Weekend Events: October 22-24

With Halloween almost upon us and fall in full swing, it’s time for the best events happening this weekend. Enjoy equal amounts of spooky and autumnal fun with our round-up of things to do near you this October 22-24!


Classic Horror Films at the Roosevelt Theatre

When: October 17-31, 2021

Where: The Hollywood Roosevelt | Hollywood

What: Enjoy a frightening evening screening at one of LA’s most haunted hotels. The Hollywood Roosevelt invites you to a dinner theater screening of classic Halloween films. Select between Night of the Living Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street, or Friday the 13th if you dare. For a spooky evening accompanied by popcorn and a libation, dress in costume to your film screening of choice.

Grand Park Downtown Día de los Muertos

When: October 22-November 2, 2021

Where: DTLA

What: Grand Park and Self-Help Graphics & Art invite you to their Day of the Dead celebration in DTLA. The nearly two-week display of 20 altars will be on view in the park with a traditional Noche de Ofrenda ceremony. The celebration will also feature a communal circle and blessing led by the indigenous community.

Oddities Flea Market

When: Oct 23-Oct 24, 2021

Where: Downtown Historic Core

What: Head to Downtown’s Globe Theatre for a two-day shopping experience from Brooklyn’s Oddities Flea Market. The vintage market features a bevy of the odd and peculiar to purchase ahead of any haunting fete you have planned. 



Taste of Camp Fundraiser

When: October 22, 2021 | 6:30 pm

Where: The Fairmont Miramar | Santa Monica

What: head back to summer camp for a good cause for the Taste of Camp Fundraiser this weekend. Mezcal El Silencio and Tequila Dahlia have teamed up with Happy Trails for Kids to host the 4th annual event. Proceeds from the fundraiser providing overnight summer camps and other year-round outdoor adventures for youth in the SoCal foster care system. The event will feature entertainment, an exciting live auction, and signature camp-inspired dishes.

Bill Burr

When: Oct 22, 2021 | 7:00PM

Where: Terrace Theater – Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center | Long Beach

What: Treat yourself to some well-deserved humor with a hilarious stand-up show from Grammy-nominated comedian, Bill Burr. Burr has led a prolific career in comedy and appeared in such recent films as Judd Apatow’s ‘King of Staten Island’.

Rooftop Cinema Club Presents: Edward Scissorhands

When: Oct 22, 2021 | 5:00 PM

Where: The Drive-In at Santa Monica Airport | Santa Monica

What: Halloween is not complete without a Tim Burtin showing of some sort and Edward Scissorhands certainly serves as one of the best. Catch Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, and Vincent Price in this haunting classic. 


San Fernando Valley Halloween Spooky Market

When: October 23, 2021 

Where: 911 San Fernando Road | San Fernando

What: Join the masterminds behind SFV’s beloved drive-in theatre for a haunting street market that all can enjoy. With 50+ Vendors, 25 Storefronts, Music and a Classic Cars Display under the stars, there’s plenty of fun to be had at this Saturday’s ‘Spooky Market’.

A Faery Hunt and Faery Halloween Party

When: Oct 23, 2021 | 10:30 AM

Where: Tarzana Community and Cultural Center | Tarzana

What: If you have little ones in tow this Halloween, celebrate the season early with Tarzana’s A Faery Hunt. The interactive show will have a delightful Halloween party this weekend with costumes encouraged for all ages.

Spooktacular Makers Market

When: October 24, 2021| 11:00 AM

Where: Valley Relics Museum | Van Nuys

What: You can never have enough Maker Markets, especially when they are Halloween-themed! Head to the Valley Relics Museum this Sunday for a day of spooktacular family fun at Van Nuys favorite museum.



Harvest Night at the Stagecoach Inn Museum Newbury Park

When: October 22, 2021 | 5:00 PM

Where: Stagecoach Inn Museum | Newbury Park

What: For a truly haunting evening Stagecoach Inn Museum invites you to Harvest Night. Beginning at 5:00 PM, enjoy crafts, games, and food before an early showing of classic Casper cartoons. For the adults, the later evening will feature a showing of House on Haunted Hill with Vincent Price. Just beware of what lurks in the shadows of the Inn as you are entertained alongside it.

