18 things to do with kids in September 2016
We're here to smooth out your scheduling woes with these 18 things to do with kids in September.
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This week's top events
Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours
Spend a late night at the Music Center and watch as the beloved Downtown cultural space transforms into an interactive performance space. Past events have included everything from a backstage tour of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to drinks and dancing in the Founders Room, and a pillow lounge in the lobby to a roller derby demo on Lower Grand.
Surf City Surf Dog
Start teaching your pooch how to carve waves because Huntington Beach's annual surf dog competition is right around the corner. The event starts out with two days of "yappy hour" specials and surfing exhibits, followed by the competition itself on Sunday. The action starts in the morning with big dogs and works its way up (or down?) to pint-sized pooches before the final round.
Abbot Kinney Festival
Take every artsy street fair you’ve ever attended, add all the stereotypes about Venice Beach and you've got the general idea. A this year's festival, dozens of top food trucks and booths will be on hand, as well as five live music stages featuring everything from electro to spoken word. Get your drink on in three different beer and spirit gardens, or shop from local vendors selling art, jewelry and other handcrafted goods. Riding your bike there? A free bike valet lets you lock it up carefree—which is more than we can say on other days of the year.
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Concerts in LA
Bloc Party + Bob Mould + Ezra Furman
After another long, long hiatus and a line-up change, Kele Okereke’s emotional post-punks finally reconvened for a fifth album and more dancey live performances. But Bloc Party aren't hitting the Bowl alone: Punk icon and Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman Bob Mould joins the bill, as does the youthful, verbose lyricist Ezra Furman. Book Online
Ozzfest Meets Knotfest
Black Sabbath, meet Slipknot. The two metal bands are taking their respective namesake festivals and uniting them into a single weekend at the San Manuel Amphitheater. The Sabbath-fronted Saturday lineup includes Disturbed, Megadeth, Opeth and Black Label Society, while the 'Knot-led Sunday lineup includes Slayer, Amon Amarth, Anthrax and Trivium. The fest features tent and RV camping—complete with showers and "shitters"—as well as fiery carnival rides, a freak show, monster trucks and a Mad Max Thunderdome battle arena. Book Online
Feast of San Gennaro
Slather your weekend in marinara sauce at the 15th annual event celebrating Italian culture, with an opening night gala featuring live music and entertainment. Show off your bocce playing skills, watch a kid's pizza-making contest, listen to opera singers and play bingo all while feasting on Italian food and wine during the three-day festival.
The Coconut Club Cocktail Night at ETA
When it comes to punchy, over-the-top craft cocktails, The Cocout Club is no amateur. On Sunday, September 25, LA’s favorite tiki-inspired dive (and one of the most sought-after spots in town) is shaking things up with a special á la carte cocktail menu for R&D night at ETA bar in Highland Park. Step inside the newly minted, casual-sleek lounge for a taste of the Hawaiian tropics in an artsy, brick-lined setting that we can’t get enough of. No reservation required.
Whiskey Tasting at MiniBar
Hollywood watering hole MiniBar is joining forces with fellow connoisseurs of the trade, Benromach Whisky and K&L Wines, to host an exclusive one night only whiskey tasting in its retro-inspired digs. Pull up a stool and let Benromach whiskey expert Joe McCluskey guide you through a four-pronged single malt flight, alongside a savory spread of small bites from Little Dom’s chef Brandon Boudet.
Boneyard Bistro Cuban Pig Roast
If you have an appetite for hearty Cubano sandwiches, Boneyard Bistro’s sixth annual Cuban Pig Roast is calling your name (and taste buds). Come Wednesday, September 28, the Sherman Oaks neighborhood staple is harkening back to the food truck-studded streets of Havana with a no-holds-barred grub fest. Expect classics like a roast pork sandwich and Havana Sour cocktails. Bon provecho.
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