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Playa Vista Music in the Park, Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series at Burton Chace Park, Twilight Concert Series on Santa Monica Pier, Boulevard Music Summer Festival, HUSHfest on Santa Monica Pier


Westchester Fourth of July Parade, Marina del Rey Fireworks Celebration, Culver City Fourth of July Fireworks Show, Venice Art Crawl (July 21 and Sept. 15) Old Fashioned Day in the Park (July 24), Cruise N Brews (Aug. 5), Festival of Chariots (Aug. 7), Fiesta La Ballona (Aug. 26-28), Jet to Jetty (Aug. 28), Abbot Kinney Festival (Sept. 25).


Beach Movie Nights at Dockweiler, Marina Movie Nights, Playa Vista Movies in the Park, Street Food Cinema, Eat| | See| | Hear On the Cover: Carefree Boat Club offers all of the fun of cruising the Santa Monica Bay without any of the hassle of owning a boat. Visit to sign up.


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People, parties, boating ... just add water. Enjoy the good life at DRYC. Boating and social memberships for all ages. • Over 300 slips and secure parking for 300 cars.

• Local and extended cruises on member boats. • Grand dining room, lounges and bars overlooking the marina. • Seminars on sailing, power boating, fishing, maintenance, safety and lifestyle.

• Award-winning Junior Sailing Program recognized coast to coast.

• An easy place to make new friends. • A multitude of sailand powerboat races for both the novice and expert sailor.

• Large heated swimming pool with adjacent outdoor • Private club facility patio dining areas. on Catalina Island with BBQs, heads, hot • Weekly social events showers, full galley and and live music. seating for 250. (310) 823-4664 13900 Palawan Way • Marina del Rey


Means Fun in the Sun Make the most of the season with our compendium of local outdoor concerts, movie screenings under the stars and family-friendly street festivals

Saturday, June 11

Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The annual Pier Paddle is a revival of Santa Monica’s eight decadelong tradition of paddleboard racing, offering up $15,000 in prizes for kids and adults alike. The day on the sand features hula performances, a pop-up surf history museum, a volleyball tournament and a concert by the King of Surf Guitar, Dick Dale.

Free to attend / Race registration $20 - $65 Santa Monica Pier (310) 458-8901

For 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. $650 Ballona Wetlands Playa del Rey | (323) 206-6443

Sunday, June 12

Friday, June 17

Music in the Park: Louie Cruz Beltran

Movies in the Park: “Top Gun”

5 to 6:30 p.m. The Latin jazz star brings danceMusic in the Park: able Afro-Cuban grooves to Playa Louie Cruz Beltran Vista’s Concert Park, with gourmet food trucks serving after 4 p.m. Free Playa Vista Concert Park W. Runway Rd. and Concert Park Dr. | Playa Vista June 13 to 24

8 to 10 p.m. See the ‘80s film favorite that made Tom Cruise an action star during an outdoor screening at Playa Vista’s Central Park Bandshell. Food trucks open at 5 p.m. Free Central Park Bandshell 12405 E. Waterfront Dr., Playa Vista |

Ballona Discovery Saturday, June 18 Nature Camp: Street Food Born to Be Wild! Cinema: “Indiana 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Jones and the Last At this two-week science-based Crusade” summer day camp, kids venture Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival PAGE 8 Westside 2016 Summer Guide

out into the Ballona Wetlands, learn about animals in the wild, play games and do science experiments.

5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Indiana Jones is back on the Holy Grail’s trail when his father, Dr. Henry Jones Sr. (Sean Connery),

Summer Events Free Central Park Bandshell 12405 E Waterfront Dr. Playa Vista |

Thursday, June 23

Community Birdwatching

Saturday, June 18

Friday, July 1

Beach Movie Nights: “Surf’s Up”

Saturday, June 25

Special Concert: Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band

Eat||\ | See | |Hear: “Trainwreck” + Sleeping Wolf 5:30 to 10 p.m. Party girl Amy Schumer is surprised to find herself falling in love in her debut feature comedy film, showing outdoors in Santa Monica, with food trucks and live music from local alt-pop duo Sleeping Wolf before the screening. $6.27 - $23.15 Santa Monica High School Amphitheatre | 601 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica | Saturday, June 18

HUSHfest: Adventure Time w/ Daedelus + Frosty 7 p.m. to Midnight Two Dublab DJs go head to head, spinning tracks on the Santa Monica Pier while silent disco participants dance and listen to the competing music on dualchannel headsets. VIPs can sip drinks in a private lounge. $10 - $45 Santa Monica Pier

