Weekend Events: September 24-26, 2021

With Fall almost here, your weekend just got a lot more festive. Enjoy fun events from around town from the spooky to the creative. Whether heading out with friends or family, this weekend’s event round-up is sure to be one to remember.

LOS ANGELES

Bob Baker’s Halloween Spooktacular!

When: Until October 31, 2021

Where: Highland Park | Los Angeles

What: Don’t miss the delightfully ghoulish return of “Bob Baker’s Halloween Spooktacular”. October is almost here and it’s the perfect time to celebrate the most haunting year of the month with this beloved “boo-sical revue”. The puppet theater’s Halloween performance will run all the way through the end of All Hallow’s Eve.

Lorna Simpson: Everrrything

When: Until January 9, 2022

Where: Downtown Arts District | DTLA

What: See Hauser & Wirth’s latest exhibit, Lorna Simpson’s ‘Everrrything’ now on display. Located in the courtyard and north gallery, the works are from all sides of the artist conception toolkit. The photographer-turned-painter has a range of mediums to view from new sculptures to paintings and collages.

Asphalt Comedy

When: until October 30, 2021

Where: 7763 Melrose Avenue | Los Angeles 

What: After a long week, you deserve a good laugh this weekend, and Asphalt Comedy agrees. Take a seat on Melrose for a mix of stand-ups at this outdoor stage. If you are hungry Mona Lisa Kitchen will be hand to provide nosh options for purchase. Just make sure to bring your vaccine card as proof of vaccination will be needed to be seated. Masks are mandatory when not eating or drinking.


WESTSIDE AND BEACH COMMUNITIES


Americana in the Park

When: until October 10, 2021

Where: Santa Monica

What: Bring the entire family to Santa Monica’s newest free concert! ‘American in the Park’ picks up where Twilight on the Pier’ left off in its own unique way. Enjoy this new concert series in partnership with McCabe’s Guitar Shop for fun Sunday afternoon musical acts outdoors. Running in both September and October, the concert explores the roots of Americana.

Rooftop Cinema Club Presents: Selena

When: Sept 6, 2021

Where: The Drive-In at Santa Monica Airport

What: Head to Santa Monica for a screening of the cult classic biopic ‘Selena’ starring Jennifer Lopez. Rooftop Cinema offers the perfect alfresco rooftop movie viewing experience for some well-deserved weekend fun.

 

Noises Off

When: until October 9, 2021

Where: Long Beach Playhouse | Long Beach

What: See the mayhem and humor of what goes on behind the scenes of putting on a stage show with the hit Michael Frayn production ‘Noises Off’. Long Beach Playhouse and its troupe of actors invite you to enjoy the most horrendously funny performance ever presented.


SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Electric Dusk Drive-In presents Once Upon a Time In Hollywood

When: September 19, 2021 | 6:30 PM 

Where: Sears Parking Lot | Glendale

What: “A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.” Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be at the Electric Dusk Drive-In this weekend for a night that’s perfect for the whole family.

 

Totally Valley Block Party

When:  Sep 25, 2021

Where: Westfield Fashion Square | Sherman Oaks

What: Presented by My Valley Pass and Westfield Fashion Square is the end-of-summer block party you and your family won’t want to miss. Totally Valley Block Party invites you to enjoy an evening filled with fun. The event will feature popular food vendors, tastings from five local brewers, music, and more. Stop by for outdoor games and surprise giveaways as the valley closes out summer in style. 

 

Habitat Restoration Day

When: Sep 25, 2021

Where: Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve | Van Nuys

What: Help keep your community clean this weekend for National Public Lands Day. Spend the morning at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve for a habitat restoration project. You’ll be joining the California Native Plant Society to help remove invasive plants and make native seed balls.


CONEJO VALLEY

Reign of Terror Haunted House

When: Until November 6, 2021

Where: Janss Marketplace | Thousand Oaks

What: Make your way to Janss Marketplace this weekend if you dare. The 17-night ‘Reign of Terror Haunted House’ returns for a truly frightful attraction. Entering its 22nd annual season, make your way through 130 rooms and 10 terrifying attractions for a sarcastic evening. 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Oxnard

When: Sep 25, 2021

Where: The Collection Riverpark | Oxnard

What: Walk for a cause this Saturday with friends or family. Join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at The Collection at RiverPark. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. 

Kathak Karnival at Oak Canyon Community Park

When: September 26, 2021

Where: 5700 Hollytree Dr | Oak Park

What: Bring the whole family for this weekend’s Kathak Karnival in Oak Park. Play carnival games, enjoy carnival food, watch Kathak performances at this fun and educational community event. 

