Aviatrix Louise Thaden made history as the winner of the first Women’s National Air Derby. Ninety years later, Santa Monica Airport hosts an anniversary celebration featuring the LA99s. SEE SUNDAY, AUG. 18.

Thursday, Aug. 15
El Segundo Art Walk, 5 to 9 p.m. Take self-guided tours of 35-plus artist studios, with Downtown El Segundo creative businesses also opening their doors. The headquarter venue features art installations, live music, food trucks and a beer garden. 314 Main Street, El Segundo. elsegundoartwalk.com

Venice Art Crawl Ninth Anniversary, 6 to 10 p.m. Check out local art, meet your neighbors and discover something new. Local rocker Christopher Hawley provides the tunes. Park Place, between Main Street and Pacific Avenue. Free. veniceartcrawl.com

Pine Mountain Logs, 7 p.m. This alternative iteration of the band called Venice plays classic rock standards and originals for the final outdoor concert of this year’s Boulevard Music Summer Festival. Dale Jones City Hall Courtyard, 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City. Free. (310) 398-2583; boulevardmusic.com

Laugh Out Loud, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Westside Comedy Theatre perform an evening of mirth with Mission IMPROVable. Shout out prompts and join the fun. Performances every Thursday through Sept 26. The Experiment Stage, 1200 Block Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica. Free. downtownsm.com

House Party Comedy Show, 7 to 10 p.m. Come out for a good old fashioned house party with beer and comedy. Two free drinks included with ticket purchase. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. First come first served. Mar Vista Art Department, 12513 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. $15. facebook.com/housepartycomedyshow

Nick Mancini 4tet, 8 p.m. Nick Mancini (vibraphone), John Tegmeyer (clarinet), Cooper Appelt (bass) and James Yoshizawa (drums) perform original compositions at Sam First, 6171 W. Century Blvd., Westchester. $15. (424) 800-2006; samfirstbar.com

Cactus Jam, 8 p.m. Singer, songwriter and guitarist Terry Okey performs a mix of country, blues and rock ‘n’ roll with his band Cactus Jam. Nikki O’Neill opens the show with her soulful voice and wailing guitar. Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. (310) 390-1328; thecinemabar.com

“Thirdsdays,” 8 to 10 p.m. Violinist Jeff Gauthier and cellist Maggie Parkins join flutist Ellen Burr and bassist Jeff Schwartz for two sets of improvisational jazz and classical music. Industry Café & Jazz, 6039 Washington Blvd., Culver City. No cover; donations encouraged. (310) 202-6633; industrycafela.com

Ken Weiner Trio Jazz Performance, 9 to 11 p.m. Playing a mix of jazz standards and original compositions, Ken Weiner (tenor saxophone), Rick Otto (acoustic bass) and Tom Jedynak (drums) perform at Gravlax, 12400 W. Washington Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 390-9463; gravlaxla.com

Reggae on the Mountain Official Pre-Party, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Get ready for L.A.’s No.1 homegrown reggae music festival with a lineup presented by Genius•Loci Fest, including KCRW’s Jeremey Sole, deejays Henry Pope, Boostive and Littlefoot, and sounds by the Poseidon Collective. Proceeds benefit Life Rolls On, which helps adaptive athletes surf and skate. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. $12 to $20. bit.ly/ROTMPreParty

Friday, Aug. 16
Mar Vista Seniors Club 30th Anniversary, 9:30 a.m. to noon. The Mar Vista Seniors Club celebrates its 30th anniversary with an Italian theme. Enjoy love songs and food from Sorrento’s Italian Market. Ages 50+. Mar Vista Recreation Center, 11430 Woodbine St., Mar Vista. $2 to $5. Byron Stalcup (310) 351-9876

Santa Monica Public Library at the Beach, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a new read while you soak up the rays with this seaside pop-up library. Check out books, play games or just read in the shade. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy., Santa Monica. (310) 458-4904; annenbergbeachhouse.com

“The Night Sky Show” and “50-Year Retrospective: The Flights of Apollo,” 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Hear the latest news on astronomy and space exploration and take a family-friendly tour of the constellations. Afterward, learn about the biological quarantine system for the Apollo 11 crew and their lunar samples after they returned from the first lunar landing. Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $6 for one show or $11 for double bill. (310) 434-3005; smc.edu/planetarium

