Out and About: Laguna Beach Edition

We aren’t reminiscing of everyone’s favorite realty show of the early 2000’s, but the OC is worth a visit, at least for the day. With Laguna Beach being a household name, the quirky seaside city lives up to its hype. Follow along palm-tree studded streets, strings of art galleries and sites to sit and sip amongst the buffs. Spend some time out and about in Laguna Beach:The Real OC (and our last mention of the show).

To start your day…

At the eatery the NY Times said had “the best avocado toast in the country”. The Stand Natural Foods has served as the town’s vegan centric restaurant go-to since the 70’s. With other deliciously hearty treats like their raw organic nut milks, you’ll be fully charged to start your day.

Afterwards why not take a stroll to the Laguna Art Museum, where you can view California based artwork in this custom-built gallery. The Museum was originally established in 1918 by the Laguna Beach Art Association, where local artists met in rustic cottage before moving a decade later to its current home.

For a one-stop-shop of activities for the whole family, The Ranch at LB is another place of daytime fun. While you can chose to stay overnight, the country club turned resort offers a range of things to do. From stargazing to cooking and mediation classes, garden tours, and even birdwatching. You’ll forget your on a day trip!

By the afternoon…

If you manage to tear yourself away from all that The Ranch has to offer, then make your way make to the bluffs for an afternoon reprieve and some light splurging.

The Montage Laguna Beach is a favorite among california locals and celebrities alike. With it’s Instagramable views and luxury offerings, lunch at their oceanside Mosaic Bar & Grill is almost too idyllic. But necessary. Take in the cool breeze and scenic views while enjoying gourmet cuisine in a serene setting.

After lunch, it only makes sense to enjoy some light retail therapy. For a beachy upscale vibe, Laguna Supply, a light filled boutique offers the perfect array of options for a modern OC woman.

And for the men, North Menswear is a fail proof spot, with Freenote shirts, Levi’s denim and more.

But if you prefer something with more of a nod to Laguna’s roots, then Thalia Surf Shop along PCH is a must. Focused on the towns rich surf history, is a trusted mix of clothing and gear dedicated to Cali’s most famous leisure activity other then hiking.

In the evening…

Selanne Steak Tavern restaurant, patio and interior

As the sun starts to set, opt for an early dinner at one of Laguna’s many culinary hotspots. Selanne Steak Tavern is a cozy, two story cottage built in 1934 feels like eating at your friends home, and co-owner Teemu Selanne, former NHL hockey player for the Anaheim Ducks, apparently likes it that way.

If you don’t quite feel like taking the trek back home, don’t forget The Ranch serves as a perfect staycation spot and under the Laguna night sky, s’mores fireside isn’t a bad idea.

Weekend Events: January 18th-20th

While it has been a rainy week for us Angeleno’s, don’t let the weather dampen your fun! With so many events happening in and around the city, make the most of your weekend fun. Check out our round-up of activities, shows and concerts taking place January 18-20 in the city of stars!

Discover your inner Angeleno!

Friday, Jan. 18th

City Lights at Skyspace

If you haven’t been to Downtown LA’s sky-high attraction–Skyspace, their Friday night soiree is the perfect opportunity for a visit! From 1,000 feet above the sea of lights enjoy a dance party in the clouds. On the 69th and 70th floor you’ll enjoy premium sounds, entertainment and even a ride on the outdoor glass “Skyslide”.

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A Night of French Short Films

Culture yourself with a night of Parisian cinema. Showcasing a variety of stories, the screening is a selection of short films nominated for a 2019 Cesars(French Oscars). If your first fret is the lack of french language skills, all films will have english subtitles. The event is brought to you by Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles with the L’Alliance Francaise de Los Angeles.

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Family Astronomy Night

venture to the city of Pasadena for Family Astronomy Night. The evening is a fun free event for all featuring scientists from Carnegie Observatories. Stargaze with their team and see the moon, Mars and more.

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Saturday, Jan. 19th

Odd Nights At The Autry

It would be strange for you to be miss Odd Nights at The Autry. The Gallery stays open until 9 p.m. for a collection of vendors, gourmet food trucks, children activities and more every third Friday of the month.

