Summer Guide 2016

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Westside Summer Calendar 2016

Saturday, June 11
Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The annual Pier Paddle is a revival of Santa Monica’s eight decade-long tradition of paddleboard racing, offering up $15,000 in prizes for kids and adults alike. The day on the sand features hula performances, a pop-up surf history museum, a volleyball tournament and a concert by the King of Surf Guitar, Dick Dale.
Free to attend / Race registration $20 – $65
Santa Monica Pier (310) 458-8901 | santamonicapier.org

Sunday, June 12
Music in the Park: Louie Cruz Beltran
5 to 6:30 p.m.
The Latin jazz star brings dance-able Afro-Cuban grooves to Playa Vista’s Concert Park, with gourmet food trucks serving after 4 p.m.
Free
Playa Vista Concert Park W. Runway Rd. and Concert Park Dr. | Playa Vista | playavista.com

June 13 to 24
Ballona Discovery Nature Camp: Born to Be Wild!
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
At this two-week science-based summer day camp, kids venture out into the Ballona Wetlands, learn about animals in the wild, play games and do science experiments.
For 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. $650
Ballona Wetlands Playa del Rey | (323) 206-6443 | ballonafriends.org

Friday, June 17
Movies in the Park: “Top Gun”
8 to 10 p.m.
See the ‘80s film favorite that made Tom Cruise an action star during an outdoor screening at Playa Vista’s Central Park Bandshell. Food trucks open at 5 p.m.
Free
Central Park Bandshell 12405 E. Waterfront Dr., Playa Vista | playavista.com

Saturday, June 18
Street Food Cinema: “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”
5:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Indiana Jones is back on the Holy Grail’s trail when his father, Dr. Henry Jones Sr. (Sean Connery), goes missing. Indie rockers the Levenbirds perform before the show, and The Grilled Cheese Truck, LA Wing Co., Street Kitchen LA, Urban Espresso and others are wheeling in the grub.
$6 to $21
Syd Kronenthal Park 3459 McManus Ave. | Culver City | streetfoodcinema.com

Saturday, June 18
Eat||\ | See | |Hear: “Trainwreck” + Sleeping Wolf
5:30 to 10 p.m.
Party girl Amy Schumer is surprised to find herself falling in love in her debut feature comedy film, showing outdoors in Santa Monica, with food trucks and live music from local alt-pop duo Sleeping Wolf before the screening.
$6.27 – $23.15
Santa Monica High School Amphitheatre | 601 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica | eatseehear.com

Saturday, June 18
HUSHfest: Adventure Time w/ Daedelus + Frosty
7 p.m. to Midnight
Two Dublab DJs go head to head, spinning tracks on the Santa Monica Pier while silent disco participants dance and listen to the competing music on dual-channel headsets. VIPs can sip drinks in a private lounge.
$10 – $45
Santa Monica Pier | hushconcerts.com

 

Thursday, June 23
Community Birdwatching
9 to 11 a.m.
Participants meet in the Burton Chace Park Lobby before embarking on a two-hour trek in search of Great Blue and Black Crowned Night Herons, as well as sandpipers, Western Snowy Plovers and other inhabitants of the Ballona Wetlands.
Free
Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (310) 322-6951 | beaches.lacounty.gov

 

Friday, June 24
Movies in the Park: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
8 to 10 p.m.
Han, Leia and a new generation
of heroes embark on an epic journey across the galaxy in J.J. Abrams’ 2015 blockbuster, screening under the stars in Concert Park. Gourmet food
trucks open at 5 p.m.
Free
Concert Park, W. Runway Rd. and Concert Park Dr. Playa Vista | playavista.com

 

Saturday, June 25
Special Concert: Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band
8 p.m.
The uniquely L.A. songsmith brings his mix of traditional and Latin jazz, soul, blues and salsa to the Kirk Douglas Theatre for a special National Endowment for the Arts concert produced by the Jazz Bakery, Culver City and Sony Pictures. Advanced tickets have sold out, but more will be available at the door.
$30
Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd. Culver City | jazzbakery.org

 

