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Life Rolls On: They Will Surf Again

Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival

7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. World-champion quadriplegic surfer Jesse Billauer brings together volunteers and people who won’t let disabilities get in the way of their dreams for an epic day of surfing.

Free. Lifeguard Tower 28, 2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica | liferollson.org

Kahanamoku Klassic 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The annual pier paddle features competitive races, a fun paddle, ocean swims, lifeguard dory races, races for kids, and plenty of fun on dry land: live bands, a hula dance troupe, beer garden, volleyball tournament and pop-up museum on the history of surfing.

$10 to $55 to race; free to watch Santa Monica Pier | santamonicapier.org

The Marina del Rey Outrigger Canoe Club once again hosts a quarter-mile keiki race for teens, a four-mile novice run between Mother’s Beach and the Venice Pier, and for highly skilled teams an 11-mile open water race from the marina breakwater to Santa Monica and back.

Dockweiler Fun-a-Palooza

Free for spectators. Marina Beach, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey | gomarinaoutrigger.org

Free. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128 | beaches.lacounty.gov

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11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This day of family-friendly fun in the sun features a petting zoo, bounce house, balloon artists, carnival games, rides, camp activities and a concert by the Beach Cities Swing Band.

ARTsea Noon to 10 p.m. This inaugural pop-up arts district on Marina (Mother’s) Beach features temporary art installations, a fingerprint mural, workshops, professional sand sculpting, live bands, deejays, Hawaiian dancing, volleyball, paddleboard yoga, a handcrafted goods market, gourmet food trucks and a beer-and-wine garden. It’s family-friendly fun during the day and the adults’ turn to party down at night.

Free (with food, drink, crafts and water activities for purchase). Marina Beach, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey | visitmarinadelrey.com Saturday, June 17

Street Food Cinema: “Hocus Pocus” 5:30 to 10 p.m. In this spooky Disney classic, teens resurrect three witches (played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy) who wreak havoc on Salem, Mass. Buzz-

worthy teen singer-songwriter Jaq Mackenzie performs at 6:30 p.m.; food trucks (BrewWings, Street Kitchen LA, La Puff, Mercedes Binge) start serving an hour before.

$6 to $21. Syd Kronenthal Park, 3459 McManus Ave., Culver City | streetfoodcinema.com Sunday, June 18

Concert in the Park: Aejaye Jackson and the Full Spectrum Band 5 to 6:30 p.m. Take a soulful musical journey from classic Motown to today’s dance hits.

Free. Playa Vista Concert Park, 13020 Pacific Promenade, Playa Vista | playavista.com Thursday, June 22

Twilight Concert Series: Khalid, Bibi Bourelly 7 p.m. The teenage R&B singersongwriter behind last July’s hit “Location” shares a bill with the


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Tuesday, July 4

Santa Monica Collector Car Auction

Westchester Fourth of July Parade

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Explore a pop-up showcase of 300 collector cars up for sale to the highest bidder. Kids under 12 and retired or active military personnel get in free.

Celebrate the enduring American Spirit at the Westside’s No. 1 Independence Day parade, a big community celebration with a small-town feel. Marching bands, floats and special guests parade from Westchester Park to LMU under the theme “An American Adventure.”

$20. Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica | auctionsamerica.com

Free. Westchester Park, 7000 W. Manchester Blvd., Westchester | (310) 645-5151 | laxcoastal.com

Sunday, June 25

Killer Rides Car Show 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

German singer-songwriter behind popular tunes by Rihanna and collaborations with the likes of Lil Wayne and Usher.

Vintage rides, hot rods, muscle cars, motorcycles, live music and free Tail o’ the Pup hot dogs never go out of style.

Free. Killer Shrimp, 4211 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey | (310) 578-2293 | killershrimp.com Photo by Maria Martin

Free. Santa Monica Pier | tcs.santamonicapier.org Friday, June 23

Movie in the Park: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” 8 to 10 p.m. This space epic is the first installment of the Star Wars Anthology series, set immediately before the events of the original “Star Wars.” Hit up a food truck and settle in for an adventure under the stars.

Free. Central Park Bandshell, 12405 E. Waterfront Dr., Playa Vista | playavista.com

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Main Street Summer Solstice 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Explore six live music stages, a disco car wash, costumed dog parade, beach house tech expo and kids activity corner in this massive block party all along Main Street in Santa Monica.

