Bet you thought the only thing worth seeing in Culver City is the fabulous L.A. Weekly office. Yup, it is downright fabulous, but if you're looking for Sony-close, high-style entertainment, lend an ear to the city's 15th Annual Music Festival offerings. Tonight, Cedric Watson and his Bijoux Creole band bring some Creole (natch), Cajun and Zydeco flavor to the CC. Gather up the kids, grab some lawn chairs (although limited seating is provided) and settle in a grassy spot on the City Hall courtyard. Dine beforehand at any of the uninspired, yuppified boulevard restaurants or — better yet — pack your own picnic. Fido's welcome, too, as long as he stays on the sidewalk.

Thu., Aug. 20, 7-9 p.m., 2009

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