Looking for something to do this weekend? The Santa Monica Mirror has you covered with local events, live music, theater, and art gallery listings in Santa Monica and the Westside including Malibu, Venice, Marina del Rey, and Hollywood (view these listings at the bottom).
Last Chance In Santa Monica
The LA Mobile Arts Festival will be presented by iPhoneArt.com and the Santa Monica Art Studios. Los Angeles celebrates pioneers of iPhoneography and the underground mobile arts movement with nine days of interactive digital art. There will be iPhone imagery, sound and video-based works, sculptural and performance art installations at the historic Santa Monica airplane hangar turned cutting-edge arts community. The festival runs daily concluding Sunday, Aug. 26. Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave. la-maf.com.
Shakespeare Santa Monica concludes its two shows this weekend. “The Taming of the Shrew” will conclude at 8 p.m. tonight, Aug. 24. “All’s Well That Ends Well” will conclude at 8 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 25. Reed Park, Tournament Tennis Court 1, corner of 7th and Wilshire. $20 suggested donation. 310.270.3454. jfbnyla.com/shakespearesantamonica.
This Week In Santa Monica
Friday, August 24
Live Music at gGallery. George Sarah and special guest cellist Irina Chirkova live at gGallery at 9:30 p.m. sharp. The space is founded by Gabor Csupo, a five times Emmy Award winning producer and director of such hits as “The Simpsons,” “Rugrats,” and “The Wild Thornberrys.” 319 Wilshire Blvd. $10 men, $5 women cover includes unlimited bar. 21 and over. 310.393.1120. ggalleryla.com.
Saturday, August 25
Annenberg Community Beach House Cardboard Yacht Regatta. Build your own cardboard yacht to seat two people, and test its seaworthiness in a race across the Beach House pool from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. $15 per yacht. All ages. Spectators welcome. $15 entry fee per yacht. 415 Pacific Coast Highway. 310.458.4904, beachhouse.smgov.net.
New York Times Bestselling Author John Hagee To Host Book Signing. Founder and Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church, Hagee can be heard on the radio and seen on television throughout the nation, but this is the chance to meet him in person. He’ll sign his new book, “Power of the Prophetic Blessing,” at 2 p.m. Free t-shirt and wristband to the first 100 people in line. Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade. store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/77589.
Santa Monica Cat Show. Cat Fanciers’ Association all breed cat show. View and meet exotic and pet cats. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St. General Admission: $10. Seniors and Children 6-12: $7. Children 5 and under free. 310.458.8551, catsla.com.
First Time Home Buyer Seminar. Whether you are currently looking to buy a home or sometime in the future come and get the facts. Learn important information about the process. Seating is limited, email [email protected] to reserve your space. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Keller Williams Santa Monica, 2701 Ocean Park Blvd #140, Santa Monica. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Sunday, August 26
The 7th Annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series concludes for the year at Stewart Street Park, located at 1836 Stewart Street. Rogelio Mitchell & Friends will perform from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free parking is available after 3:30 p.m. across the street. smgov.net/jazz.
Wednesday, August 29
“Resolving Dilemmas in Grassroots Organizing” Workshop. An Activist Support Circle Event. In this workshop, participants will reflect on issues raised by everyday activism at the local level. Classic tensions will be discussed, including: service vs. social change orientations; personal vs. collective effort; and individual vs. institutional change. 6:30 p.m. refreshments; 7 to 9 p.m. workshop.1440
Harvard St., Santa Monica. [email protected] 310.399.1000.
Thursday, August 30
Kelly Carlin: A Carlin Home Companion. Through stories, video footage and family memorabilia, Kelly Carlin, daughter of the legendary comedian, George Carlin, chronicles more than 40 years of her life with her dad, up to his final days. Showtime is at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20. The Santa Monica Playhouse is located at 1211 4th Street in Santa Monica. 310.394.9779, santamonicaplayhouse.com.
