Out and About: Summer Outdoor Movies

One of the thrills of summer aside from the perfect weather is the season of outdoor movie events. Or just being outside in general without various layers of clothing. Here in L.A. we take our outdoor movie theater festivities pretty seriously. In the city of stars, who can blame us? With that said, pack your picnic basket and enjoy your favorite feature under the stars. We’re listing this summer’s best outdoor theaters and a line-up worthy of the red-carpet roll out!

Rooftop Cinema Club

Location: 888 S. Olive St., Los Angeles 90014

With two locations, Rooftop Cinema Club offers a premier outdoor cinema experience with panoramic views, spectacular sunsets and state-of-the-art wireless headphones. Upcoming screenings will take place on the rooftop terrace at LEVEL in Downtown L.A. and The Montalban.

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Eat See Hear

Location: 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles 90027

Taking place on Saturday nights at rotating venues from Downtown L.A. to Santa Monica, Eat|See|Hear boasts the largest outdoor screen on the West Coast and state-of-the-art audio. Every screening features a curated line-up of food trucks and an opening performance by an up-and-coming band.

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Hollywood Forever Cinespia

Location: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles 90038

Launched in 2002, Cinespia cemetery screenings hosts on-site classic films across L.A. Cinespia shows films from the 1930s through the 1990s, mostly in open-air settings at historic locations. Its most popular series runs weekly between May and August on Saturday (and occasionally Sunday) nights at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The al fresco Cemetery Screenings take place on the Fairbanks Lawn, named for the adjacent crypt housing both Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Jr.. Guests picnic under the stars and watch films digitally projected against the wall of the Cathedral Mausoleum, which houses the crypt of Rudolph Valentino among many others.

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Streetfood Cinema

Location: Various Locations throughout L.A.

With more than 60 events at 15 locations from Pasadena to Pacific Palisades, Street Food Cinema (SFC) is known as the largest outdoor movie series in Los Angeles. Featuring a wide range of films, gourmet food trucks and live music.

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Street Style Cinema by Who What Wear

Location: The Grove

The fashion forward team Who What Wear is bringing back their annual free outdoor movie screenings at The Grove. Every Thursday in June, they invite you to join them outside on the lawn to watch some of their favorite modern musicals, sip cocktails, enjoy light bites, listen to music by DJ Lindsay Luv, and snag cool giveaways.

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Poolside Cinema

Location: Mr. C Hotel, Beverly Hills

Poolside Cinema is back by popular demand! Enjoy an evening cozying up to a film with dinner, crafted cocktails, freshly popped popcorn and sweets. Reserve your comfortable lounger seats by purchasing your prix-fixe menu in-advance, featuring Cipriani classics and crisp Peroni Nastro Azzurro.

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Outdoor Movies at the Skirball

Location: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles 90049

Watch fashion-forward films under the stars at the Skirball Cultural Center, presented in celebration of the Skirball’s summer exhibitions. Before the screening, explore the galleries and enjoy cocktails, wine, beer, and light fare available for purchase. General admission is $12 and includes museum entry.

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Electric Dusk Drive-In

Location: Van de Kamp Bakery Building,  Los Angeles

For a classic drive-in movie experience, Electric Dusk Drive-In features top films of the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s with a retro drive-in movie setting at the Van De Kamp Innovation Center of Los Angeles City College. The Outdoor Astroturf section offers the closest seats to the screen, where you’ll sit under the stars, mingle with your fellow moviegoers, and listen to the audio through outdoor speakers. The Snack Shack offers BBQ items such as hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, and a wide variety of candy, popcorn, chips, beverages, and locally made cupcakes.

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Rooftop Movies at the Montalban

Location: The Montalban, 1615 Vine St, Hollywood

The Montalbán’s rooftop oasis – outfitted with a bar, concession stand and full kitchen – provides an open-air movie theater complete with a large projection screen, state-of-the-art projector, noise cancelling headphones, fresh-popped popcorn and even blankets for a chilly night.

This year – 2019 – the historic venue celebrates 10 years of rooftop entertainment!

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Silver Lake Picture Show

Location: Sunset Triangle Plaza

Silver Lake Picture Show features free outdoor movies at Sunset Triangle Plaza. Each screening is preceded by a free musical performance and a short film from local artists. Seating is first-come, first served and guests are encouraged to bring fold-out chairs and other seating arrangements. Attendees are encouraged to picnic or go to one of the local establishments. No food or beverage will be sold on the premises.