 

Staycation in Ojai | Out and About

Surrounded by picturesque mountains and hills, Ojai offers you an ideal place to unwind and relax. No matter the season, Ojai maintains its own brand of beauty. In fall, the golden grasses on the slopes have a perfect glow as they sit in the waning sun, while in spring, orange blossoms fill the air with a beautiful fragrance. You can enjoy various activities from golfing, horseback riding, and hiking in the scenic trails. There are also several luxurious places to stay and dine.

Stay Awhile

There is no shortage of luxurious hotels and resorts in Ojai. You can choose one of these options:

Ojai Valley Inn

The Ojai Valley Inn is famous for its Spanish-style buildings and stunning grounds. You’ll feel at home due to the several luxurious amenities from the pool, spa, golf, gym, and the camp Oak, where children enjoy outdoor activities. The rooms are fully equipped with amenities from tv streaming service, luxurious Frette beddings, ultra-premium label terry, and more.

Su Nido Inn

Su Nido Inn is a collection of luxurious cottages with each named after specific birds. Every suite has its own specialized luxury décor, and every area is fully equipped with everything that gives Su Nido Inn its outstanding reputation. In each suite, you’ll get a private kitchen and fireplace. You can also enjoy outdoor activities like golfing or bike-guided tours.

Dine & Sip

If you want to taste some sumptuous meals in Ojai, there are several luxurious dining and bar options to choose from, such as:

Azu

Azu is ideal for an upscale meal in Ojai from Spanish bacon, mussels, honey-baked brie, tapas, and garlic sauteed prawns. The wine list is extensive, with lots of several local offerings, wines, and beer. You’ll love the friendly service coupled with a warm atmosphere.

The Ranch House

 

If you want to have a taste of the best California cuisines and award-winning wines, head over to The Ranch House. You’ll enjoy fine dining with your loved ones on a lovely patio that overlooks the herb garden as you try out tasty fillet steaks, wedge salads, and more. The Ranch House is famous for friendly staff who are always ready to serve.

Shop and Play

There is a range of activities to enjoy during your staycation in Ojai, including:

Hope in the Saddle

Enjoy exploring Ojai’s countryside on a horseback ride through the rocky canyons, golden grassland, Enchanted Forest, and the Ventura River Valley. The Ojai Valley Trail riding Company has guided tours that suit everyone from beginners to experienced riders. These scenic tours are a perfect opportunity to enjoy gorgeous views of the Topa Topa Mountains.

Browse the Books

Bart’s Books is the largest outdoor bookstore on the globe. The store has about 130,000 books covering a range of genres from health, travel, and more. Pop in at Bart’s Books and pick your next page-turner or mouth-watering recipes. For book lovers looking for a rare specimen, you might find it here.

Just in case you were unsure of the perfect place to go for a staycation, Ojai offers all the luxurious activities, dining, and hotels. Even better, the weather is pleasant all year round, so you’ll enjoy every activity that you ever desired during your staycation in Ojai.

From LG’s $1.7M TV to Space X’s Civilian Space Launch and More! | Tech News

Stay current on the latest tech news from LG’s $1.7M TV to Space X’s Civilian Space Launch and More! Read on for this week’s leading tech stories from around the globe.

LG Unveils 2,000 Pound TV for $1.7 Million


If you have the space and the cash, LG has the perfect 325-inch TV for you. This week the tech company announced their new lineup of Direct View LED (DVLED) home cinema displays. The TV’s range in size from a 108-inch HD screen to a massive 325-inch 8K panel that rings in at $1.7 million. Likewise, the devices have usually been reserved for commercial buyers, but will now be available for purchase “general” consumers. The devices can be considered a suitable replacement for a high-end projector for those who wish to splurge.

The Top Highlights from Apple’s California Streaming Event

This week Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the latest lineup of devices at the tech giants ‘California Streaming’ event. Within the slew of new products includes the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini. Likewise, the phones will be similar to the iPhone 12 but with a smaller notch and diagonal camera array. The new devices will also have the A15 Bionic chip with an improved dual-camera system and longer battery life. Of course, also underway later this fall will be the Apple Watch Series 7 which includes an oximeter and varying sizes. In addition, Apple Fitness will also be adding  group fitness classes and pilates as new features.

CRISPR Startup Seeks to have Woolly Mammoths Walk the Earth Again

In what sounds like the plotline of Jurassic Park, a start-up company has high hopes of bringing back Wooly Mammoths. Using revolutionary gene-editing technology, startup company Colossal is seeking to bring back the Ice Age giants. The company’s goal would be to use the technology to bring the species back from extinction by 2027 using CRISPR. Likewise, the company would not necessarily be re-creating true woolly mammoths. Instead, they’ll use cold-adapted genetic traits, to create a hybrid that can wander the tundra. This would be the first of its kind to do so in over 10,000 years if successful. “Our true North Star is a successful restoration of the woolly mammoth, but also it’s successful rewilding into interbreeding herds in the Arctic,” said Colossal co-founder Chief Executive Ben Lamm. “We’re now focusing on having our first calves in the next four to six years.”

