Weekend Events: Dec. 21st-23rd

Twas’ the weekend before Christmas and all through the house every creature was stirring…because Christmas is almost here! Ok, well thats not quite how the story goes but you catch our winter drift!  In order to ensure your weekend is on that level of festive, we have your holiday round-up signed, sealed and delivered by Santa(sort of…). So turn on your favorite holiday tunes, dress in your tackiest holiday sweater and paint the town red or green or both!!

Discover your inner Angeleno!

With all the hustle and bustle of our weekday routine we bring you a curated list of the weekends top activities happening throughout the city of stars.

Limited engagements taking place this Dec. 21st-23rd, 2018!

Friday, Dec. 21st

Bold Holidays Beverly Hills

Visitors and locals are invited to check out live holiday music in the epicenter of Beverly Hills every Friday evening from 5-8 p.m. during BOLD Holidays. Beverly Canon Gardens will transform into a festive setting while various artists perform holiday tunes throughout the season. The city will be decked out in colorful holiday décor and offer extended shopping hours, interactive holiday pop-up experiences, BOLD Rides in exotic cars and live holiday music in the Beverly Canon Gardens.

Elf Screening

In ELF, Will Ferrell is at his hilarious best as Buddy, a human who has been raised among Santa’s elves at the North Pole. All grown up, Buddy causes oversized mayhem in the elves’ petite Christmas workshop, so he heads to New York City in search of his real identity. Don’t miss this beloved Holiday feature at Santa Monica’s Aero Theatre!

FA LA Land

Experience the dazzling lights, jolly sounds and comforting scents of the holiday season like never before. At Fa La Land, the world’s most festive pop-up museum everything sparkles brighter in this immersive and interactive environment. Crafted to delight both the young and young at heart all will enjoy. Step into an old fashioned North Pole, help make toys at “Jingle Bell Toy Factory”, get lost in light in a fluorescent “Fa La Forest”, jump on stage at “Fa La Fest” and get your Christmas list ready for your private audience with the Big Man himself – Santa will spread his good cheer.

Saturday, Dec. 22nd


SiriusXM & AEG Presents The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 15th Anniversary Christmas Rocks! Tour. Featuring music from the group’s three holiday albums as well as original material from Brian Setzer, the Christmas tour has become “an annual tradition for many people,” according to Setzer. This show is sure to getting you in the holiday spirit!

Watson Adventures: Murder at the Getty Scavenger Hunt

Join Watson Adventures on a unique murder mystery scavenger hunt! A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. As your team gathers answers about the art, you’ll piece together a sordid tale revolving around a planned purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo da Vinci. You’ll have to crack a secret code in order to solve this murder. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Groundlings Holiday Show

This holiday season the always merry Groundlings are spreading holiday cheer once again with their latest and greatest Groundlings Holiday Show! Yule surely be laughing your way through the holiday season with these holly, jolly original sketches. Director Damon Jones leads a gathering of impish elves including Lauren Burns, Michael Churven, Matt Cook, Josh Duvendeck, Ryan Gaul, Laird Macintosh, Ariane Price, Eliot Schwartz, and Alex Staggs. The show opens this Friday, November 30 at 8 pm, and will run every Friday and Saturday at 8 pm ($25) and 10 pm ($20) through December 22.

Sunday, Dec. 23rd

Torrance Antique Street Fair

Antiques Make Great Gifts! Shop with over 200 sellers with antiques, collectibles, arts & crafts, vintage jewelry, clothes, records, plants, home decor, new and vintage gift items and more! Enjoy photos with Santa Claus, DJ Ozzie in the Park, Ed Gould and Stacey Robin in the Plaza, Christmas Carolers strolling the Faire and Eggnog & Cookies at Street Faire Antiques!  It is free admission and Pet Friendly!

White Christmas Sing-Along

The Walt Disney Concert Hall becomes a big, fancy movie theater for this special holiday screening event. The movie will play on a big screen with the lyrics of the musical numbers projected so you can join in and sing along. December 23 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 151 S. Grand Ave., downtown; tickets $34-$69.