Ventura County Greek Festival in Camarillo

When: October 22-24, 2021

Where: 515 Eubanks Street | Camarillo

What: The annual Ventura County Greek Festival returns a few months later than usual. The weekend-long event will feature music, folk dancing, food, vendors, and more. For a delicious and fun day, you certainly will not want to miss out!

Halloween Haunted Trail

When: October 23, 6:00 PM

Where: 2525 N. Moorpark Rd | Thousand Oaks

What: The fun and frightening continue with Halloween Haunted Trail hosted by the Conejo Recreation & Park District. This night full of Halloween fun will take place at the Thousand Oaks Community Center. 

LA Eats: The Best Pizza Places Near You

Treat yourself to a slice of cheesy goodness this weekend with our picks for the best pizza places near you. From the established and familiar to the new and in-demand, we’re naming the top pizza joints in town. 


Prime Pizza

Location: 446 N Fairfax Ave. | Los Angeles

When it comes to pizza places in Los Angeles, Prime Pizza offers a prime selection. The Sicilian-style pizza joint offers an array of options like Sausage-Kale, BBQ Chicken, and traditional cheese.

Apollonia’s Pizzeria

Location: 5176 Wilshire Blvd. | Los Angeles

Take your taste buds on a trip to Detroit with Apollonia’s Pizzeria. The miracle mile eatery offers Instagram-worthy pies that will have you coming back for more. With its expertly cheesy crust and crispy crust, this pizza place easily lands on the list of top options. 

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele

Location: 1534 N McCadden Pl | Los Angeles

True pizza fans will know that no list of the best pizza places in town can be complete without Neapolitan-style pizza. Look no further than L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, the Italian import serving up wood-fired pizzas in all their cheesy glory. Regarding which pizza to try, you genuinely can’t go wrong with any of their selections. 



Location: 11712 San Vincente Blvd | Westwood

For more Neapolitan style pies on the Wetside, Pizzana awaits you in Westwood. The late Jonathan Gold-approved pizza joint has an excellent array of pizzas to choose from. From their fermented dough to the wood-fired oven taste chef Daniele Uditi does pizza right at Pizzana.

Full Proof Pizza at Lodge Bread

Location: 11918 Washington Blvd | Culver City

Along with their famed Neapolitan pies, Lodge Bread has added a phenomenal array of New York City-style pizzas to their menu. While the NYC pizza pies are only offered during select times during the week, it’s still worth a visit. We recommend enjoying one of their 18-inch pizza pies like potato and leek, classic pepperoni, or wild mushrooms.


Location: 2025 Pacific Ave | Venice

What you’ll find at Ospi is more than just one of the best pizza places in Venice. The Italian restaurant offers delicious California plates and housemade pasta. When it comes to the pies, you’ll find options like nduja and scallions or pepperoni, jalapeno, pineapple, and more!



Hail Mary Pizza

Location: 3219 Glendale Blvd | Glendale

If you happen to be heading down Glendale Boulevard, Hail Mary Pizza is worth making a pitstop for. The pizza place has quickly become a community favorite with pies that are cooked to perfection. For a pizza that’s not as a routine, we recommend the Hugo or Savannah with toppings as unique as their names.

Pitfire Pizza

Location: 5211 Lankershim Blvd. | North Hollywood

Pizza-lovers in SoCal can thank Pitfire Pizza for paving the way for our current wood-fired trend. 

Pitfire Pizza helped to pave the way for LA’s current wood-fired fast-casual trend. The company’s flagship location in NoHo offers the perfect spot for a casual lunch or dinner with delicious bites. Even if you are not in the mood for pizza, you’ll find an expansive menu of options to choose from!

Napoli’s Pizza Kitchen

Location: 14831 Burbank Blvd | Van Nuys

As far as goes when it comes to the best pizza places in SFV, Napoli’s is a no-brainer. With Speciality Pies and even Build-Your-Own options, it is easy to see why the pizza joint has stayed a local favorite. Of course, you can go for traditional or try something different like the  Basturma and thank us later!



Pizza Nosh

Location: 30313 Canwood St #31, Agoura Hills

If there is one thing Conejo Valley knows about its food, and pizza is no different. Appearing on our list of favorites for the second time this year is Pizza Nosh and it’s easy to see why. With so many tasty pizza pie options to nosh on, this Agoura Hills eatery will never disappoint. 

