Jazz on The Lawn with Upright Cabaret, August 9, 5pm, free, Front Lawn at Santa Monica City Hall, 1855 Main St., http://arts.smgov.net.
Every August, the City of Santa Monica offers free jazz concerts on Sunday afternoons at City Hall’s spacious lawn. The series begins with Upright Cabaret, a troupe composed of performers from popular Broadway shows, who will sing show tunes, cabaret-style.
Sandra Tsing Loh, August 11, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Comedian, writer, radio commentator, mom, author of Mother on Fire-Sandra Tsing Loh is never at a loss for words and funny words at that. She’ll be sharing her adventures at this talk and book signing.