Music In Santa Monica
Friday, August 24
The Paul Chesne Band @ O’Brien’s Pub
The Shills, Otis English, Bite the Buffalo @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch
The Goods with DJ Anthony Valadez and KG Superstar @ Zanzibar
Gary Allegretto @ Harvelle’s
Mr. Little Jeans @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
DJs Ghost Lyon and softCORE present A Little Freak Out, with The Sickstring Outlaws, Clay Hawkins, and the Grit Merchant @ TRiP
Saturday, August 25
Tom Nolan, Why Portland @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch
Quality with DJs Haul & Mason @ Zanzibar
Eddie Turner @ Harvelle’s
Chix with Pix @ Bar Pico
Silent Frisco @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
PUNK ROCK! with Action 45, Charlie Don’t Surf, Scaredycat, Dread Crew of Oddwood, and [email protected] TRiP
Sunday, August 26
Austin Herbert @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch
The Toledo Show @ Harvelle’s
Cubensis @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Elle Carpenter, Fox Colton, Breaking China, Root Chakar Magnolius, and [email protected] TRIP
Monday, August 27
Monday Night Jazz @ Typhoon
Tumbao Salsa Dura @ Zanzibar
The Mixx @ Harvelle’s
Hunnypot Radio @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Marching Mind (Vancouver, Canada), The Give, Them Hounds plus guests @ TRiP
Tuesday, August 28
La Vie and Friends @ Harvelle’s
Vignatis, Open Mic @ Bar Pico
The Ross Sea Party @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
High Voltage Magazine Presents Roman Candle Wars, Young Romans, Italian Japanese, and the Janks @ TRiP
Wednesday, August 29
House of Vibe All-Stars @ Harvelle’s
Ice Age @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
TRiP Tease Burlesque @ TRiP
Thursday, August 30
The Fudogs @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch
Afro Funke Thursday @ Zanzibar
Harlow Gold Show @ Harvelle’s
Awesome Night II @ Bar Pico
VERSUS presented by GottaDanceDirty and Danceism Show @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
The Fat Kids, Daniel Cast, Fearmia, Tori Roze & The Hot Mess @ TRiP
Exhibits In Santa Monica
Dinh Q. Le’s “Remnants, Ruins, Civilization, and Empire” is extended until August 25. Shoshana Wayne Gallery. 2525 Michigan Ave. Suite B1 (Bergamot Station). 310.453.7535, shoshanawayne.com.
Santa Monica: A Journey Into An Extraordinary Past Permanent Exhibit Gallery. Experience the remarkable chapters of Santa Monica’s history in the permanent exhibit gallery. Place yourself in the front-page news of a past era, explore Santa Monica landmarks, or step into a re-created section of a Douglas C-47. Four themed exhibit rooms delve into the rich and colorful history of Santa Monica. 1350 Seventh Street. 310.395.2290. Admission: $5 general, $3 seniors and students, free for children under 12. santamonicahistory.org.
Theater In Santa Monica
Last of the Knotts. The semi-autobiographical, solo show written and performed by poet/hipster Doug Knott and produced by Meadowbrook Entertainment, will be staged at Santa Monica Playhouse’s The Other Space Theatre with performances Aug. 30 and Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. Doug endures a childhood of severe abuse by his alcoholic father, a Florida judge obsessed with his own legacy. To spite his father, Doug declares he will be the “Last Of The Knotts.” He then embarks on a carefree life to avoid the bourgeois anchor of family. 1211 Fourth St. Tickets $25. 800.838.3006, santamonicaplayhouse.com.
Sideways The Play. Adapted by Rex Pickett from his own novel, is the story of two friends – Miles and Jack – and their journey across the Santa Ynez wine country, on one last blowout trip before Jack gets married. Miles and Jack must face their uncertain futures…just as soon as they figure out how to survive their chaotic present. Pinot Tasting included. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. extended through Sept. 2. Tickets $25; seniors/students $20. Ruskin Group Theatre. 310.397.3244, ruskingrouptheatre.com.
An Oz-Some Experience for All Ages. Santa Monica Playhouse Musical Matinee Series presents the internationally acclaimed Dorothy’s Adventures In Oz. It is a joyous family-friendly musical comedy for anyone between the age of two and 102, playing Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. through Sept. 30. General admission is $12.50; $10.50 for kids 12 and under. 1211 4th St. 310.394.9779 ext. 2. SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com.
