Compiled by Holly Jenvey
Saturday, September 4
Playa Vista Farmers Market,
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Located in vibrant
RUNWAY, this every-Saturday market happens rain or shine. Marketgoers will find organic fruits, seasonal vegetables, local meat, fresh flowers, baked bread, French pastries, artisanal cheese, nut butter, salsa and guacamole, Peruvian arepas, wood-fired pizza and handmade jewelry. The market hosts live music and a KidZone with interactive performances and crafts. Ample parking available in the RUNWAY shopping center parking garage.
12775 W. Millennium Drive, Playa Vista
Playa Vista Community
Compost Hub, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Food is the No. 1 item in landfills, and when it rots it creates methane, a greenhouse gas 84 times more potent than CO2. But when food scraps are composted, they build soil and encourage plant growth – which pull carbon from the atmosphere. Now you can drop your food scraps at the Playa Vista Market Compost Hub. They accept all organic matter, but please no compostable plastics. “Compost Goalie” volunteers are needed to help make sure non-compostables stay out of their pile. Interested in volunteering? Email
12775 Millennium Drive, Los Angeles
Marina Drive-In Summer Series, 5 to 10 p.m.
Gather with your family and friends to watch movies on the big screen by the sea in Marina del Rey. The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches & Harbors presents Marina Drive-In Movie Nights at Parking Lot #2 Public Boat Launch. $20 per car admission plus service fee.
Sunday, September 5
Marina Drum Circle,
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Head to Burton Chace Park for a dose of interactive drumming led by Christopher Ramirez of Freedom Drum Circles. All ages are welcome to learn how to make beats and sounds with others. Choose from two 60-minute sessions (11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.) The event is held every Sunday through September 26. The Marina Drum Circle is presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors. Attendance is free, but you will need to register at https://bit.ly/marinadrumcircle
13650 Mindanao Way,
Marina Del Rey
Wednesday, September 8
The Sounds of Summer Concert Series, 6 to 8 p.m.
Shop, stroll and dine while listening to free live music this summer at The Point in El Segundo. After 15 months, The Point is welcoming back the return of its summer concert series, The Sounds of Summer, a family-friendly concert series happening every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., July through September 29. Every week, The Point will feature a new musician and band with tunes ranging from folk rock to reggae. This all-ages, outdoor event is for the whole family to enjoy as guests are welcome to pack a picnic, lawn chairs and relax on the lawn. Restaurants and shops including Mendocino Farms, North Italia and Hopdoddy are also offering special promotions and picnic baskets for guests to purchase in advance and enjoy.
850 S. Pacific Coast Highway, El Segundo
Sunday, September 12
Mutt Manners: Beginner Dog Training, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Join Annenberg PetSpace for a four-week series of dog training classes. Cost is $140.
To register, visit annenbergpetsspace.org
Mutt Manners: Intermediate Dog Training, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Join Annenberg PetSpace for a series of dog training classes. This course is for those who completed a beginner level. Cost is $140.
To register, visit annenbergpetsspace.org
Friday, September 17
Silicon Valley of LA (Playa Vista) Tour, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Come and visit beautiful Playa Vista, a community built in 2003 that included a new elementary school, a library and a preserved area of the wetlands just east of Playa del Rey and north of LAX. Playa Vista is also known as Silicon Valley South due to companies like Google and YouTube calling it home. This tour will show you the outside of the legendary aircraft hangar that was used by Hughes Aircraft Company and later Boeing and movie studios for filming the movies “Titanic” and “Independence Day.” Google has transformed the aircraft hangars into a unique office space. The tour will start at Google’s offices then make its way to the heart of Playa Vista, where there are businesses such as a movie theater, CVS and restaurants. The tour will end at Sol Mexican Cocina for mingling. Tickets cost $18.50 to $25.
Register at https://bit.ly/PlayaVistaTour