The Nutcracker

Los Angeles Ballet’s The Nutcracker is the city’s own holiday tradition, perfect for celebrating the season. Set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, you will be captivated as Clara and her beloved Nutcracker battle a most memorable Mouse King, encounter dancing Snowflakes and travel to the Palace of the Dolls. Set in 1912, the Los Angeles Ballet stays true to the traditions of the holiday story with some surprises!


Weekend Events: Nov. 30th – Dec. 2nd

Have any plans for the weekend? There are plenty of things to do in and around Los Angeles. For instance, visit the LA Auto Show, enjoy a holiday screening put on by the Rooftop Cinema Club, or take a festive one mile train ride at Griffith Park! Whatever you decide to do, get out and do something fun!

So, here is a list of events to help you get your planning started! Lastly, make sure to look out for discounted tickets for many of the events!

Friday Nov. 30th, 2018

1. November 29 – December 16:  Firstly, Canon PORTALS will be coming to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Guests will enjoy photo-walks, workshops, and on-site camera experts. FREE

2. November 23 – December 2: The Santa Ana Park is kicking off the holiday season with Winterfest. The event will include a petting zoo, carolers, more than 80 vendors, and a special visit from Santa. Check for discounted tickets. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

3. November 30 – December 9: View thousands of cars on display at the LA Auto Show. This event will take place at the LA Convention Center.

4. November 10 – January 6: Go to the outdoors holiday skating rink, the LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. LIVE’s Microsoft Square.

5. The Pershing Square Holiday Ice Rink is hosting The Silent Skate Party. Therefore, headphones will be provided to all skaters.

6. November 18 – January 6: Enjoy a pop up museum at Row DTLA. Fa La Land will have a variety of installations. This event is happening Tuesdays through Sundays. Look for discounted tickets. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

7. Enjoy Silent Night, Silent Disco at FIGat7th. This event will feature three DJs curated by KCRW’s Anthony Valadez. Everyone is welcomed, however, donations of food and or new toys are required for entrance.

Saturday Dec. 1st, 2018

8. December 1 – 25: Experience a nighttime light attraction at Grand Park’s Winter Glow. The event will include 19 large scale installations by local artists. FREE

9. December 1 – 2: Also this weekend, Grand Central Market in DTLA will be turning into a holiday marketplace. In addition, ticketed workshops, live music and holiday inspired offerings from food hall vendors. Admission is free.

10. The Union Station Holiday Festival is hosting a pop-up artisan marketplace with live entertainment, activities for kids, food trucks, a craft beer garden, and plenty more! Most importantly, admission is free.

11. November 23 – January 6: Celebrate the holiday with Queen Mary Christmas. The Long Beach vessel will include an 80-foot Christmas tree and many holiday activities! Also, look out for discounted tickets. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

12. November 15 – January 21: Pershing Square is bringing back the Bai Holiday Ice Rink. Enjoy a 7200 sq. ft. outdoor ice-skating experience. In addition to skating, other events will take place throughout the duration of the rink.

13. An interactive pop-up museum has arrived to Pasadena! The Foodie Space is a great place for those foodie photo-taker’s. For example, food-themed exhibits will include a giant bowl of phở, glitter fries, and more. The pop-up is open Tuesdays through Sundays.

14. View a holiday themed screening at the Rooftop Cinema Club. The venues will turn into a Winter Wonderland with many holiday decorations! Home Alone will be screening this weekend.

Sunday Dec. 2nd, 2018

15. Celebrate Hanukkah at the Skirball Cultural Center. There will be various Hanukkah lamps on display, dancing, musical performances, workshops and much more! So, double check for discounted tickets. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

16. Enjoy a holiday show at The Walt Disney Concert Hall, an English Cathedral Christmas.  Also, L.A. Master Chorale will be performing both classic and modern tunes.

17. Want to learn more on Japanese ingredients and cooking techniques? Take the home cooking series, Japan House presents Japanese Food Lab. Attendees will learn how to make chakin sushi. Also, students will see a demonstration on how to use seasonal ingredients to make miso soup.