Main Street (from Bay Street to Pier Avenue), Santa Monica | mainstreetsm.com Thursday, June 29

Twilight Concert Series: Lemaitre, Coast Modern 7 p.m. Norwegian indie electronic duo Lemaitre tops a double bill with Los Angeles-based pop duo Coast Modern, who broke through in 2015 with their song “Hollow Life.”

Movie in the Park: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

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Twilight Concert Series: Khalid

Free. Santa Monica Pier | tcs. santamonicapier.org

guard, World War 1 tank and pyrotechnics at dusk. Proceeds benefit the Exchange Club of Culver City’s local philanthropic efforts.

$5 entry; $10 to park West LA College, 9000 Overland Ave., Culver City | culvercityfireworksshow.com Thursday, July 6

Opera by the Shore 7 p.m. The Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series kicks off with the Marina del Rey Symphony backing finalists from the prestigious Loren Zachary opera competition.

Free. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | marinadelrey. lacounty.gov Friday, July 7

Beach Movie Night: “The Secret Life of Pets” Westchester Fourth of July Parade

Marina del Rey Fourth of July Fireworks 9 to 9:20 p.m. The sky over Marina del Rey lights up in red, white and blue during the county’s annual 20-minute fireworks spectacular. This event gets more and more popular each year, so come early to get a good spot. Popular viewing locations include Burton Chace Park (13650 Mindanao Way), Fisherman’s Village (13755 Fiji Way) and Marina (Mother’s) Beach (4101 Admiralty Way).

Free. Marina del Rey | (310) 305-9503 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Culver City Fourth of July Fireworks 3 to 9 p.m. West L.A. College hosts Culver City’s annual Fourth of July fireworks and community festival, featuring live music, food trucks, games, centennial celebrations, vintage color

8 p.m. Max (Louis C.K.) is a spoiled terrier accidentally bound for the pound in this 2016 animated adventure comedy.

Free. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Beach Movie Night: “The Secret Life of Pets” Saturday, July 8

VJCC Arts & Crafts Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Venice Japanese Community Center hosts a day of crafting, shopping, feasting and fun.

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Marina Movie Night: “The Lego Batman Movie”

$10, or $5 for seniors. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica | (310) 458-4904 | annenbergbeachhouse.com

6:30 p.m. Pack your picnic basket and head to the harbor for an outdoor screening of this animated superhero comedy. Show up at 6:30 for a hip-hop dance tutorial; movie starts at 8 p.m.

Free. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | marinadelrey. lacounty.gov Thursday, July 13

Twilight Concert Series: Marcia Griffiths, JAH9 7 p.m. Kingston reggae songstress Marcia Griffiths, who once recorded a duet with the legendary Bob Marley, headlines the first July concert with the mystical JAH9, whose musical roots are also in Jamaica.

Beach Movie Night: “Lilo and Stitch” 8 p.m. Twilight Concert Series: Marcia Griffiths Free. Santa Monica Pier | tcs. santamonicapier.org Friday, July 14

Sunset Swim at the Annenberg Beach House 7 to 10 p.m. Take a break from kid stuff and hang out at this chill 18+ swim party in a pool that Argonaut readers have voted the West-

In this animated Disney film, a lonely Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual dog that turns out to be the galaxy’s most wanted extraterrestrial fugitive.

Free. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128 | beaches. lacounty.gov

Movie in the Park: “The Notebook” 8 to 10 p.m. A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich

young woman in 1940s South Carolina. The relationship gives her a sense of freedom, but social differences and World War II threaten to pull them apart.

Free. Central Park Bandshell, 12405 E. Waterfront Dr., Playa Vista | playavista.com Saturday, July 15

Playa Vista Surprise Pop-Up 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All we can say is keep your eyes open for some mobile art.

Free. Playa Vista Concert Park, 13020 Pacific Promenade, Playa Vista | playavista.com

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as a live band serenades you at sunset. Part of the event’s proceeds benefit MOSTe (moste. org), a nonprofit organization empowering girls from underserved L.A. communities to become college-educated women.

$70 to $85 Santa Monica Pier | uncorkedwinefestivals.com

“My Name is Joe” sweeps concertgoers off their feet with new songs and memorable hits.

Free. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | marinadelrey. lacounty.gov Thursday, July 20

Venice Art Crawl 6 to 10 p.m. Immerse yourself in the Venice art scene during this interactive pop-up street party that spans dozens of local venues.

