“The Last Stand: The Struggle for the Ballona Wetlands” documents the controversial development of the Westside’s beloved marshlands. SEE TUESDAY, JUNE 18.

Thursday, June 13
ChamberFest LAeXpo, 4 to 7 p.m. A networking mixer, tabletop expo and food court rolled into one. Over ten restaurants, 80+ businesses and 3,000+ residents join together for an evening of food and community. Playa Vista CenterPointe Club, 6200 Playa Vista Dr., Playa Vista. Free admission; $10 food court. (310) 645-5151; laxcoastal.com

Beach Eats, 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. This weekly festival of food trucks with a scenic harbor backdrop returns to Mother’s Beach with live music by Brasil Brazil to keep you dancing from 6 to 8 p.m. Lot 10, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (424) 526-7900; visitmarinadelrey.com/beacheats

Bay Cities Coin Club Meeting, 6 p.m. The club meets on the second Thursday of each month to announce coin shows, present a show-and-tell or host a guest speaker. The club is open to the public. Westchester Municipal Building, 7166 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester. baycitiescoinclub.com; baycitiescc@gmail.com

Meditative Evening Yoga, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Shake off the stress of the day and transition into a relaxed evening. This gentle flow yoga helps you shift from your busy day into a quiet state. Doors open at 6:20 p.m. Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 821-3415; lacounty-library.org

LA Mode 2019, 7 p.m. The Santa Monica College Fashion Program presents its annual student fashion show with 17 collections, reflecting each designer’s future aspirations. Industry professionals judge the collections for marketability, creativity, sustainability and technical achievement. Green carpet begins at 5 p.m. with giveaways. Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School, 600 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. $25. smc.edu/LaMode 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; suggested donations to benefit First Responders. (310) 823-5451; servingupcomedy.com

Socially Inept: Tech Comedy Roast, 8:30 p.m. Watch four of L.A.’s hottest comics do stand-up about the tech world and roast techie volunteers from the audience. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. $19 to $22. facebook.com/sociallyineptroast

Friday, June 14
Westside Urban Forum Design Awards, 11:30 a.m. This leading civic organization dedicated to land use and urban issues honors 25 outstanding architectural projects and individuals, including Santa Monica College and KCRW, UCLA’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability Dr. Mark Gold, and California Senate President Pro Tempore Emeritus Kevin de León. The awards ceremony starts at noon. Casa del Mar Hotel, 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica. $95 to $125. westsideurbanforum.com/events

Lift Off Fridays, 5 p.m. Come by every Friday and experience one of the hottest party spots in the LAX area. DJ spins for Jet Set Happy Hour at 5 p.m. Melody Bar and Grill, 9132 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester. $5 cover starts at 9 p.m. facebook.com/Melody.grill

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

Toasted Fridays Workshop Open House, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Improve your public speaking skills in a relaxed atmosphere with food and drinks at this weekly open house. Marina City Club Quasar Room, 4333 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Mark at (562) 508-0260; facebook.com/toasted-
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Sweatpants Series: SPY-Chella, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Think Coachella with a cause! This special edition of Monica Aben’s salon-style music night features snacks and young talents who have benefitted from Safe Place for Youth. Come in sweatpants or whatever makes you feel comfortable. Music starts at 7 p.m. Amiga Wild, 2124 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. Donations encouraged. Venmo @teamfeelings; RSVP via eventbrite.com. sweatpantsseries.com

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; hornblower.com

House Aquatic Happy Hour Pop-up, 8 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Indulge your inner child and adult sensibilities at these immersive cocktail parties peppered with performances and inspired by “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.” Proceeds benefit Heal the Bay. $45. Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, 1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica. smpride.com

DJ Jedi & Anthony Valadez Dance Party, 9 p.m. Deejays are on the decks spinning new and old soul, funk, blues, rock, hip-hop, beats, breaks and anything else that gets the dance floor going. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. No cover. (310) 392-4040; townhousevenice.com

Saturday, June 15
Roga, 8 a.m. A running group and all-levels yoga class each Saturday morning through Aug. 3. Meet under the Santa Monica Pier sign at the top of the ramp for a brisk two- or five- mile run. Walkers welcome. Afterward, Sara Falugo leads a yoga class. Bring your own mat. Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. Free. santamonicapier.org

