Los Angeles Calendar of Events – September 2018

Sunday Afternoon Music   Through Sept. 6
Free live music on your Sunday afternoons this summer!
Time/Place: 2-5pm / Shoreline Village, Long Beach
Contact: 562-435-2668 / www.shorelinevillage.com

LA County Fair   Aug. 31-Sept. 23
Features include: The Farm at Fairplex, which houses farm animals & a five-acre organic working farm; a thrilling carnival; the Flower & Garden Pavilion; a 10,000-seat grandstand which hosts the End of Summer Concert Series; shopping; and special attractions & programming that change yearly.
Time/Place: Pomona Fairplex  
Contact: www.lacountyfair.com

Made in LA Festival   Sept. 1-2
Headliners include Los Angeles native rock band Saint Motel, headlining alongside Dorothy, Andre Power, Dâm Funk, J Rocc, DUCKWRTH. Join Golden Road for exhilarating performances, rows of food trucks, art installations, vendors, and charity booths.
Time/Place: 5pm-1:30am / Golden Road Brewing, Silver Lake
Contact: 844-452-2337 / http://goldenroad.la/madeinla

Long Beach Greek Festival by the Sea   Sept. 1-3
From authentic Greek food, cooking demonstrations, shopping and live dancing, you’ll be surrounded by the sites and sounds of a culture with a deep history and beautiful traditions.
Time/Place: Noon / 5761 E. Colorado Street   
Contact: www.lbgreekfest.org

Blues, Brew & BBQ   Sept. 2
Spend a sunny day at our BrewFest on the pier and sample craft brews from all over the Southland plus wines, BBQ, live music, exhibitors, games & more. All to benefit the S.S Lane Victory.
Time/Place: 3-7pm / S.S Lane Victory, San Pedro
Contact: www.facebook.com/events/465046337291595

The Original Lobster Festival   Sept. 7-9
Fresh Live Maine Lobster, dance to a variety of popular artists, enjoy tasty eats in the food court, kick back in the VIP Lounge, Free Souvenir E-Photo, Arts & Crafts booths, Live Sports Tent, live reptile exhibit, adult beverages, and Karaoke Lounge.
Time/Place: Fri 5-10pm, Sat & Sun 12-10pm / Rainbow Lagoon, Long Beach
Contact: 562-495-5959 / www.originallobsterfestival.com

Charge Up LA! Electric Vehicle Festival   Sept. 8
Experience the excitement of driving a range of EVs. Bring the family to enjoy food trucks, vendors, EV displays and lots of fun!
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / LA Dept. of Water & Power, DTLA
Contact: www.driveelectricweek.org

Lobsters & Laughs Under the Sea   Sept. 8
A casual evening of fun hosted by From Maddi’s Closet, a 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Public Charity for the benefit of children with cancer at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and beyond
Time/Place: 5:30-8pm / Splash!: 13806 La Mirada Blvd.
Contact: 562-943-3684 / www.frommaddiscloset.org

Buy Local Health & Fitness Festival Event   Sept. 8
Local businesses will provide expertise, advice, health screenings, and free product samples to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle.
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Reed Park, Santa Monica
Contact: 310-393-9825 / www.smchamber.com/wblf

Ride to the Flags   Sept. 8
Fully-escorted coastal motorcycle ride benefiting USN HMC Holly Katke. We’ll KSU around 1030 and Pacific Coast Highway, heading south, will be exclusively ours all the way to Malibu. The City of Malibu has so graciously granted the White Heart Foundation the use of Malibu Bluffs Park for the rally ending the Ride to the Flags. Visit our vendors, have a brew and listen to the band.
Contact: 818-914-6000 / www.ridetotheflags.com

VINO Palooza®   Sept. 8
Enjoy unlimited tastes from more than 20 wineries, brews, spirits & snacks PLUS acoustic performances by Ryan Cabrera, Orianthi, Blake Lewis, Austin Brown, Andie Case, The Ready Set & More – benefiting The T.J. Martell Foundation.
Time/Place: 1-5pm / Marina Del Rey Hotel  
Contact: www.vino-palooza.com

Long Beach Comic Con   Sept. 8-9
A celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcase the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Long Beach Convention Center  
Contact: www.longbeachcomiccon.com

Belmont Shore Car Show   Sept. 9
Over 500 vehicles, some of the first automobiles ever made as well as classic roadsters, coupes, sedans, convertibles, muscle cars, sports cars, hot rods and low riders from the 1920’s through 1986.
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / 5200 E. 2nd Street, Long Beach
Contact: 562-434-3066 / www.belmontshore.org

Hudson House Crawfish Boil   Sept. 9
Join the Redondo Beach’s Hudson House team, led by “Top Chef” Season 14 Winner Brooke Williamson and her husband and Co-Chef Nick Roberts, for a Crawfish Boil supporting No Kid Hungry, a campaign aimed at eliminating child hunger in America by connecting kids in need with nutritious food.
Time/Place: 12-5pm / Hudson House, Redondo Beach
Contact: www.eventbrite.com

Japanese Classic Car Show   Sept. 15
More than 400 cars, more than 55+ car manufactures and car parts, special clothing and Japanese “Matsuri” vendor booths, and reasonably-priced parking is plentiful.
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / Marina Green Park, Long Beach
Contact: 562-472-4562 / www.japaneseclassiccarshow.com

Bras for a Cause   Sept. 15
It is a fantastic event that kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness month. A portion of all funds raised will minimize costs and ensure revenues for the fight against breast cancer.
Time/Place: 5:30-10pm / Valencia Country Club
Contact: www.sivalencia.org/bras-for-a-cause

