OPA Update 9/21/23: Massive Beach Cleanup Event This Saturday, Free Opera on the Pier, & Other Things To Do This Weekend


OPA Renter/Homeless Task Force Meeting Monday, Sept. 25 @ 6 pm (Stella Barra): Email Robbie or Nick to learn more.

1855 Lincoln Blvd. Demolition Public Hearing: This public notice from the City details the plans for a six story mixed use building with 9,200 square feet of commercial space and 39 affordable housing units. The hearing is Oct. 5 for anyone interested in attending and/or speaking at it.

New Renderings Presented for 2601 Lincoln Blvd. “Gelson’s Project: This UrbanizeLA report details the presentation to the SaMo Architectural Review Board.

Massive Beach Cleanup Event This Saturday: September 23 is statewide Coastal Cleanup Day & on Saturday, dozens of beach cleanups will take place across the shores of the state. In 2019 over 74,000 volunteers picked up more than 900,000 pounds of trash from beaches. Pitch in and hopefully we can get over 1 million pounds! More details here

NBC4 Highlight Heavy Handed Short Rib Smash Burger: This video report features the Main St. cult favorite with a “Learn how to make the ultimate cheeseburger” segment. 2912 Main St.

Tartine Bakery Opening On Lincoln: Signage is up at 110 Lincoln Blvd., but no opening date has been confirmed yet. More details here.

Pickleball Primer: This SMDP article explains the pickleball phenomenon and lists where to go to play it. And yes, pickleball will return to the middle of Main St. for the Oct. 21 and 22 Howl-o-ween Main St. Festival.

Things To Do This Weekend: 

  • Climate Action Webinar with Streets for All’s Michael Schneider (Thursday 12pm): This talk focuses his goal to change LA’s built environment from being car-centric to being multi-modal.
  • Pier Locals Night (FREE): Expect youth activities, a car show, local DJs and live music from local bands, art exhibits, a Mezcal Tasting, and more! Thursday, Sept. 21, 3:30-10p.m. https://www.santamonicapier.org/localsnight
  • The Other Art Fair: This four-day event at The Barker Hangar showcases a curated selection of over 140 independent artists. Spy art for sale while enjoying live DJ sets, activations, installations, and a cash bar. Opening night tickets (Thursday, Sept. 21) are $50-$55, and individual tix (Friday, Sept. 22 – Sunday, Sept. 24) run $25-$30. https://www.theotherartfair.com/la/
  • 39th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day: This is an international day of action to protect our oceans, watersheds, and wildlife from trash and debris. This is “a chance for everyone in our state, no matter where they live, to help clean up trash from our environment before the rains come and wash it out to the coast and ocean. Participating is easy!” Saturday, Sept. 23, 9.a.m – 12p.m. More details here.
  • SaMo Airport Open House (FREE): Please join us in celebrating the 99th Anniversary of the Douglas World Cruisers’ 1st Flight Around the World at the Santa Monica Airport for a day of fun, food & aviation featuring the future of mobility, showcasing our airport and the resources that are available to the community. More details here. 2895 Donald Douglas Loop
  • Opera on the Pier (FREE): LA Opera’s opening night of Mozart’s Don Giovanni will be simulcast to large LED screens at the SaMo Pier. No ticket needed, but guests are encouraged to sign up in advance at LAOpera.org/OperaAtTheBeach to get important information about parking and the latest updates and to receive a free gift at the event. The opera begins at 6:00pm but doors open at 4:00pm for pre-show activities and performances including family-friendly arts and crafts, a balloon artist, a beer garden and food vendors. Saturday, Sept 23.
  • American Red Cross 2nd Annual “Op Hop” (Opportunity Hop): The event aims to educate the public about the Red Cross’s diverse services lines and encourage individuals to become local Red Cross volunteers. Participants will be able to talk with Red Cross leaders and volunteers in each service area, including those for Mass Care/Shelter Services and Disaster Action Teams. Free parking, lunch, and prizes at the event. Saturday, Sept 23, 11am – 1pm, 1450 11th St. More details here.
  • Main St. Sunday Farmers Market:  Celebrating the Fall Equinox at the Main Street Farmers Market this Sunday with Bach to Rock at 9am on the lawn followed by Ingrid Griffin, Americana/guitarist – 10am-1pm.  Special guests include LAPH Hands only CPR,  the Master Gardeners and the Santa Monica Coder School.
  • Abbot Kinney Festival (FREE): 150,000 attendees expected to indulge in food, art, music and community while strolling this iconic Venice Beach street. Expect immersive activations, artisanal vendors, a variety of food, live musical performances, art, beer gardens, kids rides and more. Sunday, Sept. 24, 10a.m. – 6p.m. https://www.abbotkinneyfest.com/

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