Weekend Events | September 23 – September 25

Fall into autumn fun with this weekend’s round-up of local happenings. While it’s not officially fall, this weekend’s events will be sure to put you in the fall spirit. Read on and enjoy a range of fun this September 23 through September 25 weekend!

LOS ANGELES WEEKEND EVENTS | SEPTEMBER 23 – SEPTEMBER 25

L.A. River Fest

When: September 25 

Where: Chinatown 

What: Make your way to L.A. State Historic Park for an open-air screening of short films about the L.A. River. LA’s famed urban waterway has been featured in a plethora of large to small-scale films. Don’t miss this sampling of cinema brought to you by the Friends of the L.A. River.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

When: September 23 – October 31 

Where: Griffith Park

What: Griffith Park’s famed haunted hayride arrives early to bring frights and haunts to Angeleno’s. Make your way to the fictitious 80’s town of Midnight Falls if you dare.

L.A. Times Food Bowl: Night Market

When: September 23 – September 25

Where: Hollywood

What: Fancy a foodie-approved weekend? You are in luck because L.A. Times Food Bowl is back with a night market you won’t want to miss. Enjoy a showcasing of the city’s top restaurants and appearances by the likes of Duff Goldman of Ace of Cakes and L.A. barbecue legend Kevin Bludso.

 

WESTSIDE AND BEACH COMMUNITIES WEEKEND EVENTS | SEPTEMBER 23 – SEPTEMBER 25

The Other Art Fair

When: September 22 – September 25 

Where: Santa Monica

What: Head over to Barker Hanger this weekend to see works of art from over 140 up-and-coming artists. The weekend-long art fest has been curated for collectors and fans of varying budgets.

Loss, Life & Love

When: September 24 

Where: Leimert Park Plaza | South LA

What: It’s not as morbid as it sounds. This weekend’s Leimert Park event invites attendees to ponder life itself for a three-day series of talks and workshops. The in-person street fair will feature comedians, speakers, and musicians.

Americana in the Park

When: September 4 – September 25 

Where: Gandara Park | Santa Monica

What: Enjoy music in the park at this Sunday afternoon concert for the community. All through September, Gandara Park will explore the roots of Americana via tunes.

 

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS | SEPTEMBER 23 – SEPTEMBER 25

Home Composting & Urban Gardening Workshop

When: September 24 

Where: Lopez Canyon Environmental Center | Sylmar

What: Learn how to create your own urban garden and at-home composting. This weekend’s workshop will teach you all the basics taught by the LA Sanitation & Environment green waste specialists. In addition, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will be there to offer water conservation tips and rebate information.

Halloween Horror Nights

When: September 8 – October 31 

Where: Universal Studios | Universal City

What: There’s no running or hiding because Halloween Horror Nights is back and haunting now through October 31. Get your spook on with haunted houses and mazes inspired by the Weekend, Halloween, The Black Phone, Freak, and the classic Universal Monsters.

Valley Relics Museum Experience

When: Every Saturday and Sunday

Where: 16781 Stagg Street Hangar C3 & C4 | Van Nuys

What: Visit the Valley’s beloved museum of Pop Culture this weekend! The Valley Relics Museum invites you to join them for a day full of nostalgia and fun. Their one-of-a-kind museum.

 

CONEJO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS | SEPTEMBER 23 – SEPTEMBER 25

Movies in the Park

When: September 23 

Where: Arroyo Vista Community Park | Moorpark

What: Food trucks, photo ops, and more! This weekend’s Moorpark Movie night features more than just a film screening. Enjoy an evening under the stars while viewing the cult-classic film Napoleon Dynamite. 

29th Annual California Lemon Festival

When: September 24 – September 25 

Where: Goleta

What: Be sure to stop by Girsh Park in Goleta for the 29th Annual California Lemon Festival. Likewise, the event will feature yummy lemon food, a great family atmosphere, and a cornucopia of entertainment and activities.

Hispanic Heritage Month at Stagecoach Inn

When: September 24 

Where: Stagecoach Inn Museum | Newbury Park

What: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Stagecoach Inn Museum. “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation” invites the public to learn what life was like at the ranchos in the early 1800s. In addition, the Inn will feature Caballero and Fiesta costuming.

The Best Retro Movie Theatres in Town | Out & About

As the weather cools down and the leaves turn, let’s turn back the clock for a retro movie theater outing. Tinsletown is famed for its retro fixtures, and many of these architectural icons remain in use. From silent noirs to classics and blockbusters, there is a range of films to see across LA’s many old-fashioned cinema spots. Read on for our list of favorites and catch a flick in true style!