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Summer Movie Nights – Northeast San Fernando Valley 

Location: San Fernando Recreation Park

Summer Movie Nights are back in the Northeast San Fernando Valley! Bring your family, friends and pack a picnic for a movie night under the stars. The screenings take place at various locations, including themed screenings like Aquaman and Shark Tale at Hansen Dam Aquatic Center. All movie screenings begin at 7:30 p.m. and popcorn will be provided.

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Melrose Rooftop Theatre – E.P. & L.P.

Location: 603 N La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood 90069

Located on the rooftop adjacent to the patio at E.P. & L.P., the Melrose Rooftop Theatre (MRT) offers an unforgettable outdoor cinema experience with the Hollywood Hills as the stunning backdrop, specialty cocktails, custom concession stand, and VIP seating for up to 100 guests.

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Weekend Events: June 7-9

Rejoice for the weekend is here! Now that we can finally kickstart some well deserved days off, figuring out what to do should bring the same ease. Per usual, we are sparing you the time of scouring the web for a “what to do this weekend”.Read our round-up of the best L.A. has to offer in activities outside your normal routine and discover your inner Angeleno!

Friday June 7

LA Pride Weekend

Location: West Hollywood(Various Areas)

Pride Month is kicking off this week in LA, leading into West Hollywoods annual Pride Parade. Start off this Friday at the Opening Ceremony of Pride Weekend with Saturday and Sunday taking over the boulevard for a celebration that only Weho knows how to do. The Teen Pride Dance will take place on Saturday and the annual Parade on Sunday. For the full line-up of special guest and weekend long activities for LA Pride, click the link below.

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2019 Ghostbusters Fan Fest

Location: Sony Picture Studios, Culver City

“If there’s something strange in you neighborhood,
Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!”. Ok now that thats out of the way and stuck in your head, don’t miss the first-ever Ghostbusters Fan Fest. Presented by Wizard World at the Sony Pictures lot is a a 2-day line-up of spook-tacular fun. Some of the “OG” Ghostbusters themselves Dan Aykroyd (Stantz) and Ernie Hudson (Zeddemore) will be in attendance along with Director Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman, the director and co-writer of the upcoming 2020 remake of the timeless cult classic. Enjoy this along with a slew of other popular guest and themed activities to celebrate the films 35th anniversary.

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The Paella Dinner Party

Location: Institute of Culinary Education, Pasadena

Enjoy a hands on cooking-class where the flavors of this popular Spanish dish come to life. Learn and indulge in cuttlefish-ink paella from Valenica along with Spanish tapas and traditional dessert. The menu will include garlic shrimp, tortilla Espanola, paella Valenciana and more. Contact KTannenbaum@ice.edu for additional questions.

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Saturday June 8

Rodeo Realty Pacific Palisades Charity Drive

Location: 839 Via de La Paz, Pacific Palisades

Stop by the Rodeo Realty Pacific Palisades office and enjoy free tacos and entertainment for a good cause. The Pacific Palisades Fire Department will be joining the PacPal office to take donations for the charity organization Dress for Success. The family friendly event kicks off at 11:30 so don’t miss out! Dress for Success will accept Bags and Accessories as donations for the event.

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Pasadena Playhouse Block Party

Location: Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena

Step out for a day of art, culture and community at the Pasadena Playhouses’ annual block party. Street Poets will perform accompanied by the original music of Rhythm Arts Alliance for the all-day event. There will also be family friendly activities, food, libations and guided tours.

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SRLA Spring into Summer 5k

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Location: Griffith Park, Los Feliz

Enjoy an easy 5k course around Griffith Park Golf course with SRLA students, alumni and leaders. The event will feature a free BBQ, music and games taking place following the run. Walkers are encouraged.

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Sunday June 9

Ojai Wine Festival

Location: Lake Casitas Recreation Area

The Ojai Wine Festival returns for its 33rd year with attendees enjoying a selection of Californias unique growing domains. The event will feature a collection from over 60 wineries as well as 35 local, regional and international craft beer brewers. There will also be a silent auction and merchant area. Hungry? No fret! There will be a selection of local caterers, restaurants and eateries selling onsite culinary creations.

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Cruisin 4 Brews Family Festival

Location: Downtown Torrance

Enjoy a day of classic cars and tasty brews. Downtown Torrance’s Cruisin 4 Brews event will feature 100+ classic cars, 75 vendor booths and a bounty of local breweries for tasting. There will also be live music and additional family friendly fun.

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Garbage Disposal Do’s and Dont’s

Of all the modern machines that have made our lives at home a little easier, Garbage Disposals top the list. Or somewhere in between. Our sinks conveniently efficient friend makes food disposal a cinch. That is until they stop working. Rather than dial the number to your local plumber, check out these easy tips below to keep your Garbage Disposal in working order and your money in your wallet.

