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September 2019 events calendar for Los Angeles

Plan your month with our September 2019 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 Multiple venues

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.

Descanso Gardens
Photograph: Michael Juliano

Silence at Descanso

icon-location-pin Descanso Gardens, La Cañada

Artistic directors Christopher Rountree and Anna Bulbrook have curated a series of unbounded musical performances at specific sites across the Descanso Gardens grounds.

Judy Chicago, Trinity, 1965
Photograph: Courtesy Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles
Art, Contemporary art

“Judy Chicago: Los Angeles”

icon-location-pin Jeffrey Deitch, Hollywood

Survey some of the feminist artist’s early works, from her time spent in Los Angeles and Fresno between 1965 and 1972, including a mix of paintings, drawings, sculpture, installations and documentation of Chicago’s environmental and fireworks projects.

Ali Wong
Photograph: Courtesy Zach Dobson
Comedy, Stand-up

Ali Wong

icon-location-pin The Wiltern, Koreatown

The Fresh Off the Boat scribe and American Housewife co-star attacks the Wiltern for eight nights of stand-up.

Stranger Things
Photograph: Courtest Ken Kinzie/Universal Studios
Things to do, Festivals

Halloween Horror Nights

icon-location-pin Universal Studios Hollywood & Universal CityWalk, Universal City

Confront familiar foes—including ones from Stranger Things—at Universal Studios’ annual Halloween festivities, where big-budget scares meet iconic horror movie characters.

Man Da Rin American Pale Ale at Frogtown Brewery
Photograph: Rozette Rago
Bars, Beer bars

Long Beach Beer Week

icon-location-pin Location T.B.A.,

The new 10-day festival will feature pours from more than 40 LBC breweries, brewpubs and beer-forward restaurants, not to mention events across the city, like tap takeovers, brewer meet-and-greets, demos, pairing dinners, beer yoga and more.

L.P. rooftop bar
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Art Women Art Week

icon-location-pin E.P. & L.P., West Hollywood

Partake in a weeklong series of films, panels and pop-ups celebrating women from the swanky rooftop at E.P. & L.P.

Things to do

Oogie Boogie Bash

icon-location-pin Disneyland Resort, Anaheim

Well, well, well, what have we here? The Nightmare Before Christmas’s bug-stuffed sack has taken over the Halloween duties at Disneyland, moving the theme park’s annual after-hours, specially ticketed seasonal event across the way for the debut of Oogie Boogie Bash at California Adventure.

Maggie Rogers
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Wikimedia Commons/Bryan9026
Music, Pop

Maggie Rogers

icon-location-pin Greek Theatre, Griffith Park

The YouTube sensation has become a bona fide pop star thanks to a transition from delicate folk songs to soulful dance pop.

Music, Rap, hip-hop and R&B

Welcome to the West Music Festival

icon-location-pin Toyota Arena, Inland Empire

Ice Cube, Too Short, Roddy Rich, King Lil G, DJ Quik and others top this hip-hop fest in Ontario. Nipsey Hussle headlined the fest’s inaugural outing, so this second edition will pay tribute to the late rapper’s legacy.

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