SUNDAY, JUNE 3
SELF-DEFENSE FOR WOMEN & TEENS Leslie Bockian, a certified self-defense instructor, teaches the skills needed to prevent or stop assaults. 12:30-4:30 p.m. $50. AJU Familian Campus, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air, California. (310) 440-1246. wcce.ajula.edu.
JAZZ FESTIVAL Keyboardist Freddie Ravel, saxophonist Everette Harp, funk band BERN and CSUN’s Enderman Quintet kick off the Valley Cultural Center’s inaugural jazz festival. Don’t forget your dancing shoes. 4-8 p.m. Free. Also, June 10, Salute to Our Armed Forces; June 17, Ticket to Ride (a Beatles Tribute); June 24, The Official Blues Brothers Revue; July 1, Beach Party in the Park featuring Surfin’ Safari; July 15, Patty Smyth and Scandal; July 22, Kenny Metcalf as Elton; July 29, The PettyBreakers. Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 704-1358. valleycultural.org.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
SUMMERTIME AND THE COOKING IS EASY During this three-session course, cookbook author and TRIBE contributor Judy Zeidler will teach you everything you always wanted to know about summertime cooking. She will be making creative summer salads and pastas for entertaining family and friends. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $64. Call for location. Sponsored by American Jewish University. (310) 440-1246. wcce.ajula.edu.
THURSDAY, JUNE 21
FIFTH ANNUAL VENTURA COUNTY WINE TRAIL CELEBRATION Enjoy an evening of music, wine tasting and food pairing, raffles and fun. Sample food and taste wine from some of Ventura County’s most prestigious restaurants and wine makers, including Herzog Wine Cellars. 5:30-8 p.m. $35 (per person, includes food, wine and souvenir wine glass.) Heritage Square, Historic Downtown Oxnard, 715 S. A St., Oxnard. venturacountywinetrail.com.
FRIDAY, JUNE 22
SAY THE WORD: THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY Go all in tonight and enjoy stories about winning, losing and playing by your own rules with this program hosted by Un-Cabaret’s Beth Lapides. Featuring actor Bill Brochtrup (“Dexter”), actor/producer Dan Bucatinsky (“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Weeds”), actor Wayne Federman (“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”), comedian Moshe Kasher (“Chelsea Lately”), Jon Kinnally (executive producer of “Will & Grace”), and Peter Mehlman (executive producer of “Seinfeld”). Presented in association with the Skirball’s Project Mah Jongg exhibition. Ages 21 and older; valid ID required. 8 p.m. $15 (general), $10 (members), $8 (students). Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (877) 722-4849. tickets.skirball.org.
SATURDAY, JULY 21
TROPICAL DAZE SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL The two-day festival embraces the best of the islands and features live surf, Hawaiian, Caribbean, Jamaican and reggae music; children’s entertainment; arts and crafts booths; and tropical food. All proceeds benefit FIRST 5/Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning. Ends July 22. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Thousand Oaks Community Park, 2525 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. (805) 499-6312. tropicaldaze.org.
SATURDAY, JULY 28
MALIBU ARTS FESTIVAL Enjoy more than 250 exhibits and artists’ booths with original art from all over California, entertainment, a children’s workshop, dining terrace and, new this year, a wine garden. Ends July 29. Sponsored by the Malibu Chamber of Commerce. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Outside the Malibu Civic Center, 23555 Civic Center Way, Malibu. (310) 456-9025. malibu.org.
OXNARD SALSA FESTIVAL A celebration of everything salsa: the food, the music and the dance, with more than 150 food, retail, and arts and crafts booths. Ends July 29. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Plaza Park. Fifth and B streets, Oxnard. (805) 247-0197. oxnardsalsafestival.com.
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SUMMER FAMILY SLEEPOVER Come spend the night with your family at the Skirball with exclusive after-hours access to Project Mah Jongg, Visions and Values and Noah’s Ark at the Skirball. Enjoy hands-on activities, dinner, bedtime stories, a morning of animal yoga and a continental breakfast. Children must be accompanied by an adult (and vice versa). Advance registration required. 6 p.m. $55 (general, adult or child, 6 and older), $45 (member adult or child, 6 and older), $6 (students). Runs through July 29 at 9 a.m. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4526. skirball.org.
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