Thursday, June 22
LAX Coastal Chamber’s LAeXpo, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Get to know your community and network with local business leaders. There will be kids’ activities, face painting, raffle prizes and giveaways and a ‘Taste Of’ event featuring 10 restaurants. Playa Vista CenterPointe Club, 6200 Playa Vista Drive, Playa Vista. Free to attend; $10 for Taste of. (310) 645-5151;

Beach Eats, 4:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. The weekly festival of food trucks with a scenic harbor backdrop returns to Mother’s Beach, Lot 10, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 305-9545;

Surfside Bar & Grill Ribbon Cutting and Opening Party, 6 to 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight. The new bar, restaurant and nightspot replacing Danny’s celebrates its ribbon-cutting in the evening and parties all night with The Doors tribute band Peace Frog. Surfside Bar & Grill, 23 Windward Ave., Venice. (424) 256-7894;

Taste of Feastly, 6:30 to 9 p.m. The innovative restaurant incubator in Venice marks its first anniversary with bites from Ted Montoya (Zagat 30-Under-30 2016; Calo Provisions); Darren Saypharaj (Zagat 30-Under-30 2016; We Have Noodles); Paul Shoemaker (Michelin-Starred Chef; Co-Owner, INTRO) and more. $50+.

Jimmy Brewster with Suzanne Taix, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Singing all the classics, Sinatra to rock ’n’ roll, Brewster and Taix perform every Thursday at Billingsley’s Prime Rib & Steak House, 11326 W. Pico Blvd., West L.A. (310) 477-1426;

Twilight Concert Series: Khalid, Bibi Bourelly, 7 p.m. The teenage R&B singer-songwriter behind last July’s hit “Location” shares a bill with the German singer-songwriter behind popular tunes by Rihanna and collaborations with the likes of Lil’ Wayne and Usher. Santa Monica Pier. Free.

Serving Up Comedy, 7 p.m. Featuring a new lineup of standup comics each week, the main show is followed by an open mic at 8:30 p.m. at The Warehouse, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. No cover; suggested charity donation. (310) 823-5451;

Friday, June 23
Unkle Monkey, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Local favorites perform rock and reggae along with their own original music. Hinano Café, 15 Washington Blvd., Venice. No cover. (310) 822-3902;

Farewell Habit Songwriter Night, 7 to 11 p.m. An all-star roster of Venice musicians — among them Matt Ellis, Paul Chesne, Blue Eyed Son, Amilia K Spicer, Kim Michalowksi, Tom Freund, Steve McCormick, Scotty Passaglia, Holly Long, Mikel Farber, Kira Lutes, Crash and Paul Gronner’s Spaceblanket — gather at Abbot’s Habit to bid the beloved Abbot Kinney restaurant adieu. Abbot’s Habit, 1401 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice. (310) 399-1171;

Friday Night Toastmasters Open House, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Learn the fundamentals of public speaking in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere with food and beverages at this weekly open house. Oaklands Apartments Conference Room, 4111 Via Marina, Marina del Rey. (563) 508-0260;

The Mastersons and Friends, 8 p.m. Husband-and-wife duo Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore, perpetually in motion and finding their greatest inspiration on the road, perform music from their new CD “Transient Lullaby” at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $16. (310) 828-4497;

Movie in the Park: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” 8 to 10 p.m. This space epic is the first installment of the Star Wars Anthology series, set immediately before the events of the original “Star Wars.” Hit up a food truck and settle in for an adventure under the stars. Central Park Bandshell, 12405 E. Waterfront Drive, Playa Vista. Free.

Hot Jazz Saturdays, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Brad Kay’s Regressive Jazz Quartet plays early jazz and ragtime music, then DJ Jedi spins soul, funk, hip-hop, disco and dance music after 10 p.m. in The Del Monte. DJ Anthony Valadez gets things moving in the Townhouse bar at 10 p.m. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040;

Sofar Sounds: Venice, 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. A carefully curated set of live music, kept secret until showtime, at a secret location in Venice. Get instructions at

New Shoes 14, 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The 14th installment in an ongoing series of new and in-development dance and physical theatre works by emerging and established choreographers, directors and ensembles. Highways Performance Space & Gallery, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. $20. (310) 453-1755;

Saturday, June 24
Growing Succulents and Cacti, 9 a.m. Learn how to grow these low-maintenance beauties. Perfect in a landscape, in containers or inside as a decorative accent. Armstrong Garden Centers, 3226 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 829-6766;

Santa Monica Collector Car Auction, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Explore a pop-up showcase of 300 collector cars up for sale to the highest bidder. Barker Hanger, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. $20; kids and retired or
active military personnel free.

