Los Angeles February 2018 Events

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CALIFORNIA TITLE AND COUNTY RECORDER IS CLOSED
FEBRUARY 19th for PRESIDENTS’ DAY.

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
www.projects.latimes.com/farmers-markets

CoffeeCon 2018 Feb 3-4
CoffeeCon is a food festival that takes place at Magic Box at the Reef.
http://www.coffee-con.com/losangeles/

Pop-Up Magazine Feb 5
Pop-Up Magazine brings together the best kinds of creatives—writers, artists, photographers, filmmakers, puppeteers, the list goes on—and puts them onstage to share and discuss their work.
www.popupmagazine.com

Louis Vuitton Series 2 Exhibition Feb 6-22
Fashion meets art in this exhibit, which will focus on the history of the brand, all the way up to the Spring-Summer ’15 collection.
https://eu.louisvuitton.com

Natural History Museum First Fridays Feb 6
Kick off NHM’s 2015 First Fridays with a bang! The night’s theme is “Do It Yourself: Science,” and includes a performance by Tom Vek, a DJ set by KCRW’s resident DJ, a talk focused on L.A.’s hidden wildlife, and about a dozen other surprises.
https://nhm.org/site/

Los Angeles Bacon Festival Feb 7
Did someone say bacon? From breakfast sandwiches to bacon cupcakes, this festival might as well be called Pork Lovers’ Anonymous.
http://labaconfest.com/index.php

Enrou Pop-Up Feb 8
For one weekend only, help to lessen global poverty while scoring everything from unreal roasted coffee to one-of-a-kind home goods — all made in developing communities around the world!
https://enrou.co/

The 51st California International Antiquarian Book Fair Feb 9-11
Browse thousands of rare books, maps, prints, and photos from 200 booksellers at the California International Antiquarian Book Fair which includes seminars and events at Pasadena Convention Center.
www.cabookfair.com/visit.php

Community Service Day at Descanso Gardens Feb 10
Get in touch with nature by volunteering for a morning at Descanso Gardens! In case you’re unfamiliar, Descano Gardens is a local urban retreat in La Cañada Flintridge offering up an array of plants and wildlife.
www.descansogardens.org

Valentine’s Day tea Feb 10
Don your hats, gloves, and finery for Tea & Tunes Luncheon, “an enchanting afternoon of specially selected teas, an elegant light luncheon, and live music”.
www.thebanningmuseum.org

LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show Feb 10-11
After a messy inaugural fest, the L.A. Cookie Con and Sweets Show has since expanded for two full days of pastry workshops, previews of new cooking tools and dessert competitions.
www.lacookiecon.com

Valentine’s Day dinner sail Feb 10-11
Climb aboard a square-rigged brigantine sailing ship for dinner, dessert, and a glass of champagne as you watch the sun set on the Tall Ship Adventures Sweetheart Sail, departing from Ports O’ Call Village.
https://lamitopsail.org/activity/sweetheart_sail_2018/

Flower Pop-Up Shop At Apolis Feb 13-14
Need a Valentine’s Day pick-me-up? Stop by Apolis and treat yourself to one of Glasswing’s stunning, colorful bouquets.
https://www.apolisglobal.com/

Los Angeles Bachata Festival 2018 Feb 15-19
The Los Angeles Bachata Festival is the perfect dance festival for those looking to show off their bailando skills while learning a thing or two from seasoned dance instructors.
www.labachatafestival.com

Chocolate & Art Show Los Angeles 2018 Feb 16-17
These fun, artsy evenings will feature free chocolate fondue, the work of up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators, live body painting, live music, food and beverages for sale, and various vendors peddling their goods.
www.chocolateandartshow.com/

2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Fan Events Feb 16-18
Throughout the weekend, events will offer various activities for fans, including photo opps, virtual reality experiences, entertainment and more. February 16: Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Game; February 16: NBA All-Star Celebrity Game; February 17: NBA All-Star Practice; February 18: NBA G League International Challenge
http://nbatickets.nba.com

Los Angeles Golden Dragon Parade 2018 Feb 17
The Los Angeles Golden Dragon Parade is a traditional celebration of the Lunar New Year, a popular day for festivities among Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures. www.vortexla.org

Queen Mary ScotsFestival & International Highland Games 2018 Feb 17-18
If you’re looking for an excuse to wear a kilt in public, then look no further than the ScotsFestival & International Highland Games. In honor of the mighty Queen Mary, you’ll explore Scotland’s unique cultural traditions through a variety of activities.
www.queenmary.com/events/scotsfestival/