Zoom to Add Live Translation Services and Facebook VR Integration

This week Zoom announced plans to expand its support for automatic live transcriptions. The change will include the addition of live translation, and turn its whiteboard feature into more of a fully-featured app. Next year, Zoom will launch on Facebook’s Horizon Workrooms app. Users will be able to connect to Zoom Whiteboard, according to Zoom. Likewise, the tool will let users pin a Zoom Whiteboard to a virtual desk or to the wall for everyone to utilize. Most importantly, meeting participants will have the ability to attend and interact in the meeting through a traditional computer.

Space X Makes History with Inspiraiton4 All-Civilian Launch

On Wednesday of this week, history was made with the first civilian launch to orbit. Space X’s Inspiration4 took flight on Wednesday evening in Florida. The flight includes commander Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Sian Proctor, and Chris Sembroski. Billionaire Jared Isaacman bought the entire commercial launch in February of this year after the flight was announced by Space X CEO Elon Musk. The three other civilian participants won their ticket to space after Isaacman donated two seats to St. Judes Hospital and one in a separate raffle. Most importantly, Isaacman and the rest of the crew are aiming to raise $200 million from the mission to go towards St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Few have come before, and many are about to follow,” Isaacman said in his first communication with Space X mission control after launch. “The door’s open now and it’s pretty incredible,” he said.

Weekend Events: September 17-19, 2021

We’re almost midway through September and right on time for some weekend fun! Enjoy events throughout town from the tasty to the spooky. Read on for our pick of the best weekend events from around town.

 

LOS ANGELES 

Bite-Sized Fair

 Weekend Events: September 17-19, 2021

When: until Sep 26, 2021

Where: Pomona

What: It may not be the full shindig, but you’ll still love the bite-sized version of the LA County Fair. The ‘Bite-Sized fair’ will be a bites-only event at the Fairplex. Enjoy this food-only edition with more than 30 food stands throughout September.

LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Last Cruze

 Weekend Events: September 17-19, 2021

When: Until March 20, 2022 

Where: USC/Exposition Park | DTLA

What: In this insightful exhibit artist LaToya Ruby Frazier chronicles the lives of shutdown GM plants workers. Spanning a half-century through 67 documentary-style photos and videos, view this remarkable architecture-like installation.

Cinespia Presents: School of Rock

 Weekend Events: September 17-19, 2021

When: September 17, 2021 | 8:00PM

Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetary | Hollywood

What: Are you ready to rock with Jack Black? Then don’t miss this weekend’s Cinespia showing of the ‘School of Rock’. Enjoy movies under the stars with DJs, a photo booth, bar, and snacks.

WESTSIDE AND BEACH COMMUNITIES

Oogie Boogie Bash

When: until October 31, 2021

Where: Disney’s California Adventure, Anaheim

What: Mr. Oogie Boogie returns for a haunting bash at Disney’s California Adventure. Have a ghoulish time after-hours at the happiest place on earth for the Oogie Boogie Bash.

Critter Carnival

When: September 18, 2021 | 11:00AM

Where: 12005 Bluff Creek Dr. | Los Angeles 

What: Having fun and adopting pets? You heard that right. The Wallis Annenberg PetSpace invites you to explore all things critters this weekend. Local animal shelter reps will have a variety of small animals to see and adopt. Spend time exploring the center and possibly bring home a new companion of your own!

Redondo Beach Pier 47th Annual Festival of the Kite

When: September 19, 2021 | 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Where: 100 Fisherman Wharf | Redondo Beach

What: The 47th Annual Festival of Kite returns to Redondo Beach for a weekend of fun. This year’s event is presented by Redondo Pier Association and Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital. Participants will have a chance at prizes like Best Handmade Kite, Highest Flying Kite, Youngest at Heart Kite Flyer, and more.

 

CONEJO VALLEY

Simi Valley Concert Series Presents: Natalie Wattre

When: September 18, 2021

Where: 1555 Simi Town Center Way – East Court | Simi Valley

What: Add some tunes to your weekend festivities with the Simi Valley Concert Series. This free summer concert event will bow out for the year on September 25, so don’t miss out!

37th Annual Ventura County Coastal Cleanup Day

 Weekend Events: September 17-19, 2021

When: September 18, 2021

Where: various locations Ventura County

What: Spend the weekend helping your community. Join the 37th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. The community clean-up day will be at beaches and waterways throughout California. Let’s help keep California clean together!

She.Is.Beautiful 5K and 10K in Santa Barbara

When: Sep 18, 2021

Where: Santa Barbara, CA

What: Make your way to Santa Barbara for this weekend’s She.Is.Beautiful 5K and 10K race. The women’s only race will be a fun and inspirational event for all ages. Proceeds benefit Girls Incorporated in Santa Barbara.


SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Electric Dusk Drive-In presents The Lion King (2019)

When: September 19, 2021 | 6:30 PM 

Where: Sears Parking Lot | Glendale

What: Enjoy this revamped Disney Classic at LA’s Longest Pop-up Drive and Outdoor Move! The Link King (2019) will be at the Electric Dusk Drive-In this weekend for a night that’s perfect for the whole family.

Sundays at The Gentle Barn – California

 

When: September 19, 2021

Where: 15825 Sierra Highway | Santa Clarita

What: Connect with nature this weekend at The Gentle Barn. Stop by on Sunday from 10 am-2 pm to hug the cows, cuddle the turkeys, and enjoy a beautiful day at the barn!

Halloween Radio Spooktacular

When: September 18, 2021

Where: The Actors Group | Burbank

What: It may not be October but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate spooky season early. Break out your costumes and head to the ’30s and ’40s with  Worst Ever Productions “Halloween Radio Spooktacular!” This special one weekend only invites the audience to partake in a haunting show. 

The Best Outdoor Movies and Drive-Ins Around Town | Out & About

When it comes to fall the drive-in and rooftop movies are a perfect way to spend your evening. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best ones from around town for you to enjoy.

Santa Monica | Drive-up and Outdoor Movies

The Best Outdoor Movies and Drive-Ins Around Town

The Drive-Up at Santa Monica Airport brought to you by Rooftop Cinema Club, offers a great outdoor movies experience for the whole family, including the four-legged members. Iconic flicks play on a sixty-four-inch screen, and guests have an option to view the movie from either the Drive-In section or the Lawn Box seating area. They are open for most of the year when the weather permits. You’ll find them on Santa Monica Interim Open Space, Off the I-10 Fwy W, exit S. Bundy Drive.

Downtown | Outdoor Movies

The Best Outdoor Movies and Drive-Ins Around Town

For good fun with like-minded adults, you will enjoy the scene at Rooftop Cinema Club DTLA.  Entrance is limited to 18 and above with a full bar and array of good food to choose from. They offer two seating options, an adjustable deckchair lounge Seat for solo dates or a wide-width, adjustable deckchair Love Seat for couples. Enjoy a range of outdoor movies offered at this downtown venue. Dates are available till October and they are located at 888 South Olive St, Los Angeles.

San Fernando Valley | Drive-in 

The Best Outdoor Movies and Drive-Ins Around Town

If you are a movie buff that pays attention to the little details, you will certainly appreciate the San Fernando Valley Halloween Drive-In. It is a pop-up cinema Halloween extravaganza. The screenings will be in Lake Balboa until Mid-October.

Street Food Cinema | Outdoor Movies

The Best Outdoor Movies and Drive-Ins Around Town

Street Food Cinema is a perfect marriage of food, music, and movies. Changing locations on a weekly basis, they partner with local talent in music and culinary arts and put on a show to remember. They will be screenings across Los Angeles, so do check their website for the schedule and venue.

Rooftop Cinema Club El Segundo | Drive-in and Outdoor Movies

Rooftop Cinema Club El Segundo features a state-of-the-art LED screen, which means the whole family can enjoy a movie outdoors before bedtime, just in time to catch the sunset. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy lawn games, delicious food from local eateries, and the lovely scenery. They operate on 1310 E Franklin Ave, El Segundo Thursday through Sunday, with dates till October.

We can finally bid adieu to indoor movies on the small screen and enjoy classic movies under the stars.

Weekend Events: September 10-12, 2021

Make the most of your weekend with our line-up of fun events around town. From concerts at the Hollywood Bowl to art fest in the valley, you won’t want to miss out! Read on for our round-up of weekend events in LA, the Westside, SFV, and Conejo Valley!

Los Angeles Events

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther in Concert

Weekend Events: September 10-12, 2021

When: September 10-12, 2021

Where: Hollywood Bowl | Hollywood

What: Revisit Wakanda this weekend with the LA Phil. The Bowl will be tackling Ludwig Göransson’s bombastic, Oscar-winning score for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther in Concert. Enjoy a stunning performance at LA’s most beloved outdoor venue.

 

Discovery from the Deep

Weekend Events: September 10-12, 2021

When: Until November 29, 2021

Where: USC/Exposition Park | DTLA

What: If you have ever been curious to see one of the deep sea’s most mysterious creatures, now is your chance. Well until November that is. After its discovery in May, the Natural History Museum has added a rare deep-sea anglerfish to its current exhibits. Head to the Exposition Park Institution this weekend to view the unique specimen on display.

 

Cinespia Cemetery Screenings Presents: Some Like it Hot

Weekend Events: September 10-12, 2021

When: September 11, 2021 

Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetery | Los Angeles

What: Now that fall is almost near, it’s the best time for a film screening at LA’s most famous outdoor theatre. Head to Cinespia this Saturday for the classic film ‘Some Like it Hot’ starring Marilyn Monroe.

