Ken Genser, Culture of Peace, 4pm, free , SGI-USA Culture of Peace Resource Center, 606 Wilshire Blvd., sgi-usa.org.
Ken Genser has served on the Santa Monica City Council longer than any other council member and is currently the Mayor. He will be talking about the sixth action area of the United Nations 1999 Program of Action on a Culture of Peace: Advancing Understanding, Tolerance and Solidarity and what can be done to foster a culture of peace.
Venice, with Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, August 20, 7:30pm, free, Twilight Dance Series, Santa Monica Pier, Twilightdance.org.Venice hails from the town of canals but is widely known (and we hear, wildly popular in Europe). Come hear the homeboys’ fabled harmonies and opening act Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, a crossover blues-rock band from Southern California.