8 p.m. A teenage penguin makes a splash at a competitive surfing competition in Sony Pictures’ 2007 animated family comedy, screening by the ocean at Dockweiler Youth Center. Free Dockweiler Youth Center 12505 Vista del Mar Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128

Latin jazz, soul and salsa with Poncho Sanchez

Photo by David Voss

9 to 11 a.m. Participants meet in the Burton Chace Park Lobby before embarking on a two-hour trek in search of Great Blue and Black Street Food Cinema: “Indiana Crowned Night Herons, as well as sandpipers, Western Snowy Jones and the Last Crusade” Plovers and other inhabitants of goes missing. Indie rockers the the Ballona Wetlands. Levenbirds perform before the Free show, and The Grilled Cheese Burton Chace Park Truck, LA Wing Co., Street Kitchen 13650 Mindanao Way LA, Urban Espresso and others are Marina del Rey | (310) 322-6951 wheeling in the grub. $6 to $21 Syd Kronenthal Park 3459 McManus Ave. | Culver City

Sightsee for Seabirds in the Ballona Wetlands Friday, June 24

8 p.m. The uniquely L.A. songsmith brings his mix of traditional and Latin jazz, soul, blues and salsa to the Kirk Douglas Theatre for a special National Endowment for the Arts concert produced by the Jazz Bakery, Culver City and Sony Pictures. Advanced tickets have sold out, but more will be available at the door. $30 Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd. Culver City |

Monday, July 4

Westchester Fourth of July Parade 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wear your best red, white and blue to Westchester’s annual Independence Day celebration, where dozens of interactive

Movies in the Park: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” 8 to 10 p.m. Han, Leia and a new generation of heroes embark on an epic journey across the galaxy in J.J. Abrams’ 2015 blockbuster, screening under the stars in Concert Park. Gourmet food trucks open at 5 p.m. Free Concert Park, W. Runway Rd. and Concert Park Dr. Playa Vista |

Movies in the Park: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Music in the Park: Hollywood U2 Sunday, June 26

Music in the Park: Hollywood U2 5 to 6:30 p.m. “The world’s greatest U2 tribute show,” with frontman Joe Hier as “Hollywood Bono,” hits Playa Vista for one night only. Rock out to covers of U2’s most iconic hits and sample an array of food trucks after 4 p.m.

floats and parade entries created by community groups parade down Loyola Boulevard from Westchester Park to Loyola Marymount University. Free Loyola Boulevard from Westchester Park to Loyola Marymount University Westchester | (310) 645-5151 (Continued on page 10)

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Summer Events Culver City Fourth of July Fireworks Show 4 p.m. West LA College hosts Culver City’s 50th annual Fourth of July fireworks show and celebration, which starts at

4 p.m. and continues into the evening. The event features live music, food trucks and games. Entrance is free, but donations are suggested. Free West LA College, 9000 Overland Ave. | Culver City

Monday, July 4

Photo by Mike Yokotake

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Marina del Rey Fireworks Celebration 9 to 9:20 p.m. The marina lights up in red, white and blue with a traditional 20-minute fireworks display. Great viewing locations include Fisherman’s Village, Mother’s Beach and Burton Chace Park. Free Marina del Rey | (310) 305-9503

Maestro Frank Fetta Free Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way Marina del Rey (310) 305-9545

Thursday, July 7

Thursday, July 7

Marina Concerts: Twilight Concert Opera at the Shore Series: Mayer 7 p.m. Hawthorne + Maestro Frank Fetta leads the Alina Baraz

Fireworks light up the night in Marina del Rey and Culver City

75-member Marina del Rey Symphony for a sunset concert featuring emerging opera stars from the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition.

