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Fundraiser for animal shelters/rescue animals
Until August 1st
Help shelter and rescue pets by donating needed items including new or used toys, pet beds, blankets, towels, food puzzles, small animal hideouts, cat houses, scratching posts, tunnels/tires, agility, and other enrichment/encumbrance items pets . All items collected are designed to help reduce boredom and stress at the shelter and save animals. There are two drop-off locations: Cheviot Hills Recreation Park and West Los Angeles Shelter. Donate
is picked up every Friday
at 4 p.m. Follow @reducinganimalstress on Instagram for more information.
2551 Motor Avenue and 11361 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles
Estate sale of the Lange Foundation
Wednesday to Sunday (first three weeks of August)
The estate sale accepts china, crystal, silver, fine art, fine and costume jewellery, designer shoes and handbags etc. All donations are tax deductible and receipts will be issued at the point of sale. All funds help rescue needy pets from city shelters. They receive immediate medical/surgical care and then remain in the Lange Foundation kennel until a new home is found. Funds also go to the spay and neuter assistance programs in Antelope Valley and San Bernardino, and the intervention programs are instrumental in keeping pets in their own homes, where they are loved.
2512 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m
5 p.m., 310-472-7727
Bungalow Santa Monica Night Market
Thursday to September 1st
Bungalow Santa Monica’s Night Market presented by KCRW returns to the Fairmont Miramar Hotel this summer with an exciting new offering of food vendors, beverage and brand activations, family-friendly activities, live DJ performances and celebrity guest bartenders. Free and open to the public for guests and pets of all ages. Runs until September 1st. On the second Thursday of every month, local rescue organization Wags & Walks hosts an on-site gathering for their family of adoptable dogs rescued from local animal shelters.
101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., thebungalow.com/santa-monica
The Space Colony Concepts by Gerard O’Neill
Friday 22 July
In the years leading up to the space shuttle era, there were differing views on man’s future in space. One of the most compelling of the mid-1970s was Gerard L. O’Neill’s vision of space colonies, including his imaginary orbital colonies built from lunar materials and producing solar-powered satellites that would free Earth from dependence on fossil and nuclear energy by directly Electricity radiated into the grid of the earth and the expansion of humanity into the solar system. The show will examine O’Neill’s optimistic vision in historical context while considering today’s realities. Free event.
Virtual, 8 p.m., smc.edu/planetarium
Farmers Market in Marina del Rey
Saturday 23rd July
This weekly outdoor event allows Westside residents to support local produce sellers and other vendors. Groceries from a variety of companies can be purchased. Masks are compulsory and only 40 people are allowed to shop at the same time. In parking lot 11.
14101 Panay Way, Marina del Rey, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (senior citizens), 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (general public), beachs.lacounty.gov/mdrfarmersmarket
1st Annual Banana Splitty in town
Saturday 23rd July
Ever wanted to post epic marathon photos without ever going through the grueling part of actually running? How about running for a good cause without having to raise $3,000 (which is required for most races?). the City Downhill 1K fun run. Competitors in this non-competitive, untrained race may come as a banana or in yellow clothing bordering on banana. They run, jog or walk with the Banana Boys as “Who Let the Dogs Out?”. plays in the background. This non-strenuous 0.621-mile Un race concludes at The Virgil in Santa Monica, where alcohol will be flowing and a live episode of “Bananas” will be taped. All proceeds go to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
4100 Bar (1087 Manzanita Street), Los Angeles, 4 p.m., cleftclips.ticketsauce.com/e/bananas
Cinema by the sea
Saturday 23rd July
Catch classics on the 7th floor landing at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel at 7:00 PM. Order sips and snacks from the curated film and nibbles menu. Watch The Great Outdoors on July 23rd.
1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, 7 p.m., loewshotels.com
626 Mini Night Market
July 23 & 24
Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. (DTSM) and 626 Night Market have announced new dates for the 626 Night Market Mini for this summer and fall. The convenience store series returns to Santa Monica, bringing the legendary Southern California open-air food festival to the city on a smaller scale monthly from July through October 2022. The market brings food lovers together with some of the most unique dishes. An alcohol garden will also be available for participants aged 21 and over. Participation in the market is free, but pre-sale tickets are required for entry.
1324 5th Street, Santa Monica, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., 626nightmarket.com/mini
Farmers’ Market on Santa Monica’s Main Street
Sunday 24th July
Buy local fresh produce and ready meals from local restaurants. You can also enjoy musical entertainment from the weekly featured bands, face painting, balloon designs and, if you catch it on the right week, a cooking demonstration using local produce.
2640 Main Street Santa Monica, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m
Senior comedy afternoons
Sunday 24th July
Bonnie Barchichat’s Senior Comedy Afternoons say aloha to her next show on the Los Verdes Gold Course at the Vista Ballroom. Admission from 12.00 p.m., lunch from 12.30 p.m., performance from 1.30 p.m. A three course lunch will be served. Tickets cost $85 and that includes taxes and tips. The comedians are all headliners and the show is tropically outfitted with hula dancers and even a ukulele player to greet guests at the door. The comics cast includes Michael Preminger, James P. Connolly, Don McMillan and Monica Piper. Other surprises are in store including birthday parties, a mini seniors’ exhibition, prize draws, sing-alongs and a belief in the power of positivity in all things aging. Tickets are available on the website or call 714-914-2565.
7000 West Los Verdes Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 12 p.m., seniorcomedyafternoons.com
Building our electrified future
Thursday 28 July
Join the US Green Building Council-LA’s latest Thought Leadership Series for a stimulating discussion on what’s currently happening to electrify our region and a friendly debate on how we’re getting there. With buildings accounting for nearly 40% of all greenhouse gases, we’re going to engage with a range of experts and work to find out. Please register online for the virtual program.
Virtual event, 4-6 p.m., usgbc-la.org/events