Compiled by Christina Campodonico

Thursday, July 11
Culver City’s Boulevard Music Summer Festival, 7 p.m. Enjoy an outdoor summer American bluegrass concert from Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand in an intimate courtyard setting. Dale Jones City Hall Courtyard, 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City. Free. (310) 398-2583;
Summer Concert Series: Symphonic Thursdays, 7 p.m. The marina’s outdoor summer concert series begins with Opera at the Shore. The Marina del Rey Symphony performs along-side staged highlights from Puccini’s “La Bohéme,” followed by a medley of scenes from the 1925 silent film “The Phantom of the Opera.” Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free; RSVP at (310) 305-9545;
Serving Up Comedy Three-year Anniversary, 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 for charity. (310) 823-5451;
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;
Friday, July 12
Annie Banannie’s Wacky Alien Talent Show, 2:30 p.m. Encounter aliens from across the galaxy in this balloon show where contestants show off their strange talents with magic, music and comedy. Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8681;
“The Ox-Bow Incident” Screening, 6:30 p.m. Mind Over Movies screens this classic Western about conscience and justice. A discussion and Q&A follow the film. The Christian Institute, 1308 Second St., Santa Monica. Free.
Jimmy Brewster with Suzanne Taix, 7:30 to 11 p.m. Singing all the classics from Sinatra to rock-n-roll, Jimmy Brewster and Suzanne Taix perform music to cut a rug to. Marina City Club, 4333 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 822-0611;
“The Night Sky Show” and “NASA Human Spaceflight Update,” 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Learn the latest news in astronomy and space exploration, followed by a presentation with details on the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle, commercial crew carrier transportation to the International Space Station, and possible return of humans to the vicinity of the moon to assemble the Lunar Gateway. Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $6 for one show or $11 for double bill. (310) 434-3005;
Beach Movie Nights: “Smallfoot,” 8 to 10 p.m. Yeti Migo has his world turned upside down when he discovers humans exist. He must embark on an adventure to prove to the rest of the villagers that humans aren’t a myth. Food trucks begin serving at 6 p.m. Bring a blanket and watch this adventure right by the waves at Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey. Free. (310) 726-4128;
Saturday, July 13
LAPD 150 Year Celebration, 8 to 11 a.m. Support the LAPD Pacific youth programs and station needs with this pancake breakfast and station open house. Bring the kids, learn about child seat installation and bike safety, win prizes and take photos. LAPD Pacific Station, 12312 Culver Blvd., Mar Vista. Free for the open house; $5 breakfast. (310) 482-6397;
The Bay Foundation’s Volunteer Event at LAX Dunes, 9 a.m. to noon. The LAX Dunes is home to a variety of unique plants and animals. Help remove invasive vegetation that crowd out and compete with native plants and learn about this historic L.A. site. Gloves and tools provided. Wear closed-toed shoes. Bring water and snacks. LAX Dunes Trask Triangle Park, Playa del Rey. (310) 417-3093;
Community Workday in the Garden and Scarlet Runner Beans Class, 9 a.m. Witness all the changes made to the garden and join volunteers and garden members to help clean and beautify this community space. Then at 12:15 p.m. learn about growing and cooking scarlet runner beans. Emerson Avenue Community Garden, 8050 Emerson Ave., Westchester. Free. (310) 337-0827
Westchester’s Wood-Fired Community Oven Bake, 11:30 a.m. Bring dough and toppings to bake your own pizza in an authentic wood-fired adobe oven. Oven is ready for baking bread around 2 p.m. Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 6700 W. 83rd St., Westchester. Free. (310) 850-8022;
Apollo 11 50th Anniversary, 2 p.m. The United States did what once seemed impossible, sending three American astronauts to the moon. Learn about the history of the Apollo missions from NASA Solar System Ambassador Rosanne Sachson and share memories of the history-making event. Mementos of the moon landing are encouraged. Children receive a free sample of astronaut ice cream while supplies last. Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8681;
Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the backdrop for a blues & zydeco concert by Jimbo Ross & The Bodacious Blues Band. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900;
Ken Weiner Trio Jazz Performance, 3 to 5 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 Indigo House, 12512 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 397-9400;
Culver City Arts District Second Saturdays, 4 to 6 p.m. Explore the galleries of Culver City every second Saturday for the latest exhibitions, events and more. Culver City Arts District, Washington Boulevard between Helms Walk and Fairfax Avenue.
