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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for September 21, 2019

September 21, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Grand Central Market. Photo by Christina Champlin / We Like L.A.

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Saturday, September 21, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [10 a.m.] The 4th annual Dino Fest returns to NHMLA September 21-22 for a weekend long celebration of the prehistoric giants that one ruled the earth.

2. [11 a.m.] Fun Shui: Marketplace for Home Goods takes over Grand Central Market this Saturday for a marketplace with vendors, offering art, vintage items, homemade décor, small house plants, and scented products.

3. [noon] Sponsored by the L.A. Times, the Los Angeles Street Festival is a free two day fest featuring the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Masters a street-style basketball showdown, an open esports Super Smash Bros. tournament, music, food trucks and activities for all ages. FREE

4. [noon] The 4th annual Westchester Arts & Music (WAM) Block Party will feature music, dance, art, garden tours, community organizations, kids activities and more. FREE

5. [3 p.m.]  dublab is throwing a 20th Anniversary Party at Bedrock LA with live performances, DJ sets, sound installations, activations, food trucks, drinks and more.

6. [4 p.m.] Party under a historic Los Angeles bridge when Open-Air Affair: Summer Day Party takes over The Viaduct with performances by Crazy P, Clarian, Heat-Wave DJs and Midnight Lovers DJs.

7. [6 p.m.] Head to the Hollywood Bowl for the beloved annual event Sing-A-Long Sound of Music and prepare to sing your heart out with thousands of fellow fans.

8. [various] Over 10 L.A. County Museums Will Be Free For Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day. Participants include the Japanese American National Museum, the GRAMMY Museum, Autry Museum of the American West, USC Pacific Asia Museum, and more. FREE

9. [various] Eagle Rock Brewery’s Oktoberfest party returns for another year of beer drinking, kraut eating competition and other feats of strength.

10. [various] Hello Kitty Friends Around the World Tour celebrates Hello Kitty’s 45-year anniversary with a multi-room, sensory-rich, brilliant walk-through adventure from September 20 through October 20. The 10,000-square-foot pop-up takes you aboard ‘Hello Kitty Air’ to virtually visit London, Paris, New York, Honolulu, and Tokyo.

#SPONSORED DEAL FOR THE DAY: $25 tix to the I Like Scary Movies Experience (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for September 20, 2019

September 20, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Queen Mary
Exterior of the Queen Mary. Photo by Christina Champlin / We Like L.A.

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Friday, September 20, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [noon] Sponsored by the L.A. Times, the Los Angeles Street Festival is a free two day fest featuring the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Masters a street-style basketball showdown, an open esports Super Smash Bros. tournament, music, food trucks and activities for all ages. FREE

2. [1 p.m.] Photo production company for the stars The Scenario Studio brings their mind-blowing professional sets to Grand Central Market for the public to experience from September 7 through November 4. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

3. [6 p.m.] The Queen Mary Night Market is an outdoor celebration of SoCal’s food and art scene. Guests can dine and shop by the ship at an event featuring dozens of food trucks, vendors, local makers selling jewelry, fashion, and art, and much more.

4. [6 p.m.] Get up close and personal with sharks at the Aquarium of the Pacific during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and view large sharks in an after hours setting. FREE

5. [6 p.m.] Odd Nights At The Autry feature a collection of over 200 vendors, 20 gourmet food trucks, a beer garden, custom handmade treasures and live local bands. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

6. [7 p.m.]  Board the famed Battleship IOWA Museum for free outdoor movie screenings on the ship’s fantail under the night sky. The screenings are free and open to all ages. This Friday they will screen Captain Marvel. FREE

7. [8 p.m.] Don’t Tell Comedy pops up in Venice Beach at a secret location with some of the biggest names in comedy. Performers are kept under wraps and the location will be emailed to all ticket holders. BYOB!

8. [8 p.m.] Head to the Getty Villa for an outdoor performance of The Heal in the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater. Sit in the stunning venue modeled after ancient Greek and Roman theaters and enjoy a new version of Sophocles’ timeless tale. The show runs every Thursday through Saturday from September 6-28. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

9. [various] Creep L.A. presents the fifth installment of HAUS OF CREEP an immersive 75-minute experience that takes guests in a bizarre world where reality and performance art blur in a very dark way. HAUS OF CREEP will run from September 13 through November 3 on all weekends with some weeknights available.

10. [various] Hello Kitty Friends Around the World Tour celebrates Hello Kitty’s 45-year anniversary with a multi-room, sensory-rich, brilliant walk-through adventure from September 20 through October 20. The 10,000-square-foot pop-up takes you aboard ‘Hello Kitty Air’ to virtually visit London, Paris, New York, Honolulu, and Tokyo.

#SPONSORED DEAL FOR THE DAY: Grab your Lederhosen’s and Dirndl’s and join Skyspace for an Oktoberfest Celebration package featuring a Skyslide ride, 2 beer tickets, a commemorative boot mug, games, giveaways and more.

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43 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. [9-20-2019 to 9-22-2019]

September 19, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Natural History Museum
Dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum. Credit: Allie Caufield via flickr cc

Los Angeles provides no limit of things to do, some awesome and some not so awesome. Since time is precious in this fast paced city we curate a list of things to do in Los Angeles for every weekend that’ll help you decide how you want to spend your limited supply of attention (not to mention dollars!).

This weekend in L.A. from Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 22 features The Queen Mary Night Market, Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day, Dino Fest at NHMLA, Oktoberfest at Eagle Rock Brewery, The Barnsdall Art & Craft Fair and MUCH more.

Remember you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.

Hope you find the rundown useful and, as always, enjoy your weekend!


Keep in mind that while we retain complete editorial control of our content, for some of the ticketing options provided we utilize affiliate links and receive a commission if you purchase through our links.


Friday September 20th, 2019

1. The Queen Mary Night Market is an outdoor celebration of SoCal’s food and art scene. Guests can dine and shop by the ship at an event featuring dozens of food trucks, vendors, local makers selling jewelry, fashion, and art, and much more.

2. Hello Kitty Friends Around the World Tour celebrates Hello Kitty’s 45-year anniversary with a multi-room, sensory-rich, brilliant walk-through adventure from September 20 through October 20. The 10,000-square-foot pop-up takes you aboard ‘Hello Kitty Air’ to virtually visit London, Paris, New York, Honolulu, and Tokyo.

