Fiesta La Ballona
August 27-29, 4:30-10 p.m. Friday,
11 a.m-10 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m-6 p.m. Sunday, free
Veteran’s Park, 4117 Overland Ave., CC
This end-of-summer festival in neighboring Culver City offers music, food, carnival rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, vendors’ booths, and special features like discounts on refreshments for seniors and Friday night’s lineup of Teen Bands.
Dr. John and the Lower 911
Twilight Dance Series
7:30 p.m., free
Santa Monica Pier
The Twilight Dance Series comes to a smash-bang ending with the king of New Orleans music, Dr. John “The Night Tripper,” (aka Mac Rebennak). Opening will be Eddie Baytos and the Nervis Brothers, who will also provide some Mardi Gras gumbo funk.