Run Cold Water

Always run cold (never warm or hot) water with each use of the disposal; hot water will dissolve fat and grease — as the water flows down the pipes, it starts to cool and a film of grease begins to build on the inside of the pipes, leading to a clog.

Gift Ideas for Dad

As Father’s Day draws near, figuring out what to get Dad…is a little easier than buying for Mom but still quite the challenge. And while you can never go wrong with a gift card from Lowes, why not opt for something more specific this year? Read our list of the best traditional gifts you can order online signed, sealed, delivered just in time for Father’s Day!

  1. Mach3 Razor:

These manual razors are a perfect gift for dads this Father’s Day. Mach3 razors last longer and stay sharper with their ‘stronger-than-steel’ blades. ($7)

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  1. Monogrammed Genuine Leather Wallet:

If you’re looking to add a personal touch to your Father’s Day gift this year, consider this monogrammed genuine leather wallet. Be sure to purchase your order ahead of time so it can arrive on time! (From $25.90+)

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  1. Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill:

For those dads who love to host BBQ’s, this grilling surface makes over 15 servings for large groups and parties. This electric grill is at a reasonably lower price thanks to Father’s Day so you want to advantage of this deal! ($59.99)

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  1. SoundSport Wireless Headphones:

Spice up dad’s workout out with SoundSport Wireless Headphones! This buds last up to six hours on a single charge made with Stay Hear+ tips for a snug fit. ($129)

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  1. Fitbit Versa Smart Watch:

Motivate dad to accomplish his fitness goals with Fitbit Versa Smart Watch. Gentle reminders will help him stay on track and remember to take care of himself. ($159.95)

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  1. Electric Shaver:

Upgrade dad’s shaving game with Philips Norelco’s luxe model. This shaver contains different functions and a pop-up trimmer for sideburns and mustaches. ($79.95)

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  1. UGG Men’s Scuff Slipper:

Get dad the perfect slippers to lounge around in at the house. His toes will be nice and toasty inside the fur shearling insoles. ($79.95)

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  1. Echo Spot Smart Alarm Clock:

This multi-use smart alarm clock does more than just tell time. Dad’s can order pizza, play music or start the day with the news! ($129.99)

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  1. The Speed of Sound:

For dads that are into sci-fi, The Speed of Sound by Eric Bernt is a great read! This thriller revolves around autistic scientists channeling their unique abilities to help society despite dangerous risks. ($15.99)

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  1. Under Armour Compression Leggings:

These leggings will help keep dad’s legs protected during summer hikes and during cold winters. ($19+)

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LA Eats: Fathers Day Edition

Father’s Day will be here before you know it! With that in mind, don’t wait until the last minute to book the best bites and brews for Dad. While most of our fathers will opt for a backyard BBQ as opposed to a seated dinner, we’re recommending ditching the DIY celebration. Elevate your Fathers Day on June 16 with our selection of dining choices that are almost certainly “Dad Approved”. 

Spago

Location: 176 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills

Surrounded by Ed Ruscha art and beneath the stars is a Beverly Hills Gem. No we’re not talking about the most recent celebrity abode listing. Spago has set the scene for what is sure to be an extraordinary evening this Fathers Day. Their BBQ and Blues set menu is all that it seems and more. With a 3-course line-up of savory flavors that only Wolfgang Puck could succeed at, is a “dinner with dad” no brainer. Enjoy a barrel aged cocktail bar while listening to the soulful tunes of the Gary Allegreto Band. We could go on but it’s best you click below before tickets run out for this fête of bbq and blues fun. Fathers Day at Spago will be nothing short of a ‘Good Time’.

View the menu here.

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The Queen Mary

Location: 1126 Queen HWY, Long Beach

On June 16th, bring the entire family aboard the World Famous Queen Mary and treat Dad to something special! A local favorite, the Queen Mary Royal Sunday Brunch always lands on our holiday list as they take you on a worldwide culinary adventure and features over 50 unique dishes from around the globe. And if brunch isn’t Dad’s thing, enjoy dinner at the award-winning Sir Winston’s Restaurant and Lounge or Chelsea Chowder House.

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Faith & Flower

Location: 705 W. 9th, Los Angeles, CA 90015

This Californian rustic cuisine offers an International Rib Festival-themed menu for Father’s Day. Be sure to book your brunch or dinner reservation at Faith & Flower!

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Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse

Location: 330 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

This restaurant features a Father’s Day special and cocktails at Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse.

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Salt’s Cure

Location: 1155 N. Highland Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038

Enjoy a prix-fixe menu this Father’s Day at Salt’s Cure. Treat dad to fresh ingredients and custom-made deserts or cocktails!

