Weekend Events: Sept. 13-15

The last official weekend of summer is here and California already knows it. With the swift change into fall wind and foliage decor, so comes the fun for fall! Grab your Pumpkin Spiced everything and jump into the weekend with our round up of fun things to do throughout L.A. in and the Valley.

Friday, September 13
Mid-Autumn Festival

Location: WP24 by Wolfgang Puck- 900 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles

Join us for an evening of happiness and prosperity in the harvest season. Enjoy a reception with interactive food stations helmed by chefs from WP24, Spago, CUT and Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air, along with live entertainment. Admission includes unlimited access to food stations plus one signature cocktail. Currently all Table reservations and Ultimate Experience reservations have been booked.

Friday The 13th at Scum and Villainy Cantina

Location: Scum and Villainy Cantina

Kick off Halloween season with horror trivia, themed drinks and more. Stop in for a night that is sure to get you in the fall spirit. Costumes are encouraged. No cover just genuine enthusiasm for all things ghoulish!

86th Annual Simi Valley Days Parade and Carnival 

Location: Simi Valley Town Center

The Simi Valley Days Parade and Carnival is produced by the Simi Valley Days Foundation. In store is carnival games, contests and prizes, live music, shopping, arts and crafts, great food, family entertainment, car show, rides and much more!

Saturday, September 14
17th Annual TARFEST Music & Arts Festival

Location: La Brea Tar Pits & Museum

The La Brea Tar Pits will be hosting the 17th annual TARFEST music and arts festival. Attendees can enjoy art installations, live painting, DJ’s, food trucks, kid’s activities, and much more. The event is free for all! The iconic Serpentine Pavilion at Second Home can be experienced by all for free along with TARFEST’s partner The Natural History Museum of L.A. County.

Taste of Japan in Long Beach

Location: The Pike Outlets

The first-ever Taste of Japan festival comes to The Pike Outlets in Long Beach showcasing Japanese culture and cuisine. The family-friendly festival takes place September 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and features culinary creations, Japanese pop culture and entertainment, shopping, anime, martial arts, and more. Food experience range from sushi, fresh baked goods, BBQ, and soups and noodles.

Colors by the Sea Summer Art Walk and Craft Fest

Location: Oceanview Pavilion Performing Arts Theatre

Surfside Drive Port Hueneme is proud to present Colors by the Sea Summer Art Walk and Craft Fest Saturday Sept 14, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. FREE admission. This free event will feature talented Local Artist’s and Vendors from Ventura County, Food Trucks and much more! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to meet local vendors and Artists.

For additional information call Oceanview Pavilion at (805) 986-4818

Sunday, September 15
Santa Monica’s 4th Annual COAST Open Streets

Location: Ocean Avenue, Colorado Esplanade, and Main Street, Santa Monica

On Sunday, two miles of Santa Monica streets will close in celebration of a more people-powered and sustainable Santa Monica. Guests will be able to bike, skate, run, and walk the sections of Ocean Avenue, Colorado Esplanade, and Main Street. There will be roaming musicians, hands-on activities, and free artist-led workshops where attendees can create and decorate costumes. A COAST Contest will take place where judges will look for creativity and innovation in various mediums such as floats, costumes, headpieces, people-powered conveyance, and more. This is a family event that is free to all!


Location: The Row, DTLA

“ULO” opens at ROW DTLA for an otherworldly experience. The Art Pop-Up will feature  an adaptation of the installation Light Leaks by technology artist Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan, Creative Technologist at Google Creative Lab can be experienced. Visitors will be pulled into an optical illusion of millions of flickering reflections that dance off of mirror balls hitting every inch of the space. ULO will run Tuesdays through Sunday until September 28.

San Fernando Valley Audubon Bird Walk at Malibu Creek State Park

Location: Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park

Considered the recreational crown jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park has over 8,000 acres of rolling tall grass plains, oak savannahs and dramatic peaks. It’s no wonder many call it “The Yosemite of Southern California.” Seasoned birders and beginners alike will enjoy good bird watching and a beautiful, easy hike. Meet at the second (lower) day-use parking lot.