The Theatre at Ace Hotel

In 1927, the Theatre at Ace Hotel went by a different moniker, the United Artists Theatre. Now restored to its 1,600-seat glory, the theatre still maintains the charm instilled by its iconic founders, namely Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin. Architecture inspired by the Spanish Gothic style, richly illustrated murals, and a vaulted ceiling covered in tiny glimmering mirrors, The Theatre at Ace Hotel is retro movie going done right!

Orpheum Theatre

Featuring the Mighty Wurlitzer, one of only three original theater organs still existing in Southern California theaters, The Orpheum theater is a retro movie theater gem. The Orpheum offers seating for over 2,000 people with orchestra, loge, balcony, and side box seating. The interior has also been featured in scenes for such films as the Oscar-winning “The Artist” and even American Idol.

TCL Chinese Theatre

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is not just for bug budget Hollywood premieres. Established in 1927, it’s arguably the most spectacular theater of its day – and even today still! From film festivals to IMAX showings, Sid Grauman’s third theater and “dream” project is a great way to play tourists in town. In addition, the Hollywood Blvd retro movie theatre also houses a range of artifacts imported from China as well as statuary made specifically for the theater by Chinese artisans.

The Palace Theatre

Established in 1911, the Palace Theatre is the oldest of the three Broadway theaters in Los Angeles. With a faded majesty about it, the theater bodes a French renaissance style. In addition, the facade features four figures to represent the muses of vaudeville: music, song, dance, and drama. 

Vista Theatre

The Vista is a budget-friendly glimpse of Hollywood glam – with matinee shows for only $5.50. A fixture of Tinsel Town since 1923, the Vista Theatre was originally dubbed the Lou Bard Playhouse. In the vein of The Chinese Theatre, there are hand prints marking the sidewalk, and beautifully restored Egyptian statues and murals decorate the cinema.

The Egyptian Theatre

The second theatre from Sid Grauman, The Egyptian, is just a few skips down from the Chinese Theatre. With an extensive courtyard, the inspiration for The Egyptian came after the discovery of King Tut’s tomb in 1922, which led to an Egyptian craze that swept the nation.

Weekend Events | September 9 – September 11

Make the most out of your September weekend with a range of exciting events in town. From art exhibits to free concerts and more, there are plenty of things to do. Read on for our weekend roundup of fun!

Los Angeles Weekend Events | September 9 – September 11 

Summer on 7th

When: September 10

Where: DTLA

What: Enjoy music, food, and fantastic architecture, all for a great cause at this Saturday’s Summer on 7th event. The evening under the stars will take place at the Inner-City Arts campus with rooftop sets by  Cordae, plus DJ sets by dublab and La Junta Crew. 

Jazz at LACMA

When: Until September 23

Where: LACMA | Miracle Mile 

What: Considerably one of LA’s best free music offerings, catch Jazz at LACMA before it’s gone. The summer music set runs through the last week of September. Picnic in the museum park while enjoying soulful sounds under the stars.

Chinatown First Fridays

When: Until December 1

Where: Chinatown

What: Enjoy extended hours at a slew of Chinatown galleries, shops, and restaurants as this fun Friday night event series returns! Make your way along Chung King Road and around other businesses in Chinatown Central Plaza.

Westside & Beach Communities Weekend Events | September 9 – September 11 

Bergamot Station Arts Center Fall Open

When: September 10 

Where: Santa Monica

What: Fall will be here soon, so likewise, it is time for Bergamot Station Arts Center to debut its fall exhibit. Stop by this open house and peruse through the artwork of over 20 galleries from artists and curators. 

Americana in the Park

When: September 4 – September 25 

Where: Gandara Park | Santa Monica

What: Enjoy music in the park at this Sunday afternoon concert for the community. All through September, Gandara Park will explore the roots of Americana via tunes.

D23 Expo

When: September 9 – September 11

Where: Anaheim 

What: Calling all Disney fans! The return of D23 is here!! Make your way over to the Anaheim Convention Center for the best fan weekend around. Find out about upcoming releases and get a peek at some of the latest Imagineer-designed rides. 

San Fernando Valley Weekend Events | September 9 – September 11 

Halloween Horror Nights

When: September 8 – October 31 

Where: Universal Studios | Universal City

What: There’s no running or hiding because Halloween Horror Nights is back and haunting now through October 31. Get your spook on with haunted houses and mazes inspired by the Weekend, Halloween, The Black Phone, Freak, and the classic Universal Monsters.