Ongoing Events In Santa Monica
Church in Ocean Park Tutoring Project. The Tutoring Project is a program of Westside Churches Working Together (WCWT) that seeks to help high school students find healing and hope by offering a safe space for them to learn and build confidence. Tutoring will begin on Wednesday, August 29 from 3-6 p.m. and continue on every Monday and Wednesday from 3-6 pm in the Church Sanctuary. Tutoring is available in all subjects. Snacks are provided. For more information and/or if you would like to register and meet the tutors, attend our kick-off dinner Saturday night, August 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill Street in Santa Monica. wcwt.org.
Hump Day Lot, will feature a collection of food trucks every Wednesday at 1401 Santa Monica Boulevard. As many as six trucks may be on site at once, serving lunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and then dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Central will provide music from noon to 9 p.m. Indoor seating is available and beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, are available to for purchase in this area.
American Cinematheque Screenings: Aero Theatre. Movie presentations by American Cinematheque, a non-profit, viewer-supported cultural organization, dedicated to the public presentation of the moving picture in all its forms, from classics to the outer frontiers of the art form. Weekly screenings of art, independent, and classic films. Also sneak peaks of upcoming movies with celebrity guest appearances and discussions with film-makers. Recurring daily. Call for program information: 323.466.3456. 1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street. Tickets $10 or $7 for members. americancinematheque.com.
Open Ocean Swimming, will be held Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Whether you’re looking to improve your swim stroke in a new environment, enhance your triathlon performance, or you’re just ready for a dynamic, fresh workout, this is the class for you! You might just see dolphins, too. Full four-class session registration required. Cost $102. Annenberg Beach House. recenroll.smgov.net.
Alcoholism: If troubled by someone else’s drinking, you may find relief at our weekly Al-Anon meeting. We are a small group of caring listeners with the same challenge, lots of recovery, and a sense of humor. We share our “experience, strength and hope” every Friday, 10am to 11:30 am, at the Presbyterian Church, 1220 2 St. Free. 310.804.5300.
The People’s Voice. Emulating the centuries-old tradition of Speaker’s Corner in London’s Hyde Park, the People’s Voice puts up a weekly soapbox and microphone for anyone to freely speak his or her piece. The sky’s the limit! Free. Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. Palisades Park at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulveard and Ocean Ave.
Ballroom by the Bay. Held every Wednesday night from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. for dancers of all ages and levels of experience. Dance to todays hits and old standards provided by experienced DJ’s. Waltz, Fox Trot, Cha Cha, Tango, Salsa, Swing and more! Light snacks provided, bottled water for sale. Recurring weekly on Wednesdays. Dance lesson from 7 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club, 1210 4th St. 310.487.0911. Admission is $10, $8 students and USA Dance with ID. smbwc.org/frameset.html.
Poetry and Verse. Mixing enlightened analysis with innovative authorship, join Bill Robertson of Santa Monica Emeritus College and strengthen your poetry dedication, appreciation, and creation. Recurring weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade. bn.com.
Meditation For Health and Well-Being with Rebecca Underwood. In this Guided Meditation, participants engage in a process that is very restful and rejuvenating and that may free old emotions and thoughts lodged in the body and/or mind. In addition, participants learn to use this Meditation in their everyday lives. It is also fun and has immediate and well as long-term benefits. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the community of people who are enjoying life and stepping into true health. Recurring weekly on Thursday’s at 1 pm. Santa Monica Senior Center, 1450 Ocean Ave. 310.458.8644. Free admission, must be at least 50 years of age to attend. smgov.net/portals/seniors.
Heal One World Free Yoga. Free (donation only basis) classes for beginners in need of Wellness Help. Recurring weekly on Tuesdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:20 p.m., Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 1318 2nd St, #21. 310.826.1971. healoneworld.com.
Shark Sundays at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Shark Sundays are a favorite weekly feature at the Aquarium. At 3:30 p.m. every Sunday, you can watch and listen to an informative presentation about these often misunderstood animals while our horn and swell sharks cruise around the tank, noses out of the water, mouths open, anticipating the meal to come. Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, 1600 Ocean Front Walk. 800.HEAL.BAY. healthebay.org.