Bneato Declutter Workshop Feb 21
The local organization wizards behind Bneato are here to save you from clutter and chaos! Do yourself a favor and don’t miss this one.
https://www.thelinehotel.com/

Malibu Pet-A-Palooza Feb 21
Whether you want to adopt a new best friend or just get your current fur-ball a good grooming, they’ve got you covered.
http://www.malibucountrymart.com/

‘The Urban Chuck Wagon: 100 Years of Food Truck Fare’ at The Autry Feb 23
At The Urban Chuck Wagon, come sample dishes representing a century of food trucks. www.theautry.org/events

2018 Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show Feb 24-25
Figure out where to go on your next trip at the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show. Taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 24-25, you’ll meet destination experts from around the globe to help you personalize your perfect journey.
https://travelshows.com/shows/los-angeles/

L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5k & 10k Feb 24-25
The L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Festival is returning for another year of celebration and fun activities! The event will take place February 24-25 with various activities throughout the weekend. Highlights include the 20/40 mile bike ride, 5k run/walk, 10k run/walk and the Kiddie Run.
www.firecracker10k.org

 

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LOS ANGELES JANUARY 2018 EVENTS

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
www.projects.latimes.com/farmers-markets

Museum of Failure All of Jan
At the Museum of Failure, a touring, pop-up exhibit that first opened in Sweden this summer, success is overrated. Founded by Swedish clinical psychologist Dr. Samuel West, this shrine to lame ideas highlights more than 100 technological, medical and scientific products dating back to the 17th century that had a short shelf life. Items such as the Segway, Google Glass, BIC for Her pens, Harley-Davidson’s Hot Road cologne, Colgate’s beef lasagna frozen dinner, board game Trump: The Game and Coca-Cola Blak’s coffee-infused soda, because apparently you can be too over caffeinated.
http://failuremuseum.com

Melrose Trading Post Every Sunday, 9AM to 5PM
Smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles, it’s much more than a mere flea market: live music, a food court, and expansive grounds bring people out to wile away the day, chat with old friends, and yes, be seen. Fortunately, the Trading Post is also a world-class flea market. With the right balance of new and old, expensive and affordable, the many vendors hustling artwork, succulents, and vintage jackets fill a startlingly expansive space in an urban epicenter.
http://melrosetradingpost.org/

Rose Bowl Jan 1
Oldest of the bowls, the Rose Bowl Game is a college football game usually between the champions of the Big Ten Conference and the Pac-12 Conference (but in 2018 is a college football semi-final game) at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Activities at 1 p.m., game at 1:30 p.m
https://www.tournamentofroses.com/events/the-rose-bowl-game

Tournament of Roses Parade Jan 1
See flower-covered floats, horses and bands parade down Colorado Boulevard during the 129th annual New Year’s tradition. Take the Gold Line to forgo parking woes and street closures.
www.tournamentofroses.com/

Luzia Jan 3-21
LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul. With a surrealistic series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity.
https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia

Chocolate Show Jan 6
LA Chocolate Festival and Pastry Show promises “the best chocolate and pastry chefs in Los Angeles, along with wines, beers, and spirits” at the Omni Hotel.
http://www.indulgela.net/

Yoga Expo Jan 6
The Yoga Expo is an all-day yoga event at the Pasadena Convention Center, featuring local & national teachers. Studios showcase their unique styles of mind & body practice. The Yoga Expo serves as a platform to empower and strengthen the local yoga community. Connect with local teachers, bring a friend (or make one), explore yoga studios in your area, and taste local and sustainable food & beverages.
www.eventbrite.com

Fitness Expo Jan 6-7
See martial arts, power-lifting, strongman, and wrestling competitions plus 200 vendors of fitness products and services at TheFitExpo Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
https://www.thefitexpo.com/la.shtml

LEGO Convention Jan 6-7
Bricks L.A. is a convention for fans of LEGO. Buy a ticket to see their amazing creations and make your own on the weekend at Pasadena Convention Center.
http://www.bricksla.com/

New Year’s Race Jan 7
Celebrate the new year by joining the 10K or 5K New Year’s Race, which has music, food trucks, and a beer garden at Grand Park.
http://www.newyearsrace.com/

