Los Angeles November 2017 Events


Los Angeles November 2017 Events


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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.




Los Angeles October 2017 Events



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Halloween Event Guide Thru October

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Los Angeles September 2017 Events


Los Angeles September 2017 Events

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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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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Los Angeles August 2017 Events



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Poolside Cinema at Mr. C Beverly Hills Aug 1-22
Mr. C Beverly Hills is bringing back their Poolside Cinema series! Every Tuesday evening, from June 6 to August 22, you can visit the gorgeous yacht-inspired pool deck at the Italian-inspired hotel, where you’ll ensconce yourself in a lounge chair for a film and casual-yet-elevated food under the stars.

Angel City Brewery Avocado Festival 2017 Aug 5-6
What is green, soft, and treasured by almost everyone? The amazing avocado. With so many uses and ways to eat this delicious fruit, of course there is a festival dedicated to it. Celebrate the exquisite avocado at Angel Brewery’s Avocado Festival and do not miss out on the Avocado Ale.

Taste of Ecuador Food Festival 2017 Aug 6
The Ecuadorian Festival & Parade provides an outpouring of Ecuadorian culture, and thousands of people gather to soak it in. From authentic fare and vendors, to dancing and live music, the event has something everyone will enjoy.

Sundance Next Fest Aug 10-13
The action takes place at DTLA’s Ace Hotel. Catch one (or all) of the eight films at the Ace Hotel’s theatre for a taste of cutting-edge, bizarre and trendy new films. Beyond screenings, weekend highlights include movie and musical guest pairings, comedy pairings and a curated production of shorts, plus special guest talks with NEXT FEST filmmakers. Buy your tickets in advance, and expect to stay after the movie for exclusive panels.

Hamilton Aug 11 – Dec 2017
L.A. finally gets its shot at Broadway’s hottest ticket, Hamilton. The hip-hop historical hootenanny by Lin-Manuel Miranda (everything winner for In the Heights) uses several musical genres to craft a totally new and unexpected look at the Founding Fathers and the creation of America. The cast album won the Grammy and the off-Broadway production won eight Drama Desks (along with six other nominations), including Outstanding Musical, Music, Lyrics and Book (Miranda collecting each of the last three).

CatCon Aug 12-13
The self-dubbed Comic-Con for cat people comes to the Pasadena Convention Center with speakers, meet and greets, furniture, art, toys and clothing—For humans? Felines? Hopefully both. Expect a panel of feline-friendly speakers as well as meet and greets. Needless to say, we’ll be stalking the event’s every move.

BrunchCon at the Reef in DTLA Aug 12-13
Returning to The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles on August 12 and 13, this second edition of the lively breakfast-centric convention will feature a brand-new format that includes six open mimosa bars (along with other boozy brunch libations) and one tasting from each vendor — over 50 of them! You’ll enjoy food and drink from local restaurants, chefs, food trucks, stands, and tastemakers

Burbank Comedy Festival 2017 Aug 13-19
The Burbank Comedy Festival is a week-long showcase of stand-up comedy, industry panels, live podcasts and fun after parties all taking place throughout sunny and laid-back Burbank, California. Attendees can expect a lively mix of stand-up, improv and sketch comedy as well as live music and magic performances.

Echo Park Rising Aug 17-20
Celebrate LA’s burgeoning Eastside with a free music festival—what’s not to like? Echo Park Rising is back for its seventh year with over 100 handpicked local up-and-coming bands, comedians, film screenings and more. With venues ranging from the Echo and Stories Books & Cafe to Button Mash and the parking lot of TAIX French Restaurant, as well as various special discounts and sales at local businesses, this is always a neighborhood affair not to be missed.

Barnsdall Art Park’s Wine Tasting Nights Aug 18
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. These wine events are the primary way that Barndsall Park raises funds for maintaining this beautiful public space, so keep in mind that the money you spend on your ticket is going to a great cause!

Long Beach BBQ Festival 2017 Aug 18-20
The Long Beach BBQ Festival gathers some of the best barbecue pitmasters from around the country to compete in its annual cook-off of grilled ribs, chicken, sausage, brisket, pulled pork and many other pit favorites. The festival features entertainment from live country bands and a great lineup of beer and wine producers from all over California. It provides fun for the whole family, hosting an arts and crafts exhibit as well as a special stage for children’s shows.