3. Get up close and personal with sharks at the Aquarium of the Pacific during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and view large sharks in an after hours setting. FREE

4. Board the famed Battleship IOWA Museum for free outdoor movie screenings on the ship’s fantail under the night sky. The screenings are free and open to all ages. This Friday they will screen Captain Marvel. FREE

5. Creep L.A. presents the fifth installment of HAUS OF CREEP an immersive 75-minute experience that takes guests in a bizarre world where reality and performance art blur in a very dark way. HAUS OF CREEP will run from September 13 through November 3 on all weekends with some weeknights available.

6. Sponsored by the L.A. Times, the Los Angeles Street Festival is a free two day fest featuring the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Masters a street-style basketball showdown, an open esports Super Smash Bros. tournament, music, food trucks and activities for all ages. FREE

7. E.P. & L.P. along with Melrose Rooftop Theatre will host the 2nd annual Art Women Art Week series from September 15 – 21. The weeklong female-forward series is dedicated to highlighting women in the creative arts with a line-up of talks with female entrepreneurs, actors, producers & screenwriters paired with a curated movie screening.

8. Pasadena Greek Fest Taste will have guests enjoying authentic food, live Greek music and dancing in a family friendly setting September 20-22.

9. UNIDENTIFIED LANDED OBJECT (“ULO”) opens at ROW DTLA for an otherworldly experience where an adaptation of the installation Light Leaks by technology artist Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan, Creative Technologist at Google Creative Lab can be experienced. Visitors will be pulled into an optical illusion of millions of flickering reflections that dance off of mirror balls hitting every inch of the space. ULO will run Tuesdays through Sunday until September 28.

10. Don’t Tell Comedy pops up in Venice Beach at a secret location with some of the biggest names in comedy. Performers are kept under wraps and the location will be emailed to all ticket holders. BYOB!

11. Odd Nights At The Autry feature a collection of over 200 vendors, 20 gourmet food trucks, a beer garden, custom handmade treasures and live local bands. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

12. 260LA is hosting a Sandro sample sale September 17-22. Score deals on the French labels mens and women’s ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories .

13. The L.A. County Fair returns to Pomona for an enormous assortment of activities, musical performances, food and beverage offerings, and more. The fair runs Friday through Sunday and Labor Day through September 23. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

14. Photo production company for the stars The Scenario Studio brings their mind-blowing professional sets to Grand Central Market for the public to experience from September 7 through November 4. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

Saturday September 21st, 2019

15. Over 10 L.A. County Museums Will Be Free For Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day. Participants include the Japanese American National Museum, the GRAMMY Museum, Autry Museum of the American West, USC Pacific Asia Museum, and more. FREE

16. The 4th annual Dino Fest returns to NHMLA September 21-22 for a weekend long celebration of the prehistoric giants that one ruled the earth.

17. Head to the Hollywood Bowl for the beloved annual event Sing-A-Long Sound of Music and prepare to sing your heart out with thousands of fellow fans.

18. Party under a historic Los Angeles bridge when Open-Air Affair: Summer Day Party takes over The Viaduct with performances by Crazy P, Clarian, Heat-Wave DJs and Midnight Lovers DJs.

19. Want to celebrate Halloween early? Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights has been spooking crowds for over 25 years, the park employs the industry’s best special effects to bring pop cultures most famous movies and shows to life. Mazes include Stranger Things, Walking Dead and the new Ghostbusters experience.

20. dublab is throwing a 20th Anniversary Party at Bedrock LA with live performances, DJ sets, sound installations, activations, food trucks, drinks and more.

21. Descanso Gardens new concert series SILENCE presents experimental popular and classical new musical performances at specific sites within Descanso’s collection of horticulture. The series continues with artist Suzanne Ciani. Mia Barcia-Colombo, Yuri Inoo, Cristina Montes Mateo, Vicki Ray, and Diana Wade perform Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s In the Light of Air.

22. Fun Shui: Marketplace for Home Goods takes over Grand Central Market this Saturday for a marketplace with vendors, offering art, vintage items, homemade décor, small house plants, and scented products.

23. The 4th annual Westchester Arts & Music (WAM) Block Party will feature music, dance, art, garden tours, community organizations, kids activities and more. FREE

24. Head to the Getty Villa for an outdoor performance of The Heal in the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater. Sit in the stunning venue modeled after ancient Greek and Roman theaters and enjoy a new version of Sophocles’ timeless tale. The show runs every Thursday through Saturday from September 6-28. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

25. Eagle Rock Brewery’s Oktoberfest party returns for another year of beer drinking, kraut eating competition and other feats of strength.

26. L.A. Chocolate, Wine & Spirits Festival will bring a tasting experience of artisan chocolate, wine and spirits from around the globe. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

27. Olga Pericet comes to the Ford Theatres for a one-night-only flamenco performance that blends tradition with contemporary vision. Featuring award-winning flamenco dancer Olga Pericet audiences will be dazzled by the art of dance, right under the stars of one of LA’s best amphitheaters. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

28. Drunken Devil presents its signature immersive dining experience, To Live and Di(n)e in LA, this weekend. Guests will get the chance to sit down with the ghosts of infamous Los Angeles true crime figures including Charles Manson, Elizabeth Short, and Richard Ramirez, as you indulge in a decadent, four-course meal.

29. The Los Angeles LGBT Center celebrates its 50th anniversary with a star-studded show at the beautiful Greek Theatre this Saturday featuring Sia, Rufus Wainwright, Lily Tomlin and Jane, Kathy Griffin, Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown and Bobby Berk and more.

30. Spook Show’s Biz-aar! a gathering of spook enthusiast conjured up by Halloween Club is a free bazaar showcasing the best of the macabre through vendors, artists, collectors, spook masters and more. Happening at the Halloween Club La Mirada location.

31. Street Food Cinema returns this weekend with two screening events. Selena and Rocketman will both play at different popular Los Angeles locations. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

32. Cafe Gratitude, Eat Drink Vegan and LA Taco present the 4th Annual LA’s Best Vegan Tacos this Saturday at One Santa Fe in the DTLA Arts District.

33. September 21 is National Batman Day and Golden Apple Comics is passing out free Batman comix and other giveaways while supplies last plus %25 off any comic with Batman in it.

34. Knott’s Scary Farm is back with their signature haunted attractions, mazes and thousands of monsters ready to scare the living day light out of you and your crew.

35. The 4th annual Nerdbot-Con is returning to the Pasadena Convention Center for a day of cosplay, nerd, gamer and superhero appreciation.

Sunday September 22nd, 2019

36. The Barnsdall Art & Craft Fair supports local artists and provide a personable gift shopping experience to the public. This is a free, kid-friendly event showcasing diverse works from the Art Center students and faculty; this includes handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, cards, prints, paintings, drawings, and photography.

