Compiled by Katie Lulla
Friday, Feb. 26
International Florana Drive-In Film Festival – Manhattan Village, 5 to 10 p.m.
Tickets cost $10 to $75
The International Florana Film Festival will be showing several independent short films at the Manhattan Beach Village. Much more than a film festival, it’s also a nonprofit charity event benefitting local environmental and oceanic conservation charities such as Heal the Bay, Forecastle Foundation and the Roundhouse.
3200 N. Sepulveda Blvd.,
Manhattan Beach. To buy tickets, visit eventbrite.com
Saturday, Feb. 27
Playa Vista Farmers Market,
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Every Saturday morning, you can shop a curated selection of fresh, locally grown produce and an array of local artisan vendors. Located on Millennium Drive between Village Drive and
For more information, visit runwayplayavista.com
Marina Drive-In Movies,
The Marina Drive-In movie series means old-school entertainment in the comfort and safety of your own car! Gather with your household to watch movies on the big screen by the sea in Marina del Rey. The LA County Department of Beaches & Harbors presents Marina Drive-In Movie Nights at Parking Lot #2 Public Boat Launch. Local restaurants nearby are open for outdoor dining so come early and have dinner with a waterfront view or place a takeout order. On Feb. 27, enjoy a screening of “Black Panther.” Tickets costs $20 per vehicle and cars may arrive one hour prior to showtime.
To purchase tickets in advance, go to visitmarinadelrey.com
Saturday & Sunday,
Feb. 27 & 28
“Essentials of Seascape
Photography” with Chris Crosby, 3:30 p.m. lecture &
6 p.m. class
$95 ($25 for lecture only)
The two-part workshop includes a live lecture on Zoom and a hands-on, in-person shooting workshop at a local Los Angeles beach. Crosby will go over several aspects of sea photography including weather, tides and sun angles. He will cover technical information on photography gear and filters. In the hands-on photo shoot, Crosby will cover composition, exposure and shutter speeds. Please bring a camera, wide angle lens, tripod, remote shutter, lens cloths and filters if you have them. Prepare to get into knee-high water.
For more information, visit samysphotoschool.com
Tuesday, March 2
Fran Lebowitz in conversation with Josh Kun – USC Annenberg, 5 p.m.
Join a live conversation with celebrated author and journalist Fran Lebowitz moderated by USC Annenberg professor Josh Kun. Lebowitz is the star of “Pretend It’s a City,” the new Netflix limited documentary series directed by Martin Scorsese. Lebowitz is an insightful social commentator so prepare for an evening of satire and wit.
For more information, visit annenberg.usc.edu
Friday, March 5
1st Friday Bike Ride, 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Are you an avid biker who wants a challenge? This group will meet in Miramar Park and bike along the Marvin Braude Bike Trail to the Pacific Avenue Bridge for a 24-mile roundtrip ride. While the group leaves at 9:30 a.m., bikers should arrive by 9:15 a.m. to find parking. Bring water and a snack. Depending on how the group feels, there may be a stop along the way for lunch in Playa del Rey.
For more information, visit meetup.com
Tuesday, March 16
Floating Vinyasa Flow – Group YOGAqua, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
$44 single class
Do you love yoga? Then step up your game with paddleboard yoga! This recurring class is a fun all-level session in the Marina Harbor. The first 30 minutes are spent teaching participants how to properly use a paddleboard and the remaining hour will be devoted to yoga on the paddleboard. Don’t worry about floating away! Each board has an individual anchor.
For more information, visit yogaqua.com
Saturday, March 20
Women’s Car Show – Automobile Driving Museum, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cruise into the Automobile Driving Museum and experience all the Women’s Car Show has to offer. In addition to the car show, there will be a vintage fashion sale as well as live entertainment and food vendors.
For more information, visit automobiledrivingmuseum.org
Wednesday, March 24
Ballona Wetlands East and City Lights Viewing Hike, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
This event happens every Wednesday and there are two different trails that the hike leader can choose from. The hike is four miles long and mostly level. The elevation rises about 150 feet. For your convenience bring a flashlight, water, good shoes. Dogs are allowed so feel free to bring your furry friend with you. Afterwards, you are welcome to join a dinner at Alejo’s at 8:30 p.m. for an additional cost.
For more information, visit meetuphikes.com
Thursday, April 1
31st Kenneth Owler Smith Symposium – USC Annenberg, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
USC will be hosting an online annual overview of the public relations industry. This year’s theme is “Politics, Polarization and Purpose” and will discuss the 2020 election outcome and the resulting and current divisions in the country. After the discussion there will be a Q&A session.
For more information, visit usc.edu.com