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Lucques

Location: 8474 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood 90069

Experience the cozy décor of brick and newly renovated garden at Lucques. This restaurant is offering a special Father’s Day dinner which highlights the best in season from the Farmer’s Market.

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A.O.C.

Location: 8700 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048

On Father’s Day, A.O.C. offers weekend brunch served on their patio or vibrant dining room. Families can enjoy classic meal sharing plates with more than enough to go around!

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La Dolce Vita

Location: 9758 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

La Dolce Vita restaurant offers a Father’s Day experience you won’t want to miss! This Beverly Hills landmark offers classic dishes from 5-10pm.

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Toscana

Location: 11653 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

Indulge in Toscana’s Father’s Day specialties along with the restaurant’s a la carte menu. Choose from four different specials for dinner and pair your meal with a cocktail.

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Tavern

Location: 11648 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

Tavern provides some of the finest California and Mediterranean dining and conversation! Bring dad to their Father’s Day brunch or dinner to enjoy their special menu.

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Zisser and Jones Represent Alexander Gould in Purchase of Atwater Village Bungalow

Rodeo Realty’s Zisser and Jones recently represented Alex Gould in the purchase of his new Atwater Village Abode.

The actor best known for his starring role on Showtimes “Weeds” has a new $1.005 million dollar home. Emily Zisser and Jerrod Jones represented Alex as the buying agents for the purchase of the Spanish-style bungalow.

A comfortable 900 square feet, the home features an updated kitchen, sunlit living room and renovated bathroom. While the kitchen boast stainless steel appliances and french doors that open out to a modestly spacious backyard.

The garage also received an upgrade, having been converted to a separate room with its own claw-foot tub. Alex Gould purchased the home alongside his wife Lieba Hall Gould. Built in 1926, the Los Angeles Times ideally stated the property as “the perfect starter home” for the pair.

Alexander Gould, aside from his rise to fame in “Weeds” was also most notable for his role as the voice of Nemo in the Disney hit “Finding Nemo” He has also had roles in other popular series like “Supernatural” and “Pushing Daisies”.

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About Zisser & Jones

Jerrod and Emily joined Rodeo as a natural next step in their career. They’re excited to be surrounded by so many other like-minded agents and to be a part of the Rodeo family.

After having spent many years living in San Diego, Emily sought out the challenge of becoming a premier real estate agent in one of the most competitive markets in the world: Beverly Hills. After getting $18 million in listings in her first 3 months, she proved she could handle it.

Jerrod has come to know the current market inventory very well while Working with Ryan Serhant from BRAVO TV’S Million Dollar Listing. The team serves all of Los Angeles County. Please call, email or send him a text at any time.

 

Josh Flagg List Actor-Producer Mark Damon’s Beverly Hills Home

As reported in numerous outlets, Rodeo Realty’s Josh Flagg recently listed actor-producer Mark Damon’s Beverly Hills abode.

The tudor-style estate hit the market for $8.995 million and sits on about 2 plus gated acres of land. Known as the Lodge, the 11,000 square foot home, is nothing short of spacious.

The property is located in the Beverly Hills Post and “is full of character” as the LA Times describes it. One could certainly agree, unique features like a private deck Japanese Tea room.

Built in 1972, the home also features panoramic views, a swimming pool and spa among other notable highlights like its rustic den and wet bar.

The Two-story living room is boast soaring picture windows with garden views and exposed beams.

Mark Damon has resided at the residence since 1984. He purchased the home from the late Sandy Gallin for $2.4 Million. The Award Winning producer is known for larger credits such as Monster which earned Charlize Theron an Oscar. As well as other bug hits like “Mac and Me”, “2 Guns” and “Lone Survivor”. He also is an established actor with credits prior to becoming a producer that include “House of Usher” and “Johnny Yuma”.

The listing is held by Josh Flagg along with his “Million Dollar Listing” co-stars and co-listing agents James Harris and David Parnes of The Agency.

Find out more information about 2781 Benedict Canyon Drive here.

Read the Los Angeles Times Feature here.

Read Curbed Los Angeles Feature here.

Out and About: Summer Music Festivals

There are a few things most of us Angeleno’s look forward to come summer. Aside from our near perfect weather and in between outdoor brunching is the music festivals that kick off the season. From summer fetes that mix wine with tunes to pure lyrical joy, there is no lack of festival options. Read below for our list of the best Music Festivals blazing through the summer heat!