Prime Night Tours. Prime Night Tours offers guests a fun and energetic tour of Santa Monica’s nightlife like you have never seen it before. The company serves as your official guide, ensuring that you are well taken care of and having the time of your life while partaking in the best bars and nightlife. Recurring weekly on Tuesday, registration and appetizers from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ozumo’s. $30 per person, 310.991.9938.
Zumba on the Deck at Santa Monica Place. Get your weekend workout here with an awesome Zumba instructor! Zumba is the new “IT” workout. Zumba is free to participate! Rain or shine, if it rains the classes take place on level two between Kitson Kids and Carlton Hair. Recurring weekly on Saturday through December. Santa Monica Place, Level Two, free admission, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. santamonicaplace.com/events.
Live Entertainment on the Weekends at Santa Monica Place. The Plaza is the Place to be on the weekends with different artists every single weekend. Performances are usually between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Recurring weekly on Saturday and Sunday. 310.260.8333. 395 Santa Monica Place. santamonicaplace.com/events.
A Taste of Santa Monica Tours. You will be taken on a three-hour adventure starting with how Santa Monica was established, all the ways Santa Monica has changed over the years, and of course all of the great things that Santa Monica has to offer today. You will sit down and relax with an interesting mix of people while you enjoy distinctive food and wine from some of Santa Monica’s unique restaurants and shops from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Admission $59. destinationfoodtours.com.
28th Annual Twilight Dance Series. The Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Series’ key elements are music, community, and discovery each Thursday throughout summer from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. A highly anticipated summer tradition now in its 28th year, the Series will again present free concerts across the musical spectrum drawing an audience as diverse as the acts onstage. twilightdance.org.
Sunset Swim. From 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the Annenberg Community Beach House invites adults to enjoy the pool on Tuesday evenings through Labor Day. 415 Pacific Coast Hwy. 310.458.4904. annenbergbeachhouse.com.
Beach Volleyball Games. Saint-Tropez in Santa Monica. Join The Vilebrequin Beach Volleyball Games at the Miramar Beach Club every Saturday night from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. through September 1, 2012. Up to six players per team. 930 Pacific Coast Highway.
Free easy 60 minute workout. Take part in a free ‘Community Get in Shape’ program in the park starting Sunday March 4 offered for the next 90 days. Enjoy a great outdoor workout for men and women. A professional instructor trained to help you achieve results no matter where you’re with your current fitness level. They are dedicated to helping you have a healthier life style through better nutrition and exercise. Call Patricia now to reserve a space and find out which park at 310.453.2630 or email [email protected]
Santa Monica Farmers Markets. The Downtown Farmers Market is held Wednesdays on Arizona Ave (between 4th and Ocean) from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturdays on Arizona Ave. (between 4th and 2nd streets) from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Pico Farmers Market is held Saturdays at Virginia Park at Pico and Cloverfield from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Main Street Farmers Market is held Sundays at 2640 Main Street (in Heritage Square) from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All of these markets are widely considered to be among the best on the west coast and feature field-fresh produce, hundreds of kinds of vegetables, brilliant cut flowers, breads, cheeses, delicious foods, live music, and more. 310.458.8712, smgov.net/portals/farmersmarket.
Do You Have the Heart for Hospice? Roze Room Hospice seeks volunteers to provide support and companionship to terminally ill patients and their families. Training is free. We have patients at home and in nursing facilities throughout the Westside and Los Angeles. For more information, contact Kathleen McMahon, Volunteer Coordinator, at 323.938.1155 or [email protected]
Donate blood on Monday and Wednesdays at the American Red Cross of Santa Monica, 1450 11th St. Hours for donations vary, so call to schedule an appointment. 1.800.GIVE.LIFE or 1.888.POR.FAVOR.
Free help with anxiety, depression, stress, and anger. Recovery International provides tools and practice in changing thinking habits so individuals can gain personal control over distressing emotions and improve life-coping skills. This worldwide non-profit organization, founded in 1937, holds weekly meetings every Saturday, 12 p.m., at Trinity Church, California and Eleventh Street, Santa Monica. Donations are requested but not required. For more information, call Randy at 310.828.9328 or go to lowselfhelpsystems.org.