Sunday, June 26
Music in the Park: Hollywood U2
5 to 6:30 p.m.
“The world’s greatest U2 tribute show,” with frontman Joe Hier as “Hollywood Bono,” hits Playa Vista for one night only. Rock out to covers of U2’s most iconic hits and sample an array of food trucks after 4 p.m.
Free
Central Park Bandshell 12405 E Waterfront Dr., Playa Vista | playavista.com

Friday, July 1
Beach Movie Nights: “Surf’s Up”
8 p.m.
A teenage penguin makes a splash at a competitive surfing competition in Sony Pictures’ 2007 animated family comedy, screening by the ocean at Dockweiler Youth Center.
Free
Dockweiler Youth Center 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Monday, July 4
Westchester Fourth of July Parade
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wear your best red, white and blue to Westchester’s annual Independence Day celebration, where dozens of interactive floats and parade entries created by community groups parade down Loyola Boulevard from Westchester Park to Loyola Marymount University.
Free
Loyola Boulevard from Westchester Park to Loyola Marymount University Westchester | (310) 645-5151 | laxcoastal.com

 

Monday, July 4
Culver City
Fourth of July Fireworks Show
4 p.m.
West LA College hosts Culver City’s 50th annual Fourth of July fireworks show and celebration, which starts at 4 p.m. and continues into the evening. The event features live music, food trucks and games. Entrance is free, but donations are suggested.
Free
West LA College, 9000 Overland Ave. | Culver City | culvercityfireworksshow.com

Monday, July 4
Marina del Rey Fireworks Celebration
9 to 9:20 p.m.
The marina lights up in red, white and blue with a traditional 20-minute fireworks display. Great viewing locations include Fisherman’s Village, Mother’s Beach and Burton Chace Park.
Free
Marina del Rey | (310) 305-9503 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Thursday, July 7
Marina Concerts: Opera at the Shore
7 p.m.
Maestro Frank Fetta leads the 75-member Marina del Rey Symphony for a sunset concert featuring emerging opera stars from the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition.
Free
Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey (310) 305-9545 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Thursday, July 7
Twilight Concert Series: Mayer Hawthorne + Alina Baraz
7 to 10 p.m.
Grammy-nominated modern soul songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Mayer Hawthorne teams up with ethereal L.A.-based vocalist Alina Baraz for an evening of smooth, romantic music-making.
Free
Santa Monica Pier (310)458-8901 | tcs.santamonicapier.org

Thursday, July 7
Boulevard Music Summer Festival: Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley
7 p.m.
The 2015 grammy-nominated duo brings bluegrass and country music to the boulevard.
Free ($10 reserved seats)
City Hall Courtyard  | 9770 Culver Blvd. | Culver City | (310) 398-2583 | boulevardmusic.com

Friday, July 8
Movies in the Park: “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”
8 to 10 p.m.
Cultures collide when an American man meets his fiancée’s colorful Greek family in the 2002 romantic comedy, screening outdoors at Playa Vista Concert Park. Food trucks start serving at 5 p.m.
Free
Concert Park, W. Runway Rd. and Concert Park Dr. | Playa Vista | playavista.com

Friday, July 8
Beach Movie Nights: “Max”
8 p.m.
Max, a military service dog, forms an unbreakable bond with a teenage boy in this 2015 patriotic adventure film, screening under the stars at Dockweiler Beach.
Free
Dockweiler Youth Center 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Saturday, July 9
Marina Movie Nights: “Pan” Pack your picnic basket and head to the harbor for a screening of the  fantasy-action-adventure alternative origin story of Peter Pan.
Free
Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (310) 322-6951 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Saturday, July 9
Eat||\ | See | |Hear: “Hair-spray” + Hawai
5:30 to 10 p.m.
Ricki Lake vies for the title of Miss Auto Show 1963 in director John Waters’ 1988 cult classic film adaption of the Broadway musical, showing outdoors on a 52-foot wide inflatable screen with culinary accompaniment by gourmet food trucks following a concert by OC alt-rock band Hawai.
$6.27 to $23.15
Santa Monica High School Amphitheatre | 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica | eatseehear.com