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Cinderella: The Musical

Enjoy what Time Magazine has helmed their “Pick of the Month!”, Rudie-Decarlo’s production of Cinderella! The all-time favorite classic tale takes the Santa Monica Playhouse stage with a twist. Offering romantics from all walks of life the chance to try the glass slipper, it is a perfect fairytale for today’s generation.

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Asian American Expo

The Asian American Expo returns to the Fairplex as the universally recognized largest Lunar New Year celebration in America. Now in it’s 38th year, the expo will feature a diverse lineup of new and returning exhibitors, sponsors, and activities. Click here for more details!

Sunday, Jan. 20th

Beautycon POP

Beautycon is offering a pop-up experience this weekend only for a scaled down taste of their annual convention. The limited engagement will feature immersive galleries, makeup brands, vendors, a salon and other beauty related activities.

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Digital Color by Renowned Photographer Ralph Gibson

Opening this weekend and extended through February 24, Digital Color pays tribute to the milestone 80th birthday of renowned photographer Ralph Gibson. The exhibit will be presented by Leica Gallery Los Angeles with a series of captivating digital pieces taken by Gibson.

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Music: Los Angeles Piano and Wind

Enjoy a complimentary concert at LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art or LACMA for short. Gavin Martin (piano), Susan Greenberg (flute), Jonathan Davis (oboe), Michele Zukovsky (clarinet), Judith Farmer (bassoon), and Laura Brenes (horn) perform a medley of classics at the Bing Theatre.

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The Best Deals for Dine L.A. Week

Don’t miss out on some of the best dishes available during LA’s favorite bi-annual restaurant event. Dine L.A. will be gone before you know it and so will these amazing opportunities to try the best in cuisine the city has to offer!

Ma’am Sir

Silverlake

The relatively-new upscale-Filipino spot was one of our picks for the best new restaurants of 2018 thanks to chef Charles Olalia, who first made a name for himself at the no-frills Rice Bar downtown before expanding into this beautifully designed date-friendly Silverlake location. For DineLA, they’re doing a 3-course dinner for $39 that includes a glass of wine.
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Hollywood

Another best-new-restaurant pick, this steakhouse from Jimmy Kimmel’s best pal/BBQ expert Adam Perry Lang’s part of DineLA’s new “exclusive” series, which highlights some of LA’s most high-end spots. It’s worth it here, though: there’s a room especially for dry-aged steaks below the restaurant, and Lang puts intense amounts of care into each cut. The steakhouse’s special menu is a $115 five-courser — pricey, but a huge savings on their traditional dinners.

Fundamental LA/Fundamental DTLA

Westwood/Downtown

The beloved casual mini-chain has locations in both Westwood and Downtown that are great for a quick lunch or a more sit-down-y dinner. Though they’ve got a four-course for $39 option in the evening, Stacey’s pick is for their great lunch deal: $15 gets you a sandwich or salad, a side, and a dessert or a drink.

Eight Korean BBQ

Koreatown

This KBBQ restaurant is known for eight different flavors of pork belly, which usually sets you back $60 — but during DineLA’s, the special menu here drops 4 flavors of pork belly, seafood and soybean stew, and mozzarella fried rice for $39.

Superfine Pizza

Downtown

This new-ish pizza spot’s from the chef behind beloved Italian restaurants Rossoblu and Sotto; here he’s using his deep Italian know-how for thin-crustiness that draws from both the NYC and Neapolitan styles of pie. For DineLA, he’s slinging whole pies with a salad and two drinks for $29, a crazy-good deal for a couple on a casual date-night.

Lawry’s

Beverly Hills

The beloved steakhouse is known for tableside service and old-school hospitality in totally Grandma-friendly digs — in keeping with that trend, the special menu is intent on filling you up for DineLA with BOTH a lobster tail and prime rib (!!). You also get their famous spinning salad, a side, and a dessert for $59 all-in.

Hip Hot

Monterey Park

A Jonathan Gold favorite (of course), this SGV Sichuan spot’s known for their spiciness — in fact, Mr. Gold called said their crab is stir-fried with “ungodly amounts of chiles and szechuan peppers.” If you’re into the heat, though, during DineLA, for $29, you’re getting an app, an entree, soup, dessert, and a coconut water to chill out your palate in between bites.