18. First Sunday of Every Month: Stop by The Regent in DTLA and check out The Rock and Roll Flea Market. The flea market will include 50 vendors. In addition, a brunch menu, two full bars, and a DJ will also be offered. FREE entrance.

19. December 2: The East Los Angeles Christmas Parade will go through Whittier Blvd with a variety of floats and bands. In addition, the event will also include food, games, live music, and much more. FREE

20. December 2: This weekend, The Original Farmers Market Annual Hanukkah Celebration will feature arts and crafts, live entertainment, a lighting ceremony and much more!

21.  November 3 – January 21: As a result of the holiday season, ICE at Santa Monica is returning with a 8,000 sq. ft. ice skating rink.

22. November 23 – December 23, December 26 – December 30: Lastly, get in the holiday spirit with a festive one mile ride, The Holiday Light Festival Train Ride at Griffith Park.


Weekend Events: Nov 16th-18th

With a new month comes new activities and events! Although November is already here and almost gone, there are still plenty of things to do this month. Therefore, here are some of the best events happening in and around Los Angeles that you should consider adding to your weekend calendar.

With all the hustle and bustle of our weekday routine we bring you a curated list of the weekends top activities happening throughout the city of stars.

Discover your inner Angeleno!

Limited engagements taking place this Nov. 16th-18th

Event highlights include a Chinese Lantern Festival, the Great Los Angeles Walk, and an Enchanted: Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens. So, make sure to grab your tickets now as these events are sure to sell out!

Friday, Nov. 16th

Chinese Lantern Festival 

Location: The Fairplex at Pomona

This specially crafted multicultural event features more than 1,000 handcrafted pieces that create a plethora of beautiful color and light displays.
This year’s theme is “The Wild,” which will feature animals represented in lanterns from five different areas of the world, Oceania, Africa, Antartica, Asia, and America. The event will be held at from November 15 – January 16 at The Fairplex at Pomona from 5:30 – 10 p.m. on Thursday – Sundays, including holidays. For additional information, click HERE.

LA Zoo Lights
Reindeer Village

Location: Griffith Park

LA Zoo will be decorated in winter splendor during Zoo Lights. While the adult portion will feature a happy hour lounge and live entertainment, kids will get to enjoy Reindeer Village. How old were you when you found out Reindeer are real? If your answer is today years old, your welcome(if not congratulations on knowing your mammal species) and also your in luck. This holiday season you’ll find your antlered friends hanging out in Reindeer Village at Griffith Park. Along with Comet and Blitzen as the main attraction, the zoo will also be decked in bells of holly. Just Kidding. But it will feature a splendor of winter decor and sites for all to enjoy.

David Sedaris: New and Unpublished Work
David Sedaris

Location: Royce Hall, UCLA Center for Performing Arts

Head down to Royce Hall at UCLA for a specially crafted intimate and engaging event with David Sedaris. The event, which takes place annually, sees the bestselling author reading newly written work that has not yet been packaged and published in a collection of essays or otherwise. The program is put on by UCLA’s Center for the Performing Arts. Sedaris’ first reading at the famous L.A. university happened on Nov. 6, 1998, making this a near-perfect 20th anniversary for the yearly visit. This event kicks off at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, you can visit the link here.

Saturday Nov. 17th

Burbank Winter Wine Walk
Burbank Winter Wine Walk

Location: San Fernando Blvd, Burbank

Burbank’s Holiday Street Fair will take place November 17 at noon, but after 4 p.m., you and your 21+ friends can enjoy the Winter Wine Walk. The event gives you a complimentary tasting cup.  Enjoy the multitude of wine and beer tasting spots around San Fernando Blvd. During your walk you can also enjoy the live entertainment, holiday lights, and even snowfall! For info on this event, click HERE.

