Thursday, June 14
L.A. Beer Week Kickoff, 4 p.m. to midnight. Stone Brewing Company takes over the taps at Brewport, showcasing beers from every one of Stone’s breweries around the world. Brewport offers a specially crafted menu to pair with the beer selections. Enter a charity raffle featuring limited edition Stone merchandise. Brewport Tap House, 204 Main St., El Segundo. (310) 648-8972;

Beach Eats, 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. The weekly festival of food trucks with a scenic harbor backdrop returns to Mother’s Beach with live music by steel drum band Upstream from 6 to 8 p.m. Lot 10, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (424) 526-7900;

Summer Sunset Cocktail Cruise, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays through October. Cruise the harbor alongside summer sailing races and under the evening sky. Boarding begins at 5:30 p.m. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $37. (310) 301-9900;

Melissa Bret, 6 to 9 p.m. Singer, songwriter and guitar and ukulele player Melissa Bret returns for a night of live music and great vibes at Aloft El Segundo, 475 N. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo. Free. (310) 356-4587;

Roller Skate at the ADM: Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’, 6 to 9 p.m. Bring the whole family and enjoy an evening of listening to great music and skating under the disco ball. Bring your roller skates, roller blades, Razor scooters or skateboards. Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport St., El Segundo. $5 to $10. Ages 10 and under free. (310) 909-0950; automobiledriving-

West Coast Swing, 6:15 p.m. Move your body and free your mind with a swing class and open dance. The beginner class is at 6:15 p.m., the intermediate at 7 p.m., and the intermediate/advanced at 7:45 p.m., followed by open dancing with deejays at 8:30 p.m. $10 per class; $15 for class and open dance. Westchester Elks Lodge, 8025 W. Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey. (310) 606-5606;

Bay Cities Coin Club Meeting, 6:30 to 9 p.m. The club meets on the second Thursday of each month to announce coin shows, present a show-and-tell, hold raffles and host a guest speaker. The club is open to the public. El Segundo Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo.

Suzy Williams & Brad Kay, 7 p.m. Singer-songwriter Suzy Williams and pianist Brad Kay perform originals and covers at a Venice Canal house concert. $15; RSVP for location. (310) 306-7330

Serving Up Comedy, 7 to 9 p.m. Showcasing a new lineup of standup comics each second Thursday of the month, the featured performers are followed by an open mic. The Warehouse, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. No cover; charity donation accepted. (310) 823-5451;

Etch & Catch: Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention, 7 to 9 p.m. The catalytic converter, designed to reduce the toxicity of emissions from a vehicle’s engine, contains precious metals targeted by thieves. The Santa Monica Police Department hosts an event to etch vehicle license plate numbers into the heat shield of catalytic converters, which can provide police with the information needed to identify stolen property and contact victims. Santa Monica Police Department, 333 Olympic Dr., Santa Monica. Free.

Del Rey Neighborhood Council, 7:15 p.m. The local advisory body to the Los Angeles City Council meets the second Thursday of each month at Del Rey Square, 11976 Culver Blvd., Del Rey.

Soundwaves Series: Nic Gerpe, 7:30 p.m. Pianist Nic Gerpe performs pieces by contemporary composers including John Corigliano, Jennifer Higdon and Kaija Saariaho. Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8600;

Springfield Confidential, 8 to 9:15 p.m. Celebrating 30 years of “The Simpsons,” voice actors Nancy Cartwright and Yeardly Smith, writer-producer Mike Scully, animator-producer David Silverman and longest-running writer-producer Mike Reiss share a humorous look at the making of one of the most iconic shows on television. Moss Theater, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. $20 to $50. (310) 828-5582;

Prize Fight Records Showcase, 9 p.m. A rock ‘n’ roll, funk, and electronic showcase with Danke and Cooper Rivers at 9:30 p.m. DJ Vinyl Don spins upstairs in the Townhouse bar at 10 p.m. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040;

Friday, June 15
Lift Off Fridays, 4 p.m. to midnight. Deejays spin old school hip-hop, Top 40 and dance music. Melody Bar and Grill, 9132 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester.