“The Rainbow Fish” Storytime, 11 a.m. This modern classic celebrating its 25th year in print offers instant child appeal with eye-catching foil stamping glittering on every page. The universal message at the heart of this story is about a beautiful fish who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions. Activities follow the reading. Barnes & Noble, 13400 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 306-3213;

Artists & Fleas, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Established as a marketplace to bring together emerging artists, indie designers and vintage collectors outside a retail setting, Artists & Fleas is a community gathering spot and hipster haven, with shopping and food trucks each second and fourth Saturday of the month. Westminster Elementary School, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. Free.

Natsu Matsuri Summer Festival, noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. This annual summer festival features Japanese obon dancing, food vendors, entertainment, cultural exhibits, demonstrations and kids’ activities. Mystic Wave performs jazz on Saturday at 8 p.m. and the Mad Ambition band plays on Sunday at 12:15 p.m. Venice Japanese Community Center, Del Rey. Free. (310) 822-8885;

Venice Beach Neptune Parade and Summer Solstice Festival, 2 to 8 p.m. Don a costume and party at Sidewalk Café, then parade to the beach, where the King Jeremy Marco & Queen Carol J. Gronner announce the beginning of summer. Then it’s back to the bar for live bands from 4 to 8 p.m. Sidewalk Café, 1401 Ocean Front Walk, Venice. No cover. (310) 399-5547

Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a Chicago blues, funk and New Orleans zydeco concert by Jimbo Ross & The Bodacious Band. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900;

Jazz Funk Fest, 7 to 10 p.m. In the tradition of the Venice West Café, local Venice musicians celebrate the rebellious liberation of tuneful creativity. Black Shoe Polish performs at 7 p.m. and Eric Ahlberg’s Jazz Workshop begins at 8:30 p.m. UnUrban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 315-0056;

Sofar Sounds: Culver City, 7:45 to 10 p.m. A carefully curated set of live music, kept secret until showtime, at a secret location in Culver City. Get instructions at

The Barefoot Movement, 8 p.m. This Nashville-based group, heralded as “one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene” perform heartfelt, down-home music for  McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $16. (310) 828-4497;

Unkle Monkey, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Local favorites perform rock and reggae along with their own original music. Prince O’ Whales, 335 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey. No cover. (310) 823-9826;

Sunday, June 25
Champion Paddle, 9 a.m. to noon. Champion Paddle celebrates healthy bodies and the tremendous women who have battled breast cancer and treatment. Sponsored by ProSUP Shop, participants who come out to support survivors and pre-vivors pay a reduced board rental fee. 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

“Hamilton Ride: A Hip-Hop Musical,” 9:15 to 10:05 a.m. CycleBar Culver City unites riders of all ages and fitness levels, CycleBar Culver City goes hip-hop when it brings music from the hit Broadway play “Hamilton” to its signature rock concert indoor cycling rides. CycleBar Culver City, 4130 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. $25. (323) 325-5759;

Killer Rides Car Show, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hotrods, classics, exotics and motorcycles gather alongside the harbor for a family-friendly car show with live music and hot dogs aplenty. Prizes awarded to best of show, best hot rod, best classic car, best muscle car, best modern muscle and best motorcycle. Killer Shrimp, 4211 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Free to attend; free to exhibit with RSVP. (310) 578-2293;

Single Seniors Book Club and Potluck, 10:30 a.m. Seniors can make new friends while enjoying good food and good books. Address supplied upon request. Free. Alan Ross at

17th Annual Summer SOULstice, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Rock the block with 18 bands and six stages of live music along with vendors, a kids’ area, and a beer and wine garden. Main Street Santa Monica. Free admission; beer tent $10 to $40.