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Beach Movie Night: “Finding Dory” 8 p.m. Memory-impaired blue tang fish Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) embarks on a mission to find her family with the help of friends Nemo and Marlin in this sequel to the animated blockbuster “Finding Nemo.”

Free. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128 | beaches.lacounty.gov

7 p.m. Symphonic Thursdays continue at Burton Chace Park with a performance of Craig Safon’s score for Char-

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Street Food Cinema: “Pretty in Pink” 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Street Food Cinema: “Pretty in Pink” Saturday, July 22

Life Rolls On: They Will Skate Again 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A small army of volunteers comes together to make sure paralysis won’t stop kids and adults from doing what they love — in this case, shredding up the bowls at the Venice Skate Park.

Free. Venice Skate Park, 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice | liferollson.org

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In this Brat Pack classic, when high school outsider Andie (Molly Ringwald) catches the eye of rich and popular Blane (Andre McCarthy) they find their different social circles make it hard to be together. That Andie’s best friend Duckie (Jon Cryer) has a crush on her only adds to the drama. Live band and food trucks TBA.

Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | marinadelrey. lacounty.gov Sunday, July 23

Old Fashioned Day in the Park 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Classic Yacht Association’s annual public festival turns Burton Chace Park into a haven

$6 to $21. Syd Kronenthal Park, 3459 McManus Ave., Culver City| streetfoodcinema.com

Concert in the Park: No Duh 5 to 6:30 p.m. This energetic tribute band revives the sound, style and spirit of Gwen Stefani and No Doubt at the pinnacle of ’90s OC ska.

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Marina Movie Night: “Singin’ in the Rain” Gather the whole family for an outdoor screening of this romantic musical classic starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.

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Have a Bonfire on Dockweiler Beach Dockweiler State Beach has one thing no other Los Angeles-area beach can offer: bonfire pits. Load up some firewood and bring family and friends out for an afternoon in the sun followed by a cozy campfire under the stars. Pro Tip: Bonfire pits cannot be reserved and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early during busy summer weekends, as there are only about 40 of them to go around.

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Go Deep-Sea Fishing

Spend a day deep-sea fishing on the Pacific without the trouble of owning or boat or having to pilot your way home. Marina del Rey Sportfishing offers daily open-party chartered fishing trips year-round and special twilight fishing trips on summer evenings. Daytime trips run fourand-a-half or seven hours; twilight trips are from 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through September. If fishing’s not your thing, there are also whale-watching and eco-trip tours for spotting whales, sea lions and dolphins.

Marina del Rey Sportfishing, Dock 52, 13759 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey (310) 822-3625 | mdrsf.com 16 Westside Summer Guide 2017


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Hike to Inspiration Point

One of the more breathtaking hikes in Greater Los Angeles has to be the Inspiration Loop Trail from the historic Will Rogers estate to Inspiration Point above Pacific Palisades. This dog-friendly and relatively easy 2.25-mile trail offers views of the city on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. If you’re not familiar with the area, check out the visitor center at the park to learn about the history of Will Rogers. A $12 parking fee supports maintenance of the park, and with the Will Rogers Polo Club adjacent to the parking lot you might be able to catch a match for free.

Will Rogers State Historic Park, 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Pacific Palisades (310) 454-8212 | parks.ca.gov/willrogers

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Toast the Sunset from a Rooftop Bar Experience some of the most beautiful ocean sunsets America has to offer with a cocktail in hand atop a rooftop bar. Local hotels offer tourists and locals alike some of the best outdoor rooftop views. Sit next to a gas bonfire and gaze out over the Santa Monica Pier at the historic Hotel Shangri-La’s Onyx Rooftop Bar, or look up and down the Venice Boardwalk atop Hotel Erwin’s High Rooftop Lounge.

Onyx Rooftop Bar, 1301 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica (310) 394-2791 | shangrila-hotel.com High Rooftop Lounge, 1697 Pacific Ave., Venice | (310) 452-1111 | highvenice.com

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Parasail Over Santa Monica Bay For an astonishing view of the L.A. coastline, try flying 500 or even 800 feet in the air. Parasailing trips in Santa Monica Bay offer flyers unique views of the Santa Monica and Venice piers and everything in between Malibu and Marina del Rey harbor. Parasailing harnesses accommodate two to three people (160 to 450 pounds), so first-timers don’t have to go it alone. Riders take off and land directly on the boat, but let the captain know if you want to get your feet wet.

