Fear not, for although Jimmy Cliff has brought the Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert Series to an epic end, that rickety old wooden boardwalk is still the place to be for some of the best (free!) fun in the city. Fall is the season for bundling up and enjoying (free!) movies on California's front porch, starting tonight with the L.A. premiere of Los Wild Ones. The documentary by filmmaker Elise Salomon goes behind the scenes of the Los Angeles label Wild Records, a local outfit that specializes in Latino musicians who live for that crazy rockabilly beat. Featured band The Rhythm Shakers will jump and shake and rock the pier with a live performance to celebrate the screening. The Front Porch Cinema series has an impressive lineup of films set for Friday evenings through Oct. 18, a perfect way to start your weekend with the salty ocean breeze, some good company, delicious junk food and a cozy block-party feel. Should you forget your recliners, old-timey lawn chairs are available to rent. Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica; Fri., Sept. 27, doors 6 p.m., movie 7:30 p.m.; free. (310) 458-8901, santamonicapier.org/frontporchcinema/.

Fri., Sept. 27, 2013

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