Kismet Ribbon Cutting, 4:30 to 9 p.m. Celebrate the opening of this new wellness and meditation institute with Magical Mags Magician Extraordinaire, music by Plausd and organic non-dairy ice cream by Kippy’s. 812½ Lincoln Blvd., Venice. (310) 383-7670;

Friday Night Trivia, 7 p.m. Test your knowledge while having a brew and win prizes. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. No cover; after 9:15 p.m. $10. (310) 396-9010;

The X Chromo Comedy Benefit Show, 7:30 p.m. The ladies are back for this female-powered comedy show organized by funny gal Julia Austin. Proceeds benefit The Promises Foundation, an organization providing behavioral health services to low-income women and their families and supporting substance abuse prevention. Show begins at 8 p.m. Fanatic Salon, 3815 Sawtelle Blvd., Culver City. $15 + donation item or $20. venmo@xchromoshow

Friday Dinner Cruise, 8 p.m. With breathtaking views, deejay entertainment, dancing under the stars and a four-course dinner, this two and a half-hour cruise makes for a quick romantic getaway. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $95; reservations required. (310) 301-9900;

Dan Rosenboom, 8 and 9:30 p.m. Dan Rosenboom (trumpet), Joshua White (piano), Alex Boneham (bass) and Dan Schnelle (drums) perform two jazz sets at Sam First, 6171 W. Century Blvd., Ste 180, Westchester. $15. (424) 800-2006;

KOZM, 8 to 9: 30 p.m. Classical-trained duo KOZM create cross-genre, multi-textured music using only a guitar and a violin. Sound Roads Music, 3017 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $25. (310) 433-5891;

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

Saturday, June 16
Ronna Dragon Music Fun, 10:30 a.m. Preschool music teacher Ronna Dragon plays songs for a happy, play-filled interactive musical experience. Children’s Book World, 10580½ Pico Blvd., West L.A. Free; ages 3 to 7. (310) 559-2665;

26th Annual Juneteenth Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This jubilant celebration of justice and liberty commemorates the announcement of the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans living in the former Confederacy. KJLH radio DJ Bigg PWee emcees the main stage’s various music, dance and spoken word performances, including music by The Rev. Shawn Amos. Browse a cultural marketplace and food trucks. Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica. Free admission. (310) 458-8688;

Artists & Fleas, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Established to bring together emerging artists, indie designers and vintage enthusiasts in an alternative retail setting, Artists & Fleas provides a community gathering spot and hipster haven every Saturday through Labor Day. Westminster Elementary School, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. Free.

Open Mic for Musicians, 2 p.m. Hang out with musicians, jam on stage and crack open a cold one. First come, first play. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 396-9010;

LA Opera Concert, 2 p.m. In connection with Santa Monica Reads book selection “Farewell to Manzanar,” LA Opera artists sing highlights from “Madama Butterfly,” “The White Bird of Poston” and opera hits. Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8600;

Media Ecology Soul Salon, 2 p.m. Gerry Fialka interviews poet and artist Mike Mollett. RSVP for location. Free. (310) 306-7330;

Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for an R&B concert by Blue Breeze. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900;

43rd Annual Ragtime Festival, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The American musical genre “Ragtime” thrived between 1895 and 1920. Four great pianists grace the Old Town Music Hall stage for a weekend of traditional ragtime tunes. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. $20; reservations recommended. (310) 322-2592;

Don’t Tell Comedy Festival, 3 p.m. to midnight. Don’t Tell Comedy features some of the biggest names in comedy alongside the hottest up-and-comers. Guests have access to three different performances with secret comedians. Throughout the day enjoy a deejay, live music, lawn games, food trucks, giveaways and more. Platform, 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City. $15 to $50.

Meet Me at Reed: A Capella Picnic, 3 p.m. to sunset. Five groups of singers and beatboxers fill Reed Park with all-vocal sounds from 5 p.m. to sunset. Family fun activities begin at 3 p.m. Reed Park, 1133 7th St., Santa Monica. Free.

Sofar Sounds: Venice, 6:45 to 9 p.m. A carefully curated set of live music, kept secret until showtime, at a secret location in Venice. Get instructions at
SoulfulofNoise, 7 to 11 p.m. Featuring the best independent artists in Southern California, this live music experience guarantees good vibes and good music on the beach. Bring packs of socks to donate to My Friends House Foundation for those affected by homelessness. The Venice Beach Bar, 323 Ocean Front Walk, Venice. Free.

Katalyst Jazz, 8 p.m. Inglewood-based future funk, soul and jazz band Katalyst Collective brings their beats to the Del Monte Speakeasy, followed by DJ Shiva spinning soul, funk, hip-hop, hits, electronic and dance. DJ Lean Rock spins at 10 p.m. upstairs. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040;

Walter Smith III, 8 and 9:30 p.m. Walter Smith III (tenor saxophone), Nord Casio (piano), Alex Boneham (bass) and Christian Euman (drums) play two jazz sets at Sam First, 6171 W. Century Blvd., Ste 180, Westchester. $20. (424) 800-2006;

Sunday, June 17
Music at the Farmers Market, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Singer-songwriter Eric Kufs, part crooner, part protest singer brings his passionate music to Santa Monica Farmers Market, 2640 Main St., Santa Monica.