Valley Relics Museum Experience

When: Every Saturday and Sunday

Where: 16781 Stagg Street Hangar C3 & C4 | Van Nuys

What: Visit the Valley’s beloved museum of Pop Culture this weekend! The Valley Relics Museum invites you to join them for a day full of nostalgia and fun. Their one-of-a-kind museum 

All-Age Skate Night

When: Every Saturday

Where: Moonlight Rollerway | Glendale

What: Get your roll on this Saturday at Moonlight Rollerway’s All-age skate night. The Saturday night skate will be for all ages from 8 PM to 11 PM, with tickets required for entry.

Conejo Valley Weekend Events | September 9 – September 11

Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival 

When: September 10 & September 11 

Where: Ventura Habor Village | Ventura

What: The Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival kicks off this Saturday and Sunday at Ventura Habor Village. This waterfront juried art festival features more than over 40 talented street chalk artists creating colorful murals along the Village promenade overlooking the boats.

Chinese Cultural Day

When: September 10 

Where: Civic Arts Plaza | Thousand Oaks

What: Don’t miss the 5th Chinese Cultural Day at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Park. The festival will feature performances, exhibits, games, food, and more. Likewise, the event will be celebrating the Moon Festival and showcase traditional Chinese music and dance performances.

Tiny Porch Concerts

When: September 10

Where: Peter Strauss Ranch | Agoura Hills

What: In cooperation with the National Park Service, Tiny Porch Concerts presents its 2022 Summer Series. These concerts are open to the public and to all ages. Admission is FREE, although VIP Tickets are available for purchase. VIP tickets include a beer, wine, and cheese reception an hour before the music begins and a chair waiting for you in the theater!

Weekend Events | September 2 – September 4

It’s the “unofficial” end of summer, and there are plenty of weekend fun activities to do. To make the most of your Labor Day weekend, check out our list of happenings around town this September 2 – September 4!

Los Angeles Weekend Events | September 2 – September 4

Chinatown First Fridays

When: September 2 – December 1

Where: Chinatown

What: Enjoy extended hours at a slew of Chinatown galleries, shops, and restaurants as this fun Friday night event series returns! Make your way along Chung King Road and around other businesses in Chinatown Central Plaza.

Maestro of the Movies: The Music of John Williams

When: September 2 – September 4 

Where: Hollywood Bowl

What: From E.T. to Jurassic Park, the music of John Williams is as legendary as the films he has contributed sound to. This weekend enjoy a David Newman and John Williams composed production at the Hollywood Bowl as the pair conduct the LA Phil. 

Vegan Ice Cream Showdown

When: September 5

Where: Café Gratitude | Larchmont Village

What: Cool off this Labor Day at Café Gratitude! The Larchmont location will be hosting a vegan ice cream showdown that you won’t want to miss. Vote for your favorite treats, snap some selfies, and indulge in the last “unofficial” weekend of summer.

Westside & Beach Communities Weekend Events | September 2 – September 4

Fiesta Hermosa

When: September 3 – September 5

Where: Hermosa Beach

What: Make your way over to Hermosa Beach for the return of Fiesta Hermosa. This seaside art festival features art (of course), fine foods, and music. There is also a fun carnival to check out at the Hermosa Beach Community Center.

Americana in the Park

When: September 4 – September 25 

Where: Gandara Park | Santa Monica

What: Enjoy music in the park at this Sunday afternoon concert for the community. All through September, Gandara Park will explore the roots of Americana via tunes.

Long Beach Walls

When: Until September 4 

Where: Various Locations | Long Beach

What: Check out murals and installations across Long Beach at this citywide art festival. For this year’s event, you will find the return of Art Renzei, a multimedia art showcase along the coast.

 

San Fernando Valley Weekend Events | September 2 – September 4

Back to the Valley

When: September 3

Where: Van Nuys

What: Head Back to the Future at the Van Nuys Civic Center. This Saturday, catch a screening of the hit film along with performances by the Flux Capacitors, Viva La Bamba Band, and DJ Jerome. In addition, there will be plus break dancers, slot car racing, and a photo booth, as well as a display of movie cars (including, yes, a DeLorean).

Yoga in the Park

When: September 3 

Where: Verdugo Park | Glendale 

What: Get fit and find your inner zen at this Saturday’s community Yoga in the Park. “Soulful Saturdays” returns to Verdugo Park the first weekend of every month for one hour of yoga followed by after-class refreshments.