LA Taco Festival 2017 Aug 26
It is a community-driven event organized by Jovenes, Inc., a local non-profit that provides housing and support services for homeless youth in Boyle Heights, the charming and welcoming neighborhood that hosts the festival. Each year, numerous musicians, artists and of course, dozens of taco-crafting masters from the area gather to provide attendees with a great, flavorful time.





July 2017 Events


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Street Food Cinema July 1-29
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 L.A., 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.

626 Night Market July 2-29
The midnight snacker’s greatest fantasy is just a car ride away. One of America’s largest Asian food markets spans the course of Santa Anita Park’s front Paddock Gardens. Come hungry and come caffeinated. This lively market, complete with over 150 Asian street food and booze peddlers, live music, artists, films, games, and beyond, won’t put itself to bed until 1am on Friday and Saturday (and midnight on Sunday).

Fourth of July Americafest at the Rose Bowl 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 9pm, but the Rose Bowl will open at 2pm Independence Day, at which time access to a goldmine 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.

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.

Harry Potter in Concert July 6-8
The Hollywood Bowl is a pretty magical place to watch a movie, allow us to maybe even call it the Hogwarts of L.A.’s outdoor theaters. Which makes it the perfect place for a series of special Harry Potter screenings and live scores. Watch the second and third film in this beloved series on a giant screen while the LA Phil performs every note from the movie’s whimsical John Williams score. Composer Justin Freer conducts what’s sure to be a magical night.

Jazz at LACMA July 7-28
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. It’s a celebration of L.A.’s finest jazz musicians, and more than 42,000 visitors attend the program annually from April through November, making it a true L.A. rite of passage.

Taste of Paleo 2017 July 8
Taste of Paleo boasts the distinction of being the first paleolithic food festival and spotlights the Caveman diet, which emphasizes real, whole food, including grass-fed meats and organic fruits and vegetables. The festival gives people a chance to explore the paleo lifestyle by tasting samples and perusing vendor booths, and there’s also (non-paleo) beer and wine, guest speakers and cooking competitions between paleo chefs.

LA Food Fest 2017 July 10
The LA Food Fest brings together dozens of local food trucks, stands, carts and other street food vendors for a warm celebration of community and food. The mission of the fest is to foster community amongst purveyors of street food while supporting independent small business owners and both established and budding restaurateurs. Attendees can sample food from nearly 100 vendors with treats ranging from savory Mexican tostadas to powdery-sweet fresh beignets. The fest also hosts an array of booths from an eclectic mix of local bars, wineries, coffee shops, smoothie shops and producers of fine tequilas.

D23 Expo July 14-16
Every two years, Disnerds come together at the Anaheim Convention Center to celebrate all things Disney and see what sort of magic the company has been working on. Show floor highlights include a peek inside the Disney Archives and the latest ride designs and inventions from Walt Disney Imagineering. If you’re not afraid to stand in line, the weekend’s keynotes include the Legends induction ceremony and a look at upcoming releases from Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and both animated and live action Disney movies, as well as the latest from the Disney theme parks.

The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival and Music Weekend 2017 July 14-16
Indulge yourself at the feast and sonic festival that is The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival and Music Weekend in San Pedro, California. This land and sea event features succulent Maine lobster dishes, wave-crashing tunage from up-and-coming musical acts, a pirate camp, street performers, group dancing, tall ships and arts and crafts.

Lotus Festival July 15-16
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 L.A., and this year, the 37th, will honor the Bangladeshi community.

California Watermelon Festival July 29-30
Get ready for your slice of happiness at the California Watermelon Festival the weekend of July 29, 30 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 10am to 10pm.

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Los Angeles June 2017 Events Calendar



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First Fridays at the Natural History Museum  
The first Friday of every month from February through June plays host to a KCRW-presented evening of music, allowing visitors of all ages to stay late for a night at the museum. Each month offers a different lineup of musical guests and DJs, guided museum tours, and scientist-led talks.

Lummis Day Festival June 2-4
Celebrate the arts, history and ethnic diversity of Northeast Los Angeles at this annual music, dance and art festival. The three-day fest honors Charles Lummis, the journalist and activist who founded the Southwest Museum, built his own house (the Lummis Home) by hand and worked toward a more multicultural LA. The event takes place across four locations—Occidental College, Southwest Museum, Avenue 50 & York Boulevard and Sycamore Grove Park—with free shuttle service between each location, as well as by Metro stops.

