Steppin’ Out at The Miles, August 22, 7:30pm, $5-$10,
Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., 310.458.8634.
Enjoy an evening of swing dancing and music with Dan Methe and his Swing Cats. Swing dance lessons will be given at 7:45 and 8:45 p.m.; otherwise, feel free to dance. The event is presented by the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Department.
Co-Opportunity Block Party, August 23, noon-5pm, free,
16th St between Broadway and Santa Monica Blvd., cooportunity.com.Santa Monica’s food co-op, Coopportunity, is throwing this block party (with 16th Street closed off) to celebrate its 35 years of existence. There will be music, dancing, giveaways, raffles, a kid’s zone, participation of local organizations like Heal the Bay, Sustainable Works, Surfrider, and Solar Santa Monica, and of course, food, including lots of free samples.