Events

July 30th through Aug. 3rd

Old Spanish Days - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.90TH ANNIVERSARY
OLD SPANISH DAYS
Santa Barbara

 

Celebrate the history, customs, and traditions of the American Indian, Spanish, Mexican, and early American settlers that comprise the rich cultural heritage of Santa Barbara. Old Spanish Days Fiesta has grown in stature and reputation to become one of the top regional festivals in the United States!

Details Here!


July 31st through Aug. 3rd

Mammoth Festival - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.19TH ANNUAL
MAMMOTH FESTIVAL OF BEERS
& BLUESAPALOOZA
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes, CA is a beautiful mountain resort near Yosemite National Park—the perfect place to spend a “Blues and Brews” weekend. Outdoors among the pines and showcasing the best craft breweries in the country and top blues performers — this is Mammoth’s biggest event — 4 days of fun in the sun!

Details Here!


Weds. & Friday. July & August

Sherlock Jr. - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.UCSB ARTS & LECTURES
FREE FILM SERIES
Santa Barbara

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents an innovative, unique, entertaining and diverse program of exceptional performances, film and lectures! Come join us for some classic silent films, starring Harold Lloyd, Charlie Chaplin, and Buster Keaton!

Weds., July 30th: Girl Shy
Weds., August 6th: The Navigator & One Week
Friday, August 8th: The Navigator & One Week
Weds., August 13th: Speedy
Friday, August 15th: Speedy

Details Here!


Fridays, August

Westfield Fashion Square - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.WESTFIELD FASHION SQUARE- SUMMERTIME CINEMA
Sherman Oaks

Free Movies! Under the Stars! Fridays at Sundown! Movies will be held on the Rooftop Parking Deck at the Dining Terrace entrance. Showtime starts at sundown, between 8 & 8:30pm with seating opening at 6pm.


August 1st – The Lego Movie

August 8th – Despicable Me 2
August 15th – Transformers

Details Here!


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 Friday, August 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 August 7th Free Day, but tickets for September 4th Free Day will be available on August 1st at 9am SHARP!

Details Here!


Saturday, Sept. 13th – Plan ahead!

Tour de Cure - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.TOUR DE CURE
WOMEN’S SERIES
Santa Barbara

REGISTER TODAY! What better way to spend time with your girlfriends than doing something active together that celebrates your health? Ladies, grab your bike, call your friends and join us for this new signature fundraising event for the American Diabetes Association. Why? Whether an avid cyclist or just a beginner, it is a chance to ride in sisterhood to celebrate all women living with diabetes and all those affected by the disease!

Details Here!


August 1st through 10th

Oz Con - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.OZ CON INTERNATIONAL
WINKIE CON
Coronado, San Diego

Join us in celebrating L. Frank Baum & the Land of Oz for 50 years! Oz comes home to Coronado as the Emerald City finds life again through a festival of events: film, live theatre, musical cabaret, exhibitions, lectures, and tours of L. Frank Baum’s Coronado! We will also be celebrating the centennial of Tik-Tok of Oz and the 75th anniversary of the 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz as part of our 50th annual Winkie Con in San Diego!

Details Here!


Friday, August 1st

Friday Night Wine Tastings - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.FRIDAY NIGHT WINE TASTINGS
Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles

Unwind and enjoy beautiful Barnsdall Park as the sun is setting from the gated green of the West Lawn of the historic Hollyhock House. Silverlake Wine will present four selections of boutique, small production, artisan wines from around the globe. All profits from the wine tastings benefit Barnsdall Art Park Foundation! Bring a picnic and enjoy our great California weather!

Details Here!


Through August 10th

OC Fair - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.ORANGE COUNTY FAIR
Costa Mesa

 

FINAL WEEKS! COME JOIN THE FUN! The 2014 OC Fair, themed “Summer Starts Here,” is July 11 – August 10 and will bring 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports and fun, as well as the Super Pass, Toyota Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre and events in The Hangar and Action Sports Arena!

Details Here!


Sat. Sun. August 2nd, 3rd

Crawfish Festival - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle.21ST ANNUAL
CRAWFISH FESTIVAL
Long Beach

For over 21 years, a tradition to over thousands of festival goers! We combine the best Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans sounds of music, and tons of fresh crawfish prepared Louisiana style and served by authentic Cajun chefs! Enjoy a giant food court, children’s area, dance floor, two stages and beach bars — the largest Crawfish Festival outside of Louisiana, right here in Southern California!

Details Here!


August 1st through 3rd

Fiesta Days - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.47TH ANNUAL FIESTA DAYS
Frazier Park

 

Fiesta Days is the longest running celebration in the Mountain Communities with people from all over flocking to the mountains to participate in the three day festival!  Show off your pets in the Pet Show, test your luck in one of the many family games, enjoy live music all weekend, shop a wide variety of vendors, and taste a wide assortment of foods!

Details Here!


Sunday, Aug. 3rd

Chula Vista Lemon Festival - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.18TH ANNUAL
LEMON FESTIVAL
Chula Vista

This one-day, FREE Family-Oriented Festival of Lemons spans 6 blocks of Third Avenue between E and G Streets. The event features live entertainment, arts and crafts displays, children’s amusements, our world-famous Lemon Pie Eating Contest and so much more including…of course everything lemon! 10:00am until 5:00pm.

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


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)
 


Ongoing through August 30th

Pageant of the Masters - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.PAGEANT OF THE MASTERS
FESTIVAL OF ARTS
Laguna Beach

Buy your tickets now – they always sell out!

A stage show of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. An outdoor amphitheater, professional orchestra, live narration, intricate sets, expert staff, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers create a truly incredible experience!

Details Here!