189 By Dominique Ansel

Mid-City

When Dominique Ansel — the inventor of the cronut and other sweet goodies — opened up his first full-service restaurant last year, the food world took a collective breath: Could he pull off savory as well? The answer’s a resounding yes, although the desserts are still the star of the show to many; at DineLA you’ll get to try ‘em both, since the $49 deal includes three courses (plus coffee!)

The Bellwether

Studio City

Ted Hopson’s bistro-ish spot in Studio City was one of the, uh, bellwethers of the Valley’s emergence as a dining destination. He’s going for broke with their deal, with eight choices on their DineLA menu and patrons picking any three for a $39 dinner: Options include wagyu steak tartare, meatballs, and the cheeseburger.

Fishing With Dynamite

Manhattan Beach

David LeFevre’s tiny seafood spot has been a long-standing neighborhood standby, thanks to its quaint charm and — more importantly — LeFevre’s penchant for getting the best seafood in town, all the time. The raw bar platter’s the longtime favorite, and it’s one of the offerings during DineLA as part of a four-course menu that also includes a glass of bubbly for $59 — a totally ridiculous deal.

Viale Dei Romani

West Hollywood

James Beard-nominated chef Casey Lane’s been an LA favorite for years thanks to Venice’s beloved Mediterranean spot Tasting Kitchen; his new Viale Dei Romani at the La Peer hotel has a gorgeous firepit-abetted courtyard and beautifully plated dishes. The lunch is the go-to for DineLA, but come hungry because $35 gets you four courses: a starter, a pasta, a protein, and dessert.

Courtesy of Thrillist.com

Weekend Events: Jan. 11-13

 Now that 2019 is in full gear, don’t let you weekends fall short of well-deserved fun. In the city of stars there is no shortage of thrills. We rounded-up the best “Angeleno” approved events to enjoy this weekend!

Read below for events happening in and round LA January 11-13.

Discover your inner Angeleno!

Friday Jan. 11th

Dine L.A.

Location: Los Angeles, Citywide

Presented by the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, dineL.A. returns with it’s 15-day dining event. The bi-annual dining showcase highlights the diversity of culinary experiences L.A. has to offer. Enjoy a variety of special lunch and dinner menus at more than 400 restaurants. Tickets are not required but reservations are recommended!

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Once Loved. Twice Broken

Location: California Heritage Museum, Santa Monica

Join the California Heritage Museum for their opening of two exhibits: Chris Fraticelli’s Once Loved, Twice Broken and Gilena Simons Fortuna. The opening reception will takes place from 6-9pm with debut installations and over 24 sculptures from Fraticelli.

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Movie Night at The Wiltern

Location: The Wiltern, Los Angeles

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage at The Wiltern this Friday with a showing of the 1997 beloved biopic, Selena. Relive her legacy on the theatre’s historical silver screen and enjoy vendors, photo ops and more.

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Saturday Jan. 12th

Dimitris Papaioannou: The Great Tamer

Location: Royce Hall, UCLA Los Angeles

Visual Artists and choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou plays Royce Hall. A visually stunning and surreal pageant that grapples with the meaning of life, the mystery of death, time, destruction and reconstruction. Often referencing famous sculptures and paintings, Papaioannou uses the human body to create vignettes brimming with humor, horror, circus-like stunts and optical illusions.

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Winter Sounds WEHO: Danny Janklow

Location: West Hollywood City Council Chambers

The City of West Hollywood’s Art Division and the West Hollywood Library present the 2018-19 Winter Sounds free Indoor Concert Series. Saxophonist and multi-talented Danny Janklow brings his soulful and innovative voice to Weho for a night of energetic sound. Having inspired thousands of listeners from Japan to Holland, Danny has also shared the stage with legends such as Stevie Wonder.

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Nelaart Second Saturday Night

Location: Highland Park and Surrounding Areas, Los Angeles

The Highland Park and Eagle Rock districts of the northeast cluster of art galleries will collectively stay open late this Saturday and each second Saturday of the month. Discover new and known artists during this evening of arts and culture.

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Sunday Jan 13th

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Location: Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University

Enjoy an afternoon of intimate music and ecstatic dance energy between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser and California cellist Natalie Haas. Over the last sixteen years, the duo has created a buzz at festivals and concert halls around the world .

