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Things to do this weekend in Los Angeles: Sept 7-9

We curate an L.A. weekend itinerary of the city’s best concerts, culture and cuisine, every week, just for you.


Geek out with fellow TV nerds during the PaleyFest Fall TV Previews, including premieres and panels for Hulu’s Castle Rock, The First and I Love You, America at the Paley Center for Media.

Bust a move in DTLA during the final edition of Dance Downtown with a ’90s dance party party in Grand Park.

Keep on dancing as Cut Copy takes its bouncy, infectious synth pop to the Wiltern.

Alternatively, catch a set from Phoenix as Thomas Mars and co. continue their five-night residency at the Fonda.

Watch a so-L.A. double feature atop NeueHouse Hollywood as Rooftop Cinema Club screens Clueless and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?


Peruse handmade wares from 20 independent designers during the Unique LA Pop-Up, this free one-day event at the Grove from the celebrated market series.

Join top chefs from across the country at LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade, an annual charity food festival held outside of Royce Hall where sales will help raise money for children’s cancer.

If you’re still hungry, venture over to Santa Anita Park for the LA Food Fest, a single-day all-inclusive tasting event with vendors like Bone Kettle, Carmela, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, Birds & Bees and more.

Take a seat at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre for InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema, a three-part short film program highlighting emerging filmmakers from Latin America.

If you prefer your cinema alfresco, take a pick between a slew of outdoor screenings: Eat|See|Hear shows Boogie Nights at Los Angeles State Historic Park, Cinespia screens Scream at Hollywood Forever Cemetery and Street Food Cinema presents La La Land at the Westdrift Golf Course and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist at Glendale Central Park.

Alternatively, celebrate the freedom to love whomever you please at Grand Park’sProud Picnic + Movie Night, which includes a selection of short films as well as a screening of “bucking” documentary When the Beat Drops.


Crack open claws at the Original Long Beach Lobster Festival, where thousands of Maine lobster are shipped in to Rainbow Lagoon Park.

See past and present collide in contemporary Iranian photographs, paintings and sculptures that draw from a history of olden kings, heroes and martyred imams on the final day of LACMA’s“In the Fields of Empty Days.”

Dream the impossible dream as A Noise Within’s production of Man of La Mancha wraps up its run.

Wrap up your weekend with RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, V, Jimin and Jungkook as K-pop phenoms BTS close out their weekend at the Staples Center.

Find more things to do this weekend by clicking each day or by heading over to our weekend calendar. 

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