Green Earth Film Festival honors the best in environmental and eco-conscious storytelling. The first night of the festival features a screening of “Living in the Future’s Past,” a documentary from the minds of director Susan Kucera and Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges. Loyola Marymount University’s Playa Vista Campus, 12105 W. Waterfront Drive, Playa Vista. Free. Search “GNG Green Earth Film Festival” at eventbrite.com.

Santa Monica Bead & Design Show, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Explore the handmade arts, visit 150 artisan shops, relax at the bar, watch designers demonstrate their work or just socialize with other art-minded people. Find art jewelry, gems, lampwork beads, vintage and upcycled clothing, eco-dyed fabrics, handwoven textiles, embellishments and mixed media. Le Meridien Delfina, 530 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $8 to $10. facebook.com/beadanddesign

Voter Registration & Education, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Help your community by registering as many people to vote as possible until election day. Sign up. Volunteer. Save Democracy. Ben & Jerry’s, 1307 Ocean Front Walk, Venice. veniceresistance.volunteerlocal.com

“Frankenstein,” 8:15 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. One of cinema’s most iconic monsters returns to the big screen in one of his first appearances. This classic catapulted Boris Karloff into stardom. Every show begins with pipe organ music, an audience sing-a-long and a comedy short followed by a 15-minute intermission before the feature screens. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. $8 to $10. (310) 322-2592; oldtownmusichall.org

The Gumbo Brothers, 9:30 p.m. to midnight. The Gumbo Brothers perform New Orleans funk and soul down by the beach at Surfside, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (424) 256-7894; surfsidevenice.com

Saturday, Oct. 20
Out of the Darkness Community Walk, 8:45 a.m. This three-mile walk raises much-needed funds to fight suicide and support those touched by suicide in the community. The event includes speakers, entertainment, remembrance activities and a resource fair. The opening ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:45 a.m. Free registration; donations appreciated. afsp.org/lawalk

Free Legal Housing Clinic, 10 a.m. to noon. The California Women’s Law Center hosts a legal housing clinic with experienced attorneys, who meet with participants facing tenant legal issues in the beach cities. Venice Community Housing, 720 Rose Ave., Venice. Free. (323) 951-1041; info@cwlc.org

Malibu Lagoon Cleanup, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Bay Foundation organizes a cleanup of the estuary at the end of the Malibu Creek Watershed to remove invasive vegetation that can crowd out native, drought-tolerant plants, which is home to birds, fish and other important wildlife. Join the cleanup. Wear sun protection, comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes. Bring water and snacks. Gloves and tools provided. Malibu Lagoon State Beach, 3999 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu. To register contact Melodie Grubbs (310) 417-3962; santamonicabay.org

Author Fair 2018, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local musicians perform music in the library throughout the day. El Segundo Public Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo. Free. (310) 524-2728; eslib.org

EarthFest L.A. 2018, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. This year’s family-friendly festival features a yoga flow, deejay performances, live music, guest speakers, sustainable living and healthy lifestyle information, dance performances, face painting, the S.T.E.A.M. mobile and mouth-watering food. Media Park, 9091 Culver Blvd., Culver City. Free. earthfestla.org

“Mexico, de Tierra a Mar,” 11 a.m. Pacífico Dance Company, a 40-member dance troupe, puts on this colorful, joy-filled program, blending traditional and modern Mexican dance, culture and folklore. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. $5. (310) 434-3200; thebroadstage.org

Narrative Objects, 11 a.m. to noon. Lisa Wedgeworth leads a walk along Ocean Avenue to find objects that hold memory and history. Consider the built environment and the material culture in the natural and urban environs and bring a digital camera or smartphone to document the walk. Afterward, reflect on your findings through writing. Wear sun protection and comfortable shoes. Camera Obscura Art Lab, 1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-2239; smgov.net/camera

Artists & Fleas Fall Fest, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Established to bring together emerging artists, indie designers and vintage enthusiasts in an alternative retail setting, Artists & Fleas Fall Fest features live demos, DIY workshops, live art, a pop-up tattoo shop, a doggy Halloween photobooth, contests, giveaways and more. Westminster Elementary School, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. Free. artistsandfleas.com

The Strikers Band, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Listen to live music, nibble on light refreshments and dance the afternoon away. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Culver City Senior Citizens Center, 4095 Overland Ave., Culver City. $5. (310) 253-6700

Indian Martial Art Movement, 2 to 3 p.m. Aparna Sindhoor introduces the basic movements from one of the oldest martial arts in the world Kalaripayattu. Learn how to live a healthy life with exercises, yoga-like breathing, massage, self-defense techniques and diet. No experience necessary. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes to move in. Camera Obscura Art Lab, 1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. $5. (310) 458-2239; smgov.net/camera

Dogs on Deck Cocktail Cruise, 2 to 4 p.m. Enjoy delicious appetizers, wine, beer and cocktails, while your pooch gets pet snacks to chow on — all while taking in a relaxing cruise. One pet per adult. Cruise boards half-hour before departure. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $55. (310) 301-9900; hornblower.com

Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for an R&B concert by Soul Brothers. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com