LA Art Show Jan 11-14
The Los Angeles Art Show is the longest running venue for contemporary, modern, historic and traditional art in the country—there’s something for everyone here, from art history majors to avant-garde gallery owners. The show is broadly divided into Modern & Contemporary and Traditional Contemporary sections. The event will feature top galleries and programming, including lectures, tours, special exhibits, and after-parties, and beginning with a benefit opening night premiere party.
www.laartshow.com/

Winter DineLA 2018 Jan 12-26
It’s baaaack. DineLA returns for its annual winter edition, this time extending the event for a full 15 days and featuring hundreds of L.A. restaurants offering discounted lunch and dinner meals. With prix-fixe menus that range from $15-$49 (plus an Exclusive Series featuring menus starting at $95), Angelenos can indulge in some of the best restaurants in the city without dipping into their rent money. Along with the usual suspects, there are a few newcomers on this year’s ballot, like HiHo Cheeseburger, Uovo, The Mighty, Lunetta Dining Room and Bar and more.
www.discoverlosangeles.com/dinela-los-angeles-restaurant-week

Asian American Expo Jan 13-14
FAsian American Expo has eight stages of cultural shows, three food courts, a beer festival, an anime event, video games, and vendors at the Fairplex.
http://www.asianamericanexpo.com/home/index

Boat Show Jan 18-21
See a wide variety of boats at Los Angeles Boat Show [sound], including performance boats, wakesports boats, deck boats, personal watercraft, sport fishing boats, runabouts, cabin cruisers, dinghies, inflatables, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards at the Fairplex.
http://www.losangelesboatshow.com/

Uncorked Wine Festival Jan 27
More than 150 wines plus wineries, food trucks, music and a beautiful setting—sounds like a perfect Saturday to us. Uncorked Wine Fest returns to Union Station on January 27, sending wine fiends into a frenzy with some incredible varietals. There will also be a bubbly bar, live music, a photobooth and more. General admission will be able to sip from 6-9pm, while VIP gets an extra hour to imbibe starting at 5pm. Tickets include all beverage tastings, with food sold separately.
http://uncorkedwinefestivals.com

 

Los Angeles Holiday Lights

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There are many places to view the wonderful sights of San Diego’s Holiday Lights. Here are a few of the popular places, in addition to a list of links to assist in guiding you around to some of the favorite areas.

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ALTADENA Christmas Tree Lane, Santa Rosa Ave, between Woodbury Ave and Altadena Dr
ALTADENA Balian House, 1960 Mendocino Ln
BEVERLY GROVE The Biggest Tree:, 189 The Grove Dr.
BEVERLY HILLS Rodeo Dr, between Santa Monica Blvd and Wilshire Blvd
EL SEGUNDO El Segundo Candy Cane Lane, 1200 E. Acacia Ave.
LONG BEACH Christmas Tree Lane, Daisy Ave & W Willow St. | Canals of Naples, E 2nd St & E Naples Plz.
LOS ANGELES The Getty, 1200 Getty Center Dr.  | LA Zoo Lights, 5333 Zoo Dr.
MANHATTAN BEACH Pier Lighting, 117 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
MARINA DEL REY Venice Canals, 115 S. Casey Key Road
PALM DESERT A Desert Delight Worth the Drive: WildLights, 47900 Portola Ave.
PASADENA Upper Hastings Ranch, North of Sierra Madre Blvd and east of Michilinda Ave
RESEDA Block-long Light Tunnel, 7300 Yolanda Avenue
SAN MARINO Christmas Tree Lane, E. California Blvd at S. Fair Oaks Ave.
SAN MARINO A Majestic Stroll: Saint Albans Road, Saint Albans Road
SAN PEDRO Los Angeles Harbor Boat Parade, 1200 Nagoya Way
SANTA CLARITA Follow the link to a list and Google map of the numerous (10+) neighborhoods in Santa Clarita: https://santaclaritaguide.com/HolidaySCV.html
SANTA MONICA Winterlit Celebration, Wilshire Blvd & 3rd Street Promenade
SAUGUS Storytime Walk, Wakefield Ct. between Seco and Haskell Canyon off Copper Hill Dr. and Courtland
SHERMAN OAKS A Prize Winner: Lights On Display, 3901 Longview Valley Rd.
SEPULVEDA PASS Artistic Lighting: Illuminate Your Holidays at The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr.
TORRANCE Sleepy Hollow, 23220 Robert Rd.
WALNUT Lights on Miracle Hill – A Christmas Promise, 18901 Amar Road | Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Rd.
WOODLAND HILLS Candy Cane Lane, Lubao Ave & Oxnard St.
VENICE Venice Canals, Dell Ave

