Thursday, July 18
El Segundo Art Walk and Concert, 5 to 9 p.m. Explore downtown El Segundo businesses and 35+ artists’ studios on a self-guided tour. Photographer and musician Derrick Anderson performs songs from his album “A World of My Own” at the El Segundo Public Library. Art installations, live music, food trucks and a beer garden are located at 314 Main St., El Segundo. (310) 524-2728; elsegundoartwalk.com

Annenberg Beach House Community Picnic, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Pack a picnic dinner and revel in good ole fashioned fun, including games, dancing, a slackline, crafts and an epic tug-o-war at the Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-4904; annenbergbeachhouse.com

KCRW Summer Nights @ Hammer Museum, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. KCRW presents beats under the stars with food trucks, a cash bar and extended gallery hours. Deejays Scott Dallavo and Aaron Byrd bookend a performance by brother-sister duo Wild Belle. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. Free. (310) 443-7000; kcrw.com

Culver City’s Boulevard Music Summer Festival, 7 p.m. Argentinian rockers Los Pinguos and the mambo-mixing Bonedaddys perform outdoors in an intimate courtyard setting. Dale Jones City Hall Courtyard, 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City. Free. (310) 398-2583; boulevardmusic.com

“Thirdsdays,” 8 p.m. Pianist Vicki Ray joins bassist Jeff Schwartz and flutist Ellen Burr for two sets of improvised jazz. Industry Café & Jazz, 6039 Washington Blvd., Culver City. No cover; donations encouraged. (310) 202-6633; industrycafela.com

Waxing Poetic: Stand-Up and Spoken Word Poetry, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Have your funny bone tickled and your heart moved on this night filled with mirth, merriment, reflection and rumination. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. $5; RSVP requested. facebook.com/WaxingPoeticShow

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; brennansla.com

Friday, July 19
Georgette Baker’s Silly Songs and Goofy Stories, 2:30 p.m. Georgette Baker will have you laughing hysterically with her bilingual English/Spanish show. Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. Free; ages 4 to 11. (310) 458-8681; smpl.org

“Chronos” Screening, 6:30 p.m. Mind Over Movies screens an intriguing documentary short that uses beautiful images to examine time and culture. A discussion and Q&A follow the film. The Christian Institute, 1308 Second St., Santa Monica. Free.

“The Night Sky Show” and “Journey to Tranquility Base: Apollo 11, 50 Years On,” 7 and 8 p.m. Get the latest news in astronomy and space exploration, plus a detailed presentation on the Apollo 11 moon mission, followed by a screening of extended footage from the first moonwalk at 9 p.m. 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: “Boss Baby,” 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tim and his new little brother (Alec Baldwin) must put their sibling rivalry aside to avoid an epic battle between puppies and babies. Stoner Park, 1835 Stoner Ave., West L.A. Free. westlasawtelle.org

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

Beach Movie Nights: “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” 8 to 10 p.m. Dracula and his monster pack’s cruise vacation takes a turn when Dracula falls for the ship’s mysterious captain, who hides a secret that could destroy all of monsterkind. Food trucks start serving at 6 p.m. Bring a blanket. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey. Free. (310) 726-4128; beaches.lacounty.gov

Dead By Midnight, 8 p.m. to midnight. Dead By Midnight brings the comic to life with an immersive live concert experience featuring music, animation, cocktails and mystery-solving. Dress for the future. Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. Free. facebook.com/deadbymidnightband

Saturday, July 20
Doga (That’s Dog Yoga), 10 to 11 a.m. Bond with your dog in this fun yoga class while soaking in the beach’s atmosphere. Dogs must be vaccinated and on a leash. Bring your own mat and towel. Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. Free; RSVP required. facebook.com/HealthySpot

Montana Avenue Art Walk, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Explore more than 150 shops featuring music, jewelry, sculpture, illustrations and other creations by local artists. Montana Avenue between 6th and 17th streets, Santa Monica. facebook.com/MontanaAveSantaMonica

Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club Open House, 1 to 4 p.m. The club hosts an open house every third Saturday of the month, featuring complimentary refreshments and a tour of the facility overlooking the marina. SMWYC, 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 827-7692

Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a country rock-a-billy concert by JB & The BC Riders. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com

Obon Festival, 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Obon, or “Gathering of Joy,” is a time to express gratitude to loved ones who have passed on. Enjoy food, games, kids’ activities, a flower booth, silent auction, used book sale and a Lumbini Boutique filled with fine Asian items. Obon dancing starts at 7 p.m. on the street both nights. Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 12371 Braddock Dr., Venice. (310) 391-4351; vhbt.org

Meet Me at Reed: Santa Monica Jazz All-Stars, 3 to 7:30 p.m. Some of the best musicians in Los Angeles perform originals and classic jazz standards outdoors. Bring your own lawn chairs, picnic blankets, food and drink to enjoy this free concert and pre-show games. Christine Emerson Reed Park, 1133 7th St., Santa Monica. smgov.net/reed

“Summer Rhythms” Sip ‘n’ Paint Night, 6 to 8 p.m. Creatives, painters and non-painters celebrate the grand opening of this new sip ‘n’ paint night. Dress up, BYOB and express your creativity at Amiga Wild, 2124 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. $49. lapaintnight.com