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Rock 4 Relief- A Benefit For CA Wildfire Victims & First Responders

Location: The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles

Rock 4 Relief takes this stage this weekend at the Ace Hotel. The benefit concert will be in support of victims, fire fighters and first responders of the recent California wildfires. The concert will feature performances from Sugar Ray, REM, Billy Idol and more. VIP ticket includes premium seat + meet & greet and photo opportunity.

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Story Pirates

Location: Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts

What the New York Times is hailing a “Theatrical Treasure” , Story Pirates returns to the Wallis Annenberg for day of fun. This kid-centric company is a free outdoor musical sketch comedy. The stories are written by children and geared towards the tiniest of toddlers. Treat your little ones to a hearty afternoon of laughter and excitement!

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Recharge in 2019!

Still getting over the holiday hump from 2018? Starting your new year off recharged and refreshed is crucial to a happy and successful 2019. While there are many ways to accomplish this, the team at Four Seasons Westlake has the perfect staycation retreat.

California Health & Longevity Institute at the Four Seasons Westlake Village defines refreshment.

The wellness center helps those who want to live longer, healthier lives—all in a hospitality-forward setting. For the last 12 years, the wellness center has brought world-class science to everyone from C-level executives to everyday individuals looking to make a lifestyle change.

Over four days, a bevy of workshops, meals, hikes, and daily meditation and yoga are interspersed with spa and relaxation time. Registered dietitians, sustained living chefs lead you through cooking classes. While exercise science coaches and psychotherapists provide guided meditations body testing and more to put together a personally tailored experience in a small group setting. It is revelatory to be able to ask direct questions to these experts.

For four days, you focus on yourself and resetting your lifestyle—and with a team of experts focusing on you too. The concepts they teach are not complex—the simplicity of it all is astounding. To have several days devoted exclusively to you is a revelation. There truly is nothing more luxurious than taking the time—in style, of course for yourself. 

Courtesy of: Angeleno Magazine

Your Award-Winning Golden Globes Party Guide

If you are like the rest of us, awards season means one thing…watch parties! Unless you happen to be invited to one of these star-studded events, then lucky you. If you don’t happen to be so lucky to snag an invite, our guide below will surely make you an award winning host. So grab your left over NYE confetti and a bounty of Jiffy-Pop for your Golden Globes watch party 2019!!

Food

A few great suggestions are Chicken Meatballs with Cumin and OrangeGolden Rosemary Garlic Mixed Nuts, and Moroccan Shrimp with Pomegranate Sauce. For an easy treat, try dipping the tops of donuts in a simple icing, and then adding gold sugar or sparkles. Use store-bought glazed donuts (easy!), mix together some confectioners’ sugar and milk to make a thin glaze (also easy), and dip the tops of the donuts in the glaze then into gold sprinkles.

Cocktails

If you’re looking for some signature drinks to spice up the evening, look no further than the Golden Night Cocktail from Salt & Wind or a Sparkling Golden Globes Cocktail. Or if you don’t want to mix up a cocktail, a little champagne, sparkling wine or cider is just as chic in a golden sparkled rimmed glass.

Red Carpet

The entrance sets the tone for the entire party, so why not wow your guests and welcome them in style? You can never steer wrong with a red carpet. If you don’t have an actual red carpet, you can use a roll of red paper, fabric, or a long red plastic tablecloth. You can even go a more simple route and just decorate your entrance with gold stars and helium balloons.

Photo Booth

The paparazzi may not be hanging out around your house, but if you give your guests a selfie stick, you can pretend like they are. If you still have gold or silver Christmas wrapping paper and New Years photo booth props laying around the house, then you’re halfway to the finish line on this one. Put the wrapping paper on the wall and set out the props and selfie stick. It’s as simple as that. Trust me, your guests will have no problem taking it from there.

Print out our Golden Globes ballot below for even more party fun for you and your guest!!


Courtesy of: TaraTeaspoon.com

Weekend Events: January 4-6

It’s a new year, it’s a new you. Whether or not you followed through on your resolutions so far in 2019, you deserve to treat yourself to a weekend of fun in LA. In the city of stars there is no shortage of thrills. We rounded-up the best “Angeleno” approved events to spruce up your first weekend of the year!