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
www.discoverlosangeles.com/blog/holiday-lights-los-angeles
www.timeout.com
www.santaclaritaguide.com
www.redtri.com/los-angeles
www.mercurynews.com/2017/11/26/4-incredible-california-holiday-light-festivals

Los Angeles December 2017 Events

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
www.projects.latimes.com/farmers-markets

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk 2017 Dec 1-10
Tokyo drift into the Convention Center for the ten-day LA Auto Show with cars that would even make Bond drool. If you’re a car nerd, get behind the wheel to test drive one of the cherry rides, while celebrities meet and greet at the manufacturer exhibits. With world and North American debuts from BMW, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz and more, rev up for the machines of the future.
http://laautoshow.com

102.7 KIIS FM Jingle Ball 2017 Dec 1
When the egg nog and extended family get old, grab a ticket to the Jingle Ball. Every year it brings a stacked lineup at a great venue. Catch top acts like Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Meghan Trainor and Diplo to kick off the holidays. Capitol One cardholders get first ticket access, so keep an eye out for first dibs!
https://kiisfm.iheart.com/featured/kiisfm-jingle-ball

Holiday Lamplight Celebration Dec 2-3
You physically move through the performance at Heritage Square during these house-to-house vignettes of celebration, heartache and all things Christmas. The 23rd annual nighttime tour traces the story of a single person’s life.
http://heritagesquare.org

Festival of Carols Dec 2-9
This season, we’ll leave the singing to the pros. Join the Los Angeles Master Chorale for all of your favorite holiday carols in concert at the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall. One hundred and ten singers will belt out Deck the Hall, Silent Night, the First Noël, White Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and more to get you in the festive spirit.
http://lamasterchorale.org/festival-of-carols

Marina Del Rey Boat Parade Dec 9
Feel as though you’ve escaped to a small-town fishing village with the 55th anniversary of the Marina Del Rey Boat Parade. Bring a blanket and gather around Fisherman’s Village or Burton Chace Park to watch as 70 boats glide through the marina with holiday lights and decorations in competition. Categories include Best Theme, Best Animation, Best Band, Best Lights and more. The festivities begin at 5:55pm with fireworks, and the boat parade starts at 6pm, rain or shine.
http://mdrboatparade.org

Echo Park Craft Fair Dec 9-10
Reserve a spot in your weekend for the latest installment of this Pinterester’s Utopia. Hosted at the 5,000-square-foot Mack Sennett Studios, the Echo Park Craft Fair returns, welcoming artsy Eastsiders for a feast of hand-dyed clothing and delicately concocted bath oils, one-of-a-kind ceramics, weavings, jewelry and beyond.
http://echoparkcraftfair.com

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Dec 13-17
For the 109th year, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is doing just that as over 100 decorated vessels parade around a 14-mile circuit in the Newport Harbor. You can see the parade for free during each of the five nights, but there are also reserved seats and dining packages available for purchase.
http://www.christmasboatparade.com/

Holiday Sing-Along Dec 16
Strike the harp and join the chorus with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Holiday Sing-Along at Walt Disney Hall. The seasonal program offers two performances, with a special guest to-be-named taking the stage to recite holiday poems. A festive sing-along of holiday classics by the Angeles Chorale will include provided lyric sheets—just in case you forget how many fa-la-la-la’s are in Deck the Halls.
https://www.laphil.com/tickets/holiday-sing-along/2017-12-16

L.A. County Holiday Celebration Dec 24
While Santa may still be working with his elves to load up his sleigh, you can relax and enjoy a pre-Christmas Eve celebration at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Gather up your friends and family and go hear L.A.’s biggest holiday show, which includes more than 20 choirs, music ensembles and dance troupes from all over the city. The free three-hour show celebrates LA’s multicultural observation of the holidays with everything from an all-female mariachi ensemble to a Korean dance troupe. Doors open at 2:30pm and guests are encouraged to come and go as they please throughout the show.
https://www.musiccenter.org