Parma Pizzeria Napoletana

Location: 796 Thousand Oaks Blvd | Thousand Oaks

What we love about Parma Pizzeria Napoletana is not just the range of pizza toppings to choose from, they also have tons of pizza styles. With regional stylings that include New York, Detroit, Naples, Sicily, or even Ohio, there’s a pizza for every type of pizza lover. 

Spumoni Pizza

Location: 1714 Newbury Rd | Newbury Park

Open for lunch and dinner, Newbury Park’s Spumoni has plenty of delicious pizzas, pasta, and sandwiches to enjoy. As one of the best pizza places in town, you expect the best with pizza pies like the Della Casa or Diavola Pizza!

Weekend Events: October 15-17

Whether you’re seeking a spooky or fun, we have you covered this October with our round-up of weekend events. From the pumpkin-centric fall fests to outdoor screenings and more, check out this weekend’s fun!



Book Club with Ron Howard and Clint Howard

When: Oct 15, 2021 | 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Where: LA Live | Los Angeles

What: See Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard and actor Clint Howard for a book club discussion of their new memoir. Their book “The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family” brings readers inside a childhood spent on TV and growing up in Tinsletown. The discussion will be moderated by Times columnist Mary McNamara. 

Cinespia Presents: Blade

When: October 16, 2021 | 7:00 PM

Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetery | Los Angeles

What: Enjoy a film screening under the stars at Hollywood’s favorite outdoor theater. Catch this weekends showing of Blade for a fun fright that is equal parts nostalgia and terror.

Haunted Little Tokyo Pumpkin Patch

When: October 16, 2021 | 11:00 AM

Where: Japanese Village Plaza | Los Angeles

What: If you are in search of a bone-chilling good time in DTLA, look no further than the Haunted Little Tokyo Pumpkin Patch. A favorite Halloween tradition in Little Toyko, the event will have pumpkins for purchase along with plenty of family fun! 



Rooftop Cinema Club Presents: ‘Hocus Pocus’

When: Oct 15, 2021 |  7:45 PM

Where: Rooftop Cinema Club El Segundo

What: “It’s just a bit of Hocus Pocus”…and a whole lot of quintessential Halloween viewing. It’s been 300 years, and the Sanderson Sisters are back for a screening of the cult classic hit “Hocus Pocus.” Make your way to El Segundo’s Rooftop Cinema for an evening under the stars; with the three spookiest witches around!

Open Main Street

When: October 16-17, 2021

Where: Along Main Street | Santa Monica

What: Head to Main Street Santa Monica for a family fun day as the buzzy street turns into a fall festive pedestrian plaza. This month’s weekend-long event will feature a pumpkin patch, beer booth, live music, and more!

Family Fun Halloween Festival

When: October 17, 2021

Where: 6400 Pacific Coast Hwy. | Long Beach

What: Break out your costumes this weekend and head to Long Beach for the Family Fun Halloween Festival. Hosted by Creative Communal, a makers market pop-up, the event will feature an array of local vendors, Halloween activities, and more!



LA “Rocks” Super Sunday

When: October 17, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Where: Hilton Woodland Hills | Los Angeles

What: Get your fitness on this weekend for LA “Rocks” Super Sunday. This ‘welcome back’ event will feature a LIVE workout with super trainer Jennifer Jacobs. The LA MArket Council will also have fantastic raffle baskets on hand that participants can win by purchasing a raffle ticket. Just be sure to wear your best 80’s gear for the rockin’ workout with the ultimate throwback.

BCR: “A Place to Scare” presents CURSED CREEK!

When: October 16, 2021 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM 

Where: A Place to sCARE | Burbank

What: We’re diving into the haunting season with more spooky fun. Enjoy ‘Cursed Creek,’ an outdoor haunted walk-thru attraction. Make your way through scare after scare if you dare.

San Fernando Valley Halloween Drive-In Presents: The Nightmare Before Christmas & Gremlins

Location: Lake Balboa Complex, Lake Balboa, CA

Date(s): until Oct 30, 2021

It’s a DOUBLE CREATURE FEATURE! Get your spook on at the Halloween edition of San Fernando Valley’s beloved drive-in. Catch Gremlins or the Nightmare Before Christmas for a nostalgic and joyful cinema-going experience.


