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Pencil This In: Culver City Block Party, Mass Happy Hour on the Sunset Strip & More

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The Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, where Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice will be performed this week | Photo by Julie Wolfson/LAist


The Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, where Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice will be performed this week | Photo by Julie Wolfson/LAist
Block Party!
It's the third Wednesday of the month, which means Culver City is having their monthly summer block party. The free event is a fun way to explore downtown Culver City with live music, art, food, wine and cocktails. Goes from 5 to 9 p.m.

Happy Hour
Wednesday also means it's the Mass Happy Hour on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. The event includes 14 restaurants that will hold happy hour deals between 5 and 8 p.m. From the Rainbow Bar & Grill to BLT Steak, each eatery will offer a different $4 Sunset Strip Cocktail.

Musical
A musical about the foster care system? Premiering tonight for a five-show run at the NoHo Arts Center is Aging Out, a rock musical that tells the stories of 18 year olds who are aging out of the foster care system into independent, adult life in one giant, scary leap. Show organizers promise it's funny, but note that they're exploring some very serious and dangerous issues at the same time. Tickets are $20.

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Shakespeare on the Beach
With a show tonight and more throughout the week, a production of The Merchant of Venice can be seen at Annenberg Community Beach House, just outside the Marion Davies Guest House. Tickets are free, but reservations must be made online.