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 28, 2018.
May it lead you to adventure!
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1. [3 p.m.] The Pop Art Photo Show happening Sep. 27-30 , at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica., will feature a plethora of rare movie and music posters (including a French Casablanca advertisement, one of the few remaining in the world), pop art prints, photos, and much more. Check for discounted tickets on select days. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
2. [6 p.m.] Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosts free jazz performances on Fridays through November. Concerts take place at the main entrance. FREE
3. [6 p.m.] The second annual Van Nuys Arts Festival showcases the artistic talents and skills of local residents. The Van Nuys Civic Center will be transformed into an outdoor virtual forest with art installations, live music, a 3D dance party, live-mixed projection mappings, and more. A variety of food trucks will be on hand and the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild will host a beer garden. FREE
4. [6 p.m.] Friday Night Block Party returns to L.A. LIVE in DTLA for an evening of live music, shopping, street performers, art and more. FREE
5. [7 p.m.] The Oinkster in Eagle Rock celebrates 12 years this Friday. Add drink and fries to any sandwich for just 12 cents all day. At 7 p.m. free homemade cake will be served and $12 gift certificates will randomly be handed out all day. On Saturday Oinkster will host their annual Oktoberfiesta welcoming a Common Space Brewing tap takeover.
6. [7 p.m.] Face your fears during Universal Studios Hollywood Horror Nights. This year, the Stranger Things maze is the main attraction. You’ll also get to experience bone chilling attractions by American Horror Story, The Shining, Halloween, Krampus, Ash vs. The Evil Dead and Walking Dead. Check for discounted tickets on select days. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
7. [7:30 p.m.] This Friday, a massive light installation will cover the Walt Disney Concert Hall as part of the LA Philharmonic’s centennial kickoff celebration. The installation projects images from the past and possibly the future of the concert hall, titled ‘WDCH Dreams.‘ Free to view starting at 7:30 p.m., and running from September 28 through October 6.
8. [various] Westfield Century City hosts TASTE with a two day epicurean event featuring samplings from the shopping center’s best restaurants plus chef experiences, wine and spirits tastings, live entertainment, and more.
9. [various] Two Bit Circus a new “Micro Amusement Park,” inside a 50,000-square-foot warehouse in the Arts District hosts a wide range of gaming activities including VR experiences, classic arcade games, and Story Rooms.
10. [various] Beyond Fest, Los Angeles’ strangest, scariest, and largest genre film festival returns Sep. 26 to Oct. 9 with another year of bold programming. Sharing a newfound partnership with Hulu and Shudder, 2018’s program boasts an absolutely massive lineup – the festival’s biggest yet – of fan-favorites, nightmares, and oddities, along with bold premieres.
DEAL OF THE DAY: $60 tix to Universal Studios Hollywood Horror Nights (via Goldstar)
Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar.