Through December 31, Barnsdall Virtual Art & Craft Fair will showcase diverse work from students and faculty and admission is free.
Image courtesy Michael Going

Thursday, Nov. 26
Barnsdall Virtual Art & Craft Fair, through December 31. The Barnsdall Art Center Student Advisory Committee is pleased to announce Barnsdall Virtual Art & Craft Fair, which has gone virtual this year due to the ongoing health crisis. In support of local artists, the fair is free and all sales will be made directly to the artist. Catering to a range of budgets, the fair will showcase diverse work from students and faculty including handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, prints, tableware, paintings, sculpture, drawings and photography.
For more information, visit

San Pedro Festival of the Arts 2020, through December 6. The Encore of the San Pedro Festival of the Arts presents 19 curated diverse dances from 17 companies and studios.
The free, virtual event is available at
For more information, call 213-385-1171.

Meals on Wheels West, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Help ensure our vulnerable neighbors have a Thanksgiving meal by delivering more than a Thanksgiving meal this Thanksgiving. Sign up to volunteer.
Contact meal delivery volunteer coordinator Jen at: or call 310-394-5133 x2. Visit

Windows of Wonderment, through January 7. This Bob Baker Marionette Theater Installation at the Santa Monica Pier’s merry go-round windows is a free, open to the public art installation and only viewable from the outdoors, making it safe for visitors of all ages. It celebrates the iconic theaters’ legacy through a series of spectacular windows, each one bringing to life a different historic BBMT production. Masks are required and please maintain physical distance from those not in your household.

Friday, Nov. 27
Jazz Nights at Runway, 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy live jazz music every Friday all month long at Runway. Grab a meal from one of their restaurants and enjoy seating on their newly developed Town Center Drive.
12775 Millennium Drive, Playa Vista. Visit for more information.

Winterlit, through January 3. Winterlit returns to downtown Santa Monica to brighten up the holiday season as the area transforms the world-class Third Street Promenade into an immersive one-stop holiday experience. Tens of thousands of lights will illuminate the Promenade’s festive outdoor retail and dining, storefronts will shine as reimagined art installations, and a new interactive holiday-themed augmented reality mobile app will allow guests to experience the open-air entertainment district in a whole new light from November 27 to January 3.

Saturday, Nov. 28
Free Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you are in need of nourishing food, please come pick up free produce and other items. Stay in your car and a volunteer will deliver food goods to you directly. If you are on foot, wear a mask and practice social distancing. Offered every Saturday at St. Mark Parish located at 950 Coeur D’Alene Ave., Venice.
For more information, call 310-821-5058 or email:

Mystery Book Club, 11 a.m. Another great book club meeting this week is the Mystery Book Club. If you’re a fan of mysteries and want to share/pick up some knowledge, join the online meeting!
Contact the Westwood LAPL at:

Silent Disco Sunset Bike Ride & Meditation, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a sunset bike ride on the boardwalk bike path to Santa Monica while listening to amazing jams on bluetooth hifi headphones! The group will stop for a guided meditation with Nirav Nirvaan as the sun sets over the ocean. Bring your own bike. Cost $25 non-members, $15 members. Meet at shefayoga Venice, 245 Main St., Los Angeles.
To register, visit

Small Business Saturday, all day. Small Business Saturday comes the day after Black Friday, and it moves attention to our smaller local businesses. If your favorite local store or restaurant is open, they might have deals!

Sunday, Nov. 29
Sunday Main Street Farmers Market, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If your fridge is empty after Thanksgiving, stop by the Santa Monica Sunday Main Street Market! Community events there are cancelled as a result of COVID-19, but masked shoppers can still visit their favorite vendors.
240 Main St. Santa Monica.

Rooftop Cinema Drive-In, 7:45 p.m. A new drive-in is temporarily opening at the Santa Monica Airport. With restrooms, full food/drink menus and beautiful views, this pop-up drive-in will be showing a number of classics from Elf to Die Hard. On November 29, enjoy a showing of La La Land.
For tickets and more information, visit:

Monday, Nov. 30
Free Families Connected Parent Chat, 10 to 11 a.m. On Mondays, Thelma McMillen from Torrance Medical Center leads a free session for parents struggling through the quarantine. If you or your family is finding things difficult, visit their website.
For more information, visit