Weekend Events | October 7 – October 9

The weekend has arrived, and this is plenty of fun things to do this October. From festivals to art installations and a batch of pre-Halloween fun, we have you covered. Read on for the best happenings this October 7 through October 9!

Los Angeles Weekend Events | October 7 – October 9 

Family Style Fest

When: October 9

Where: Fairfax

What: When food and streetwear combine, you get ‘Family Style Fest.’ Expect brands like Nike and Gallery Dept alongside local chefs like Kato’s Jon Yao and Mother Wolf’s Evan Funke at this weekend’s event. Attendees will be able to sample bites from dozens of restaurants and popular concepts like Mr. Charlie’s and Happy Ice.

CicLAvia: Heart of L.A.

When: October 9 – December 4

Where: DTLA

What: Get your pedal on at CicLAvia! The annual ride allows participants to bike through DTLA, Echo Park, Chinatown, and Boyle Heights, car-free! Enjoy seven miles of vehicle-less road while you take in city sites.

Grand Park’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

When: October 8 – October 9 

Where: Grand Park | Downtown LA

What: Grand Park offers more than just a flora-rich public space. The DTLA park is a hub of programs and culture. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its unveiling, Grand Park will host an evening concert this weekend. Stop by on Friday for music to delight, and then make your way back on Saturday for a family festival of fun.

Westside and Beach Communities Weekend Events | October 7 – October 9 

Ohana Encore

When: Until October 9 

Where: Orange County

What: If you missed Ohana Festival last week, you are in luck! The encore presentation returns this weekend for two days of great sets. Catch Eddie Vedder, Alanis Morissette, and the Roots on Friday, October 8. Return back on Saturday, October 9, to close out the fest with the Black Keys, HAIM, and Band of Horses.

Ever Present

When: Until October 9 

Where: The Getty | Westside

What: Experience ephemeral performances during this experimental series presented by The Getty. This October, ‘Ever Present’ will bring dance performances led by Milka Djordjevich and wearable artworks from Victoria Fu and Matt Rich.

Shaqtoberfest

When: Until October 31 

Where: Long Beach

What: Lakers legend, DJ, and haunted house MC Shaquille O’Neal is providing a hauntingly good time this October. Don’t miss Shaqtoberfest, which will take over the grounds outside of the Queen Mary from late September through Halloween. A mix of family-friendly attractions and after-dark haunts, the fest will likewise all be narrated by Shaq.

 

San Fernando Valley Weekend Events | October 7 – October 9 

Electric Dusk Drive-In Presents: Double Feature Night- Child’s Play & Gremlins

When: October 8 

Where: Glendale

What: Is there a better era of Horror flicks than the 1980s? We’ll let you be the judge with this weekend’s double showing of cult classic hits. Catch Child’s Play and Gremlins at Electric Dusk Drive-In. LA’s longest-running pop-up drive-in invites you to Glendale to enjoy film, food, and fun!

Vegan Street Fair Nights 2022

When: October 8 – October 9 

Where: North Hollywood

What: After a two-year hiatus, Vegan Street Fair returns to NoHo! Free entry for all, this beloved street fest brings 200+ vendors for an evening of community fun and food. Enjoy music, games, entertainment, and more at this festival of vegan-friendly bites.

The 22nd Annual Los Angeles Pottery Show

When: October 8 – October 9 

Where: Glendale Civic Auditorium | Glendale

What: The Los Angeles Pottery Show returns this October for two days of pottery goodness. Head to Glendale’s Civic Auditorium to see a range of fine art pottery, ceramics, tile, and decorative art.

Conejo Valley Weekend Events | October 7 – October 9, 2022 

Nights of the Jack

When: September 30 – October 31

Where: Santa Monica Mountains

What: The scenic King Gillette Ranch and Santa Monica Mountains will be illuminated once again this October for Nights of Jack. Enjoy an on-foot, mile-long trail with food trucks, a Spookeasy, trick-or-treating (October 28-31), and more. Timed tickets are required each night; expect to spend an hour to an hour and a half there.

Haunt’oween LA

When: September 30 – October 31

Where: Woodland Hills 

What: Hatched out of the hunger for car-friendly trick-or-treating options, this former Halloween drive-through is back again in Woodland Hills as an on-foot adventure. Haunt’oween will celebrate the spooky season with a walkthrough that features tons of pumpkins, a trick-or-treating–filled town, and an illuminated carnival, plus face painting, performances, games, and food trucks.