 

Westside & Beach Communities Events

Photo Flux: Unshuttering L.A.

Weekend Events: September 10-12, 2021

When: until October 10, 2021

Where: Getty Center | Brentwood

What: The Getty Center’s current exhibit celebrates 35 local artists who challenge ideals of beauty, representation, and objectivity. The exhibit also serves as inspiration for Getty Unshuttered, a program for up-and-coming teenage artists.

 

Santa Monica Pier Classic “End of Summer” Car Show

When: September 11, 2021

Where: 1550 Pacific Coast Highway | Santa Monica

What: Labor Day and the “unofficial” end of summer may have passed but the events celebrating the season end are continuing on. This Saturday don’t miss the Santa Monica Pier Classic “End of Summer” Car Show. Enjoy live performances, prizes and of course classic cars at this seaside weekend.

 

Yoga by the Marina

When: September 12, 2021

Where: 13650 Mindanao Way | Marina Del Rey

What: Find your inner zen this weekend by the marina! This yoga class for all levels offers the perfect way to have a relaxed weekend. 

 

Conejo Valley Events

Honoring the Heroes of 9/11

When: September 11, 2021

Where: Pepperdine University | Malibu

What: This Saturday will mark 20 years since the tragic events of 9/11. In honor of all those that were lost, Pepperdine University will host a full day of remembrance and reflection. While a somber event, the University invites the general public as it honors the heroism of and sacrifice made by friends, neighbors, and family members lost on that fateful day.

 

Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival

When: September 11, 2021

Where: 1593 Spinnaker Dr. | Ventura

What: The Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival returns after a year-long hiatus. Enjoy colorful works of art at this waterfront juried art festival featuring more than 40 talented street chalk artists. Don’t miss out on this two-day festival of arts and color!

Simi Valley Concert Series Presents: Just Dave Band

When: September 10, 2021

Where: 1555 Simi Town Center Way – East Court | Simi Valley

What: Add some tunes to your weekend festivities with the Simi Valley Concert Series. This free summer concert event will bow out for the year on September 25, so don’t miss out!

 

San Fernando Valley Events

Comedy Fusion Show at the Comedy Chateau

When: September 12, 2021

Where: The Comedy Chateau | North Hollywood

What: Have a good laugh at this weekend’s Comedy Fusion show at the Comedy Chateau. Enjoy gourmet American Bistro cuisine, craft cocktails, and outstanding comedy at NoHo’s best comedy club. 

 

Creepy Island World-Premiere Play

When: September 11, 2021

Where: Whitmore Lindley Theatre Center | Valley Village

What: Head back to the theatre for this brand new world premiere production of Creepy Island. This original theatrical production follows a band of pirates that have come ashore on a mysterious disappearing island in search of an infamous lost treasure. 

 

Sunday Night Skate @ Moonlight Rollerway

When: September 12, 2021

Where: Moonlight Rollerway | Glendale

What: All ages are welcome at this Sunday’s night skate at the Moonlight Rollerway. Go retro with a cruise around the rink while listening to your favorite jams. The Moonlight Rollerway has been a source of local fun since 1950.

Where to go Apple Picking in SoCal this Fall | Out & About

Few activities calm the soul better than apple picking. A right of passage from summer to fall, the fresh air and peaceful surroundings always bring a smile and refresh the spirit. Southern California offers several excellent apple farms to choose from. Read on for our favorite picks of where to go apple picking in SoCal this fall.

Los Rios Ranchos

Where to go Apple Picking in SoCal this Fall

Los Rios Ranchos is one of the premier apple picking farms in the area. They have 32 varieties of apples including Gala, Spartan, and MacIntosh, but check online before you go for a listing of what’s ready to pick. Likewise, Los Rios Ranchos also has a petting zoo, store tent, apple cider, and country cooking with picnic tables. They are open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

Willowbrook Apple Farm

Where to go Apple Picking in SoCal this Fall

The Willowbrook Apple Farm features a Stayman-Winesap apple orchard that is over 100 years old, with original trees planted in 1910. Certainly, after picking your apples you can enjoy apple cider, a petting zoo, a caramel apple, and clean-crafted wine by a bonfire. Beginning Labor day Willowbrook will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Riley’s Apple Farm

Where to go Apple Picking in SoCal this Fall

Make your way to Riley’s Apple Farm. Riley’s Apple Farm features Glen Seedling, Gravenstein, Red Delicious, Early Fujis, McIntosh, Jonathan, Spartan, Rome apples, and more. Of course, weekends are particularly fun here where visitors are treated to apple cider pressing, tomahawk tossing, and archery. Contact Riley’s for available u-pick times. 