Father’s Day at Museum of Flying, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For Father’s Day, dads enjoy free admission to the Museum of Flying, 3100 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 398-2500;

Father’s Day Beer Brunch, Afternoon Buffet and Supper Cruises, 11 a.m., noon, 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Honor the father in your life with a two-hour cruise, enjoying either a buffet or four-course supper. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $80.95 to $95; reservations required. (310) 301-9900;

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 refresh you through the summer. Through Sept. 2. Marina del Rey Hotel, 13534 Bali Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-1000;

Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a samba and bossa nova concert by Brasil Brazil. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900;

Yirou Ronnie Zhang, 3 p.m. The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra performs Johannes Brahms’ “Symphony No. 3 in F-major, Op. 90” followed by 13-year-old violin prodigy Yirou Ronnie Zhang performing Dvorák’s “Violin Concerto in A-minor, Op. 53.” Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City. $20. (310) 259-9604;

West Side Community Sundays, 4 p.m. to midnight. Deejays play hip-hop, Top 40, Latin and dance music. Melody Bar and Grill, 9132 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester.

Concert in the Park: Pine Mountain Logs, 5 to 6:30 p.m. The celebrated rock band Venice does cover tunes so well — smooth, danceable renditions of radio classics, with a few surprise twists — that they formed Pine Mountain Logs as an alter-ego band especially for those fun shows. Playa Vista Concert Park, 13020 Pacific Promenade. Free.

Palaver Strings: “A Voice in the Crowd,” 7:30 p.m. Boston-based conductor-less string orchestra and nonprofit brings classical music to diverse audiences and spaces with performances and workshops, exploring the relationship between the individual and the group. BYOB. Redcola Studios, 525 Venezia Ave., Venice. $15 to $20; 21+.

Westside Revival and Thrash’in, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. In the Del Monte this monthly showcase celebrates the musical spirit of the Westside bringing together the best indie acts. Upstairs in the Townhouse this Sunday retro party features rad ’80s cocktails, ’80s movies and DJ Vinyl Don spinning ’80s tunes. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040;

The Toledo Show, 9:30 p.m. This long-running cabaret show continues to shake up Sunday nights at Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., Santa Monica. $10 plus a two-drink minimum. (310) 395-1676;

Monday, June 18
Chai Lifeline Haircut, noon to 4 p.m. With one haircut you can make a difference. Receive a free haircut and donate 12 to 14 inches of hair to help kids with cancer get wigs. All hair types accepted. Enter raffles and giveaways. Ouidad Salon, 1230 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. RSVP to or

Whiskey Industry Night, 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Learn about this month’s featured whiskey, Maker’s Mark, while jamming to ’90s music. Basement Tavern, 2640 Main St., Santa Monica.

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 show time. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $40. (310) 450-2849;

Tuesday, June 19
Westchester Senior Citizen Center Club, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Come for coffee, donuts and new friendships each Tuesday morning. The center also offers $1.75 daily lunch, special holiday luncheons and events, exercise classes, bingo, karaoke, card games, entertainment, birthday celebrations, special seminars, trips, tours and a garden club. $12 annual membership.

Beachside BBQ, 5 to 9 p.m. Head to the Beachside Restaurant & Bar patio for a special barbecue menu with brisket, pulled pork, hot links, corn on the cob, mac ‘n’ cheese and other tasty summer dishes offered once a month. Beachside Restaurant & Bar in Jamaica Bay Inn, 4175 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 823-5333;

Young Professionals Happy Hour, 5:30 to 7 p.m. LAX Coastal Young Professionals host an evening of networking, appetizers and cocktails. Enter the drawing for a chance to win a one-night stay at Hilton Garden Inn and dinner for two. Hilton Garden Inn Marina del Rey, 4200 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. $5. (310) 645-5151;

Sierra Club Airport Marina Group, 6:30 p.m. Protect Playa Now leader Rob Vaghini speaks about possible health and safety threats posed by methane storage facilities. Presentation begins at 7 p.m. Burton Chace Park Community Room, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 437-3523

Roses & Cigarettes Residency, 8 to 11 p.m. Roses & Cigarettes hosts an evening of music with guests Honey Whiskey Trio and Balto. Roses & Cigarettes take to the stage at 10 p.m. The Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. No cover. (310) 390-1328;

Calamity Company + United Jams, 9 p.m. Enjoy live rock, soul, folk, blues every Tuesday night in the Del Monte Speakeasy. DJ Danny Holloway spins upstairs at 10 p.m. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. $5. (310) 392-4040;

Wednesday, June 20
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;

Marina Affairs Committee Harbor Cruise, 7:45 to 9:45 a.m. The Marina Affairs committee and LAX Coastal Professionals learn about issues relevant to both water-side and land-side projects, while enjoying a beautiful harbor cruise. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. Free; RSVP at (310) 645-5151 or

Spiked Lemonade Contest and Tasting, 5 to 9 p.m. Downtown Culver City hosts their third Wednesday spiked lemonade contest. Enjoy spiked and virgin lemonades in Culver City’s restaurant district. Pick up stamps along the way for a chance to win raffle prizes. Washington and Culver Boulevards between Duquesne Avenue and Canfield Avenue. Free.