Fall Harvest Festival at Underwood Farms – Friends of the Farm Weekend

When: October 1 – October 31 

Where: Underwood Farms | Moorpark

What: The 25th Annual Fall Harvest Festival returns at Underwood Family Farms this October. The farm will transform into a giant Pumpkin Patch, Pick Your Own & Fall Harvest experience filled with games, rides, photo ops, live entertainment, themed weekends, bands, and more.

 

Our Favorite Local Pumpkin Patches | Out & About

Spooky season has arrived, and it’s time for a good old-fashioned visit to the pumpkin patch. Find your perfect jack-o-lantern at one of the many local pumpkin patches around town. Read on for our list of the best pumpkin patches around for October 2022!

Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch

Location: Los Angeles

Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch delivers a country-escape feel to its Sepulveda Blvd. city location. Above all, get lost amongst corn stalks, straw bales, and mounds of pumpkins. Likewise, Shawn’s shriek-fest activities include an inflatable pumpkin, arcade games, face painting, and a giant tiger slide.

Mr. Jack O’Lantern’s Pumpkin Patch

Location: Los Angeles 

Mr. Jack O’Lantern’s Pumpkin Patch has six locations spread across California, making this multiverse of patches convenient to many locations. Of course, activities vary between locations, but all sites include pumpkin decorating, carving, and photo stations. Most importantly, there are petting zoos, pumpkin bounce houses with slides, pumpkin bowling, and tumbling tombstones.

Tina’s Pumpkin Patch

Location: Sherman Oaks

Tina’s Pumpkin Patch at Westfield Fashion Square in Sherman Oaks certainly has a bounty of activities for the kids, including train and pony rides, an obstacle course, a bounce slide, and a straw maze.

Pa’s Pumpkin Patch

Location: Long Beach

The folks at Pa’s Pumpkin Patch have more than forty years of experience serving up Halloween snacks, pumpkin-carving hacks, and adventurous activities. Additionally, its extensive ride list includes carnival-type attractions such as toon cars, a merry-go-round, and a dragon race.

Tanaka Farms

Location: Irvine (Tanaka) | Costa Mesa (Hana Field)

There’s no spooky smoke and mirrors at Tanaka Farms, which has one of Orange County’s only real pumpkin patches. Get in touch with nature in the u-pick veggie and pumpkin patches, enjoy wagon rides and tractor climbs, and hang out with the barnyard and pasture animals. Additionally, Tanaka’s smaller sister farm of Hana Field offers a similar scaled-down experience in Costa Mesa.

The Pumpkin Factory

Location: Corona

The Pumpkin Factory in Corona offers a cornucopia of activities. Entertain the kids with archery, paintball, and the bee train ride, carousel, spinning pumpkin, go gator coaster, and helicopter. Most importantly, the affiliated Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Farm is the largest outdoor pumpkin patch in Southern California.

The Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival & Pumpkin Patch

Location: Pomona

The Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival & Pumpkin Patch is staged at the polytechnic’s agricultural college over five weekends in October. Likewise, farm fun includes animal petting, hay wagon rides, and a giant corn maze. 

September 30 – October 2, 2022 | Weekend Events

Say goodbye to September and hello to October (aka Spooky season) this weekend! From Pup-o-ween to Shaqtoberfest and more, there’s is tons of joy and even scares to be had around town. Read on for our weekend round-up of happenings this September 30 through October 2. 

LOS ANGELES WEEKEND EVENTS | September 30 – October 2, 2022

The Magical Films of LAIKA

When: Throughout October

Where: The Academy Museum | Miracle Mile

What: See 4K remasters of the magic of LAIKA’s magical stop motion movies all through October. This family-friendly screening series includes such classics as Coraline, Paranorman, and more! In addition to the screening, Q&A sessions with filmmakers like Chris Butler and Arianne Sutner will also be available.

Jamie xx

When: September 30 

Where: Hollywood Bowl

What: Jamie Smith (aka Jamie xx) takes his talents toward the dance floor with his latest solo record. Head to the Hollywood Bowl for a stripped-down mix of shuffling kicks and snares, drum melodies, and more. Joining the lively lineup will be Caribou.

Pup-O-Ween

When: October 2 

Where: Chinatown

What: Spooky season takes a turn for the adorable this weekend at Pup-o-ween! Take your pup for a day of fun at this Halloween-themed dog-friendly fest at L.A. State Historic Park. Festivities will include pup massages, professional portrait sessions, and a costume contest, of course!

 

WESTSIDE & BEACH COMMUNITIES WEEKEND EVENTS | September 30 – October 2, 2022

Ohana Festival

When: September 30 – October 9 

Where: Orange County

What: Eddie Vedder’s Ohana Festival heads back to Doheny State Beach this weekend through October 9. Catch an incredible line-up that includes Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder (of course), Jack White, and P!nk. The rest of the lineup includes the likes of Khruangbin, St. Vincent, Brittany Howard, and more.

