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Things To Do In LA In September

AMC: Taylor Swift Eras Tour

Location: Various AMC Theatres

Calling all Swifties! If you did not have the chance to see Taylor Swift at SoFi, do not worry, because her Eras Tour will premier at multiple AMCs! The 165-minute filmed version of her $1 billion-earning “Eras” tour will arrive in North American theaters on Oct. 13th. Showtimes for the film, produced with an interim agreement from SAG-AFTRA, are already selling out in AMC’s Imax and Dolby auditoriums nationwide. While it’s premiering on October 13th, you can pre-order tickets on the AMC website.

L.A. Times Food Bowl

September 6th -24th

Location: Various locations

This is for the foodies of LA. Don’t miss the 7th annual L.A Times Food Bowl. Our hometown journalistic institution – aka The L.A. Times – has curated a full month of can’t miss events that celebrate the best of the best when it comes to food in L.A. There are 4 culinary events that are happening. A launch party at Lemon Grove on top of The Aster on Sept. 6th where you can taste the best of the food bowl before everyone else. Then the Night Market at Paramount Picture Studios Backlot on Sept. 22nd ,23rd ,and 24th. Unfortunately, the Gold Award Honoree (Park’s BBQ) event and the Restaurant of the Year (Holbox) event are sold out. We told you this is one of the most coveted events in LA. Check out more details on how to snag tickets here.

Yoga & Cocktails at The Hollywood Roosevelt

September 8th-December 17th, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Location: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles

Ladies, spend your Sunday morning on the rooftop of one of the most iconic hotels in Los Angeles working out with a 360 degree view of the city! Fit Girl Club partnered with The Hollywood Roosevelt to create an event where women can get together, connect, and create friendships through fitness. Mats, water, and towels are provided. Cocktails are also included. Tickets and information can be found here.

Jono Pandolfi Goes Hollywood: LA Pop-Up

September 8th-24th, 11:00 am-7:00 pm

Location: Platform LA, 8850 Washington Blvd, Culver City

Are you ready to zuzh up your dinnerware? Look no further because the beloved handmade dinnerware brand is coming to LA! The Jono Pandolfi Pop-Up will host a blow-out seconds sale featuring an enviable array of its dish collections. They were recently featured on the critically acclaimed show “The Bear” as a dinnerware choice for Carmy’s new restaurant. This is a sale you definitely don’t want to miss out on!

Manduka Warehouse Sale & Yoga Class

September 15th – 16th

Location: 2207 Carson St., Suite c3, Carson

Renowned yoga brand, Manduka, is hosting their first warehouse sale since 2019 this month in LA (we’re just as excited as you). With 50-70% off on everything including the brand’s mats that are normally $150, yoga towels, and apparel, you know we’re getting there early to grab all these deals. If you’re in the mood to move your body, they’re also hosting a yoga class @ 8 am on  Saturday before the sale. Reserve your spot here.

GRAMMY Museum x A Night Celebrating Barbie The Album

September 27th, 7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Location: 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles

Dance the Night Away, as the producers of the Barbie AlbumMark Ronson, Kevin Weaver, and Brandon Davis, as well as Music Supervisor George Drakoulias discuss the creative process behind the soundtrack for the record-breaking film. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

LA Tequila Fest

September 9th, 1:30 pm-6:30 pm

Location: LA Center Studios, 450 South Bixel Street, Los Angeles

Calling all tequila lovers! LA Tequila Fest promises to be an incredible event with tequila, food trucks, and fun. It is the one place you can enjoy and explore over 75 award-winning tequila and mezcal brands that make up almost 300 tasting options! Soak up some Cali sun while playing a round of cornhole, giant Jenga, Connect Four, and much more. This is a 21+ event only. You can purchase your ticket here.

Santa Monica’s Largest Dog Festival

September 9th, 12:00 pm-5:00 pm

Location: Main St, Santa Monica (between Ocean Park and Strand)

Calling all dog lovers and pet enthusiasts! Get ready for an extraordinary, not-to-be-missed opportunity at Day of the Dog Festival! There will be an eventful line-up throughout the day, such as a dog soccer tournament, a foam party for dogs, dog races, pool parties, a snaggle tooth showcase, ballpits, a dog fashion show, yoga with adoptable puppies, and more. This event is FREE, however, the Yoga with Puppies is a paid event. More information here.

