July 2018 Events- Los Angeles

Los Angeles July 2018 Events

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Street Food Cinema July 7-July 28
For dinner and a movie, all in one, just follow the food trucks. During the summer and fall, Street Food Cinema throws together a series of mostly outdoor parties that include screenings of some of our favorite movies, paired with an assortment of gourmet food
trucks and even a live music performance from a cool local band. The screenings are held in venues across LA, and alternate from week to week, so make sure to check the schedule. Some of the outdoor venues are dog-friendly, allowing you to bring your
four-legged cinema lover along. New this year are two overnight camping events that extend the movie screening into a fun summer camp experience for grown-ups.

Fourth of July Americafest at the Rosebowl July 4
Americafest at the Rose Bowl is an explosive celebration of all things red, white and blue. From the classic American food, to a motorcycle stunt show, to the world-renowned fireworks display. The fireworks won’t shoot off until 9:00 p.m., but the Rose Bowl
will open at 2:00 p.m. Independence Day, at which time access to a gold mine of inflatable rides, games and crafts will be available for kid-friendly fun. Parking for the event will cost $20, but you can make it worth your while with an afternoon of tailgating outside the stadium. www.rosebowlstadium.com

Fourth of July Block Party July 4
This Fourth of July, Grand Park hosts a unique block party, featuring scrumptious food truck fare, live music and more. The music begins while the sun is still high in the sky, so bring yourself an all-day picnic—no booze allowed, only empty water bottles—
and relax. Your four-legged friends are totally invited, and, best of all, the event is Metro accessible. http://grandparkla.org/event/july4-block-party-2018

Anime Expo July 6
The Anime Expo is a four-day event located at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Festivities include panels, cosplay, art, and dedicated areas for card and electronic gaming. Tickets are $60 a one-day adult pass and $105 for a four-day adult pass.

Dirty Bird BBQ 2018 July 8
The Dirty Bird BBQ, hosted by Dirtybird Records, is a massive summer barbecue party, featuring DJ Claude VonStroke with special guests Justin Jay, Christian Martin, and Dateless B2B Lucati. More musical artists are to be announced. The party starts
at 2:00 p.m. at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Summer Nights in the Garden July 13-27
The Los Angeles Natural History Museum is continuing its Summer Nights in the Garden in July. Every Friday at 5:00 p.m., listen to live music, sip on an ice-cold cocktail, picnic, or just relax in the gardens. For more information, please visit

Urban Badlands- Gemma Castro | The Altons | The Steady 45s July 14
Experience musical and cultural bliss at this fun and funky music event. From Latin soul to soulful oldies, this is an event to mark your calendar for!

Summer Train Festival July 15
Join dozens of train fanatics at this year’s Summer Train Festival at Union Station. The festival is to feature vintage train engines and cars from the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 5+ and children under five are
free! http://www.unionstationla.com/happenings/union-station-summer-train-fest

Lotus Festival July 14-15
Celebrate the bloom of Echo Park Lake’s beloved floating flowers with the annual Lotus Festival. Expect plenty of food, music, dragon boat races and of course, the lotus flower beds in full bloom. The historic event celebrates the contributions of Asian Americans
to LA, and this year, the 38th, will honor the Chinese community. https://www.laparks.org/lotusfestival

Symphonic Thursdays in Marina del Rey July 26-Aug. 23
Enjoy those hot summer nights with FREE music at Marina del Rey’s Burton Chance Park! Seating is first-come, first-serve and attendees may bring blankets, lawn chairs, dinner, or snacks! Pets are welcome as well! The event begins at 5:00 p.m. and will
conclude in August!

Hershey Felder: Beethoven July 27- Aug. 12
Starting July 27, artist Hershey Felder is bringing Beethoven to life during his stunning performance, featuring “Moonlight Sonata,” selections from the 5th and 9th symphonies, and other famous works by the composer. Visit the Wallis Annenberg Center for the
Performing Arts website for more information.  http://thewallis.org/beethoven

California Watermelon Festival July 28-29
Get ready for your slice of happiness at the California Watermelon Festival the weekend of July 28-29 in Lake View Terrace at the Hansen Dam Soccer Complex in the San Fernando Valley. All day fun includes free watermelon, delicious foods, carnival rides and attractions, games, contests, live entertainment, a Kids Zone, and the newest attraction – watermelon skiing! Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 10 :00 p.m.. www.watermelonfest.org

Oxnard Salsa Festival July 28-29
Spice up your summer this July at the Oxnard Salsa Festival! Sample craft and retail salsas, enjoy live music and dance the night away in this lively two-day event.

