LA Weekend Events Roundup October 12-15

CDMX photo by Bógar Adame Mendoza

Explore the colorful music scene of Mexico City with the CDMX festival.

From music festivals to al fresco eating adventures, here are the top LA weekend events for October 12-15.

Edited by Christina Xenos.

EVENTS

CDMX photo by Bógar Adame MendozaCDMX
Through Oct. 17. This month at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Philharmonic explore the colorful music scene of Mexico City with the CDMX festival—part of the citywide Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA cultural initiative. Grammy-winning percussionist Antonio Sánchez performs his innovative Birdman soundtrack live to film; Mexrrissey covers Morrissey with a Mexican flair; and rock band Café Tacvba takes the stage with new arrangements. 111 S Grand Ave., downtown. laphil.com

 

 

Festival of Disruption courtesy of David Lynch FoundationFestival of Disruption
Oct. 14-15. Most film buffs would love to enter the mind of cult filmmaker David Lynch. During the director’s Festival of Disruption, returning to the Theatre at Ace Hotel, they can. The music, art and film festival’s super-hip, Lynch-curated lineup includes Bon Iver, the Kills, TV on the Radio, Reggie Watts and Mulholland Drive songstress Rebekah Del Rio, plus DJs Moby and Shepard Fairey. Also on the bill are talks with Lynch himself, Ed Ruscha, Bill Pullman and Twin Peaks collaborators; screenings of Lost Highway and rare Lynch shorts; meditation experiences; and an exhibit of William Eggleston’s photography. Proceeds benefit the David Lynch Foundation, which is dedicated to eradicating trauma and toxic stress through transcendental meditation. 929 S. Broadway, downtown, 213.623.3233. festivalofdisruption.com

 

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los AngelesVeuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles
Oct. 14. Picnic, sip champagne and see professional polo led by world-renowned polo player Nacho Figueras at the eighth L.A. edition of this sporting event. Event is 21+. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., match starts at 2 p.m. $75-$400. Ticket purchase includes shuttle transportation between dedicated lot and event grounds. Will Rogers State Historic Park, 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Pacific Palisades. vcpoloclassic.com

 

 

 

Dinner en Blanc Los Angeles photo by Jeromy RobertDiner en Blanc
Oct. 14. The chic Parisian-inspired picnic draws outdoor eating enthusiast dressed all in white to a secret location. Just pack your picnic and accoutrements (like your finest china and stemware), rally at one of the predetermined destinations and wait for the final call that will lead you to the evening’s secret destination. Over the course of the night, you will eat and celebrate amid live music and dancing. $40+.  losangeles.dinerenblanc.com

 

 

 

Best things to do in Los Angeles this October

 

Off the Hook Seafood FestivalOff the Hook Seafood Festival
Oct. 14. Top chefs and restaurants from around the city convene on the Santa Monica Pier to offer tastings of their signature seafood dishes. The festival also features beer gardens, live music, an oyster shucking competition and a Sustainable Seafood VIP Lounge, which includes curated tastings, cocktails and preferred seating. 3-7 p.m., VIP entry 2:30 p.m. $40-$90. Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. offthehookseafoodfest.com

 

 

 

Hollywood Crawl of FameHollywood Crawl of Fame
Oct. 15. Hollywood bartenders are teaming up to host the bar crawl that includes two teams journeying to different venues in Hollywood. Participants include MiniBar Hollywood, Lono, Sassafras Saloon, Lost Property, Ever Bar, The Hungry Cat, The Three Clubs, Mama Shelter and Black Rabbit Rose. At the fifth and final bar, both teams will meet up for an after party. Starts at 2 p.m. $50, includes one drink per bar per person. See website for more details. minibarhollywood.com

 

 

 

