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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. zombie train
    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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  6. Six Flags Fright Fest theme
    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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. "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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  10. 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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  11. Paramount Pictures gate
    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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  12. Los Angeles Haunted Hayride actors
    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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  13. Clippers #23 Lou Williams
    NBA Opening Night - Lakers @ Clippers
    Oct. 22

    After the offseason saw both teams accomplish landmark roster moves, the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers battle for LA on opening night of the NBA. Watch LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the new-look Lakers match up with Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and a rising Clippers team at Staples Center to start an exciting new basketball season.

    Staples Center

    1111 S Figueroa St
    Los Angeles, CA 90015
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  14. woman in Day of the Dead attire
    Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever
    Nov. 2

    Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever cemetery was envisioned for the purpose of providing an authentic venue, in which this ancient tradition could be genuinely observed, celebrated and preserved. Tyler Cassity and Deisy Marquez conceived this festival of life as a platform which would synthesize creativity for the means of remembering the departed spirits of our lives. This event has provided a gateway for those who wish to re-acquaint themselves with their deeply rooted traditions and profoundly engage with one of the most devotional celebrations for the continuous cycle of life.

    Hollywood Forever Cemetery

    6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90038
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  15. marathoners crossing bridge
    Santa Clarita Marathon
    Nov. 2-Nov. 3

    The Santa Clarita Marathon, an official qualifying race for the Boston Marathon, will test the physical boundaries of the human body. The weekend will include a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K run, 5K run and Mayor’s Walk. Want to test your endurance during Marathon weekend? Sign up for a challenge and complete multiple races! Run any two events for the Double Feature, or take it to the limit with three events in the Trilogy challenge. Completing either challenge will earn you an exclusive Double Feature or Trilogy finisher medal and long sleeve performance shirt.

    Sign up now! Online Registration closes October 27, 2019, at 11:00 p.m.

    Westfield Valencia Town Center

    24201 Valencia Blvd.
    Valencia, CA 91355
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  16. Quentin Tarantino
    Once Upon A Time In Hollywood: An Evening With Quentin Tarantino & Friends
    Oct. 2

    The GRAMMY Museum will present a special evening with Quentin Tarantino celebrating the recent music-laden film, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood and its soundtrack. The program will begin with a panel discussion including Quentin Tarantino, Mark Lindsay (co-founder and original lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders) whose songs are featured on the soundtrack, along with music writer and critic David Wild, and GRAMMY Museum moderator Scott Goldman. Following the discussion, Mark Lindsay will perform a few of his songs from the soundtrack, featuring a choral ensemble from Tesoro High School.

    GRAMMY Museum

    800 W Olympic Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90015
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  17. women standing in front of wall
    W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine
    Oct. 5 - Dec. 29

    Complex, challenging, and immersive, W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine is a historical look at civilization’s relationship with barriers, both real and imagined. Featuring over 70 artists and photographers, W|ALLS invites guests to contemplate how these structures – from the decorative to the divine – affect the human psyche and why we keep building them.

    Annenberg Space for Photography

    2000 Avenue of the Stars
    Los Angeles, CA 90067
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  18. Sherman Oaks Street Fair logo
    29th Annual Sherman Oaks Street Fair
    Oct. 20

    The Sherman Oaks Street Fair attracts over 100,000 people from all walks of life, and takes place along a half mile stretch in the heart of Sherman Oaks. Enjoy live music, carnival rides, local food/drinks and more!

    Sherman Oaks

    14827 Ventura Blvd.
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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  19. Burbank Winter Wine Walk banner
    Burbank Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Fair
    Nov. 18

    Experience the holiday magic in Downtown Burbank at the Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Fair! This event will showcase world-class wineries and breweries at special tasting sites throughout downtown, and will also feature live entertainment, shop artists, crafters and more.

    Downtown Burbank

    145 S. San Fernando Blvd.
    Burbank, CA 91505
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  20. Rooftop Cinema Club - LEVEL Downtown
    Movies throughout Oct.

    Experience some of your favorite classic movies next to the LA skyline with Rooftop Cinema Club! Located on the roof of LEVEL in Downtown LA, Rooftop Cinema Club offers beautiful city views, personal headphones, excellent dining options and more.

    LEVEL Downtown

    888 South Olive St
    Los Angeles, CA 90015
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  21. 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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