July 11 to 22
Ballona Discovery Nature Camp: H2OOOOOOOH!
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
At this two-week science-based summer day camp, focused on the world of water, kids can trek through the natural world – estuaries, lagoons, beaches, creeks, you name it – learn about pollution, try their hand at science experiments, play games, and meet a marine biologist. For 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.
$650
Ballona Wetlands Playa de Rey | (323) 206-6443 | ballonafriends.org

Thursday, July 14
Twilight Concert Series: BØRNS + Porches
7 to 10 p.m.
Nostalgic for the ‘80s? Let synthpop band Porches take you back and BØRNS keep you there with their summery dream pop.
Free
Santa Monica Pier | (310) 458-8901 | tcs.santamonicapier.org
Thursday, July 14
Boulevard Music Summer Festival: Peter Mawanga and the Amaravi Movement
7 p.m.
World music and the sounds of Africa liven up the Culver City streetscape.
Free ($10 reserved seats)
City Hall Courtyard | 9770 Culver Blvd. | Culver City | (310) 398-2583 | boulevardmusic.com

Saturday, July 16
Marina Concerts: Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.
7 p.m.
The Grammy Award-winning R&B power couple perform “Up, Up and Away! A Musical Fable,” a songpacked theatrical production loosely inspired by their rise to stardom as members of The 5th Dimension.
Free
Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (310) 305-9545 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Saturday, July 16
HUSHfest: West Coast vs East Coast Hip Hop
7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Biggie or Tupac? HUSHfest participants can dance to a DJ set featuring the hip hop jams of their favorite coast  – or swap between the two – at a July silent disco on the edge of the Santa Monica Pier.
$10 – $45
Santa Monica Pier | hushconcerts.com

Sunday, July 17
Music in the Park: Space Oddity
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Singer David Brighton celebrates the creative genius of David Bowie with an eye-popping concert in the park, covering a slew of the late musician’s greatest hits. Food trucks open at 4 p.m.
Free
Central Park Bandshell 12405 E. Waterfront Dr., Playa Vista | playavista.com

Thursday, July 21
Twilight Concert Series: Psychedelic Furs + Day Wave
7 to 10 p.m.
Seminal English rockers Psychedelic Furs bring their
glam, retrofuturist artistry to
a split ticket with Day Wave, whose sensitive slow rock shows its debt to the Furs’ sound.
Free
Santa Monica Pier (310) 458-8901 | tcs.santamonicapier.org

Thursday, July 21
Marina Concerts: Megan Hilty
7 p.m.
Soprano and Broadway bombshell Megan Hilty, known for her soaring voice in the musicals “Wicked” and “9 to 5” and television’s “Smash,” performs seaside at Burton Chace Park.
Free
Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (310) 305-9545 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Thursday, July 21
Boulevard Music Summer Festival: Orquesta Tabaco Y Ron
7 p.m.
High-energy Latin and Salsa music heat up the night.
Free ($10 reserved seats)
City Hall Courtyard 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City | (310) 398-2583 | boulevardmusic.com

Thursday, July 21
Venice Art Crawl
6 to 10 p.m.
Explore the Venice art scene during a street party that stretches across dozens of local venues.
Free
Multiple locations throughout Venice | veniceartcrawl.com

Saturday, July 23
Marina Movie Nights: “Earth to Echo”
8 p.m.
In this sci-fi adventure film, teens crack a bizarre series of coded messages to discover an alien desperately needs their help.
Free
Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (310) 322-6951 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Sunday, July 24
Old Fashioned Day in the Park
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Vintage yachts and antique cars take over Burton Chace Park for a day of family fun sponsored by the Classic Yacht Association.
Free
Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (310) 322-6951  classicyacht.org

Sunday, July 24
Music in the Park: Impact
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Dance to a fun lineup of rock
and pop, including songs from chart-toppers like Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga by the dance tribute band Impact.
Free
Concert Park, W. Runway Rd. and Concert Park Dr. | Playa Vista | playavista.com