Annual Ojai Day Street Fair Event

When: October 16 | 10am – 5pm

Where: Downtown Ojai

What: Hosted by the Ojai recreation Department, Ojai Day is not your ordinary street fair. Enjoy a cultural explosion of fun, with art food, and more at this multi-ethnic celebration. There is something for everyone at Ojai Day!

Centennial Guild’s 2nd Annual Pumpkin Patch in Westlake Village

When: October 16 | 12pm – 4pm

Where: Westlake Village

What: Pumpkins, Candy and Music…Oh My! Make your way to the Centennial Guild’s 2nd Annual Pumpkin Patch benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. This charitable community event will feature a pumpkin patch, live DJ, photo booth, raffles, and of course, candy for all little ghosts and goblins in attendance. 

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival at De Anza Park

When: October 17, 2021 | 10:00AM-5:00PM

Where: De Anza Park | Calabasas

What: The annual Calabasas Pumpkin Festival returns this Sunday at Juan Bautista de Anza Park. The family-friendly event will feature a pumpkin patch and professional pumpkin carving, pumpkin painting, live music, and more! Admission to the event includes access to inflatable rides and games.

Weekend Events: October 8-10, 2021

This weekend, enjoy some well-deserved fun in your neighborhood. With so much fall fun happening around town, we’re rounding up our favorite picks. Read on for this week’s weekend event guide!


Family Style Food Festival

When: October 10, 2021

Where: Fairfax District

What: Enjoy 50 different culinary offerings and fashion brands for this one-day-only food festival. Family Style Food Festival will be taking over Fairfax for an epic day of food, fashion, and fall fun.


When: until October 15, 2021

Where: Various locations

What: Everyone’s favorite semi-annual two-week dining event returns this weekend for its fall session. Enjoy prix fixe menu offerings at some of the best restaurants in town for take-out and dine-in. It’s a foodie event you won’t want to miss!

New Original Works Festival

When: until October 23, 2021

Where: 631 West 2nd Street | Los Angeles

What: Fans of fine art won’t want to miss this cutting-edge display of Redcat’s vibrant performing art scene. The summer festival comes to a close this fall, where varying creative arts collide. See daring and distinctive performances from dance, theatre, and music to multimedia performance art.



“Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds”

When: Oct 7, 2021Feb 20, 2022
Where: Skirball Cultural Center | Los Angeles

What: Calling all Trekkies, here’s an event for you! Begin your voyage upon this traveling pop-culture exhibition of “Star Trek: Exploring Worlds.” The exhibit’s final stop on its journey home will be at the Skirball Cultural Center until early 2022.

No Humans Involved

When: October 10, 2021Jan 9, 2022

Where: Hammer Museum | Los Angeles

What: Get your dose of weekly art with ‘No Humans Involved’ at the Hammer Museum.  Featuring installations and sculptures from a group of seven artists, the exhibit focuses on 

Danish String Quartet

When: October 8, 2021 

Where: 1310 11th St. | Santa Monica

What: Enjoy the Danish String Quartet as part of the triumphant return of live chamber music to the Broad Stage. Heralded by the New York Times as “prodigiously gifted musicians,” the concert will feature a curated suite of dances, Mozart favorites, and Nordic folk music.



San Fernando Valley Halloween Drive-In

When: until October 30, 2021

Where: Lake Balboa Complex, Lake Balboa, CA

What: Get your spook on at the Halloween edition of San Fernando Valley’s beloved drive-in for some fall fun. While this weekend’s screening has been canceled, it’s all the more reason to book your tix in advance. Catch Teen Wolf or the Nightmare Before Christmas as the first screening of this limited seasonal series.

Haunt’oween LA

When: until October 31, 2021

Where: 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd | Woodland Hills

What: It’s spooky season, so you know there’s a bounty of Halloween and fall fun around town. Enjoy this family-friendly on-foot adventure in Woodland Hills. ‘Haunt’oween LA will feature a pumpkin patch, a scarecrow garden, trick or treating, and more!

USC Marshall Golf Club Annual Fall Tournament

When: October 10, 2021

Where: DeBell Golf Club | Burbank

What: Head to the green for USC Marshall Golf Club’s Annual Fall Tournament. You’re invited to enjoy a day on the golf course, with a shotgun start beginning at 10 am. Tickets for the tournament include a continental breakfast, buffet lunch, open bar, and on-course drink tickets.