California Pizza Festival July 28-29
Introducing the VERY FIRST California Pizza Festival! This twoday
event will be held in downtown Los Angeles, featuring 30
pizzerias from California, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, and Naples,
Italy! Pizza connoisseurs, come hungry and get ready to feast on
Neapolitan, Sicilian, New York, gluten free, and vegan options!

Midsummer Scream July 29-30
Enter if you dare and celebrate Halloween in July at the Midsummer
Scream Festival in Long Beach. The ghoulish attractions include
76,000 square feet of entertainment, ghosts, vendors, and the
famous Hall of Shadows. https://midsummerscream.org/



June 2018 Events – Los Angeles



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The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited June 1 – Sept 2
Sesame Street, the Muppets, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth: The work of Jim Henson has been an indelible part of childhood for boomers, millennials and everyone in between. To celebrate Henson’s legacy of creativity, the Skirball is hosting an exhibition dedicated to late Muppets creator. More than 100 objects, including Sesame Street puppets and Labyrinth costumes, will occupy the space for an exploration of the legacy and impact of Henson’s work.

BuddhaFest 2018 June 1-3
Connect with a greater reality at BuddhaFest, a three-day film festival featuring events that promote spiritual awareness, compassion and peace. Hosted in Los Angeles, the event features renowned films, live music and talks with authors and cultural leaders. The festival brings people together in an effort to encourage meditation, mindful living and greater levels of awareness and compassion.

Lummis Day Festival June 1-3
Celebrate the history and ethnic diversity of northeast Los Angeles at this annual music, dance and art festival. The three-day affair honors the late Charles Lummis, the journalist who founded the Southwest Museum, hand-built his own home (the Lummis House) and defended Native American rights and culture.

Last Remaining Seats June 2-23
The L.A. Conservancy offers a delightful summer time machine in the form of live entertainment and classic films, screened across Downtown’s grand old movie palaces throughout the month of June. This year’s lineup includes vintage crowd-pleasers like The Birds and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington alongside some modern classics like Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Joy Luck Club. Most screenings include a special introduction and a post-film Q&A. Members of the conservancy can snag discounted tickets early; peep the schedule for show time and location details.

LAWineFest June 2-3
Listen up, winos! LAWineFest is in its 13th season and better than ever, bringing wines, brews and spirits from all over the world to thirsty Angelenos. Sip on samples at each station with access to wines from dozens of wineries, plus seminars, live entertainment, boutiques and food trucks galore. Be sure to buy tickets ahead of time because prices increase at the door. Oh, and you’ll get to keep your glass, so don’t feel so smug about sneaking it into your purse.

Los Angeles River Ride June 3
This festive annual bike ride is the premier fundraiser for the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and features 10 different bike rides of varying lengths (from 15-100 miles), so there’s something for all ages and ability levels. The different rides will take you all across SoCal; most start and end at the Autry Center in Griffith Park. Check the website for the details of each race and to register.

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival 2018 June 6-10
The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival showcases films from Greek filmmakers worldwide. It promotes Greek cinema throughout the U.S. and acts as a cultural exchange between Greek filmmakers and Hollywood. The festival screens an eclectic lineup of films from a variety of genres and offers up an entertaining after party, wine tasting event and awards show.

Los Angeles Design Festival 2018 June 7-10
Los Angeles is a creative mecca of sorts, but not only in the entertainment industry. The Design Festival brings creative talent together to showcase the seemingly infinite possibilities in art and design. For two weeks, Los Angeles comes alive to celebrate those whose creations inspire even more creativity.

HopeWalk 5K and Kids Healthy Activity Fair June 9
Healthy Living is a Family Affair. Join the Fight against childhood obesity and diabetes! Our Annual HopeWalk & Kids Healthy Activity Fair is committed to bringing families together for a day focused on family, fun and fitness. Local restaurants provide healthy food options; families walk and have a great day.

LA Pride June 9-10
One of the biggest pride events in the US, LA Pride attracts as many as a half of a million people during its two-day festival at West Hollywood Park, including its signature Sunday parade. The atmosphere is good-natured and raucous; local color is provided by divas, drag queens and DJs.

