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Saturday, June 3

Life Rolls On: They Will Surf Again 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
World-champion quadriplegic surfer Jesse Billauer brings together volunteers and people who won’t let disabilities get in the way of their dreams for an epic day of surfing.
Free.
Lifeguard Tower 28, 2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica | liferollson.org

Kahanamoku Klassic 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Marina del Rey Outrigger Canoe Club once again hosts a quarter-mile keiki race for teens, a four-mile novice run between Mother’s Beach and the Venice Pier, and for highly skilled teams an 11-mile open water race from the marina breakwater to Santa Monica and back.
Free for spectators.
Marina Beach, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey | gomarinaoutrigger.org

Saturday, June 10

Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The annual pier paddle features competitive races, a fun paddle, ocean swims, lifeguard dory races, races for kids, and plenty of fun on dry land: live bands, a hula dance troupe, beer garden, volleyball tournament and pop-up museum on the history of surfing.
$10 to $55 to race; free to watch
Santa Monica Pier | santamonicapier.org

Dockweiler Fun-a-Palooza 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This day of family-friendly fun in the sun features a petting zoo, bounce house, balloon artists, carnival games, rides, camp activities and a concert by the Beach Cities Swing Band.
Free.
Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128 | beaches.lacounty.gov

ARTsea Noon to 10 p.m.
This inaugural pop-up arts district on Marina (Mother’s) Beach features temporary art installations, a fingerprint mural, workshops, professional sand sculpting, live bands, deejays, Hawaiian dancing, volleyball, paddleboard yoga, a handcrafted goods market, gourmet food trucks and a beer-and-wine garden. It’s family-friendly fun during the day and the adults’ turn to party down at night.
Free (with food, drink, crafts and water activities for purchase).
Marina Beach, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey | visitmarinadelrey.com

Saturday, June 17

Street Food Cinema: “Hocus Pocus” 5:30 to 10 p.m.
In this spooky Disney classic, teens resurrect three witches (played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy) who wreak havoc on Salem, Mass. Buzzworthy teen singer-songwriter Jaq Mackenzie performs at 6:30 p.m.; food trucks (BrewWings, Street Kitchen LA, La Puff, Mercedes Binge) start serving an hour before.
$6 to $21.
Syd Kronenthal Park, 3459 McManus Ave., Culver City | streetfoodcinema.com

Sunday, June 18

Concert in the Park: Aejaye Jackson and the Full Spectrum Band 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Take a soulful musical journey from classic Motown to today’s dance hits.
Free.
Playa Vista Concert Park, 13020 Pacific Promenade, Playa Vista | playavista.com

Thursday, June 22

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.
Free.
Santa Monica Pier | tcs.santamonicapier.org

Friday, June 23

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.
Free.
Central Park Bandshell, 12405 E. Waterfront Dr., Playa Vista | playavista.com

 

Sat. & Sun., June 24-25

Santa Monica Collector Car Auction 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Explore a pop-up showcase of 300 collector cars up for sale to the highest bidder. Kids under 12 and retired or active military personnel get in free.
$20.
Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica | auctionsamerica.com

Sunday, June 25

Killer Rides Car Show 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Vintage rides, hot rods, muscle cars, motorcycles, live music and free Tail o’ the Pup hot dogs never go out of style.
Free.
Killer Shrimp, 4211 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey | (310) 578-2293 | killershrimp.com

Main Street Summer Solstice 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Explore six live music stages, a disco car wash, costumed dog parade, beach house tech expo and kids activity corner in this massive block party all along Main Street in Santa Monica.
Main Street (from Bay Street to Pier Avenue), Santa Monica | mainstreetsm.com

Thursday, June 29

Twilight Concert Series: Lemaitre, Coast Modern 7 p.m.
Norwegian indie electronic duo Lemaitre tops a double bill with Los Angeles-based pop duo Coast Modern, who broke through in 2015 with their song “Hollow Life.”
Free.
Santa Monica Pier | tcs.santamonicapier.org

Tuesday, July 4

Westchester Fourth of July Parade 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Celebrate the enduring American Spirit at the Westside’s No. 1 Independence Day parade, a big community celebration with a small-town feel. Marching bands, floats and special guests parade from Westchester Park to LMU under the theme “An American Adventure.”
Free.
Westchester Park, 7000 W. Manchester Blvd., Westchester | (310) 645-5151 | laxcoastal.com

