Things to do this weekend in L.A.
Kick back, relax and get the weekend started with the best things to do this Friday night.
Let the brunching commence with our guide to the best things to do this Saturday.
End the weekend on a high note, whether on the beach or back at the brunch table, with the best things to do this Sunday.
We curate an L.A. weekend itinerary of the city’s best concerts, culture and cuisine, every week, just for you. Friday Escort your pooch to dOGUMENTA, an art exhibition designed for dogs at FIGat7th. Roam the Los Angeles Zoo after-hours during Roaring Nights, a late-night bash featuring live bands, food trucks, boozy drinks, a dance party, zookeeper talks and live animal encounters. Get an early start to Halloween on the opening evening of Halloween Horror Nights. Universal Studios’ big-budget terrifying tradition includes mazes themed to Stranger Things, Poltergeist, The First Purge and more. Saturday Get to know Downtown Glendale at the Glendale Open Arts & Music Festival, a free community festival with music from Allah-Las, arts and craft markets, beer and wine gardens and more. Meet more than 120 local writers, designers, cartoonists and artists at the Long Beach Zine Fest, a showcase of independent publishing at the Expo Arts Center. Keep outdoor movie season going as Street Food Cinema screens Selena at Los Angeles State Historic Park and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at Brand Library Park, Cinespia shows Saturday Night Fever at Hollywood Forever Cemetery and Eat|See|Hear wraps up its season with A League of Their Own at the North Hollywood Recreation Center. Sunday Peruse handmade wares from 55 independent designers during the Unique LA Pop-Up, this free event at Culver City’s Platform from the celebrated market series. Head to the Geffen Playhouse for a matine
This weekend's best events
Head to the mountains for the 46th annual Oktoberfest at Big Bear Lake, where you'll be able to clink steins every weekend from now until the end of October. There will be beer flowing, a Hans' German Cantina, and plenty of knockwursts, plus a special Oktoberfest "Unplugged" on 10/16, where guests will be treated to a five-course German beer pairing dinner, live entertainment, a commemorative stein and weekend access to the fest.
Studio City's own open-air food market brings roughly 20 vendors to the parking lot of Midcentury-Modern charmer Sportsmen's Lodge every Saturday, with family-friendly fun in tow: face painting, music, photo booths and balloon art, for the little ones.
Ragnar Kjartansson’s mesmerizing, musical video installation The Visitors returns as part of this free exhibition about the passage of time. The show includes more than 50 works from the likes of Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, Glenn Ligon and Anselm Kiefer. The exhibition also marks the L.A. debut of works from Sharon Lockhart, Sherrie Levine and Ed Ruscha, whose monumental diptych Azteca/Azteca in Decline will be on display.
See how three-dimensional technology has transcended View-Masters and 19th-century stereoscopes and worked its way into cutting-edge digital art.
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