7 to 10 p.m. Grammy-nominated modern soul songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (Continued on page 12)

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romantic comedy, screening outdoors at Playa Vista Concert Park. Food trucks start serving at 5 p.m. Free Concert Park, W. Runway Rd. and Concert Park Dr. | Playa Vista

and producer Mayer Hawthorne teams up with ethereal L.A.based vocalist Alina Baraz for an evening of smooth, romantic music-making. Free Santa Monica Pier (310)458-8901 Thursday, July 7

Boulevard Music Summer Festival: Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley 7 p.m. The 2015 grammy-nominated duo brings bluegrass and

Twilight Concerts: Mayer Hawthorne

Dockweiler Youth Center 12505 Vista del Mar Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128

Marina Movie Nights: “Pan”

Beach Movie Nights: “Max”

Movies in the Park: Friday, July 8 “My Big Fat Greek Beach Movie Wedding” Nights: “Max” 8 to 10 p.m. Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley


Saturday, July 9

country music to the boulevard. Free ($10 reserved seats) City Hall Courtyard | 9770 Culver Blvd. | Culver City | (310) 3982583 Friday, July 8

with a teenage boy in this 2015 patriotic adventure film, screening under the stars at Dockweiler Beach.

8 p.m. Cultures collide when an American man meets his fiancée’s Max, a military service dog, forms an unbreakable bond colorful Greek family in the 2002

Pack your picnic basket and head to the harbor for a screening of the fantasy-action-adventure alternative origin story of Peter Pan. Free Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way Marina del Rey | (310) 322-6951 (Continued on page 14)

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D A I LY D R I N K S P E C I A L S Asian Influence Meets Gastropub! Our Menu includes; Ahi Salad, Poke Tacos, Ahi Burgers, Garlic Rib Eye, Orange Glazed Salmon, Coconut Prawns, Maple Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Fresh Cut Garlic Parmesan Fries and much more. Gulp also has a wide selection of Craft Cocktails and Wines.

13020 Pacific Promenade, Suite 1, Playa Vista (Former Piknic location just doors away from Sweet Fish Restaurant)

Photos By Josue Soriano

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$6.27 to $23.15 Santa Monica High School Amphitheatre | 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica | July 11 to 22

Ballona Discovery Nature Camp: H2OOOOOOOH! Ricki Lake in “Hairspray” Saturday, July 9

Eat||\ | See | |Hear: “Hair-spray” + Hawai 5:30 to 10 p.m. Ricki Lake vies for the title of Miss Auto Show 1963 in director John Waters’ 1988 cult classic film adaption of the Broadway musical, showing outdoors on a 52-foot wide inflatable screen with culinary accompaniment by gourmet food trucks following a concert by OC alt-rock band Hawai.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays At this two-week science-based summer day camp, focused on the world of water, kids can trek through the natural world – estuaries, lagoons, beaches, creeks, you name it – learn about pollution, try their hand at science

experiments, play games, and meet a marine biologist. For 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. $650 Ballona Wetlands Playa de Rey | (323) 206-6443

Free Santa Monica Pier | (310) 4588901 |

Thursday, July 14

Twilight Concert Series: BØRNS + Porches 7 to 10 p.m. Nostalgic for the ‘80s? Let synthpop band Porches take you back and BØRNS keep you there with their summery dream pop.

Twilight Concerts: BØRNS Thursday, July 14

Boulevard Music Summer Festival: Peter Mawanga and the Amaravi Movement 7 p.m. World music and the sounds of Africa liven up the Culver City streetscape. Free ($10 reserved seats) City Hall Courtyard | 9770 Culver Blvd. | Culver City | (310) 3982583 |

Ballona Discovery Nature Camp

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• No insurance costs • No property taxes • No storage fees • No maintenance expenses • No cleaning or detailing If you are interested in a membership please call 844.522.6287

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Saturday, July 16

Marina Concerts: Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. 7 p.m. The Grammy Award-winning R&B power couple perform “Up, Up and Away! A Musical Fable,” a songpacked theatrical production loosely inspired by their rise to stardom as members of The 5th Dimension. Free

Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way Marina del Rey | (310) 305-9545

Thursday, July 21

Saturday, July 16

7 to 10 p.m. Seminal English rockers Psychedelic Furs bring their glam, retrofuturist artistry to a split ticket with Day Wave, whose sensitive slow rock shows its debt to the Furs’ sound. Free Santa Monica Pier (310) 458-8901

HUSHfest: West Coast vs East Coast Hip Hop 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Biggie or Tupac? HUSHfest participants can dance to a DJ set featuring the hip hop jams of their favorite coast – or swap between the two – at a July silent disco on the edge of the Santa Monica Pier. $10 - $45 Santa Monica Pier Sunday, July 17

Music in the Park: Space Oddity Marina Concerts: Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.