Thursday, July 28
Twilight Concert Series: Protoje + Raging Fiyah
7 to 10 p.m.
Whether you like your reggae intimate, minimalist and ukulele-heavy, or with driving bass and strong rock structures, this Protoje/Raging Fiyah dual set will keep you irie.
Free
Santa Monica Pier (310) 458-8901 | tcs.santamonicapier.org

 

Thursday, July 28
Boulevard Music Summer Festival: Big Daddy
7 p.m.
Big Daddy does current pop hits in the classic style of music from the 1950s.
Free ($10 reserved seats)
City Hall Courtyard 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City | (310) 398-2583 | boulevardmusic.com

Friday, July 29
Movies in the Park: “Inside Out”
8 to 10 p.m.
Dive into the curious mind of an 11-year-old girl with Disney Pixar’s 2015 Academy Award-winning fantasy film, showing on a big outdoor screen at Playa Vista’s Central Park Bandshell. Food trucks open at 5 p.m.
Free
Central Park Bandshell 12405 E. Waterfront Dr., Playa Vista | playavista.com

Saturday, July 30
Marina Concerts: Brian McKnight
7 p.m.
Wrapping up his national tour, the R&B crooner takes the stage at Burton Chace Park to perform his canon of soul songs, backed by
a full band.
Free
Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (310) 305-9545 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Aug. 1 to 12
Ballona Discovery Nature Camp:ECO-Defenders!
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
Kids go green at this two-week science-based summer day camp. Campers explore the outdoors, play games, do science experiments and scavenger hunts, and learn to be environmental stewards in their homes. For 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.
$650
Ballona Wetlands Playa de Rey | (323) 206-6443 | ballonafriends.org

Thursday, Aug. 4
Marina Concerts: Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles
7 p.m.
L.A.’s premiere Mexican folk dance company tangoes to the sounds of the Marina del Rey Symphony in vibrant traditional attire with the marina as their backdrop.
Free
Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (310) 305-9545 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Thursday, Aug. 4
Twilight Concert Series: Natalia Lafourcade + Monsieur Perine
7 to 10 p.m.
Spanish-speaking phenom Natalia Lafourcade brings her heartbreaking melodies to a singer-songwriter set, balanced on the other end by the glistening pop of female artist Monsieur Perine. Part of the Santa Monica Twilight Concerts series.
Free
Santa Monica Pier (310) 458 8901 | tcs.santamonicapier.org

Thursday, Aug. 4
Boulevard Music Summer Festival: Nuala Kennedy
7 p.m.
Celtic tunes come alive with Irish vocalist and flutist Nuala Kennedy and her ensemble.
Free ($10 reserved seats)
City Hall Courtyard 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City | (310) 398-2583 | boulevardmusic.com

Friday, Aug. 5
Cruise N Brews
6 to 10 p.m.
The LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce welcomes 300 ticketholders — and taps 40 breweries — for beer tastings and mingling on a Hornblower party boat in the marina. The cruise lasts three and half hours, so bring your sea legs.
$65
Hornblower Cruises & Events, 13755 Fiji Way | Marina del Rey (310) 645-5151 | laxcoastal.com

Friday, Aug. 5
Movies in the Park: “Aladdin”
8 to 10 p.m.
Disney’s 1992 animated classic, featuring the late Robin Williams as a jovial genie, screens in the park for an evening of family fun. Food trucks start serving at 5 p.m.
Free
Concert Park, W. Runway Rd. and Concert Park Dr. | Playa Vista | playavista.com

Saturday, Aug. 6
Marina Movie Nights: “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water”
8 p.m.
SpongeBob teams up with former adversary Plankton to embark from Bikini Bottom to battle the fiendish pirate Burger Beard, voiced by Antonio Banderas.
Free
Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (310) 322-6951 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Sunday, Aug. 7
Festival of Chariots
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
A celebration of Jagannatha, the Lord of the Universe in certain Hindu sects, the festival starts at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and caps off at Venice Beach. The parade is led by three chariots, roughly four stories tall, and concludes with free food, exhibits and entertainment at the beach
Free
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium to Venice Beach festivalofchariots.com