Sunday Boat House, noon to 6 p.m. Featuring deejays, weekly themed events and luxury cabana rentals, this Sunday pool party is back by popular demand to keep you refreshed throughout the summer. Ends Sept. 3. Marina del Rey Hotel, 13534 Bali Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-1000;

YAS-A-THON 2017, 1 to 4 p.m. Cancer Support Community Los Angeles and YAS Fitness Centers team up for a three-hour cycle-thon to benefit CSLA’s free programs and services for people impacted by cancer. YAS Fitness Center, 245 Main St., Venice. $1,000 fundraising minimum. (310) 396-6993;

Battle of the Decades Dance Party, 1 to 5 p.m. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Culver City is a nonprofit organization focused on providing individualized care, nourishment and resources to those most in need. Join this special day of fun with a live deejay, food, trivia and raffle. Come dressed in your favorite outfits from the 1950s to 1990s. Bring donations of new socks, batteries, wipes, backpacks, flashlights, travel-size hygiene products or undergarments and be entered into the raffle. St. Augustine Catholic Church, 3832 Jasmine Ave., Culver City. $5; under 10 free. (310) 838-2477 Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a jazz and funk concert by 2 Azz 1. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900;

CLARE Foundation: Laughing Matters, 6 to 8 p.m. CLARE Foundation presents a star-studded comedy lineup featuring SNL alumnus Darrell Hammond at this night of comedy and philanthropy, supporting and benefiting recovery services for those who need it most. Check-in begins at 5 p.m. Magicopolis, 1418 4th St., Santa Monica. $10.

“Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?” Screening, 7 p.m. Jimbo Barnett’s sensitive documentary on John Maxwell’s one-man show about Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner screens at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. Free.

Monday, June 26
Venice Arts: 2017 Media Arts Summer Camp, 9 a.m. to noon or 2 to 5 p.m. This 4.5-week summer camp is an intensive program with three-hour classes, field trips to museums, galleries and screenings, and field shoots around L.A. All equipment provided to students as well as access to a digital lab, darkroom photography lab and professional editing software. Through July 28. Venice Arts, 13445 Beach Ave., Venice. $375 to $600. (310) 392-0846;

“Chain Reaction” Sculpture Rededication Ceremony, 6 p.m. Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist and sculptor Paul Conrad created “Chain Reaction,” a 26-foot-tall nuclear mushroom cloud sculpture and warning monument, gifting it to Santa Monica in 1991 in the name of promoting peace.The public is invited to this rededication ceremony for the newly restored statue. Santa Monica Civic Center, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 399-1000

Laughtears Salon, 6 to 9 p.m. Politics, art, culture discussion. Café Pier, 212 Pier Ave., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 306-7330;

Culver City Council Meeting, 7 p.m. The City Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. Meetings are open to the public and there is an opportunity for the public to address the Council on issues both on and off the agenda. City Hall of Culver City, 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City. Free.

Magic Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Albie Selznick hosts a rotating cast of master magicians and variety acts at 8 p.m. each Monday, with a special interactive performance in the lobby a half-hour before showtime. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $40. (310) 394-9779;

Mahalo Mondays, 8 p.m. Alton Clemente, DJ Vinyl Don and Record Surplus take over the Townhouse with live entertainment, tiki cocktails, Hawaiian and Polynesian vinyl, plus special guests. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040;

Christopher Hawley’s “Stories” Album Release Party, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Performing his own style of rock, roots, Americana and reggae, Christopher Hawley launches his CD “Stories” with a rockin’ good time at The Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. Free. (310) 392-4040;

Tuesday, June 27
Riding the Rails to LAX, 10 to 11 a.m. A long-awaited rail connection for LAX travelers is nearing reality. Los Angeles World Airports Communications Director Mark Waier details the $6-billion automated people mover project known as the Landside Access Modernization Program. Learn how LAX plans to move travelers to and from the terminals in the very near future. Flight Path Museum, 6661 W. Imperial Hwy., Westchester. Free. (424) 646-7284;

Storytime with Bailey and the L.A. Kings Ice Crew, 11 a.m. Kids can join the King’s lion mascot Bailey and team members for a hockey themed storytime. Take a photo with Bailey and learn the ABCs of hockey. Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. Free; all ages. (310) 821-1769;