2021 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K

When: October 9, 2021

Where: 1583 Spinnaker Drive | Ventura

What: It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and your chance to give back. Participate in this weekend’s 2021 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K fundraiser and pancake breakfast for Ventura County.  The event serves as a celebration of survivorship, an occasion to express hope, and a shared determination to end breast cancer for good!

Santa Paula Rotary Pumpkin Patch

When: October 9-10, 2021

Where: 12471 Foothill Rd | Santa Paula

What: Make your way to the Santa Paula Rotary Pumpkin Patch. The two-day event will be filled with music, delicious fall food, and of course, pumpkins.  Other activities include a corn maze, pony rides, face painting, the “Pumpkin Chucker,” and more for a weekend of fall fun.

“Voices of Old Conejo” Living History Performance

When: October 9-10, 2021

Where: 51 S Ventu Park Rd, Thousand Oaks

What: Travel back in time to 1870 with “Voices of Old Conejo” Living History performances. The play will guide visitors through the history of Conejo Valley from the 1800s to the present day.

LA Eats of the Week: October 4-8, 2021

With so many restaurants to choose from around town, we’re saving you the google search. From Los Angeles to the Westside and SFV to Conejo Valley, we’ve got you covered. Read this week’s blog about the best place to grab a bite in your neighborhood!



Location: 419 N Canon Dr | Beverly Hills

With Baja California influences and flavors, it’s easy to see why Mirame has become of the best places for a bite in 90210. The stunning dishes boast a bounty of flavor that’s sure to entice any taste bud. When it comes to neighborhood bites, add this to your list.


neighborhood bites

Location: 624 South La Brea Avenue | Los Angeles

It’s been quite some time since we mentioned neighborhood spot Republique it’s quite overdue. The Modern French eatery from Chefs Walter and Margarita Manzke truly never disappoints. Whether you’re opting for a bakery bite or something more gourmet like the Wild California Salmon, you’ll be delighted to dine at Republique.


Location: 7315 Melrose Ave | Los Angeles

If you’re seeking a popular pizza joint in your neighborhood, consider Ronan. The modern pizzeria seasonal share plates and a range of pizza options. From the white sauce, Zucca made with Roman zucchini stem and flower to the traditional Margherita, it’s a pizza paradise.


Kato Restaurant

neighborhood bites

Location: 11925 Santa Monica Blvd | Los Angeles

With a highly celebrated tasting menu, Jon Yao’s adventurous restaurant draws from his Taiwanese heritage. Kato Restaurant has easily become one of the best places in the neighborhood for impressive upscale Asian food. 

Love & Salt

neighborhood bites

Location: 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd | Manhattan Beach

Bustling and beachy, Love & Salt has much to offer the neighborhood of Manhattan Beach. The Italian eatery serves up a range of dishes to delight from the sea to the oven. We’re a fan of the Whole Roasted Branzino or Spicy Soppressata for entrees with remembering. 

Jon & Vinny’s Brentwood

Location: 11938 San Vicente Blvd | Los Angeles

If you love the Fairfax location, you’ll love that you can skip traffic and visit the Jon & Vinny’s closer to you. The Brentwood location offers all of the same delicious pizza and pasta dishes with the added bonus of being on the Westside. With every dish on the menu being top-notch, you’ll be in food bliss at this neighborhood spot.



Location: 11941 Ventura Blvd | Studio City

When it comes to impeccable dining destinations in SFV, add Asanebo to your list. The neighborhood sushi stop from sushi chef Tetsuya Nakao offers delectable dishes that are perfect for lunch or dinner. From the halibut yuzu to the toro carpaccio, we recommend everything they have to offer.

Petit Trois

Location: 13705 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

An expansion of the original french bistro from the Trois Mec team, Petit Trois offers Parisian delicacies in a cozy setting. Enjoy French classics for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from Chef Ludo at this Sherman Oaks hot spot. Bite into all-day options like the Brittany Wild Sole Meunière or Big Mec ( a delightful French twist on the Big Mac).

The Brothers Sushi

Location: 21418 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills

Two sushi spots on one list? Yes, we love Brother’s Sushi that much. The neighborhood spot offers dine-in Japanese sushi from Japan with the option to order rolls separately or splurge on an Omakase. From the Japanese Yellowtail Sashimi to the Dry Aged Ora King Salom, we recommend trying them all!