Snow-Line Orchard

Dating back to 1898 Snow-Line Orchard has been a staple of Southern California apple farming. Founded by Issac Ford and operated for the past 36 years by Mert and Shirley Hudson, Snow-Line offers a wide variety of apples for snacking and cooking. Likewise, the farm also has a winery and cidery, raspberry picking, and delicious mini-cider donuts. Snow-line is open for u-picking on the weekends only. July to the end of August the farm is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 to 4:00 pm, and September through December seven days a week, 9:00 to 5:00 pm. 

Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard

Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard is a family-owned farm that features 130-year-old heirloom apple orchards. The farm uses organic growing methods and has made a dedication to sustainability and seasonality. Visitors are given a 10-minute tour where they will learn of the farm’s history and unique approach to farming. Likewise, events and workshops on various topics are offered as well as a gift shop, wine tastings, and wonderful local delicacies. Contact Stone Soup for available u-pick times. 

Apple picking time is here, get out and enjoy.

Weekend Events: Labor Day Weekend Edition

Make the most of the unofficial end of summer with our list of Labor Day weekend events around town! From Los Angeles to the coast and San Fernando to Conejo Valley, we have you covered on weekend fun!

LOS ANGELES

Maestro of the Movies: The Music of John Williams

When: Sept 3-5, 2021

Where: The Hollywood Bowl | Hollywood

What: When it comes to classic cinema, there’s no one comparable to John Williams. What better way to celebrate the last weekend of summer than with David Newman and the LA Phil. Join them this Labor Day weekend as they tackle the composer’s iconic film scores set to a selection of movie clips, with an appearance from Williams himself.

Cinecon Classic Film Festival

When: Sept 3, 2021

Where: Online

What: Calling all film buffs. Cinecon Classic Film Festival returns for its fifth decade showing classic film fare. Enjoy a three-day program of rare and unusual old silent films and shorts, once again streamed online (with an in-person event due back next year).

The Music Center’s Summer SoundWaves

When: until Sept 4, 2021

Where: Music Center | DTLA

What: Make your way this Labor Day weekend to the Music Center for Summer SoundWaves last weekend. Listen to sets from JLin and a host of DJs as this summertime, family-friendly concert sets up on the Music Center’s Jerry Moss Plaza.


WESTSIDE AND BEACH COMMUNITIES

Fiesta Hermosa

When: Sept 4-6, 2021

Where: Hermosa Beach

What: Hit the beach this Labor Day weekend for Fiesta Hermosa. The fun arts festival features art (of course) and samples of fine foods and music. This year’s event ditches the on-the-street layout for sidewalk sales along Pier Avenue. The carnival and music area will also be capacity-limited (tickets required, $20).

Rooftop Cinema Club Presents: The Great Gatsby

When: Sept 6, 2021

Where: Rooftop Cinema Club El Segundo

What: Since it’s the new roaring 20’s why not spend your LDW Gatsby style. See ‘The Great Gatsby’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio on Labor Day. Rooftop Cinema offers the perfect alfresco rooftop movie viewing experience for some well-deserved weekend fun.

Labor Day Ferris Wheel Lighting

When: Sept 3-5, 2021

Where: Santa Monica Pier | Santa Monica

What: Light up your LDW weekend with a trip to Santa Monica Pier. Pacific Park will join other landmarks across the country in displaying red, white, and blue colors in observance of the holiday for the weekend of September 3-6. This special light program will run from dusk (around 7 PM) to midnight on Friday, September 3 to Monday, September 6.


SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Beyond Breath – An Introduction to SKY Breath Meditation

When: Sept 4, 2021

Where: San Fernando | Location Provided Upon Registration

What: Find some time for inner zen this Labor Day weekend with Beyond Breath-An Introduction to SKY Breath Meditation. In this 75 min workshop, you will get the chance to take a breath and clear your mind with the help of a calming breathing technique and a guided meditation.

Wendy Liebman’s Locally Grown Comedy

When: Sept 4, 2021

Where: Feinstein’s at Vitello’s | Studio City

What: Get your laughs this weekend with Wendy Liebman’s Locally Grown Comedy. The comedy and music variety show will feature hilarious local talent. These comedians will be hilarious, uplifting, and entertaining!

Elton John: The Early Years

When: Sept 5, 2021

Where: 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd | Woodland Hills

What: The Valley Cultural Foundation’s concert series returns with this weekend’s concert. The free event is open to the public and takes place in the beautiful Lou Bredlow Pavilion. Enjoy a late afternoon picnic with family and friends as you take in the sounds of talented upcoming artists. Sunday’s concert will feature an Elton John tribute, titled Elton John: The Early Years.


CONEJO VALLEY

39th Annual Malibu Chili Cook-Off

When: Sept 3-6, 2021

Where: 23575 Civic Center Way | Malibu

What: Talk about a delicious way to celebrate the unofficial end of summer! The 39th Annual Malibu Chili Cook-Off will take place this Labor Day weekend. Hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu, an advance ticket purchase is required. Tickets are $15 per person, per day, or $55 for a 4-day weekend pass. Carnival tickets will be sold separately.

