September 18th through 21st
Enjoy live performances including a Korean celebrity concert, Korean pop singing contest, Beauty Contest and Korean Parade! Eat authentic traditional Korean foods! Visit over 270 businesses showcasing their latest products and services! Explore various cultural experiences, such as Korean traditional games, paper arts, hand-printing and clay pottery!
Sept. 19th through Oct. 26th
Join the Phoenix Club at the best Oktoberfest in Orange County. We are located in Anaheim, the heart of Orange County, where we’ve been celebrating Oktoberfest for over 50 years! Our delicious German food, German beer on tap, Polkas and Prosts in our Festzelt and Biergarten, will have you Partying like a German!
Fri. Sat. September 19th, 20th
When AltCar started in Santa Monica in 2005, alternative fuel vehicles seemed like a fading dream. There are now more choices than ever before, but the goal of AltCar is the same. To provide an event where both industry and general public can discover existing alternatives to the way they use energy and transportation and motivate everyone to take further action!
Sept. 19th through 24th
The inaugural EUphoria Film Festival provides an opportunity for enthusiasts of international cinema to celebrate and discover contemporary films from across the European Union, featuring award-winning films and domestic box office hits from 13 participating countries of the EU. Taking place at the University of Southern California (USC).
Saturday, Sept. 20th
The City of West Hollywood celebrates National Literacy Month in September 2014 by launching a new, free literary-based community event WeHo Reads: Noir and a month of free Saturday programming for adults and children at West Hollywood Library and Park. Screening of classic noir film Mildred Pierce (1945) in community room, 2:00pm matinee.
A Day of Noir on Saturday, Sept. 27th. Literary panels, book signings, readings, theater, music, and special outdoor screening of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 1:00 to 7:00pm.
Sat. Sun. September 20th, 21st
The Lemon Festival is the biggest celebration in the Goleta area and it keeps getting better each year. You’ll find wonderful food, a fantastic family atmosphere, and variety of entertainment and activities. This weekend also includes the Goleta Fall Classic Car and Street Rod Show and the ever-popular ‘Safety Street.’ Don’t miss our pie-eating contests, and the arts and crafts vendors!
Sat. Sun. September 20th, 21st
Special Route 66 Quilt Exhibit! Hundreds of members’ Traditional & Art Quilts! Quilting demonstrations, gift boutique, and loads of vendors! Presented by the Coastal Quilters Guild.
Sat. Sun. September 20th, 21st
“The Race at the Base” is celebrating its 17th year! Join thousands of race enthusiasts and fans in this premier motorsports event saluting our nation’s military. See fast-paced, thrilling auto racing and exhibitions for car enthusiasts of all ages at one of the most distinctive race track locations — Naval Air Station North Island, the birthplace of Naval Aviation!
Sat. Sun. September 20th, 21st
Ending Ventura County Beer Week is THE Legendary California Beer Festival (CBF) back at beautiful Mission Park in downtown Ventura! Saturday Sept. 20th, come experience Craft Beer Heaven with over 130 craft beers on tap, food trucks and live music throughout the day! Sunday is the Blues & BBQ Festival!
Sat. Sun. September 20th, 21st
This weekend at the Aquarium of the Pacific, this celebration will feature traditional cultural crafts, storytelling, educational programs, live demonstrations, music, and dance celebrating the indigenous California maritime cultures, including Tongva, Chumash, Acjachemen, Costanoan, Luiseno, and Kumeyaay.
Sunday, Sept. 21st
Come enjoy classical and folk dances, music, children’s folk games and cooking demonstrations! There will also be a Thai Painting Exhibit/Demonstration, kickboxing, antiques, arts & crafts, and plenty of food! 11:00am to 5:00pm.
September 21st through 26th
Held twice annually, this beloved culinary tradition features discounted prix fixe menus from more than 215 of San Diego’s best restaurants in 12 unique regions throughout San Diego County. No tickets or passes are required! Simply dine out at as many participating restaurants as you like during Restaurant Week!
Sept. 21st through 27th
The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) promotes awareness of challenges to library materials and celebrates freedom of speech during Banned Books Week. This event is typically observed during the last week of September of each year. See Banned Books Week for information and resources for getting your library or organization involved in this event!
September 24th through 28th
The festival premieres more than 100 American and international features, short films and thought-provoking documentaries, while also providing intimate filmmaker and celebrity gatherings, along with top Hollywood industry panels. The Festival has earned more than 12 awards for Best Film Festival, including Top 25 Fests Worth Your Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine!