Open Main Street Festival Series (Santa Monica)

September 9th & 10th, Noon-7 pm

Location: Main St, Santa Monica ( between Pico &  Ocean Park Blvd)

We couldn’t think of a better backdrop for a street-wide block party. The iconic Santa Monica’s Main Street is putting on the ultimate festival series with live music, local vendors, al fresco dining, and free activities for a weekend in August, September, and October. Each month will have its own programming. September will host a huge dog-themed fest where you and the pooch can enjoy some fun activities together, and October will have a pumpkin patch and outdoor movie screening. FREE to get in, check out more info here.

Pickwick Vintage Show

September 9th, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Location: 777 S Alameda Street Los Angele

Calling all vintage lovers! The Pickwick Vintage Show features over 70+ exhibitors from across California, featuring collections of vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories, textiles, findings, and inspiration of all kinds. They are a major source for collectors, connoisseurs, and the design community in search of vintage spanning all eras. Buy your ticket in advance!

Movie Fridays On The Promenade Santa Monica

September 8th, 6:30 pm

Location: 1200 Block of Third Street Promenade (between Arizona & Wilshire) Santa Monica

Downtown Santa Monica has announced monthly outdoor movies on Third Street Promenade every second Friday of the month from September 8 through December 8. The series kicks off in September with a screening of the film Spy Kids, which features Los Angeles native and owner of Trejo’s Tacos, Danny Trejo. In honor of the hometown hero, the first 100 attendees will receive a free taco with a purchase of a taco, courtesy of Trejo’s Tacos. All events include fun photo ops, complimentary popcorn, and a DJ playing music before each film. Guests are encouraged to bring low chairs, pillows, and blankets and enjoy a picnic with family and friends (and dogs too!). You can RSVP here.

PCH Creative Communal

September 17th, 11:00 am-4:00 pm

Location: 6400 Pacific Coast HWY, Long Beach

2nd and PCH is back again with free events such as their Creative Communal. Shop small at this outdoor market offering visitors (and pets!) products from 30+ local makers, kids entertainment, live music, and photo opportunities for all. Be sure to also check out the PCH Movies & Moonlight for the community.

Volunteer for Disney Days

Going on NOW!

If you love kids, love to give back, and love Disneyland ( I mean who doesn’t?) get involved with the non profit Foster Love to help reunite siblings at the happiest place on earth. Foster Love is a great organization that focuses on uplifting the lives of children in foster care all over LA and beyond. During its yearly event – Disney Days– hundreds of siblings separated by their foster care placement will be able to enjoy the day at Disneyland and create a magical moment TOGETHER. There are 3 ways to support this awesome event that’s going on now : 1) Donate, 2) Kickstart your own fundraiser and 3) Volunteer. We couldn’t think of a better event to make you feel good all over. More information here.

Taste of Runway Playa Vista

September 21st, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Location: 12775 West Millennium Los Angeles

Celebrate the end of summer with tasty bites at Runway Playa Vista. Then, order up some specialty drinks from Joliet and sit back and relax on the turf as you enjoy live music with friends and family – Drinks are ordered separately. Some of the restaurants you’ll taste are Sol Cocina, HopDoddy, Superfine Playa, LOQUIN’ice Cream, and more! Get your tickets here.

The Other Art Fair LA

September 21st – 24th

Location: Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica

The Other Art Fair is unlike any other art gallery or art exhibition you’ve  been to. They have original artworks from  independent artists with boundary-pushing yet always-affordable artworks with immersive installations, performances, music, local food & drink and much more! Not to mention the event supports local artists with 49% of the artists exhibiting being based in Los Angeles/SoCal. Grey’s Anatomy star Charles Michael Davis will be showcasing his photography and be on site to meet you! If you’ve never been into art, this is your thing. Plus, there are lots of advantages to being ‘first.’ The opening night on Thursday gives the curious first access to game-changing artists and ‘first dibs’ on their sought-after artworks. Plus, there is free parking AND all Thursday tickets can book free return tickets for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. So why not do something impulsive and at the same time revel in the creativity? More Information here.

