For more events happening in Santa Monica this week, check out our community calendar. If we're missing a local activity, don't be shy, add it!
- TO KICK OFF FALL
Where/When: Santa Monica Pier; 2-6 p.m. Saturday
Why Go: Celebrate the glorious month of September (OK, I’m biased—my birthday was this month) with live music and more than 150 food trucks. I’m hoping to spot some lederhosen.
Pricing: $40-50 (VIP), purchase tickets here.
- FOR YOUR HOME (AND WALLET)
CITYWIDE GARAGE SALE
Where/When: Various; 8 a.m. Saturday
Why Go: One man's trash is a neighbor's treasure! The city's Office of Sustainability has planned another citywide garage sale. With residents participating across the city, there's undoubtedly good deals happening near you.
Pricing: No admission
- TO SATISFY YOUR SWEET TOOTH
THE INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE SALON
Where/When: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
Why Go: Indulge your chocolate cravings at this 6th annual sweet event where you can participate in tastings, demonstrations and panels. Oh, I mentioned the chocolate tastings, right?
Pricing: Tickets available online here only; $20-$25 adult tickets, $10 children 6-12 tickets, free for children under 6.
- TO GET A HEARTY LAUGH
WESTSIDE LAUGH PARTY
Where/When: Westside Comedy Center; 8-10 p.m. Thursday
Why Go: Get your funny bone tickled at this event where you’ll be kept laughing by the comedic stylings of such well-known comedians as Rob Delaney, Carrie Clifford, Brody Stevens and Dennis Gubbins.
Pricing: $5-10, purchase tickets here.