Valley Relics Museum Experience

When: Every Saturday and Sunday

Where: 16781 Stagg Street Hangar C3 & C4 | Van Nuys

What: Visit the Valley’s beloved museum of Pop Culture this weekend! The Valley Relics Museum invites you to join them for a day full of nostalgia and fun. Their one-of-a-kind museum features neon signs, classic cars, a playable retro arcade, and more! Tickets for Valley Relics Museum can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Conejo Valley Weekend Events | September 2 – September 4

Screening of “Duck Soup” and Dinner 

When: September 2 

Where: Stagecoach Inn | Newbury Park

What: Saddle up, bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and family, and settle in for a relaxing, fun, family evening on the Conejo. Settle in under the stars for this 1933 Marx Brothers classic comedy. Gates open at 6:00 for lawn chair set up, with a Chinese Dinner from Pick-Up Stix that will be served to attendees.

40th Annual Malibu Chili Cook-Off and Carnival

When: September 2 – September 5 

Where: 23575 Civic Center Way

What: The 40th Annual Malibu Chili Cook-Off will take place on Labor Day weekend, September 2-5. Hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu, admission is $15 per day, with carnival tickets sold separately.

Aloha Beach Festival in Ventura

When: September 4 

Where: Promenade Park/Surfer’s Point | Ventura

What: The Aloha Beach Festival is BACK at Promenade Park/Surfer’s Point! The festival features music, frisbee dogs, Hawaiian dancing, vendors, food, and more.

Your Labor Day 2022 Weekend Guide | Out & About

Now that Labor Day weekend is officially here, so comes the unofficial end of the summer. 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. 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 our guide on how to celebrate your Labor Day 2022 weekend in SoCal!!

Cruise to the beach for Labor Day 2022!

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. From Santa Monica to Malibu and Newport to Laguna, there is a bounty of beaches to choose from. Since it will likely be a busy Labor Day Weekend, we recommend planning before you go. Check out our blog for the best beaches LA has to offer!

Watch a family flick!

With fall soon on its way, you can enjoy the last days of summer with an outdoor movie theater. Like any other movie setting, all you need is popcorn, a cozy chair, and your loved ones. Or skip the hassle and visit one of the many outdoor movie options LA and the valley have to offer this Labor Day 2022.

Take in the thrills for Labor Day 2022!

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. Looking for the happiest place on earth? Disneyland is only an hour away from LA! Enjoy Mickey and the gang this Labor Day weekend at the Magic Kingdom or California Adventures. 

 

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.

August 19 – August 21 | Weekend Events

It’s time for weekend fun! We’ve got you covered with the best events happening around town this August 19 through August 21. Read our blog for all of the top things to do in your neighborhood.

LOS ANGELES WEEKEND EVENTS | AUGUST 19 – AUGUST 21

Hollyhock House Lawn Party

When: August 20 

Where: Los Feliz

What: The Hollyhock House reopens this weekend after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. In celebration of its reopening, the famed Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home will throw a free lawn party. The event will include free performances from the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, music, crafts, and 100 free hot dogs on a first-come, first-served basis.

CicLAvia: Meet the Hollywoods

When: August 21 – December 4 

Where: Hollywood

What: Put the pedal to the metal of your bike for CicLAvia! The pedestrian and boke-friendly event will make its way through East, West, and central Hollywood starting this Sunday. The 6.6-mile car-free route invites locals to take a ride through town at their own leisure.

Griffith Park Summer Celebration

When: August 19 

Where: Griffith Park

What: Enjoy a communal hike, old-timey trains, music, and more at Griffith Park this Friday. In addition, the free event will also include extended hours, equestrian rides, and delicious food.

WESTSIDE & BEACH COMMUNITIES WEEKEND EVENTS | AUGUST 19 – AUGUST 21

DOGust Birthday Celebration

When: August 20 

Where: Playa Vista

What: It’s time to celebrate your adopted pup’s birthday at DOGust. The universal birthday for shelter dogs is this Saturday at the Wallis Annenberg PetSpace. Likewise, the special occasion will include dog-friendly activities, like a splash pad and photo ops. Vendors include Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co., Kono’s Kitchen, Shop Sunny Tails, and more!

Tender Fest: Part II

When: August 20

Where: Beverly Hills

What: The second iteration of h.wood group and Off the Menu’s Tenderfest returns. Enjoy this daylong food festival that brings together chefs from the best friend chicken restaurants in town. Each ticket allows unlimited samples of every chef’s chicken tender entry, along with unlimited fries, dessert, and two drink tickets.

Outdoor Movie Night

When: August 21 

Where: Jamaica Bay Inn

What: Head over to Marina del Rey for a free movie night under the stars. Jamaica Bay Inn continues its summer movie series with this weekend’s outdoor screening of Freaky Friday. 