E3 June 12-13
Unlike PAX or locally-based IndieCade, E3 was never really meant for gamers. After all, this video game mecca that glues salivating gamers around the world to their computers was technically an industry-only event. But lucky for you, the video game convention is offering a limited number of consumer passes. Even if you don’t manage to procure a badge, there are enough party tents, promo trucks and swag bags hanging around Figueroa to make a visit worthwhile—and once you’ve seen the gridlocked crowds and endless lines of the sensory overload inside, that might just be the best way to enjoy E3.

Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018 June 23-24
Arroyo Seco Weekend is a music festival that takes place at Rose Bowl Stadium.

Vans Warped Tour June 24
The tour travels across the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia with more locations hitting the schedule every year. The focus is on major music events combined with skateboarding and other alternative sports competitions, and venues are often atypical, ranging from fairgrounds to open fields to parking lots.


Los Angeles May 2018 Events



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Melrose Trading Post Thru May
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.

Renaissance Pleasure Faire Thru May 20
The Renaissance Pleasure Faire, where fantasy rules and whimsical delights take flight, where worlds co-exist and dreams come to life! Immerse yourself in a village of more than 1,600 costumed performers and artisans including dazzling acrobats, internationally acclaimed musicians and entertainers, juggling jokers and jesters, willful wenches, and jousting knights are ready to celebrate!

Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles May 5
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles with our guide to the best tacos, Mexican grub, cocktails, festivals and more. Click on the link to see a full guide for your Cinco de Mayo festivities.

Eat|See|Hear Outdoor Movie Festival 2018 May 5
Good luck trying to think of something better than Eat|See|Hear, which is exactly what it sounds like: popular movies shown outside on the biggest screen West of the Mississippi, food from local food trucks and local bands providing pre-show entertainment all summer long. Catch them every Saturday from May until September, and don’t forget to bring your pup to this dog-friendly event!

Los Angeles VegFest 2018 May 6
The one-day event features celebrity speakers, humanitarians, yoga demos, cooking displays and nationally touring musical acts in the genres of jazz, folk and funk. Additional attractions include pet adoptions, a kids kingdom, over 100 companies and organizations presenting earth-friendly product demos and an art avenue with works focused on showing compassion for Mother Earth.

Masters of Taste May 6
Luxury food fest Masters of Taste is back for another year at the Rose Bowl with some of L.A.’s finest bars, restaurants and dessert shops.

Stories of Almost Everyone May 6
Through the work of 30 artists, this very meta exhibition examines the relationship between a piece of art’s inherent narrative and the meaning suggested by its display within an institution.

NLPOA SGV Fiesta & Craft Beer Festival 2018 May 12
NLPOA SGV Fiesta & Craft Beer Festival is a food festival that takes place at 1603 San Gabriel Canyon Road.

Cinespia Cemetery Screenings May 12-27
It isn’t summer in L.A. until the first cemetery screening brings hoards of movie-lovers to Hollywood Forever, toting folding chairs, picnic blankets, snack spreads and lots of booze.

Like Totally 80s Festival 2018 May 12
This festival is, like, totally 80s! Like, the music and the style and everything! It’s like the DeLorean hit 88 miles per hour and the flux capacitor kicked in. This festival features performances by numerous iconic 80s musicians, video games, roller derby, vendors, craft beer, food trucks and, like, more.

Best Taste of Santa Ana 2018 May 19
Help out the Assistance League of Santa Ana by tasting delicious samples from some of the areas best restaurants. The Assistance League sells pre-used items to help benefit local charities. Enjoy savory tastings with live music.

Surf ’n’ Suds Beer Festival May 19
More than 50 craft breweries, ciders and wines will be represented at an event that sold out last year. Live entertainment includes DJ Hecktik, lawn games and food trucks.

Long Beach Pride 2018 May 19-20
Love has no boundaries and no restrictions. Unfortunately, we live in a world where people police love from the comfort of their own couch while watching Fox News. Long Beach Pride celebrates love of all kinds and is the annual LGBT pride festival in the area. Live music coupled with passion for universal acceptance keeps this festival pulsing.

Flavor of LA 2018 May 20
Gourmet food samplings from some of LA’s best restaurants, craft beers, wine, cocktails and an awesome car show from The Television Motion Picture Car Club.

Lightning in a Bottle May 23-28
You’ll need to trek up to the Central Coast for this annual event, but where else can you find a sustainable, vegetarian festival dedicated to equal parts music, food, art, yoga and wellness? Lightning in a Bottle has stepped up its musical lineup in recent years, with Anderson .Paak, ZHU and Fever Ray topping the 2018 bill. Expect to do some serious soul-searching during this six-day retreat, all while immersing yourself in everything from a speaker series at the Lucent Temple of Consciousness to the old timey Grand Artique trading post.


