On Saturday July 24 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. in downtown Santa Monica, LA’s premier tequila and mezcal bar Lanea presents a National Tequila Day Cocktail Crawl & Block Party with local venues Cult and The Craftsman.

Thursday, July 22

That’s Cool! Try & Buy Mart, Noon to 7 p.m.
From freebies from Parks Project, free joints from Dad Grass and CBD beverages to pop-up shops from vendors including custom hates, home goods and apparel, this first-time pop-up from experiential producers Bagavagabonds will offer a collection of cool indie and local brands for something fun in Venice for the remainder of July! There will also be food pop-ups within the pop-up.
1306 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice

Friday, July 23

That’s Cool! Try & Buy Mart, Noon to 7 p.m.
From freebies from Parks Project, free joints from Dad Grass and CBD beverages to pop-up shops from vendors including custom hates, home goods and apparel, this first-time pop-up from experiential producers Bagavagabonds will offer a collection of cool indie and local brands for something fun in Venice for the remainder of July! There will also be food pop-ups within the pop-up.
1306 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice

Sizzling Summer Jazz Nights at RUNWAY, 8 p.m.
Enjoy live music every Friday all summer long at RUNWAY Playa Vista. Grab a bite from one of their restaurants and enjoy seating at Town Center Drive! Every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., June through August.
12775 W. Millennium, Playa Vista

Sonnetfest ’21!, 8 p.m.
Loyola Marymount University, LMU Theater Arts, and LMU College of Communication and Fine Arts present the Fourth Annual Shakespeare on the Bluff Festival – once again streaming online this year! All performances are virtual, free and open to the public, and family-friendly. Performances of Shakespeare’s sonnets by LMU faculty, students, alumni and guest artists.
For more information and to RSVP, visit cfa.lmu.edu

Saturday, July 24

Marina del Rey Farmers Market, 8 to 9 a.m. (seniors), 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (general public)
This weekly outdoor event allows Westside residents to support local produce sellers and other vendors. Food from a wide variety of businesses is available for purchase. Masks are required and only 40 people are allowed to shop at any one time. Held in parking lot 11 at 14101 Panay Way.
More information is available at beaches.lacounty.gov/mdrfarmersmarket

Los Angeles Local Festival, 11 to 3 p.m.
Co-opportunity Market Culver City will be holding their LA Local Fest. Connect with the community and product samples from over 20 local vendors. Meet some great organizations that are doing good in our neighborhoods. There will be live music, kid-friendly activities, and more!
8770 Washington Blvd., Culver City

That’s Cool! Try & Buy Mart, Noon to 7 p.m.
From freebies from Parks Project, free joints from Dad Grass and CBD beverages to pop-up shops from vendors including custom hates, home goods and apparel, this first-time pop-up from experiential producers Bagavagabonds will offer a collection of cool indie and local brands for something fun in Venice for the remainder of July! There will also be food pop-ups within the pop-up.
1306 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice

National Tequila Day Cocktail Crawl & Block Party, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
LA’s premier tequila and mezcal bar Lanea presents a National Tequila Day Cocktail Crawl & Block Part in downtown Santa Monica. Local venues Cult, Lanea and The Craftsman are coming together to celebrate with tequila, DJs and live music. Tickets are $25 and include two cocktails, $8 featured cocktails, a tequila tasting ticket, and food and drink specials all night.
Tickets are available at tickets.gotolanea.com

Sunday, July 25

Santa Monica Main Street Farmers Market, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Shop for local fresh produce and prepared foods from local restaurants starting at 2640 Main Street. You can also enjoy musical entertainment from featured weekly bands, face painting, balloon designs, and if you catch it on the right week, a cooking demonstration featuring local produce.
2640 Main St., Santa Monica.

Mar Vista Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This vibrant, year-round market offers local produce, prepared foods, kids crafts and live events. Located at 12198 Venice Blvd., Grand View at Venice Boulevard.
For more information, visit marvistafarmersmarket.org

Playa Vista Street Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Get ready for fun in the sun with more than 85 vendors, kids play area, music and more at RUNWAY Playa Vista.
Millennium Drive, between Village and McConnel and Town Center Drive

Santa Monica Farmers Market Virtual Panel, 3 p.m.
Explore the impact of the farmers market on dining and Santa Monica’s food legacy with Laura Avery, former Santa Monica Farmers Market Manager, Chef Rich Mead, owner and executive chef of Farm House, Peter Schaner of Schaner Family Farms, and Barbara Spencer of Windrose Farm. Free to register.
RSVP at smc.givecloud.co

Monday, July 26

The Gourmandise School Teen Cooking and Baking Camps, through August 20
The Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories located at Santa Monica Place has added several new teen camps to their in-person summer class calendar. The School is excited to see budding chefs back in person for their week-long teen cooking and baking camps offered for teens ages 12 to 16. The summer teen baking and cooking camps will run through August 20, with a variety of different options to choose from including Italian cuisine, baking fundamentals, global street food and more. Teens work at individual stations making delicious dishes each day and are asked to wear face masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Pricing for these week-long camps is $625.
For more information and to register, visit cookingschoolsofamerica.com

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