CorePower Yoga, 10 a.m. Start your summer with a yoga flow on the beach. This workout combines the intensity of a physical workout with the mindfulness of yoga. Build strength while soaking in the sun. Marina “Mother’s” Beach, 4135 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Free; RSVP required. corepoweryoga.com

Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids Through Art Workshop, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn simple and practical hands-on art activities, inspired by the field of art therapy to help children and teens understand their emotions, communicate without words, strengthen relationships and develop problem-solving skills. Marine Park Auditorium, 1406 Marine St., Santa Monica. Free; RSVP requested. uclartsandhealing.org/programs

Juneteenth Festival: “Unity for a Purpose,” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate America’s “Second Independence Day” with music, dance, food and fun. There will be crafts, face painting and games for kids. Stroll through the cultural arts marketplace and grab a meal at the food trucks. Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica. Free. facebook.com/vapark

#ImpeachTrump Demonstration, noon. MoveOn.org and Indivisible along with other progressive organizations will rally as part of a National Day of Action in front of the Wilshire Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd., West L.A. impeach.org

Playa Provisions’ 5th Year Anniversary Party, noon to 6 p.m. Celebrate five years of this unique, four-in-one-concept by “Top Chef” winner Brooke Williamson and her husband and co-chef Nick Roberts with family-friendly activities, a bounce house, face painting and live music. Playa Provisions, 119 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey. (310) 683-5019; playaprovisions.com

Yoga 101 with Tulsi, 2 to 3 p.m. Yoga 101 is for students new to yoga with a leisurely, step-by-step introduction. Learn the fundamentals of yoga through discussion, demonstration and participation. Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 821-3415; lacountylibrary.org

Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a Latin jazz concert by Bob DeSena. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com

Read and Play, 3 p.m. Sign up for Summer Reading, then stay to play or do arts & crafts in the indoor play space, featuring a short story time for ages 3 to 6 at 3 p.m. Santa Monica Public Library Summer Reading program lasts through Aug. 24. Earn prizes and enjoy free programs for all ages. Fairview Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8681; smpl.org

Pride on The Promenade, 3 to 10 p.m. Celebrate with the LGBTQ+ community with live theatre, musical performances, a DJ dance party, kids crafts, games and curated food vendors. 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica. Free. smpride.com

Dan Navarro, 8 p.m. Navarro releases his first true studio-recorded solo album “Shed My Skin,” performing his blend of folk rock and alternative with special guest James Lee Stanley at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $20. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

Sunday, June 16
Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a country-rock concert by Jimi Nelson. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com

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. 1. Marina del Rey Hotel, 13534 Bali Way, Marina del Rey. $5. (310) 301-1000; marinadelreyhotel.com

Monday, June 17
Live Talks: Ed Levine in Conver-sation with Nancy Silverton & Kenji López-Alt, 8 p.m. Founder of the website Serious Eats Ed Levine discusses his book “Serious Eater” with Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza co-owner Nancy Silverton and Serious Eats chief culinary consultant Kenji López-Alt. Reception held an hour before the talk. Moss Theatre, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. $20 to $95. livetalksla.org

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; townhousevenice.com

Tuesday, June 18
Beach Dances: Shared Practice, 8:30 a.m. Come out to the beach for a week of open rehearsals, workshops and performances by local choreographers. Bring water and a blanket to sit on the sand. Dances run through June 23. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica. Free. santamonica.gov/arts/beach-dances

Department of Beaches and Harbors’ Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Make a difference in someone’s life and donate blood. Burton Chace Park Community Room, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. (424) 526-7776; redcrossblood.org

Christopher Watson Concert, 11:15 a.m. Singer and guitarist Christopher Watson sings his soulful music after the Westchester Senior Citizens Club weekly meeting at 11 a.m. Westchester Senior Center, 8740 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester. Free. (310) 649-3317

“The Last Stand: Struggle for Ballona Wetlands” Screening, 7 p.m. This award-winning documentary hosted by Ed Asner features scientists, advocates, citizens, actors, filmmakers and politicians examining the controversial land use issues related to the Playa Vista development and Ballona Wetlands. A talk with filmmaker Sheila Laffey follows the screening. Burton Chace Park, Community Room, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 613-1175; echoprod@roadrunner.com

