HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARION DAVIES!
Where/When: Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy.; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
Why go: Santa Monica Conservancy docents turn the spotlight on Marion Davies: actress, philanthropist, famed party hostess and mistress of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Join docents at Davies’s 1928 Julia Morgan-designed Guest House as they highlight the woman often celebrated as the “bubbles in a glass of champagne.” Space is limited. Make a reservation at happybirthdaymarion.eventbrite.com
- BE ENTERTAINED
PATT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID
Where/When: Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave.; 7:30 p.m. Friday
Why go: Celebrate New Mexico's centennial with a screening of the Western, followed by a discussion with director Sam Peckinpah biographer Nick Redman, Peckinpah's assistant Katy Haber, editor Garth Craven and actor Charles Martin.
Pricing: General Admission $11
Where/When: , 2525 Michigan Ave.; 5 p.m. Saturday
Why go: HOME.SWEET.HOME opens in conjunction with City Garage Theater’s West coast premiere of LaBute’s 1980s play Filthy Talk For Troubled Times subtitled “scenes of intolerance” at Track 16 Gallery. HOME.SWEET.HOME is a collaborative exhibition of images by artist/photographer Gerald Slota with captioning by celebrated playwright/filmmaker Neil LaBute.
- LEARN SOMETHING
Where/When: ; 12:30 p.m. Sunday
Why go: The Malibu Democratic Club is hosting a forum with the candidates for the newly created 50th District—which includes Santa Monica and several other areas. They include Assemblywoman Betsy Butler, political veteran Torie Osborn and Santa Monica Mayor/California Coastal Commissioner Richard Bloom
- GET GROOVIN'
Where/When: , 2200 Virginia Ave; 4 p.m. Sunday
Why go: Hand clap and move your feet! Los Angeles-based guitarist/composer Adam del Monte and dancer Vanessa Acost will teach the public the Spanish dance steps.
GINO MATTEO AND THE FAMILY FUNK
Where/When: 1432 4th St.; 8 p.m. Saturday
Why go: Over the course of Gino's career, he has worked with artists such as B.B. King, John Mayer, Hubert Sumlin, John Fogerty, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Pete Andersonheir. His show will kick off with a performance from La Vie, whose debut self-titled EP was produced by Andrew Dixon (Colbie Caillat, Augustana)