Rickie Lee Jones, 7 p.m. The multitalented singer-songwriter behind such hits as “Chuck E.’s in Love” and “The Last Chance Texaco” kicks off the Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series’ “Pop Saturdays.” Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free; RSVP at eventbrite.com. (310) 305-9545; visitmarinadelrey.com

HUSHfest Silent Disco: Future Bass vs. Future Pop, 7 p.m. to midnight. Resident deejays venture into the mainstream while celebrating new artists that are breaking down barriers. Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. $10 to $45. facebook.com/HUSHconcerts

The Lit Show, 7:30 p.m. Suzie Williams and Brad Kay perform songs based on the works of Tolkien, Oscar Wilde, Edna St. Vincent Millay, J.D. Salinger, Raymond Chandler, Truman Capote, Vladimir Nabokov, Rudyard Kipling and more. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. $20. (310) 822-3006; beyondbaroque.org

Yuliyana Krivoshapkina with Aidyn Byrtaan-Ool Concert, 8 p.m. Yuliyana is a master in the art of the khomus, the national instrument of the Sakha Republic. Witness her Siberian music duet with Aidyn Byrtaan-Ool at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $25. (310) 828-4497; mccabes.com

Pinstriped Zine’s Issue 12 Release Show, 8 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. Celebrate Pinstriped Zine’s 12th issue with live music by Sad Park, The Blank Minds, Lucky Wife & Mother, and Shuggie Shooter. Timewarp Records, 12204 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. $5 to $8. (310) 636-8360; pinstripedzine.com

Sunday, July 21
Marina del Rey Gas Blowout Community Forum, 2 to 4:30 p.m. A community discussion hosted by the grassroots activism group Protect Playa Now takes up safety concerns in the aftermath of the Jan. 11 oil well blowout in Marina del Rey as well as concerns about the Playa del Rey gas storage field. Chabad of Marina del Rey, 2929 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey. Free. (424) 307-4630

Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a jazz funk concert by “The Funky Sax Man” Chazzy Green. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900; visitmarinadelrey.com

L.A. Westside Food & Wine Festival, 3 to 7 p.m. A live jazz band, strolling magician, photo booth, silent auction and blackjack tournament complement a showcase of food and wine vendors. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Westside Food Bank. Courtyard by Marriott LA Westside Hotel, 6333 Bristol Pkwy., Culver City. $50 to $100. (310) 827-0873; westsidefoodwinefestivalsummer2019.eventbrite.com

Monday, July 22
Meet the Candidate: Jay Inslee, 5 p.m. The Democratic clubs of Pacific Palisades, Malibu and Santa Monica host a forum with presidential hopeful and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Pacific Palisades Women’s Club, 901 Haverford Ave., Pacific Palisades. RSVP to smdemocrats@gmail.com.

Tuesday, July 23
Storytime with the L.A. Kings, 3 to 4 p.m. Bailey and the L.A. Kings Ice Crew stop by the library for a special live reading of “B is for Bailey” at the Mar Vista Branch Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. Free; ages 3 to 9. lakings.com/storytime

U.S. 99 Band, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Retro-vintage rock ‘n’ roll at Seventy7 Lounge, 3843 Main St., Culver City. (424) 341-2740

Wednesday, July 24

Venice Connect Mixer, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. LAPD Pacific Division Capt. James Setzer swears in the 2019-20 board before networking, appetizers and beer at Firestone Walker’s The Propagator, 3205 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey. $10 to $20. (310) 822-5425; venicechamber.net

Thursday, July 25

LAX Coastal Chamber Night & Clothing Drive, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring slightly-worn clothing to this networking event to help Wardrobe in Need provide for homeless and domestic violence shelters. Hotel MdR, 13480 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey. $10 to $20. (310) 645-5151; laxcoastal.com

Museums & Galleries
“From Austria with Love,” 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, July 18. This cross-generational and transnational exhibition of Austrian artists features a silent auction for Safe Place for Youth. FAB Gallery, 2001 Main St., Santa Monica. (310) 630 9216; fab-gallery.com

“July 19,” opening reception 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 19. Ellie Shakiba exhibits photos and videos documenting her six-year imprisonment on the remote island nation of Nauru after fleeing Iran and seeking asylum in Australia. SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 822-9560; SPARCinLA.org

“2019 Summer Exhibition,” opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20. This annual group exhibit highlights the creative diversity of the gallery’s artists. FIG, Bergamot Station #D2, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 829-0345; figgallery.com
“Attack of the 50 ft. Bohemian,” opening 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 23. B. Meade, Hillary Kaye, Gerry Fialka, La.Marche, Dave Healey and other Venice artists display photography, painting, sculpture, collage and new media on the theme of bohemian living. On view through July 27. bG Gallery, 3009 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 315-3551; santamonica.bgartdealings.com

John Alcantara, Anne Axelrad and Mercedes Garcia Art Exhibit, opening reception 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25. This exhibit features three painters brought together through their shared interest in surrealist painting and expressive art-making. On view through Sept. 18. SMC Emeritus Art Gallery, 1227 Second St., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 434-4306

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