Olive Crest Ride   Sept. 16
Ride for the Children Charity Motorcycle Event led by Grand Marshals, Lorenzo Lamas and Perry King and a host of celebrities. Celebrate your victory finish with a concert by J.J. Garcia and BBQ lunch by J Wolf Catering at the ranch, vendor booths, and a short program.
Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Bartel’s Harley Davidson, Marina Del Rey
Contact: 562-866-8956 / www.olivecrest.org

Brazilian Summer Festival   Sept. 16
Features the rhythms of Rio de Janeiro through the Samba and Batucada and the exuberant Brazilian choreographies of the LA Samba Dancers troupe. Authentic Brazilian food, including Feijoada (the most authentic Brazilian dish) and Caipirinhas (Brazil’s national spirit), as well as Arts & Crafts.
Time/Place: 5-10pm / Station 1640, Los Angeles
Contact: 818-566-1111 / www.BrazilianNites.com

LA Harbor Boat Show   Sept. 20-23
Scores of dealers, vessel types, new and brokerage models and exhibitors; plus, attendees can take advantage of boater education and live entertainment.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Cabrillo Way Marina, San Pedro
Contact: 949-757-5959 / www.laharborboatshow.com

LA Film Festival   Sept. 20-28
Showcases compelling independent films, series and episodic work from emerging storytellers, alongside filmmaker-driven studio titles.
Time/Place: See website for schedule and venues.
Contact: 323-556-9300 / www.filmindependent.org/la-film-festival

Santa Clarita Chalk Festival   Sept. 21-23
Artists from all over the area – professional, amateur, students and the public – will take to the pavement armed with pastel chalks to create masterpieces.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Main Street, Old Town Newhall
Contact: 661-253-0730 / www.otna.org

Antelope Valley Greek Festival   Sept. 21-23
Enjoy delicious sweets, grilled Greek lamb or chicken, gyros, live entertainment, dancers, Greek cooking demos, door prizes, raffles and much more. Bring your “parea” (circle of friends) and enjoy the day in Greek style!
Time/Place: 11am-9pm / Helenic Center, Lancaster
Contact: www.avgreekfest.com

LA International Ukulele Festival   Sept. 22
Workshops for all levels of playing ability to work on technique or simply learn to play, live all-star performances by some of today’s most popular ukulele players (included in admission), as well as a variety of vendors and popular Hawaiian food and beverage options (for purchase).
Time/Place: 9:30am-6pm / Torrance Cultural Arts Center
Contact: www.kalakoa.com

Boys & Girls Clubs of Whittier Gala   Sept. 22
Funds raised support programs and activities in the areas of character and citizenship, healthy life styles, and academic enrichment activities for more than 2,900 children ages 6-18.
Time/Place: 5:30-9:30pm / Friendly Hill Country Club
Contact: 562-945-3787 x114 / www.bgcw.org

Shopping Extravaganza   Sept. 22
Ticket holders receive exclusive discounts to over 80 stores, a private lunch, wine tasting by San Antonio Winery, live entertainment and opportunities to win over $90,000 in gift cards and prizes – all while benefiting local charities!
Time/Place: 9am-9pm / Citadel Outlets, Commerce
Contact: www.citadelshopx.com

Homeboy 5K Run/Walk   Sept. 22
A morning filled with fun, music and laughter as you embark on a 5K adventure throughout historic downtown Los Angeles. Families will especially enjoy the 1K Run and Kid’s Zone activities.
Time/Place: 8am-12pm / Homeboy Industries, Los Angeles
Contact: www.homeboy5k.rallybound.com

Frogtown Artwalk   Sept. 22
Explore “pop-up” galleries, studios and impromptu art venues featuring the work of local artists/artisans with installations illuminating the Los Angeles River. Live performances, musical acts, pedestrian cabs, hula hooping contest for kids, chalk wall.
Time/Place: 4-10pm / LA River Walkway, Silver Lake
Contact: 323-664-0202 / www.frogtownarts.com

Global Energy 10K & 5K   Sept. 23
For everyone: competitive runners, casual walkers, families, friends, and everyday joggers looking to come out and participate in Bimbo’s healthy, active lifestyle initiative.
Time/Place: 7:30-11am / Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles
Contact: www.globalenergyrace.com

Inaugural Celebrity Golf Tournament & Jazz Night   Sept. 23-24
All proceeds will go to the UAV Men’s Basketball program to help with team management, equipment, and travel.
Time/Place: Rancho Vista Golf Club, Palmdale & Pioneer Event Center, Lancaster
Contact: 503-913-7341 / www.destinationlancasterca.org

San Antonio Winery Harvest Festival   Sept. 29
We’ll transform our entire parking lot into a wine-themed harvest celebration and offer wine, beer, samples of your favorite LA foods, live music performances and entertainment, a charity grape stomp, and more!
Time/Place: 5-9pm / 737 Lamar Street, Lincoln Heights
Contact: 323-223-1401 / www.sanantoniowinery.com

Rosamond Armed Forces Day Parade & September Festival   Sept. 29
“Not Every GI is a Joe”, honoring military women. It’s a fun filled day with food, vendors, games, bounce houses, prizes, face painting and more!
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Glendower Park
Contact: 661-256-3248 / www.rosamondchamber.com

Malibu Safety & Preparedness Expo   Sept. 29
This fun, free event is a great opportunity to teach kids about emergency preparedness, and an easy way for families to get started on making their emergency plans.
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Malibu City Hall   
Contact: www.malibucity.org

Music Tastes Good   Sept. 29-30
Our mammoth two-day music, food, and arts festival will be headlined by none other than iconic British New Wave legends New Order (Saturday) making their only west coast appearance this year, and Grammy-nominated and Mercury Prize-winning English singer-songwriter James Blake (Sunday).
Time/Place: Marina Green Park, Long Beach
Contact: https://mtglb.co