-Compiled by Kamala Kirk
Restoration at LAX Dunes
Saturday, Oct. 1
Please join the monthly restoration event at the LAX Dunes. Since 2015, The Bay Foundation, Friends of the Lax Dunes, and Los Angeles World Airports, along with thousands of volunteers, have worked to restore, enhance and protect this unique habitat. Come volunteer to help remove non-native and invasive vegetation and learn more about this historic site. Capping at 50 participants. Register online.
LAX Dunes (Waterview gate across from park), Trask Triangle Park, Playa del Rey, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., santamonicabay.org/events
Ballona Community Restoration Event
Oct. 4, 7 & 14
The Ballona Wetlands Community Restoration Project focuses on removing invasive iceplant and other non-native vegetation that can impact native California plants such as pickleweed, salt grass, and alkali weed. Participants will help to remove non-native plants by hand. Capping at 50 participants. Register online. Parking behind Gordon’s/Alka Water Market and a short walk up Culver Boulevard to the restoration site, registration is required.
303 Culver Boulevard, Playa del Rey, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., santamonicabay.org/events
Stand Up for Pups Comedy Show
Wednesday, Oct. 5
Join Annenberg PetSpace as they transform their Barks and Rec play yard into the Westside’s premier comedy venue. Laugh until you cry with your four-legged best friend by your side. Can’t Even Comedy is bringing the best of the best comedians to PetSpace for this hilarious night all for a good cause. Hosted by Caitlin Benson and featuring music by DJ Vfresh, the lineup includes SNL’s Melissa Villaseñor, Ian Bagg, Claire Santangelo, Malik B, Sam Taha, and Julia Austin. Individual seating and tables will be available for you to relax in the PetSpace Barks and Rec play yard. Tickets include two drinks from Three Weavers Brewing. A portion of ticket sales will go towards the PetSpace Extraordinary Care Fund. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $30, purchase online. Dog-friendly event, recommended for audience members 18 and up. Food trucks will be pulling up slinging delicious bites.
12005 Bluff Creek Drive, Playa Vista, 7 to 9 p.m., annenbergpetspace.org/events
Creative Communal Artisan Market
Saturday, Oct. 15
Creative Communal is back at RUNWAY for some fall family fun. Come out and enjoy the day with your crew and support incredible small businesses and vendors. There will be over 40 local makers, photo ops, live music, brunch and BBQ. Pet-friendly and kid-friendly event. Free admission.
12775 Millennium Drive, Playa Vista, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., runwayplayavista.com
Freeway Funk Yard Standup Comedy
Thursday, Oct. 20
Freeway Funk Yard is a large hidden lot nestled near a secret Westside Los Angeles freeway where you can see some of LA’s top comics perform in an outdoor Playa Vista speakeasy. Hosted by Nick Hoff and Ryan Churchill. Lineup includes Joe Bartnick, Dwayne Perkins, Maria Boulin, Dustin Ybarra, and James Frey. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. $15 per person. RSVP online.
5301 Grosvenor Street, Los Angeles, 8 to 10 p.m., bit.ly/3dC9FNc
Monster Dash 5K Walk/Run
Sunday, Oct. 30
Participate in this Halloween-themed, family-friendly run/walk through the beautiful community of Playa Vista, and Halloween After Party hosted by RUNWAY. Presenting sponsor is Team Tami Real Estate. Race starts at 10 a.m.; limited race day packet pick-up will be available at the start line from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. $45 to register for ages 16 and older; $25 to register for ages 5 to 15.
12702 W Bluff Creek Drive, Playa Vista, 10 a.m., bit.ly/3SnfMna