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. Grand View Market, 12210 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. (310) 390-7800

Everyone In: Stories from the Frontline, 7 to 9 p.m. Venetians impacted by homelessness and those fighting to end it share their stories during this evening of live storytelling under the stars at the Brig, 1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. $10 suggested donation.

Rusty’s Rhythm Club, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Jumpin’ Joz swing band plays a wonderful combination of swing, jump, jazz and early R&B, reminiscent of Count Basie, Louis Prima, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan. Live music and a deejay follow a half-hour beginner class (no partner needed). $15 cover, includes the class. Westchester Elks Lodge, 8025 W. Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey. (310) 606 5606;

June Bloom Improv Diary Show, 8 to 9 p.m. Two brave people read from their teen diaries while improvisers do scenes inspired by the readings. M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A (“A” stands for alley) 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica. $5. (310) 451-0850;

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

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 the Bootleg Bombshells. The Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040;

Thursday, June 21
Wrkprty @ PodShare, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This curated pop-up co-working event increases productivity and connection, ensuring goals are met with dedicated time for work and breaks. Coffee, tea and water provided. PodShare Venice, 522 Venice Blvd., Venice. $10; RSVP required.

125th Ferris Wheel Anniversary, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The first Ferris wheel rolled onto the scene at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago on June 21, 1893. In celebration of the 125th anniversary, Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, home to the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel, hosts a day of free wheel rides, brilliant light shows, live entertainment and special appearances by the Ferris family. Free Pacific Wheel rides for the first 1,893 guests to RSVP. Pacific Park, 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica.

Venice Local Coastal Program Drop-In, 2 to 7 p.m. City planners
are on-site to answer any questions or listen to comments regarding the proposed Venice Local Coastal Program. Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. RSVP at;

Make Music L.A. at Hotchkiss Park, 3 to 7 p.m. The Ocean Park Association and Santa Monica Parks & Recreation bring four sets of live music to the park (2302 4th St.) between 3 and 7 p.m. in celebration of the countywide Make Music festival. Bring a blanket or beach chair. Lineup TBA at

Venice Art Crawl Mixer, 6 to 8 p.m. During the Venice Art Crawl (on Washington Blvd. between the Venice Fishing Pier and Lincoln Blvd. from
6 to 10 p.m.), stop by to discuss art, culture and entertainment with laid-back vibes and cocktails at The Kinney Hotel, 737 Washington Blvd., Venice. $5.

Wild and West Startup Presentations and Networking, 6 to 8 p.m. Learn about local startups and meet new people in the Silicon Beach community. Presentations begin at 7 p.m. with networking from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Refreshments provided. WeWork Santa Monica, 520 Broadway, Santa Monica. $25 to $150.

Culver City Democratic Club Drag Queen Bingo, 7 to 9 p.m. The Culver City Democratic Club hosts an evening of saucy, sassy entertainment and prizes. Hamburger Mary’s Bar & Grille, 8288 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. $20.

GENR8R!, 9 p.m. This eight-piece instrumental group formed by Venice natives Gabe Steiner and Ian Roller features a variety of guest artists from singers and rappers to tap dancers and visual artists. Expect the unexpected. The Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. $5. (310) 392-4040;

Turtle Races at Brennan’s, 9 p.m. Each third Thursday of the month, local Irish pub Brennan’s resumes its 45-year tradition of turtle racing. Brennan’s, 4089 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey. No cover. (424) 443-5119;

Museums and Galleries
Night Vision, June 19 through July 18. Photographer Jack Prichett’s metal-print photos of Venice, Los Angeles and other cities at night show a different side of these urban landscapes and are an artistic backdrop for Hal’s Abbot Kinney location this June and July. 1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. (310) 396-3105

Paul Pescador: Going West or 15 Years in Los Angeles, through June 29. Los Angeles-based artist Paul Pescador exhibits framed photographs based on his research into L.A. residents and neighborhoods, using a colorful palette and collage techniques. 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 453-3711;

Reimagining Reproduction, through June 30. ART of Infertility curates an innovative, community-sourced and emotionally provocative art exhibit to portray the realities, pains and joys of living with infertility. Venice Arts, 13445 Beach Ave., Marina del Rey. Venice Arts, 13445 Beach Ave., Marina del Rey. (310) 392-0846;