37.The Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round will be hosting a Roaring Twenties Speakeasy Party with a Vintage Cirque Sideshow. There will be a talented cast of eccentric performers along with other DJ entertainment and live music by Holy Crow Jazz Band. Other highlights include merry-go-round rides, strolling performers, cirque games, dance exhibitions, and more.

38. Japan House host Movie & Bites a combined screening and culinary event featuring a discussion, a screening of the acclaimed Japanese film “The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice” (1952) by legendary filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu and bites of salmon ochazuke plus popcorn during the screening.

39. Challenge yourself with a 75-minute yoga class while enjoying views of the DTLA skyline during Flow + Flavor: Rooftop Yoga at Smorgasburg x ROW DTLA.

40. Milk Bar Los Angeles turns one and they are throwing a Birthday Party this Sunday with a block party from noon to 3 p.m. with music, tasty sundaes, crafts and an impromptu truffle party.

41. dublab spins tunes at Grand Park’s Sunday Sessions, a free outdoor dance party on the park’s Performance Lawn. FREE

42. Tim Burton dazzled us with “The Nightmare Before Christmas” 26 years ago and from September 12 through 25 The El Capitan in Hollywood will screen the beloved movie in 3D with interactive 4D sensory effects. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

43. The first-ever Museum of Weed is a 30,000 square foot space of ‘higher learning’ presented by WeedMaps aims to provide insight and history into marijuana through interactive exhibits, Instagram-friendly art installations and a bevy of historical artifacts. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday now till September 29. Admission starts at $35.

Food Pick for the Week

This week’s pick by Christina Champlin, Co-Founder of We Like L.A.

Tabula Rasa Bar turns three this week and they are doing it big all weekend long. What once was a new hip bar located in Thai Town known for its curated beer and wine plus one tasty Cuban sandwich, has now grown into a beloved neighborhood bar featuring some of the best food pop-ups in Los Angeles.

The official Three-Year Anniversary Party happens on Friday and will feature free tray passed bites from 3 to about 8 p.m. plus live jazz with Katin Burns from 6 to 9 p.m. and DJ Taylor Tosh from 9 p.m. till late. Champagne specials will be offered all night.

Then on Saturday free tray passed bites will happen once again from 3 p.m. to about 8 p.m. plus live jazz with Blair Sinta Trio from 6 to 9 p.m. and DJ Third Culture Kid from 9 p.m. till late with drink specials being offered all night long.

For the Sunday finale owner Zach Negin and friends will throw a free neighborhood BBQ from 2 to 6 p.m. with a MacLeod Brewery Tap Takeover and music by Jazzaholics from 6 to 9 p.m.

Tabula Rasa Bar is located at 5125 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027


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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for September 19, 2019

September 19, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Japanese American Museum in Little Tokyo
Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Thursday, September 19, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [1 p.m.] Photo production company for the stars The Scenario Studio brings their mind-blowing professional sets to Grand Central Market for the public to experience from September 7 through November 4. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

2. [6 p.m.] On Thursday Old Town Pasadena hosts WinePas, a foodie crawl with wine and gourmet food tastings paired with retail therapy all to raise funds for Pasadena Educational Foundation.

3. [7 p.m.] LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes hosts Plática: The Placemakers and Placemaking: The Story of a Los Angeles Community a free conversation examining decades of placemaking, community formation, and gentrification in the multiethnic Los Angeles community of Echo Park. FREE

4. [7 p.m.] Thursdays are 80’s night at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. Spooking crowds for over 25 years, the park employs the industry’s best special effects to bring pop cultures most famous movies and shows to life. Mazes include Stranger Things, Walking Dead and the new Ghostbusters experience.

5. [7:30 p.m.] E.P. & L.P. along with Melrose Rooftop Theatre will host the 2nd annual Art Women Art Week series from September 15 – 21. The weeklong female-forward series is dedicated to highlighting women in the creative arts with a line-up of talks with female entrepreneurs, actors, producers & screenwriters paired with a curated movie screening.

6. [8 p.m.] Head to the Getty Villa for an outdoor performance of The Heal in the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater. Sit in the stunning venue modeled after ancient Greek and Roman theaters and enjoy a new version of Sophocles’ timeless tale. The show runs every Thursday through Saturday from September 6-28. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

7. [9 p.m.] Every first and third Thursday of the month Brennan’s in Marina Del Rey hosts their famous turtle races. Since 1974, this tradition brings these little speedsters out of their sanctuary (located in the bar) for an exciting game that support charities. Race starts at 9 p.m.

8. [various] Creep L.A. presents the fifth installment of HAUS OF CREEP an immersive 75-minute experience that takes guests in a bizarre world where reality and performance art blur in a very dark way. HAUS OF CREEP will run from September 13 through November 3 on all weekends with some weeknights available.

9. [various] UNIDENTIFIED LANDED OBJECT (“ULO”) opens at ROW DTLA for an otherworldly experience where an adaptation of the installation Light Leaks by technology artist Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan, Creative Technologist at Google Creative Lab can be experienced. Visitors will be pulled into an optical illusion of millions of flickering reflections that dance off of mirror balls hitting every inch of the space. ULO will run Tuesdays through Sunday until September 28.

10. [various] Free museum daysJapanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.), MOCA Grand (from 5 to 8 p.m.), Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.), Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.) and USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.) FREE

#SPONSORED DEAL FOR THE DAY: $12.50 tix to the L.A. County Fair (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for September 18, 2019

September 18, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Hammer Museum Courtyard
Hammer Museum Courtyard. Photo Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [1 p.m.] Photo production company for the stars The Scenario Studio brings their mind-blowing professional sets to Grand Central Market for the public to experience from September 7 through November 4. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

2. [6 p.m.] FLIX at FIG screens Selena at FIGat7th in DTLA. The free movie screenings happen every third Wednesday of the month. A live DJ and happy hour kicks off the night at 6 p.m. and the film begins at 7 p.m. FREE

3. [6 p.m.] Lunetta in Santa Monica will host an AYCE paella party that features pinchos (a.k.a. Spanish appetizers), house-made white sangria, sweets and a Basque country favorite, the Parakeet cocktail made with Pastis and Creme de menthe and Cava white wine spritzers. Reservations are highly recommended.

4. [7 p.m.] The Super Serious Show is a comedy event produced by CleftClips featuring both established and up-and-coming talent performing an array of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. Happening at The Virgil.