Twilight Concert Series: Psychedelic Furs + Day Wave

5 to 6:30 p.m. Singer David Brighton celebrates the creative genius of David

Twilight Concert Series: Psychedelic Furs

Thursday, July 21

Bowie with an eye-popping concert in the park, covering a slew of the late musician’s greatest hits. Food trucks open at 4 p.m. Free Central Park Bandshell 12405 E. Waterfront Dr. Playa Vista |

Marina Concerts: Megan Hilty 7 p.m. Soprano and Broadway bombshell Megan Hilty, known for her soaring voice in the musicals “Wicked” and “9 to 5” and (Continued on page 20)

“Hidden Gem in Mariners Village” Open 7 Days 8AM–PM | | 310.424.3074 | 14000 Captains Row, Marina del Rey

BAKERY & PASTRIES Pizzas, Sandwiches, Wraps

TEMPTING ARRAY OF SALADS from Traditional to Specialty

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Come join us for a day of fun! Enjoy innatables, carnival games, and entertainment. Learn all about the exciting recreational programming coming this summer. Westside 2016 Summer Guide PAGE 17




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television’s “Smash,” performs seaside at Burton Chace Park. Free Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way Marina del Rey | (310) 305-9545

Thursday, July 21

Boulevard Music Summer Festival: Orquesta Tabaco Y Ron 7 p.m. High-energy Latin and Salsa music heat up the night.

Saturday, July 23

Marina Movie Nights: “Earth to Echo”

8 p.m. In this sci-fi adventure film, teens Thursday, July 21 crack a bizarre series of coded messages to discover an alien Venice Art Crawl desperately needs their help. 6 to 10 p.m. Free Explore the Venice art scene during Burton Chace Park a street party that stretches 13650 Mindanao Way across dozens of local venues. Marina del Rey | (310) 322-6951 Free Multiple locations throughout Venice | Sunday, July 24

Old Fashioned Day in the Park Marina del Rey | (310) 322-6951 Sunday, July 24

Music in the Park: Impact

5 to 6:30 p.m. Old Fashioned Day Dance to a fun lineup of rock and pop, including songs from in the Park chart-toppers like Bruno Mars, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Katy Perry, Michael Jackson and Vintage yachts and antique cars Lady Gaga by the dance tribute take over Burton Chace Park for a band Impact. day of family fun sponsored by the Free Classic Yacht Association. Concert Park, W. Runway Rd. Free and Concert Park Dr. | Playa Vista Burton Chace Park Make the Venice Art Crawl scene 13650 Mindanao Way (Continued on page 22) Photo by Denis Katrichenko

Marina Concerts: Megan Hilty

Free ($10 reserved seats) City Hall Courtyard 9770 Culver Blvd. Culver City | (310) 398-2583

Indoor Summer Volleyball Camp

Beginning & Intermediate Volleyball Players Boys & Girls Ages 7 - 16 Monday – Friday 8:30 - 4, half day sessions also available • Players placed in small groups of similar ability

• Priorities are developing of volleyball skills, character, & having fun! “My daughter went to several summer volleyball camps, and Beach Cities Volleyball was by far the best. She had fun & improved her skills every day”

Location: LA Galaxy Soccer Center, 540 Maple Ave., Torrance Times: Half day: 8:30AM-11:30AM or 1:00PM-4:00PM Full day 8:30AM TO 4:00PM (lunch included) Dates: July 11th – 15th • July 18th – 22nd • July 25th – 29th August 1st – 5th • August 8th – 12th *Final Week: August 15th-19th, 9AM-12PM, Christ Lutheran School Gym (28850 S. Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275)

Prices: $425 for full day weeks • $250 for half day weeks For more information please call 310-546-9150. Online registration available at

Beach Cities Volleyball is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit California corporation. It’s Mission Statement is to “teach volleyball skills and life skills” to young people from 7 to 16. Family Assistance is available to children of families with documented financial need.

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Summer Sand VOLLEYBALL Program at Del Rey Beach Girls and Boys (Grades 5–9) are Invited

First Week: Mon, July 11th – Thurs, July 14th, 9–11:30AM 2nd Week: Mon, July 18th – Thurs, July 21st, 9–11:30AM 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.