Sage Vegan Bistro

neighborhood bites

Location: 5046 Cornell Rd | Agoura Hills

If you are looking for delicious vegan bites in Conejo Valley, you’ll love everything that Sage Vegan has to offer. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Agoura Hills eatery offers fresh and creative dishes. We recommend the Bowl of Soul or Festival Burrito for the perfect nosh to delight your day and your taste buds.

Paul Martin’s American Grill

Location: 100 South Westlake Blvd. | Westlake Village

What could make for a better neighborhood bite than Paul Martin’s American Grill? The Westlake Village restaurant offers an elevated take on traditional American cuisine. Indulge in dishes like the Cedar Plank Salmon or Blackened Ribeye for a deliciously hearty meal.

Hummus Bistro

Location: 587 N Ventu Park Rd #587a | Newbury Park

If you are in the mood for Mediterranean cuisine, you’ll want to try Hummus Bistro in Newbury Park. The casual neighborhood dining spot offers fresh and healthy options using the best-imported spice and hormone-free meats. Order the Kafta Kabob for a filling meal and treat yourself to the most delicious Baklava you’ll ever try for dessert.

From Amazon’s Astro Robot to a Mission to Jupiter’s Asteroids and More | Tech News

From robots named Astro to a Mission to Jupiter’s Asteroids, we’re taking this week’s tech news to new heights. Read on for our round-up of the leading technology stories of the week.

Uber to Now Deliver Seasonal Items to Your Door

The ride-share company will be getting in the haunting spirit this season. Uber has announced seasonal items like Pumpkins and carving kits delivered to your door via Uber Eats. The roll-out will be available in certain regions as a part of Uber’s first official holiday shop. The company announced its plans this week, with Friday marking the first service date in cities like Los Angeles and San Diego. After Halloween, the company will offer Christmas items for delivery with a seasonal rotation to expand to additional markets.

Amazon Introduces Astro, Your Own At-Home Robot

Joining the robot race this week is Amazon with the unveiling of Astro, their first at-home robot. Amazon users can apply to be among the first to beta-test, Astro, the new tech device for an initial cost of $999.99. A Day 1 Edition product, the robot can only be bought by invitation even after applying. The device, which Amazon hopes will lead the way in home robots, is meant to provide many services. Astro can obey commands to go to a specific room and recognize people’s faces in your home to deliver specific items. Additionally, Astro can do much of what an Echo device can do if combined with a Ring device. By providing a mobile entertainment and monitoring service, Amazon seeks to set the groundwork for an AI-powered home assistant.

Clubhouse to Now Allow Users to Record Audio Chats

If you happen to be a Clubhouse user and have always wanted to record any smart nugget of information from the app, now you can. This week the company announced a soon-to-be-added platform feature: Clubhouse Clips. Along with additional features heading to the platform next month, Clips will allow you to snip the last 30 seconds of an audio conversation. Starting in October, users will also be able to record a room and save it to their profile and club or download it. Of course, Rooms must be public to be able to use the recording feature. Additional features underway include the ability to search by typing a keyword or name and receive the rooms, people, clubs, and bios that match. 

Honda Sets its Sights on Rockets, Robots, and Flying Cars

Imagine a Honda that can fly. While it may be a while before you see the vehicle’s air-bound, the company has its sites set on the future of Hondo being sky-high. The company announced it would be increasing its spending on research and development for rockets, robots, and flying cars. Over the next six years, the automaker plans to spend $45 billion on R&D. Hondo has not, however, stated what fraction of that will be spent on each of the future initiatives. The company currently hopes to achieve working prototypes before taking any of the proposed products to the next level.

FCC to Work on Ridding Robocalls with Oversea Effort

If you are like the rest of us and look forward to a robocall-less day, the FCC is on it. Jessica Rosenworcel, acting chair of the FCC had stated they have found the loophole that still allows foreign scammers to reach your phone. The proposed fix from the FCC would require “gateway providers” to stop robocalls before they get to your phone. Called the Targeting Gateway Providers to Combat Illegal Robocalls, the agency adopted the proposal earlier this week. The new requirements would in turn ensure that gateway providers are verifying calls before they can pass on to other operators in the US. In regards to the effort, Rosenworcel said the following, “We’re just getting started,” she added. “We have more work to do, and we have a new vigor to make it happen.”