Blue Bunny “Glam your Fam” Photoshoot

September 23rd; 10 am-6 pm

Location: The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles

To celebrate the official last day of summer, Blue Bunny, is hosting a complimentary ‘Glam Your Fam’ photoshoot where friends, family, and even furry friends can come out and participate in this nostalgic nineties-themed event. You and the fam can get your picture taken by the one and only Tom Tuong from Tom’s One Hour Photo Lab. Blue Bunny will also hand out free disposable cameras to the first 50 people who arrive and frozen treats will be given out to all who join in on the fun!

Next Night Street Festival

September 23rd; 4 pm – 9 pm

Location: 200 Block of South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills

South Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills will once again host an evening of dynamic live music and family friendly entertainment with the 6th Annual Next Night Street Festival. Festivities include yummy food trucks, art, games and attractions, and a beer and wine garden. Businesses along South Beverly Drive will also be offering unique experiences and promotions throughout the evening, so you’ll have to check them all out. See all the deets here.

It’s a Puppy Party!

September 23rd, 12 pm – 4 pm

Location: 1298 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles

Calling all dog lovers! Echo Park’s Offe Market is having a puppy party and wants your furry friends to attend too. They’re teaming up with pup brands Little Beast and Daisy by Shelby to bring you 30-70% off dog gear including sweaters, leashes, and collars. There will also be complimentary treats for the dogs from Dog is Human.

Sunrise Sunset at Sensorio

September 24th, 4:30 am-7:30 am

Location: 4380 Highway 46 East, Paso Robles

For the first time ever, Sensorio will host a pre-dawn experience that includes yoga, coffee, pastries, and more. During the Sunrise Sunday event, visitors will have full access to all four exhibits of Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio – from the multi-acre walk through a Field of Light to the adjacent Light Towers, as well as the newly added Gone Fishing and Fireflies installations. This breathtaking exhibit is one you do not want to miss. More information can be found here. Spots are limited, so be sure to RSVP to secure your place.

Tokyo City Cup & Japan Family Day

September 30th & October 31st

Location: Santa Anita Park, 285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia

Japan Family Day is back to bring a day of family fun and give you taste of  Japanese culture. Through the years, it has become one of the most popular Japanese family festivals in southern California. Featuring cultural events, demonstrations, and yummy food, there’s something for everyone. Get ready to indulge in the good eats, learn a few traditions, and have some fun. Tickets are only $5.

Dog-Friendly Comedy Show

September 29th 7 pm-9 pm (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Location: Wallis Annenberg PetSpace, 12005 Bluff Creek Dr., Playa Vista

The jokes are back at Wallis Annenberg PetSpace with Can’t Even Comedy’s Stand Up for Pups!  Guests are invited to laugh with their four-legged best friend by their side as incredible comedians take the PetSpace stage for a good cause. Comedians include Doug Benson (Doug Loves Movies, Super High Me), Kazeem Rahman, Subhah Agarwal, David Murphy, alongside host Caitlin Benson and DJ VFRESH, and special guest Michael Monsour (The Righteous Gemstones).

Eco-Consciousness Lands in LA Festival

September 9th-24th, 11:00 am-10:00 pm

Location: 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia

 Earth Edition, A Festival of Eco-Consciousness by Visions 2030, is bringing an immersive arts and culture experience to the California Institute of the Arts aimed to spark a positive conversation around sustainability and shift the tone of climate conversations toward a more optimistic future, grounded in real-world solutions. Visitors will be guided through a series of connected chambers to imagine their desired eco-future. At the end, visitors will have the opportunity to render their dream visions into real images through a custom AI platform, showcased on LED screens in a digital gallery. You can find more information and purchase tickets here.

Boy Smells Sample Sale

September 30th-October 1st

Location: 4510 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles

There’s no better time for a new candle than autumn! Fragrance brand Boy Smells will be holding a sample sale for you to snag a few items to add to your ambiance. Tons of scented candles in 8.5oz, 3oz, and even 27oz Magnum candles from past (and present) limited edition collections will be available. Fragrance, room sprays, body care and Unmentionables apparel will be on sale too. You can expect to see around 50% to 80% off regular prices.

