LA Beer Week
September 19-29
Greater Los Angeles Area
http://www.labeerweek.com/

This 11-day beer celebration covers Los Angeles through Orange County, culminating in a beer fest on the last day in Downtown Los Angeles. During this period, virtually every restaurant, bar, gastropub, and any other craft beer establishment will host some sort of beer event. Literally hundreds of beer events will take place over 11 days in the Greater Los Angeles Area, so for an abridged list, visit the website linked above. Even the website cannot contain every single event! Check with your local favorite brewpub to find out how they will participate. For the purposes of condensing this list, I will not include any event that directly relates to LA Beer Week, as their website will list them all.

Taste of Arcadia
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, September 23
Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia
http://arcadiacachamber.org/events/taste-of-arcadia/

The annual Taste of Arcadia returns TONIGHT, so for those planning to go, buy the $60 presale tickets now, or pay $70 at the door. More than 40 food vendors will serve samples, while over 30 other vendors will keep guests occupied between eats.

AleSmith Brewing Tap Takeover @ 38 Degrees
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, September 23
38 Degrees Ale House, Alhambra
http://www.facebook.com/events/360692790731041/

Join AleSmith Brewing’s brewmaster Bill Batten as he stocks the taps at 38 Degrees Ale House with plenty of refreshing AleSmith brews, and share a drink or two with him. Guests can park for free in the restaurant’s small parking lot, or in the parking structure to the east.

Dirty Little Secrets Rock Burlesque – End of Summer Strip Down
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm, September 25
One-Eyed Gypsy, Downtown Los Angeles
http://www.facebook.com/events/242544082560514/

Enjoy a fun FREE burlesque show courtesy of the Dirty Little Secrets this Wednesday night in Downtown Los Angeles. Guests may park on the street for free after 8pm. No one under 21 may attend.

Title Fight @ The Glass House
6:00 pm – 12:00 am, September 26
The Glass House, Pomona
http://www.theglasshouse.us/event/339317-title-fight-pomona/

Punk rock band Title Fight headlines this show this Thursday night at The Glass House in Downtown Pomona. This all-ages show costs $15. Tickets have officially SOLD OUT, but you may still find after-market tickets available on sites like Craigslist or StubHub.

Middle Class Rejects CD Release Party
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, September 26
House of Blues, Downtown Disney, Anaheim
http://www.houseofblues.com/tickets/eventdetail.php?eventid=83544

Old school punk band Middle Class Rejects will celebrate their latest album release with an all-ages show this Wednesday night at House of Blues in Downtown Disney in Anaheim. In addition to them playing, guests will also get to see Duane Peters Gun Fight, Slime Kings, Tyranis, and False Prophet. Tickets to this show cost $15. Guests can park in the Downtown Disney parking lot for free for up to five hours, so plan your trip accordingly.

Stair Climb for Los Angeles
11:00 am – 10:00 pm, September 27
YMCA, Downtown Los Angeles
http://www.ymcastairclimb.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1070058

On this day, the city will shut down Hope Street as thousands attempt to race up the stairs of the US Bank tower in Downtown Los Angeles. This all-day fest also includes food trucks, live music, a beer garden, rock-climbing walls, and more. Even if you cannot participate in the climb, the actual festival requires no fee to enter.

Feast of San Gennaro
11:00 am – 11:00 pm, September 27-29
Hollywood & Highland, West Hollywood
http://feastofla.org/

Hosted by Adam Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel, the Feast of San Gennaro makes its annual return this weekend just south of Hollywood & Highland. This street festival celebrates Italian culture in America, and will feature Italian food, desserts, drinks, music, entertainment, and more. Admission costs $5, while parking will vary.

5th Annual Surf City Surf Dog Weekend
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, September 27
9:00 am – 12:30 pm, September 28
8:00 am – 2:30 pm, September 29
Huntington Dog Beach, Huntington Beach
http://surfcitysurfdog.com/

Catch a weekend of surfing and dogs this weekend in Huntington Beach. On Friday, visit the Shorebreak Hotel for an opening reception and a dog fashion show. On Saturday, participate in a dog yoga class in the morning, spectate various dog contests, and visit the Canine Expo at The Strand on 5th. The expo lasts until Sunday, when the Surfing Dog contest also takes place. Events vary in price, so check the website for a price for each individual event.

The Vex Fine Arts Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, September 27-28
The Vex, East Los Angeles
http://www.facebook.com/events/414246662018496/

Check out this art exhibit and local music showcase dedicated to Hispanic Heritage starting this Friday night at The Vex in East LA. On Friday, experience local musicians playing their smooth songs. On Saturday, exhibit local art and a fashion show. The site does not mention an age limit or entrance fee, so bring cash just in case. Guests should park in the alley behind the building, but avoid parking too deep into the alley, or risk getting blocked by cars arriving afterwards.

14th Annual Cruisin’ For A Cure Car Show
7:00 am – 3:00 pm, September 28
OC Fair & Events Center, Costa Mesa
http://www.cruisinforacure.com/

This all-ages charity car show returns to the OC Fair this Saturday morning. Admission costs $15, and includes free prostate testing for men. Parking costs $7 for general and $10 for preferred parking.

