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Must-Do Events This Week in Santa Monica

This week's planner is filled with details on poetry readings, wine tastings and Saturday's Juneteenth Celebration.

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, !

  • FOR OUR CITY


Where/When: noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at
Why go: Celebrate the anniversary of when slaves in Texas first heard about the Emancipation Proclamation back in June 1865 with this event filled with food, music, vendors and activities for every age group.
Pricing: Free

  • FOR CULTURE


Where/When: 2 p.m. Saturday
Why go: Santa Monica resident Nancy L. Cohen, author of the recently published book Delirium: The Politics of Sex in America, and Serena Josel, Director of Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles will join a conversation about "the war" on women's access to reproductive services.
Pricing: $10

SATURDAYS WITH THE LA OPERA
Where/When: 3-4:45 p.m. Saturday at ,
Why go: Lots of cultural insight is yours for the taking, thanks to this event where LA Opera community educators offer tidbits of knowledge before the talented LA Opera artists perform.
Pricing: Free

RED HEN PRESS READINGS
Where/When: 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at
Why go:Red Hen Press is celebrating it’s fourth year with this poetry and prose reading. Hear renowned authors Ron Carlson, Rachel Resnick, and Tara Ison read their own works.
Pricing: Free

  • FOR YOUR PALETTE

SUMMERTASTE WINE SERIES
Where/When: 7-9 p.m. second Wednesdays monthly at
Why go: Give your taste buds a treat with this monthly tasting series that features tasty food, music, and of course wine. Each Wednesday has a different theme, so you can choose from “barbeuce and wine” and "Choctoberfest—wine, beer and chocolate” or just attend the whole series!
Pricing:  $50 in advance, $60 at door, $180 for the series

  • FOR A GOOD DEAL

PASSPORT TO MAIN STREET
Where/When:  Thursday evening at Main Street
Why go: Ten shops and bars are offering special discounts. Deals include $5 tequila sunrises and "Jack and Cokes" until midnight and $5 Moscow Mules served in copper mug all night at Chaya Venice.
Pricing: Free

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