Marina del Rey Fourth of July Fireworks 9 to 9:20 p.m.
The sky over Marina del Rey lights up in red, white and blue during the county’s annual 20-minute fireworks spectacular. This event gets more and more popular each year, so come early to get a good spot. Popular viewing locations include Burton Chace Park (13650 Mindanao Way), Fisherman’s Village (13755 Fiji Way) and Marina (Mother’s) Beach (4101 Admiralty Way).
Free.
Marina del Rey | (310) 305-9503 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Culver City Fourth of July Fireworks 3 to 9 p.m.
West L.A. College hosts Culver City’s annual Fourth of July fireworks and community festival, featuring live music, food trucks, games, centennial celebrations, vintage color guard, World War 1 tank and pyrotechnics at dusk. Proceeds benefit the Exchange Club of Culver City’s local philanthropic efforts.
$5 entry; $10 to park
West LA College, 9000 Overland Ave., Culver City | culvercityfireworksshow.com

Thursday, July 6

Opera by the Shore 7 p.m.
The Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series kicks off with the Marina del Rey Symphony backing finalists from the prestigious Loren Zachary opera competition.
Free.
Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | marinadelrey.lacounty.gov

Friday, July 7

Beach Movie Night: “The Secret Life of Pets” 8 p.m.
Max (Louis C.K.) is a spoiled terrier accidentally bound for the pound in this 2016 animated adventure comedy.
Free.
Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Saturday, July 8

VJCC Arts & Crafts Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Venice Japanese Community Center hosts a day of crafting, shopping, feasting and fun.
Free.
Venice Japanese Community Center, 12448 Braddock Dr., Del Rey | (310) 822-8885 | vjcc.com

Marina Movie Night: “The Lego Batman Movie” 6:30 p.m.
Pack your picnic basket and head to the harbor for an outdoor screening of this animated superhero comedy. Show up at 6:30 for a hip-hop dance tutorial; movie starts at 8 p.m.
Free.
Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | marinadelrey.lacounty.gov

Thursday, July 13

Twilight Concert Series: Marcia Griffiths, JAH9 7 p.m.
Kingston reggae songstress Marcia Griffiths, who once recorded a duet with the legendary Bob Marley, headlines the first July concert with the mystical JAH9, whose musical roots are also in Jamaica.
Free.
Santa Monica Pier | tcs.santamonicapier.org

Friday, July 14

Sunset Swim at the Annenberg Beach House 7 to 10 p.m.
Take a break from kid stuff and hang out at this chill 18+ swim party in a pool that Argonaut readers have voted the Westside’s best swimming pool for several years running.
$10, or $5 for seniors.
Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica | (310) 458-4904 | annenbergbeachhouse.com

Beach Movie Night: “Lilo and Stitch” 8 p.m.
In this animated Disney film, a lonely Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual dog that turns out to be the galaxy’s most wanted extraterrestrial fugitive.
Free.
Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Movie in the Park: “The Notebook” 8 to 10 p.m.
A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman in 1940s South Carolina. The relationship gives her a sense of freedom, but social differences and World War II threaten to pull them apart.
Free.
Central Park Bandshell, 12405 E. Waterfront Dr., Playa Vista | playavista.com

Saturday, July 15

Playa Vista Surprise Pop-Up 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All we can say is keep your eyes open for some mobile art.
Free.
Playa Vista Concert Park, 13020 Pacific Promenade, Playa Vista | playavista.com

Sip & Savor on Santa Monica Pier 4 to 8 p.m.
Sample wines carefully paired with cheese, oysters and deserts as a live band serenades you at sunset. Part of the event’s proceeds benefit MOSTe (moste.org), a nonprofit organization empowering girls from underserved L.A. communities to become college-educated women.
$70 to $85 Santa Monica Pier | uncorkedwinefestivals.com

Marina Concert: Joe 7 p.m.
The romantic R&B crooner who launched himself to stardom in 2000 with the album “My Name is Joe” sweeps concertgoers off their feet with new songs and memorable hits.
Free.
Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | marinadelrey.lacounty.gov

Thursday, July 20

Venice Art Crawl 6 to 10 p.m.
Immerse yourself in the Venice art scene during this interactive pop-up street party that spans dozens of local venues.
Free.
Multiple locations throughout Venice | veniceartcrawl.com

Marina del Rey Symphony 7 p.m.
Symphonic Thursdays continue at Burton Chace Park with a performance of Craig Safon’s score for Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” and Korngold’s “Violin Concerto” by soloist Will Hagen.
Free.
Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | marinadelrey.lacounty.gov

Twilight Concert Series: Eric Burdon & the Animals, Mr. Elevator 7 p.m.
The English band behind “We Gotta Get Outta This Place” and “House of the Rising Sun” are back with frontman Eric Burdon, and up-and-coming psychedelic rockers Mr.
Elevator and the Brain Hotel are opening.
Free.
Santa Monica Pier | tcs.santamonicapier.org