 

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS | AUGUST 19 – AUGUST 21

818 Day: A San Fernando Valley Celebration

When: Until August 21 

Where: Woodland Hills

What: Celebrate San Fernando Valley this weekend at Westfield Topanga and the Village. Enjoy vintage arcade games, live music, a beer garden, and more at this SFV party for the community.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness @ Electric Dusk Drive-In

When: August 20

Where: Glendale

What: Enter the multiverse with this weekend’s screening of ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.’ LA’s longest-running pop-up drive-in invites you to Glendale for Electric Dusk Drive-In. Enjoy film, food, and fun at this beloved summer series.

Elevate Burbank Multicultural Arts Festival

When: August 20 

Where: Burbank High School | Burbank

What: Enjoy this free event featuring an afternoon of diverse entertainment with musicians, dancers, poets, and other artists

 

CONEJO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS | AUGUST 19 – AUGUST 21

41st Annual Wings Over Camarillo Airshow

When: August 20 and August 21 

Where: Camarillo Airport

What: The Camarillo Wings Association hosts the 2022 Wings Over Camarillo Air Show this Saturday and Sunday. The airshow includes aerobatic performances from classic warbirds, classic/exotic cars and motorcycles, a VIP Chalet tent, and more. Likewise, there will be a variety of food and street vendors. This year’s theme of the 2022 event is “Women in Aviation.”

Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Ventura

When: August 20 

Where: 575 Vista Del Mar Dr | Ventura

What: The 13th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns this Saturday. This signature event raises funds each year to support Ventura Land Trust. The Film Festival is available to enjoy in person or virtually.

CINEMALIBU Presents Sing 2

When: August 20 

Where: Malibu Bluffs Park | Malibu,

What: Enjoy a family movie under the stars at this Saturday’s Cinemalibu screening of Sing 2. The event will include food trucks, special guests, raffles, an activity, and more. In addition, this week’s screening will also feature Apollo’s Expresso and Shaved Ice and cartooning with Larry Scott and an art activity with Create Art.

West LA Hidden Gems | Out & About

West LA is a mixed residential and commercial district between Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. The area is especially known for its abundance of Japanese restaurants and stores, with ramen shops, sushi joints, karaoke spots, and shops filled with kawaii, kitsch, and traditional goods. Nearby attractions include The Getty, Beverly Gardens Park, the Playboy Mansion, Rodeo Drive Walk of Style, and the Museum of Jurassic Technology. If you’re looking for somewhere a bit different from the norm, West LA and its surroundings have plenty of hidden gems, too. Step away from the tried-and-trodden trail and explore these lesser-known jewels around West LA:

The Wende Museum

Located in nearby Culver City, the free-to-enter Wende Museum houses art and artifacts related to the Cold War era. If you’ve ever wanted to see a wooden statuette of Lenin, a paint-splattered Lenin bust, household effects from East Germany, diplomatic gifts, and evidence of communist propaganda, this is the place to come. The museum offers an interesting peek into the past as it works to promote change.

Spadena House

Located in Beverly Hills, Spadena House is a creepy sight. Also known as the Witch’s House, the storybook house was deliberately designed to look run down, eerie, abandoned, and whimsical. In the work of a Hollywood art director, the unusual dwelling features an uneven pointy roof, tiny shuttered windows, and a wild garden. You can’t go inside as it’s now a private residence, but it’s well worth a photo stop to ogle the curious exterior.

UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

Sitting in the southeast of UCLA’s campus, the peaceful Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden stretches across more than 7 lovely acres. Escape the city buzz and stroll through this tranquil West LA garden to reconnect with nature. Divided into several distinct zones, the botanical garden features an ancient forest, woodlands, a stream, and a desert garden and showcases flora native to California, Hawaii, and other regions.

Hammer Museum

Also housed within UCLA’s grounds, the Hammer Museum is a top spot for art lovers. Collections include works from artists typically overlooked in the past and hip pieces from contemporary creatives. There’s no charge to browse the diverse exhibits. The museum also operates the interesting Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, which contains dozens of thought-provoking sculptures in diverse artistic styles.

UCLA Meteorite Gallery

Another offbeat attraction on UCLA’s campus, the Meteorite Gallery, boasts the biggest collection of space rocks on the West Coast. Educational and free to visit, the gallery has all kinds of meteorites discovered from all around the globe. Some rocks are even older than the solar system!

