1. The Santa Monica Democratic Club will host Henry Waxman tonight at the Santa Monica Library at 7 p.m. Details here.
2. The Newport Folk
Festival is headed to Santa Monica. Known as Newport Folk Presents Way Over
Yonder, the Oct. 5-6 event will feature performances from Conor Oberst, Neko Case and several other performers playing on two stages on the Santa Monica Pier.
3. The Great March for Climate Action is still looking for a few good marchers. It’s still well short of its goal of 1,000 coast-to-coast participants, but it has succeeded in attracting 55 people to date from 23 states and two foreign countries. The 8-month trek is scheduled to start in March 2014 in Santa Monica and end in Washington D.C. You can sign up here.
4. Remember how Gwyneth Paltrow received her motorcycle license in Santa Monica last week? Well, her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin received his driver’s license and motorcycle license at the Santa Monica DMV the following day. Let us know if you see them in town!
5/ Fred Segal will hold a presale shopping event at the Santa Monica store (420 & 500 Broadway) tomorrow, Sept. 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with 50 percent of selected merchandise. Download the invite on this page and get an additional 10 percent off your purchase.