REDCAT International Children's Film Festival It's easy to think that children's fare begins and ends with Pixar, but the REDCAT International Children's Film Festival, now in its fifth year, throws open the doors to treasures from all over the world in more than a dozen programs, including highlights from Cinemagic, Belfast and a Nickelodeon Family Fun Day. REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. (213) 237-2800. Today-Monday and March 6-7. $5 per program.
Ed Templeton Iconoclastic multimedia artist and pro skateboarder Ed Templeton will open a new photo show called "The Seconds Pass," which features all the photographs that he's taken from moving cars over the last 15 years. No Dramamine needed, though. Roberts and Tilton, 5801 Washington Blvd., Culver City. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Through April 3. Free. robertsandtilton.com.
Mark Grotjahn's There's an opening reception for artist Mark Grotjahn'sexhibit "Seven Faces" at Blum & Poe. This is the Pasadena-born artist's fifth solo show at the gallery, and it includes 12 new paintings from his "face series," a series of abstract studies on cardboard and linen using layers of oil paint. Blum & Poe, 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. (310) 836-2062. www.blumandpoe.com.
Gem Faire The largest gem and jewelry show on the West Coast, Gem Fairefeatures more than 150 exhibitors, gemstones, beads, jewelry, minerals, fossils and meteorites. Classes and demonstrations will be held throughout the weekend. OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $5 weekend pass. (503) 252-8300. www.gemfaire.com.
Bonsai-a-Thon Bonsai masters will share their art and knowledge at Bonsai-a-Thon. There will be demonstrations, exhibits and prize drawings, as well as a bonsai auction at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Register in advance for workshops for adults and children. Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. $20. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.(626) 405-2100; www.huntington.org.