Prohibition NYE Dec 31
Travel back to the 1920s for this massive Prohibition era-themed NYE party, set in Downtown’s 1930s Art Deco marvel, Union Station. The Main Concourse serves as the decadent celebration’s backdrop, featuring live DJ sets and jazz, burlesque dancers, custom cocktails and champagne. The fabulously dressed 21-plus crowd sets the scene—Roaring Twenties attire is encouraged (think: flapper dresses, feathered headbands, tuxedos, top hats and spats); formal attire is required. Stick around for the NYE countdown and dropping of a 60-foot custom ball! See our photos from Prohibition New Year’s Eve.
http://prohibitionnye.com

N.Y.E.L.A. Dec 31
Ring in 2018 with thousands of fellow Angelenos at the closest New Year’s Eve event L.A. has to a communal celebration. Stay up for the midnight countdown projected onto the exterior of City Hall—with more music and dancing to follow.
http://grandparkla.org

Places To See Lights
Christmas Tree Lane Santa Rosa Ave, between Woodbury Ave and Altadena Dr (Altadena)
Beverly Hills Rodeo Dr, between Santa Monica Blvd and Wilshire Blvd (Beverly Hills)
Upper Hastings Ranch North of Sierra Madre Blvd and east of Michilinda Ave (Pasadena)
Balian House 1960 Mendocino Ln (Altadena)
Venice Canals Dell Ave (Venice)
Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights Extravaganza Robert Rd, off of the Pacific Coast Hwy, and surrounding streets (Torrance)
For details visit: https://www.timeout.com/los-angeles/things-to-do

L.A. Zoo Lights http://www.lazoolights.org

Enchanted: Forest of Light www.descansogardens.org/programs-events/enchanted/

Places to go Ice Skating

ICE at Santa Monica
Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square
L.A. Kings Holiday Ice
Chill at the Queen Mary
The Rink in Downtown Burbank
OC Chill
For details visit: https://www.timeout.com/los-angeles/things-to-do

Los Angeles November 2017 Events

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Los Angeles November 2017 Events

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
www.projects.latimes.com/farmers-markets

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk 2017 Nov 9
The Downtown Art Walk is an on-going, innovative community art festival in downtown Los Angeles. The Art Walk is free, self-guided and open to the public. The venues include various galleries along Spring and Main Street, but some works are displayed outdoors as well.
http://downtownartwalk.org

Designer Con Nov 11 & 12
Attention toy geeks, illustrators, underground-art lovers and anyone with a sense of humor and a love for plushy things: Find your inner child at the annual Designer Con, where more than 350 vendors and artists will showcase toys, art, design and collectibles at the Pasadena Convention Center. Check the website for the full schedule.
www.designercon.com

Silverlake Flea 2017 Nov 11
While you dig around for hand-selected vintage items, handmade gems, rare vinyl, collectible turntables and more, there is live music, several food trucks and other entertainment to aid your discoveries.
http://www.silverlakeshop.com

The Whisky Extravaganza 2017 Nov 16
Taste a diverse assortment of the world’s finest whiskies at The Whisky Extravaganza, a traveling celebration of the caramel-colored liquor. Take your souvenir tasting glass on a spirited tour of whiskies from all over the globe, including rare and lesser-known malts. There’s also a variety of culinary delights and premium imported cigars to complement a couple fingers of your favorite brand.
http://www.thewhiskyextravaganza.com

The Great Los Angeles Walk Nov 18
Every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the Great Los Angeles Walk debunks all of those clichés about walking in L.A. Hundreds of walkers start the free urban hike on one side of the city and, nine hours and 17 miles later, end up at the other. You can hop on or off the walk whenever you’d like, and though no reservations are required, RSVPs are appreciated.
http://greatlawalk.blogspot.com

Burbank Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Fair 2017 Nov 18
Burbank Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Fair is a seasonal festival that takes place at Multiple Locations in Downtown Burbank.
https://www.burbankwinterwinewalk.com

Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair Returns to Pasadena Nov 18-19
The ultimate indie shopping and arts fair is returning for a two-day event at Pasadena’s own Central Park. This community shopping event will be hosted in the heart of Old Town Pasadena on November 18 and 19. The event boasts over 200 handmade makers ranging in products from home décor, food and houseware, to fashion accessories and body products.
www.jackalopeartfair.com/visitpasadena

