September in Los Angeles starts with a whole array of events from Labor Day Weekend to many other festivals and shows every weekend. Make sure the catch the last 2 weekends filled with sporting activities, festivals, art exhibitions and much more.
Fri Sept 22nd
CHATSWORTH – The seated strength is an event where adults and seniors have a chance to stretch and do a light workout to relax after a long week. It starts at 10:30 am at the Chatsworth branch library, be there and bring a friend.
DTLA – Park Art is in downtown LA this week giving you a chance to explore interesting statues and other artwork. The pieces will be there at any time of the day, so if you are taking a stroll make sure to stop by and admire.
RESEDA – Attend a gentle yoga session for free at the West Valley Regional Branch Library with a certified yoga instructor. You will learn how to calm your body and your mind. All levels are welcome, you just need to bring your own mat or towel and water for hydration. See more here.
Sat Sept 23st
GRIFFITH PARK – SCREENING: BEYOND STANDING ROCK (2017) a documentary that shines a spotlight on the Dakota Access pipeline protest and its roots in a 170-year-long conflict between tribes and the U.S. government over independence, land ownership, and control of resources. The film’s breathtaking aerial cinematography and insightful interviews take viewers on a journey across three modern stories of tribal sovereignty in America. A Q&A session follows with Brian Malone, the film’s producer, director, and editor. Tickets for the screening include museum admission.
HOLLYWOOD – Double Feature: COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, Jimmy Dean, 1982, Paramount starting at 7:30 PM GOLDEN GLOBES 75th presented by the American Cinematheque, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Film.
Cost: $11 general admission, $9 Student/Senior, $7 for Cinematheque Members.
PASADENA – The Pasadena Greek Fest – St. Anthony Greek Festival – is on this weekend and there will be lots of traditional live music, amazing food, and dances. Cost: $4, 12 and under free. $2 off online.
Sun Sept 24nd
BEVERLY HILLS – The Wixen Music Authentic Voices Festival presents some of the best of both established and emerging American songwriting talent, including Andrew Bird and Lucinda Williams, over two days at Pepperdine University’s Smothers Theatre on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 from 4 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Food trucks will be on-site to offer snacks and meals.
DTLA – MARION BRIDGE Theater in Los Angeles – SJB Productions presents the West Coast Premiere of Marion Bridge by award-winning Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor, directed by Don Boughton. This comedy-drama follows three headstrong sisters who converge on their ancestral home to find they have everything and nothing in common. The play features the talent of Sarah Boughton, Carolyn Reese Crotty, and Amy DeBourget.
PASADENA – It’s the Pasadena Greek Fest last day so make sure the check out what’s this country all about before it’s over. There will be lots of traditional live music, amazing food, and dances. The cost is $4, 12 and under free, and you have $2 off online.
Fri Sept 29th
COVINA – It’s the first day of the St. Nectarios Greek Festival starting at 5-10 pm. The cost is $2, and for children 12 and under is free. If you are going by car you will have an additional parking at the Charter Oaks High School.
ENCINO: Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, and audio books for sale. Fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books available for purchase. Most books range in price from $0.50 to $1.00. See more information about the event here.
RESEDA: Attend a yoga class free of charge with a certified yoga instructor who will teach you how to calm your body and your mind. All levels are welcome; you just need to bring your own mat or towel and water for hydration. See more here.
Sat Sept 30th
COVINA – Today the St. Nectarios Greek Festival starts at 12-10 pm. Same ticketing rules apply – $2, and for children 12 and under is free. You can see more here.
GLENDALE – Tasteful and classy, Stars on Brand is an eminent community fixture and gorgeous entertainment venue located in the heart of Glendale, CA. Open every Friday and Saturday night 8:30PM to 2:00AM, Stars On Brand has something for everyone; a live music show featuring 12 international artists from genres including Pop, Jazz, Latin, Italian, Arabic, Persian and more, delicious fine dining with a set menu prepared by classically trained chefs, eclectic cocktails, and a beautifully cultivated atmosphere perfect for relaxing and enjoying pleasurable conversation
HOLLYWOOD – Fun and appropriate for all ages, The Really Awesome Improv Show features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation, is great for the whole family, and was voted “Best Kids’ comedy Show” by LA Magazine! Because there’s a rotating cast you’ll see a different cast and games each week. Great for birthday parties and family outings! The cost for all ages is $5.
SILVERLAKE – The Open Mic Ordinaire is a great comedy experience for local or visiting comedy fans. Comedy so good the Open Mic Ordinaire feels more like a show! – Larry Kawasko (Reader of 2 Time Magazines). Local or national, professional or up-coming, comedians from all over sign up online for a chance to perform and test new material at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at The Open Mic Ordinaire.
Sun Oct 1st
COVINA – It’s the last day of the St. Nectarios Greek Festival. Today it starts at 12-10 pm. Check out what is all about and why hundreds of people visit it each year.
DTLA – LA opera presents Carmen: The dazzling Ana María Martínez returns to Los Angeles as opera’s most seductive temptress. Nobody—not even a lover—can tame Carmen, who bursts into life on the stage with an intoxicating whirl of thrilling choreography, vivid orchestrations, and heart-stopping drama.
RESEDA: Enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon with a movie at the West Valley Branch Library starting at 2:15 p.m. Check out the event info here.
TOPANGA – WILL GEER’S THEATRICUM BOTANICUM 2017 SEASON – Theatricum will perform each of the plays in repertory through October 1 using a single company of actors — making it possible to see all five plays in a single summer weekend. Patrons are welcome to arrive early and picnic before a performance. Check out more Theatricum performances here.
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