Discover SoCal

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By flying into Hollywood Burbank Airport, you can get to everything Los Angeles has to offer quicker. With attractions like LA Live, the Hollywood Bowl, Griffith Park, the Rose Bowl and the Walk of Fame just a hop and a skip away, there’s no shortage of amazing experiences to be had after you touch down. We’ve curated a short list of the best art, music, cultural and sporting events that SoCal has to offer below—fun has never been closer!

  1. Luis Alfonso Villalobos Artwork
    It’s All Black & White: Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
    Aug. 27–Dec. 8

    Artists turn to black and white to explore essential visual effects. These colors carry deep psychological meaning ranging from white’s association with light and purity to black’s connection to darkness and death. This exhibition looks at a fascinating array of contemporary art that delves into the eternal mysteries of black and white. Admission is FREE. A special opening reception will be held Sunday, September 15 from 4–6 p.m., and Foundation Director Billie Milam Weisman will host a walkthrough at 4 p.m. There is no admission charge and the public is invited to attend.

    Frederick R. Weisman Museum, Pepperdine University

    24255 Pacific Coast Highway
    Malibu, CA 90263
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  2. The Heal performance
    Outdoor Classical Theater: The Heal
    Thursdays–Saturdays, Sept. 5–Sept. 28

    Outdoor Theater – A bold new version of Sophocles’s timeless tale of hurting—and healing. The wounded Philoctetes (Phil) has suffered alone on a desert island for years, stranded there by Odysseus. But now Odysseus needs Phil’s magic weapons to win the Trojan War and enlists Achilles’s daughter Nia to help make peace. Director/adaptor Aaron Posner creates an irreverent, spiritual, musical exploration about the wounds we carry, the ones we cause, and the redeeming power of human connection. With music by Cliff Eberhardt and co-produced by Maryland’s Round House Theatre. Advance ticket required.

    The Getty Villa

    17985 Pacific Coast Highway
    Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
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  3. Panthera Atrox figure
    Cyntha Minet: Jacked
    Sept. 29, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020

    Los Angeles-based sculptor Cynthia Minet’s colorful, multi-media installation addresses our complicated relationship with petrochemicals and the history of the Miracle Mile neighborhood.

    Craft Contemporary

    5814 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
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  4. Autumn Artwork by Liliana Simanton
    Autumn Impressions: Painting the American Landscape
    Aug. 18 - Oct. 13

    Exhibition – The California Art Club continues over a century of tradition, presenting America’s stunning and varied landscapes in masterfully crafted paintings in this special group exhibition dedicated to the Fall Season. FREE and open to the public. Gallery Opening Reception, Sunday, August 18, 12:00 p.m.

    The Muckenthaler Cultural Center

    1201 W. Malvern Ave
    Fullerton, CA 92833

    (714) 738-6595
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  5. Academy Museum rendering
    Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
    Coming Soon

    The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies and moviemaking when it opens in 2020. Located on Wilshire and Fairfax in Los Angeles, the Museum will be immersive, experimental, educational, and entertaining, offering six floors of exhibition space, two state-of-the-art theaters, the Shirley Temple Education Studio, a restaurant, café, store, and the Sphere Building’s Dolby Family Terrace, with sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills.

    Image: Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Exterior Rendering ©Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©Academy Museum Foundation/Image from L’Autre Image

    Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

    6067 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

    (310) 247-3000
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  6. Zombie Hunter Train
    October 2019 (see website for dates)

    Take a train ride through the battle grounds of the Zombie Apocalypse! You will be armed with a paintball gun loaded with Zombie flesh eating toxic paintballs. Help beat back the attacking zombies and return the un-dead to the dead! Help save humanity!

    Snacks and beverages are available. For those over 21 liquid courage is also available.


    Fillmore & Western Railway Co.

    364 Main St
    Fillmore, CA 93015

    (805) 524-2546
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  7. Six Flags Fright Fest
    Sept. 14-Nov. 3

    Fright Fest, presented by SNICKERS®, is back for select days September 14-November 3 at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Be prepared to be scared as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy thrilling rides and activities during the day and a frightening evening after the sun goes down. At Fright Fest, you won’t have any place to hide with several mazes and scare zones located throughout the park. The stuff of nightmares lurk around every corner as the dark of night and dense fog hovers over the park. The ghouls are set free for their daily hunting rituals. BEWARE! You’ve been warned, there is no place to hide!