Marina del Rey Parasailing, 13717 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey (310) 306-2222 | marinadelreyparasailing.com

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Learn How to Surf

Surfing is an essential component of the California Dream, but not many people can say they’ve actually ridden the waves off the coast of Southern California. Whether you’re new to the sport or just need to brush up on you skills, signing up for surf lessons is the best way to quit dreaming about it and do it. Learn to Surf LA offers private or group lessons for all age groups in Venice, Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach, and from mid-June to September there are special surf camps for kids ages 5 to 12 and 13 to 17.

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students, faculty and alumni. Its internationally ranked film and television, marketing, business, and engineering programs have developed industry partnerships and internship opportunities. Silicon Beach, where tech innovation thrives, is the launching pad for “global imagination,” a vision also articulated by LMU’s President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D. LMU is an incubator of entrepreneurialism, where world-changing ideas are imagined and formed; those ideas are then brought to life

with LMU’s Silicon Beach neighbors. In February, the university announced its new LMU Playa Vista Campus. Through a long-term lease agreement with Tishman Speyer at The Brickyard Playa Vista, LMU will occupy more than 50,000 square-feet designed for learning and creative spaces in preparation for a fall 2018 opening. LMU’s Playa Vista Campus will house graduate programs for the School of Film and Television, ranked No. 6 in USA Today’s national film school rankings. LMU will

also offer spaces for academic and creative activities and events, placing students and faculty members in the heart of L.A.’s tech innovation and creativity hub. “Silicon Beach is our game-changer,” stated LMU President Snyder in an interview with Bloomberg News. “While Silicon Valley has a lot of chip-level nerdy activity, Silicon Beach is bursting with digital media, creativity, and content creation.” For example, LMU’s M-School, a progressive center for marketing education and practice, actively partners with leading Silicon Beach marketing firms to create immersive learning experiences and mentorship projects where students apply real-world digital marketing strategies in a fast-changing marketplace. LMU M-School students collaborate with executives and teams at Deutsch LA, TBWA\Chiat\ Day, Electronic Arts, Google, Facebook, RadicalMedia and many others. LMU hosts the annual Silicon Beach Expo, the community’s largest event that brings together companies and organizations to share ideas, and spur innovation. LMU’s President Snyder sums it up by saying, “Our Jesuit education challenges intellectuals and citizens to live lives of meaning and purpose. Our home is L.A. Our neighborhood is Silicon Beach. You can learn at many places, but only LMU brings you all of the above. Many want a degree. We want those who seek to create a difference.” FOR MORE FACTS ABOUT LMU, VISIT LMU.EDU/FACTS.


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Play Paddle Tennis

If ping pong and regulation tennis had a secret love child, this would be it. Paddle tennis is huge in Venice and is pretty much what it sounds like: tennis, but with a paddle rather than a racket. What’s the appeal? It’s a quicker sport than tennis on a smaller court, featuring an underhand serve and a depressurized tennis ball. There’s no charge to use one of the eleven public courts on Venice Beach. No racket? No problem. With a valid I.D. and $5 you can rent one. There are even occasional free lessons. If you’re still not sold, check out the Summer Singles matches on June 10 and 11 or the L.A. City Doubles Tournament July 15 and 16.

Venice Beach Paddle Tennis Courts, 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice (310) 399-2775 | laparks.org

The 600-plus acres of the Ballona Wetlands State Ecological Reserve are home to many native flora and fauna of the Los Angeles basin. Learn more about the value and beauty of the wetlands during any number of free public tours hosted by the nonprofit Friends of Ballona Wetlands. Tour the salt marsh and dunes the second Sunday of each month, or the freshwater marsh on second and fourth Saturdays. There are also volunteer restoration opportunities and special sunset nature hikes in June and July. It may be hard to believe, but the natural world exists right here in our own backyard.

Friends of the Ballona Wetlands | (310) 306-5994 | ballonafriends.org

What’s better than an outdoor summer concert? A free outdoor summer concert, of course. Marina del Rey’s Summer Concert Series at Burton Chace Park spans four classical-driven Symphonic Thursdays and four rock, R&B or jazz-flavored Pop Saturdays. The Twilight Concert Series draws a diverse array of global and local talent to the Santa Monica Pier on Thursday evenings, and Playa Vista wins the family fun category with danceable daytime shows that revel in Top 40 tunes.

Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series | beaches.lacounty.gov Twilight Concert Series | tcs.santamonicapier.org Playa Vista Summer Concerts | playavista.com

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Take a Breeze Bike for a Spin

Santa Monica’s public Breeze Bike Share program offers locals and visitors instant access to a network of 500 GPSequipped grab-and-go bicycles across 85 hubs from Santa Monica College to the Third Street Promenade to Venice. Download the Breeze smartphone app to find available bikes and pay yearly, monthly or as your whims take you. Head from Main Street to the promenade or cruise the beach bike trail (definitely an Angeleno rite of passage) — it’s up to you.

Breeze Bike Share | (310) 828-2525 | santamonicabikeshare.com

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Join a Beach Volleyball Team

If you’re a sun worshipper who’s not inclined to just chill on the beach, find the action you’re looking for at the L.A. Beach Volleyball Meetup. These weekly Saturday games have been going strong at a secret spot near Marina del Rey for the past eight years for two reasons: the vibe is chill (even if when competition gets fierce), and players of all skill levels are welcome to compete at their own level in doubles or teams of four. Annual membership costs just $13 to cover equipment and supplies, but the first two weeks are free.

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Dine at a Farmers Market

Farmers markets are about more than fresh vegetables, and the Westside is home to many of them — each with a unique vibe and most offering some killer prepared food options. The Sunday markets in Santa Monica and Mar Vista are the biggest and most diverse, featuring lively crowds, live music and frequent special activities, and the growing Saturday market in Runway at Playa Vista is pretty happening, too. Markets in Westchester, Del Rey, Venice, Culver City, Palms and El Segundo are no less special, adding plenty of local flavor to Westside life. Food truck aficionados should check out Beach Eats on Thursdays in Marina del Rey.

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Free. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128 | beaches.lacounty.gov

Free. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | marinadelrey. lacounty.gov

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Venice Springtime Ladies Jam 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Annenberg Beach House Community Picnic for an evening of good oldfashioned fun for all ages.

Free, but RSVP required. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica | (310) 458-4904 | annenbergbeachhouse.com

Twilight Concert Series: Miami Horror, Cleopold 7 p.m. “Illumination,” the debut single of Australian indie-electronica trio Miami Horror, was part

of the soundtrack for “Grand Theft Auto Five.” Electronic artist and fellow Aussie Cleopold share the bill.

Free. Santa Monica Pier | tcs. santamonicapier.org Friday, July 28

Beach Movie Night: “Surf’s Up 2” 8 p.m. An adventurous penguin teams up with a big wave riding crew

Skater girlz carve up the mini bowl while lady pros show how it’s done in the big one and hold meet-and-greets on this inspirational day for female skateboarders of all ages.

Venice Skate Park, 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice | veniceskatepark.com

Marina Concert: Alejandro Escovedo 7 p.m. The prolific Mexican-American roots rock hero brings a taste of Austin’s alt-music scene to Marina del Rey.

Venice Springtime Ladies Jam Sat. & Sun., July 29-30

Venice Beach Festival 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Soak in live music, dancing and entertainment on the beach while perusing unique and independent vendors, including fashion trucks.

Free. Windward Plaza, 1 Windward Ave., Venice | venicebeachfestival.com (Continued on page 30)

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10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vintage rides, hot rods, muscle cars, motorcycles, live music and free Tail o’ the Pup hot dogs never go out of style.

Free. Killer Shrimp, 4211 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey | (310) 5782293 | killershrimp.com Thursday, Aug. 3

Marina Concert: Matthew Morrison 7 p.m. The actor, singer, songwriter and Broadway star known far and wide for playing Will Schuester on “Glee” gives a waterside concert of popular favorites and American classics.

Free. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | marinadelrey. lacounty.gov

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7 p.m. Tennessee-born Valerie June brings her unique mix of blues, gospel and country-flavored themes to the stage, with Grammy-winner Irma Thomas — one of the last of the bonafide soul queens, a New Orleans legend and contemporary of Festival of Chariots Aretha Franklin and Etta James Saturday, Aug. 5 — sharing the bill.

Free. Santa Monica Pier | tcs. santamonicapier.org

Marina Movie Night: “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” 8 p.m. Follow the adventurous Charlie Bucket as he chases his dreams with a golden ticket in this iconic 1971 musical fantasy starring Gene Wilder.