Movies on the Lawn: “Beauty and the Beast,” 7:30 to 10 p.m. Bring a blanket to sprawl on the lawn and watch this Disney classic about the beautiful bookworm Belle, who trades her freedom to save her father and melts the heart of a lonely prince turned beast. Stoner Park, 1835 Stoner Ave., West L.A. westlasawtelle.org

Beach Movie Nights: “Sherlock Gnomes,” 8 to 10 p.m. After garden gnomes disappear in London, Gnomeo and Juliet ask legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes to help them find their missing friends. Food trucks start serving at 6 p.m. Bring a blanket and watch this adventure right by the waves. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey. Free. (310) 726-4128; beaches.lacounty.gov

Venice Vandals Comedy Show, 8 to 10 p.m. Sit under the stars and enjoy some of the best Los Angeles comics at this monthly Venice comedy showcase. BYOB. Lone Wolfs, 2545 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. $8 to $10.

Straight Outta Dogtown, 8 to 11 p.m. Dance to the classic surf rock sounds of Skeeters Pool Party and the Penman Playboys. Drummers are invited to show up and play “Wipeout” on a communal drum. Guitarists welcome to jam on “Rockin in the Free World.” Bring your own sticks or guitar. Venice Beach Bar, 323 Ocean Front Walk, Venice. No cover when you mention the band. (310) 392-3997; thevenicebeachbar.com

“Anomaly,” 8:30 p.m. Directed and choreographed by Darby Kelley, this evening of live music and dance is inspired by our connection to each other, the world around us and the world within us. Highways Performance Space & Gallery, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. $15 to $20. (310) 453-1755; highwaysperformance.org

Saturday, Aug. 17
Salute to “Lucifer” Fan Convention, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Pick up autographs, photos and show merch or participate in live auctions, a cosplay contest or trivia competitions, all celebrating the hit Netflix show “Lucifer.” Meet stars of the show, including lead actor Tom Ellis (Lucifer). On Saturday, join the karaoke party for a chance to sing with your favorite celebrity from the show. Hyatt Regency Los Angeles Airport, 6225 W. Century Blvd., Westchester. $35 to $55. creationent.com

The Ladies Room Show, 6 to 7:30 p.m. A lineup of L.A.’s favorite female comics perform for this special Saturday Happy Hour. Enjoy jokes and live interviews at M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A (“A” stands for alley) 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica. $10. (310) 451-0850; westsidecomedy.com

Andrew Bird @ KCRW HQ, 7 p.m. Celebrate summer at the final KCRW HQ party of the year. KCRW DJ Chris Douridas spins tunes, followed by indie music star Andrew Bird. Novena Carmel takes the stage at 11 p.m. Grab a bite at the food trucks and enjoy a refreshing summer cocktail. Pick up a favorite album at the vinyl pop-up shop Beats Swap Meet. KCRW HQ, 1660 Stewart St., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 443-7000; kcrw.com

Leela James, 7 p.m. Enjoy an outdoor marina summer concert with a performance by R&B singer Leela James. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free; RSVP at eventbrite.com. (310) 305-9545; visitmarinadelrey.com

HUSHfest Silent Disco: Border Clash Subsuelo vs MOM DJs, 7 p.m. to midnight. The Subsuelo crew with Latin music vibes battles it out against Motown on Mondays, bringing classic American soul and funk. Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. $10 to $45. facebook.com/HUSHconcerts
Ali Sethi Live in L.A., 7 to 9:30 p.m. Coke Studio artist Ali Sethi makes his Los Angeles debut performing his hybrid Pakistani-folk music that fuses traditional genres with contemporary arrangements. Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. $45 to $125. (408) 459-7004; eventbrite.com

Heard That, 8 to 10 p.m. Enjoy live music from some of the hottest local bands, featuring funk, rock, bluegrass and more. Concerts run through Sept. 28. The Experiment Stage, 1200 Block Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica. Free. downtownsm.com

The Desperate Measures, 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Rock out to live classic country and ’70s rock at Prince O’Whales, 335 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey. No cover. (310) 823-9826

Sunday, Aug. 18
Train Like a Gymnast Workshop, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Discover new ways to train and improve splits, mobility, strength, and performance with this full-day immersive workshop. Listen to inspiring speakers, grab a bite and take home a swag bag packed with goodies. Broadway Gymnastic School, 5433 Beethoven St., Playa Vista. $160. (424) 253-6189; trainlikeagymnast.com/workshop-optin