    Six Flags Magic Mountain

    26101 Magic Mountain Parkway
    Valencia, CA 91355
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  8. watching socialism exhibition
    Watching Socialism: The Television Revolution in Eastern Europe
    June 23 - Oct. 20

    Co-curated by the Wende Museum and British scholars Sabina Mihelj and Susan Reid, Watching Socialism: The Television Revolution in Eastern Europe features excerpts from news programs as well as sitcoms, cartoons, subversive interventions, and other televised content alongside TV-related magazines, artifacts, toys, and television sets from the Eastern Bloc, offering a chance to experience what it was really like to watch TV on the other side of the Iron Curtain.

    The Wende Museum

    10808 Culver Blvd
    Culver City, CA 90230
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  9. Balloons & Bubbles at The Draycott
    July 16 - Dec. 31

    Tuesday is Family Night at The Draycott, where a Balloon Artist will twist animals, shapes, and creations for kids of all ages. And while the kids are playing with their balloon swords or, riding their balloon bicycles on the lawn, enjoy Happy Hour at The Draycott, featuring reduced-priced cocktails, spirits, wines, and bubbles by the glass. Reservations suggested.

    Palisades Village

    15225 Palisades Village Lane
    Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

    (310) 525-1380
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  10. "Nineteen Nineteen" artwork
    Nineteen Nineteen
    Sept. 21, 2019–Jan 20, 2020

    The Huntington’s Centennial Celebration kicks off with “Nineteen Nineteen,” a major exhibition that examines the institution and its founding through the prism of a single, tumultuous year, with a display of more than 250 objects drawn from The Huntington’s library and art collections. In 1919, as Henry and Arabella Huntington signed the trust document that would transform their property into a public institution, the United States roiled in the aftermath of World War I. Organized around themes defined by the verbs “Fight,” “Return,” “Map,” “Move,” and “Build,” the exhibition showcases items that embody an era in flux. Rare books, posters, letters, photographs, diaries, paintings, sculpture, and ephemera will be on view.

    The Huntington

    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, CA 91108

    (626) 405-2100
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  11. Mineo Mizuno artwork
    Mineo Mizuno: Harmony
    Aug. 10–Nov. 11

    For several years, Mineo Mizuno has lived on Fort Mountain Ranch in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The intense beauty of the idyllic forest has inspired the artist’s latest body of work, which includes interventions across the property using ceramics, fallen trees, and manzanita shrubs removed to avert fires.

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    5905 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
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  12. Paramount Pictures After Dark Tour
    Sept. 20-Nov. 16

    Come visit Paramount Pictures and experience this season’s Tales from the Other Side tour, a 2.5 hour opportunity to explore the studio’s infamous backlot and stages, with exclusive access to the Forever Hollywood Cemetery! After this mysterious adventure you’ll certainly think twice before wishing for a “Hollywood ending.”

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  13. Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
    Sept. 28-Nov. 2

    The 11th annual Los Angeles Haunted Hayride will see Griffith Park become Midnight Falls, an eerie and mysterious village set in 1985, where time stands still and it is always Halloween. Numerous mazes, games and attractions await you in this strange town.

    Griffith Park

    4730 Crystal Springs Dr.
    Los Angeles, CA 90027
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  14. Level 8 Drive-In at The Grove: Iron Man
    Sept. 25

    Drive on up to the top floor of The Grove LA’s parking structure for a next-level cinematic experience. The Level 8 Drive-In summer movie series features park-and-dine ordering, panoramic city views and photo ops with iconic cars from the films. The final movie in the series is Iron Man. A homage to the beloved Gilmore Drive-In Movie Theater, guests of Level 8 Drive-In at The Grove will be immersed in the world of Tony Stark, including his Ford Flathead Roadster “Hotrod” from the film.

    The Grove LA

    189 The Grove Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

    (323) 900-8080 Tickets/More Info
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  15. Color lithograph from an aluminum plate
    Aug. 31 - Nov. 3

    Exhibition – belonging is an intimate grouping of works that center Black American domesticity and placemaking. The exhibition is inspired by the bell hooks novel, Belonging: A Culture of Place (2009), a collection of essays that explores notions of home through hooks’s personal journey to and from her birthplace in Kentucky. Featuring works by Edgar ArceneauxRodney McMillianKori NewkirkMichael QueenlandBetye Saar, and Lorna Simpson, belonging explores the interiority of Black American life through the domestic realm, as place where intimacy, family, and personal identity intersect with broader issues of class, race, and politics.

    Hammer Museum

    10899 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90024

    (310) 443-7000
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