Marina Movie Nights: “Forrest Gump,” 8 p.m. Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) has never thought of himself as disabled and because of his mother (Sally Fields) leads an inspiring life full of childlike optimism. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free. (424) 526-7900;
Sunday, July 14
Senior Comedy Afternoons: “Welcome Home to the Fab ’40s,” noon to 3 p.m. This afternoon comedy show for seniors stars Cathy Ladman, Steve Bruner, Peter Chen and NBCLA weathercaster Fritz Coleman. Have lunch, listen to live music and cut a rug. The Proud Bird Food Bazaar, 11022 Aviation Blvd., Westchester. $40 for show; $76 for lunch and show. (714) 914-2565;
Music by the Sea, 2 to 5 p.m. A scenic harbor view is the back-drop for a samba & bossa nova concert by Brasil Brazil. Fisher-man’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 301-9900;
Mt. Olive 2nd Sunday Jazz, 5 p.m. Mt. Olive Lutheran Church presents jazz every second Sunday of the month. This month listen to Danny Janklow & Elevation Band. Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. $10 donation. (310) 452-1116;
Santa Monica Chorus: “City of Stars,” 6:30 p.m. Celebrating 70 years of women’s four-part barbershop a capella singing the Santa Monica Chorus hosts a night filled with music from 1949 to today. The show spotlights chapter quartets Gotta Sing!, Troubadour, Vixen, Calypso and Wild. An afterglow reception follows the show. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. $15.
Monday, July 15
Magic Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Albie Selznick hosts a rotating cast of master magicians and variety acts at 8 p.m. each Monday through Aug. 30, 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, July 16
LAX Sustainability Symposium, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Los Angeles World Airports and LMU host this special event featuring LAWA’s partners in environmental leadership in the aviation industry, followed by an open house and exhibition focused on LAWA’s Sustainability Action Plan. Panelists share their vision of the future of sustainability in the aviation industry and the work they are doing to advance sustainable airport operations, design and innovation as well as corporate social responsibility. LMU, 1 LMU Dr., Roski Room, Westchester. RSVP to; (424) 646-5389
Decrease Stress & Accelerate Success, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Coach Christine Allee uses tips for simple mindset tweaks to demonstrate how perception is reality. You can take charge of your stress and create favorable outcomes by understanding you have control over your approach and point of view. LAX Coastal Chamber Office, 9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 210, Westchester. Free; RSVP requested. (424) 290-8745;
Summer Moon Yoga Series, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Harness the energy of the moon with a yoga practice, meditation and massage under the evening sky. Bring your own yoga mat. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Suggested donation $30. visitmarinadelrey/summer-moon-yoga-series
Calamity Company + United Jams Present “Live from Venice,” 9 p.m. Enjoy live rock, soul, folk, blues every Tuesday night in the Del Monte Speak-easy. Townhouse & Del Monte Speak-easy, 52 Windward Ave., Venice. $5. (310) 392-4040;
Wednesday, July 17
Good Morning LAX Coastal & Culver City, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Practice a little “Ditch your Pitch” at this net-working breakfast. Meet great profes-sionals in a casual environment. Double Tree by Hilton L.A. Westside, 6161 W. Centinela Ave., Culver City. $25 to $45. (310) 645-5151;
Soundwaves Series: Thollem McDonas & Alex Cline, 7:30 p.m. Pianist Thollem McDonas and drummer Alex Cline perform a set of improvised music at Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. (310) 458-8600;
Thursday, July 18
El Segundo Art Walk and Concert, 5 to 9 p.m. Explore downtown El Segundo creative businesses and over 35 artists’ studios on a self-guided tour. Photographer and musician Derrick Anderson performs songs from his album “A World of My Own” with Rob Bonfiglio, Jim Laspesa and Robbie Rist at the El Segundo Public Library (111 W. Mariposa Ave.).The headquarter venue features art installations, live music, food trucks and a beer garden at 314 Main St., El Segundo. (310) 524-2728;
“Thirdsdays,” 8 p.m. Pianist Vicki Ray joins bassist Jeff Schwartz and flutist Ellen Burr for two sets of improvisational jazz. Industry Café & Jazz, 6039 Washington Blvd., Culver City. No cover; donations encouraged. (310) 202-6633;
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 & Galleries
Ro’s Goodbye L.A. Art Show, 7 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Everything was going along just fine then some sh*t happened. See Rohitash Rao off to Austin with this farewell show of conceptual art created through the filter of repurposing. Fathom Gallery, 12227 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica.
“Magic in Nature,” 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;
Photo by Cristian Kreckler