Read below for events happening in and round LA January 4-6.

Discover your inner Angeleno!

Friday, January 4th

First-Time Fridays at LACMA

You haven’t been to LACMA you say? Well luckily for you, LA’s Contemporary Museum of Modern Art accepts this and offers First Time Fridays. This monthly event invites guest to explore the museum from 3:00pm-8:00pm for LA residents. If you let the ticket office know it is your first visit to LACMA, you will receive a free poster and discounts at the LACMA store, LACMA Cafe and C+M.

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Abbot Kinney First Fridays

AK’s neighborhood block party returns this Friday on the “coolest block in America”. Whatever your craving, you’ll be sure to find something with new and old food trucks joining the event and merchant discounts plus late hours.

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LA Lakers vs. New York Knicks

NBA tickets to see the Los Angeles Lakers play the New York Knicks are sure to be selling quickly! Fans from both sides of the nation won’t want to miss this exciting regular season game! If you want to be there to catch all of the action you’d better act now. Secure your seats so you can cheer on your favorite team!

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Saturday, January 5th

Watson Adventures’ Thrilla at the Getty Villa

Roam for Romans on a unique scavenger hunt that transports you to ancient Greece and Rome via the Getty Villa. You’ll follow a trail of clues and answer fun, tricky questions. Discover facts you never knew about the odd aspects of gods, goddesses, and the inventors of the toga party.

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Golden Globes Foreign Language Nominee Symposium

Discover the best foreign language films of 2018. This year’s five nominees include Capernaum from Lebanon, Girl from Belgium, Never Look Away from Germany, Roma from Mexico, and Shoplifters from Japan. The symposium will also include a free roundtable with the Directors for each of the nominated films. The panel will be moderated by Mike Goodridge, former HFPA member and VP turned festival director and programmer. Advance sale tickers are available until 5:00pm January 4 but will still be available for standby the day of.

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Bricks LA 2019

Come share your love of Lego and discover hundreds of fan created models at the Pasadena Convention Center ! Enjoy their vendor area with new, used, and unique brick accessories as well as building techniques and panel discussions. It will be a weekend of fun for all ages.

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Sunday, January 6

Annual Carroll Shelby Cruise-In

Come see some of the fastest, rarest and most beloved Shelby’s of all time. The Petersen will celebrate Carroll Shelby’s birthday by having a cruise-in on the third floor parking structure of the museum. All car enthusiasts are invited to participate in the car show and contest. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

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A Faery Hunt Magical Adventure

Named by Nickelodeon the “Best Children’s Theater” in Los Angeles, A Faery Hunt delights as a magical adventure. Auntie Angelica leads the audience on a gentle journey to help the Faery royalty! With the help of the audience and the Faeries, it’s a musical filled afternoon with fun, laughs and surprises.

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LA Kings Holiday ICE at L.A. Live Final Day

Just because the holidays are over, doesn’t mean the fun has to be. Don’t miss out on the last day of the LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live. Skate your way through the weekend as a family fun activity or date night.

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Weekend Events: Oct.5th-7th

Warner Bros' Horror Made Here Studio Tour

Do you smell that in the air? Pumpkin season has officially begun. So throw together your witches brew, dig out your favorite fall sweater and take part in all things October kicking off this weekend with a howl.

With all the hustle and bustle of our weekday routine we bring you a curated list of the weekends top activities happening throughout the city of stars.

Discover your inner Angeleno!

Limited engagements taking place this Oct. 5th-7th feature Warner Brothers Festival of Frights to Veuve Clicquots annual Polo Match. Read below for a breakdown of the weekend events.

Friday Oct. 5th, 2018

Warner Bro’ Horror Made Here: A Festival of Frights

Warner Bros' Horror Made Here Studio Tour
Warner Bros’ Horror Made Here Studio Tour

Location: Warner Bro. Studios–6510 Forrest LAwn Drive, Los Angles

The WB’s famed backlot studio tour goes for full frights as they transform into  haunting square. Brave through a maze inspired by The Conjuring or attempt to tour Freddy vs. Jason’s Camp Crystal Lake and Batman’s Arkham Asylum. Other highlights include horror makeup demos, ephemera from Tim Burton films, and a special screening of select scenes from 1973’s The Exorcist.  If your feeling parched, True Blood’s Fangtasia will be serving for all the visiting vamps. And if you happened to miss last years scariest haunted attraction. the IT haunted house returns as a pop-up for the fest.

