Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

September 21-24


BeachLife Ranch Music Fest

Sept. 22-24. The Festival celebrates the cowboy surfer lifestyle, inviting everyone for a weekend of bbq and live music with a stellar lineup featuring Jack Johnson, The Doobie Brothers, Cody Jinks, Brad Paisley and others. Friday, 12-10:30 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 239 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. beachliferanch.com

The “Other” Art Fair

Sept. 21-24. This Barker Hangar event features a curated lineup of over 140 independent artists along with live DJ sets, interactive activations, installations, and a cash bar. Special guest artist Charles Michael Davis will be on hand, creating scenes and portraits influenced by his black & white photography series “Park Menagerie.” Starts Thursday, at 10 p.m. 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. theotherartfair.com

Angel of Light

Now Open. Delve into “Angel of Light”, an immersive walkthrough horror experience at the historic Los Angeles Theater. Set in 1935, the haunting fusion of technology and live theater journeys through ominous corridors and hidden recesses exposing ancient curses and sinister revelations. Wednesday-Sunday, starts at 5:30 p.m. 615 S. Broadway, Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Earth Edition: A Festival of Eco-Consciousness 

Until Sept. 24. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience Visions2030 at the California Institute of the Arts, an eco-centric event featuring cutting-edge tech exhibits, sustainability innovations and family-friendly activities such as goat yoga and Indigenous storytelling. The Lumisphere Experience showcases our planet’s eco-futures through interconnected “dream domes”. Friday-Saturday, at 11 a.m-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia. eartheditionfestival.la

Haunted Hayride

Starts Sept. 22. Celebrating its 15th year, the LA Haunted Hayride returns to Griffith Park and a revamped experience featuring fresh horror scenes with cutting-edge effects and new wagons. Delve into the eerie village of Midnight Falls, full of Halloween-themed activities, attractions food options from on-site food trucks. Starts Friday, at 7 p.m. 4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles. losangeleshauntedhayride.com

Food + Drinks

L.A Food Bowl Returns

Sept. 22-24. The Night Market returns to Paramount Pictures Studios backlot for a three-day culinary festival. Offered are unlimited tastings from over 120 restaurants each session, alongside live culinary demonstrations from chefs and personalities such as Bricia Lopez (Guelaguetza), Danny Trejo (Trejo’s Tacos), Ahmad Alzahabi (The Golden Balance), and Nick DiGiovanni (YouTube, “MasterChef”), complemented by DJ sets. Starts Friday, at 7 p.m. 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. lafoodbowl.com

asterid x Mal Bien Mezcal Dinner

Sept. 21. Enjoy a one night only exclusive mezcal pairing dinner at asterid, where Chef Ray Garcia will craft a four-course culinary experience complemented by specially paired mezcals from Mal Bien and a welcome cocktail from beverage director Chris Chernock. Thursday at 6 p.m. 141 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

The Brown Sheep

Now Open. The vintage food truck curated by Chef Ray Garcia on Level 8’s spacious outdoor terrace offers a blend of Mexican comfort dishes with an LA twist, such as panilocos, hot chicken tacos, and lengua cheesesteak. In the evenings, the ambiance is enhanced by DJs playing from a booth crafted from a classic sports car’s front end. Wednesday & Sunday, 5:30-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5:30 p.m.-3 a.m. 1260 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. brownsheepdtla.com

Big Game Specials at Pink Taco

Now Open. Football season takes center stage at Pink Taco on Sunset Boulevard with the introduction of its “Pink Zone” football happy hour every Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can relish tacos, street corn, nachos, and other appetizers for under $8, complemented by $8 classic margaritas. Fantasy football enthusiasts can logon to complimentary WIFI to track their teams and players seamlessly. Open daily, hours vary. 8225 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. pinktaco.com

Arts + Culture

John Legend with Orchestra & Gospel Choir

Sept. 23. Following his recent sold-out shows at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Grammy award-winner delivers a unique concert experience at the Hollywood Bowl presenting orchestral versions of his biggest hits and tracks from his album, LEGEND. Saturday, at 8 p.m. 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Spider Pavilion

Now Open. Enter the fascinating world of spiders in the unique seasonal pavilion at the Natural History Museum. Wander through the open-air section, observing hundreds of orb weavers and their intricate webs. The spider den offers a closer look at various species, from tarantulas to jumping spiders, all enclosed for safety. Museum educators are on hand to share intriguing tales and answer any spider-related queries. Open daily, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.. 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles. nhm.org

Tim Meadows at The Wallis

Sept. 22. Tim Meadows, one of SNL’s longest-tenured cast members performs a one night stand-up set at the Wallis showcasing his exceptional skill in impressions, personal anecdotes and comedic insights. Friday, starts 7:30 p.m. 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. thewallis.org

SURVIVOR Buff Takeover

Sept. 21-25. To celebrate the 45th season premiere of the CBS reality series SURVIVOR, the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! dinosaur in Hollywood will be adorned with an oversized version of the iconic SURVIVOR “buff”. This gesture is part of a nationwide initiative, highlighting various landmarks that epitomize strength, either through sheer size or their representation of remarkable achievements in various fields. Starts Thursday, 11 a.m. 6780 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. ripleys.com

Photo credit: Ripley’s Dino courtesy by Hunt & Gather. Pop-Up Portrait by Charles Michael Davis. The Brown Sheep courtesy of by Andrea D’Agosto.  All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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