Events

September 18th through 21st

Korean Festival - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.41ST L.A. KOREAN FESTIVAL
Los Angeles

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!

Details Here!


Sept. 19th through Oct. 26th

Oktoberfest - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.OKTOBERFEST
Anaheim

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!

Details Here!                    SEE ENCINOMOM AT OKTOBERFEST! 


Fri. Sat. September 19th, 20th

AltCar Expo - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.9TH ANNUAL
ALTCAR EXPO
Santa Monica

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!

Details Here!


Sept. 19th through 24th

EUphoria Film Festival - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.EUPHORIA FILM FESTIVAL
Los Angeles

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).

Details Here!


Saturday, Sept. 20th

WeHo Reads Noir - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.NATIONAL LITERACY MONTH
WEHO READS: NOIR
West Hollywood

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.

Details Here!


Sat. Sun. September 20th, 21st

Goleta Lemon Festival - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.23RD ANNUAL
LEMON FESTIVAL
Goleta

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!

Details Here!


Sat. Sun. September 20th, 21st

Quilt Show - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.HARVEST OF COLORS
QUILT SHOW
Santa Barbara

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.

Details Here!


Sat. Sun. September 20th, 21st

Fleet Week - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.FLEET WEEK
CORONADO SPEED FESTIVAL
Navel Air Station North Island

“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!

Details Here! 


Sat. Sun. September 20th, 21st

California Beer Festival - Events Los Angeles and California Listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.CALIFORNIA BEER FESTIVAL
BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL
Mission Park

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!

Details Here!


Sat. Sun. September 20th, 21st

Native American Festival - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.10TH ANNUAL MOOMPETAM:
NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL
Long Beach

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.

Details Here!


Sunday, Sept. 21st

Thai Cultural Day - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.22ND ANNUAL
THAI CULTURAL DAY FESTIVAL
Los Angeles

 

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.

Details Here!


September 21st through 26th

Restaurant Week - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine. 10TH ANNUAL
RESTAURANT WEEK
San Diego

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!

Details Here!


Sept. 21st through 27th

Banned Books Week - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.BANNED BOOKS WEEK
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

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!

Details Here!


September 24th through 28th

San Diego Film Festival - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.SAN DIEGO FILM FESTIVAL

 

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!

Details Here!


Sat. Sun. September 27th, 28th

Art Splash - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.ART SPLASH
Carlsbad

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!

Details Here!


Sunday, Sept. 28th

Abbot Kinney Festival - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.30TH ANNIVERSARY
ABBOT KINNEY FESTIVAL
Venice

 

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!

Details Here!


Through Sept. 28th

LA County Fair - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR
Pomona

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!

Details Here!


Last Sundays!

Sunday Salon - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.LOS ANGELES VISIONARIES ASSOCIATION
SUNDAY SALON
Los Angeles

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.”

Details Here!


Through September 28th

Canstruction - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.CANSTRUCTION
FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN
Orange County

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!

Details Here!


Museums

Museum of Tolerance - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.

“FINDING OUR FAMILIES,
FINDING OURSELVES”
MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE
Los Angeles

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.

Details Here!

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


Theater

LA STAGE ALLIANCE DISCOUNT TICKETSThe Brothers Size - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.


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.

CRITICS CHOICE LA TIMES!!

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!

More performing arts, more shows, more discount tickets across Los Angeles!


Film

Film

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 Nuart

The American Cinematheque (The Egyptian & The Aero)
New Beverly Cinema
Laemmle’s Theaters
Downtown Independent
The Cinefamily
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!)
Cinespia (outdoors!)
LACMA Film Program
UC Santa Barbara (Arts & Lectures film program)
 


Flea Markets

Flea Market - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.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.


Farmer’s Markets

EXPORE A FARMER’S MARKET NEAR YOU!Echo Park Farmers Market - Events California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.

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!

Thursdays:
Thousand Oaks
South Pasadena
Glendale
Long Beach

Fridays:
Eagle Rock Farmers Market
Venice
Echo Park

Downtown L.A. (Bank of America Plaza)

Saturdays:                                                               Sundays:
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:
projects.latimes.com/farmers-markets                            experiencela.com
ccfm.com (California Certified Farmers Markets)           farmernet.com
Raw Inspiration                                                                  Ventura County Certified Farmers Markets
Harbor Area Farmers Markets


Call Wednesday, Oct. 1st

The Huntington - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.FIRST THURSDAYS: A FREE DAY HUNTINGTON GARDENS
Pasadena

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!

Details Here!


Thursday, Oct. 2nd

Higher - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.FREE OUTDOOR SCREENING
JEREMY JONES’ HIGHER
Santa Monica

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!

Details Here!


Thursday, Oct. 2nd

Sportmen's Night Party - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.SPORTMEN’S LODGE
THURSDAY NIGHT MARKETS
Studio City

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!

Details Here!


Sunday, October 5th

CicLAvia 2014 - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.CICLAVIA
Los Angeles

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.

 

Details Here! 


Tues. October 7th

Story Time - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.STORY TIME
WESTFIELD TOPANGA MALL
Canoga Park

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.

Details Here!


Thursday, Oct. 9th

Downtown Art Walk - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.DOWNTOWN ART WALK
Los Angeles

 

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. 

Details Here!


October 9th through 12th

Bay Area Flamenco - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.9TH ANNUAL
BAY AREA FLAMENCO FESTIVAL
San Francisco

 

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!

Details Here!


Wednesday, Oct. 15th

Culver City - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.DOWNTOWN CULVER CITY’S
THIRD WEDNESDAYS

 

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!

 

Details Here!


Saturday, Nov. 8th

Coffee Con - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.COFFEE CON
Los Angeles

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!

Details Here!


Charity – Ongoing

Charity - Events California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.GIVE – CONTRIBUTE – CHARITY

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.


Community Project

SAVE LOS ENCINOS HISTORIC STATE PARK!Los Encinos - Events California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.

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


Thursdays

Child Safety Seat - Events California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.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.

7:30 am to 11:30 am – by appointment please.
Call for appointment: (818) 644-8143

 

Valley Traffic Advisory Council
7870 Nollan Place,
Panorama City, CA 91402

 

For more information: vtac-vtd.org