Malibu Chili Cook-Off and Carnival Aug. 30-Sep. 2
This Malibu tradition will bring you amazing food and entertainment featuring some of your all-time favorite local restaurants, businesses, artisans, and DJ performances! All proceeds from the Chili Cook-off will benefit The Boys & Girls Club of Malibu.
Place: 23575 Civic Center Way
LA County Fair Aug. 30-Sep. 22
The premiere destination for visitors to engage in all kinds of activities including rides, animal shows, sumptuous food, music and much more.
Time and Place: See website for schedule. Pomona Fairplex
The Other Art Fair Sep. 5-8
Will delight and inspire art lovers with appearances from a distinguished Guest Artist, immersive art projects and theatre performances, live music, a mouth-watering restaurant and bar area, and much more.
Place: Barker Hangar, Santa Monica
The Original Catalina Wine Mixer Sep. 6-7
You’ll enjoy live music, DJs, dancing, fantastic food and cocktails, fun activities and fine wines from popular West Coast wineries. Of course every Original Catalina Wine Mixer features an official screening of Step Brothers at historic Avalon Theatre.
Time and Place: 6-11:30pm / Descanso Beach Club, Avalon
Contact: 877-778-8322 / www.catalinawinemixer.com
Voice For the Animals “Wait Wait...Don’t Kill Me!” Comedy Gala Sep. 7
Lily Tomlin, Margaret Cho, Pete Holmes, Leslie Jordan, and Allee Willis will perform an unforgettable night of stand-up comedy. Live auction, and vegan after party. All proceeds benefit Voice for the Animals.
Time and Place: 7pm / The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage, Santa Monica
Contact: 323-904-4400 / www.vftafoundation.org
Moon Festival Spectacular Sep. 7-8
Celebration of traditional Chinese and Asian heritage that include arts, music, food, and many other activities.
Time and Place: 11am-9pm / Santa Anita Park, Arcadia
Building Bridges Black Unity Tour Sep. 7-8
Celebrating and honoring our ancestors, repairing the Black family and community, bringing together like-minded groups and organizations to develop plans for social and economic growth in our communities, empowering Black entrepreneurs, and mobilizing and organizing our people for the shift taking place.
Time and Place: 10am-7pm / City Banquet Hall, Compton
Very Special Innovation Fair! Sep. 14
This fair welcomes all families and children of all ages and abilities to come discover and learn through our hands-on experiences. Get inspired by interacting with robots, virtual reality and drones.
Time and Place: 10am-2pm / STEM3 Academy, Valley Glen
Contact: 818-623-6386 / www.stem3academy.org
L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade Sep. 14
Fantastic fare, cocktails for a cause, children’s activities, extravagant silent and exhilarating live auctions, and more. Raises funds and awareness for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) and its mission to find better treatments and cures for all kids with cancer.
Time and Place: 12:30-4:30pm / UCLA-Royce Hall
Open Arts & Music Festival Sep. 14
All-day live music with mainstage performances, craft beer garden, interactive arts workshops and activities, arts market featuring local artists, all day activities for kids food vendors and more!
Time and Place: 3-10pm / Alex Theatre, Glendale
Summit Beer Festival Sep. 14
A chance to taste through 170 California craft breweries. Taste samples from San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, Central California and Los Angeles!
Time and Place: 1-5pm / Marina Green Park, Long Beach
Tarfest Sep. 14
A free Music and arts celebration with art-making stations for kids of all ages. Live music, DJ’s, dance workshops, Food trucks and Beer garden.
Time and Place: 12-7pm / LaBrea Tar Pits Park
Grand Park + Outfest Present PROUD Picnic + Movie Night Sep. 14
The Music Center continues its series of intimate events that invite the Los Angeles LGBTQ and ally community to celebrate and connect. A showcase of short films from the Outfest Fusion Festival along with a feature fulllength presentation.
Time and Place: 5-10pm / Grand Park, LA
Rosemead Moon Festival Sep. 14
This FREE ADMISSION night festival features a night market full of delicious Asian street food & drinks as well as games and entertainment from over 120 vendors!
Time and Place: 3:30-11:30pm / 8838 Valley Blvd.
Cops & Cowboys Sep. 14
Join the Mid-Valley Community Police Council (MVCPC) for their event.
Time and Place: 5:30-10pm / Leonis Adobe Museum, Calabasas
Contact: 818-994-4661 / www.midvalleypolicecouncil.org
Doggie Paradise Sep. 14
A full day of entertainment and workshops, puppy photo-ops, pup arts and crafts, doggie free runs, mobile grooming, splash pools, ball pits, treats, merchandise, pet adoptions, cutest dog contest and activities fit for all dogs and humans alike.
Time and Place: 11am-5pm / Queen Mary, Long Beach
Sunset Sip 2019 Sep. 14
Supporters come together to raise funds to support the life-saving mental health services that The Guidance Center provides to over 3,700 disadvantaged children and families a year. Unlimited wine tastings, a 3-course dinner, silent and live auctions, wine pull, and photo booth.