The Great Los Angeles Walk

Location: Pershing Square, DTLA through Santa Monica

Grab your tennis shoes and participate in The Great Los Angeles Walk! The 13th annual event will be held November 17 and begins at 9 a.m. in Downtown at Pershing Square and goes all the way to the ocean by way of Santa Monica. To join in on the all-day strut, email greatlawalk@mail.com. No entry fee is necessary. To learn more on this event, visit this link: www.greatlawalk.com/

Long Beach Airport’s 2018 Festival of Flight
Long Beach Festival of Flight

Location: Long Beach Airport, Long Beach

Enjoy a day of fun and airplanes at the Taxiway B at Long Beach Airport. The 2018 Festival of Flight is a celebration of flight with dozens of aircraft displays throughout the day. In addition to the aerial shows, attendees will also enjoy many activities such as helicopter tours, live entertainment, and kids activities. The event will take place Saturday, November 17 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is completely free to attend. For more details, click HERE.

Sunday, Nov. 18th

Enchanted: Forest of Light





Location: Decanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge

Experience a night filled with lights and scenery at Descanso Garden’s 2018 Forest of Light now through Jan. 6th. View the large displays taking over the park for a one-mile walk. Some of the new additions added this year include the neon-lit benches around the park, the Lightwave Lake, and the dining options that overlook the body of water. The Forest of Light will open daily from November 11 – January 6. For tickets and additional information, click HERE.

Toluca Lake Turkey Trot
Toluca Lake Turkey Trot

Location: Chase Bank Parking Lot, 10050 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake, 91602

The Toluca Lake Homeowners Association invites you to The 6th Annual Toluca Lake Turkey Trot on Sunday, November 18, 2018.  To participate, there is a $10 donation and all proceeds will be supporting the North Hollywood LAPD PAL (Police Activity League). Chaired by Ryan Kugler, this year’s event will prove to be fun for the entire family!

NY Mag’s Vulture Festival
HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 19: Actor Natalie Portman (R) and journalist Jada Yuan speak onstage during Vulture Festival LA presented by AT&T at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on November 19, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Vulture Festival)

Location: The Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood

Do you have the E! News or TMZ app on your phone? Are you always in the know of who’s who and what’s what in Hollywood. Well our dear Pop Culture addicts, your in luck. This weekend features NY Mag’s Vulture Festival at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Come see all your favorites in music, TV, film and more in a two day festival extravaganza! This year’s participants include Constance Wu, Busy Philipps, Eric Bana, Connie Britton, Chloe Grace Moretz and more. Tickets can be purchased for each event here: http://vulturefestival.com/

Weekend Events: Oct.5th-7th

Warner Bros' Horror Made Here Studio Tour

Do you smell that in the air? Pumpkin season has officially begun. So throw together your witches brew, dig out your favorite fall sweater and take part in all things October kicking off this weekend with a howl.

With all the hustle and bustle of our weekday routine we bring you a curated list of the weekends top activities happening throughout the city of stars.

Discover your inner Angeleno!

Limited engagements taking place this Oct. 5th-7th feature Warner Brothers Festival of Frights to Veuve Clicquots annual Polo Match. Read below for a breakdown of the weekend events.

Friday Oct. 5th, 2018

Warner Bro’ Horror Made Here: A Festival of Frights

Warner Bros' Horror Made Here Studio Tour
Warner Bros’ Horror Made Here Studio Tour

Location: Warner Bro. Studios–6510 Forrest LAwn Drive, Los Angles

The WB’s famed backlot studio tour goes for full frights as they transform into  haunting square. Brave through a maze inspired by The Conjuring or attempt to tour Freddy vs. Jason’s Camp Crystal Lake and Batman’s Arkham Asylum. Other highlights include horror makeup demos, ephemera from Tim Burton films, and a special screening of select scenes from 1973’s The Exorcist.  If your feeling parched, True Blood’s Fangtasia will be serving for all the visiting vamps. And if you happened to miss last years scariest haunted attraction. the IT haunted house returns as a pop-up for the fest.