140 per week • $250 for both weeks


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Thursday, July 28

Thursday, July 28

Twilight Concert Series: Protoje + Raging Fiyah

Boulevard Music Summer Festival: Big Daddy

7 to 10 p.m. Whether you like your reggae intimate, minimalist and ukuleleheavy, or with driving bass and strong rock structures, this Protoje/Raging Fiyah dual set will keep you irie. Free Santa Monica Pier (310) 458-8901

7 p.m. Big Daddy does current pop hits in the classic style of music from the 1950s. Free ($10 reserved seats) City Hall Courtyard 9770 Culver Blvd. Culver City | (310) 398-2583 Friday, July 29

Movies in the Park: “Inside Out”

Twilight Concert Series: Proteje

8 to 10 p.m. Dive into the curious mind of an 11-year-old girl with Disney Pixar’s 2015 Academy Awardwinning fantasy film, showing on a big outdoor screen at Playa Vista’s Central Park Bandshell. Food trucks open at 5 p.m.

Free Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way Marina del Rey | (310) 305-9545 Aug. 1 to 12

Movies in the Park: “Inside Out” Free Central Park Bandshell 12405 E. Waterfront Dr. Playa Vista | Saturday, July 30

Marina Concerts: Brian McKnight 7 p.m. Wrapping up his national tour, the R&B crooner takes the stage at Burton Chace Park to perform his canon of soul songs, backed by a full band.

Ballona Discovery Nature Camp: ECO-Defenders! 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Kids go green at this two-week science-based summer day camp. Campers explore the outdoors, play games, do science experiments and scavenger hunts, and learn to be environmental stewards in their homes. For 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. $650 Ballona Wetlands Playa de Rey | (323) 206-6443

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Whales, sea lions, dolphin, porpoise, seals, unusual sea birds, and more. 3-3.5 hours on classic 90 passenger Big Whale. Great fun for individuals, families, clubs, field trips and parties. Seating both inside and on deck. Onboard snacks and beverages.

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Thursday, Aug. 4

Thursday, Aug. 4

Marina Concerts: Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles

Twilight Concert Series: Natalia Lafourcade + Monsieur Perine

7 p.m. L.A.’s premiere Mexican folk dance company tangoes to the

7 to 10 p.m . Spanish-speaking phenom Natalia Lafourcade brings her heartbreaking melodies to a singer-songwriter set, balanced on the other end by the glistening pop of female artist Monsieur Perine. Part of the Santa Monica Twilight Concerts series.

Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles sounds of the Marina del Rey Symphony in vibrant traditional attire with the marina as their backdrop. Free Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way Marina del Rey | (310) 305-9545

Free Santa Monica Pier (310) 458 8901 Thursday, Aug. 4

Boulevard Music Summer Festival: Nuala Kennedy 7 p.m. Celtic tunes come alive with Irish vocalist and flutist Nuala Kennedy and her ensemble. Free ($10 reserved seats) City Hall Courtyard 9770 Culver Blvd. Culver City | (310) 398-2583 Friday, Aug. 5

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Cruise N Brews breweries — for beer tastings and mingling on a Hornblower party boat in the marina. The cruise lasts three and half hours, so bring your sea legs. $65 Hornblower Cruises & Events, 13755 Fiji Way | Marina del Rey (310) 645-5151 | Friday, Aug. 5

Movies in the Park: “Aladdin” 8 to 10 p.m. Disney’s 1992 animated classic, featuring the late Robin Williams (Continued on page 26)


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as a jovial genie, screens in the park for an evening of family fun. Food trucks start serving at 5 p.m. Free Concert Park, W. Runway Rd. and Concert Park Dr. | Playa Vista

from Bikini Bottom to battle the fiendish pirate Burger Beard, voiced by Antonio Banderas. Free Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way Marina del Rey | (310) 322-6951 Sunday, Aug. 7

Festival of Chariots Movies in the Park: “Aladdin” Saturday, Aug. 6

Marina Movie Nights: “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” 8 p.m. SpongeBob teams up with former adversary Plankton to embark

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. A celebration of Jagannatha, the Lord of the Universe in certain Hindu sects, the festival starts at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and caps off at Venice Beach. The parade is led by three chariots, roughly four stories tall, and concludes with free food, exhibits and entertainment at the beach Free Santa Monica Civic Auditorium to Venice Beach

MARINA DEL REY HISTORY EXHIBIT Tuesday-Sunday, 12-4 pm at Fishermans’s Village • Historical Photos • 18-minute history video • Books, prints, memorabilia • Free admission • DVDs, PRINTS, GIFT ITEMS

Sunday, Aug. 7

Music in the Park: Natural Wonder 5 to 6:30 p.m. This Stevie Wonder tribute band, helmed by the soulful Gabriel Bello, spans five decades of Stevie’s hits in a single night’s concert. Food trucks open at 4 p.m. Free Central Park Bandshell 12405 E. Waterfront Dr. Playa Vista | Each Sunday in August

