After such a long week, the weekend has finally arrived. Subtle sarcasm aside, this week flew by quicker than summer. Rather than opt for the usual routine now that fall dwindles ever so close, we’re suggesting otherwise. Don’t let the back to school/work/whatever it is you were doing prior to summer get you down. LA still has plenty of fun to be had! Lucky for Angelenos, weather wise it’ll be summer midway through November. So read on for our weekend round up of fun things to do and discover your inner Angeleno!
Friday, September 6
The Original Long Beach Lobster Festival
Location: Rainbow Lagoon, Long Beach
Returning for the 23rd year is LB’s annual Lobster Fest! Taking place this weekend only, enjoy copious amounts of delicious lobster prepared in a variety of ways. Grab your “Lobster” and head down to LB for a seafood-sational weekend.
Location: Getty Villa
Head to the Getty Villa for an outdoor performance of The Heal in the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater. Sit in the stunning venue modeled after ancient Greek and Roman theaters. Enjoy a new version of Sophocles’ timeless tale. The show runs every Thursday through Saturday from September 6-28.
Burbank International Film Festival
Location: AMC Burbank 16, Burbank, CA
Don’t miss the 11th Annual Burbank International Film Festival. Featuring 180 films is a film fest not to be missed. Partake in a Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure 30th anniversary screening and a science fiction themed party! It’s all happening this weekend only at the Burbank Film Fest. Most-Excellent!
Saturday, September 7
Muse ’til Midnight: The Allure of Music
Muse ’til Midnight: The Allure of Music is LACMA’s annual after-hours party inspired by current exhibitions at the museum. This years focus if the exhibit The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China. Multiple performance stages, music curated by DUBLAB and Ninja Tune, sound and visual installations will be sprinkled across various locations of the museum.
Moon Festival Spectacular
Location: Santa Anita Park
The fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month is time to celebrate the Moon Festival. Head to Santa Anita Park for The Moon Festival Spectacular, a two-daylong celebration featuring Chinese and Asian arts, a lantern festival, traditional food and live entertainment.
Visual Artists Guild’s: Art & Democracy VI
Location: City of West Hollywood
The City of West Hollywood presents an opening reception for Visual Artists Guild’s Art & Democracy VI. Artists from all over the world will address issues of human rights, immigrants rights, democratic aspirations, social justice and freedom of speech and expression through their artwork. The event taking place from 1-4 p.m. will feature live entertainment, light refreshments, interactive art installations, artist meet-and-greets and more.
Summer Movies in the Park
Location: Morrison Park, 29909 Forest Cove Lane
Get ready for a SUPER summer in Agoura Hills! Each movie this summer will be at a different park location and on the first Saturday of each month (June-September). Be sure to bring a blanket & cash for the snack bar! There will also be $1 raffle tickets for some super prizes! Movie starts at sundown.
Sunday, September 8
KCRW & Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament
Writer Gustavo Arellano and KCRW’s Good Food host Evan Kleiman have been hunting for the tasting tortillas in Southern California, and this Sunday they’ll present the best of the best at KCRW & Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament. Expect music via DJs Raul Campos and José Galván, tortilla tastings, margaritas and michelada bars, and more.
Belmont Shore Car Show
Location: Downtown Long Beach
Returning for its 30th year, the Belmont Shore Car Show boasts over 500 classic, custom and novelty vehicles parked on over 14 blocks in Downtown Long Beach. Guests get to peruse, take pictures with, and sometimes, even get inside some of the cars.
Doggie Yoga Series
Location: Pan Pacific Park
Instantaneous Pet Service and Pan Pacific Park will host a summer Sunday Doggie Yoga Series highlighting pet fitness. Grab your fur baby, a mat, and water for a one hour yoga session. Coffee and snacks will be provided by Le Pain Quotidien. This is a donation based event.
Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival
Location: Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
This waterfront juried art festival features more than over 40 talented street chalk artists creating colorful murals along the Village promenade overlooking the boats. Visitors to the seaside event will watch as street painters create spectacular chalk pastel murals along the promenade, and enjoy original artwork available for purchase including paintings, sculptures, woodwork and wearable items.