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Los Angeles April 2018 Events



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EasterFest Apr 1
Buy a ticket to participate in EasterFest, which includes egg hunts, bounce houses, face painting, arts and crafts, games, food, drinks, popcorn, and music at Grand Hope Park.

Big Bunny’s Spring Fling Apr 1
Big Bunny’s Spring Fling includes crafts, music, rabbit petting, costumed characters, entertainment, and treats at the Los Angeles Zoo.

L.A. Beer Festival Apr 7
A ticket to L.A. Beer Festival [sound] includes samples of 200 beers from 80 breweries, live bands, DJ dance music, a dueling piano bar, and food truck vendors outdoors at Los Angeles Center Studios.

Foodie Con Apr 7-8
A ‘Comic-Con’ for Foodies! This two-day shopping and educational event offers attendees the chance to meet culinary purveyors, purchase the newest food trends, and experience cuisines from hand-selected vendors including food artisans, cookware and gadgets, restaurants, local chefs, food trucks, craft breweries, wineries, and more.

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire Apr 7-14
Watch knights joust on horseback, mingle with costumed minstrels and troubadours, shop for art and food, and enjoy kids’ games and activities at The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire at Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area. Children 12 and younger free.

Montrose Food & Brewfest Apr 8
Taste beer from 50 breweries and food from 20 restaurants at Montrose Food & Brewfest at 2200 Honolulu Avenue in Montrose for age 21+.

Taste of South Pasadena Apr 17
Spend time with your neighbors and enjoy a relaxing evening on the town exploring our fabulous city and our terrific food. Children under 7 are free. Live music, your favorite tastes, wine tasting by Garagiste (additional ticket) and much more!

The Taste of the Valley Apr 19
Over 1,000 connoisseurs from all over the Valley will gather to experience the ultimate in dining indulgence from local restaurants, wineries, and microbreweries. Enjoy the evening in our beautiful 20,000 square-foot garden venue at Westfield Topanga.

Earth Day Apr 19
Discover how to live green at Earth Day LA, with displays, performances, food vendors, recycled art, health exhibitors, and free trees (while they last if you have city of L.A. ID) in Grand Park.

Broke L.A. Apr 21-22
Originally named Brokechella as a cheaper version of Coachella, Broke L.A. is still cheap and offers five stages of multi-genre music by up-and-coming bands, a comedy showcase, and art installations in a warehouse.

Cherry Blossom Festival Apr 21-22
Cherry Blossom Festival features Japanese dancing, taiko drumming, martial arts, a tea ceremony, children’s activities, Asian food, and craft vendors at Barnes Park. Free.

CicLAvia Apr 22
Walk, bike, or roller skate for 6.5 car-free miles between Claremont & San Dimas during CicLAvia. Cars cross the route at seven intersections.

Classic Film Festival Apr 26-29
Join us for the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival, celebrating the representation of the written word on the silver screen. From original screenplays to unique adaptations to portrayals of writers real and imagined, we will celebrate the foundation of great film: the written word.

The Los Angeles Pancakes & Booze Art Show Apr 28
The Los Angeles Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a traveling exhibition of 150 artists, with pancakes, live music, body painting, and multimedia displays for age 21+

Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk Apr 28
The family-friendly Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk features 60 acts on 16 stages, outdoor art installations, food trucks, and a beer and wine garden in downtown South Pasadena. Free

Jackalope Pasadena Apr 28-29
A weekend shopping destination at Central Park in the heart of Old Pasadena, featuring over 200 local, hand-selected artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts.

LA Weekly’s Burgers & Beer Apr 29
A ticket to LA Weekly’s Burgers & Beer gets you unlimited slider samples and beer pours plus music at L.A. Memorial Coliseum.

Fiesta Broadway Apr 29
Billed as America’s largest Cinco de Mayo festival, Fiesta Broadway features Latin American food, live entertainment, and carnival games on the streets west of Los Angeles City Hall. Free.

Taste of the Eastside Apr 29
Taste of the Eastside is a food and drink festival featuring two dozen Eastside restaurants with live and DJ music at Los Angeles River Center and Gardens.

March 2018 Events – Los Angeles



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Cherry Blossom Festival Mar 1-31
Witness the springtime bloom during this monthlong celebration of Japanese culture featuring origami demonstrations (Mar 3, 4, 10, 11 11am-3pm), a flower-arranging workshop (Mar 31 11am-1pm) and daily tours of the beautiful pink-flowering trees (Mon-Fri at 1pm; Sat, Sun at 11am, 1pm).