Sat. Sun. September 27th, 28th
A FREE, two-day, non-profit, family event that promotes and benefits arts within the community. Unbelievable Chalk Art Street Paintings! Dozens of talented artists from southern California creating, showcasing, and selling their art! Extraordinary Stage and Meandering Performers! Delectable Food! All overlooking the Pacific Ocean!
Sunday, Sept. 28th
Now in its 30th year, the festival takes place along a mile-long stretch of the world-famous Abbot Kinney Boulevard, arguably the “coolest block in America”. The Boulevard’s eclectic boutiques, artisan eateries and influential art galleries infuse the festival with a local flavor that makes this event unique and not to be missed!
Through Sept. 28th
The Los Angeles County Fair has something for everyone — themed attractions, a carnival midway, concerts, FairKids Field Trips, community events, wine tasting, horse racing and lots and lots of shopping and Fair food! See you in August!
On the last Sunday of each month, LAVA welcomes interested individuals to gather in downtown Los Angeles (Noon-2pm), for a structured Salon featuring formal presentations!
Sept. 28th– Forgotten Artists: The Master Tailors of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Who made Clark Gable look the part of a superstar? Who dressed Humphrey Bogart, and led Liberace towards outfits shimmering with Swarovksi crystals? Join Marc Chevalier as he reveals the marvelous, surprising stories of Hollywood’s top three tailors! The Salon will be followed by a free walking tour, “The Flaneur & The City: Broadway on My Mind.”
Through September 28th
Canstruction is using one can of food as a catalyst for change. One Can® to prove that every act of kindness makes a difference. Since 1992, Canstruction has contributed over 17.5 million pounds of food to community food banks demonstrating that we can win the fight against hunger. Canstruction Orange County combines the fun of a design/build competition with an ingenious way to help feed hungry people! Part of the Festival of Children!
“FINDING OUR FAMILIES,
MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE
This exhibit showcases the diversity within the personal histories of poet and best-selling author, Dr. Maya Angelou; award-winning actor and comedian, Billy Crystal; multiple Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana; and National League MVP and former Manager of the New York Yankees, Joe Torre.
Links to more museums . . . more adventures!
Heritage Square Museum The Gamble House
LACMA (LA County Museum of Art) Griffith Observatory
The Paley Center (TV & Radio) L.A. Conservancy
Hammer Museum The Getty
California Science Center The Norton Simon Museum
The Nethercutt Collection Natural History Museum
MOCA Skirball Cultural Center
Balboa Park’s Museums (San Diego) Long Beach Museum of Art
Bergamot Station / Santa Monica Museum of Art Japanese American National Museum
Autry National Center of the American West Aquarium of the Pacific
The Huntington (Art Collections, Botanical Gardens) Museum of Tolerance
The Museum of Jurassic Technology Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
LA STAGE ALLIANCE DISCOUNT TICKETS
Fountain Theatre — THE BROTHERS SIZE: After a homecoming in the bayous of Louisiana, the Size brothers, Ogun and Oshoosi, try to start fresh. This haunting, funny, and heartbreaking tour de force probes sexuality, coming of age, and the bonds of family as the brothers struggle to discover identity and to unearth a new sense of freedom.
LA Stage Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to building appreciation and support for the performing arts in Greater Los Angeles for nearly thirty-five years! Check out their web site for many shows offering discount tickets! Get out of the house! Have fun at a live performance! Naturally in 3-D, and gluten free!
Love movies? Well, California and Los Angeles have a nearly infinite variety of film festivals and venues to explore movies from around the world, and from Hollywood’s rich past! Multi-plexes are a dime-a-dozen, but we’ve gathered for you a listing of unique and special places where you can enjoy the full breadth of this incredible art form. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know!
Echo Park Film Center (screenings and classes)
USC School of Cinematic Arts – Free film screenings!
The American Cinematheque (The Egyptian & The Aero)
New Beverly Cinema
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (screenings and exhibitions)
Old Town Music Hall
Los Angeles Conservancy (Last Remaining Seats summer festival)
Los Angeles Film Forum
Electric Dusk Drive-In (outdoors!)
Street Food Cinema (outdoors!)
LACMA Film Program
UC Santa Barbara (Arts & Lectures film program)
Los Angeles has an impressive collection of Flea Markets, where you can find great antiques, unique gifts, thrift items and support independent local businesses! Enjoy our famous Southern California weather while you treasure hunt!
Pasadena City College Flea Market
— First Sunday every month.
Rose Bowl Flea Market
— Second Sunday every month.
