FEST: Odd Nights at the Autry
Independent bazaar The Odd Market takes over the Autry’s front lawn for a night of gourmet food trucks, shopping and live DJ sets. With a full bar and extended hours for some of the Autry’s galleries, it’s a guaranteed good time. More information (September 16, Autry Museum of the American West).
MUSIC: Jazz at LACMA
This free concert pairs the live music of renowned pianist and composer Theo Saunders with sculptures from LACMA artist George Herms. Get there early to grab a cocktail from Ray’s and Stark Bar, and then enjoy the evening. More information (September 16, LACMA).
FOOD: PopUp Dinner L.A. 2016
Bring your aesthetic A-game to this DTLA version of Diner en Blanc, a pop up feast with an all-white color scheme. Hand Made Events provide the setting and entertainment, and diners bring their own food, drinks and decorations. More information (September 17, Secret location).
FILM: Cabaret at the Rooftop Cinema Club
Climb onto the roof of the Montalban Theatre to catch this outdoor screening of this 1972 classic Fosse flick. Arrive early for prime seats, a cocktail (or two) and a great view of the sunset. More information (September 17, The Montalban Theatre).
BOOKS: Mike Love at Book Soup
The Beach Boys front man is on hand to sign copies of his autobiography Good Vibrations: My Life As A Beach Boy. Expect stories about everything from writing California Girls to getting threatened by the Manson Family—and the opportunity for a selfie. More information (September 17, Book Soup).
SPORTS: Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks
L.A.’s football team takes on an extremely powerful opponent in this home opener, but at least the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be there to provide an inspirational soundtrack. Catch the performance 30 minutes before kickoff. More information (September 18, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum).
BEER: East and Central L.A. Breweries Tour
Check out breweries like Golden Road, Mumford, Eagle Rock Brewery and more on this intimate beer tour, complete with a knowledgeable beer guide and a designated driver. The $70 ticket covers the 4+ hour tour, transportation costs and a beer flight at each location. More information (Every Saturday and Sunday, starts at Union Station).
Celebrate Mariachis, Micheladas and all things that start with the letter M (just kidding) on Don Chente’s DTLA rooftop lounge. Music, live art and a fashion show make this the perfect way to close out the weekend. More information (September 18, Don Chente’s).
SHOP: The Nickel Market
This DTLA newcomer is quickly becoming a prime spot to shop for furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing and more from local vendors. While you’re there, pick up some produce from the adjacent farmer’s market. More information (Every Sunday, 5th St between Spring and Main).
FEST: The L.A. County Fair
Go to the Fairplex in Pomona for the deep-fried Oreos, carnival rides (more than 100!), and midway games; Stay for either a ’90s tribute featuring Vanilla Ice and Color Me Badd or Joe Jonas’s DNCE, all of whom will be on hand this weekend for live performances. More information (September 2-25, Fairplex)
TV: PaleyFest Fall TV Previews
The Paley Center for Media has its last day of events. Head to the Paley Center for Media for a special Hulu event featuring the cast of The Mindy Project, including Mindy Kaling, Ike Barinholtz, and more. More information (September 15, Paley Center)
ART: Doug Aitken: Electric Earth
Aitken’s video installations are at the center of the artist’s first international survey at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Projected across several screens in various architectural environments, the films, along with signs, sculptures, photographic images, and Aitken’s lesser known collages and drawings, immerse the viewer in narratives about post-industrial decay and the constructs of linear time. More information (September 10-January 5, 2017, MOCA)
FILM: Pulp Fiction at the Electric Dusk Drive-In
Head to the Electric Dusk Drive In’s new location at the LACCD Van De Kamp campus for a showing of Quentin Tarantino’s characteristically aggressive-slash-brilliant classic. It might be the only time you’ll actually want to sit in your car for two hours straight. More information (September 3, Van De Kamp College Campus)
THEATER: The Maids
Jean Genet’s macabre and delicate drama (about two maids who murder their employer’s wife and daughter) recently had a run in London starring Uzo Aduba. This month it goes up at A Noise Within as part of the company’s 25th-anniversary programming. More information (September 18-November 12, A Noise Within)
FILM: Grease at Malibu Wines Tasting Room
But, oh—those summer nights, right?! Take a trip to the dreamy Malibu Wines tasting room at Angeles National Golf Club for some jammy reds and a screening of Grease. You could say the two go together like rama lamma lamma ka dinga da dinga dong. More information (September 16, Malibu Wines)
Temperatures have started to dip into the 60s, which basically means it’s Halloween. CreepLA jumps on the fall-y, freaky bandwagon with their 90-minute immersive theater experience, where audience members participate in a macabre multi-sensory show. More information (September 15-October 31, 2316 N. San Fernando Road)