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Sept. 1: Twilight Dance Series Almost Over

Also today, the Aero Theatre screens a new 35mm print of "Raising Arizona."

Greetings, and welcome to the latest edition of The SM AM Report.

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Here's what's up today:

Weather Forecast

  • massive waves expected
  • cloudy in the morning, sunny in the afternoon
  • high temperature: 70 degrees
  • low temperature: 61 degrees
  • chance of precipitation: 10 percent
  • humidity: 70 percent
  • sunrise: 6:27 a.m.
  • sunset: 7:20 p.m.

The Main Event

  • If you haven't checked out this year's , you'd better hop to it: Tonight's concert is the second-to-last one of 2011. Heading to the is Americana artist Dawes, along with the winner of the rising artist contest being staged by , which is located on the pier. The show starts earlier than usual, at 6:45 p.m., and lasts until 10 p.m.

The Runner-Up

  • Also as usual, the concert will be preceded by . Wine will be sipped at the starting at 6 p.m.

Other Happenings

  • Competing with the Twilight Dance Series concert is 's ongoing Live Music Series, which will run from 7 to 11 p.m. Tonight's performer is bossa nova artist Jessica Vautor.
  • Coen brothers fans, take note: The is screening a new 35mm print of tonight. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and admission is $11, with discounts available.
  • Seniors are invited to take part in Zumba Gold, a total body workout, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the . The session is free, but you have to be a Senior Center member and 50 or older to participate.

Last but Not Least

  • The hosts from 2 to 4 p.m.

(Go here for more events happening today.)

This Day in Santa Monica History

  • On Sept. 1, 1927, the Santa Monica Amusement Company was sold to the Amusement Company (Santa Monica Pier: A Century on the Last Great Pleasure Pier).

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Correction: Tonight's Twilight Dance Series concert starts at 6:45 p.m., not 7 p.m.

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