Melrose Trading Post
— Every Saturday & Sunday.
Long Beach Antique Market
— Third Sunday every month.
Los Angeles has a rich landscape of Farmer’s Markets! Somewhere near you there are local producers of fresh fruits, vegetables, and foods of all sorts and descriptions! It’s a wonderful way to connect with folks right here in California! Pull up a chair at California’s Table!
Canoga Park Farmers Market ONEgeneration Encino Farmers Market
Santa Monica Melrose Place
North Hollywood Studio City
Downtown Burbank Santa Monica
Pasadena (Victory Park) Hollywood
FIND A FARMER’S MARKET NEAR YOU:
ccfm.com (California Certified Farmers Markets) farmernet.com
Raw Inspiration Ventura County Certified Farmers Markets
Harbor Area Farmers Markets
Call Wednesday, Oct. 1st
The art collections and botanical gardens are eye-popping, definitely one of the crown jewels of Los Angeles. But ticket prices have become exorbitant. EncinoMom to the rescue!
All non-member visitors must have a ticket. Tickets are free and should be requested online. No more tickets are available for October 2nd Free Day, but tickets for November 6th Free Day will be available on Oct. 1st at 9am SHARP!
Thursday, Oct. 2nd
Witness the journey of one of the greatest big mountain snowboarders of our time! Now Jeremy Jones and TGR are elevating their game and taking their quest to the third and final installment of the Deeper, Further, Higher trilogy. Higher traces Jones’ snowboarding journey from hiking Cape Cod’s Jailhouse Hill as a child to surviving in the winter wilderness!
Thursday, Oct. 2nd
San Fernando Valley’s first Thursday Night Market, an event that will bring together 50 vendors, 10 food trucks, a four-hour happy hour at Pool Bar, dinner specials at New Patio Cafe, live music and more! On the first Thursday of every month, from now until October, in the front lot of the Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel!
Sunday, October 5th
CicLAvia temporarily removes cars from L.A. streets – and the streets fill up with smiles! CicLAvia makes the streets safe for people to walk, skate, play and ride a bike. There are activities along the route!
October 5th – Heart of L.A. Downtown route. December 7th – South Los Angeles route.
Tues. October 7th
Join us the first Tuesday of every month at 11am in The Canyon for Story Time! Our special storyteller will read a new book followed by entertainment for children that may include live performances, sing-a-longs, arts and crafts and more! 11:00am to 12:00pm.
Thursday, Oct. 9th
The free, self-guided, public art phenomenon known as The Downtown Art Walk brings together art lovers and community friends to the ever evolving downtown Los Angeles. With exciting and unique offerings around every corner, downtown celebrates the arts each and every month on the 2nd Thursday. Hours vary by gallery, but can typically range from Noon – 10:00pm.
October 9th through 12th
The festival has grown into a popular and vital annual Bay Area cultural event, presenting some of the most important figures in the history of flamenco as well as prodigies from today’s generation of artists. In addition to several days of live performances, lecture demos, film screenings workshops and master classes, various informal gatherings provide the opportunity for cultural exchange!
Wednesday, Oct. 15th
Sample seasonal, artisanal cuisine and cocktails from Downtown Culver City’s award-winning restaurants and bars. Retailers and businesses will also have specials and discounts exclusive for the event. Eat, drink and dine, enjoy live music under the stars!
Saturday, Nov. 8th
CoffeeCon is a one-day consumer coffee festival. Taste the world’s different coffee, locally roasted every conceivable way, brew using many different methods. Expert presenters share secrets to expand your taste buds and coffee consciousness. Classes and hands-on labs empower and expand your own coffee brewing at home!
Charity – Ongoing
St. Vincent Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers nutritious meals to homebound seniors and other vulnerable residents.
Downtown Women’s Center is the only resource in L.A. that is exclusively dedicated to serving the needs of homeless and low-income women.
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is a nonprofit charitable organization that is at the heart of a charitable food distribution network that includes over 1,000 charitable agency sites throughout L.A. County.
This is a community network dedicated to saving Los Encinos State Historic Park! SaveLosEncinos.org is a place where people can find out about volunteering, get information, and get involved! This is a great one stop site for everything Los Encinos!
Los Encinos State Historic Park
16756 Moorpark St.,
Encino, CA 91436-1068
For more information: savelosencinos.org
Child Safety Seat Inspection & Installation
These inspections are held at various locations throughout the San Fernando Valley. A Certified Child Seat Instructor / Technician will inspect your child’s seat at no charge to help protect your child’s ride in the vehicle.