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show

When: Sept 4, 2021

Where: The Gardens at Los Robles | Thousand Oaks

What: Mystery is afoot this weekend with America’s LARGEST interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show. At The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show, you’ll tackle a challenging crime while you feast on a fantastic four-course dinner. Just beware! The criminal is lurking somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it! All shows performed at Los Robles Greens, tickets are still available for this weekend!

CRPD Summer Concerts in the Park

When: Sept 6, 2021

Where: 175 Hendrix Ave. | Thousand Oaks

What: Don’t miss the final CRPD concert of the summer. This Labor Day brings The Jack of Hearts Band – A celebration of Bob Dylan & the Band, to the Conejo Valley. For over five decades, Bob Dylan has remained one of the most important figures in modern American music.

How to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in SoCal | Out & About

Labor Day weekend is officially here. With it comes the unofficial end of the summer. That’s why it’s vital that you make the most of this celebratory weekend in a luxurious manner. With so many ways to celebrate, we’re giving you our top options for LDW! Read on for how to celebrate Labor Day weekend in SoCal!!

Tasty Labor Day Bites

Food is a pivotal component of Labor Day Weekend. Whether you are grilling or going gourmet you’ll want to try some of the following recipes.

Greek Feta Dip

Paired with pita chips, this delicious recipe offers a fresh take on the classic Greek Salad. This dip can also serve as a perfect appetizer for a backyard bbq. With a recipe this tasty, you and your guest will definitely want more.

Grilled Rib-Eyes with Peperonata

If you are a steak person, you will not want to skip out on this recipe. Prepared best over a charcoal grill, this rib-eye steak has a crusty exterior and a juicy core. The cut is topped off with peperonata, which creates a perfect juxtaposition of flavors between the meat and vegetables.

Baby Back Ribs with Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce

This delightful recipe blends ripe peaches with Calabrian chili to produce a savory coating on a flawlessly broiled portion of pork. When it comes to traditional bbq dishes, baby back ribs are a classic and constant fan favorite. You can check out this recipe for a delicious vegan option to sub.

Lime Posset With Graham Cracker Streusel

Putting a unique twist on the typical Key Lime Pie flavor, this dessert is a simple pudding that has a complex variety of intense lime flavors. Served in individual portions with graham crackers on top, Lime Posset is the perfect festive dessert for Labor Day Weekend.

Chic Labor Day Décor

To guarantee that your luxury Labor Day party is at the current forefront of design trends and impresses guests, make sure to send out custom aesthetically pleasing initiation cards with the ability to RSVP. Furthermore, homemade ice-dyed décor is an immensely popular trend for tablecloths and napkins that will give your party the laid-back, yet extravagant feel that you desire to ensure that your guests have a bash. To be further inspired, learn more about contemporary Labor Day décor trends on Martha Stewart Living.

Fun Labor Day Activities to Do

Whether you spend time with your family at home or decide to take advantage of one of Southern California’s many attractions, you will absolutely have a joyful experience.

Our picks:

Watch a family flick:

Set up your own outdoor movie theatre with blankets and popcorn. Or skip the hassle and visit one of the many outdoor movie options LA and the valley have to offer.

Cruise to the beach:

Likewise, if taking a trip away from home is more your style, take a day trip to Malibu’s Zuma Beach. The seaside escape offers the perfect setting to wave goodbye to summer.

Have a thrill of a time:

If thrills are more your style, Universal Studios includes all of the rides you could possibly ask for. Of course, even if you do not enjoy amusement rides, there are plenty of shops to see and bites to grab.

Finally, a stop at one of the city’s top restaurants will definitely hit the spot after a fun day out. For this we recommend our list of LA Eats for a curated selection of dining spots.

Resources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_Day

https://www.delish.com/cooking/g4133/labor-day-appetizers/

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/michael-symon/grilled-rib-eyes-with-peperonata-5209282

https://www.marthastewart.com/650043/celebrating-labor-day

https://food52.com/recipes/33481-key-lime-pie

Weekend Events: August 27-29

Add some fun to your weekend plans with our list of local events. From LA to the Westside and SFV to Conejo Valley, we have this weekend’s top events. Read on and enjoy the best that summer has to offer.

Los Angeles

Ty Taylor: A Summer Evening of Classic and Nouveau Standards

This Weekends Top Events

When: Aug 28, 2021

Where: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts | Beverly Hills

What: Described by Rolling Stones as “a modern-day James Brown” for his in-the-pocket sound, will conclude Summer @ The Wallis this Saturday. Enjoy a sophisticated and swinging evening of classic and nouveau standards. The performance will take place on the outdoor stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Pacific Opera Project Presents: Cinderella

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When: Aug 27, 2021

Where: The Ford | DTLA

What: Pacific Opera Project returns to The Ford for Rossini’s charming take on the Cinderella story, La Cenerentola. Celebrated for making opera accessible and entertaining, the company provides a new version of this classic fairytale. Catch the live production this Friday!

Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival Presents: The Tempest

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When: August 7 – September 5, 2021

Where: Griffith Park | Los Angeles

What: “All the worlds a stage and the rest are merely players.” For 13 years, Prospero and his daughter, Miranda, have been trapped on an island in the middle of dangerous seas. Fate brings a long-awaited ship to their shores. What follows is a story of magic, treachery, and miraculous reconciliation. Catch this weekend’s production of ‘The Tempest’ for Griffith Parks FREE Shakespeare Festival! This series of lively productions will continue throughout the month until September 5. 

Westside and Beach Communities

Sharing an Open Main Street

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When: until Oct 17, 2021

Where: Main Street | Santa Monica

What: Support local Santa Monica businesses for a pedestrian-friendly weekend of shopping bites and community. For four weekends this year, a block and a half of Santa Monica’s most charming restaurant district will be shut down to car traffic. You’ll find the pedestrian plaza along Main Street, between Hill and Kinney Streets, near spots like Pasjoli, Ashland Hill, and Library Alehouse. 

International City Theatre Presents Closely Related Keys

When: until Aug 27, 2021

Where: Beverly O’Neill Theater | Long Beach

What: After 18 long months, the International City Theatre returns to the stage. Don’t miss this compelling family drama by multiple award-winning Los Angeles-based playwright Wendy Graf. Directed by Saundra McClain, Graf’s Closely Related Keys opens this Friday, Aug. 27, at ICT’s home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. 

Rooftop Cinema Club Presents: The Shining

When: Aug 29, 2021

Where: Rooftop Cinema Club El Segundo

What: It seems that Halloween has arrived a couple of months early. This weekend’s cinema screenings are all about the fright. Catch the classic flick ‘The Shining’ this Sunday. Likewise, Rooftop Cinema offers the perfect alfresco rooftop movie viewing experience for some well-deserved weekend fun.

San Fernando Valley

Spooky Sunday

When: Aug 29, 2021

Where: Lawless Brewing Co. | Valley Village

What: We are going full steam ahead on celebrating October early, and you can too at Spooky Sunday. This family-friendly event pays tribute to horror films, Halloween specials, and more! Most importantly, eat, drink, shop, play, and take advantage of our numerous photo ops. General admission is free, with advanced registration required. Additional activities are available through the purchase of a VIP ticket.

Teapop x Hauskaat Present: Boba Brunch!

When: Aug 28, 2021

Where: TEAPOP | 5050 Vineland Avenue | NoHo

What: Get your brunch on while enjoying the last couple of weekends of summer. Head to Teapop’s Boba Brunch this Saturday! Come soak up the summer vibes on the outdoor patio and enjoy live DJ music, vegan-friendly brunch, and Coolhaus ICE CREAM SANDWICHES!

Electric Dusk Drive-In presents An American Werewolf In London!

When: Aug 27, 2021

Where: Sears Parking Lot | Glendale  

What: “Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.” Catch the quintessential 80’s classic ‘An American Werewolf in London’ this Friday! Likewise, tickets can be purchased early or same-day. Films are screened in the Glendale Sears Parking Lot.

Conejo Valley

Camarillo Old Town Friday Night Cruise

When: Aug 27, 2021

Where: 2222 Ventura Blvd | Camarillo

What: Calling all classic car fans! Cruise on down to the Studio Channel Islands Art Studio for Camarillo Old Town’s Friday Night Cruise. View classic cars from around the community and connect with your fellow car enthusiasts. This event is open to the public. All cars welcome.

Hueneme Beach Festival

When: August 28-29, 2021

Where: 550 E Surfside Dr | Port Hueneme

What: Hueneme Beach Festival returns this weekend with tons of family fun as one of the area’s top events. The City of Port Hueneme and REACH Foundation is bringing back the event after a hiatus since 2015. Likewise, the festival includes live music, great food, children’s activities, carnival rides, and more! Admission and parking is FREE!

20th annual Thousand Oaks Rotary Wine & Beer Festival

When: August 28, 2021

Where: 880 S Westlake Blvd | Westlake Village

What: Celebrate the 20th annual Thousand Oaks Rotary Wine & Beer Festival this Saturday! The Thousand Oaks Rotary Foundation will host the festival at Hyatt Regency Westlake. The event invites adults ages 21 and up to sample acclaimed California handcrafted wines, microbrews and hors d’oeuvres for a good cause. Proceeds benefit the Ventura County Special Olympics and the Thousand Oaks Rotary Foundation, which supports many local charities and provides student educational scholarships.