Meet Me at Reed: Troubadour Theater Company, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Family-friendly, circus clowns “The Funky Punks” put on a high-energy show featuring puppetry, stilt-walking, juggling, dancing and trampoline tricks at 5:30 p.m. Pre-show games precede the performance. Bring lawn chairs, picnic blanket, food and drink to this outdoor show. Christine Emerson Reed Park, 1133 7th St., Santa Monica. smgov.net/reed

Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. The Santa Monica Symphony shares the spotlight of its 74th season opener with award-winning young violinist and YouTube sensation Roman Kim. Bernstein’s exuberant “Overture to Candide” opens the concert and Tchaikovsky’s beloved “Symphony No. 4” concludes it. A pre-concert talk with musicologist Russell Steinberg begins at 6:30 p.m. Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School, 600 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 395-6330;
smsymphony.org

We Are the West with Joe Sumner, 8 to 11:30 p.m. We Are The West’s Underground Series — parking garage concerts that happen each Saturday before a full moon — features Joe Sumner (aka Sting’s son). 701 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. facebook.com/wearethewestmusic

Sunday, Oct. 21
Team TBG Champion Paddle, 9 a.m. to noon. Champion Paddle celebrates healthy bodies and the tremendous women who have battled breast cancer. Sponsored by ProSUP Shop, participants who come out to support survivors and pre-vivors can enjoy discounted paddleboard rentals. Please bring a gift donation that could be helpful or uplifting to a newly diagnosed patient. Mother’s Beach, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 989-9444
Del Rey Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate the neighborhood of Del Rey with basketball players from Loyola Marymount University’s Division 1 team, live music by the Del Rey Jazz Band and free food and kids activities. The corner of Glencoe and Ave. and Alla Rd., Del Rey. Free.

“Street Photography: A Legacy” Lecture and Panel, 1 to 3 p.m. The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art presents a short lecture by Director of ViCA Juri Koll, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with artists Ave Pildas, Rodrick Bradley and special guests. Muzeumm, 4817 W. Adams Blvd., West Adams. (310) 957-7037; veniceica.org

Walking Tour of Adelaide Drive, 1 to 5 p.m. Revel in the architecture of vintage and contemporary homes with ocean and hillside vistas on this autumn tour of Adelaide Drive. Guides lead you on a half-mile walk, stopping at 10 key points, including four gardens and two open homes. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Check in at 4th Street median between Adelaide and San Vicente Boulevard. $30 to $40; free for kids under 12. (310) 496-3146; smconservancy.org

Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for an R&B, dance and funk concert by Floyd & The Flyboys. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com

“Discoveries and Influences,” 4 p.m. Experience a program of Bach’s “Keyboard Concerto, d minor,” Mozart’s “Piano Concerto, C Major” and Mendelssohn’s “Symphony No. 3.” First Presbyterian Church, 1220 2nd St., Santa Monica. $20; Free for ages 6 to 12. (310) 645-5961; culvercitysymphony.org

Westside Wisemen, 8 to 11 p.m. Southern California multi-genre band Westside Wisemen bring unique musical mash-ups, jokes and upbeat energy to Surfside, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (424) 256-7894; surfsidevenice.com

Monday, Oct. 22
Sip + Colr: Posies Pleasure, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Enjoy tasty nibbles and drinks at the hotel bar while making new friends and creating beautiful fall art. All painting materials provided. Aloft El Segundo, 475 N. Sepuleveda Blvd., El Segundo. $30. Search Sip + Colr on Eventbrite.com

Tuesday, Oct. 23
Culver-Palms Meals on Wheels: Munch & Mingle, 5 to 7 p.m. Come out to the Meals on Wheels benefit and help support the program that delivers food to seniors who have difficulty leaving their homes. Enjoy free appetizers and soft drinks, half-priced cocktails and take a chance at winning prizes. Casa Sanchez, 4500 S. Centinela Ave., Mar Vista. $35. (310) 559-6666; mealsonwheelsculverpalms.org

“Rock The Vote” #HeStartedIt Book Talk & Book Signing, 7 to 9 p.m. “What’s Trending” executive producer Shira Lazar interviews author and “Modern Family” executive producer Danny Zuker and political satirist Paul Slansky about their new book, “He Started It!: My Twitter War with Trump.” The Riveter West L.A., 2236 S. Barrington Ave., West L.A. $15. theriveter.co/events

Wednesday, Oct. 24
Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project, 9 a.m. to noon. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of National Estuaries Week by helping out your local wetlands. Ballona Community Iceplant Project Parking, 303 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey. Registration required. (310) 417-3962; santamonicabay.org

Neighborhood School Expo, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Learn about the difference between public, private, charter, magnet and parochial schools, speak one-on-one with education administrators, discover great community resources and enjoy food and fun at this evening of education. Westchester Family YMCA Annex, 8020 Alverstone Ave., Westchester. Free to attend; $25 to $40 for booth registration. (310) 645-5151; laxcoastal.com

Thursday, Oct. 25
Halloween Boo’s Cruise, 5:30 to 8 p.m. This Halloween-themed floating happy hour cruises the harbor with chills, thrills and spooktacular spirts. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $30 to $40. (310) 645-5151; laxcoastal.com

Museums and Galleries
“Life Through My Eyes,” through Nov. 17. This exhibit gives one a glimpse into the different artists’ individual visions — be it through rose-colored glasses, a miniature universe, a cosmic reality or a scientific viewpoint. Blue 7 Gallery, 3129 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 449-1444; blue7gallery.com.

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