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Adult Swim Festival

Adult Swim Festival
Adult Swim Festival

Location: Row DTLA

Let your inner kid out out this weekend for Cartoon Networks “Adult Swim” Festival. Taking place over three days at the Row DTLA, the schedule features acts from Thudercat, Zola Jesus, Hannibal Buress and Nick Rutherford.  Along with a variety of games, food, drinks, and previews of upcoming shows-Friday is giving a preview of the weekends events before it goes into full swing Saturday and Sunday. With music, comedy, and so much more, it’s the perfect way to jumpstart your weekend. For more info click here.

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch
Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

Location: 10100 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City

Make your way to Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch Opening Ceremony! This family-friendly pumpkin patch-slash-amusement park has been an LA staple for over three decades, not just for great jack-o’-lantern materials, but for bounce houses, straw mazes, and petting zoos. Naturally, it’s open through Halloween proper, and if you have family in town it’s a great place to take them — Mr. Bones is notorious for celeb sightings, too. For more info click here.

Saturday Oct. 6th, 2018

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park
Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park

Location: Will Roger’s State Park, Pacific Palisades

Pick out the perfect wide-brimmed hat and your daytime finest because Veuve Clicquot returns to Will Rogers State Park. Led by Argentine polo star Nacho Figures, the annual match is a day well spent of sips and sites. The celeb-filled soiree with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Mandy Moore, and Lea Michele kicks off with Champagne bars and Food Trucks at 11am. After you’ve fueled up head to the field to cheer on the teams in the 2pm game. Tickets are sold out on the Veuve site but still available on StubHub.com. For more info click here.

Hammer Museum: Fall Exhibits Opening Ceremony

Hammer Museum
Hammer Museum

Location: Hammer Museum, Westwood

Usher in the opening of the Hammer Museum’s fall exhibitions. “Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016” and “Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo,” opens in the Westwood museum this Saturday. The exhibition includes a free party in the museum’s courtyard, featuring a cash bar, DJ sets and food trucks. Have a little fun and culture yourself! For more info click here.

Street Food Cinema Presents: Beetlejuice in Victory Park

Beetlejuice 30th Anniversary Screening
Beetlejuice 30th Anniversary Screening

BEETLEJUICE! BEETLEJUICE! BEETLEJUICE! Don’t miss out ton the 30th Anniversary screening of Beetlejuice in Pasadena’s Victory Park. Bring your blankets, chairs, dogs, children, cousins, and make your way to one of L.A.’s favorite outdoor cinema events. Street Food Cinema will also be renting out chairs for those not wanting to BYOS(Bring your own seats). With live music kicking off the night and food trucks on standby, there’s no better way to take in the night under the stars. Tickets vary in price and more information can be found by clicking here.

Sunday Oct. 7th, 2018

COAST Open Streets Festival

Santa Monica COAST Festival
Santa Monica COAST Festival

Location: Main Street & Ocean Ave, Santa Monica

Explore the city of Santa Monica as this third annual event transforms two miles of streets into a festival for the day. Arrive by bike, bus, train, or walk your way to this free day of fun alongside stilt walkers, DJs, and local bands. Feel the seaside breeze while exploring interactive COAST Zones celebrating arts, culture, sustainability as well as other attractions along the route. Taking place on Main Street and Ocean Ave. For more info click here.

Twilight on the Pier: Finale Concert

Twilight on the Pier-Santa Monica
Twilight on the Pier-Santa Monica

Spend the finale of your weekend at Twilight on the Pier’s final performance. In its 34th year, this outdoor music concert in Santa Monica’s famous seaside spot is an evening adventure. Complete with immersive art, food offerings, a beer and spirits garden, games and interactive activations all along the Pier promenade. For more information click here.

Weekend Events: Sept 28th-30th

Celebrate LA!
By: Samira Murphy

Are you ready for it? The most ghoulish time of the year is around the corner. You have your seasonal decor on cue and your already contemplating how soon is too soon to buy all things Pumpkin Spice. No fret, we’ve got you covered. Swing into the fall spirit with these events happening in and around L.A. Some spook worthy, some just plain fun.

With all the hustle and bustle of our weekday routine we bring you a curated list of the weekends top activities happening throughout the city of stars.