 

Shaqtoberfest

When: Until October 31 

Where: Long Beach

What: Lakers legend, DJ, and haunted house MC Shaquille O’Neal is providing a hauntingly good time this October. Don’t miss Shaqtoberfest, which will take over the grounds outside of the Queen Mary from late September through Halloween. A mix of family-friendly attractions and after-dark haunts, the fest will likewise all be narrated by Shaq.

Rooftop Cinema Club

When: Until October 31 

Where: El Segundo 

What: It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus and a lot of fun at El Segundo’s favorite al fresco movie night. Join the Sanderson Sisters for this weekend’s Rooftop Cinema Club showing of Hocus Pocus. Feeling a little less Dinsey, they’ll be showing the OG Scream too. 

 

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS | September 30 – October 2, 2022

CatCon

When: October 1 – October 2

Where: Pasadena Convention Center

What: Hey there, Cat-lovers, this ones for you! CatCon takes over the Pasadena Convention Center this weekend for a feline-friendly festival. The two-event will include speakers, meet and greets, furniture, art, toys, and clothing. Expect a panel of feline-friendly speakers as well as meet and greets. 

Electric Dusk Drive-In Presents: 1984 Double Feature Night – Ghostbusters and Nightmare on Elm Street

When: October 1

Where: Glendale

What: Is there a better era of Horror flicks than the 1980s? We’ll let you be the judge with this weekend’s double showing of cult classic hits. Catch Ghostbusters and Nightmare on Elm Street circa 1984 at Electric Dusk Drive-In. LA’s longest-running pop-up drive-in invites you to Glendale to enjoy film, food, and fun!

JONATHAN KARRANT & THE JOE ALTERMAN TRIO

When: October 1

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

What: Acclaimed artists, singer Jonathan Karrant and pianist Joe Alterman team up for an evening of music on Saturday, October 1st, at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s. Don’t miss this one-night-only collaboration!

 

CONEJO VALLEY EVENTS WEEKEND EVENTS | September 30 – October 2, 2022

Nights of the Jack

When: September 30 – October 31

Where: Santa Monica Mountains

What: The scenic King Gillette Ranch and Santa Monica Mountains will be illuminated once again this October for Nights of Jack. Enjoy an on-foot, mile-long trail with food trucks, a Spookeasy, trick-or-treating (October 28-31) and more. Timed tickets are required each night; expect to spend an hour to an hour and a half there.

 

Haunt’oween LA

When: September 30 – October 31

Where: Woodland Hills 

What: Hatched out of the hunger for car-friendly trick-or-treating options, this former Halloween drive-through is back again in Woodland Hills as an on-foot adventure. Haunt’oween will celebrate spooky season with a walkthrough that features tons of pumpkins, a trick-or-treating–filled town, and an illuminated carnival, plus face painting, performances, games, and food trucks.

Fall Harvest Festival at Underwood Farms – Friends of the Farm Weekend

When: October 1 – October 31 

Where: Underwood Farms | Moorpark

What: The 25th Annual Fall Harvest Festival returns at Underwood Family Farms this October. The farm will transform into a giant Pumpkin Patch, Pick Your Own & Fall Harvest experience filled with games, rides, photo ops, live entertainment, themed weekends, bands, and more.

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.

Weekend Events | September 16 – September 18

We’re diving right into mid-September with a bevy of local fun! There are plenty of great ways to spend your weekend around town, and we have you covered. Read on for our weekend round-up of events!

Los Angeles Weekend Events | September 16 – September 18 

Museum Day

When: September 17 

Where: Various L.A. Museums

What: Hosted by Smithsonian magazine, Museum Day invites you to check out LA’s top museums for FREE. This year you can enjoy the day at the GRAMMY Museum, Japanese American National Museum, Museum of Latin American Art, CAAM, and more!

LUMINEX 2.0: Projected Realities

When: September 17

Where: DTLA

What: Downtown LA comes to life with dazzling lights for one night only this Saturday. The site-specific light-installation project will be staging augmented reality installations and more, all for free, around DTLA.

LA Beer Fest

When: September 17

Where: Westlake

What: The LA Beer Fest is back and brewing up pours from over 80 breweries. Make your way to this one-day beer fest and enjoy food trucks, live music, and more. 

Westside and Beach Communities Weekend Events | September 16 – September 18

Oaktoberfest

When: September 17

Where: Venice

What: While it’s not yet October, you can kick off this famed fall fest early at Firestone Walker Brewery this Saturday. The one-day event, named after the brewery’s signature lager, will feature food, music, and more. In addition, there will be three German-inspired beers and special package options. 