5. [7 p.m.] Twilight Concerts returns every Wednesday from August 21 to September 25 for free music performances on the Santa Monica Pier. This week Methyl Ethel, Lila Gold and Lisa Richards will perform. FREE

6. [7:30 p.m.] E.P. & L.P. along with Melrose Rooftop Theatre will host the 2nd annual Art Women Art Week series from September 15 – 21. The weeklong female-forward series is dedicated to highlighting women in the creative arts with a line-up of talks with female entrepreneurs, actors, producers & screenwriters paired with a curated movie screening.

7. [7:30 p.m.] There’s an evening screening of Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am at The Hammer. The documentary follows the acclaimed author from her childhood, to book tours with Muhammad Ali and beyond as she explores topics of race, history, America, and the human condition. FREE

8. [8 p.m.] RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq The World Tour takes over the Orpheum Theatre with an all new production featuring Mission Leader Asia O’Hara on a journey to save the universe with the help of a group of intergalactic queens including Detox, Naomi Smalls, Plastique, Violet Chachki and Yvie Oddly.

9. [various] UNIDENTIFIED LANDED OBJECT (“ULO”) opens at ROW DTLA for an otherworldly experience where an adaptation of the installation Light Leaks by technology artist Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan, Creative Technologist at Google Creative Lab can be experienced. Visitors will be pulled into an optical illusion of millions of flickering reflections that dance off of mirror balls hitting every inch of the space. ULO will run Tuesdays through Sunday until September 28.

10. [various] Tim Burton dazzled us with “The Nightmare Before Christmas” 26 years ago and from September 12 through 25 The El Capitan in Hollywood will screen the beloved movie in 3D with interactive 4D sensory effects. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

#SPONSORED DEAL FOR THE DAY: $12.50 tix to the L.A. County Fair (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for September 17, 2019

September 17, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
L.A. County Arboretum
L.A. County Arboretum. Credit to Chris M. Morris via flickr cc

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Keep in mind for some of the ticketing options we utilize affil®iate links and receive a commission if you purchase through our links (affiliates noted in parenthesis).

1. [10 a.m.] 260LA is hosting a Sandro sample sale September 17-22. Score deals on the French labels mens and women’s ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories .

2. [noon] Burger maestro Chris Kronner (Oakland’s KronnerBurger) comes to SoCal for a special pop-up at Alcove in Los Feliz on Tuesday. A three-item KronnerBurger menu will be paired with Deep Eddy Vodka cocktail specials.

3. [1 p.m.] Photo production company for the stars The Scenario Studio brings their mind-blowing professional sets to Grand Central Market for the public to experience from September 7 through November 4. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

4. [5 p.m.]The Santa Monica Conservancy will host an open house at the Preservation Resource Center during Food Truck Tuesday happening at the California Heritage Museum lot. During the event conservancy docents will offer free tours of the 1897 Shotgun House, the last intact one in Santa Monica.

5. [6 p.m.] Two Bit Circus is hosting a Beta Night allowing guests to play and test out new games for free, all they want is your feedback in exchange. FREE

6. [6 p.m.] Head to Golden Road Brewery for Drag Queen Bingo inside the illusive Chloe’s Speakeasy.

7. [7:30 p.m.] E.P. & L.P. along with Melrose Rooftop Theatre will host the 2nd annual Art Women Art Week series from September 15 – 21. The weeklong female-forward series is dedicated to highlighting women in the creative arts with a line-up of talks with female entrepreneurs, actors, producers & screenwriters paired with a curated movie screening.

8. [various] Free museum daysSouth Coast Botanic GardenDescanso GardensLa Brea Tarpits Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art

9. [various] UNIDENTIFIED LANDED OBJECT (“ULO”) opens at ROW DTLA for an otherworldly experience where an adaptation of the installation Light Leaks by technology artist Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan, Creative Technologist at Google Creative Lab can be experienced. Visitors will be pulled into an optical illusion of millions of flickering reflections that dance off of mirror balls hitting every inch of the space. ULO will run Tuesdays through Sunday until September 28.

10. [various] Tim Burton dazzled us with “The Nightmare Before Christmas” 26 years ago and from September 12 through 25 The El Capitan in Hollywood will screen the beloved movie in 3D with interactive 4D sensory effects. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

#SPONSORED DEAL FOR THE DAY: $12.50 tix to the L.A. County Fair (via Goldstar)

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37 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [9-16-19 to 9-20-19]

September 16, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Santa Monica Twilight Concert Series
Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Series from 2013. Credit: T. Tseng via flickr

Every week in Los Angeles there are tons of great things to do (even before the weekend gets started) that we think you ought to have on your radar. With that in mind, we put together a list every Monday through Friday morning to keep you in the know about what’s happening in the city you love (or maybe just like).

This week, from Monday, September 16 to Friday, September 20, features  Art Women Art Week, Beta Night at Two Bit Circus, 80’s night at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, The Queen Mary Night Market, Hello Kitty Friends Around the World Tour and MUCH more.

Remember you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.

Hope you find the rundown useful and, as always, enjoy your week!


Keep in mind that while we retain complete editorial control of our content, for some of the ticketing options provided we utilize affiliate links and receive a commission if you purchase through our links.

Monday September 16th, 2019

1. E.P. & L.P. along with Melrose Rooftop Theatre will host the 2nd annual Art Women Art Week series from September 15 – 21. The weeklong female-forward series is dedicated to highlighting women in the creative arts with a line-up of talks with female entrepreneurs, actors, producers & screenwriters paired with a curated movie screening.

2. It’s Monday Night Trivia at Imperial Western located inside Union Station.

3. Tim Burton dazzled us with “The Nightmare Before Christmas” 26 years ago and from September 12 through 25 The El Capitan in Hollywood will screen the beloved movie in 3D with interactive 4D sensory effects. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

4. Astronomy on Tap hosted by Caltech Astronomy happens once a month at Der Wolf in Pasadena. Professionals will give informal talks about a variety of topics while enjoying German beers with the public.

