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September 2016 Events & Activities For Los Angeles

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With summer over, it's time to celebrate the beginnings of fall. From the last of the outdoor movie events to food festivals and the start of Halloween-inspired activities, September offers a ton of great things to do.

September 2 - 25, 2016
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LA County Fair
Los Angeles County Fair Grounds
1011 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 865-4590

The LA County Fair is back again this year and promises to be bigger and better than years before! When it comes to thinking of LA, one might not think of fried foods, farm animals, fair rides and competitions, but the beauty of Los Angeles is its diverse cultural events. Dare to discover rides, the Jurassic planet exhibit, the Farm at the Fairplex, and dare to indulge in award-winning wines, spirits, craft beers, tasty eats. The Fair is open from Wednesday's to Sunday's, and will sure to be a great day (or night) out. Visit our Guide To The L.A. County Fair for more information.

September 12, 2016
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PaleyFest Fall TV Previews
The Paley Center for Media
465 N Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 786-1000

PaleyFest Fall TV Previews is back for its 10th year, and is once again giving audiences a sneak peek into some of the most highly anticipated series premiering this fall. Tonight's festivities start with a red carpet for the new show Pure Genius, followed by a screening and panel discussion. Cast and crew, including Dermot Mulroney and Jason Katims, will be on hand to answer questions and give insight into the new show. Screenings of Kevin Can Wait, MacGyver, and Bull will follow, giving you a full night of insider tv viewing.

Now Until October 2, 2016
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Barnsdall Outdoor Movie Nights
4800 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-6269

There's nothing quite like an outdoor movie. Grab a blanket, and some food and picnic at Barnsdall Park and watch screenings from the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation and the cinefamily. Throughout September, the west lawn of Hollyhock House will be the setting for five movies, which will be shown in terrific high resolution quality. Before the screenings, DJ's as well as wine tasting and food from food trucks will be on hand as well. The event is 21+ though, and pets are not allowed.

September 13, 14 & 15 2016
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Wilco At The Theatre At Ace Hotel
Ace Hotel
929 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 623-3233

The Ace Hotel's theatre is a great setting to see a classic band. Wilco will be playing a three night series at the theatre, along with opening acts Kevin Morby, Jeff Parker and Dave & Phil Alvin. All shows begin at 7:30pm, but come earlier and enjoy a drink inside the hotel.

September 14 2016
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Dodger Stadium
1000 Vin Scully Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(866) 363-4377

Tonight, the hottest ticket in town is to see Beyoncé at Dodger Stadium for her Formation World Tour. It's safe to say that Queen Bey will be putting on a show you won't want to miss. Enjoy performances from her recent release Lemonade, as well as many of her powerful hits from past albums. From elaborate costume changes to grand effects, Beyoncé never disappoints.

September 15, 2016
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Silver Lake Picture Show
Sunset Triangle Plaza
1523 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 308-3039

During these warm nights, there's nothing better than watching a free movie under the stars. Tonight, head over to Silver Lake's Sunset Triangle Plaza and watch Labyrinth . The evening begins at 7pm and ends at 11pm.

September 16, 2016
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L.A. Zoo Roaring Nights: 1980s Edition
L.A. Zoo
5333 Zoo Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-6042

Are you ready to have a totally rad Friday? Tonight the L.A. Zoo goes full 80s with their Roaring Nights summer music series, complete with a live 80's cover band, and tributes to Prince and David Bowie. Legendary 80's DJ, Richard Blade, will also be spinning the hits of the decade, while two additional DJs will host a "Silent Disco," where guests can make their own musical choices with wireless headphones. Dress to impress with your best 80's attire for not only some fun album cover photo ops, but also the chance to win a costume contest. Of course there will be food trucks and full-service bars to keep you going, as well as a "Neon Paint Party," vintage video games, and pop-up zookeeper talks and animal encounters. This bodacious bash is for ages 18 and up, and goes from 7pm - 11pm.

September 16, 2016 - November 5, 2016
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Halloween Horror Nights
Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
818) 622-3801

Universal Studios has amped up its annual Halloween event, Halloween Horror Nights, by making it scarier than past years! That is pretty hard to do! Featuring more surprises, more screams, seven themed mazes, scare zones, and a terror tram with tie ins to popular TV shows and movies like "The Walking Dead," "The Purge," Halloween," "The Exorcist" and more, you'll can be sure you'll be pretty scared by the end of the evening. Times, tickets and packages are available online.

September 17, 2016
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Glendale Open Arts & Music Festival
Central Park
201 E. Colorado St.
Glendale, CA 91205

Glendale will be putting on their inaugural arts and music festival today with plenty of great things to see and do. From music performances, beer and wine gardens, arts markets and more, you'll also get to enter the Museum of Neon Art and see public art installations.

September 17, 2016
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Santa Monica HS Memorial Greek Amphitheater
601 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA

Each week throughout the summer, the series travels to a different location around the city offering screenings of cult films on inflatable screens, as well as bites from food trucks and music from great bands. Tonight's event is from 5pm to 10pm and will be showing Purple Rain. Begin the evening by listening to live music by Vokes, and enjoying delicious bites from a wide range of food trucks like B Sweet, Canvas, The Grilled Cheese Truck, The Lobos Truck, Brasil Kiss, and many more. Dogs are allowed, too! Doors open at 5pm, music starts at 7pm and the movie will begin at 8pm.

September 17, 2016 - October 16, 2016
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See "Macbeth"
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-0711

For almost a month, Plácido Domingo will be playing Macbeth as James Conlon conducts an amazing version of this classic thriller. The scene for this the great Macbeth story will be the classic Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Shakespeare's Macbeth tells the story of the damaging physical and mental effects of political ambition. Ekaterina Semenchuk plays the calculating and cunning Lady Macbeth.

September 22, 2016 - October 31, 2016
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Knott's Berry Farm's Halloween Haunt
Knott's Berry Farm
039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 220-5200

Knott's Halloween Haunt is one of the oldest and largest events held at Knott's Berry Farm. As one of California's best theme parks and one that is known for their Halloween events, locals can be assured that their annual Halloween Haunt is back again this year. The park will transform itself into Knott's Scary Farm, where more than one thousand monsters roam the park. There will be 10 mazes, 4 really frightening "scare zones," and much more to get you in the spirit of the season.

September 23, 2016
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Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours
135 N Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-0777

Take a trip through space, time and the imaginative as Los Angeles' classic Music Center creates another world late into the night. Taking inspiration from science fiction, and the future, TThe Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion will be transformed into a place to experience the past, the present, and a look into the future. Aside from musical performances, space-inspired music curated by Dublab, you can take a tour of the backstage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and also view stars through professional telescopes. More information about the event and offerings can be found here.

September 23, 2016
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Taste America!: James Beard
214 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-1507

Today, The James Beard Foundation is beginning its Taste America! tour with its first stop in our great city. The foundation is hosting a Night of Culinary Stars event at downtown LA's Vibiana where
the evening will start with a cocktail reception with drinks, and hors d'oeuvres from some of LA's top local chefs and restaurateurs. Among those stars will include Nyesha Arrington of Leona and Jeremy Fox of Santa Monica's Rustic Canyon restaurant. The event will then invite guests to be part of a memorable dinner prepared by James Beard Award winning chefs Curtis Stone, Hedy Goldsmith, Scott Conant, and Neal Fraser. This one-of-a-kind dining experience is an event you won't want to miss if you're a foodie.

September 23, 2016 - October 31, 2016
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Mickey's Halloween Party
1313 Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802
(877) 560-6477

Tonight, Disneyland will begin its annual transformation of its park into a place full of Halloween spirit. But, although the park will be full of Halloween spirit, there are set times when the park really comes alive for Mickey's Halloween Party with trick or treating, Halloween Screams firework shows, parades, and much more. Visit for more information on events, dates and times.

September 23, 24 & 25 2016
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Feast of San Gennaro
Various Locations

An Italian tradition that began with new immigrants to the United States in 1926, the Feast of San Gennaro has become both a religious and commemorative event that celebrates the Italian culture, food and family. This year, the Feast of San Gennaro Los Angeles will take place September 23, 24 and 25 at various locations. This is your chance to celebrate Italian culture, take in great live music, play bocce ball, listen to grand opera singers, play bingo and more. The three day festival is a favorite event each year to attend.

September 25 2016
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Abbot Kinney Festival
Various Locations

From 10am to 6pm, The Abbot Kinney Festival will take over this popular street with plenty of food, rides, music and more. Now in its 32nd year, the festival takes place along a mile of the popular Boulevard. There will be over 300 quality vendors in attendance, top food trucks and booths serving delicious food, kids rides and games, 5 live music stages, 3 beer gardens, and much more to keep visitors entertained. The event is free as well!

September 29, 2016
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Laugh With Tracy Morgan
The Novo
800 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 765-7000

Funnyman Tracy Morgan will be hosting an audience of over 2000 lucky people at The Novo in downtown L.A. This intimate indoor club at L.A. Live will be the setting to hear Morgan pull out all of his jokes after the former SNL and 30 Rock star makes his comedic comeback after a recovery from a car accident.

September 16 - September 30, 2016
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Jazz at LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-6000

Los Angeles' famed LACMA museum offers jazz music by some of Southern California's leading and best artists. Celebrating over 20 years at the museum, the jazz program is still one of the museum's favorite events and offerings for locals to attend. Jazz at LACMA is a celebration of everything great jazz has to offer, with LA's best musicians being featured. Wayne Shorter, John Clayton, Kenny Burrell, Les McCann, Billy Childs, Arturo Sandoval, Cannonball-Coltrane Project, and Ernie Watts are just some of the terrific legends that have made this event great.

September 29, 2016
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Santa Monica HS Memorial Greek Amphitheater
Laemmle NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Eat|See|Hear is back again today for a screening at the great Laemmle Noho 7 theater from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. The North Hollywood top theater will be offering a showing of the most acclaimed Star Trek adventure of all time with Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

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