Enchanted: Forest of Light Returns to Descanso Gardens in November Nov 19 – Jan 7
Last autumn, Descanso Gardens debuted Enchanted: Forest of Light, a unique interactive nighttime experience, too much acclaim. In November, this beautiful attraction will be back! Enchanted: Forest of Light offers visitors an aesthetically stimulating and vibrant one-mile path route along ten distinct light displays at some of the most gorgeous areas of Descanso Garden, including the Japanese Garden and the Oak Grove. Tickets will go on sale to the public starting October 16 at 10 a.m. You can see Enchanted every evening from 5 to 10 p.m. from November 19 through January 6, 2018, except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
www.descansogardens.org/programs-events/enchanted

‘On the Lot in Los Feliz’ Food Truck Lot Nov 20 – Christmas
On the Lot in Los Feliz sets up shop at the parking lot at Our Mother of Good Counsel for a Monday-night array of gourmet food trucks. This is one of the more well-known food truck spaces where you’ll enjoy easy access to a variety of delicious dishes. Generally you’ll get to choose from at least three or four of Los Angeles’ favorite food trucks, such as Mandoline Grill, Canter’s Deli Truck and Green Olive. You can usually check Twitter to spot which trucks will be appearing on any given Monday.
www.eventbrite.com

Turkey Trot Los Angeles Nov 23
Celebrate Thanksgiving with this catchall family-friendly event along Downtown’s Spring Street, chock-full of races, games and activities. Work off those calories in either the 5K or the 10K run/walk (there’s also a 1K “Widdle Wobble” for kids 10 and under). Or you can dress up like a turkey and join the costume contest or compete in the potato-sack race and turkey-calling contest.
www.turkeytrot.la

Hollywood Christmas Parade 2017 Nov 26
Celebrities, marching bands and massive floats welcome the holidays at Hollywood Christmas Parade. People of all ages can hear some of today’s most popular music artists perform and see their favorite TV show characters fly through the streets. A variety of other performers and guests make this annual event unique and special each year to get everyone in the Christmas spirit.
http://thehollywoodchristmasparade.org

Topanga Vintage Market Nov 26
Topanga Vintage Market hits Pierce College in Woodland Hills the fourth Sunday of every month. Renowned for its array of vintage goods from over 170 of Los Angeles’ best vintage, antiques, and collectibles dealers, this flea market has been praised by the likes of Architectural Digest, LAist, Angeleno magazine, California Home + Design, and the Los Angeles Daily News. You’ll find Mid-Century Modern goods, Victoriana, fashion from the 1890s to the 1980s, rare books and much more.
www.topangavintagemarket.com

 

 

Los Angeles October 2017 Events

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
www.projects.latimes.com/farmers-markets

Halloween Event Guide Thru October
https://www.timeout.com/los-angeles/halloween-in-la

Knott’s Scary Farm Thru Oct 31
Evenings around Halloween, Knott’s Berry Farm transforms into Knott’s Scary Farm, with more than 1,000 monsters roaming 10 mazes, four “scare zones” and two live shows. It’s one of the largest (and oldest) Halloween events held at a theme park and includes the classic Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, for a twice-nightly big top show.
www.knotts.com/scaryfarm

Dark Harbor Thru All of October
What sets Dark Harbor apart is its use of its surroundings; the dark, cramped confines of the Queen Mary are already pretty spooky even without monsters—just be prepared to climb a lot of skinny staircases. There’s also an R.I.P. Lounge (see what they did there?) if you’re looking for a first-class experience (fewer monsters, more booze, made-to-order taco station). Tip: Arrive before 8pm for $20 “Happy Haunting Hour” tickets.
www.queenmary.com/events/dark-harbor

Halloween Horror Nights Oct 1-31
Confront familiar foes at Universal Studios’ annual Halloween festivities, where big-budget scares meet iconic horror movie characters. Navigate eight mazes, scare zones and the “Terror Tram” with tie-ins like The Walking Dead, The Shining, Ash vs. Evil Dead, American Horror Story and more. They do make for some pretty fun walk-throughs, but there’s something about that level of corporate partnership that just ceases to be scary for some.
www.halloweenhorrornights.com/hollywood

LA Beer Hop Oct 1,7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
Beer Hop offers brewery tours on the weekends, offering tours that focus on different L.A. neighborhoods. Tours last for 4-5 hours and are led by a knowledge Beer Hop guide, driving each group to three breweries while providing fantastic information along the way. The Beer Hop bus arranges for pick-up at metro stops to ensure as little driving on your part as possible.
http://labeerhop.com/