BeachLife Ranch

When: September 16 – 18 

Where: Redondo Beach

What: BeachLife Festival goes country for this weekend’s music line-up. Make your way to Redondo Beach for music from The Lumineers, Hall & Oates, Brandi Carlile, Dierks Bentley, Wilco, and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.

Malibu Triathalon

When: September 17 – September 18

Where: Malibu

What: Even if you are not participating in the Malibu Triathlon, you can still cheer on Saturday’s participants. See competitors swim, bike, and run their way along Zuma Beach and PCH at this weekend’s Olympic distance race. Funds raised will go towards Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’s Pediatric Cancer Research Program.

San Fernando Valley Weekend Events | September 16 – September 18

Eat | See | Hear

When: Until October 29 

Where: North Hollywood

What: With stops at different locations around town, Eat|See|Hear brings the fun to the best local destinations. See cult flicks, enjoy delicious food and hear the sounds of L.A.’s top local bands.

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.

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 16 – September 18

38th Annual Ventura County Coastal Cleanup Day

When: September 17

Where: Throughout Ventura County

What: Help keep the coast clean by participating in this Saturday’s annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. From 9 am to noon, you can help remove trash and plastic pollution in the Ventura County area. Let’s help ensure our local beaches stay beautiful!@vccoastcleanupday to remove trash and plastic pollution that has been accumulating in our County since the last Coastal Cleanup Day.

805 Night Market 

When: September 17 – 18

Where: The Oaks | Thousand Oaks

What: Inspired by open-air night markets, 805 Night Market invites you to venture out this weekend. Eat, drink, socialize, and be entertained at this fun festival, open to all ages. 

21st Annual Thousand Oaks Rotary Wine & Beer Festival

When: September 17 

Where: Hyatt Regency Westlake | Westlake Village

What: Join the Thousand Oaks Rotary Foundation for an evening of wine, beer, and bites. Since its inception, the event, for adults ages 21 and up, has raised over $550,000 to benefit the Ventura County Special Olympics and the Thousand Oaks Rotary Foundation. Both help support many local charities and provide student educational scholarships.

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.

Weekend Events | August 26 – August 28

With August soon coming to a close, the time to enjoy the last few weeks of summer is now. This August 26 through August 28, enjoy all that your local community has to offer. We’ve rounded up all the best community fun to explore this weekend, so read on below!

LOS ANGELES WEEKEND EVENTS | AUGUST 26 – AUGUST 28

DTLA Proud Festival

When: August 27 – August 28 

Where: DTLA

What: Downtown’s annual Pride fest returns to celebrate the local LGBTQ community. The weekend-long festival will include food trucks, bars, and local vendors, along with music and a pop-up water park!

Summer Happenings at the Broad

When: August 27 – September 24th 

Where: The Broad

What: The Broad’s after-hours programming series returns this August 27. Enjoy music, dancers, poetry, and more at DTLA’s modern art museum. Tickets to the month-long series provide full access to the museum and concurrent exhibitions. 

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.

 

WESTSIDE AND BEACH COMMUNITIES WEEKEND EVENTS | AUGUST 26 – AUGUST 28

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!

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 Dark Knight, Belly, and the Bad Guys at South Bays’ beloved rooftop cinema experience. 

 

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS | AUGUST 26 – AUGUST 28

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 Crazy Rich Asians and The Princess Bride for this final weekend of Movies on the Roof. Ticket sales support Hope of the Valley.

Moonlit Saturdays

When: August 27 

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.

 

CONEJO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS | AUGUST 26 – AUGUST 28

Camarillo Old Town Friday Night Cruise Night

When: August 26 

Where: Studio Channel Islands Art Studio | Camarillo

What: Camarillo Old Town Friday Night Cruises are back this year. Free and open to the public, come on down to Camarillo Old Town in your classic or collector car. Gather with other car enthusiasts, listen to some live music, and enjoy some good eats from one of Old Town’s beloved restaurants!

Hueneme Beach Festival

When: August 27 

Where: Port Hueneme

What: REACH Foundation and the City of Port Hueneme and REACH Foundation present the Hueneme Beach Festival. Enjoy live music on two stages, great food, children’s activities, carnival rides, vendors, and more at this weekend-long festival of fun! 

Sun Sets Summer Concert Series | Surf City All Stars

When: August 28 

Where: Calabasas Lake

What: Enjoy great music this summer at the 2022 Summer Sun Sets Concert Series at Calabasas Lake. Traditionally private, Calabasas opens its doors for concertgoers to enjoy tunes along with a scenic background. 

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.