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Adult Swim Festival

Adult Swim Festival
Adult Swim Festival

Location: Row DTLA

Let your inner kid out out this weekend for Cartoon Networks “Adult Swim” Festival. Taking place over three days at the Row DTLA, the schedule features acts from Thudercat, Zola Jesus, Hannibal Buress and Nick Rutherford.  Along with a variety of games, food, drinks, and previews of upcoming shows-Friday is giving a preview of the weekends events before it goes into full swing Saturday and Sunday. With music, comedy, and so much more, it’s the perfect way to jumpstart your weekend. For more info click here.

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch
Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

Location: 10100 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City

Make your way to Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch Opening Ceremony! This family-friendly pumpkin patch-slash-amusement park has been an LA staple for over three decades, not just for great jack-o’-lantern materials, but for bounce houses, straw mazes, and petting zoos. Naturally, it’s open through Halloween proper, and if you have family in town it’s a great place to take them — Mr. Bones is notorious for celeb sightings, too. For more info click here.

Saturday Oct. 6th, 2018

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park
Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park

Location: Will Roger’s State Park, Pacific Palisades

Pick out the perfect wide-brimmed hat and your daytime finest because Veuve Clicquot returns to Will Rogers State Park. Led by Argentine polo star Nacho Figures, the annual match is a day well spent of sips and sites. The celeb-filled soiree with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Mandy Moore, and Lea Michele kicks off with Champagne bars and Food Trucks at 11am. After you’ve fueled up head to the field to cheer on the teams in the 2pm game. Tickets are sold out on the Veuve site but still available on StubHub.com. For more info click here.

Hammer Museum: Fall Exhibits Opening Ceremony

Hammer Museum
Hammer Museum

Location: Hammer Museum, Westwood

Usher in the opening of the Hammer Museum’s fall exhibitions. “Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016” and “Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo,” opens in the Westwood museum this Saturday. The exhibition includes a free party in the museum’s courtyard, featuring a cash bar, DJ sets and food trucks. Have a little fun and culture yourself! For more info click here.

Street Food Cinema Presents: Beetlejuice in Victory Park

Beetlejuice 30th Anniversary Screening
Beetlejuice 30th Anniversary Screening

BEETLEJUICE! BEETLEJUICE! BEETLEJUICE! Don’t miss out ton the 30th Anniversary screening of Beetlejuice in Pasadena’s Victory Park. Bring your blankets, chairs, dogs, children, cousins, and make your way to one of L.A.’s favorite outdoor cinema events. Street Food Cinema will also be renting out chairs for those not wanting to BYOS(Bring your own seats). With live music kicking off the night and food trucks on standby, there’s no better way to take in the night under the stars. Tickets vary in price and more information can be found by clicking here.

Sunday Oct. 7th, 2018

COAST Open Streets Festival

Santa Monica COAST Festival
Santa Monica COAST Festival

Location: Main Street & Ocean Ave, Santa Monica

Explore the city of Santa Monica as this third annual event transforms two miles of streets into a festival for the day. Arrive by bike, bus, train, or walk your way to this free day of fun alongside stilt walkers, DJs, and local bands. Feel the seaside breeze while exploring interactive COAST Zones celebrating arts, culture, sustainability as well as other attractions along the route. Taking place on Main Street and Ocean Ave. For more info click here.

Twilight on the Pier: Finale Concert

Twilight on the Pier-Santa Monica
Twilight on the Pier-Santa Monica

Spend the finale of your weekend at Twilight on the Pier’s final performance. In its 34th year, this outdoor music concert in Santa Monica’s famous seaside spot is an evening adventure. Complete with immersive art, food offerings, a beer and spirits garden, games and interactive activations all along the Pier promenade. For more information click here.

Weekend Events: Sept 28th-30th

Celebrate LA!
By: Samira Murphy

Are you ready for it? The most ghoulish time of the year is around the corner. You have your seasonal decor on cue and your already contemplating how soon is too soon to buy all things Pumpkin Spice. No fret, we’ve got you covered. Swing into the fall spirit with these events happening in and around L.A. Some spook worthy, some just plain fun.

