National Night Out and Block Party
August 4, 6-8pm, free
333 Olympic Dr. (Santa Monica Civic Center)
This annual event helps neighborhoods to raise consciousness about crime and drug abuse prevention, while offering information and fun for the family. Presented by the Santa Monica Police Department, it will feature live music, kids’ games, exhibits, and special guests.
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women, Paul Thorn
August 6, 7:30pm, free
Santa Monica Pier, twilightdanceseries.orgDave Alvin has been a major contributor to LA’s indie music scene since the 1980s. The Guilty Women is his latest project (and album). Paul Thorn is a singer-songwriter of great promise and from what we have heard, is an opening act not to miss.