Sunday, Aug. 7
Music in the Park: Natural Wonder
5 to 6:30 p.m.
This Stevie Wonder tribute band, helmed by the soulful Gabriel Bello, spans five decades of Stevie’s hits in a single night’s concert. Food trucks open at
4 p.m.
Free
Central Park Bandshell 12405 E. Waterfront Dr., Playa Vista | playavista.com

Each Sunday in August Jazz on the Lawn
5 to 7 p.m.
The summer jazz concert series returns for its 11th year with live music, dancing and picnicking. People who bike over can take advantage of a complimentary bike valet.
Free
Stewart Street Park, 1836 Stewart St. | Santa Monica (310) 458-8350 | smgov.net/jazz

Thursday, Aug. 11
Boulevard Music Summer Festival: Missy Andersen
7 p.m.
Missy Andersen and her band play classic soul and R&B.
Free ($10 reserved seats)
City Hall Courtyard | 9770 Culver Blvd. | Culver City | (310) 398-2583 | boulevardmusic.com

Friday, Aug. 12
Movies in the Park: “The Intern”
8 to 10 p.m.
Robert DeNiro defies the norm as a 70-year-old intern at a web startup in Nancy Meyers’ 2015 heartfelt comedy, screening outdoors with food truck service starting at 5 p.m. at Playa Vista’s Central Park Bandshell.
Free
Central Park Bandshell 12405 E. Waterfront Dr., Playa Vista | playavista.com

Friday, Aug. 12
Beach Movie Nights: “Inside Out”
8 p.m.
Dive into the curious mind of an 11-year-old girl with Disney Pixar’s 2015 Academy Award-winning fantasy film, showing at Dockweiler Youth Center right off the beach.
Free
Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Saturday, Aug. 13
Marina Concerts:Ra Ra Riot
7 p.m.
Fresh off their latest album
“Need Your Light,” the five-piece band performs their unique blend of indie rock and baroque pop on the waterfront in Marina del Rey.
Free
Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (310) 305-9545 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Sunday, Aug. 14
Music in the Park: Black Crystal Wolf Kids
5 to 6:30 p.m.
The exuberant, costumed tribute band packs the songs of dozens of indie rock acts (like Hozier, Phoenix, the Talking Heads and the Black Keys) into one concert —and singing along is encouraged. Food trucks open at 4 p.m.
Free
Concert Park, W. Runway Rd. and Concert Park Dr. | Playa Vista | playavista.com

Thursday, Aug. 18
Marina Concerts: Madame Butterfly
7 p.m.
Giacomo Puccini’s three-act opera about a Japanese love story turned tragic, based on a short story by John Luther Long, comes to life in a fully-staged production with the Marina del Rey Symphony as musical accompaniment.
Free
Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (310) 305-9545 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Friday, Aug. 19
Beach Movie Nights: “Finding Nemo”
8 p.m.
A clownfish sets out on a quest to find his missing son in the Pacific Ocean in Pixar’s 2003 family film. Bring a blanket and watch the ultimate sea adventure right by the waves.
Free
Dockweiler Youth Center 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Saturday, Aug. 20
Marina Movie Nights: “My Fair Lady”
8 p.m.
Audrey Hepburn stars as Eliza Doolittle, who hopes to hide her Cockney accent with the help of phonetics professor Enry Iggins … make that Henry Higgins in this 1964 classic.
Free
Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (310) 322-6951 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Saturday, Aug. 20
HUSHfest: Subsuelo + Late Night Laggers + L.A.M.P.
7 p.m. to midnight
Three DJs collide for one epic silent disco atop the Santa Monica Pier after sunset. Participants can hear the music through headsets, while VIPs sip drinks in a private lounge above the crowd of dancers.
$10 – $45
Santa Monica Pier | hushconcerts.com

Thursday, Aug. 25
Twilight Concert Series: Save Ferris
7 to 10 p.m.
Nothing screams “SoCal summer” like OC ska band Save Ferris, whose triumphant, blaring horns and scuzzed-out chords will have you feeling like a skateboard-riding kid again.
Free
Santa Monica Pier (310) 458-8901 | tcs.santamonicapier.org

