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Live in concert! The Music of Bob Dylan & The Band

Friday, May 20th

The Jack of Hearts Band, a Bob Dylan tribute group that authentically replicates the sound of Dylan and performs across the United States, will celebrate the music of Bob Dylan & The Band live at The Ruskin Group Theater in Santa Monica. Tickets include a complimentary beverage of your choice. $15 per person. Tickets available online.

3000 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, 8 pm, jackofheartsband.com

Celebrate National

Strawberry Month

Saturday, May 21

Celebrate National Strawberry Month with strawberry pancakes and strawberry jam, and take home some strawberry plants. Bring your kids to Ishihara Park Learning Garden for a family-friendly gathering. Bring your own utensils and coffee mugs, and you will be entered in a drawing to win a new one Bat House. Wander the orchard and see how a communal garden works! Sponsored by Santa Monica Roots and City of Santa Monica Community Gardens Program.

2909 Exposition Park, Santa Monica, 9 to 11 am,

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Marina del Rey Farmers Market

Saturday, May 21

This weekly outdoor event allows Westside residents to support local produce sellers and other vendors. Food from a wide variety of businesses is available for purchase. Masks are required and only 40 people are allowed to shop at any one time. Held in parking lot 11.

14101 Panay Way, Marina del Rey, 8 to 9 am (seniors), 9 am to 2 pm (general public), beaches.lacounty.gov/mdrfarmersmarket

Jacaranda Presents “Italian Modern” & “Festa by the Sea”

Saturday, May 21 & Sunday, May 22

The critically acclaimed Jacaranda Music concert series based in Santa Monica concludes their 18th season of musical experiences with season finale programs taking place May 21 and 22. The weekend begins with “Italian Modern,” a Saturday evening concert featuring the music of Luigi Dallapiccola, Ferrucio Busoni, Luciano Berio and Igor Stravinsky. “Festa by the Sea,” a short concert without intermission, takes place on May 22 at 4 pm followed by the ticketed courtyard after party. The weekend festivities will take place at First Presbyterian Church located a half block from the ocean. Tickets $20 to $45, purchase online.

1220 Second Street, Santa Monica, jacarandamusic.org/concerts

Succulent Building Class

Sunday, May 22

Sugar palm, located at the iconic beachside hotel Viceroy Santa Monica, and boutique Highland Park plant shop The Juicy Leaf, are partnering up once again for an exclusive succulent building class and brunch. Under the palms on the poolside outdoor patio, Juicy Leaf owner Felix Navarro will guide attendees on constructing and caring for their own succulent arrangement. Tickets include a cocktail or mocktail and a Black Elegance succulent arrangement. Before or after the workshop, attendees may also indulge in brunch bites from Sugar Palm’s Spring Sunrise Menu. Engaging and accessible for those of all ages and artistic abilities, the workshop will allow participants to flex their creative muscles, enjoy great company and dine on innovative, market fresh cuisine. $65 per person. Register online or call 310-260-7500.

1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, 12 p.m.,


Westside Voices Presents “All That’s Jazz”

Sunday, May 22

Join this award-winning acappella group for an hour of great music, fun and some surprises at Tut’s Grill. Tickets $10. Reservations appreciated, but not required. For more information, call Harris at 310-822-9067.

12114 Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, 4:30 pm, westsidevoices.com

Flavors of India Tasting

Sunday, May 22

Mélisse is having a one-night-only “Flavors of India” tasting menu created by sous chef Shahzad Bhathena in celebration of his Indian heritage for AAPI Month. This is a special menu that chef/owner Josiah Citrin is delighted to share with guests. A portion of proceeds will benefit Off Their Plate, a nonprofit organization that partners with minority women chefs that cook meals for people experiencing food insecurity. $175 per person, with an optional $125 wine pairing. Reserve online.

12114 Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, 5:30 pm,


Santa Monica Main Street Farmers Market

Sunday, May 22

Shop for local fresh produce and prepared foods from local restaurants. You can also enjoy musical entertainment from featured weekly bands, face painting, balloon designs, and if you catch it on the right week, a cooking demonstration featuring local produce.

2640 Main Street Santa Monica, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Mar Vista Farmers Market

Sunday, May 22

This vibrant, year-round market offers local produce, prepared foods, kids crafts and live events.

12198 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,


Motor Avenue Farmers Market

Sunday, May 22

The Motor Avenue Farmers Market enhances the farm-to-table connection and availability of fresh, local produce to residents of the Palms, Cheviot Hills, Beverlywood and surrounding communities. The market is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through its operation and educational programs. The market consistently provides a wonderful opportunity to create synergy between local businesses and residents while promoting a healthy city and a vibrant community. Open every Sunday, rain or shine.

10418 National Boulevard, Los Angeles, 9 am to 2 pm

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