LA 99s’ National Women’s Air Derby Celebration, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Commemorate the 90th anniversary of the first sanctioned air race for female pilots, which saw aviatrixes like Amelia Earhart and Louise Thaden fly from Santa Monica to Cleveland, Ohio and make aviation history. Meet modern-day pilots, then watch them (some in period costumes) take off from the Santa Monica Airport’s Transient Parking lot to fly the first leg of the historic air route. 3223 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica. Free. airraces@la99s.org; LA99s.org

Ladies of the Westchester Elks’ Paint & Sip Fundraiser Brunch, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eat, drink and create some wonderful artwork. Supplies provided. Proceeds go to Elks Major Projects fund, which raises money for children’s medical needs. Westchester Elks Lodge, 8025 W. Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey. $45. (310) 821-3005; facebook.com/ladiesofthewestchesterelks

Santa Monica Aviation Expo and Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum of Flying hosts Santa Monica’s premier aviation collectibles show and swap meet. Browse military and airliner display models, vintage aircraft kits, die-cast models, memorabilia, books, artwork and more. The Museum of Flying, 3100 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 398-2500; museumofflying.org

“Late Harvest” Book Discussion, 3 p.m. Author Keven Bellows discusses and signs her latest collection of poetry. Diesel Bookstore, Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th St., Ste #33, Santa Monica. (310) 576-9960; dieselbookstore.com/brentwood

Jazz on the Lawn, 4 to 7 p.m. Enjoy a sampling of jazz and world music, tasty food trucks and a free dance lesson before the concert. Pre-concert family fun and games start at 4 p.m. Bring a picnic or grab a bite from The Original Gourmet Kebab (kebab and bowls), The Big Cheese Truck (grilled cheese melts and fries) or the LA-Donut Truck (donuts and ice cream). Gandara Park, 1819 Stewart St., Santa Monica. Free. smgov.net/jazz

Stoked on the Beach, 4 to 9 p.m. Dance to music deejayed by Venice Surf Reports’ Glenice Venice, break dancer Kid David, and KCRW’s Garth Trinidad at this fundraiser for Stoked’s afterschool action sports mentoring program, also featuring live screen printing by Hit + Run. The Waterfront Venice, 205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice. $30. eventbrite.com

Monday, Aug. 19
Westchester Elks Lodge Blood Drive, 1 to 7 p.m. Roll up your sleeve and save a life. Bring a photo ID, weigh at least 110 lbs and eat a good meal beforehand. All donors receive a T-shirt or coupon for Baskin Robbins ice cream. Walk-ins welcome. Westchester Elks Lodge, 8025 W. Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey. (310) 945-6137; cedars-sinai.edu/giveblood

Tuesday, Aug. 20
Aero Theatre Tuesday Matinee: “Tokyo Story,” 1 p.m. Director Yasujirô Ozu’s masterwork features elderly parents (Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama) leaving their provincial home village to visit their indifferent grown-up children in the city, a simple story of commonplace events that nevertheless draws on a deep wellspring of emotion. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $6. americancinematheque.com

Wednesday, Aug. 21
Cory Booker L.A. Happy Hour, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Senator Cory Booker and The Next 50 host a happy hour for those wanting to show their support. Scale L.A. 3415 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Palms. $15 to $100. facebook.com/ScaleLosAngeles

Meditations on Media, 6 to 9 p.m. Gerry Fialka’s stimulating soiree inventories the psychic effects of media on individuals and society, and muses on why they are ignored. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 306-7330; laughtears.com

Soundwaves Series: Bobby Bradford, 7:30 p.m. Jazz legend Bobby Bradford performs an evening of jazz with his sextet Don Preston (keyboards), Vinny Golia (reeds), William Roper (tuba), Dave Tranchina (bass) and Tina Raymond (drums). Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8600; smpl.org

Rusty’s Rhythm Club Swing Dance, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Dance the night away to swing jazz, jump blues and boogie-woogie by Danny Freyer & The Red Hot Flyers, followed by Rusty’s Rhythm Rascals. A half-hour beginner-intermediate swing dance class happens at 7:30 p.m., followed by live and deejayed music. Westchester Elks Lodge, 8025 W. Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey. $15 cover, includes the class. (310) 606-5606; rustyfrank.com

Thursday, Aug. 22
“Kiss Me, Kate,” 7 to 9 p.m. The Marina del Rey Symphony stages Cole Porter’s Broadway musical “Kiss Me, Kate.” Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free; RSVP at eventbrite.com. (310) 305-9545; visitmarinadelrey.com

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