Dance the night away at Burton Chace Park by learning bachata for free.
Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, free admission, beaches.lacounty.gov
Denim and Diamonds Fundraising Gala
The Denim and Diamonds Fundraising Gala is set to take place at the California Yacht Club in Marina Del Rey. This event aims to benefit pediatric cancer survivors and celebrates 15 years of dedicated service. The gala will feature dinner and dancing with music provided by SingleTrak.
California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, 5 to 8:30 p.m., various ticket prices, thinkagain.org
L7’s signature sound of a heavy, catchy mixture of punk, metal, noise and pop helped usher in the era of grunge. Since their recording career began in 1987, the band has released six studio albums, three live albums, one covers LP and one greatest hits collection on labels including Epitaph, Sup Pop, Slash and Warner Bros.
The Venice West, 1717 Lincoln Boulevard, Venice, $75 in advance, 8 p.m., thevenicewest.com
Hispanic Heritage Month; Make Kit – Ceramic Calaveras
AVAILABLE BEGINNING OCTOBER 2
Learn about the cultural significance of Calaveras and decorate one of your own, or registered teen volunteers can earn one hour of community service time decorating the Calavera and bringing it to the Main Library to add to the library ofrenda for Día de los Muertos. Pick up at the Main Library Youth Services desk and all branch locations, while supplies last. For ages 11 to 18.
Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, free, smpl.org
Bay Cities Coin Club
Bay Cities Coin Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. for show and tell, auctions, 50/50 and raffle.
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6323 W. 80th Street, Los Angeles, free, 6:30 p.m.,
Solar Eclipse 2023 Viewing Party
Join the group for the solar eclipse 2023 party in front of the library. The peak is at 9:24 a.m. Eclipse glasses will be available at the event, as supplies last.
Playa Vista Branch Library, 6400 Playa Vista Drive, Los Angeles, 9 a.m., 310-437-6680,
Driven by Design LA Fashion Runway Show
Runway Playa Vista hosts a fashion show highlighting the creativity and talent of renowned designers as they unveil their collections.
On the Green at Runway Playa Vista, 12775 W. Millennium Drive, Los Angeles, tickets start at $10, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.,
Westside Food, Wine and Spirits Festival
The festival will showcase more than 30 of Southern California’s best restaurants/caterers, the finest wines and spirit makers. Nonalcoholic drink exhibitors will serve tastings, too. All-inclusive tickets include live music outside by The Brent George Band.
Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, tickets start at $50, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., eventbrite.com, swingentertainment.com
Roll of the Dice Night
Joliet hosts a fun night with board games and a mystery cocktail.
Joliet Runway, inside Free Market Building, 12751 Millennium Drive, Suite 5-165, Playa Vista, 6 p.m., 213-286-2675, jolieyplaya.com
Drescher Planetarium Shows
Santa Monica College’s John Drescher Planetarium continues its Friday evening events with free, live virtual shows presented online at smc.edu/planetarium.
• 8 p.m. Friday, September 29, “Solar System Exploration Survey: Part 6: Jupiter” — senior lecturer Jim Mahon.
• 8 p.m. Friday, October 6, “The Vera C. Rubin Observatory” — Mahon.
• 8 p.m. Friday, October 13, “DIY Space Image Processing” — lecturer Sarah Vincent.
• 8 p.m. Friday, October 20, “Peregrine: A New Lunar Lander from a New Program on a New Booster” — Mahon.
• 8 p.m. Friday, October 27, “A Short History of Rocketry, Part 1” — Mahon.
Zoom, free, 8 p.m., 310-434-3005, smc.edu/planetarium
Playa Vista Farmers Market
Visitors will find organic fruits; seasonal vegetables; local meat; fresh flowers; baked bread; French pastries; artisanal goat, cow and cashew cheese; nut butter; salsa and guacamole; Peruvian arepas; wood-fired pizza; and handmade jewelry.
Runway Playa Vista, 12751 Millennium Drive, Los Angeles, free admission, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., runwayplayavista.com
Marina del Rey Drum Circle
Presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors, Marina Drum Circle is a free event held on Sundays at Burton Chace Park. Discover the joy of interactive group drumming led by Christopher Ramirez of Freedom Drum Circles. Choose from two 60-minute sessions: 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. every Sunday. All ages are welcome to enjoy a journey of creating beats and sounds collectively. Enjoy lunch from local waterfront restaurants or bring your own food for a picnic at the park. Free admission. Drums provided by Remo Drums.
Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, free admission, reservations required, 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., visitmdr.com
Playcation combines the Brazilian martial art of capoeira with interactive activities and fitness games for children in kindergarten through fourth grade.
Chess Park, 12931 W. Jefferson Boulevard, Playa Vista, tickets start at $31, 10 to 11 a.m., eventbrite.com