5. Photo production company for the stars The Scenario Studio brings their mind-blowing professional sets to Grand Central Market for the public to experience from September 7 through November 4. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

Tuesday September 17th, 2019

6. Two Bit Circus is hosting a Beta Night allowing guests to play and test out new games for free, all they want is your feedback in exchange. FREE

7. Outdoor Voices, ROW DTLA, and OLIPOP team up to host evening wellness gatherings for the month. This Tuesday head to ROW DTLA Building 1 Rooftop for a mat pilates work out led by Coreology followed by activations by The Things We Do & beverages from OLIPOP. RSVP is mandatory. FREE

8. Head to Golden Road Brewery for Drag Queen Bingo inside the illusive Chloe’s Speakeasy.

9. UNIDENTIFIED LANDED OBJECT (“ULO”) opens at ROW DTLA for an otherworldly experience where an adaptation of the installation Light Leaks by technology artist Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan, Creative Technologist at Google Creative Lab can be experienced. Visitors will be pulled into an optical illusion of millions of flickering reflections that dance off of mirror balls hitting every inch of the space. ULO will run Tuesdays through Sunday until September 28.

10. The Santa Monica Conservancy will host an open house at the Preservation Resource Center during Food Truck Tuesday happening at the California Heritage Museum lot. During the event conservancy docents will offer free tours of the 1897 Shotgun House, the last intact one in Santa Monica.

11. 260LA is hosting a Sandro sample sale September 17-22. Score deals on the French labels mens and women’s ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories .

12. Free museum days: South Coast Botanic GardenDescanso Gardens, La Brea Tarpits Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Wednesday September 18th, 2019

13. Twilight Concerts returns every Wednesday from August 21 to September 25 for free music performances on the Santa Monica Pier. This week Methyl Ethel, Lila Gold and Lisa Richards will perform. FREE

14. There’s an evening screening of Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am at The Hammer. The documentary follows the acclaimed author from her childhood, to book tours with Muhammad Ali and beyond as she explores topics of race, history, America, and the human condition. FREE

15. The Super Serious Show is a comedy event produced by CleftClips featuring both established and up-and-coming talent performing an array of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. Happening at The Virgil.

16. Lunetta in Santa Monica will host an AYCE paella party that features pinchos (a.k.a. Spanish appetizers), house-made white sangria, sweets and a Basque country favorite, the Parakeet cocktail made with Pastis and Creme de menthe and Cava white wine spritzers. Reservations are highly recommended.

17. RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq The World Tour takes over the Orpheum Theatre with an all new production featuring Mission Leader Asia O’Hara on a journey to save the universe with the help of a group of intergalactic queens including Detox, Naomi Smalls, Plastique, Violet Chachki and Yvie Oddly.

18. FLIX at FIG screens Selena at FIGat7th in DTLA. The free movie screenings happen every third Wednesday of the month. A live DJ and happy hour kicks off the night at 6 p.m. and the film begins at 7 p.m. FREE

19. There’s a The Office trivia night at Angel City Brewery this Wednesday. Free to play.

20. The first-ever Museum of Weed is a 30,000 square foot space of ‘higher learning’ presented by WeedMaps aims to provide insight and history into marijuana through interactive exhibits, Instagram-friendly art installations and a bevy of historical artifacts. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday now till September 29. Admission starts at $35.

Thursday September 19th, 2019

21. Creep L.A. presents the fifth installment of HAUS OF CREEP an immersive 75-minute experience that takes guests in a bizarre world where reality and performance art blur in a very dark way. HAUS OF CREEP will run from September 13 through November 3 on all weekends with some weeknights available.

22. Thursdays are 80’s night at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. Spooking crowds for over 25 years, the park employs the industry’s best special effects to bring pop cultures most famous movies and shows to life. Mazes include Stranger Things, Walking Dead and the new Ghostbusters experience.

23. Head to the Getty Villa for an outdoor performance of The Heal in the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater. Sit in the stunning venue modeled after ancient Greek and Roman theaters and enjoy a new version of Sophocles’ timeless tale. The show runs every Thursday through Saturday from September 6-28. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

24. LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes hosts Plática: The Placemakers and Placemaking: The Story of a Los Angeles Community a free conversation examining decades of placemaking, community formation, and gentrification in the multiethnic Los Angeles community of Echo Park. FREE

25. on Thursday Old Town Pasadena hosts WinePas, a foodie crawl with wine and gourmet food tastings paired with retail therapy all to raise funds for Pasadena Educational Foundation.

26. Every first and third Thursday of the month Brennan’s in Marina Del Rey hosts their famous turtle races. Since 1974, this tradition brings these little speedsters out of their sanctuary (located in the bar) for an exciting game that support charities. Race starts at 9 p.m.

27. Knott’s Scary Farm is back with their signature haunted attractions, mazes and thousands of monsters ready to scare the living day light out of you and your crew.

28. Free museum days: Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.), MOCA Grand (from 5 to 8 p.m.), Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.), Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.) and USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

Friday September 20th, 2019

29. The Queen Mary Night Market is an outdoor celebration of SoCal’s food and art scene. Guests can dine and shop by the ship at an event featuring dozens of food trucks, vendors, local makers selling jewelry, fashion, and art, and much more.

30. Hello Kitty Friends Around the World Tour celebrates Hello Kitty’s 45-year anniversary with a multi-room, sensory-rich, brilliant walk-through adventure from September 20 through October 20. The 10,000-square-foot pop-up takes you aboard ‘Hello Kitty Air’ to virtually visit London, Paris, New York, Honolulu, and Tokyo.

31. Get up close and personal with sharks at the Aquarium of the Pacific during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and view large sharks in an after hours setting. FREE

32. Board the famed Battleship IOWA Museum for free outdoor movie screenings on the ship’s fantail under the night sky. The screenings are free and open to all ages. This Friday they will screen Captain Marvel. FREE

33. Sponsored by the L.A. Times, the Los Angeles Street Festival is a free two day fest featuring the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Masters a street-style basketball showdown, an open esports Super Smash Bros. tournament, music, food trucks and activities for all ages. FREE

34. Pasadena Greek Fest Taste will have guests enjoying authentic food, live Greek music and dancing in a family friendly setting September 20-22.

35. Odd Nights At The Autry feature a collection of over 200 vendors, 20 gourmet food trucks, a beer garden, custom handmade treasures and live local bands. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

36. The L.A. County Fair returns to Pomona for an enormous assortment of activities, musical performances, food and beverage offerings, and more. The fair runs Friday through Sunday and Labor Day through September 23. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

37. Don’t Tell Comedy pops up in Venice Beach at a secret location with some of the biggest names in comedy. Performers are kept under wraps and the location will be emailed to all ticket holders. BYOB!

Food Pick for the Week

This week’s pick by Christina Champlin, Co-Founder of We Like L.A.

Haute Mess is a new casual dining spot in the Fairfax District that doubles as a tightly curated European market. Their Sandwich Bar is not to be missed. Read all about their spectacularly-baked French baguettes and tasty sandos in our story here.