Homeless discussion and advocacy group, Side By Side, for homeless and non-homeless citizens every first, third, and fifth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ken Edwards Community Center, located at 1527 4th St., Any resident interested in listening to and talking with local homeless can come to this regular meeting. Side By Side has met continuously at Ken Edwards since 1996.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation Therapy Classes for pain management without the use of drugs and their harmful side effects! Easy to learn, practical to use anywhere or anytime healing body and mind. Excellent for Athletes! Taught by Dr. Bonnie Hemauer, Ph.D. (Dr. B.) 25 yrs. specializing in Self Help, Therapies, and prevention of stress causing diseases. On going, Sundays at 1:30 p.m., $25. 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Must RSVP: 310.433.2382
Joel S. Goldsmith Tape Group meets Mondays to listen to the taped class work of Joel S. Goldsmith on his spiritual teaching known as The Infinite Way. 7:15 p.m. (silent meditation), 7:30 p.m. (tape played), 8:30 p.m. (silent meditation). New Age Bible and Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd. (rear entry only off alley) in rear classroom. $5 minimum donation appreciated. 310.963.9377 or email [email protected]
INERGETIX-CoRe System Demonstration. An information session about the energy medicine system used to evaluate and treat humans, animals, buildings, plants, and more with resonant frequencies, biofeedback, and broadcasting. Presented by Dr. Bonnie Hemauer, Ph.D. with more than 25 years in the healing profession. Sundays at 1:30 p.m. 635 Santa Monica Blvd. Must RSVP: 310.433.2382.
Meals on Wheels West needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound people in Santa Monica. Deliveries are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. To volunteer call 310.394.7558.
Free Qigong class for cancer survivors in Clover Park, located at 2600 Ocean Park Blvd, on Mondays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. These classes are offered through the Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center, and are taught by Michael Sieverts, an 11-year brain cancer survivor. For more information, call CSC at 310.314.2555 or go to cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org.
Zen meditation group led by Sensei Daishin Buksbazen, teacher at Zen Center of Los Angeles meets weekly on Wednesday evening at the Hill Street Center, 237 Hill St., Santa Monica. Meditation instruction for newcomers held from 7 to 7:30 p.m., Zazen from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Dharma talk the first Wednesday of each month. Contact Sensei Daishin at 310.315.3506.
Get into shape or learn a new skill with YWCA Santa Monica’s summer class sessions. $30/year (seniors 55+) and $45/year (adults), you can become a member of the YWCA Santa Monica/Westside and receive discounts at YWCA events, a free subscription to YWCA Newsletters, and easy access to life-changing programs that advance the goals and pursuits of women and girls at every life stage. To sign up for one or more of any of the above classes, visit smywca.org or call 310.452.3881.
This Week In Malibu
Saturday Film Series. Call the library for the film title and rating that screens from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, August. 11. For adults. No registration required. 23519 W. Civic Center Way. 310.456.6438.
Teen Activity – T-shirt tie-dyeing. T-shirt tie-dyeing for teens (middle and high school). Participation is free and t-shirts will be provided. Malibu Library, 23519 W. Civic Center Way. 310.456.6438.
The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum is currently presenting four plays. They are “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Measure for Measure,” “Heartbreak House,” and “The Women of Lockerbie” on various days and times through September. 1419 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga. $10-$33. 310.455.3723, theatricum.com.
Malibu Farmer’s Market every Sunday whether there is rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Malibu Library Parking Lot and Civic Center Way. Enjoy a break with family or friends at the Market’s wonderful Food Court where fresh delights are prepared right there for you. Come meet the wonderful farmers and food vendors who will be supplying Malibu with freshest, tastiest fruits, veggies, nuts, fish, chicken, eggs, and baked goods.
