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LA Weekend Events Roundup September 28-October 1

The new Silver Lake wine shop, Vinovore, gives a fresh take on shopping for bottles.

From outdoor film screenings on the Santa Monica Pier to a new wine shop in Silver Lake, here are the top LA weekend events for September 28-October 1.

Edited by Christina Xenos.


Music Tastes Good photo courtesy of the organizationMusic Tastes Good
Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Head to downtown Long Beach for KCRW’s annual festival of music, food and art. The fest features an impressive lineup of carefully curated musical acts such as Ween, Sleater-Kinney, Los Lobos, Of Montreal, among many others. Stop by the taste tent to sample bites from chefs hailing from LA and New Orleans. See website for schedule and lineup. Tickets start at $75. Marina Green Park, 386 E. Shoreline Dr., Long Beach. musictastesgood.com



Sunset & DineSunset & Dine
Sept. 28. The annual food festival celebrates the eclectic and innovative culinary concepts on and around the famed intersection of Sunset and Vine in Hollywood. Nosh on bites, beer and wines from local favorites like Paley, Wood & Vine, Loteria Grill, among others, as well as tunes provided by Amoeba Music. 6-9 p.m. $25-$50. Columbia Square, 6121 W. Sunset Blvd. sunsetanddine.org




Front Porch CinemaFront Porch Cinema
Sept. 29-Oct. 27. Unwind on Santa Monica Pier over films, food, drinks and more every Friday night this fall. The event kicks off this weekend with a screening of La La Land, followed by the Princess Bride (Oct. 6), Hidden Figures (Oct. 13), Beauty and the Beast (Oct. 20) and Rogue Element (Oct. 27). Music 6 p.m., film 7:30 p.m. Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. santamonicapier.org




COAST Open Streets FestivalCOAST Open Streets Festival
Oct. 1. Spend the day in Santa Monica enjoying two miles of car-free streets, live music and performances, local food, art installations, exciting restaurants, shopping and more along the way. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Downtown Santa Monica. See website for specific locations. smgov.net





Feria de los MolesFeria de los Moles
Oct. 1. The largest Mexican food festival in the country features more than 20 types of moles from the communities of Puebla, Oaxaca and Guerrero. Live music and arts and crafts add to the flavor and folklore. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. 200 N. Grand Ave., downtown. feriadelosmoles.com




Boo at the LA Zoo photo by Jamie Pham

Boo at the LA Zoo
Oct. 1-31. The Los Angeles Zoo offers Halloween fun the kids can get in on with festive additions every day. Special entertainment on weekends include live performances, animal feedings and pumpkin carving. Make sure to wear a costume for trick-or-treating Oct. 28-29. 5333 Zoo Drive, Griffith Park, L.A., 323.644.4200. lazoo.org




Dark Harbor at Queen Mary photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for The Queen MaryDark Harbor at Queen Mary
Sept. 28-Nov. 1. SoCal’s most haunted Halloween event returns this fall with more nights, monsters and mazes than ever before. Additions for 2017 include an all-new Feast maze, Ice Bar Experience and the Chef’s Feast Experience. Visit website for ticketing options. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach. queenmary.com




Westfield Night MarketWestfield Night Market
Starts Sept. 29. Westfield Topanga and the California Certified Farmer’s Markets (CCFM) have joined forces to introduce a weekly farmers market on Friday evenings. Located at the corner of Topanga Canyon and Victory Boulevards, the new market destination will offer an extensive selection of farm-fresh produce, delicious baked goods, fresh seafood and much more. A variety of entertainment and dining offerings will also be on-hand for visitors of all ages. 5-10 p.m. Free. 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park. westfield.com



Habitat for Humanity Builders BallHabitat for Humanity Builders Ball
Sept. 29. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles celebrates all those who are helping transform the landscape of the city, while also raising awareness about their mission to empower families through home ownership. The event also honors “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Luc Robitaille and Morley Builders. 5:30-9 p.m. Tickets from $400. The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills. habitatla.org




Modern Artisan MarketplaceModern Artisan Marketplace
Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Shop the pop-up experience that highlights a curated collection of emerging artisans and inspiring brands. In addition to shopping, the event features retail, workshops and interactive experiences for guests of all ages. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Platform LA, 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City. shopthemam.com




Art Book Sale at MOCAArt Book Sale at MOCA
Sept. 28-Oct. 1. Find exhibition catalogues, monographs and rare books at The Museum of Contemporary Art’s weekend-long sale. Titles will be priced at $1, $5, $10. Th-Su 5 p.m.-midnight. Free. 250 S. Grand Ave, 213.621.1710. moca.org






Sapor Restaurant & BarSapor Restaurant & Bar
The Koreatown restaurant boom continues with the new globally inspired restaurant from executive chef Matthew Ignacio and mixologist Vincenzo Marianella (Copa d’Oro). Highlights of the menu include scallops with brown butter powder, sauce segreto, kataifi and capers; a 12-ounce ribeye; and daily pasta and pizza specials. Sapor’s Tapas Hour (daily from 3-5 p.m. and 9 p.m.-midnight) offers creative small dishes like lamb ribs with Dukkah; fried chicken wings with garlic glaze and romesco; and pork belly with beet, stone fruit mustard, red-vein sorrel and “dirt” (made from beet pulp). Cocktail influences span the globe with drinks like the Tokyo Velvet (Toki whisky, ginger syrup and fresh lemon juice) and Chiquihuitillo Collins (Arrete tequila, amaro montenegro, lemon juice, agave nectar, orange bitters and pilsner). The restaurant also offers lunch. 3600 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 310.439.9711. saporrestaurant.com


The new Silver Lake wine shop gives a fresh taste on shopping for bottles by focusing on organic, biodynamic and natural varieties made by female winemakers in an approachable environment. The spot is co-owned by Coly Den Haan, a sommelier and wine pioneer who showcased her vino point of view when she successfully opened downtown’s Perch and The Must. In addition to their wine list, Vinovore also offers a wine club and will also be adding gourmet bites at their grab-and-go soon. 616 Hoover St., L.A., 323.522.6713. vino-vore.com


Music Tastes Good photo courtesy of the organization. Boo at the LA Zoo photo by Jamie Pham. Art Book Sale at MOCA photo by Elon Schoenholz / Courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

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