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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for September 16, 2019

September 16, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Griffith Park view from Mt. Hollywood
From Mt. Hollwood. Photo by Vahe Martirosyan via flickr cc

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Monday, September 16, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [1 p.m.] Photo production company for the stars The Scenario Studio brings their mind-blowing professional sets to Grand Central Market for the public to experience from September 7 through November 4. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

2. [2 p.m.] Monday Matinees: Fast Times at Ridgemont High in 35mm at the New Beverly Cinema.

3. [5 p.m.] Classic Anime Festival hosted by Azure Lorica at the Sunland Tujunga Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. FREE

4. [7 p.m.] It’s Monday Night Trivia at Imperial Western located inside Union Station.

5. [7:30 p.m.] E.P. & L.P. along with Melrose Rooftop Theatre will host the 2nd annual Art Women Art Week series from September 15 – 21. The weeklong female-forward series is dedicated to highlighting women in the creative arts with a line-up of talks with female entrepreneurs, actors, producers & screenwriters paired with a curated movie screening.

6. [7:30 p.m.] Astronomy on Tap hosted by Caltech Astronomy happens once a month at Der Wolf in Pasadena. Professionals will give informal talks about a variety of topics while enjoying German beers with the public.

7. [8 p.m.] An Evening with Ben Folds in conversation at The Regent Theater.

8. [8 p.m.] An Evening with Malcolm Gladwell presented by Live Talks Los Angeles at the Robert Frost Auditorium in Culver City.

9. [8:30 p.m.] In the Weeds: Industry DJ Night at the Ace Hotel Rooftop Bar.

10. [various] Tim Burton dazzled us with “The Nightmare Before Christmas” 26 years ago and from September 12 through 25 The El Capitan in Hollywood will screen the beloved movie in 3D with interactive 4D sensory effects. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

#SPONSORED DEAL FOR THE DAY: $12.50 tix to the L.A. County Fair (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for September 15, 2019

September 15, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Photo via Smorgasburg

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Sunday, September 15, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [10 a.m.] Two miles of Santa Monica streets will be closed for the 4th Annual COAST Open Streets where the public will be invited to bike, skate, run, and walk freely and safely. There will be roaming musicians, hands-on activities, and free artist-led workshops where attendees can create and decorate costumes. FREE

2. [10 a.m.] The 73rd annual East Los Angeles Mexican Independence Day Parade and celebration will take over Cesar E. Chávez Ave. starting at Mednik St. and ending at Record Ave. There will be live music, food, vendors and more. FREE

3. [10 a.m.] Massive foodie market Smorgasburg LA in Downtown Los Angeles is open every Sunday and brings a massive roster of indie food pop ups, merchandise vendors and more at ROW DTLA. This weekend they’ll host the LA Record Fair, curated by Beat Swap Meet where over 10,000 items like vintage vinyl, vintage t-shirts, cassettes and CDs will be for sale.

4. [11 a.m.] Get ready to scream, be amazed or simply turn away because Son of Monsterpalooza is coming just in time for Halloween with makeup demos, panels, and more happening September 13-15.

5. [noon] The Family Style Food Fest, presented by DoorDash and The Hundreds brings one of a kind dishes, prominent streetwear brands and performance artists together for a festival this Sunday.

6. [noon] México’s quest for independence launched on September 16, 1810. In remembrance, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes will host a family day with live entertainment and culinary, garden, and art workshops. FREE

7. [noon] Amazon’s Treasure Truck Hosts “Downton Abbey” Grand High Tea Experience. FREE

8. [noon] The first-ever Museum of Weed is a 30,000 square foot space of ‘higher learning’ presented by WeedMaps aims to provide insight and history into marijuana through interactive exhibits, Instagram-friendly art installations and a bevy of historical artifacts. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday now till September 29. Admission starts at $35.

9. [various] PaleyFest returns to the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills September 5-15 with panels and screenings of the most hotly anticipated new fall TV shows. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

10. [various] UNIDENTIFIED LANDED OBJECT (“ULO”) opens at ROW DTLA for an otherworldly experience where an adaptation of the installation Light Leaks by technology artist Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan, Creative Technologist at Google Creative Lab can be experienced. Visitors will be pulled into an optical illusion of millions of flickering reflections that dance off of mirror balls hitting every inch of the space. ULO will run Tuesdays through Sunday until September 28.

#SPONSORED DEAL FOR THE DAY: $12.50 tix to the L.A. County Fair (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for September 14, 2019

September 14, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Image via The Queen Mary

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Saturday, September 14, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [11 a.m.] The Queen Mary is hosting an entire afternoon of dog-friendly fun called Doggie Paradise. Let your pooch play in splash pools, a canine crafts station, a bark-filled ball pit, paw painting, and more. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

2. [11 a.m.] Get ready to scream, be amazed or simply turn away because Son of Monsterpalooza is coming just in time for Halloween with makeup demos, panels, and more happening September 13-15.

3. [noon] The 17th annual TARFEST music and arts festival welcomes guests of all ages to explore art installations, live painting, DJ’s, food trucks and more at the LA Brea Tar Pits. FREE

4. [3 p.m.] The Open Arts & Music Festival is a free festival that attracts over 10,000 people to foster community pride, teach new skills, strengthen relationships across the city while celebrating art and music. This year’s festival takes place at the Alex Theatre in Glendale and features an arts market, free workshops, live music, a beer garden and food, public art installations, a Kid Zone, and a VIP lounge. FREE

5. [4 p.m.] Off The Hook Seafood Fest returns for its fifth year for a foodie fundraising event celebrating sea creatures, chefs, fisherman, ecosystems, and a desire to preserve our world’s oceans.

6. [4 p.m.] The 18th Annual Claremont Village Wine Walk returns to Claremont Village on Saturday inviting attendees to sip wine and sample food at over 30 village stores.

