Crowd surfing on Santa Monica Pier concert night

Speaking of December, might I note that on many nights, Santa Monica feels much like Fairbanks, Alaska, and a parka wouldn't be out of place, or even a dog blasting through the sand with a cask of brandy?

Fortunately, the little guy and I have extra blankets.

And each other. And on a late summer night, that is all we really need.

Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concerts info

Where: Santa Monica Pier
When: 7-10 p.m. Thursdays. Ends Sept. 12.
Admission: Free
Info: Lineup and parking information is at


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