The Fowler Museum

Also operated by UCLA, the Fowler Museum showcases art and cultural artifacts from across Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific region. You can view exhibits from times gone by as well as those from the present day, with pieces such as Guatemalan clothing, Day of the Dead figures, Inuit art, Ghanaian textiles, a Nigerian beaded throne, Tanzanian urban arts, Indonesian sculptures, Chinese puppets, and Maori cloaks. The museum offers free admission.

Virginia Robinson Gardens

You’ll find the elegant Virginia Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills. A great place for nature lowers, the lush botanical gardens surround one of the area’s first luxury estates. The mansion itself is especially photogenic, with a striking pool pavilion, organized gardens, and a wealth of flora to enhance its beauty. From the Rose Garden and Italian Terrace Garden to the Great Lawn and Kitchen Garden, the site offers plenty of natural diversity. Note: Visitors must pre-arrange docent-led tours.

As well as the above eight attractions, other hidden gems in and around West LA include:

  • Holmby Park, once a popular celebrity hangout in the past, with play areas, BBQs, and picnic areas
  • Greystone Mansion, an impressive and imposing historic estate in Beverly Hills
  • Mosaic Tile House, a bright, whimsical mosaic-adorned home from the 1940s, located in Venice
  • Museum of Tolerance, where you can examine global racism and prejudice, is situated close to Beverlywood
  • Beverly Canon Gardens, home to water features, public gardens, and elegant walkways

WEEKEND EVENTS | August 12 – August 14, 2022

The weekend has arrived, and so has our round-up of the top events happening this August 12 through August 14. Read on for a range of fun to enjoy in your local community. 

LOS ANGELES WEEKEND EVENTS | August 12 – August 14 

Brew at the L.A. Zoo

When: August 12, 2022 

Where: Griffith Park

What: Enjoy 45-plus craft brews amongst the snoozing lions and cackling monkeys of the L.A. Zoo. Brew at the L.A. Zoo is back to bring brews, beats, and fun to this historical landmark. Likewise, this event is 21 and over only.

Nisei Week Japanese Festival

When: August 13 – August 21 

Where: Little Tokyo

What: Celebrated over two weekends, this Japanese cultural festival invites you to a showcase of tradition and history. See displays of martial arts, tea ceremonies, flower arrangements, and more. 

Unique LA Market

When: August 13 – August 14 

Where: Downtown Fashion District 

What: Considered one of the best made-in-America shopping events in the country, the Unique LA Market is a must. Find one-of-a-kind clothes, accessories, and art pieces along with many handmade picks. 

 

WESTSIDE AND BEACH COMMUNITIES WEEKEND EVENTS | August 12 – August 14 

Gimme Pink Roller Rink

When: August 12 – August 14 

Where: Downtown Santa Monica

What: Hit the rink at Santa Monica Pier. Enjoy disco hits oceanside at this pop-up roller disco presented by Benefit Cosmetics. Likewise, the event will also feature a brow bar with the entire event free to the public. In addition, attendees that show proof of the Klarna app on their phone will receive one free drink from the cocktail bar.

OC Fair

When: Until August 14, 2022 

Where: Costa Mesa

What: Carnival attractions, fried food, and fun are what you will find at the OC Fair. Bringing family fun to the area since 1889, this will be the last weekend of the fair.

Rooftop Cinema Club

When: Until September 5 

Where: El Segundo 

What: This weekend’s Rooftop Cinema Club brings you a range of blockbusters to enjoy. Catch showings of Cruella, Friday, and Encanto at South Bays’ beloved rooftop cinema experience. 

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS | August 12 – August 14 

Prime Video FYC Fest

When: August 12 – August 14 

Where: Sherman Oaks

What: A free multi-location pop-up presented by Prime Video? Say less. Enjoy this weekend-long FYC event with themed food trucks, photo ops, and more to spotlight Prime’s Emmy-nominated series. You’ll find FYC Fest at three locations: the Westfield Fashion Square, 3rd Street Promenade, and Pacific Design Center.

Movies on the Roof

When: until August 27

Where: Fashion Square Mall | Sherman Oaks

What: Westfield Fashion Square invites you to a joy-filled alfresco film series this summer. Catch flicks like Black Panther and Rush Hour, and with ticket sales, support Hope of the Valley.

Moonlit Saturdays

When: August 13 

Where: The Nitecap | Burbank

What: Treat yourself to some comedy and laughs this weekend. Head to The Nitecap for Moonlit Saturdays. The comedy show features LA’s best comedians, many of whom have appeared on HBO, Netflix, and Showtime. Don’t miss out!

