Greetings, and welcome to The SM AM Report.
Here's what we published Tuesday, in case you missed us:
Now, here's what's up today:
- cloudy in the morning, sunny in the afternoon
- high temperature: 71 degrees
- low temperature: 61 degrees
- chance of precipitation: 0 percent
- humidity: 72 percent
- sunrise: 5:53 a.m.
- sunset: 8:07 p.m.
The Main Event
- The future of the and the in-the-works , as well as how the might affect both, will be in the spotlight at a community workshop tonight. The workshop will be held at Bergamot's Pier 59 Studios and begin at 6:30 p.m.
- The —which is recognizing the 's 30-year anniversary—continues tonight with an exploration of food waste and efforts to reduce it. Two films about food waste, Dive! and The Gleaners & I, at the starting at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a panel discussion moderated by Slow Food Los Angeles' Lisa Lucas Talbot and featuring Dive! producer Timothy Vatterott, Food Forward founder Rick Nahmias and LA Weekly contributor Felicia Friesema. Admission is $11, with discounts available.
- Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.'s new Cinema on the Street series also continues, with a free screening of the '80s-kids-movie classic The Goonies. The event—which is presented by , and —will start at about 7:30 p.m. on the 1200 block of the (near ).
- Beer lovers, take note: —which is catering the O'Neill event mentioned above and below—will feature three rare ales from Bay Area brewery Lagunitas at a tasting tonight. They'll be available as 4-ounce pours and as full beers; the tasting happens from 5 to 10 p.m.
- If you prefer champagne, check out the 's recently launched Champagne in the Garden series, happening every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The free event features bottle service, couch seating and three hours of free valet parking.
Last but Not Least
- The new O'Neill store hosts an opening party today. Go for more info.
(Go here for more events happening today.)
This Day in Santa Monica History
- On July 13, 1929, Pleasure Pier manager Ernest Pickering organized a beach party on the (source: Santa Monica Pier: A Century on the Last Great Pleasure Pier).
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