7. [5 p.m.] 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica host An Evening of Art and Celebration at 18th Street. The night will begin with artists open studios, then a screening of Video in Site: The Road Film, curated by Paul Pescador and Maura Brewer and end with additional screenings celebrating 40 Years of think tank EZTV. FREE

8. [5 p.m.] Grand Park + Outfest Present PROUD Picnic + Movie Night returns for its fourth year of a picnic and outdoor movie screening in celebration of diverse voices in film. This free event offers a showcase of short films from the Outfest Fusion Festival along with full-length presentations. Guests can arrive early to DJ’s, food trucks, and the park’s popular splash pad and playground. FREE

9. [5 p.m.] 81st Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival in Chinatown celebrates the full harvest moon with traditional Chinese cultural demonstrations, local music, food, shopping, a mooncake demo, mooncake sampling, a peek at the full moon through telescopes and much more. FREE

10. [6 p.m.] Ex Hex performs at the Getty Center Courtyard as part of the museum’s Off the 405 summer concert seriesFREE

#SPONSORED DEAL FOR THE DAY: $12.50 tix to the L.A. County Fair (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for September 13, 2019

September 13, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Hollywood Bowl fireworks
Image via LA Phil / Hollywood Bowl

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Friday, September 13, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [noon] The first-ever Museum of Weed is a 30,000 square foot space of ‘higher learning’ presented by WeedMaps aims to provide insight and history into marijuana through interactive exhibits, Instagram-friendly art installations and a bevy of historical artifacts. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday now till September 29. Admission starts at $35.

2. [1 p.m.] Photo production company for the stars The Scenario Studio brings their mind-blowing professional sets to Grand Central Market for the public to experience from September 7 through November 4. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

3. [6 p.m.] Spend Friday The 13th at Scum and Villainy Cantina and kick off Halloween season with horror trivia, themed drinks and more. Costumes are encouraged. No cover!

4. [6 p.m.]   LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Downtown Los Angeles continues their Summer of Salsa concert series this Friday. Dance to the sounds of some of the city’s best salsa and Cuban bands one Friday evening each month through summer. FREE

5. [6 p.m.] Get ready to scream, be amazed or simply turn away because Son of Monsterpalooza is coming just in time for Halloween with makeup demos, panels, and more happening September 13-15.

6. [6 p.m.] Enjoy an evening of music when Jazz at LACMA returns for their weekly free performances in the courtyard from 6 to 8 p.m. FREE

7. [8 p.m.] Head to the Getty Villa for an outdoor performance of The Heal in the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater. Sit in the stunning venue modeled after ancient Greek and Roman theaters and enjoy a new version of Sophocles’ timeless tale. The show runs every Thursday through Saturday from September 6-28. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

8. [8 p.m.] Earth, Wind & Fire lights up the stage of The Hollywood Bowl this Friday and Saturday with a funkified show with a firework finale.

9. [various] Enjoy an interactive Friday night dinner at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck during their special Mid-Autumn Festival. The celebration showcases the culinary talents of the Wolfgang Puck family with chefs from Spago, CUT, Hotel Bel-Air, and WP24 by Wolfgang Puck joining together for the evening to host guests at a variety of food stations spaced throughout the restaurant. Highlights include whole roasted Korean spiced Sonoma lamb, ricotta gnocchi, black sesame egg tarts and moon cakes. There are three ticketing options to choose from, depending on the package, a ticket can cost $69, $99 or $149. Purchase your ticket here.

10. [various] PaleyFest returns to the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills September 5-15 with panels and screenings of the most hotly anticipated new fall TV shows. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

#SPONSORED DEAL FOR THE DAY: $12.50 tix to the L.A. County Fair (via Goldstar)

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38 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. [9-13-2019 to 9-15-2019]

September 12, 2019 by We Like L.A. Staff
Image via Grand Park / The Music Center

Los Angeles provides no limit of things to do, some awesome and some not so awesome. Since time is precious in this fast paced city we curate a list of things to do in Los Angeles for every weekend that’ll help you decide how you want to spend your limited supply of attention (not to mention dollars!).

This weekend in L.A. from Friday, September 13 to Sunday, September 15 features Grand Park + Outfest Present PROUD Picnic + Movie Night, TARFEST, Doggie Paradise at The Queen Mary, Mid-Autumn Moon Festival in Chinatown, COAST Open Streets in Santa Monica and MUCH more.

Remember you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.

Hope you find the rundown useful and, as always, enjoy your weekend!


Keep in mind that while we retain complete editorial control of our content, for some of the ticketing options provided we utilize affiliate links and receive a commission if you purchase through our links.


Friday September 13th, 2019

1. Get ready to scream, be amazed or simply turn away because Son of Monsterpalooza is coming just in time for Halloween with makeup demos, panels, and more happening September 13-15.

2. LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Downtown Los Angeles continues their Summer of Salsa concert series this Friday. Dance to the sounds of some of the city’s best salsa and Cuban bands one Friday evening each month through summer. FREE

3. Spend Friday The 13th at Scum and Villainy Cantina and kick off Halloween season with horror trivia, themed drinks and more. Costumes are encouraged. No cover!

4. Earth, Wind & Fire lights up the stage of The Hollywood Bowl this Friday and Saturday with a funkified show with a firework finale.

5. Head to the Getty Villa for an outdoor performance of The Heal in the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater. Sit in the stunning venue modeled after ancient Greek and Roman theaters and enjoy a new version of Sophocles’ timeless tale. The show runs every Thursday through Saturday from September 6-28. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

6. Enjoy an interactive Friday night dinner at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck during their special Mid-Autumn Festival. The celebration showcases the culinary talents of the Wolfgang Puck family with chefs from Spago, CUT, Hotel Bel-Air, and WP24 by Wolfgang Puck joining together for the evening to host guests at a variety of food stations spaced throughout the restaurant. Highlights include whole roasted Korean spiced Sonoma lamb, ricotta gnocchi, black sesame egg tarts and moon cakes. There are three ticketing options to choose from, depending on the package, a ticket can cost $69, $99 or $149. Purchase your ticket here.

3. PaleyFest returns to the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills September 5-15 with panels and screenings of the most hotly anticipated new fall TV shows. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

7. The L.A. County Fair returns to Pomona for an enormous assortment of activities, musical performances, food and beverage offerings, and more. The fair runs Friday through Sunday and Labor Day through September 23. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

8. Enjoy an evening of music when Jazz at LACMA returns for their weekly free performances in the courtyard from 6 to 8 p.m. FREE

Saturday September 14th, 2019

9. Grand Park + Outfest Present PROUD Picnic + Movie Night returns for its fourth year of a picnic and outdoor movie screening in celebration of diverse voices in film. This free event offers a showcase of short films from the Outfest Fusion Festival along with full-length presentations. Guests can arrive early to DJ’s, food trucks, and the park’s popular splash pad and playground. FREE

10. The 17th annual TARFEST music and arts festival welcomes guests of all ages to explore art installations, live painting, DJ’s, food trucks and more at the LA Brea Tar Pits. FREE

11. The Queen Mary is hosting an entire afternoon of dog-friendly fun called Doggie Paradise. Let your pooch play in splash pools, a canine crafts station, a bark-filled ball pit, paw painting, and more. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

12. The Open Arts & Music Festival is a free festival that attracts over 10,000 people to foster community pride, teach new skills, strengthen relationships across the city while celebrating art and music. This year’s festival takes place at the Alex Theatre in Glendale and features an arts market, free workshops, live music, a beer garden and food, public art installations, a Kid Zone, and a VIP lounge. FREE

13. 81st Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival in Chinatown celebrates the full harvest moon with traditional Chinese cultural demonstrations, local music, food, shopping, a mooncake demo, mooncake sampling, a peek at the full moon through telescopes and much more. FREE

14. Off The Hook Seafood Fest returns for its fifth year for a foodie fundraising event celebrating sea creatures, chefs, fisherman, ecosystems, and a desire to preserve our world’s oceans.

