To Do List: What's Happening Around LA this Weekend

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If you're a concert-goer, a theater buff, a chocolate or mezcal lover, or simply love to hang out with friends in the park and watch classic movies, Los Angeles is ripe with events to get out and enjoy this weekend. 

Friday, Sept. 27.

Gary Clark Jr.

6:30 PM

Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA

6:30 PM

FivePoint Amphitheater, Irvine, CA

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UCLA Bruins Women’s Soccer vs. California Golden Bears Women’s Soccer

7:00 PM

Wallis Annenberg Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

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Blue Man Group Speechless

8:00 PM

Hollywood Pantages Theater, Los Angeles, CA

7:00 PM

The Wiltern — Los Angeles, CA

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Saturday, Sept. 28.

LA Korean Festival

The 46th Los Angeles Korean Festival will consist of unique programs and various performances that spread awareness of Korean beauty and traditional culture throughout the city of Los Angeles.

Seoul International Park, 3250 San Marino St, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Gelato Festival America: West Hollywood 2019

The first Gelato Festival held in LA, the West Hollywood stage will share the definitive gelato experience with the City of Angels, where residents are invited to experience the delicious taste of artisan gelato and celebrate the summer’s end at the Pacific Design Center on Melrose Avenue.

Make sure you cast a vote for your favorite gelato flavor and the chef who created it - the winner will continue the journey towards the final of the Gelato Festival World Masters 2021.

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, LA, California 90069

This year’s theme is "VNAF: THE GLOW UP" with a focus on the arts, tech, nature and empowerment!

Partnering with our local San Fernando Valley Artists and Arts organizations, this creative and exciting event will feature: art, music, food and plenty of fun for the whole family with free admission. Yes, free admission! Special thanks to the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Artists will include: Debi Cable, Black Light King, Todd Meyer and Darlene Kerns presenting a glow nature garden. Special Live Performance by Selena Quintanilla tribute band Selenamos, alongside DJ & Host DJ Les Ortiz plus performances from The Gr818ers Dance Crew, Champs Charter High School of the Arts & Panorama High School.

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Baja Splash Cultural Festival

The Aquarium of the Pacific celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with the 18th Annual Baja Splash Festival. Where else can see you see ancient Aztec dance performed in the shadow of a shark tank?

This Aquarium weekend festival celebrates the beauty and diversity of Latino cultures through song, dance, art, and cultural displays.

9:00am to 5:00pm

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach

“The Addams Family”

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N Spring St

Los Angeles, CA 90012

“UP” is being shown in Glendale

Glendale Central Park – 201 E Colorado St. Glendale, CA 91205 

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59th Annual Nigerian Independence Day Carnival

Meet us at Veteran's Park in Carson, CA as we celebrate the 59th year of Nigerian Independence! Enjoy Afrobeat, Reggae, Hip Hop and R&B from some of the top DJ's in California. Enjoy authentic Nigerian cuisine.

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Veterans Park, 22400 Moneta Avenue, Carson, CA 90745

The LA Fall Beer Festival will feature over 200 beers, food trucks, dj, live music, and more surprises. The event will take place at LA Center Studios from 2pm to 6pm. Admission is $45 for general admission (3pm to 6pm), $60 for Early Admission (an added hour with specialty beers available the first hour (2pm to 6pm), and $85 for for the Connoisseur's Ticket (2pm to 6pm), which includes exclusive air conditioned bathrooms and an indoor/outdoor event deck overlooking the event featuring limited beers/one-offs not available to general admission. All ticket levels include beer with food sold separately. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

LA Center Studios 1201 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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40s’ on the Fantail – Wine, Beer, & Food Festival

Step back in time with us and relive the incredible 1940’s aboard the historic Battleship IOWA. Enjoy tasting fine Vintages, Craft Brews and Signature Bites, while raising funds and awareness for Mission 22. This event will feature top USO Entertainment ~ Headliner Jonathan Stout and His Campus Five led by Hilary AlexanderLive music by The Satin Dollz, Dance Exhibitions by The Hollywood It Girls, Big Band Tunes by DJ Little Red, Classic Cars, Photo Ops with Pin-Ups for VetsSwing Dance Lessons, Best Dressed Contest and more! Plus an official - END OF THE WAR - announcement. This event brings together all of the finer things in life with a perfect setting on the Battleship IOWA.

5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Battleship USS Iowa Museum, 250 S Harbor Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90731

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Anaheim Ducks vs. Arizona Coyotes

7:00 PM

Honda Center, Anaheim, CA

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Rod Stewart

7:30 PM

Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA

LA Chocolate Salon

Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, lovers and addicts can taste & experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world’s great culinary metropolitan areas.

10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

The Pasadena Center, Conference Building, 300 Green Street

Guests will be taken through a journey of Mexico's alcoholic beverages and spirits that showcase Mexico's traditions and 21st Century innovations, including sotol, raicilla, pox, bacanora, charanda as well as Mexican craft beers, and a few surprises. And of course to explore the diverse variety of Mexico's regional spirits, we'll need to complete the journey with the many cuisines of Mexico! There's no better place to launch this event in the U.S. than Los Angeles, where we'll pull on the culinary and creative talent of chefs and artists from different Mexican states. We'll have delicious bites from local chefs, cocktails from local bartenders, encounters with incredible personalities in the spirits world, a tiendita, and much more.

What began as a tribute to mezcal, the embodiment of Mexico, Mexico in a Bottle has evolved to showcase the growing craft beverage scene in Mexico. No longer just an agave driven movement, we now see rum, whiskey, and of course wine making its way to shelves here in the United States. The story of mezcal and these other elixirs isn’t just about alcohol, each bottle contains a piece of Mexican culture, and is a living link to history, tradition, art, and music - life and death all in a bottle.

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

7:30 PM

Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, CA

12:00 PM

Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA

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Los Angeles Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1:05 PM

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA

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