NASA’s Lucy to Explore Eight Never Before Seen Worlds

In the coming weeks, NASA’s Lucy mission will embark on a journey far beyond where science has traveled before. NASA will be sending a spacecraft toward the ancient raw materials of Jupiter’s Trojan belt. The mission serves as a daring attempt to access our solar system’s well-preserved history. These 4 billion-year-old fossils are considered the key to unlock the origins of Earth, Saturn, and Mars. Lucy’s 12-year trek will provide close-up views of a diverse selection of Trojan asteroids. The mission will help scientists in deciphering how and why our solar system came to be. 

Out & About: Visiting the Brand New The Academy Museum

The highly anticipated Academy Museum opens to the public this week after a star-studded opening preview over the weekend. Certainly, with the history of filmmaking on grand display, you’ll want to plan ahead for your visit. Aside from the stunningly renovated Wilshire May Company building serving as the museum’s new home, there are a few extra sites to see. See it all, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano’s glass sphere theatre to the ‘Oscar experience. Not exactly sure where to go, how to visit, or what else to see? Read on for our visitor guide to Hollywood’s latest icon.

When to Go and How to Get There

Make your way to the Academy Museum seven days a week. The museum is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm. Likewise, on the busier days of Friday and Saturday, you can stay a tad bit later from 10 am to 8 pm.

If you haven’t been on Mid-Wilshire allow us to reintroduce Museum Row. Likewise, the newly unveiled museum sits next to LACMA and across the street from the Petersen Museum. Find your way to this Oscar-worthy space at 6067 Wilshire Boulevard.

How to Visit

As with most museums these days, a timed ticket will be required for entry. Tickets for entry are $25 for adults, $10 for seniors (62 and over), $15 for students, and free for visitors 17 and under. Of course, your ticket will grant you access to all exhibits and public areas like the Spielberg Family Gallery. Similarly, for an extra glamorous experience, you can give your own Oscar moment. The immersive installation titled the Oscars Experience cost an additional $15. What exactly is the ‘Oscar Experience’? You’ll have the chance to step in front of a virtual crowd while holding a real oscar to give your acceptance speech. Of course, the video will be emailed to you and you’ll be able to say you had your brief moment of ‘fame’

What to See

Consider every blockbuster, oscar-winning, star-studded film you’ve ever seen. Now think about all of the props and costumes from those films and where exactly they went. Well, ponder no more, because that is why you’ll find at the Academy Museum. From Dorothy’s ruby slippers to R2-D2 and C-3PO and even the shark from Jaws, they’re all on display. Likewise, take a trip down nostalgia lane and view true cinematic treasures from the past to the present.

What Are the Current Exhibits:

Stories of Cinema 1

Located in the Saban Building, visitors are greeted by a soaring, glass-walled gallery and multiscreen experience where an introduction to the exhibition Stories of Cinema can be enjoyed for free.


Stories of Cinema 2

A multi-floor exhibition that connects audiences to celebratory, complex, diverse, and international stories of the people who make motion pictures and the artworks they create.


Stories of Cinema 3

Stories of Cinema continues on the third floor with special installations by director Pedro Almodóvar, composer Hildur Guðnadóttir, and sound designer Ben Burtt—all Academy Award®–winning artists.


Backdrop: An Invisible Art

The Hurd Gallery features the exhibition Backdrop: An Invisible Art. The exhibit spotlights a monumental backdrop—the iconic Mt. Rushmore backing from Hitchcock’s North by Northwest.


Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection

This exhibit explores how the cinematic experience we know today evolved. From a long tradition of optical amusements and devices of wonder magic lanterns, zoetropes, and praxinoscopes to the Cinématographe Lumière.


Hayao Miyazaki

The Academy Museum’s inaugural temporary exhibition. This exhibit marks the first North American museum retrospective dedicated to the work of its namesake. A stunning ode to the internationally celebrated artist and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.



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.


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.



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.


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. 

LA Eats of the Week: Trendy Places to Dine

Switch up your dining routine this week with our LA Eats selection of trendy places to dine. With so many options around town, your eatery list deserves an upgrade. Read on for our favorite places to dine from LA to the Westside and SFV to Conejo Valley. 