With all the hustle and bustle of our weekday routine we bring you a curated list of the weekends top activities happening throughout the city of stars.

Discover your inner Angeleno!

Limited engagements taking place this Sept. 28th-30th features the return of the Dino Fest at The National History Museum to the spooktacular Haunted Hayride in Griffith Park . Read below for a breakdown of the weekend events.

Friday sept. 28th

It’s Friday night and if your like most of us, your looking to ease into the weekend not bungee jump.

Beck @ The Hollywood Bowl
Weekend Event: Beck @ The Hollywood Bowl

It’s not too late to grab tickets to Beck and the Hollywood Bowl. Pick-up a Picnic to go from Joan’s on 3rd and sit out under the stars as you listen to the Grammy Award winner’s best works. With hits as diverse as the Dadaist anthems of Odelay through the classic Californian songcraft of Grammy® Album of the Year Morning Phase to his current gem, Colors, the Beck catalogue is sure to receive a thorough airing during a magical night at the Bowl. Show starts at 7:30 pm and tickets are available here.

Theatricum Botanicum
Weekend Event: Theatricum Botanicum

Wanting a little closer to the other side of the hill? No need to make the drive because Theatricum  Botanicum is hosting their “Under the Oaks” concert series featuring the Composer’s Collective. An annual concert presenting new works and beloved classics by some of LA’s most popular and innovative musicians of television, movies, the concert hall, and more. Find yourself surround by sounds and nature in Topanga’s favorite outdoor theatre venue. Tickets and additional information are available here.

Saturday Sept. 29th

Dino Fest @ The National History Museum of Los Angles
Weekend Event: Dino Fest @ The National History Museum of Los Angles

Spend your weekend with the original terror titans–it’s the return of Dinofest at the National History Museum! Fun for the whole family, explore the prehistoric world of our Dino friends. Taking place for two days only, visitors will meet Museum scientists and see rarely exhibited objects, take part in hands-on activities for the entire family, enjoy a Dino Encounters Show, and meet and greet with Buddy the Dinosaur from the PBS hit show Dinosaur Train from 10am-2pm each day. Buy your tickets online and receive a limited-edition dinosaur pin at the door, while supplies last. For more info click here.

Haunted Hayride @ Griffith Park
Weekend Event: Haunted Hayride @ Griffith Park

Looking for something a bit more haunting? In it’s 10th year, the Haunted Hayride at Griffith Park is sure to give a spook. Filled with all sorts of ghastly ghouls and monsters alike-patrons will find themselves on a frightful journey through the old L.A. Zoo. Too chilling? The “scary-go-round” for wee ones (and ‘fraidy cats)is also on site, as well as a number of scare zones and a even a pitch black maze filled with “demons and maniacs” of the night. For more details be warned and click here.

Sunday Sept. 30th

CELEBRATE LA!

Celebrate LA!
Weekend Event: Celebrate LA!

In what is likely the best way to discover our L.A. neighborhoods with all day fun for the entire family is the LA Phil’s 100th Anniversary celebration-Celebrate LA!. Stretching from the Walt Disney Concert Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, this FREE music filled fest features over 1,800 musicians, artists and dancers that will perform at six pedestrian hubs across the eight-mile route, including Dâm-Funk, Dengue Fever, Dustbowl Revival, Jeff Goldblum, Ozomatli and Rivers Cuomo. So bike, walk, or skate your way down and don’t miss out on this history making event. For more info click here. 

Abbot Kinney Festival
Weekend Event: Abbot Kinney Festival

Prefer to stay on the Westside? It’s a weekend of festivals citywide, because Abbot Kinney is hosting their annual street fair this Sunday too!

“The Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice, California, spans world-famous Abbot Kinney Boulevard, dubbed the coolest block in America by GQ Magazine. The mile-long street’s eclectic boutiques and artisan eateries infuse the festival with local Venice flavor. Occurring each year on the last Sunday in September, this highly anticipated summertime tradition is 34 years strong”.

This year pursue through dozens of food trucks and vendors, as well as four live music stages. See what makes Abbot Kinney so “Quintessentially L.A.” , Click here for more info.