Free Stewart Street Park 1836 Stewart St. | Santa Monica (310) 458-8350 | Thursday, Aug. 11

Boulevard Music Summer Festival: Missy Andersen 7 p.m. Missy Andersen and her band play classic soul and R&B. Free ($10 reserved seats) City Hall Courtyard | 9770 Culver Blvd. | Culver City | (310) 3982583

Jazz on the Lawn 5 to 7 p.m. The summer jazz concert series returns for its 11th year with live music, dancing and picnicking. People who bike over can take advantage of a complimentary bike valet.

Boulevard Music: Missy Andersen (Continued on page 28)


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Friday, Aug. 12

Friday, Aug. 12

Movies in the Park: Beach Movie “The Intern” Nights: “Inside Out” 8 to 10 p.m. Robert DeNiro defies the norm as a 70-year-old intern at a web startup in Nancy Meyers’ 2015 heartfelt comedy, screening outdoors with food truck service starting at 5 p.m. at Playa Vista’s Central Park Bandshell. Free Central Park Bandshell 12405 E. Waterfront Dr. Playa Vista |

8 p.m. Dive into the curious mind of an 11-year-old girl with Disney Pixar’s 2015 Academy Awardwinning fantasy film, showing at Dockweiler Youth Center right off the beach. Free Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128 Saturday, Aug. 13

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Music in the Park: Black Crystal Wolf Kids Sunday, Aug. 14

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7 p.m. Giacomo Puccini’s three-act opera about a Japanese love story turned tragic, based on a short story by John Luther Long, comes to life in a fully-staged production with the Marina del Rey Symphony as musical accompaniment. Free Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way Marina del Rey | (310) 305-9545 (Continued on page 30)

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Summer Events

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Friday, Aug. 19

Beach Movie Nights: “Finding Nemo” 8 p.m. A clownfish sets out on a quest to find his missing son in the Pacific Ocean in Pixar’s 2003 family film. Bring a blanket and watch the ultimate sea adventure right by the waves. Free Dockweiler Youth Center 12505 Vista del Mar Playa del Rey | (310) 726-4128 Saturday, Aug. 20

Marina Movie Nights: “My Fair Lady” 8 p.m. Audrey Hepburn stars as Eliza Doolittle, who hopes to hide her Cockney accent with the help of

phonetics professor Enry Iggins … make that Henry Higgins in this 1964 classic. Free Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way Marina del Rey | (310) 322-6951 Saturday, Aug. 20

HUSHfest: Subsuelo + Late Night Laggers + L.A.M.P. 7 p.m. to midnight

Three DJs collide for one epic silent disco atop the Santa Monica Pier after sunset. Participants can hear the music through headsets, while VIPs sip drinks in a private lounge above the crowd of dancers. $10 - $45 Fiesta La Ballona Santa Monica Pier Aug. 26, 27 & 28

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Thursday, Aug. 25

Twilight Concert Series: Save Ferris

7 to 10 p.m. Nothing screams “SoCal summer” like OC ska band Save Ferris, whose triumphant, blaring horns and scuzzed-out chords will have you feeling like a skateboardriding kid again. Free Santa Monica Pier (310) 458-8901 Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady”

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4:30 to 10 p.m. Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday Culver City’s annual Party in the Park is full of carnival rides and games, world music performances, over 100 booths, a petting zoo, a farmers market, a beer and wine garden, and plenty of food. Free Veteran’s Park 4117 Overland Ave. | Culver City (Continued on page 32)

Pack a picnic or grab a bite to eat from Gourmet Food Trucks at the concerts, starting at 5 pm!

Park your car and take the free Beach Shuttle or the WaterBus ($1 EA way) to the concerts!