Trendy Places to Dine for LOS ANGELES


Location: 9040 Sunset Blvd | West Hollywood

After reopening in June, Ardor has quickly reclaimed its spot as one of the most trendy places to dine. The WeHo establishment from John Fraser offers an elegant ambiance and delicious fare. Enjoy solo or for an evening out for a truly memorable experience.

Melanie Wine Bar

Location: 8310 W 3rd St | Los Angeles

If you’re a fan of Augustine or Sushi Note, then add Melanie Wine Bar to your list. One of LA’s new trendy places to dine, the eatery serves as the perfect neighborhood spot. Enjoy a wine-friendly menu and an extensive set of vintage picks by the glass.

Daedo Sikdang

Location: 4001 W 6th St | Los Angeles

The South Korean barbecue chain Daedo has expanded its popular to restaurant chain to Koreatown. For beef lovers far and wide, the eatery offers upscale vibes and high-quality prime-grade ribeye. As one of the best new and trendy places to dine, we absolutely recommend an evening at Daedo Sikdang.

Trendy Places to Dine for the Westside and Beach Communities

Winstons Place

Location: 23 Windward Ave | Venice

One of Venice’s newest eateries has quickly become a trendy place to dine. Winston House in Venice Beach offers great food and music in a relaxed setting. The ambiance is reminiscent of Delilah, with the patrons nearly the same. Just don’t forget your vaccine card if heading over to dine, as the restaurant requires proof of vaccination for entry.

Wise Sons Jewish Deli

Location: 9552 Washington Blvd | Culver City

After immense success in San Fran, the deli chain Wise Sons has landed in Los Angeles. The Culver City deli serves up sandwiches, bagels, and other deli favorites. For LA deli’s with delicious bites, you’d be wise to make your way over Wise Sons.

Mom’s Touch

Location: 1400 W Redondo Beach Blvd Unit 120 | Gardena

Fans of fried chicken will rave after a serving of Mom’s Touch South Korean fried chicken. The Gardena eatery has become a trendy place to dine for a number of reasons. From the out-of-this-world sauces like apple sing to its ultra crispy wings, you’ll enjoy every bite. 

Trendy Places to Dine for San Fernando Valley

Sushi Katsu-ya

Location: 11680 Ventura Blvd | Studio City

Locals from the valley to LA, are familiar with Katsuya but the original still reigns supreme. Sushi Katsuya in Studio City may not be as “zhuzhed up” at its Hollywood locations but it’s just as delicious. Enjoy an array of fresh seafood options at the valley’s favorite sushi spot. 

Davenport’s Restaurant

Location: 16120 Ventura Blvd | Encino

A sleek modern eatery in Encino, Davenport’s Restaurant offers cuisine prepared with care from quality ingredients. Enjoy starters like the Smoked Trout Spread or mains like the Parmesan Crusted Jidori Chicken Breast. 

The Six Chow House 

Location: 12650 Ventura Blvd | Studio City

This New American GastroBistro has so much to offer for Studio City locals. The Six Chow House has a range of seasonal menu items to delight every type of tastebud. Dig into the Six Mac n’ Cheese with six artisan kinds of cheeses. Or go for the Turkey Sloppy Joes with portobello. 

Trendy Places to Dine for Conejo Valley

Social Monk Asian Kitchen

Location: 4000 Thousand Oaks Blvd Spc C1 |  Westlake Village

For an elevated dining experience in an upscale casual setting, you’ll love Social Monk Asian Kitchen. The award-winning Chef Mohan Ismail serves up dishes with exotic spaces and bold flavors to enhance every dish. Dine for lunch or dinner with friends or family for a truly trendy place to dine.

Spumoni Italian Restaurant

Location: 1714 Newbury Park Rd. #E | Newbury Park

For a delicious Italian feast, we highly recommend Spumoni in Newbury Park. The restaurant offers high-quality Italian cuisine using the freshest ingredients. Enjoy a range of options from traditional pasta and pizza to Spumoni’s signature Gnocchi Bar”.

Bui Sushi

Location: 23733 Malibu Rd | Malibu

If you’re looking for amazing sushi in Malibu, you will find plenty, especially at Bui Sushi. With fresh fish and an eclectic menu and reasonable prices, it’s easy to see why Bui Sushi is a favorite. Treat yourself to options like the hamachi carpaccio or a specialty roll like the Malibu Sunset.