Australian band Wolfpack teams up with The Line and SoCal punk band Guttermouth for a benefit concert at Arbor Venice. SEE SATURDAY, AUG. 24

Thursday, Aug. 22
“Councilwoman” Screening and Discussion, 5 to 7:30 p.m. This documentary chronicles the experiences of Providence, Rhode Island hotel housekeeper Carmen Castillo who must balance her day job with decision-making as a new councilwoman. Carmen Castillo and Phoenix, Arizona city councilmember Betty Guardado lead a panel discussion before the screening. St. Monica’s Church, 701 California Ave., Santa Monica. Free.

“Money Matters” Book Launch, 6 to 8 p.m. UCLA Professor Emeritus and James Tait Black Memorial Prize-winning author Brian Finney discusses his latest book and first novel “Money Matters.” Small World Books, 1407 Ocean Front Walk, Venice. RSVP to

Team Trivia Challenge, 7 p.m. Voted Best Trivia Night in 2018’s Argonaut Best of the Westside reader survey, this free trivia night awards prizes to the top three finishers. Call for parking lot access code. Windjammers Yacht Club, 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (310) 837-5959

Club Pacific, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Farmer Dave Scher presents Club Pacific with Farmer Dave & the Wizards of the West with deejays Brothers Marshall and more. DJ Jedi spins in the Townhouse Bar. Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. $10. (310) 392-4040;

Friday, Aug. 23
Unkle Monkey Band, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Local favorites perform rock, reggae and jam band music. Indulge in a pool game, free popcorn and famous cheeseburgers. Hinano Café, 15 Washington Blvd., Venice. No cover. (310) 822-3902;

“Chimes at Midnight” Screening, 6:30 p.m. Mind Over Movies screens Orson Welles’ artful Shakespearean film about Henry IV and the fight for the English throne. A discussion and Q&A follow the film. The Christian Institute, 1308 Second St., Santa Monica. Free.

Jimmy Brewster with Suzanne Taix, 7 to 9 p.m. Singing all the classics from Sinatra to rock-n-roll, Jimmy Brewster and Suzanne Taix perform music to cut a rug to. Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club, 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey.

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. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy., Santa Monica. $5 to $10. (310) 458-4904;

Movies on the Lawn: “Ugly Dolls,” 7:30 to 10 p.m. Weirdness is celebrated in Uglyville, but after Moxy and her UglyDoll friends discover Perfection, a town full of more conventional dolls, they must learn they don’t have to be perfect to be amazing. Bring a blanket to sprawl on the lawn. Enjoy giveaways. Stoner Park, 1835 Stoner Ave., West L.A.

Beach Movie Nights: “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” 8 to 10 p.m. Video game bad guy Ralph and his friend Vanellope von Schweetz must find a replacement part with the help of citizens from the internet to save Vanellope’s video game “Sugar Rush.” Food trucks begin 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;

Funnies & Feels Fun-draiser, 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Stand up to homelessness with a night of comics from sitcoms like “Seinfeld” to comedy specials on Hulu and Netflix. Enter the raffles to win prizes. TR!P, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $20.

Saturday, Aug. 24
Take. A. Hike., 9 to 11 a.m. Explore the Ballona Wetlands ecosystem and learn about the threats to its existence. Sierra Club hike leader Joe Young walks you from the Del Rey Lagoon along the western tip of Ballona Wetlands Area A, bordering Ballona Wetlands Area C, to Fisherman’s Village. Wear shoes with a good tread; bring water and a snack. Meet at the Del Rey Lagoon parking lot on the east side of the lagoon off Esplanade in Playa del Rey. Free.

Mar Vista Kids & Craft Festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy back-to-school fun at the library with “A Bad Case of Stripes” story circle, lima bean-themed arts and crafts, face painting, a mobile graffiti yard, poetry and an LAPL swag giveaway. Mar Vista Branch Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. Free. (310) 390-3454;

Dog Days at SMPL, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a special family story time with Santa Monica Mayor Gleam Davis, canine crafts such as turning a photo of Fido into a button or decorating a doggy bandana. Read to a therapy dog, learn about pet adoption and watch a dog-umentary that follows five pups learning to become guide dogs for the blind. Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8600;

Vegetable Garden Watering 101, 10:30 a.m. to noon. UCCE master gardener Michael Calzada shows you how to calculate the water needs of your vegetable garden, reduce runoff and improve growth. Emerson Avenue Community Garden, 8050 Emerson Ave., Westchester. Free. (310) 641-5387;

Montana Avenue Summer Fest 2019, noon to 7 p.m. Come out and enjoy an afternoon of music, food and community. Listen to live music at the main stage or any one of three satellite stages. While out shopping, look for the NAMI WLA sticker in the window to help support the National Alliance on Mental Illness non-profit organization. Montana Ave., Santa Monica.

“All You Need is Love” Healing Service, 3 to 5 p.m. Medical intuitive and hands-on-healer Kimberly Meredith leads this healing experience with live performances of Beatles music with Mark Hart (Supertramp), Ryan MacMillan (Matchbox 20) and Jon Cornell (SNL band member). RA MA Yoga Studio, 316 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. $40. (818) 754-4310;

Playa del Rey Sidewalk Celebration and Community Unity Day of Celebration, 3 to 7 p.m. Playa del Rey residents gather along Culver Boulevard for music, activities and special discounts to celebrate community bonds and the one-year anniversary of grassroots efforts to defeat the proposed Legado development of Jake’s Lot. Learn about the Playa del Rey Mosaic Stairs Project and bring gently used clothing and hotel-sized toiletries to donate to the Power of a Shower mobile hygiene truck serving Venice’s homeless. Search PdR Sidewalk Celebration on Facebook for event updates.