Monday, August 4th

LA Steppers Connection - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.JAM SESSIONS AT THE FORD
Los Angeles

Chicago Style Stepping! Prepare to dance the night away with the LA Steppers Connection dancers, who will lead participants through social dances set to irresistible Jazz, Soul and R&B beats!

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. JAM Sessions are participatory and centered around movement and music. 7:00pm. TICKETS ARE FREE!

Details Here!

SUMMER SEASON AT THE FORDTICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!


Tues. August 5th

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, August 7th

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!


Saturday, August 9th

Chinatown Summer Nights - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.CHINATOWN SUMMER NIGHTS
Los Angeles

Part food event, part summer party! Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s!

Details Here!


Saturday, August 9th

2nd Saturday Gallery Night - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.2ND SATURDAY GALLERY NIGHT
Highland Park

NELAart is based in Highland Park and consists of galleries and art organizations located in Northeast Los Angeles who are dedicated to increase the visibility of the thriving arts community in the area. Grab someone you love, get some dinner, and enjoy some art!

Details Here!


Sat. Sun. August 9th, 10th

LA Opera Camp - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.LA OPERA YOUTH CAMP
THE WHITE BIRD OF POSTON
Hollywood

LA Opera offers an in-depth youth Opera Camp for singers and non-singers ages 9-17. This unique program has a playful, yet intense focus, offering individual attention and peer collaboration that culminates in community performances alongside professionals.

For Opera Camp 2014, LA Opera presents The White Bird of Poston in four free performances on August 9 and 10 at noon and 2:00pm. Performances will take place at the historic Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Hollywood! Free tickets will be available starting Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 10:00am.

Details Here!


Thursday, August 14th

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!


Saturday, Aug. 16th

Pasadena Pops - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.POPS SUMMER SERIES
Pasadena

Hooray for Hollywood! The who’s who of Hollywood is coming out to play with Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS with special guest star appearances by powerhouse vocalists Maureen McGovern, Debby Boone, and Kevin Earley with iconic songs such as “The Way You Look Tonight,” “The Sound of Music,” “The Man That Got Away,” and “Stormy Weather!”

Details Here!       POPS SUMMER SERIES 2014!


Sat. Sun. August 16th, 17th

Rangoli Dance Company - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.EXCLUSIVE FUNDRAISING SALE
RANGOLI DANCE COMPANY
Sherman Oaks

Nidhi (Origin Sanskrit: a treasure)​. Nidhi is an initiative to sell New, Gently Used, & Vintage jewelry, textiles, & art from India. Over the years, Malathi Iyengar has returned to India frequently to work with artists. Many of the jewelry and textiles are directly from India and cannot be easily obtained here in the U.S.A.

Funds received from the sale will support Rangoli Dance Company.

To attend this exclusive sale (3:00pm to 5:00pm), please indicate your interest via e-mail to rangolidancecompany@gmail.com  We will confirm with final details and the specific location in Sherman Oaks. 

Details Here!


Weds. August 20th

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!


Thursday, Aug. 21st

Third Thursdays Canoga Park - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.THIRD THURSDAYS
Canoga Park

 

Third Thursdays in Downtown Historic Canoga Park features over 150 independent SFV artists, musicians, muralists, crafters, artisans and merchants.  This is an all inclusive, family friendly, small town celebration!

Details Here!


Sat. August 23rd

Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine. ZEV YAROSLAVSKY SIGNATURE SERIES Los Angeles

Now in its second year, these performances unite world renowned performers with LA County based artists. Proceeds from the series benefit the Ford Theatre Foundation.

Aug. 23rd: John Adams’ I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky
Sept. 13th:  Ezralow Dance


Sat. August 23rd

Tequila & Taco Festival - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.TEQUILA & TACO
MUSIC FESTIVAL
Santa Cruz

 

The Producers of The Legendary California Beer Festival are proud to introduce the Inaugural Tequila & Taco Music Festival from 11am-5:30pm in downtown Santa Cruz at beautiful San Lorenzo Park! Join us for a day of fun in the sun sampling top-shelf Tequilas, sip on award winning margaritas while you indulge on gourmet tacos! Live music all day, Craft Beer and Art Vendors in a picturesque park setting!

Details Here!


Sat. Sun. August 23rd, 24th

Spirits Festival - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.6TH ANNUAL
SAN DIEGO SPIRITS FESTIVAL

SHAKE it UP at the end of summer with a fresh and booming cocktail and culinary scene at the San Diego Spirits Festival! The preeminent West Coast COCKTAIL CULINARY and CULTURAL event where the world of CRAFT spirits, high profile liquors and fine cuisine can be enjoyed while overlooking a sun-drenched San Diego Bay!

Details Here!


August 29th, 30th, 31st

The Taste - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.LOS ANGELES TIMES “THE TASTE”
FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL
Hollywood

The annual Labor Day weekend celebration of the Southern California culinary scene! A who’s-who of LA Times critics’ best-reviewed restaurants – Girasol, Plan Check Kitchen + Bar, Fishing with Dynamite, Border Grill, Chichén Itzá, Acabar – is set to serve signature dishes during the festival with more to come. The Taste will transform Paramount Pictures Studios’ backlot into the ultimate epicurean pop-up and block party!

Details Here!


Aug. 29th 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!


Sat. August 30th

Tequila Harvest Festival - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.5TH ANNUAL
SANTA BARBARA
TEQUILA HARVEST FESTIVAL

Ascend to the lush grassy hilltop of Elings Park to experience California’s premier tequila tasting event! Presented by The Berry Man, Inc. and Number Juan Tequila, while benefiting the Elings Park Foundation, the Legal Aid Foundation, and the Pacific Pride Foundation. Imbibe from over 50 premium hand selected tequilas and mezcales. Savor gourmet appetizers from top local chefs! Enjoy live musical entertainment!

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!


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! 


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