Haunted History: “An American Saga Revival — Gunshot Medley: Part I” @ Electric Lodge 
Set in a haunted North Carolina graveyard, this new Rogue Machine production explores the deep-seated tensions, conflicts and systemic racism that have marred America’s history from the antebellum South to today.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays, 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays through July 21, with additional performances at various times through Aug. 11, at Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice. $24.99 to $39.99 or $10 on Friday (July 12). (855) 585-5185;

A Royal Mess: “Exit the King” @ City Garage
Eugene Ionesco’s Beckett-like dark comedy follows the final hours of a megalomaniac king and the two queens squabbling for his failing kingdom.
Run extended: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays through July 21 at City Garage, 2525 Michigan Ave. #T-1, Santa Monica. $20 to $25, or pay what you want at the door on Sundays. (310) 453-9939;

Kosher Tunes: “The Hebrew Hillbilly” @ Santa Monica Playhouse
For a Santa Monica Playhouse benefit show, Shelley Fisher sings about her life growing up as a good little Jewish girl in the Deep South and the big rock ‘n’ roll dreams that carried her to Hollywood.
One performance only: 6:30 p.m. Sunday (July 14) at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $39. (310) 394-9779, ext. 1;

Family Drama: “Death of a Salesman” @ Ruskin Group Theatre
Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor Rob Morrow (“Number3rs,” “Billions,” “Northern Exposure”) steps into the role of Willy Loman, the tragic central figure of Arthur Miller’s classic drama about a traveling salesman, his family and his last hours on Earth.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 4 at Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. $20 to $35. (310) 397-3244;

The Roaring ’80s: “The Wedding Singer” @ Morgan-Wixson Theatre
After his fiancée dumps him at the altar, 1980s wedding singer and rock star wannabe Robbie Hart vows to make every nuptial as miserable as his own. But when the new love of his life is set to wed a Wall Street shark, he has to pull off the performance of the decade.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 3 at Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $25 to $28. (310) 828-7519;

Drama Queen: “Miss America’s Ugly Daughter” @ Edgemar Center for the Arts
In this autobiographical one-woman show, writer-performer Barra Grant opens up about her contentious relationship with her late mother —larger-than-life New York socialite, consumer advocate, target of political scandal, and first-and-only Jewish Miss America Bess Myerson.
Now playing at 8 p.m. at Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 4 at Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica. $20 to $40. (323) 285-2078;

More than Child’s Play: “Ready Steady Yeti Go” @ Electric Lodge
Guillermo Cienfuegos directs this Rogue Machine production of David Jacobi’s play about a perfect storm of “white guilt” that strikes a town after it experiences a stunning hate crime. Meanwhile, two middle schoolers must navigate the pitfalls of falling in love amid the town’s prying eyes.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays through July 22, with additional performances at various times through July 29, at Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice. $20 to $35. (855) 585-5185;

Believe Your Eyes: “Magic Monday” @ Santa Monica Playhouse 
Master magician Albie Selznick returns to the Santa Monica Playhouse, presenting an ever-changing lineup of award-winning magicians and variety acts performing show-stopping feats, sleight of hand and mind-blowing illusions. Pre-show entertainment begins a half hour before curtain.
Opens April 1 and continues 8 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 30 at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $40. (310) 586-1166;