Free. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | marinadelrey. Marina Concert: Matthew Morrison lacounty.gov

Sunday, Aug. 6

Festival of Chariots 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In this colorful Hindu parade and festival, participants carry three four-story chariots from the Santa Monica Civic to Venice Beach, where at noon the Hari Krishna throw a festival with free food and entertainment.

Free. Ocean Front Walk and Windward Avenue, Venice | festivalofchariots.com (Continued on page 32)

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Thursday, Aug. 10

Lobster, Street Kitchen LA, Sweet Amsterdam, Funtime Kettle Corn) start serving at 5:30 p.m.; garage-pop and indie-folk artist Matt Braaten performs at 6:30 p.m.

Friday Aug. 11

Twilight Concert Series: Sunset Swim at the Mon Laferte, Buscabulla Annenberg Beach House 7 p.m.

7 to 10 p.m.

Chilean indie pop singer Mon Laferte shares a bill with Brooklyn-based duo Buscabulla (Spanish for “troublemaker”), one of Rolling Stones magazine’s “Ten New Artists You Need to Know” for 2017.

Take a break from kid stuff and hang out at this chill 18+ swim party in a pool that Argonaut readers have voted the Westside’s best swimming pool for several years running.

Free. Santa Monica Pier | tcs.santamonicapier.org

$10, or $5 for seniors. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica | (310) 458-4904 | annenbergbeachhouse.com

Beach Movie Night: “Storks” 8 p.m. In this animated comedy, storks who work for a global online retail giant go back into the baby business to save an “unauthorized” child produced by the Baby Factory.

Twilight Concert Series: Mon Laferte

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Free. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128 | beaches.lacounty.gov

$6 to $21. Syd Kronenthal Park, 3459 McManus Ave., Culver City| streetfoodcinema.com

Marina Concert: Yo La Tengo Street Food Cinema: “Monsters Inc.” Saturday, Aug. 12

Street Food Cinema: “Monsters Inc.” 5:30 to 10 p.m. Mike and Sully are the best scare team at Monsters Incorporated, but things take a strange turn when they accidently bring a human girl into their strange world. Food trucks (Baby’s Badass Burgers, Comet BBQ, Cousins Maine

7 p.m. This indie rock band is kind of hard to describe, but their eclectic output has one common element: Rolling Stone called them “one of the most restless and most consistently good bands of the past 25 years.”

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Thursday, Aug. 17

“Aida” 7 p.m. The symphony and special guests perform a fully staged production of Giuseppe Verdi’s celebrated 19th-century opera in four acts.

Concert in the Park: Kenny Metcalf as Elton Sunday, Aug. 13

Concert in the Park: Kenny Metcalf as Elton 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Free. Santa Monica Pier | tcs. santamonicapier.org

Beach Movie Night: “Moana”

Twilight Concert Series: Warpaint

8 p.m. The strong-willed daughter of a Polynesian chieftain sails off in search of her destiny and the salvation of her people.

7 p.m. The sharp indie rock and lush dream pop of this Los Angeles-

Movie in the Park: “Sing”

Free. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128 | beaches.lacounty.gov

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over a grand theater that has fallen on hard times, and he’s holding the world’s biggest singing competition to save it. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

Free. Playa Vista Concert Park, 13020 Pacific Promenade, Playa Vista | playavista.com

Free. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | marinadelrey. lacounty.gov

From “Your Song” and “Yellow Brick Road” to “Candle in the Wind,” Metcalf pays band tribute to the music, costumes and antics of Elton John.

Central Park Bandshell, 12405 E. Waterfront Dr., Playa Vista | playavista.com

based quartet have inspired comparisons to Siouxsie and the Banshees and Joni Mitchell.

In this animated film, dapper koala Buster Moon presides

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Summer Sand VOLLEYBALL Program at Del Rey Beach Girls and Boys (Grades 5–9) are Invited 1st Week: Monday, June 19th – 22nd, 9 to 11:30 AM 2nd Week: June 26th – 29th, 9 to 11:30 AM CONTINUES WEEKLY (9 am to 11:30 am) July 10th – 13th | July 17th – 20th | July 24th – 27th | July 31st – August 3rd; August 7th – August 10th | August 14th – August 17th Professional coaching staff led by legendary beach & indoor player & coach ‘Smiling’ Bob Vogelsang (‘Vogie’) • Professional Volleyball (and Basketball) Hall of Fame • Has coached national beach teams in the US, Europe & Australia • Private Coach for current professional beach volleyball players Great program for young players getting into volleyball, or building skills for school volleyball team tryouts in the fall. Have fun & develop your skills from the man who invented the jump serve.