 

CONEJO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS  | August 12 – August 14 

145th Annual Ventura County Fair

When: August 3 – August 14 

Where: Ventura County Fairgrounds | Ventura

What: It’s time for the 145th annual Ventura County Fair, “A County Fair with Ocean Air.” This year’s fair takes place at the Ventura County Fairgrounds for two weeks of fun! Enjoy arts, crafts, food, exhibits, displays, demonstrations, farm animals, petting zoo, carnival rides, games, and entertainment. 

Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival 

When: August 13, 2022 

Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

What: Don’t miss this weekend’s Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival in Santa Barbara. The Summer Sea Glass Pop-up will feature handmade, ocean-themed art and authentic sea glass jewelry. In addition, each year, the event designates a nonprofit that will receive a portion of the proceeds. 

Music Under the Stars at the Olivas Adobe Ventura

When: August 13 

Where: 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura

What:  The City of Ventura Cultural Affairs Division presents the popular Music Under the Stars series. Enjoy a range of sounds each summer weekend outdoors at the historic Olivas Adobe.

Weekend Events | August 5 – August 7, 2022

The weekend has arrived, and so has your list of fun things to do locally. Enjoy all that this August 5 through August 7 has to offer with our roundup of community entertainment. Read on for this weekend’s most exciting events!

LOS ANGELES WEEKEND EVENTS | August 5 – August 7

The Allyson Felix Race for Change

 

When: August 7 

Where: DTLA

What: Join the most decorated U.S. track athlete in history, Allyson Felix for her retirement sprint this weekend. Felix invites you to the Arts District for an Athleta-presented event at ROW DTLA. The August 7 event will also feature a community street race to raise awareness for accessible child care and live music.

House of the Dragon: The Targaryen Dynasty

When: August 5 – August 7 

Where: USC/Exposition Park

What: Westeros comes to the Natural History Museum for a Game of Thrones-inspired dragon-filled exhibit. The in-person promo for the upcoming release of the prequel series House of Dragon invites you to view props and customs from the HBO show. The exhibit will also include tutorials on the Valyrian language, dragon eggs, and a replica of the House of Dragon version of the Iron Throne.

Back to the Future screening with the LA Phil

When: August 5 – August 6 

Where: The Hollywood Bowl

What: ‘Great, Scott!’ Join Marty McFly and travel back in time this weekend only for the LA Phil’s screening of ‘Back to the Future’. The Steven Spielberg-produced hit will be accompanied by the LA Phil’s orchestra and David Newman.

WESTSIDE AND BEACH COMMUNITIES WEEKEND EVENTS | August 5 – August 7 

The Actors’ Gang Free Shakespeare in the Park

When: August 5 – August 28 

Where: Culver City Media Park

What: The Actors Gang brings a fresh take on the Bard’s greatest works. Join the Culver City theatre for its unique take on Shakespeare at this family-friendly, high-energy production. This summer will feature a Halloween-inspired adaption of ‘As You Like It’, dubbed ‘As BOO like it’, so you get the jest.

KCRW Summer Nights

When: Until September 29 

Where: Westwood

What: Summer is better with KCRW Summer Nights. Enjoy open-air tunes on select nights from July through September at various locations. Some of the spots for sounds include the Hammer Museum, CAAM, and more!

US Open of Surfing

When: July 30 – August 7

Where: Huntington Beach

What: The US Open of Surfing rides the waves into Huntington Beach this weekend for a week-long competition. Bringing together the world’s elite surfers, thousands of competitors will face off for the big prize. The event will also feature live bands, a sports expo, and after-parties.

CONEJO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS | August 5 – August 7 

145th Annual Ventura County Fair

When: August 3 – August 14 

Where: Ventura County Fairgrounds | Ventura

What: It’s time for the 145th annual Ventura County Fair, “A County Fair with Ocean Air.” This year’s fair takes place at the Ventura County Fairgrounds for two weeks of fun! Enjoy arts, crafts, food, exhibits, displays, demonstrations, farm animals, petting zoo, carnival rides, games, and entertainment. 

Free Movies on the Green Featuring ‘Encanto’

When: August 6 

Where: Warner Ranch Park | Woodland Hills

What: Enjoy the instant Disney classic ‘Encanto’ on the Green at Warner Ranch Park. Spend your Saturday evenings with family-friendly flicks in Woodland hills for a night of fun and film. Make sure to bring your own blankets and lawn chairs to settle down comfortably.

Heritage Square Concert Series

When: through August 19 

Where: Oxnard

What: With the arrival of summer you can always expect one thing…summer concert series! Heritage Square invites you to join them for the return of their 10-week music series run. Enjoy musical styles ranging from Reggae to Latin, Jazz, and rock. 

