On Saturday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m., explore the architecture and history of Santa Monica during this walking tour led by a Santa Monica Conservancy docent. PHOTO BY Stephanie Plomarity Photography

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Downtown Walking Tours
Saturday, Nov. 27
Discover downtown Santa Monica’s architectural gems, history and culture with a team of highly-rated docents. From Art Deco to Victorian and Romanesque Revival, you’ll explore the various styles that fill the streets of the city. See where Jim Morrison played his first show and where the once-secret special commandos trained on Santa Monica Beach, and hear about the start of the modern movie industry. The walking tour is open to all ages and covers about six blocks in two hours. Each tour is limited to 10 guests. Check-in on the day of the tour opens at 9:45 a.m. and the tour will start promptly at 10 a.m. $10 per person. Register in advance online.
Meet at 1438 2nd St.,
Santa Monica, 10 a.m.,
smc.givecloud.co/dwt

Marina del Rey Farmers Market,
Saturday, Nov. 27
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.
14101 Panay Way, Marina del Rey, 8 to 9 a.m. (seniors), 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (general public), beaches.lacounty.gov/mdrfarmersmarket

“U.S. 99” Band – The Duo
Sunday, Nov. 28
Enjoy retro-vintage rock ‘n’ roll, blues music and more at Jackson Market by “U.S. 99.”
4065 Jackson Ave., Culver City, 2 to 5 p.m., facebook.com/u.s.99band

Santa Monica Main Street Farmers Market,
Sunday, Nov. 28
Shop for local fresh produce and prepared foods from local restaurants. 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, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Mar Vista Farmers Market,
Sunday, Nov. 28
This vibrant, year-round market offers local produce, prepared foods, kids crafts and live events.
12198 Venice Blvd.,
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
marvistafarmersmarket.org

Motor Avenue Farmers Market,
Sunday, Nov. 28
The Motor Avenue Farmers Market enhances the farm-to-table connection and availability of fresh, local produce to residents of the Palms, Cheviot Hills, Beverlywood and surrounding communities. The market is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through its operation and educational programs. The market consistently provides a wonderful opportunity to create synergy between local businesses and residents while promoting a healthy city and a vibrant community. Open every Sunday, rain or shine.
10418 National Blvd., Los Angeles, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., motoravenuemarket.com.

Westchester Farmers Market
Sunday, Nov. 28
Certified farmers market brings together some of the region’s best small and micro farmers from the Central Coast and Ventura counties with over 30 local food businesses, kids activities and live bands. Held in the heart of downtown Westchester adjacent to many new and thriving local businesses from an independent bookstore to local eateries with plenty of free parking. Held every Sunday rain or shine!
6200 W. 87th St., Los Angeles, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
westchesterfarmersmkt.com

Downtown Walking Tours
Saturday, Nov. 27
Discover downtown Santa Monica’s architectural gems, history and culture with a team of highly-rated docents. From Art Deco to Victorian and Romanesque Revival, you’ll explore the various styles that fill the streets of the city. See where Jim Morrison played his first show and where the once-secret special commandos trained on Santa Monica Beach, and hear about the start of the modern movie industry. The walking tour is open to all ages and covers about six blocks in two hours. Each tour is limited to 10 guests. Check-in on the day of the tour opens at 9:45 a.m. and the tour will start promptly at 10 a.m. $10 per person. Register in advance online.
Meet at 1438 2nd St.,
Santa Monica, 10 a.m.,
smc.givecloud.co/dwt

15th Annual Hanukkah Party
Monday, Nov. 29
Join Lev Eisha Hasassah for latkes, laughter and light at their 15th annual Hanukkah party at Factor’s Famous Deli. This safe, outdoor event will be held in the restaurant’s heated back patio. Nosh on half a sandwich (tuna, egg salad or grilled cheese panini), a small soup, a latke with apple sauce and sour cream and a beverage. Light a candle on the Lev Eisha menorah to benefit Young Judaea ($18 minimum donation per candle). Swap gifts (bring a new wrapped Hanukkah-themed preset, $10 minimum value). Every participant is required to fill out a waiver, present proof of full vaccination at entry to the event, wear a mask when not eating or drinking, and observe social distancing. Email questions to leveishahadassah@gmail.com.
9420 W. Pico Blvd.,
Los Angeles, 5 to 7 p.m.,
events.hadassah.org/
leveishahanukkah15

Build a Festive Charcuterie Board
Thursday, Dec. 2
Whether you’re hosting guests this holiday season or want to bring finesse to your snacking, Gelson’s is inviting customers to participate in a virtual Build Your Board class. Participants will learn how to assemble a festive and deliciously flavorful cheese and charcuterie board with delectable accompaniments. The class will feature Wisconsin Cheese regional marketing director Shelley McDaniel, Gelson’s Specialty Cheese Category Manager Gayle DeCaro and Gelson’s Specialty Cheese Merchandiser Lisa Ali. Cheese and charcuterie kits, which serve four, will be available for $49.99. A set of cheese knives will be included in each kit. The first 150 customers to sign up will receive a free wood board. Pickup for the kit will be on Dec. 1 and 2. The last day to sign up for this virtual zoom class is Nov. 28.
Virtual, 6 p.m., pre-pay
and RSVP at gelsons.com/buildyourboard

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