Time and Place: 6:30-10pm / Hotel Maya, Long Beach
Nautica Malibu Triathlon Sep. 14-15
Thousands of participants will compete in the half-mile ocean swim, 17-mile bike ride and 4-mile run. The Nautica Malibu Triathlon helps support the Pediatric Cancer Research Program at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Time and Place: 6:50am-1pm / Zuma Beach
COAST Open Streets Event Sep. 15
Two miles of car-free streets filled with roaming musicians, hands-on activities and an assortment of participatory classes.
Time and Place: 10am-4pm / COAST Santa Monica
Celebration Bridal & Special Event Expo Sep. 15
Fashion Runway Show with Bridal & Special Event Apparel. Wedding & Special Event Planners.
Time and Place: 11am-6pm / Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, LA
LA Fashion Festival: Sustainability Sep. 20-21
Showcasing progressive ideas via an immersive cultural experience of film, retail, innovation, and beauty influences.
Time and Place: 10am-10pm / PHYLM Studios, LA
L.A. Street Festival Sep. 20-21
Fast-paced, street-style basketball that has millions of players worldwide in its Los Angeles premiere: the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters.
Time and Place: 12-9pm / 888 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo
Homeboy Industries Annual 5K Run/Walk Sep. 21
You can expect a morning filled with fun, music and excitement as you embark on a fitness adventure throughout historic downtown Los Angeles.
Time and Place: 8am-12pm / 130 W. Bruno St., Los Angeles
The League for Children Gala Sep. 21
Join us at The League for Children’s Diamonds are Forever Gala for an evening of cocktails, a silent auction, dinner, dancing and guests! Proceeds benefit Children’s Bureau’s work to prevent and treat child abuse in Southern California.
Time and Place: 6-9pm / The Montage Beverly Hills
Westchester Arts & Music Block Party Sep. 21
Benefiting the Emerson Avenue Community Garden, with live music and dance, art, kids activities, garden tours, food trucks, and socializing – plus a beer and wine garden! Time and Place: 12-8pm / Emerson Ave. Community Garden, LA Contact: www.wamblockparty.org
LA Short Film and Script Festival Sep. 21
Local, National and International films. Enjoy Awards Ceremony, Film Screenings, Q&As and more.
Time and Place: 12-7pm / Promenade Playhouse, Santa Monica
Global Energy Race Sep. 22
With your help, Grupo Bimbo and its brands all over the world will donate more than 1.5 million slices to food banks.
Time and Place: 7am-12pm / Pershing Square
Teal Run Sep. 22
A day of hope, love and support for women with ovarian cancer and their families and friends. Net proceeds will be used to support ovarian cancer research through Stanford and the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance.
Time and Place: 7:30-11am / Campbell Park, Campbell
Imagine Fest Sep. 22
A community festival featuring yoga, live music, healthy food trucks, and advocacy for social justice. All proceeds go to support the non-profit organization, Unlikely Heroes in their fight to end human trafficking.
Time and Place: 11:30am-7pm / The Event Center, Agoura Hills
Barnsdall Art & Craft Fair Sep. 22
Showcases diverse work from the Art Center students and faculty including handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, cards, prints, paintings, drawings and photography.
Time and Place: 10am-3pm / 4800 Hollywood Blvd., LA
Bumblebee Foundation Inaugural Poker Tourn. Sep. 28
Celebrities, a raffle and high-end silent auction items. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Patient Aid Program which directly supports local pediatric cancer patients and their families.
Time and Place: 1-4pm / The North Ranch Center, Westlake Village
Los Angeles Real Estate Grand Expo Sep. 28
“How to Invest in a Shifting Market.” An entire day celebrating real estate investing and you can be involved.
Time and Place: 9am-6pm / Olympic Collection, LA
40’s On The Fantail - Wine, Beer & Food Festival! Sep. 28
Experience the 1940’s with live music, Swing Dance Lessons, VIP Tours, Photo Ops and more. Enjoy fine vintages, craft beer and delicious bites, while raising funds for Mission 22.
Time and Place: 5-10pm / Battleship IOWA Museum, San Pedro
Pinot Palooza LA Sep. 28
Boutique spirits, craft beer, and a range of curated bites from some of the city’s leading chefs and restaurants.
Time and Place: 12-6pm / City Market Social House, LA
Rancho Los Cerritos 175th Celebration Sep. 28
The ceremony will include a Brewery Knolls beer garden featuring Liberation Brewing Co., food trucks, a 175th birthday cake-cutting ceremony led by a special guest, music, tours of the house, and an art contest.
Time and Place: 10am-2pm / 4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach
Trinity Classic Golf Tournament Sep. 30
Cajun cuisine, French Quarter tastings, on-course challenges, Bourbon Street cocktail hour, live entertainment, awards presentation and opportunity drawings.
Time and Place: 11am-8pm / South Hills Country Club, West Covina