Thinking of heading slightly south? There’s plenty of action in Marina del Rey this summer.
July 19 — Beach Eats
Catch live beach music by Cali Conscious on July 19 at Beach Eats, Marina del Rey’s weekly food truck gathering at Marina “Mother’s” Beach through September 27, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring your own beach chair and enjoy the free show. Visitmarinadelrey.com/beacheats; 424-526-7900.
July 20 — Sushi Battleship Dinner Cruise
Join this sushi party cruise and judge a one-of-a-kind sushi chef battle while you eat dish after dish of sushi, appetizers, and desserts, plus sake and beer. DJ entertainment. Price includes two specialty drinks and all you can eat. Embarkation at Dock 52. Parking available on-site at Dock 52 and down the street at Fisherman’s Village. Questions? Call 844-227-7771 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets athttp://cruisesandfestivals.com/Marina-Del-Rey-Events_c_327.html
July 21 — Summer Concert Series
R&B siren Lalah Hathaway performs Saturday’s free concert at Burton Chace Park. A full crowd is expected this weekend, so arrive early and picnic on the lawn. Details and season lineup at visitmarinadelrey.com/concerts; 424-526-7900.
July 21 — Taste of Brazil Dinner Cruise
Savor Brazilian-style churrasco meats and authentic side dishes and desserts on this two-hour harbor cruise in Marina del Rey. Enjoy the views while listening to Brazilian music and sipping a specialty cocktail. Meal is included in your cruise fare; alcoholic beverages for purchase. Embarkation at Dock 52. Parking available on-site and down the street at Fisherman’s Village (County Lot #1). Questions? Call 844-227-7771 or email email@example.com. Tickets at http://cruisesandfestivals.com/Marina-Del-Rey-Events_c_327.html
July 21, 22 — Weekend Concerts at Fisherman’s Village
Break out your dancing shoes! Enjoy free concerts on Saturdays and Sundays year-round at Fisherman’s Village. U.S. 99 plays the blues this Saturday, and Chazzy Green brings the funk on Sunday. Spring and summer hours: 2-5 p.m. July’s full lineup: http://bit.ly/july18fv; 424-526-7900.
July 22 — Sunday Boathouse
The Marina del Rey Hotel annually offers a summertime series of Sunday pool parties (open to the public). Come for DJ entertainment, themed events, and poolside bites and libations. No cover charge! Non-hotel guests must be age 21+. This year, the events stretch through September 2. http://bit.ly/mdrboathouse; 310-301-1000.
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July 28 — Marina Movie Nights
The free movie nights at Burton Chace Park continue on July 28 with Dirty Dancing. Movies start at 8 p.m., but come early at 6 p.m. to enjoy a participatory dance class on theme with the evening’s film. This one is a tango class. http://bit.ly/2018flicks; 424-526-7900.
July 29 — Killer Rides
Killer Shrimp Restaurant & Bar opens its parking lot to hot rod, classic car, and motorcycle displays. Free admission, free to show. http://www.killershrimp.com; 310-578-2293.
July 29 — Old Fashioned Day at the Park
The Classic Yacht Association’s annual event displays beautifully restored yachts from the 1920s-’50s and an array of vintage automobiles at Burton Chace Park. Free admission. https://classicyacht.org;