Last Remaining Seats  June 3-24
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 On the Waterfront and 20,000 Leagues under the Sea alongside some modern classics like Jaws, E.T. and L.A. Confidential. Most screenings include a special introduction and a post-film Q&A.

Los Angeles Design Festival  June 8-11
Whether your design sensibilities are professional or Pinterest-honed, celebrate L.A.’s outstanding aesthetic heritage at this annual design fest. Tours, exhibitions panels and parties will be staged all over the city; highlights include home tours, an opening night bash in the Fashion District and a furniture show. Prices for each event vary, so head to the fest’s website for all of the details and a full schedule.
Location: various locations in L.A.

11th Annual Calabasas Malibu Food & Wine Fest June 9-10
Perfect weather, delicious food, and good friends. What more could you ask for at the Calabasas Malibu Food & Wine Fest? The Commons at Calabasas is hosting this 11th annual food festival. In case you’re unfamiliar with this summer event, it features some of the best culinary establishments and wineries of Malibu and Calabasas. Over 30 chefs and 15 wineries and breweries will be offering samples to guests. Furthermore, guests are required to dress to impress (a.k.a., no flip-flops or casual attire) and will have various photo opps.

LA Food Fest  June 10
The LA Food Fest has transformed itself into a brand new concept, growing from a street food-focused event to a more all-inclusive culinary spectacle. After ballooning into a multi-day series of events, LA Food Fest is back to a single-day market, but this time around it’s just one flat fee at the door, with no more extra expenses for food and drinks. Indulge in delicious eats from more than 100 food vendors and award-winning restaurants and of course, don’t forget to wear your stretchy pants.

LA Pride June 10-11
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. For 2017, in place of the parade, LA Pride will partner with the #ResitsMarch for human rights.

CicLAvia June 11
Calling all Batman, Iron Fist and Walking Dead fans in the Los Angeles area! The first Annual East LA Comic-Con is happening on May 20. In celebration of comic books, the supernatural and other out-of-the-ordinary media, this convention is taking a bow at El Gallo Plaza. You’ll have eight hours to check out comics, collectibles, artists and creators, as well as some cosplay. A special guest or two are expected to attend.

LA Film Festival June 14-22
Every year, the non-profit arts organization Film Independent showcases some of the best up-and-coming filmmakers from around the globe at the annual LA Film Festival. If you’re trying to break into Hollywood, it’s an opportunity to take advantage of filmmaker-focused classes and coffee talks, but for the rest of us, the LA Film Fest means lots and lots of movie screenings.

Silver Lake Picture Show June 22
These free outdoor movie screenings take place in the heart of Silver Lake, every other Thursday evening through mid-September. 2017 marks the Silver Lake Picture Show’s fourth season. This is very much a community-focused event: before each acclaimed, culturally important feature film, you’ll enjoy short films from local filmmakers and music performances from local bands.

Arroyo Seco Weekend: A New Music & Food Festival in Pasadena June 24-25
Celebrate the start of summer with an amazing weekend featuring some of the top names in music, along with incredible food and drink, at Arroyo Seco Weekend. This two-day event will be held at beautiful, shady Brookside Park, next to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Mumford and Sons, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Weezer, The Shins, Fitz + the Tantrums, Alabama Shakes, Broken Social Scene, New Orlean’s beloved Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and The Meters are just a few of the bands playing. Redbird, Republique, Ramen Hood, Union, Local and many more eateries will be slinging their edible wares, along with numerous wine, cocktail and beer purveyors.

626 Night Market June 30
The midnight snacker’s greatest fantasy is just a car ride away. One of America’s largest Asian food markets spans the course of Santa Anita Park’s front Paddock Gardens. Come hungry and come caffeinated. This lively market, complete with over 150 Asian street food and booze peddlers, live music, artists, films, games, and beyond, won’t put itself to bed until 1am on Friday and Saturday (and midnight on Sunday).



Los Angeles May 2017 Events


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Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles  
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles with our guide to the best tacos, Mexican grub, cocktails, festivals and more.

Rooftop Cinema Club  Throughout May
The masters of al fresco rooftop movie viewing are returning for their third season of screenings on the Montalbán’s rooftop, and we have the exclusive details. Known for excellent film choices and a steady supply of snacks and booze, Rooftop Cinema Club is your snazzy, comfortable and less stressful alternative to other outdoor movie screenings.