Making Space: Your Blastoff to Productivity, 7 to 9 p.m. Stress has a way of making people feel small, scattered and overwhelmed. With impending deadlines, risk of failure and too much to do in too little time, figuring out where to start seems harder than just dealing with the mess of hoped-for success. Learn how to declutter your mind and organize your workspace so you can blast off to inevitable success. General Assembly, 1520 2nd St., Santa Monica. Free. (213) 263-4147;

Sofar Sounds: TOMS: Nat’l Sunglasses Day-Playa Vista, 7:15 to 10:30 p.m. A carefully curated set of live music, kept secret until showtime. Get instructions at

Tuesday Night Jazz, 9:15 p.m. The Julian Coryell Trio hard grooves for two sets of organ trio jazz at TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 396-9010;

Wednesday, June 28
Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays. Make connections and discover ways to give back to your community while having breakfast at Whiskey Red’s, 13813 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $25. Call Brady Connell at (323) 459-1932 for reservations;

Toastmasters Speakers by the Sea Club, 11 a.m. to noon. In this workshop to develop better presentation skills, experienced Toastmasters present the fundamentals of public speaking in the relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere of a Toastmasters meeting. Pregerson Technical Facility, 12000 Vista del Mar, Conference Room 230A, Playa del Rey. (424) 625-3131;

Flight Path Museum Fundraiser at The Proud Bird, 5 to 8:30 p.m. Get a sneak peek at the newly renovated interior of The Proud Bird and its new food bazaar dining concept.

Grand View Market Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. Each Wednesday night, anyone can sign up to do a four-minute comedy set or perform two songs. There is an open mic strictly for musicians on Friday nights. Grand View Market, 12210 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 390-7800

The Artisan Guitar Ensemble Concert, 7 p.m. Comprised of Max Mendoza, Daniel Ramirez and Andre Giraldo, this classical guitar trio brings the chamber music experience into lives of others, performing works by Alexander Borodin, Isaac Albeniz, Enrique Granados, Paulo Bellinati and Theirry Tisserand. Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8316;

Venice Underground Comedy and Bootleg Bombshells Burlesque, 9 and 11 p.m. Start the night with some of L.A.’s best comics, and finish it with a burlesque show featuring Bootleg Bombshells. The Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040;

TRiPTease, 10 p.m. See a different show each week featuring burlesque dancers from all over Los Angeles, singers, comedians, magicians and more. Live music begins at 8:30 p.m. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $5. (310) 396-9010;

Galleries and Museums
Searching for the Alternative: Kate McNamara, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22. From contemporary art museums to independent project spaces to college art galleries, Otis College Director of Galleries and Exhibitions Kate McNamara discusses her dedicated engagement with alternative and not-for-profit art spaces and the vital role these kinds of institutions play in today’s contemporary art world. The Forum at Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. Free.

“Fig Next (Part One),” artists reception 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 24. Part One of a two-part exhibition features signature works in a variety of media by Southern California gallery artists, including Ray Brown, Claire Chen, Laura Danielson, Helen Desmond, Paul Donaldson, Theresa G. Fernald, Shirley Asano Guldimann, Arleen G. Hendler, Carla Jerome, Chris Madans, Susan C. Price, Elena Mary Siff. Through July 22. FIG, Bergamot Station G6, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 829-0345;
“June Bloom,” through June 30. Color is the driving force behind this show, which also exalts versatility, skill and overall interesting work. The collection includes mindful, inspired pieces by several artists who explore unconventional painting and photography techniques, as well as intricate color palettes and designs. Artlife Gallery, 720 C S. Allied Way, Plaza El Segundo, El Segundo. (310) 938-2511;

“The Art of the Cooks of Peace Press,” through July 1. Thirty years after printing its last posters and leaflets, Peace Press brings together the artists and poets and politicos who worked at this unique institution of radicals and draft resisters. Peace Press volunteers worked for 27 years after it closed to facilitate the release of Gary Tyler from Angola Prison, and Tyler and his artwork are part of the show.
Arena 1 Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 397-7456;