Jenni Kayne Airstream Tour photo by Nicki SebastianJenni Kayne Airstream Tour
Through Oct. 15. Catch it while you can: Jenni Kayne’s renovated 1957 Airstream is hitting the road to celebrate a brand new home collection. Designed in her signature warm and minimal California aesthetic, find the boutique on wheels in Malibu (Oct. 11-13) and Venice (Oct. 14-15) this weekend. Read more about Kayne’s style philosophy and local L.A. shopping picks in our recent feature. Airstream Stops: 23000 Malibu Pier, Malibu; Parachute Home, 542 Rose Ave, Venice. jennikayne.com

 

 

San Antonio Winery Centennial PartySan Antonio Winery Centennial Party
Oct. 14. L.A.’s original urban winery celebrates 100 years with a party that features live music and dance performances, wine and beer garden and food from some of the city’s favorite food trucks. 3-7 p.m. San Antonio Winery, 737 Lamar St., downtown. sanantoniowinery.com

 

 

 

Lululemon Pop Up at The GroveLululemon Pop Up at The Grove
Through Oct. 28. The beloved athletic apparel company will make The Grove its temporary home this October. Located across from Nordstrom, the pop up will feature both men and women’s apparel, as well as host fitness classes in partnership with UNDO-Ordinary. Exclusive designs by L.A. based artist Sophia Chang will be available for screen printing on Lululemon product. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, L.A. instagram.com/lululemonLA

 

 

One Colorado Art + Design Open MarketOne Colorado Art + Design Open Market
Oct. 15. Shop for artwork from students and alumni of Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design and Pasadena City College. Art and artisans will fill the One Colorado courtyard and tree-shaded pedestrian alleyway with one-of-a-kind prints, photos, paintings and ceramics, as well as handmade jewelry and accessories. The day will also showcase live music from Mikael Pederson. One hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to the artists and nonprofits. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. onecolorado.com

 

 

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Pasadena ArtwalkPasadena Artwalk
Oct. 14. The San Gabriel Valley’s largest urban art fair features over 70 participating visual artists in a festival atmosphere. Green Street provides a shaded canopy for the event that also features free museum admission, hands-on activities, entertainment and a self-guided walking tour. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Green Street and Madison Avenue, Pasadena. playhousedistrict.org

 

 

 

Japanese Garden Festival photo courtesy of Descanso GardensJapanese Garden Festival
Oct. 14-15. Celebrate Descanso Garden’s Japanese Garden with a weekend of activities like an Ikebana display, tours of the outdoor oasis, Taiko drummers and crafts. Sa-Su 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $9; Seniors and students $6; Children $4; Under 5, free. 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, 818.949.4200. descansogardens.org

 

 

 

 

FOOD + DRINK

Gratitude Beverly Hills Weekend BrunchGratitude Beverly Hills Weekend Brunch
The airy, organic, plant based restaurant in Beverly Hills with rolls out weekend brunch with a side of affirmation. Grab a seat on their patio to enjoy highlights like I AM Content/Cast-Iron Chickpea Quiche; I AM Open-Hearted/Buckwheat Flax Pancakes; and I AM Powerful/superfood granola; in addition to a variety of boozy brunch beverage offerings. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Gratitude Beverly Hills, 419 N Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 424.389.1850. cafegratitude.com 

 

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE

Bright Star photo by Nick Stokes‘Bright Star’
Opens Oct. 11. The Broadway musical written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell follows a literary editor who finds a connection with a young soldier coming home from World War II—awakening her longing for the child she once lost. See website for schedule and tickets. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org

 

 

 

 

‘Turn Me Loose’‘Turn Me Loose’
Opens Oct. 13. This play about late comic genius Dick Gregory, presented in association with John Legend, sees Scandal’s Joe Morton portraying the stand-up comic and civil-rights activist. See website for schedule and tickets. Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.746.4000. thewallis.org

 

 

 

CDMX photo by Bógar Adame Mendoza. Festival of Disruption courtesy of David Lynch Foundation. Diner en Blanc Los Angeles photo by Jeromy Robert. Japanese Garden Festival photo courtesy of Descanso Gardens. Bright Star photo by Nick Stokes.

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