Dreamscape Immersive

Now-December 31st

Location: Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica

Immerse yourself in the beauty of a new storytelling medium. Think VR but better. Dreamscape is giving people the opportunity to step into a story and watch it unfold around them as they explore cinematic worlds, characters, and creatures never before thought possible. You can choose your adventure from an Alien ZooThe Clockwork ForestCurse of the Lost Pearl: A Magic Projector Adventure, or Dreamworks Dragon: Flight Academy. Dreamscape is taking place at Westfield Century City until the end of the year. Book your adventure here.

Sushi by Scratch: Michelin-Starred Pop-Up

Now-October 4th

Location: 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills

Calling all sushi lovers! Are you ready to try a 17-course Nigiri tasting menu? Experience the Michelin-starred group Sushi by Scratch as they take you through their mouthwatering menu. This event is open to both hotel guests and the public. Reservations can be made here.

The FRIENDS Experience

Now-September 17th

Location: 4661 Silva St, Lakewood (Lakewood Center)

Oh. My. God! FRIENDS fans you’re going to love this, can it BE even more perfect? The FRIENDS experience will have interactive set recreations,  like Joey and Chandler’s apartment, Monica and Rachel’s kitchen, and Central Perk, for you to take all the selfies you want. You’ll even get to dance to the theme song in front of the famous TV fountain. Get your tickets here.

Where to Celebrate Labor Day

With Labor Day around the corner, you’re probably thinking about where you’ll spend it and what to do. Don’t stress just yet, because we’ve got a full weekend of fun for you. Check them out below.

Summer Forever Fest at Paséa Hotel and Spa

September 2nd-4th

Location: 21080 CA-1, Huntington Beach

Get ready to celebrate the unofficial end of summer with the second annual Summer Forever Festival at the Paséa Hotel. Bring out your Labor Day white attire to kick off the fest on September 2nd. There will be a Beer Festival at the oceanfront outdoor lawn with live entertainment. On September 3rd sip and splash at the pool party at Ninth Island Pool. Reserve a pool cabana with a bottle of bubbly for you and your crew! Enjoy bites with Bubble Branch at the Treehouse on September 4th. Enjoy an all-out buffet with drink specials, a bloody mary bar, and live entertainment. Reserve your spot today.

Sony Music Beach House

September 4th, 2:00 pm-8:00 pm

Location: TBA

Are you looking for an extravagant event on Labor Day? Why not spend it at the BIGGEST pool party to end summer 2023! Sony Music will be taking over a massive beachfront property in Santa Monica. There will be a boutique music festival that will feature an expansive pool, hot tubs, barbeque, and a rooftop overlooking miles of the California coastline. RSVP here for the location and more details.

Labor Day Market

September 2nd, 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Location: 17877 Von Karman Ave, Irvine

If you’re up for a drive out of the city, drop by the OC Labor Day Market! There will be 50+ small business vendors, drinks, a live DJ, photo-ops, and food. This free event is perfect for a day out with your family and friends. RSVP here.

Long Beach Labor Day Celebration

September 2nd-4th, 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Location: 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

Labor Day weekend in Long Beach offers endless entertainment for everyone. First, there’s the New Blues Festival, where attendees can groove along to different tunes, munch on delicious foods, and enjoy a drink while listening to live performances. Travel to a Grecian village for the Greek Festival, with thrilling activities and delectable food at the annual Greek Festival. This festival includes classic Greek meals and traditional dances. For more information, click here.

Labor Day at La Lo La Rooftop

September 4th, 12:00 pm-8:00 pm

Location: 1260 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles

Get ready to spend Labor Day at DTLA’s newest rooftop sensation, La Lo La, for a Surf & Turf feast 34 stories above Los Angeles. There will be a Specialty Menu from Chef Isaac Gamboa, showcasing the perfect end of summer pairing of seafood and meat, a live DJ from 3:00 pm-8:00 pm, a Surf & Turf Bloody Mary, and a magical view of Los Angeles. Reservations are prioritized but walk-ins are welcomed!

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