Annual Cardboard Yacht Regatta, 5 to 8 p.m. Watch two-person teams race their homemade yachts of corrugated cardboard and duct tape across the beach house pool. Awards given to best use of theme, most likely to sink and most spirited. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica. Free to watch; $15 to enter race. Ages 8+. (310) 458-4904;

“Do The Right Thing,” 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Pop-up outdoor cinema, food and music experience Eat|See|Hear screens Spike Lee’s classic film about the tensions that arise between an Italian business owner and a young black man over a photo wall of fame in a beloved Brooklyn pizzeria. Alternative pop artist Deqn Sue plays at 7:00 p.m. and the movie screens at 8:30 p.m. Limited seating; bring your own chair or blanket. Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $8 to $21.

Boarding for Breast Cancer: Guttermouth, Wolfpack + The Line, 7 to 11 p.m. SoCal punk band Guttermouth performs a show with bands The Line and Wolfpack (from Australia). Enjoy premium beer from Three Weavers Brewing Co. and Jiant Hard Kombucha. Take a chance on winning raffle prizes. Sales benefit Boarding for Breast Cancer. Arbor Venice, 102 Washington Blvd., Venice. $25 to $50.

Funky AF Anniversary Concert, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Venice-based band Funky AF celebrate their anniversary with a special concert of uplifting reggae, Latin, jazz and funk music at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. $10. (310) 822-3006;

Unkle Monkey Band, 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Local favorites perform rock covers and originals with a dose of Irish music to go with your Guinness. Irish Times Pub & Restaurant, 3267 Motor Ave., Palms. No cover. (310) 559-9648;

Sunday, Aug. 25
Bra Run 5k & 11k, 8 a.m. Bling up your bra or wear it over your favorite T-shirt for a walk or run by the beach in support of those who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer. A 1K Kids Run happens at 9:15 a.m. and an 11k walk/run celebrates the 11th “cancerversary” of the founder of the nonprofit Evelyn’s Breast Friends Forever. Prizes given for Best Dressed Dog and Best Decorated Bra. Proceeds help fund breast reconstruction and counseling for uninsured and underinsured women with breast cancer. Lot 3 at Dockweiler Beach, 11999 Vista Del Mar, Playa del Rey. $25 to $45.

Santa Monica Airport Outdoor Antique Market, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find hidden treasures at this outdoor flea market featuring antiques, vintage clothes, tribal rugs, jewelry and more. Dogs welcome. The Santa Monica Airport, 3223 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica. Free when you mention the Argonaut. (323) 933-2511;

Killer Rides Car Show, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hotrods, classics, exotics and motorcycles gather alongside the harbor for a family-friendly car show with live music and food aplenty. Prizes awarded to best of show, best hot rod, best classic car, best muscle car, best modern muscle car and best motorcycle. Killer Shrimp, 4211 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Free to attend or to exhibit with RSVP. (310) 578-2293;

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 Dogtown Dogs, Tacos Gallo Loco or Merci Clément. Gandara Park, 1819 Stewart St., Santa Monica. Free.

7 Dudley Cinema: Phil Ochs Revolution, 7 p.m. Phil Ochs was an American protest singer-songwriter known for his sharp wit, sardonic humor and political activism. Enjoy rare film clips and live music at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. Free. (310) 822-3006;

Fela Day!, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Honor the life of great afrobeat originator Fela Anikulapo Kuti and dance to afro-funk, highlife, juju, fuji, soul, R&B and more. L.A.-based afrobeat ensemble Najite & Olokun Prophecy perform live. The Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. $15 to $20. (310) 392-4040;

Monday, Aug. 26
“The Camino Voyage” Screening, 6:30 p.m. This film documents a crew of four as they embark on a dangerous 2,500 km modern-day Celtic odyssey from Ireland to Northern Spain in a traditional boat they built themselves. Cinemark Playa Vista and XD, 12746 W. Jefferson Blvd., #3190, Playa Vista. $15.50; no tickets at the door.

Tuesday, Aug. 27
The New Short Fiction Series: This is California, 6:30 to 8 p.m. L.A.’s live literary magazine is a hybrid of live interpretation and the written word with authors elena felix, Sandra Giedeman, Odie Hawkins and Marc Morgenstern and actors Stevie Johnson, Judy Theodora Marcelline, Alison Minami and Sally Shore. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica. Free.

Wednesday, Aug. 28
The Marina del Rey Historical Society Sunset Cruise Fundraiser, 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy this beautiful harbor cruise with a glass of champagne, delicious appetizers, a raffle, silent auction, magical entertainment, a DJ and dancing while benefiting the Marina del Rey Historical Society. Fisherman’s Village, The Entertainer, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. $50 to $60. (424) 391-6976

Twilight on The Pier: Latin Wave, 7 to 10 p.m. Exploring different cultures and the rich diversity within those cultures, the Twilight concert series features the soulful Latin pop sounds of Helado Negro and powerful performance art of San Cha. On the West End stage, hear all-female group Banda Las Angelinas. Santa Monica Pier. Free.

Museums and Galleries
CIACLA End of Summer Celebration + “Mirror Door,” 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. Celebrate the culmination of summer with a multidisciplinary event featuring live singing, theater and traditional Irish music. Also, take a last look at the exhibition “Mirror Door,” a fully immersive, hand-crafted installation inspired by Ireland’s Glendalough Valley. Paying homage to the valley’s breathtaking views, the artist Maser uses vibrant colors, flowing patterns and playful shapes to create a site-specific exhibit captivating visitors with the valley’s abstracted landscape. Contemporary Irish Arts Center Los Angeles, Bergamot Station #B1, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. $10 donation.