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September 2020 events calendar for Los Angeles

Plan your month with our September 2020 events calendar of the best activities, including free things to do, festivals and concerts

Stranger Things
Photograph: Courtest Ken Kinzie/Universal Studios

September may signal the end of summertime, but you’d never know it with this month’s packed schedule of major events. Start wrapping up your summer playlist and get in one last visit to one of L.A.’s best beaches while the water’s still, relatively speaking, warm. If you’d rather skip town, take advantage of the long Labor Day weekend to squeeze in a weekend getaway. But don’t worry, there’s no shortage of food fests, street fairs and other fun festivals in L.A. in our September events calendar.

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Art, Installation

‘Light the Barricades’

icon-location-pin Annenberg Space for Photography, Century City

Before “W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine” arrives at the Annenberg Space for Photography, the Century City museum is mounting its first citywide public art installation.

J. C. Milligan, Crowds at Bullock’s Department Store, Broadway, Los Angeles, August 1919.
Photograph: Courtesy the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Things to do, Exhibitions

“Nineteen Nineteen”

icon-location-pin Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens, San Marino

Travel back a hundred years as the Huntington Library marks its centennial with an in-depth examination of the year 1919.

Rooftop Cinema Club
Photograph: Courtesy Kimmi Cranes

Rooftop Cinema Club

icon-location-pin Multiple venues

The masters of alfresco rooftop movie viewing have returned for another season of screenings in Hollywood and Downtown L.A.

Things to do, Event spaces

Second Home Serpentine Pavilion by SelgasCano

icon-location-pin La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Miracle Mile

Each summer, a different world-renowned architect constructs a short-lived immersive pavilion in London’s Kensington Gardens. Now, for the first time, one of those fleeting structures is headed stateside: SelgasCano’s crisscross of airy rainbow tunnels will welcome visitors who are looking for colorful photo ops and free performances, hosted by coworking space Second Home and the Natural History Museum.