Live Talks: David Epstein in Conversation with Eric Barker, 8 p.m. Writer and investigative reporter David Epstein discusses his book “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World” with writer and blogger Eric Barker. Moss Theatre, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. $20 to $53. livetalksla.org

Wednesday, June 19
VCC Lunch & Learn: Google Cybersecurity Workshop, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Learn how businesses can best protect their data, the future of personal data, and how to implement strategies to protect privacy. Lunch is included. Hotel Erwin, Larry’s Loft, 1697 Pacific Ave., Venice. $25 to $35; registration required. (310) 822-5425; venicechamber.net

Afternoon Art: Make An Accordion Book, 2 to 3 p.m. Make a charming folded accordion book to collect autographs, photos and memories. Materials provided. Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 821-3415; lacountylibrary.org

Connected Families: Robot Play Time, 3:30 p.m. Play with robots and coding toys. Work together to complete challenges or see what sparks your imagination. For ages 4 to 12. Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8681; smpl.org

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

Meditation for Pain Management, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Learn and practice meditation for pain management. Laura Martorella teaches techniques that can help manage pain and related stress. Each participant can build a meditation applications “toolkit” to take home. Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 821-3415; lacountylibrary.org

Improv Diary Show: Backyard Blast, 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. $6. (310) 451-0850; westsidecomedy.com

Thursday, June 20
Adult Journaling Program, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Practice journaling skills to unleash creativity and get words down on paper. Participants discuss and select fun writing topics. Bring paper and pen. Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 821-3415; lacountylibrary.org

TED Talk Discussion: LGBTQ Pride Month, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Watch and discuss TED Talks that examine LGBTQ issues. Morgana Bailey discusses “The danger of hiding who you are.” Geena Rocero reveals “Why I must come out.” Listen to “Lee Mokobe: A powerful poem about what it feels like to be transgender.” Paula Stone Williams and Jonathan Williams talk about “The story of a parent’s transition and a son’s redemption.” Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 821-3415; lacountylibrary.org

“Thirdsdays,” 8 p.m. Acoustic rock band The Red Cars led by singer-songwriter Adam Snyder with Jeff Schwartz on upright bass and Richard Hynd on drums perform two sets at Industry Café & Jazz, 6039 Washington Blvd., Culver City. No cover; donations encouraged. (310) 202-6633; industrycafela.com

Museums & Galleries
“Beyond Our Comfort Zone: A Collaboration of Art and Music,” 1 to 5 p.m. Local artists venture beyond their comfort zone with displays of photography, paintings, drawings, mixed media, jewelry and tie-dye. Buckwild Gallery, 12804 W. Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. Free. (310) 839-4748; buckwildgallery.com

“Flux in Chroma,” exhibit runs through Saturday, June 15. The Santa Monica College Art Gallery presents an exhibit combining two-dimensional works on canvas and paper with mixed media sculptures, video and audio works, and performance by SMC students. SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. (310) 434-3434; smc.edu

“Light & Shadow: Capturing Early Santa Monica History,” through June 15. The Santa Monica Library and the Santa Monica History Museum provide a peek into their photographic archives, capturing the history of the Santa Monica Bay area. Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 7th St., Santa Monica. (310) 395-2290; santamonicahistory.org

“Data Doubles,” through June 23. New York-based artist-duo Eva and Franco Mattes explore the possibilities, pitfalls and implications for the creation and dissemination of content and data through the internet’s influential and powerful role in our lives. team (bungalow), 306 Windward Ave., Venice. (310) 339-1945; teamgal.com

“Development,” through July 6. This exhibit features four artists Catherine Asanov, Ellen Cantor, Corey Grayhorse and Suda House, who each began with a single question and through their series discovered a solution or an approach to find the answer. dnj Gallery, 3015 Ocean Park, Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 315-3551; dnjgallery.net

“Magic in Nature,” exhibit runs through July 20. Artists with the Blue 7 Collective display a variety of pieces that remind us of the wonder of nature, representing moments when the magic is easy to see. Blue 7 Gallery, 3129 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 449-1444; blue7gallery.com.

“Tomboys,” exhibit runs through Aug. 16. Artist Christina Schlesinger exhibits a vibrant collection of work that examines the intersections between gender, identity, fashion, sex and representation, including mixed media oil paintings that explore self-portraiture, feminist nudes and lesbian sex. SPARC Gallery, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-9560; SPARCinLA.org

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