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 YOUR PATRIOTIC SPIRIT
Where/When: ; 5 p.m. Saturday
Why go: Get a head start on your Independence Day celebrations with this event featuring live music, special exhibits, food, and of course, fireworks!
Pricing: Free admission
- FOR YOUR KIDS
BOOKS AND COOKIES BOOK LAUNCH
Where/When: ; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday
Why go: Celebrate the new book of Books and Cookies’ owner Chudney Ross with this party filled with face painting, balloon animals, food, raffles, and of course copies of the new book Lone Bean for you to purchase.
Pricing: Free, just RSVP to PR@booksandcookiesLA.com
- FOR YOUR EARS
CHRIS SMITHER'S CD KICKOFF PARTY
Where/When: ; 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday
Why go: Enjoy the sounds of folk/blues songwriter and singer, Chris Smither as he croons songs from his 12th album, Hundred Dollar Valentine live.