On Fridays through Sundays from 1 to 7 p.m., step into your best light and live out your photo fantasies at Santa Monica Place’s ModelLand by Tyra Banks.

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Dance MDR

Fridays, Through Sept. 30

Join Dance MDR for a night of dancing in Burton Chace Park. Pick up new dance moves with beginner lessons from LA’s best dance teachers and then groove to the DJ, with a difference dance style every Friday night in September. Everyone is welcome. Each night will feature a different theme, from disco to Bollywood. For more information, visit the website, call 424-526-7777 or email:

13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, 7 to 10 p.m.,



Marina Drum Circle

Sundays, through Oct. 16

Discover the joy of interactive group drumming in Burton Chace Park! Join Marina Drum Circle on a journey of creating beats and sounds collectively, led by Christopher Ramirez of Freedom Drum Circles. Drums provided by Remo Drums. While in the Marina, enjoy lunch from local waterside restaurants. Offered in 60-minute sessions at two different times. For more information, visit the website, call 424-526-7777 or email:

13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.,



Fridays to Sundays

After almost a lifetime of dominating the front covers of major magazines, supermodel and super-businesswoman Tyra Banks is turning the camera on you. Santa Monica’s long-awaited ModelLand is celebrating beauty in all its forms at Santa Monica Place. Be a model for a day in this first-of-its-kind experience where posing professionals will teach you tips and tricks on how to reveal your true potential and radiate confidence. Play in multiple rooms and discover your best poses, find your light with state-of-the-art technology, master your angles, and indulge in SMiZE Ice Cream. No session is the same and each experience is tailored to you and discpvering your individual fierceness. Tickets start at $35. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit the website.

395 Santa Monica Place, #142, Santa Monica, 1 to 7 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.,


Harvest Gratitude

Thursday, Sept. 22

Create a gratitude list on the Autumnal Equinox, as we transition from summer to fall, the traditional time to harvest the fruits of our year. Drop in. All ages welcome. Event will be held in the central courtyard of the main library.

601 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, 3 to 5 p.m.


LMU Family Business 

Entrepreneurship Conference

Friday, Sept. 23

The second annual LMU Family Business Entrepreneurship Conference will feature an exceptional lineup of speakers and panelists. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear top thought leaders and business leaders share their approaches to emotional intelligence, innovation, family office investing, and governance. Tickets cost $395 to $595.

12105 West Waterfront Drive, Los Angeles, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,


Free Yoga and Nutrition Class

Saturday, Sept. 24

The Upward Bound House offers low-cost and no-cost wellness tools and food from its urban farm to clients of UBH. The Santa Monica-based farm will be offering wellness classes and workshops to the public and will launch with a yoga and nutrition class offered by Rana Kirkland from the national nonprofit One for Health, which offers free wellness programs like yoga and nutrition at no cost to kids from low-income families. All are welcome to attend.

1417 Yale Street, Santa Monica, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,


626 Night Market Mini

Sept. 24 & 25

Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. and 626 Night Market are bringing the iconic Southern California open-air food festival to the city on a smaller scale through October 2022. The market brings together food lovers with some of the most unique eats Southern California has to offer, featuring approximately three dozen food, merch and craft vendors. An alcohol garden will also be available for attendees 21 years and older. The market is open to all ages and free to attend with advanced ticket reservations. The market is free to attend, but advance tickets are required for entry. To reserve, visit the website.

1324 5th Street, Santa Monica 1 to 10 p.m.,


Book Launch Party

Sunday, Sept. 25

Local poet Kate Burns is encouraging women survivors of sexual assault and rape to heal through their pain in her debut collection of poetry, “all my favorite men are dead.” While the book’s official release date is Oct. 1, interested readers can purchase a copy in person at the Village Well in Culver City at the book’s launch party. Drinks are free and everyone who purchases a book will automatically be entered into a giveaway. The event will include spoken word performances by the author and several other local female poets, as well as an open mic that is open to all attendees.

9900 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, 3 p.m.,


Poetry and Pizza Fundraiser

Sunday, Sept. 25

Sit in the garden and enjoy live poetry, pizza and stories. Tickets are $45 and include pizza and beverages. Proceeds benefit Alcott Center for Mental Health Services.

4065 Jackson Avenue, Culver City, 6 to 8:30 p.m.,


Movies on the Lawn

Sunday, Sept. 25

Jamaica Bay Inn presents a free outdoor movie series every Sunday with seating at 7 p.m. and movie starting at dusk. Warm drinks, snacks and treats are available for purchase. Bring low chairs, blankets and pillows. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. On Sept. 25, enjoy a screening of “The Mitchell’s vs. The Machines.”

4175 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, 7 p.m.,


Stormin’ Norman & Suzy 50th Anniversary Show

Thursday, Sept. 29

Stormin’ Norman & Suzy, the amazing duo that blew Manhattan Transfer off the stage at Carnegie Hall, play their 50th anniversary show at The Unurban in Santa Monica. $20 tickets.

3301 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, 7 p.m.,,