Friday, July 21

Beach Movie Night: “Finding Dory” 8 p.m.
Memory-impaired blue tang fish Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) embarks on a mission to find her family with the help of friends Nemo and Marlin in this sequel to the animated blockbuster “Finding Nemo.”
Free.
Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Saturday, July 22

Life Rolls On: They Will Skate Again 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A small army of volunteers comes together to make sure paralysis won’t stop kids and adults from doing what they love — in this case, shredding up the bowls at the Venice Skate Park.
Free.
Venice Skate Park, 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice | liferollson.org

Street Food Cinema: “Pretty in Pink” 5:30 to 10 p.m.
In this Brat Pack classic, when high school outsider Andie (Molly Ringwald) catches the eye of rich and popular Blane (Andre McCarthy) they find their different social circles make it hard to be together. That Andie’s best friend Duckie (Jon Cryer) has a crush on her only adds to the drama. Live band and food trucks TBA.
$6 to $21.
Syd Kronenthal Park, 3459 McManus Ave., Culver City| streetfoodcinema.com

Marina Movie Night: “Singin’ in the Rain” 8 p.m.
Gather the whole family for an outdoor screening of this romantic musical classic starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.
Free.
Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | marinadelrey.lacounty.gov

Sunday, July 23

Old Fashioned Day in the Park 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Classic Yacht Association’s annual public festival turns Burton Chace Park into a haven for pre-1950s wooden yachts and antique cars.
Free.
Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | classic-yacht.org

Concert in the Park:No Duh 5 to 6:30 p.m.
This energetic tribute band revives the sound, style and spirit of Gwen Stefani and No Doubt at the pinnacle of ’90s OC ska.
Free.
Central Park Bandshell, 12405 E. Waterfront Dr., Playa Vista | playavista.com

Thursday, July 27

Annenberg Beach House Community Picnic 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Pack a dinner and bring family and friends to the beach house for an evening of good old-fashioned fun for all ages.
Free, but RSVP required.
Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica | (310) 458-4904 | annenbergbeachhouse.com

Twilight Concert Series: Miami Horror, Cleopold 7 p.m.
“Illumination,” the debut single of Australian indie-electronica trio Miami Horror, was part of the soundtrack for “Grand Theft Auto Five.” Electronic artist and fellow Aussie Cleopold share the bill.
Free.
Santa Monica Pier | tcs.santamonicapier.org

Friday, July 28

Beach Movie Night: “Surf’s Up 2” 8 p.m.
An adventurous penguin teams up with a big wave riding crew to surf the biggest waves in the world.
Free.
Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Saturday, July 29

Venice Springtime Ladies Jam 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Skater girlz carve up the mini bowl while lady pros show how it’s done in the big one and hold meet-and-greets on this inspirational day for female skateboarders of all ages.
Venice Skate Park, 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice | veniceskatepark.com

Marina Concert: Alejandro Escovedo 7 p.m.
The prolific Mexican-American roots rock hero brings a taste of Austin’s alt-music scene to Marina del Rey.
Free.
Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | marinadelrey.lacounty.gov

Sat. & Sun., July 29-30 Venice Beach Festival 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Soak in live music, dancing and entertainment on the beach while perusing unique and independent vendors, including fashion trucks.
Free.
Windward Plaza, 1 Windward Ave., Venice | venicebeachfestival.com

Sunday, July 30

Killer Rides Car Show 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Vintage rides, hot rods, muscle cars, motorcycles, live music and free Tail o’ the Pup hot dogs never go out of style.
Free.
Killer Shrimp, 4211 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey | (310) 578-2293 | killershrimp.com

Thursday, Aug. 3

Marina Concert: Matthew Morrison 7 p.m.
The actor, singer, songwriter and Broadway star known far and wide for playing Will Schuester on “Glee” gives a waterside concert of popular favorites and American classics.
Free.
Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | marinadelrey.lacounty.gov

Twilight Concert Series: Valerie June, IrmaThomas 7 p.m.
Tennessee-born Valerie June brings her unique mix of blues, gospel and country-flavored themes to the stage, with Grammy-winner Irma Thomas — one of the last of the bona-fide soul queens, a New Orleans legend and contemporary of Aretha Franklin and Etta James — sharing the bill.
Free.
Santa Monica Pier | tcs.santamonicapier.org

Saturday, Aug. 5

Marina Movie Night: “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” 8 p.m.
Follow the adventurous Charlie Bucket as he chases his dreams with a golden ticket in this iconic 1971 musical fantasy starring Gene Wilder.
Free.
Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | marinadelrey.lacounty.gov

Sunday, Aug. 6

Festival of Chariots 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In this colorful Hindu parade and festival, participants carry three four-story chariots from the Santa Monica Civic to Venice Beach, where at noon the Hari Krishna throw a festival with free food and entertainment.
Free.
Ocean Front Walk and Windward Avenue, Venice | festivalofchariots.com