Splash House

June 7-9 and August 9-11, 2019
Palm Springs, CA

Pack your best neon-colored swimsuit for this poolside weekend dance fest that takes place at Palm Springs resorts and venues. Expect DJs all day, followed by open-air parties and other affairs after the sun sets.

Key artists: Justice, Jai Wolf, A-Trak, Pete Tong, Dusky
Cost: $45 – $275

Once Upon a Time in the LBC

July 27, 2019
Long Beach, CA

Spend a summer day kicking back with a mix of hip hop heavyweights that spans from Snoop Dogg and YG to Blueface. The show takes place at Queen Mary Events Park, the area surrounding the historic ship, and offers some extravagant VIP packages including bottle service, cabanas, and other fun upgrades.

Key artists: Snoop Dogg, The Game, Warren G, Lisa Lisa, Zapp, Ginuwine
Cost: $100 – $4,500

HARD Summer Music Festival

August 3-4, 2019
Fontana, CA

HARD has changed a lot in recent years, with new management in charge, higher production values, and a new lease on life. The EDM and hip-hop oriented festival still gives the fans what they love and keeps them dancing the summer nights away.

Key artists: Kid Cudi, Juice WRLD, Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, JPEG Mafia, Alison Wonderland
Cost: $79 – $249

Outside Lands

Windmills at Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco , California, on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015.

August 9-11, 2019
San Francisco, CA

Cool Bay Area temperatures and plenty of tree cover (the fest is nestled into Golden Gate Park) make this an attractive option, particularly for those who enjoy combining their festival-going with a getaway out of town. The food and wine program is typically a highlight, too.

Key artists: Paul Simpn, Mavis Staples, Childish Gambino, Lil Wayne
Cost: $375 – $795

Real Street Festival 

August 10-11, 2019
Anaheim, CA

Local radio station Real 92.3 presents this new fest featuring a lineup of many of the rappers getting regular airplay, from established stars A$AP Rocky, Migos, and Future, to trending stars like Megan Thee Stallion, Blueface, and Saweetie. The event, taking place on the Honda Center grounds in Anaheim, is billed as the largest music festival yet staged in Orange Country.

Key artists: Future, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Migos, Big Sean
Cost: $99 – $1,799 (or $19,000 for the Ultra VIP private table package for 10)

KAABOO Del Mar

September 13-15, 2019
San Diego, CA

There’s a lot going on with this one. The venue is on sand, literally next to the water, but they also have a viewing area where you can watch the show while in a pool. The food programming, Palate, includes “culinary rock stars.” There is an on-site spa and beauty area offering hair styling, massages, and skin treatments. There are art galleries. There is a comedy stage full of A-listers. There are after-parties in a custom-built pop-up dance club. Oh, and we hear there’s some music.

Key artists: Dave Matthews Band, Mumford & Sons, Bryan Adams, Black Eyed Peas, REO Speedwagon
Cost: $259 – $3,199 (or $17,500 for the “Ultimate Hang” VIP package)

Guadalupe Valley Wine, Food, and Music Festival

September 14, 2019
Ensenada Baja California, Mexico

You’ve probably been considering a getaway to the Guadalupe Valley wine country, the trendy weekend destination for gourmet-inclined west coasters du jour. And now you’ve got a specific excuse. This one night festival includes Mexican and American acts, mostly in the electronic vein, along with food and wine experiences from well-known chefs–and, since it’s only one day, your Sunday is free to explore more of the region before you head back north.

Key artists: TBA
Cost: $80-$200 (food is included with ticket purchase)

Life Is Beautiful

September 20-22, 2019
Las Vegas, NV

A big, bombastic festival, as only Las Vegas can deliver, Life Is Beautiful has risen quickly to become one of the region’s top pop fests. In addition to major musical artists, the experience includes a comedy stage, art exhibitions, and destination-worthy dining pop-ups. The “Ideas” stage is a unique offering, with TED Talk-inspired lectures from interesting folks like Jonathan Van Ness and the Pod Save America hosts.

Key artists: Chance the Rapper, Post Malone, Zedd, Lil Wayne, Janelle Monáe
Cost: $315 – $2,750

Ohana Festival

September 27-29, 2019
Dana Point, CA

This weekender is ostensibly curated by buddies Eddie Vedder (of Pearl Jam) and Kelly Slater (of professional surfing fame). Unlike the blacktop or trampled grass of most festivals grounds, Ohana takes place literally steps from the ocean and sand of Doheny State Beach. Historically a go-to for singer-songwriters and mellow vibes, the 2019 lineup is a bit more rock-forward.

Key artists: Jenny Lewis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes, Tash Sultana
Cost: $128 – $1,350

 

Content Curated from: Los Angeles Magazine