Events

Weds. & Fridays. August

UCSB Film - 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!

Friday, August 15th: Speedy
Weds., August 20th: Modern Times
Friday, August 22nd: Modern Times

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 15th – Transformers

Details Here!


Friday, August 15th

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! Through September 5th!

Details Here!


Last Weeks – through Sept. 7th

Idea House - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.SUNSET MAGAZINE
IDEA HOUSE TOURS
Manhattan Beach

 

Our 2014 LA Idea House in Manhattan Beach, our first in Los Angeles, is a 4,500-square-foot, 4-bedroom/5.5-bathroom home located just seven miles from LAX and one-and-a-half miles from the beach. Designed by DISC Interiors, come see this ultimate modern beach house! The home will be published in the November issue of Sunset!

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!


August 9th through 17th

Nisei Week - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.74TH ANNUAL NISEI WEEK
JAPANESE FESTIVAL
Little Tokyo

Enjoyed by thousands every summer, come join the greater Japanese American community at the 74th Annual Nisei Week Japanese Festival in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. One of the nation’s longest running ethnic festivals of its kind, the festival showcases free Japanese cultural events, activities and exhibits, including music and entertainment, food and fun games!

Details Here!


Sunday, Aug. 17th

Jazz on the Lawn - Events Los Angeles and Califoronia listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.9TH ANNUAL
JAZZ ON THE LAWN
Santa Monica

Santa Monica Cultural Affairs presents the 9th Annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series. Bring a picnic, blanket, beach chair, and family and friends of all ages for a sampling of jazz each Sunday in August! In addition to dessert trucks, for the first time we’ll also have rotating food trucks at each concert to serve hungry picnickers!

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)
 


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


Monday, August 18th

Oxygen Tango - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.JAM SESSIONS AT THE FORD
Los Angeles

Who doesn’t love a good tango? Oxygen Tango’s intro to improvised social Argentine tango make learning this beloved dance style fun and easy. Come solo, with a partner or with friends.

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!


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!


Friday, Aug. 22nd

Cocktails in Havana - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.4TH ANNUAL
COCKTAILS IN HAVANA
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY FUNDRAISER
Santa Rosa Valley (Camarillo)

Come join us for a fundraiser benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County brought to you by Real Estate Partners. Have you ever experienced a freshly rolled cigar? Do you know how wine, cognac, tequila and vodka is made? Come enjoy an evening of fun, food and an array of spirits & cigars. (Of course, non-smokers are welcome!)

Details Here!


August 22nd through 24th

BBQ Festival - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.BBQ FESTIVAL
Long Beach

A three day BBQ Extravaganza featuring the WORLD’S BEST BBQ Ribs, Pulled Pork, Tri-tip, Sausages, Chicken and more! The competition is fierce and the flavors rich as National Award Winning Rib Cookers of America and local grillers produce the best that their secret recipes have to offer. Children’s area! Music! Dancing! See you out on the dance floor!

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!


Weds., August 27th

Science Friday - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.KPCC SCIENCE FRIDAY
LIVE EVENT
Pasadena

Science Friday is headed to the movies! Join us for a special live event that explores the science behind movie magic. Ira and the SciFri staff will join KPCC’s Sanden Totten at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. for an entertaining and thought-provoking evening all about the science of cinema. The entire show will be taped for later broadcast!

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!


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 and opportunities to meet and connect with one another!  August 31st:  Presentations “Charlie Parker’s Central Avenue Jazz” and “Living a Magickal Life.” The Salon will be followed by a free walking tour, “The Flaneur & The City: Broadway on My Mind.”

Details Here!


Call Monday, Sept. 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 October 2nd Free Day will be available on Sept. 1st at 9am SHARP!

Details Here!


Tues. September 2nd

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, Sept. 4th

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!


Thursday, Sept. 11th

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!


Friday, Sept. 12th

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

Join us for an evening of film, food, art, music, tech — all made with Kickstarter. Before the screening, some of our favorite LA-based creators will show off everything from gourmet reuben sandwiches to a mobile astronomical observatory to the “world’s fastest hot tub.” 6:00pm to 11:00pm.

Details Here!


Saturday, Sept. 13th

Eat. Drink. Art. - Events Los Angeles and California Listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.EAT.DRINK.ART.
LA MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY

A Fundraiser Benefiting The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery! EAT: Food Trucks & Catering curated by Lesley Balla, renowned LA food and lifestyle writer! DRINK:  Wine, Beer & Spirits curated by Silverlake Wine! ART:  Silent Auction, Performance Art, and Participatory Art! MUSIC: KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox; Live performances by musicians appearing on “The Voice,” “American Idol,” and “The X Factor!”

Details Here!


Saturday, Sept. 13th

Moon Festival - Events Los Angeles and California listings from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.76TH ANNUAL
MOON FESTIVAL
Chinatown, LA

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or Zhongqiu Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated by the Chinese dating back over 3,000 years. This free event offers exciting roaming cultural acts such as lion dancers and kung fu artists performing against the magical neon backdrop of LA Chinatown! Enjoy hands-on cultural workshops, art gallery openings, food trucks, artisans, plus shopping and dining!

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