Jazz at LACMA Oct 6, 13, 20, 27
One of L.A.’s best free live music offerings, Jazz at LACMA has featured such legends as Wayne Shorter, John Clayton, Kenny Burrell, Les McCann, Billy Childs, Arturo Sandoval, Cannonball-Coltrane Project and Ernie Watts. Celebrating over twenty years at the museum, the program continues to be one of the museum’s most recognizable (and beloved) programs.
www.lacma.org/programs/music/jazz-at-lacma

Los Angeles Dragon Boat Festival Oct 7
If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at paddling (or drumming), this low-key, beginner-friendly event is the place to do it. Expect lion dancers on the sidelines and over-the-top outfits on many of the teams, some of which take the annual costume competition as seriously as the race itself.
http://ladragonboat.com

Artists & Fleas Venice October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th
The newest flea market on the block, the Venice outpost of this artisan/craft-focused flea market mini-empire is bringing records, vintage and vintage-inspired clothing, cosmetics, jewelry and more to the Westminster Avenue Elementary School. A handful of small batch confectioners provide sweet treats to snack on or take home, while food trucks and nearby restaurants provide heartier bites.
www.artistsandfleas.com/la-venice/

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Oct 14
Put on your wide-brimmed hats and Sunday best for this annual polo match led by Argentine polo star Nacho Figueras. Arrive early to avoid the lines for the shuttles, which transport you from the parking lots at nearby schools to the Will Rogers State Historic Park and the Champagne bars and food trucks, which open at 11am. Once you’ve fueled up, head to the field to cheer on the teams in the 2pm game.
www.vcpoloclassic.com

Off the Hook Seafood Festival Oct 14
Mark your calendars for the third annual installment of this Santa Monica Pier–set oceanside fest that benefits the Westside Food Bank. The event showcases some of the city’s best restaurants and seafood dishes, from shrimp and sushi to oysters and mussels, plus cocktails, live music, games and chef demos.
http://offthehookseafoodfest.com/

The Eastside Food Festival Oct 22
The Eastside Food Festival is back for its fourth year of celebrating the Eastside’s food culture. Between noshing on food, attendees will be entertained with popular L.A. musicians and DJs, discussion panels, demos and tastings.
http://eastsidefoodfest.com/

L.A.’s Day of The Dead at Hollywood Forever Cemetery Oct 28
Now marking its 18th year at Hollywood Forever on October 28, this year’s Day of the Dead festival will be themed “The Legacy of Posada,” in honor of Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada. Many of the artist’s works are used in Dia de Los Muertos celebrations, including satirical and political skull illustrations. The four-stage festival will feature Posada’s work, as well as live entertainment, more than 100 altars, traditional dancing and Mexican cuisine.
www.hollywoodforever.com/culture

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride Thru Oct 31
Far from those kid-friendly rides through a pumpkin patch, this hayride unleashes all sorts of demons, and bogeys on Griffith Park. It’s an actual hayride—a long one—paired with a “scary-go-round” for wee ones (and ‘fraidy cats), a number of scare zones and a pitch black maze filled with “demons and maniacs,” and probably lots of frisky teenagers. This year’s theme, “Clown,” brings back the clown tent finale and is sure to trigger some serious coulrophobia.
www.losangeleshauntedhayride.com

 

Los Angeles September 2017 Events

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Los Angeles September 2017 Events

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Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
www.projects.latimes.com/farmers-markets

San Gabriel Mission Fiesta 2017 Sept 1-3
Join us for this year’s San Gabriel Mission Fiesta beginning on Labor Day weekend of September 2017! The fiesta will begin on Friday September 1, from 6PM-Midnight and ends on September 3. There will be entertainment, food, games, festivities, and more!
http://www.sangabrielmissionfiesta.org

LA Times the Taste Sept 1-3
The Taste attracts foodies of all types to the Paramount back lot for a weekend to sample some of the best food and wine L.A. has to offer. “Opening Night” welcomes the LA Times’ top-tier food staff and many of the weekend’s featured chefs for a spattering of tastings (both edible and drinkable) from dozens of eateries around the city.
http://extras.latimes.com/taste

Vegan Street Fair Nights LA 2017 Sept 1-2
This exclusive 2 night event is a great excuse to get your friends together and kick it with amazing eats, dancing, and drinks all under the stars. Vegan eats, a beer garden, musical entertainment provided by our kick ass DJ and Flashpants, and complimentary games for everyone!
http://www.veganstreetfair.com/