Saving K9 Lives Plus Fundraiser To Help Animals In Need: “A Night for Saving More Lives.” Hosted by Dyan Cannon, performances by legendary rockers, Bobby Kimball, original singer from Toto, Howard Leese, guitars from Heart and Bad Company, Spencer Davis, Spencer Davis Group and Robin McAuley, Survivor. On Aug. 24, Saving K9 Lives plus will be hold its first fundraiser to help animals in need. The event is a music extravaganza taking place at the World Famous Malibu Inn and with artists performing your favorite hits of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Malibu Inn will be closed to the public for this event. The doors open at 7 p.m. The event is entirely produced and assisted by volunteers. All performers, hosts, auction and raffle items and facility are entirely donated to help support this cause. Tax deductible ticket donation $40 pre-sales/$50 door
This Week In Marina del Rey
Fisherman’s Village Weekend Concert features Jimbo Ross & The Bodacious Blues Band (Rhythm & Blues) this Saturday, Aug. 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. Held at the plaza near the lighthouse in Fisherman’s Village. Free. 13737 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey.
Summer Sights and Sips Cruises this Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 5:45 p.m. Relaxing two-hour cruise, complimentary appetizers, bar specials, and a front row seat to view local yacht club sailboat races and a beautiful sunset over the Pacific. Boarding 5:45 p.m., Cruising 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Reservations required. 310.301.6000, hornblower.com/hce/home.
California Yacht Club’s Sunset Sailing Series this Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. Enjoy sunset from waterfront restaurants, Fisherman’s Village, and the North Jetty during Marina del Rey’s largest sailing event as scores of sailors compete. 310.823.4567, calyachtclub.com.
Beach Eats – Gourmet Food Trucks at Marina Beach. Chow down on some of L.A.’s best mobile truck cuisine at this weekly waterfront event this Thursday, Aug. 23 at 5 p.m. beside Marina (Mother’s) Beach. Parking is convenient ($1/hr), beachside picnic tables are available, and the trucks serve until 9 p.m. 305.9545.
This Week In Venice
The ‘24 Hour Sleep Out’ will be held this Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sunday Aug. 26 for the 2nd Annual ‘24 Hour Sleep Out’ in solidarity with the unhoused/homeless at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd. The event will feature speakers, music, an art auction, comedy, and spoken word by the unhoused/homeless & area advocates. A screening of the film ‘Rubber Tramps’ will be held at 9 p.m. The event is free (but donations will be accepted to offset expenses) and begins around 5pm on Saturday. Co-supported by Beyond Baroque, the Venice Community Housing Corporation, & the Venice Legal Committee. occupyvenice.net.
Venice Arts Gallery Presents: Venice Family Dog. Venice Arts Gallery is pleased to present Venice Family Dog, an exhibition of more than 50 new portraits by 36-year-old Venice resident and long-time Venice Arts supporter Susan Rennie. For Rennie, the abounding vareity of dogs in Venice become reflective of the various familial structures that make up our community. Venice families, as well as members of the public (and their dogs) are invited to celebratewith us during the opening reception on August 25. venicearts.org/index.php?view=galleries&id=28687.
ONE DAY Editing Feedback Workshop August 25 from 10 to 4 at the Electric Lodge in Venice with professional editor, prize winning poet. Workshop up to 2500 words of your fiction, nonfiction, or bring in two to three poems. Contact [email protected] barringtoneditorial.com
Venice Art Crawl is held every third Thursday of the month by the Venice Beach Boardwalk, Venice local businesses and residents become pop-up art galleries. There are parties, live music, themed events and most of all, lots of great art! The next date is today, Aug. 16.veniceartcrawl.com.
Live music at Danny’s every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. 23 Windward Ave, Venice. dannysvenice.com.
Live Burlesque Show every Wednesday night at the Townhouse. Show starts at 10 p.m. 52 Windward Ave, Venice. townhousevenice.com.
Venice Farmers Market is held every Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. 501 Venice Blvd. 310.399.6690.
First Fridays. The first Friday of every month the merchants on Abbot Kinney Blvd. stay open late. There are art openings, grand openings, give aways, complimentary refreshments, food trucks and more. The next date is September 7.
The Electric Lodge is featuring the works of local artist Angélique Glennon, including some of her fabulous era-based paintings ranging from the years 1986-2012. The paintings will be on display through Sunday, August 26. In addition, the show’s opening day reception will be a special presentation of EcCeptical – sculpture in the shape of jewelry. 1416 Electric Ave, Venice. 310.306.1854, electriclodge.org.