Discover your inner Angeleno!

Limited engagements taking place this Sept. 28th-30th features the return of the Dino Fest at The National History Museum to the spooktacular Haunted Hayride in Griffith Park . Read below for a breakdown of the weekend events.

Friday sept. 28th

It’s Friday night and if your like most of us, your looking to ease into the weekend not bungee jump.

Beck @ The Hollywood Bowl
Weekend Event: Beck @ The Hollywood Bowl

It’s not too late to grab tickets to Beck and the Hollywood Bowl. Pick-up a Picnic to go from Joan’s on 3rd and sit out under the stars as you listen to the Grammy Award winner’s best works. With hits as diverse as the Dadaist anthems of Odelay through the classic Californian songcraft of Grammy® Album of the Year Morning Phase to his current gem, Colors, the Beck catalogue is sure to receive a thorough airing during a magical night at the Bowl. Show starts at 7:30 pm and tickets are available here.

Theatricum Botanicum
Weekend Event: Theatricum Botanicum

Wanting a little closer to the other side of the hill? No need to make the drive because Theatricum  Botanicum is hosting their “Under the Oaks” concert series featuring the Composer’s Collective. An annual concert presenting new works and beloved classics by some of LA’s most popular and innovative musicians of television, movies, the concert hall, and more. Find yourself surround by sounds and nature in Topanga’s favorite outdoor theatre venue. Tickets and additional information are available here.

Saturday Sept. 29th
Dino Fest @ The National History Museum of Los Angles
Weekend Event: Dino Fest @ The National History Museum of Los Angles

Spend your weekend with the original terror titans–it’s the return of Dinofest at the National History Museum! Fun for the whole family, explore the prehistoric world of our Dino friends. Taking place for two days only, visitors will meet Museum scientists and see rarely exhibited objects, take part in hands-on activities for the entire family, enjoy a Dino Encounters Show, and meet and greet with Buddy the Dinosaur from the PBS hit show Dinosaur Train from 10am-2pm each day. Buy your tickets online and receive a limited-edition dinosaur pin at the door, while supplies last. For more info click here.

Haunted Hayride @ Griffith Park
Weekend Event: Haunted Hayride @ Griffith Park

Looking for something a bit more haunting? In it’s 10th year, the Haunted Hayride at Griffith Park is sure to give a spook. Filled with all sorts of ghastly ghouls and monsters alike-patrons will find themselves on a frightful journey through the old L.A. Zoo. Too chilling? The “scary-go-round” for wee ones (and ‘fraidy cats)is also on site, as well as a number of scare zones and a even a pitch black maze filled with “demons and maniacs” of the night. For more details be warned and click here.

Sunday Sept. 30th


Celebrate LA!
Weekend Event: Celebrate LA!

In what is likely the best way to discover our L.A. neighborhoods with all day fun for the entire family is the LA Phil’s 100th Anniversary celebration-Celebrate LA!. Stretching from the Walt Disney Concert Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, this FREE music filled fest features over 1,800 musicians, artists and dancers that will perform at six pedestrian hubs across the eight-mile route, including Dâm-Funk, Dengue Fever, Dustbowl Revival, Jeff Goldblum, Ozomatli and Rivers Cuomo. So bike, walk, or skate your way down and don’t miss out on this history making event. For more info click here. 

Abbot Kinney Festival
Weekend Event: Abbot Kinney Festival

Prefer to stay on the Westside? It’s a weekend of festivals citywide, because Abbot Kinney is hosting their annual street fair this Sunday too!

“The Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice, California, spans world-famous Abbot Kinney Boulevard, dubbed the coolest block in America by GQ Magazine. The mile-long street’s eclectic boutiques and artisan eateries infuse the festival with local Venice flavor. Occurring each year on the last Sunday in September, this highly anticipated summertime tradition is 34 years strong”.

This year pursue through dozens of food trucks and vendors, as well as four live music stages. See what makes Abbot Kinney so “Quintessentially L.A.” , Click here for more info.