12th Annual Irvine Global Village Festival
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, September 28
Bill Barber Park, Irvine
http://www.cityofirvine.org/globalvillage/default.asp

This international cultural festival occurs this Saturday in Irvine at Bill Barber Park. Free to park and enter for all ages, this multicultural fest features international cuisine, live entertainment, a kids village with crafts & activities, cultural & religious exhibits, and an international marketplace.

32nd Annual Adams Avenue Street Fair
10:00 am – 7:00 pm, September 28-29
Adams Avenue between 32nd & 35th Street, Normal Heights, San Diego
http://www.adamsavenuebusiness.com/Adams-Avenue-Street-Fair.html

This FREE and all-ages music festival takes place over two days this weekend on Adams Avenue in Normal Heights, between the 805 and 15 freeways. Ten blocks will close to traffic to make way for over 90 music acts on seven stages and over 350 vendor booths. Guests should take public transportation to Adams Avenue, as traffic will remain heavily congested all weekend, and parking will not exist in high numbers here.

3rd Annual Los Angeles International Tea Festival
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, September 28-29
Japanese American National Museum, Downtown Los Angeles
http://teafestivalla.com/

Sample teas from around the world, and sample Japanese cuisine at this tea festival. General admission to this all-ages festival costs $15. Guests can park for free on the street on Sunday. On Saturday, all lots and meters will operate normally.

Hangar 24 Oktoberfest & Beer Festival
11:00 am – 6:00 pm, September 28
Sylvan Park, Redlands
http://hangar24brewery.com/oktoberfest.html

Celebrate Oktoberfest like how a brewery should celebrate a beer festival! This seasonal beer fest brings out over 30 breweries, over 10 food vendors, and a handful of cultural music acts representative of the Oktoberfest background. General admission costs just $5 and simply provides entry to this all-ages fest. From there, attendees will have to pay for everything on their own. Admission with ten 4oz beer tasters cost $35 presale and $45 at the door, and includes a souvenir tasting cup. VIP admission costs $60, allows early entry, and comes with five additional beer tastes. Guests can park for free on the surrounding streets.

Bottle Share #8
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, September 28
38 Degrees Ale House, Alhambra
http://www.facebook.com/events/709560702394090/

Brew your own beer? Got an interested craft beer to share? Bring it to 38 Degrees’ monthly bottle share event, taking place this Saturday afternoon, and discover other great beers too. Free to attend, guests should bring approximately 40-50 ounce’s worth of beer. The restaurant has its own free parking lot.

Septemberfest
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, September 28
LA Center Studios, West LA
http://www.drinkeatplay.com/septemberfest/

America’s answer to Oktoberfest, this American spin on Oktoberfest will feature over 150 craft beers, food trucks, live bands, and more. Where Oktoberfest celebrates German culture, Septemberfest celebrates America and everything great about it. Presale tickets cost $40, while tickets at the door cost $50, if any remain.

Glow Santa Monica
7:00 pm – 3:00 am, September 28
Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
http://glowsantamonica.org/

This free all-ages nighttime art gala brings artists from around the world to illuminate the sky with brilliant & bright works of art. This all-night outdoors art exhibit covers multiple blocks in Santa Monica, the pier, and the beaches. Similar to Autumn Lights, guests can walk around and interact with some of the exhibits. Guests should take public transportation to the beach, as traffic will remain heavy in this area all night.

Whitekaps, Sick Sense, The Penetrators @ Sports Zone
9:00 pm – 1:00 am, September 28
Sports Zone, Fontana
http://www.facebook.com/events/307979512677418/

Catch old school punk band Whitekaps as they headline this show out in Fontana with Sick Sense and The Penetrators. Admission to this all-ages show costs just $8.

Orange County Children’s Book Festival
9:30 am – 4:00 pm, September 29
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa
http://kidsbookfestival.com/

This FREE all-ages fair caters to families as it presents thousands of children’s book available to read or buy. The fair will also host multiple stages complete with family-friendly entertainment.

29th Annual Abbot Kinney Festival
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, September 29
Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice
http://abbotkinney.org/

This free all-ages street fair showcases the best of local businesses in food, drinks, merchandise, apparel, accessories, art, crafts, local music, and more. Abbot Kinney will close to traffic to allow the thousands of visitors to freely roam the streets and explore all the vendors.

Sederra, Assuming We Survive, Versus The World, Rick Thorne @ Loaded Hollywood
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm, September 29
Loaded Hollywood, Los Angeles
http://www.facebook.com/events/245544815595519/

Local rock bands play a matinee show this Sunday afternoon. The event page does not mention an age limit, entry fee, or parking information.

GFP @ Gaslamp Long Beach
3:00 pm – 10:00 pm, September 29
Gaslamp, Long Beach
http://www.facebook.com/events/698143343544735/

General Fucking Principles headlines a hardcore punk show this Sunday at Gaslamp in Long Beach with Luicidal, Hemlock, Long Beach All Day, and more local bands. This all-ages show costs $12 to enter.

2013 Thai Food Festival
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm, September 29
Paramount Pictures Studios, Los Angeles
http://thaifoodfest.eventbrite.com/

Sample food from some of Los Angeles’ top Thai food chefs at the Thai Food Festival this Sunday. General admission to this all-ages tasting event costs $50.

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