15. Street Food Cinema returns this weekend with two screening events. Little Mermaid and Fight Club will both play at different popular Los Angeles locations. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

16. The first-ever Taste of Japan festival comes to The Pike Outlets in Long Beach showcasing Japanese culture and cuisine. The family-friendly festival will feature food, Japanese pop culture and entertainment, shopping, anime, martial arts, and more.

17. 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica host An Evening of Art and Celebration at 18th Street. The night will begin with artists open studios, then a screening of Video in Site: The Road Film, curated by Paul Pescador and Maura Brewer and end with additional screenings celebrating 40 Years of think tank EZTV. FREE

18. The Echo Park Film Series, in partnership with Council member Mitch O’Farrell, is presenting a series of summer/fall movie nights at Echo Park Lake this week Viva Las Vegas will be screened. FREE

19. Ex Hex performs at the Getty Center Courtyard as part of the museum’s Off the 405 summer concert series. FREE

20. Cinespia is back for its 18th summer season, at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for screenings of films modern, cult, and classic. On Saturday All About Eve will be screened.

21. The 18th Annual Claremont Village Wine Walk returns to Claremont Village on Saturday inviting attendees to sip wine and sample food at over 30 village stores.

22. Tim Burton dazzled us with “The Nightmare Before Christmas” 26 years ago and from September 12 through 25 The El Capitan in Hollywood will screen the beloved movie in 3D with interactive 4D sensory effects. Producer, Don Hahn and Author, Dave Bossert will introduce the movie during Thursdays opening night show at 7 p.m.

23. Get to know the East Village Arts District this Saturday during the Long Beach Art Walk. The route is six blocks long with nine galleries, 21 murals, and 28 businesses ready to be explored. FREE

24. OUE Skyspace, the tallest open air-observation desk on the west coast now has their own wine. Sip Skyspace Red, White and Rosé wines presented by Farmstrong Winery, enjoy jazz, a slide down the famous glass slide and toast to the epic views of DTLA during their wine release party.

25. L.A.’s only live animated comedy show Picture This! is back with a show on Saturday at The Virgil. This Saturday’s lineup features a dozen well known comedians and animators. 

26. Eat|See|Hear returns for 2019 with a screening of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory at Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

27. The Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society will host their annual Fall Cactus & Succulent Sale this Saturday in Encino at the Sepulveda Garden Center. Peruse and purchase unique and unusual cactus and succulents plus handmade pottery, and art.

28. Don’t Tell Comedy pops up in Mar Vista at a secret location with some of the biggest names in comedy. Performers are kept under wraps and the location will be emailed to all ticket holders. BYOB!

29. The Rosemead Moon Festival will host over 120 vendors, live performances, games and more over a stretch of Valley Blvd from Walnut Grove Ave to Ivar Ave. FREE

30. Photo production company for the stars The Scenario Studio brings their mind-blowing professional sets to Grand Central Market for the public to experience from September 7 through November 4. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

Sunday September 15th, 2019

31. The Family Style Food Fest, presented by DoorDash and The Hundreds brings one of a kind dishes, prominent streetwear brands and performance artists together for a festival this Sunday.

32. Two miles of Santa Monica streets will be closed for the 4th Annual COAST Open Streets where the public will be invited to bike, skate, run, and walk freely and safely. There will be roaming musicians, hands-on activities, and free artist-led workshops where attendees can create and decorate costumes. FREE

33. México’s quest for independence launched on September 16, 1810. In remembrance, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes will host a family day with live entertainment and culinary, garden, and art workshops. FREE

34. UNIDENTIFIED LANDED OBJECT (“ULO”) opens at ROW DTLA for an otherworldly experience where an adaptation of the installation Light Leaks by technology artist Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan, Creative Technologist at Google Creative Lab can be experienced. Visitors will be pulled into an optical illusion of millions of flickering reflections that dance off of mirror balls hitting every inch of the space. ULO will run Tuesdays through Sunday until September 28.

35. The 73rd annual East Los Angeles Mexican Independence Day Parade and celebration will take over Cesar E. Chávez Ave. starting at Mednik St. and ending at Record Ave. There will be live music, food, vendors and more. FREE

36. E.P. & L.P. along with Melrose Rooftop Theatre will host the 2nd annual Art Women Art Week series from September 15 – 21. The weeklong female-forward series is dedicated to highlighting women in the creative arts with a line-up of talks with female entrepreneurs, actors, producers & screenwriters paired with a curated movie screening.

37. Massive foodie market Smorgasburg LA in Downtown Los Angeles is open every Sunday and brings a massive roster of indie food pop ups, merchandise vendors and more at ROW DTLA. This weekend they’ll host the LA Record Fair, curated by Beat Swap Meet where over 10,000 items like vintage vinyl, vintage t-shirts, cassettes and CDs will be for sale.

38. The first-ever Museum of Weed is a 30,000 square foot space of ‘higher learning’ presented by WeedMaps aims to provide insight and history into marijuana through interactive exhibits, Instagram-friendly art installations and a bevy of historical artifacts. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday now till September 29. Admission starts at $35.

Food Pick for the Week

This week’s pick by Christina Champlin, Co-Founder of We Like L.A.

DTLA’s H&H Brazilian Steakhouse launches a weekend brunch this Saturday and Sunday. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. guests can sip on bottomless mimosas while enjoying table side service of organic Brazilian churrascaria (a.k.a. a variety of grilled meat on a large skewer sliced on demand). The menu includes Brazilian small plates like Chard and Gruyere Eggs in a Hole and an Asparagus Eggs Benedict. To celebrate the new brunch service this weekend all guests will receive one free mimosa. Cheers to that!

H&H Brazilian Steakhouse is located at 518 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014


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