Saturday, September 18
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
Let’s Clean Up Together, 9 to 11 a.m.
Join the Venice Chamber of Commerce and Venice Community Cleanups for a pop-up cleanup along Lincoln Boulevard. Bags, trash grabbers, gloves and hand sanitizer will be supplied. The group will meet at the Chevron at Venice Boulevard and Lincoln Boulevard. RSVP by sending an email to email@example.com.
2400 Lincoln Blvd., Venice
Coastal Cleanup Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join Heal the Bay for Coastal Cleanup Month 2021 in Los Angeles County this September. This is the biggest cleanup of the year. Dedicated volunteers removed 40,101 pieces of trash from our neighborhoods, parks, trails and beaches in 2020. Take part in self-guided beach and neighborhood cleanups all month long. Or join Coastal Cleanup Day for in-person groups at one of 25+ sites. All Heal the Bay volunteers who sign up for self-guided cleanups this September will received 15% off the Heal the Bay Shop. Please note: the Coastal Cleanup Day in-person group cleanups are very limited in capacity due to COVID-19 health and safety precautions. First come, first served.
For more information and to sign up, visit healthebay.org
Preservation Resource Center, Noon to 2 p.m.
Step inside the last intact shotgun house in Santa Monica! The award-winning Preservation Resource Center will be open on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. during the open Main Street event in Ocean Park. Built in 1897, the little house features three original rooms where you can explore Santa Monica history and learn about preservation. Look behind the walls and floor to reveal vintage materials, and see if you can find the one original window in the Shotgun House. Friendly and knowledgeable docents will share information about what life was like in the early 1900s, how the house was saved and rehabilitated, and answer any questions you may have. Masks are required indoors and social distancing will be observed. Only three guests will be admitted at one time. Walk-ups are welcome and reservations are not required. Please email any questions to
2520 2nd St., Santa Monica
3rd Annual Poker Tournament, 5 p.m.
Join in Santa Monica Police Activities League’s 3rd Annual Poker Tournament to benefit Santa Monica youth beginning with check-in, dinner and bar at 5 p.m., poker lessons at 5:30 p.m., and the official first hand dealt at 6 p.m. The benefit poker night will take place at the Santa Monica Moose Lodge. Getting started is easy with a $125 buy-in that includes $2,000 in chips, dinner and a drink ticket. There are $50 re-buys available until the first break. Non-player entry is $50 that includes dinner and a drink. Poker players and guests must be over 21 and can register at Eventbrite.com/o/santa-
monica-police-activities-league-6459219233. For more information, call 310-458-8988.
1600 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica
Summer Series: Playa del Rey Comedy Beach Bash 8 p.m.
Sean Leary and Anna Simeri present ‘Summer Series: Comedy Beach Bash’ in Playa del Rey! Enjoy a 90-minute outdoor standup comedy show at a gorgeous beachfront house. Major headlining comedians from Netflix, Comedy Central and movies. Actual seating will be limited. You are encouraged to bring your own beach blanket or chair. There will be seating in the patio area of the beach house but overflow will spill onto the beach. Feel free to bring food, drinks, coolers, picnic baskets, blankets, etc. BYOB and free cocktails. Tickets $20. Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/summer-series-playa-del-rey-comedy-beach-bash-
7053 Trolleyway South, Playa del Rey
Sunday, September 19
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
Ballona Wetlands Community Restoration Event,
9 to 11 a.m.
Want to emerge by doing good and outdoors? The Ballona Wetlands Community Restoration Project focuses on removing invasive ice plant and other non-native vegetation that can inhibit and impede the growth of drought-tolerant, native California plants such as pickleweed, salt grass and alkali weed. Capping at 20 participants. Face masks and social distancing will be required.
Sign up at santamonicabay.org/events
Saturday, September 25
Venice Heritage Museum Boardwalk Through the Ages,
5 to 9 p.m.
The Venice Heritage Foundation is hosting an outdoor, group photo exhibition at VICE Media. A silent auction of large format gallery images will accompany the exhibition, featuring renowned rock ‘n; roll photographer Henry Diltz, Esteval Oriol, Dotan Saguy, Pep Williams, Josh “Bagel” Klassman, Paulo Freire Lopez, and Gerry Beckley. All proceeds directly benefit the Venice Heritage Museum project. Tickets are available at veniceboardwalk.eventbrite.com.
589 Venice Blvd., Venice