Grand Opening of Santa Monica Place
August 6, 10 a.m., free
Santa Monica Place, 315 Colorado Avenue
The much-anticipated unveiling of the remodeled mall will feature music, KCRW DJ Jason Bentley and DJ Vala, dance performances by The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers and The Outer Circle Crew, and beach-inspired art, plus the opening of many new shops, with their own grand opening specials.
Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies
August 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free (with reservation)
Annenberg Community Beach House, 515 PCH., 310.458.4904, http://beachculture42.eventbrite.com
Annenberg Community Beach House was built by William Randolph Heart for film star Marion Davies. Captured on Film is a documentary about Davies, introduced by the film’s writer-producer-editor, film historian Elaina Archer. The program also includes home movies of Davies.