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Friday, Aug. 25

Marina Movie Night: “Swiss Family Robinson”

Beach Movie Night: “Kubo and the Two Strings”

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8 p.m.

After a free tutorial on Pacific Island dance, settle in for an outdoor screening of this 1960 Disney adventure drama about a family shipwrecked on a deserted island.

With the help of his samurai father’s magical shamisen, young Kubo must navigate family treacheries in this animated action/adventure.

Free. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey | (424) 526-7900 | marinadelrey. lacounty.gov

Free. Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128 | beaches.lacounty.gov Saturday, Aug. 26

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Venice Beach Music Fest 12 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Immerse yourself in live music, dancing and participatory art in the spirit of keeping Venice eclectic and vibrant.

Free. Windward Plaza, 1 Windward Ave., Venice | venicebeachmusicfest.com

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Saturday, Aug. 19

Marina Concert: Arturo Sandoval

Marina Concert: Arturo Sandoval

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Sunday, Aug. 27

The Cuban-born master trumpeter, pianist, composer and godfather of Latin jazz as we know it — a 2013 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom — brings the Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series to a monumental conclusion.

Free. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey |

Killer Rides Car Show 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vintage rides, hot rods, muscle cars, motorcycles, live music and free Tail o’ the Pup hot dogs never go out of style.

Free. Killer Shrimp, 4211 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey | (310) 578-2293 | killershrimp.com

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Fisherman’s Village

Boating, dining, entertainment, cool breezes and picturesque harbor views — Marina del Rey’s Fisherman’s Village has it all. The shops at Fisherman’s Village offer t-shirts, sweatshirts, jewelry, art, vintage clothing, woodwork, historical memorabilia, and Marina del Rey and Hollywood souvenirs. Eco-friendly sustainable stuffed plush toys are offered by IndyPlush. You’ll find the best waterfront views of Marina del Rey’s main channel, busy with boats coming and going. At its docks are recreational rentals, charter vessels, seasonal whale watching and water taxi, and a commercial fishing fleet. Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Cape Cod are brought to life architecturally with colorful structures and an iconic lighthouse. Pelicans, seals and sunsets abound. Bring camera! Popular live concerts are presented weekends in the lighthouse food court, which offers a variety of takeout by Thai Garden, Lighthouse Fountain and Grill, and KC’s Crepes. For classic full service, Sapori Restaurant offers exquisite Italian cuisine, beautifully presented, with views of the harbor from inside and from its outdoor dining patio. The popular El Torito offers margueritas and mexican cuisine. For dessert, visit Daniel’s Ice Cream.

Marina del Rey Sportfishing offers daily fishing trips and seasonal whale-watching. Larger groups celebrate special occasions aboard elegant party charter vessels operated by Tiki Mermaid and Hornblower Cruises. Additional charters are offered by Blue Pacific Boating and Marina Sailing. If you prefer to own your vessel, see Bob Koepple Yacht Sales and Marina del Rey Yacht Sales. On the docks, Marina del Rey Boat Rentals offers humanpowered stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and small sailboats., as well as powerboats, jet skis, and quiet electric ‘Duffy’ boats. Marina del Rey Parasailing is the ticket to a thrilling aerial view of Santa Monica Bay and beaches. Marina del Rey Historical Society tells the story of Marina del Rey’s creation with an exhibit at its History Gallery, and in its book, Images of America: Marina del Rey, available for purchase, along with photos, DVDs, T-Shirts, holiday ornaments and more. For narrated Marina history, take Starline Tours’ narrated Hop-on Hop-off buses. For fun and scenic exercise, peddle a portion of the Marvin Braude Bike Path. The 22-mile route goes right by Fisherman’s Village, about a mile north of midpoint. Daniel’s Bike Rentals can assist with equipment. During summer months, the Marina del Rey Waterbus ferries passengers around the harbor, and a landward Beach Shuttle connects the Village with the rest of Marina del Rey, Venice Pier, and Playa Vista. The Free Ride electric shuttle offers free transportation to attractions within the Marina. From downtown Los Angeles, visitors can take Metro Expo Line light rail to Culver City station. From there, Culver CityBus Line 7 goes directly to Fisherman’s Village. Fisherman’s Village is located at 13737 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. 2 hours free parking with validation. Information, (426) 526-7900.


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