Summer Events

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Saturday, Aug. 27

Marina Concerts: Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra 7 p.m. The Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican pianist and conductor brings his musical flair to Burton Chace Park, leading his orchestra in a night of salsa and Latin jazz. Free Burton Chace Park 13650 Mindanao Way Marina del Rey | (310) 305-9545 Saturday, Aug. 27

Eat||\ | See | |Hear:

“Spaceballs” + Magic Bronson

5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mel Brooks’ 1987 slapstick “Star Wars” parody gets the outdoor movie treatment, projected for hundreds of picnickers on a 52-foot inflatable screen. The night features array of gourmet food trucks and live music from electronic indie duo Magic Bronson. $6.23 to $23.15 Santa Monica High School Amphitheatre | 601 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica | Sunday, Aug. 28

Jet to Jetty 6:30 to 11 a.m. Dockweiler Beach plays host to the 5k/10k walk/run combination

charity event to fundraise in support of the Airport Marina Counseling Center’s free and lowcost community mental health services. Options include solo and team walk/runs, a costume contest and a “kids fun run” event for children ages 2-9. $35 per run/walk; $15 kids run Dockweiler State Beach 12000 Vista del Mar Playa del Rey | (310) 670-1410 Thursday, Sept. 1

Twilight Concert Series: Unknown Mortal Orchestra + Steady Holiday 7 to 10 p.m. Clever indie songsters Unknown Mortal Orchestra bring their brand of slick late-night rock to a meeting with understated but equally eccentric Steady Holiday, whose haunting melodies will echo in your head way after you’ve gone. Free Santa Monica Pier (310) 458-8901 Thursday, Sept.8

Twilight Concert Series: Ohio Players 7 to 10 p.m. There won’t be a better chance to get funky than with storied R&B and funk pioneers Ohio Players, who will help you bid farewell to

The annual Jet to Jetty 5/10k and fun run at Dockweiler PAGE 32 Westside 2016 Summer Guide

Eat|See|Hear: “Purple Rain” the summer with a truly grooving evening. Free Santa Monica Pier (310) 458-8901 Saturday, Sept.10

Eat||\ | See | |Hear: “Pretty in Pink” + Dear Boy 5 to 10 p.m. Outcast Molly Ringwald falls for a popular high schooler in John Hughes’ 1986 Brat Pack classic, showing outdoors on a 52-foot wide screen alongside gourmet food trucks and a live performance by alt-rock band Dear Boy. $6.27 - $23.15 Santa Monica High School Amphitheatre | 601 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica |

big screen, with an assortment of gourmet food trucks and a performance by local synthpop duo Bad Wave. $9.43 - $23.15 Santa Monica High School Amphitheatre | 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica | Saturday, Sept. 17

HUSHfest: Radiohead vs Daft Punk 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. It’s English rock vs. French EDM. Groove to your favorite (and switch between the two on a headset) at HUSHconcerts’ final silent disco of the summer atop the Santa Monica Pier. $10 to $45 Santa Monica Pier 200 Santa Monica Pier | Santa Monica

Thursday, Sept. 15

Venice Art Crawl 6 to 10 p.m. Explore the Venice art scene during Abbot Kinney Festival a street party that stretches across dozens of local venues. Sunday, Sept. 25 Free Abbot Kinney Multiple locations throughout Festival Venice | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival takes over a mile-long Saturday, Sept. 17 stretch of Abbot Kinney Boulevard Eat||\ | See | |Hear: for its 32nd year, offering an “Purple Rain” + eclectic range of boutique Bad Wave shopping, beer garden parties and a series of outdoor stages 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. featuring live music, spoken word Watch the late pop genius’ and kids entertainment. most revered film — a semiFree autobiographical 1984 drama about a Minneapolis musician Abbot Kinney Boulevard on the rise — outdoors on the

The Department of Beaches and Harbors presents free Movie Nights. Pack your picnic baskets and bring the family to the Dockweiler Youth Center on Friday nights and Burton Chace Park on Saturday nights to enjoy our free outdoor movie screenings under the sta The start time for all movies will be stars. at 8:00 pm.

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For movie listings, please call (310) 726-4128.

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JULY 9 & 23, AUGUST 6 & 20

For movie listings, please call (310) 305-9595.


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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. 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. Nearby vessels include the harbor patrol, US Coast Guard, and county lifeguard rescue boats made famous in the TV series, Baywatch. 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!

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. For spectacular views of Santa Monica Bay, book a ride with Marina del Rey Parasailing.

Popular weekend concerts are presented in the lighthouse courtyard, surrounded with food concessions. 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 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.

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.

Marina del Rey Historical Society tells the story of Marina del Rey’s creation and with an exhibit at its History Gallery, and in Images of America: Marina del Rey, its newly released book available for purchase, along with photos, DVDs, T-shirts and more. For narrated Marina history, take Starline Tours’ narrated Hop-On Hop-Off buses. Fisherman’s Village retail shops offer great souvenirs, handmade items and ECO-friendly merchandise. 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. 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.

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