Thursday, Aug. 10

Twilight Concert Series: Mon Laferte, Buscabulla 7 p.m.
Chilean indie pop singer Mon Laferte shares a bill with Brooklyn-based duo Buscabulla (Spanish for “troublemaker”), one of Rolling Stones magazine’s “Ten New Artists You Need to Know” for 2017.
Free.
Santa Monica Pier | tcs.santamonicapier.org

Friday Aug. 11

Sunset Swim at the Annenberg Beach House 7 to 10 p.m.
Take a break from kid stuff and hang out at this chill 18+ swim party in a pool that Argonaut readers have voted the Westside’s best swimming pool for several years running.
$10, or $5 for seniors.
Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica | (310) 458-4904 | annenbergbeachhouse.com

Beach Movie Night: “Storks” 8 p.m.
In this animated comedy, storks who work for a global online retail giant go back into the baby business to save an “unauthorized” child produced by the Baby Factory.
Free.
Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Saturday, Aug. 12

Street Food Cinema: “Monsters Inc.” 5:30 to 10 p.m.
Mike and Sully are the best scare team at Monsters Incorporated, but things take a strange turn when they accidently bring a human girl into their strange world. Food trucks (Baby’s Badass Burgers, Comet BBQ, Cousins Maine Lobster, Street Kitchen LA, Sweet Amsterdam, Funtime Kettle Corn) start serving at 5:30 p.m.; garage-pop and indie-folk artist Matt Braaten performs at 6:30 p.m.
$6 to $21.
Syd Kronenthal Park, 3459 McManus Ave., Culver City| streetfoodcinema.com

Marina Concert: Yo La Tengo 7 p.m.
This indie rock band is kind of hard to describe, but their eclectic output has one common element: Rolling Stone called them “one of the most restless and most consistently good bands of the past 25 years.”
Free.
Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | marinadelrey.lacounty.gov

Sunday, Aug. 13

Concert in the Park: Kenny Metcalf as Elton 5 to 6:30 p.m.
From “Your Song” and “Yellow Brick Road” to “Candle in the Wind,” Metcalf pays band tribute to the music, costumes and antics of Elton John.
Free.
Central Park Bandshell, 12405 E. Waterfront Dr., Playa Vista | playavista.com

Thursday, Aug. 17

“Aida” 7 p.m.
The symphony and special guests perform a fully staged production of Giuseppe Verdi’s celebrated 19th-century opera in four acts.
Free.
Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | marinadelrey.lacounty.gov

Twilight Concert Series: Warpaint 7 p.m.
The sharp indie rock and lush dream pop of this Los Angeles-based quartet have inspired comparisons to Siouxsie and the Banshees and Joni Mitchell.
Free.
Santa Monica Pier | tcs.santamonicapier.org

Friday, Aug. 18

Movie in the Park: “Sing” 8 to 10 p.m.
In this animated film, dapper koala Buster Moon presides over a grand theater that has fallen on hard times, and he’s holding the world’s biggest singing competition to save it. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.
Free.
Playa Vista Concert Park, 13020 Pacific Promenade, Playa Vista | playavista.com

Beach Movie Night: “Moana” 8 p.m.
The strong-willed daughter of a Polynesian chieftain sails off in search of her destiny and the salvation of her people.
Free.
Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Saturday, Aug. 19

Marina Movie Night: “Swiss Family Robinson” 6:30 p.m.
After a free tutorial on Pacific Island dance, settle in for an outdoor screening of this 1960 Disney adventure drama about a family shipwrecked on a deserted island.
Free.
Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | marinadelrey.lacounty.gov

Friday, Aug. 25

Beach Movie Night: “Kubo and the Two Strings” 8 p.m.
With the help of his samurai father’s magical shamisen, young Kubo must navigate family treacheries in this animated action/adventure.
Free.
Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Saturday, Aug. 26

Venice Beach Music Fest 12 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Immerse yourself in live music, dancing and participatory art in the spirit of keeping Venice eclectic and vibrant.
Free.
Windward Plaza, 1 Windward Ave., Venice | venicebeach-musicfest.com

Marina Concert: Arturo Sandoval 7 p.m.
The Cuban-born master trumpeter, pianist, composer and godfather of Latin jazz as we know it — a 2013 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom — brings the Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series to a monumental conclusion.
Free.
Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | marinadelrey.lacounty.gov

Sunday, Aug. 27

Killer Rides Car Show 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Vintage rides, hot rods, muscle cars, motorcycles, live music and free Tail o’ the Pup hot dogs never go out of style.
Free.
Killer Shrimp, 4211 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey | (310) 578-2293 | killershrimp.com