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10 Things To Do For This Sunday in L.A. [9-18-2022]

September 18, 2022 by Brian Champlin
Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum. Photo by Christina Champlin.

Dinosaurs, community festivals and free barbecue. Sounds like a pretty good Sunday, right?

Below you’ll find our top three picks for today (September 18) in Los Angeles followed by a bullet list of seven other quick ideas to consider. Hope you enjoy!

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Things To Do For Saturday in Los Angeles

Dino Fest at Natural History Museum -> This Sunday, Dino Fest returns to NHMLA for a day of celebrating the prehistoric giants that once ruled the earth. Expect to see rare specimens from NHM’s permanent collections, partake in hands-on activities, shop dino-themed merch, and more. Tickets go on sale September 8. More info here

Mexican Independence Parade -> On Sunday, the 76th annual East Los Angeles Mexican Independence Parade takes over a 1-mile stretch of Cesar E. Chavez Ave between Mednik and Record, with an adjoining festival popping on Mednik and running south to 1st St. Expect music, entertainment, and plenty of family fun. Parade starts at 10 a.m. and festival activities run 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free to attend. More info here.

Moompetam Festival -> On Saturday and Sunday, the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach celebrates the cultures of local native peoples through a two-day event featuring storytelling, dance, performance, and crafts. Admittance to the festival is included with general admission, which starts at $36.95 for adults. Runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Get more info here.

Seven More Things To Do in L.A. Today

  • 626 Night Market is back in Santa Monica in this fall with a smaller version of their popular Asian-fusion food market.
  • Americana in the Park in Santa Monica continues this Sunday with a free performance by alt-country rockers I See Hawks in L.A.
  • California African American Museum debuts two new exhibitions this weekend: conceptual artist Chloë Bass’s #sky #nofilter: Hindsight for a Future America and multidisciplinary artist Justen LeRoy’s Lay Me Down in Praise.
  • Getty 25 brings a two-day family festival to its museum campus to cap off a summer of free community events.
  • Zombie Joe Underground Theatre Group hosts a Killer Klowns from Outer Space Cosplay Dance Party.
  • Messhall celebrates their 10-year anniversary with a BBQ party featuring free barbecue plates (served till they run out!), cocktail specials, games, raffles and music from DJ Billy Badlove. The fun runs from 5 to 8 p.m.
  • The City of West Hollywood and Classical Theatre Lab team up for a free community performance of Edmond Rostand’s The Romantics, held at Kings Road Park on Sunday at 3 p.m.

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