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS | August 5 – August 7 

Movies on the Roof

When: until August 27

Where: Fashion Square Mall | Sherman Oaks

What: Westfield Fashion Square invites you to a joy-filled alfresco film series this summer. Catch flicks like Austin Powers and Shrek, and with ticket sales, support Hope of the Valley.

Moonlit Saturdays

When: August 6 

Where: The Nitecap | Burbank

What: Treat yourself to some comedy and laughs this weekend. Head to The Nitecap for Moonlit Saturdays. The comedy show features LA’s best comedians, many of whom have appeared on HBO, Netflix, and Showtime. Don’t miss out!

Valley Relics Museum Experience

When: Every Saturday and Sunday

Where: 16781 Stagg Street Hangar C3 & C4 | Van Nuys

What: Visit the Valley’s beloved museum of Pop Culture this weekend! The Valley Relics Museum invites you to join them for a day full of nostalgia and fun. Their one-of-a-kind museum features neon signs, classic cars, a playable retro arcade, and more! Tickets for Valley Relics Museum can be purchased on Eventbrite.

The Best Luxury Cocktail Bars Around Town | LA Eats

Besides being one of the best places to invest in residential properties and live, Southern California also has some of the best cocktail bars in all of California. The following is a compilation of several fancy cocktail bars and restaurants around the area where you can have a good time with friends, family, or colleagues.

1. Thunderbolt, DTLA

The Best Luxury Cocktail Bars Around Town

Thunderbolt offers Georgia peaches and the finest barbeques in all of Echo Park.

2. The Cigar and Whiskey Bar, Beverly Hills

If your friends are looking to splurge on an elegant mezzanine bar serving some of the best classic cocktails in town, Maybourne Hotel’s Cigar and Whiskey Lounge is the place to be.

3. Death and Co., DTLA, Arts District

The Best Luxury Cocktail Bars Around Town

This bar has been listed as one of North America’s Best Bars, serving the most finely made cocktail with quality spirits and fresh ingredients. You will need a reservation to enjoy the fine drinks offered in this location.

4. The Spare Room, Hollywood

The Best Luxury Cocktail Bars Around Town

Launched in 2011 and located inside the charming Roosevelt hotel, this bar is famous for its classics and tiki-style cocktails, which come highly recommended by its regulars.

5. Little Bar, Mid-Wilshire

This bar is one of the best locations to wind down with a group of friends and enjoy heartfelt banter over the variety of liquor and cocktails.

6. Employees Only, West Hollywood

Featuring a sleek interior, this bar offers impressive classic cocktails and is best known for its unique espresso martini. This cool spot is also renowned as the outdoor hub for some of L.A.’s coolest up-and-coming chefs and pop-ups.

7. The Rendition Room, Beverly Hills

A nice atmosphere to catch a beer with friends at the end of a long day and try the Bloody Mary or the Spicy Mule cocktails.

8. The Lincoln, Santa Monica

They offer a variety of hand-crafted cocktails like the Picante Passion, Moscow Mule, and Whiskey Sour in an intimate and ambient atmosphere.

9. The Famous, Glendale

This hippy bar serves up a variety of cocktails, such as the Whiskey Sour, Moscow Mule, and Cherry Lime Rickey, meant to be sipped and savored after a long day of work or over a happy hour meeting.

10. Residuals Tavern, Studio City

The Best Luxury Cocktail Bars Around Town

With immaculately attired staff, this bar serves classic cocktails and several other drinks, such as craft beer and wine.

11. The Sherman, Sherman Oaks

This restaurant and bar offers a variety of foods and features craft cocktails that you will enjoy.

12. The Tipsy Cow, Sherman Oaks

The Best Luxury Cocktail Bars Around Town

This bar also offers craft cocktails and a selection of thirty-two draft beers, which you and your friends ought to love on a chilled evening.

13. VenTiki Lounge, Ventura

Enjoy the variety of modern Tiki drinks and select traditional drinks such as Mai Tai.

14. Herzog Wine Cellars, Thousand Oaks

The Best Luxury Cocktail Bars Around Town

This spot is easily one of the best places to hang with your colleagues after work over great wine and delicious food.

15. Oak and Iron, Thousand Oaks

You can enjoy various handmade crafted drinks like Daiquiri, Penicillin, and the gorgeous strawberry fields.

16. Alamo Bar and Grill, Newbury Park

The Best Luxury Cocktail Bars Around Town

Enjoy the variety of Mexican foods such as salsa and the wide array of wine and fancy cocktails.