Aug. 26, 27 & 28 Fiesta La Ballona
4:30 to 10 p.m. Friday
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday
Culver City’s annual Party in the Park is full of carnival rides and games, world music performances, over 100 booths, a petting zoo, a farmers market, a beer and wine garden, and plenty of food.
Free
Veteran’s Park
4117 Overland Ave. | Culver City | fiestalaballona.org

Saturday, Aug. 27
Marina Concerts: Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra
7 p.m.
The Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican pianist and conductor brings his musical flair to Burton Chace Park, leading his orchestra in a night of salsa and Latin jazz.
Free
Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (310) 305-9545 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Saturday, Aug. 27
Eat||\ | See | |Hear: “Spaceballs” + Magic Bronson
5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Mel Brooks’ 1987 slapstick “Star Wars” parody gets the outdoor movie treatment, projected for hundreds of picnickers on a 52-foot inflatable screen. The night features array of gourmet food trucks and live music from electronic indie duo Magic Bronson.
$6.23 to $23.15
Santa Monica High School Amphitheatre | 601 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica | eatseehear.com

Sunday, Aug. 28
Jet to Jetty
6:30 to 11 a.m.
Dockweiler Beach plays host to the 5k/10k walk/run combination charity event to fundraise in support of the Airport Marina Counseling Center’s free and low-cost community mental health services. Options include solo and team walk/runs, a costume contest and a “kids fun run” event for children ages 2-9.
$35 per run/walk; $15 kids run
Dockweiler State Beach, 12000 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey | (310) 670-1410 | jettojetty.com

Thursday, Sept. 1
Twilight Concert Series: Unknown Mortal Orchestra + Steady Holiday
7 to 10 p.m.
Clever indie songsters Unknown Mortal Orchestra bring their brand of slick late-night rock to a meeting with understated but equally eccentric Steady Holiday, whose haunting melodies will echo in your head way after you’ve gone.
Free
Santa Monica Pier (310) 458-8901 | tcs.santamonicapier.org

Thursday, Sept.8
Twilight Concert Series: Ohio Players
7 to 10 p.m.
There won’t be a better chance to get funky than with storied R&B and funk pioneers Ohio Players, who will help you bid farewell to the summer with a truly grooving evening.
Free
Santa Monica Pier (310) 458-8901 | tcs.santamonicapier.org

Saturday, Sept.10
Eat||\ | See | |Hear: “Pretty in Pink” + Dear Boy
5 to 10 p.m.
Outcast Molly Ringwald falls for a popular high schooler in John Hughes’ 1986 Brat Pack classic, showing outdoors on a 52-foot wide screen alongside gourmet food trucks and a live performance by alt-rock band Dear Boy.
$6.27 – $23.15
Santa Monica High School Amphitheatre | 601 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica | eatseehear.com

Thursday, Sept. 15
Venice Art Crawl
6 to 10 p.m.
Explore the Venice art scene during a street party that stretches across dozens of local venues.
Free
Multiple locations throughout Venice | veniceartcrawl.com

Saturday, Sept. 17
Eat||\ | See | |Hear: “Purple Rain” + Bad Wave
5:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Watch the late pop genius’ most revered film — a semi-autobiographical 1984 drama about a Minneapolis musician on the rise — outdoors on the big screen, with an assortment of gourmet food trucks and a performance by local synthpop duo Bad Wave.
$9.43 – $23.15
Santa Monica High School Amphitheatre | 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica | eatseehear.com

Saturday, Sept. 17
HUSHfest: Radio-head vs Daft Punk
7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
It’s English rock vs. French EDM. Groove to your favorite (and switch between the two on a headset) at HUSHconcerts’ final silent disco of the summer atop the Santa Monica Pier.
$10 to $45
Santa Monica Pier 200 Santa Monica Pier | Santa Monica | hushconcerts.com

Sunday, Sept. 25
Abbot Kinney Festival
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The festival takes over a mile-long stretch of Abbot Kinney Boulevard for its 32nd year, offering an eclectic range of boutique shopping, beer garden parties and a series of outdoor stages featuring live music, spoken word and kids entertainment.
Free
Abbot Kinney Boulevard | abbotkinney.org