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June 2019

June 1 - October 31
Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Hollywood, CA 90068 United States

Ford Theatres 2019 Summer Season

The historic Ford Theatres presents a summer season of music, dance, theatre, film and family events in its 1,200-seat outdoor Amphitheatre. Picnicking is encouraged! Food and beverages are available for purchase onsite.   Check online for detail on performances, ticket prices, dates and times.

October 2019

October 10 - October 20
Avalon Ballroom, 1 Casino Way
Avalon, Catalina Island, CA United States

33rd Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival

West Coast’s premier smooth jazz event features the newest and best in smooth jazz. Jazz fans from around the country flock to Avalon for this event year after year. Over 30 top recording artists are scheduled to perform at the festival, which always takes place in October.   Tickets start at $40 October 10 – 13 October 17 – 20

October 13 - October 17
Laemmle Monica FIlm Center, 1332 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States

12th Annual Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival

Showcasing the best in new Brazilian cinema and providing the movie-loving public with access to some of the most critically and important Brazilian filmmakers, film industry professionals and emerging new talent by bringing them together in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world. The Festival features special programs including Filmmakers Retreat, several panels, intimate Coffee Talks and much more. Additionally, the Festival screens short films created by Brazilian talents living in the United States.   Check the website…

October 18 - October 24
Los Angeles, CA United States

20th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles

Presentation of contemporary Polish Cinema: features, short films, documentaries, and animation. Check online for films, locations, and ticket prices. Laemmle’s NoHo 7 Theatre, 5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood Laemmle’s Royal, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States

Odd Nights at the Autry

Enjoy an evening al fresco at the Odd Market, an “indie” bazaar with food trucks, live music, and the coolest SoCal vendors for crafts, vintage items, home goods, and oddities. Select museum galleries will be open from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. For a list of vendors and other event updates, visit TheOddMarket.com.

October 25 - November 2
El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Día de los Muertos – Novenario Procession at Olvera Street

For over 30 years, the merchants on Olvera Street have celebrated Día de los Muertos. The celebration has evolved to incorporate the pre-Columbian, Aztec, Mayan and Catholic rituals surrounding death. Each night, a vibrant and colorful procession sets the stage for our ceremony. Día de los Muertos is, in fact, a celebration of life – it is not a time to mourn our loved ones, rather it is a time to remember the lives they lead and the many things…

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Check website for route map, , CA United States

626 Golden Streets: SGV Streets and Treats

Inspired by CicLAvia, the weekly street closure event in Bogotá, Colombia, established over 30 years ago, CicLAvia consists of the temporary opening of Los Angeles streets to all. Join San Gabriel Valley this month for 4.5 miles open streets event! This event on will connect #ActiveSGV’s home at the Jeff Seymour Center in El Monte, the annual Dia de los Muertos festival on Main Street, and the South El Monte Civic Center.   Check website for route map

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
$17.95 – $28.95

Scarium of the Pacific

Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s twentieth annual Scarium of the Pacific—a spooktacular, educational Halloween event for the whole family. Enjoy special Halloween programs, including the annual children’s costume contest, creepy coloring contest, magic shows, underwater pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling, and kooky crafts, and meet eerie animals in the Great Hall.     $29.95 Adults, $26.95 Seniors, $17.95 Children (3 -11), Free – children under 3 and Aquarium members

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Franklin High School, 820 N. Ave 54
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States

13th Annual Native American Heritage Month Community Pow Wow

Come and enjoy dance, music, song, food, arts/crafts vendors, information/community resources and cultural traditions of the Urban American Indian community of Southern California.

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Grand Park’s Downtown Día de los Muertos

Grand Park celebrates the traditions of Día de los Muertos with multiple ways to experience and learn about the holiday. The park will present 50 altars and art installations created by local artists and community groups and offer free guided lunchtime tours, which will highlight the artwork and discuss the traditions of the holiday.   Check website for time


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