LA County Fair Sept 1-24
LA has changed immeasurably since 1921, when this event was first staged as an agricultural fair. However, the perennially popular event still has farm-friendly appeal (livestock beauty contests, local produce) alongside the more modern acrobats, wine tastings, exhibitions and concerts.
http://www.lacountyfair.com

Made in LA Sept 2-3
Golden Road Brewing presents Made in LA , a 2 Day Music and Arts Festival celebrating Los Angeles arts and culture. Festival will be held at Golden Road’s Los Angeles Brewery location.
http://goldenroad.la/madeinla/

Sound Off Silent Disco @ Sherman Oaks Galleria Sept 6
Taking place the first Wednesday of each month, each wireless-headphone dance party will feature two live DJs playing three hours of your favorite, danceable songs. Bring your friends! There will also be free food samples from Galleria vendors. You may be asked to provide a credit card or driver’s license in exchange for your Sound Off™ headphones, so we recommend bringing both.
http://soundoffexperience.com

Barnsdall Art Park’s Wine Tasting Nights Sept 15
Barnsdall Fridays returns to Barnsdall Art Park for the ninth year in a row, with evening tastings of boutique artisinal wines, along with food trucks, amazing food popups and music from KCRW DJ Marion Hodges. Silverlake Wine is providing the superior selection of wines, and the popups are from tasty local favorites like Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream and The Cheese Store of Silverlake.
http://barnsdall.org/events/wine-tastings/

Topanga Vintage Market Sept 24
Topanga Vintage Market hits Pierce College in Woodland Hills the fourth Sunday of every month. It’s easy to spend hours here: not only can you peruse a huge selection of great vintage clothing, furniture, housewares and ephemera, but you can also purchase nibbles from top food trucks and listen to live music.
www.topangavintagemarket.com

St. Paul’s Harvest Festival 2017 Sept 29 – Oct 1
St. Paul’s Harvest Festival is one of the biggest annual events in Chino Hills, California. This free family-friendly festival has delicious eats from different cultures, live music and entertainment, a variety of fun carnival games and rides and more. There’s also a 5k run with trophies going to the top male and female finishers, and your entry fee gets you a free t-shirt and pancake breakfast!
https://underwoodfamilyfarms.com/fall-harvest-festival

Griffith Observatory Sunset Walk & Talk Sept 27
At this FREE event, learn about the park as you enjoy a sunset hike led by a Griffith Park park ranger and a museum guide. The hike starts on the Observatory’s West Terrace, moves up the Charlie Turner trail to the Berlin Forest on the hill just north of the Observatory, then returns to the West Terrace. Over the course of about an hour, you’ll walk about half a mile at a very moderate pace. Stops will be made along the way to discuss the history of Griffith Park and objects visible in the evening sky.
http://www.griffithobservatory.org

5 Great Places To Have A Bonfire In Los Angeles
1. Dockweiler
2. Huntington City Beach
3. Point Mugu State Park
4. Leo Carrillo Beach
5. Cabrillo Beach

All the food fit to eat this Labor Day Weekend
The Line Hotel (Koreatown)
L’Ami (Santa Monica)
Viviane (Beverly Hills)
Brouwerij West (San Pedro)
Del Frisco’s Grille (Pasadena)
Terrine (West Hollywood)
Playa Provisions (Playa del Rey)

September L.A.’s Outdoor Movies
September 2: Goodfellas at Autry Museum in Griffith Park
September 2: 10 Things I Hate About You at Will Rogers State Historic Park
September 2: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery at Victory Park Recreation Center
September 9: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall
September 9: Mean Girls at Marriott Golf Course
September 9: The Mighty Ducks at Griffith Park
September 14: Scream at Sunset Triangle Plaza
September 16: Amelie at Santa Monica High School Amphitheatre
September 16: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind at Poinsettia Recreation Center
September 16: The Princess Bride at Brand Library and Art Center
September 23: Edward Scissorhands at Syd Kronenthal Park
September 23: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking… at Pan Pacific Park
September 30: The Lost Boys (overnight camping screening) at King Gillette Ranch
September 30: Never Been Kissed at Glendale Central Park
Ongoing: Rooftop Cinema Club at the Rooftop at the Montalban and LEVEL.
http://www.streetfoodcinema.com/home/los-angeles
http://www.rooftopcinemaclub.com
http://www.eatseehear.com

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