September 25, 7 p.m-3 a.m., free
Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Beach, Palisades Park
Produced by the City of Santa Monica, GLOW is returning this year (it made its debut in 2008) for an evening of outdoor art in the form of 20 installations by local and international artists. Stroll around the beach and Pier area and enjoy everything from acoustic music performances to technologically advanced interactive artworks to puppet shows with music.
Coastal Cleanup Day
September 25, 9 a.m-noon, free
Santa Monica Beach
Heal the Bay sponsors periodic beach cleanups with volunteers who team up to collect trash. The team effort makes the cleanup go faster and it’s also more fun.