Fall in Los Angeles is an elusive thing. There's no nip to the air—au contraire, some of the warmest (and wild-fiery) days fall in these months—and any dramatic color changes take place in fashion rather than on trees. Mostly, we know it as that period of time in LA after (most of) the tourists leave and just before palm trees all over the city get the Christmas light treatment. Even if you're still enjoying LA's best beaches come October (and why would we ever complain about that?), you'll recognize the signs: the impulse to jack up your reading list, to buy sweaters you won't wear for weeks, to throw on a scarf over your sundress, to order seasonal squash dishes. You may even start craving pie.
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Our Fall picks
27 movies to see this fall
Say hello to a much cooler film season—here are 27 picks to set your cinema-lovin’ heart ablaze this fall
6 new books about LA
Rekindle your bookworm spirit with these new books about your beloved city
Best new albums this fall
From Alt-J to SBTRKT and acts that do not sound like computer commands, here are the best new fall albums. Believe it or not, Miley Cyrus is on two of these.
Best things to do this fall
Where to drink for Oktoberfest
Get out your lederhosen and fete Oktoberfest with a pint of beer and Bavarian eats from wurst to schnitzel at LA's best biergartens.
Fall concerts: Our critics' picks
Check out our critics' picks for must-see fall concerts in Los Angeles, from fests to local and big name bands.
More upcoming concerts in LA
Check out our LA concert calendar to find out which of your favorite bands and artists have upcoming shows in the city
September events calendar
Plan your month with our September 2014 events calendar of the best activities, including free things to do, festivals and our favorite summer concerts
October events calendar
Plan your month with our October 2014 events calendar of the best activities, including free things to do, Halloween festivals and our favorite fall concerts
Does LA even have a fall season?
Even though we don’t have dramatic changes in seasons, follow our guide to the best things to do in Los Angeles that will help you get into the fall spirit.
The best breweries in LA
Want killer craft beer straight from the source? Head to these breweries for a taste of what's on tap.
Where to go wine tasting in LA
Explore wine tasting in LA at the best wine shops and retail stores in the city
Plan a weekend getaway
Escape from the city with these weekend getaways, including jaunts to classic SoCal destinations like Ojai and Catalina island.