Santa Clarita BBQ & Beer Festival May 5-7
The Producers of the Legendary California Beer Festival are proud to return with The Second Annual BBQ & BEER FESTIVAL, happening at Central Park in Santa Clarita on May 5th, 6th & 7th! This THREE day event will feature Mouthwatering BBQ, Live Entertainment, Large KID ZONE and Handcrafted Brew straight from the Local Breweries themselves!

Eat|See|Hear Outdoor Movie Festival  May 6
What better way to celebrate the city of Los Angeles than an affordable event that combines movies, music and food trucks? 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!

The L.A. Zoo’s Sustainable Wine + Dinner Series May 11
The L.A. Zoo is celebrating their 50th anniversary with a sustainable wine and dinner series. Taking place during four springtime evenings, this series will highlight the continued commitment to conservation while offering guests delicious food and wine. Each event will include a five-course farm-to-table dinner accompanied by wine from local vineyards. There will also be a zoo walk-through with education and entertainment highlights, along with up-close animal encounters.

Free Science Fiction Film Series at Union Station May 12
Downtown Los Angeles’ Union Station is playing host to a new series of free film screenings this spring. During ‘Sci-Fi At Union Station,’ you can enjoy three iconic science fiction movies,  all of which are at least partially set in the City of Angels, within one of L.A.’s architectural treasures. Them! Screens on Friday, May 12. In Them!, nuclear testing creates humongous ants that terrorize people from New Mexico to California, threatening the very existence of mankind. Released in 1954, Filmed in black and white, Them! will be introduced by a special guest (yet to be announced).

OC Greek Food Festival May 19-21
The OC Greek Food Festival celebrates the best of Greek food, music, dancing and culture. Experience authentic Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries; traditional Greek dancing and Greek music; an outdoor marketplace and expansive “Kidz Zone” with carnival rides & games and other children’s activities, and much more.

First Annual East LA Comic-Con May 20
Calling all Batman, Iron Fist and Walking Dead fans in the Los Angeles area! The first Annual East LA Comic-Con is happening on May 20. In celebration of comic books, the supernatural and other out-of-the-ordinary media, this convention is taking a bow at El Gallo Plaza. You’ll have eight hours to check out comics, collectibles, artists and creators, as well as some cosplay. A special guest or two are expected to attend.

EEEEEATSCON at Barker Hangar May 20
A bevy of top restaurants, both from Los Angeles and culinary points beyond, will be participating, among them hi SPACCA, Jon & Vinny’s Restaurant, Salazar, Shake Shack, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, The Nomad Food Truck, Sweetfin Poke, and many more. In addition, enjoy experiences from DREAM POPS, Maple Block Meat Co. and Eataly’s very first appearance in Los Angeles. There will be music from LIzzo, a conversation between L.A.’s much-loved Nancy Silverton and KCRW’s Evan Kleiman, and much more.

JPL Open House  May 20-21
Once a year, NASA and Caltech open the doors to its robotic research lab for two days of tours, demos and presentations. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) oversees the research, fabrication and piloting of unmanned missions like Voyager and the Mars rovers. Other highlights include a tour of mission control, a walk-through of the machine shop and an open-air display of rover prototypes. Due to the event’s incredible popularity, JPL has switched to a ticketing system; admission is still free, but all guests will be required to have a ticket to enter.

6 L.A. Museums Will Be Free on ‘Museums of the Arroyo Day’ 2017 May 21
There’s a five-hour window when the public can visit the MOTA museums at no charge from 12:00pm – 5:00pm, with the last museum entrance at all locations being at 4:00pm. More info to come as event date approaches. Check back to the official website for updates as they become available.

L.A. Zine Fest May 28
Forget blogs: Get out from behind your computer screen and into the world of printed lit at L.A. Zine Fest. The all-day event showcases over 175 exhibitors of zines, small press publications and comics from across the country, bringing together the best of SoCal nerds for the exchange of art, ideas and more. Don’t miss the fest’s free readings and workshops on niche topics like “how to run your own DIY music venue.”

Memorial Day 2017 in Los Angeles
Memorial Day 2017 in Los Angeles is a busy time with plenty of parties, beach activities and more to ring in the summer.