Japanese Food Festival Mar 2-3
Ramen, sushi, sake and beer tasting? Pinch us, we’re dreaming. The Japanese Food Festival is bringing some of Japan’s best dishes to the U.S., including sashimi, chicken karaage, sushi and onigiri. The all-inclusive ticket includes drinks as well: sake, sochu and beer. In addition to the bounty of delicious food and drink, the Japanese Food Festival is featuring some top-notch entertainment, including a tuna filleting performance.

Air + Style Mar 3-4
Witness big air and big musical acts like Phoenix, Zedd, Phantogram, Gucci Mane and Cut Copy during Shaun White’s two-day snowboarding and music fest.

All-Star Chef Classic Mar 7-10
The All-Star Chef Classic (think the culinary world’s Superbowl equivalent) is taking over Downtown’s L.A. LIVE for the fourth year, bringing together acclaimed chefs from around the world for four days of demonstrations, engaging dining experiences, tastings, showcases and chef access.

Live Talks LA Mar 8
L.A.’s star-studded lecture series has outdone itself this season with a lineup of writers, artists, performers, scientists and business leaders, who, for as little as $20 per Live Talk, will graciously blow your mind. Venues around the city will host guest speakers to tickle a variety of Angeleno brains—from those interested in technology to those who fancy literature.

L.A. Festival of Colors Mar 10-11
L.A.’s Festival of Colors brings the traditional Indian custom of Holi—during which revelers douse each other in colorful powder as a way to welcome spring—to the West coast. There will also be Bhangra (group Punjabi folk dancing) and performances by world-music phenoms.

Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade Mar 11
It’s no emerald seaside, but Hermosa Beach injects a bit of Irish spirit into the coastal city for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Bagpipers, marching bands, cars decked out in green and festive pups from the Irish Setters Club of Southern California all make their way across the seven-block route.

PaleyFest Mar 16-25
Geek out with fellow TV nerds at Paley Fest, the annual weeklong festival of exclusive episodes, clips and panel discussions with the cast and creators of the hottest TV shows. Now in its 35th year, the Paley Center for Media-hosted festival is held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Arcade Expo Mar 16-18
Bump and tilt your way to pinball wizardry at the Arcade Expo. This three-day tournament and expo at the Museum of Pinball (700 S Hathaway) in Banning includes free play on 1,100 modern and retro arcade cabinets and pinball machines.

Casey’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival Mar 17
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Downtown this year at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival, hosted by Casey’s Irish Pub. Early admission begins at 6am—yeah, it’s never too early for an Irish coffee—and the street festival begins at 11:30am, with free admission before 3:30pm. Enjoy musical entertainment from a few local DJs, pizza from Pellicola Pizzeria and plenty of festive drinks.

L.A. Nature Fest Mar 17-18
The Natural History Museum is celebrating that amazing urban wilderness with garden tours, nature walks and early morning bird walks. Come out over two days for music and family-friendly performances, as well as crafts and animal presentations.

St. Patrick’s Day party at Tom Bergin’s Mar 17-18
Enter Tom Bergin’s: an Irish pub mainstay and the best place to grab an Irish coffee in L.A. Celebrations on the 17th will start at 6am, when morning revelers can indulge in a traditional Irish Breakfast before heading to work. The party gets a little more rowdy at 11am, with a parking lot soirée that includes a Guinness truck, beer pong tables, a DJ, picnic table seating and all the beer you can handle. After midnight, drinkers will be ushered into the bar where they can carry out the remainder of their night with Old Fashioneds, Irish Car Bombs, Whisky and more Irish coffee.

LA Marathon Mar 18
Kicking off at Dodgers Stadium, this annual parade of physical endurance and community spirit winds its way through 26.2 miles of L.A., culminating at Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. More than 25,000 runners will participate, and even if you aren’t one of them, being a spectator can be an exhilarating experience as well.

WonderCon Mar 23-25
Comic-Con International brings its unique brand of super-fandom to Orange County at this annual convention. Comic, anime, gaming, movie and TV lovers can head to the Anaheim Convention Center for three days full of sneak peeks, Q&As, premiere screenings and special guests.

Los Angeles February 2018 Events




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CoffeeCon 2018 Feb 3-4
CoffeeCon is a food festival that takes place at Magic Box at the Reef.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.





Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.