Red Lion Oktoberfest
To celebrate Oktoberfest, this German Silverlake spot will be unveiling a new collectible stein, Licher Oktoberfest on tap, new menu perks (including a special sausage), and their very own German superstar, Heino. Order up a massive boots of beer in their outdoor beer garden. Friday-October 19; 2366 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039

Oktoberfest celebrations at Angel City Brewery 
The brewery invites you to the Public House for the ultimate California Oktoberfest festival. There will be food from Schreiner Fine Sausages, including sausage and kraut boats, apple strudel, cheese dip and potato salad; locally made soft pretzels from Premium Pub Food; and a variety of Oktoberfest themed competitions: keg rages, sauerkraut eating contest, stein races, and mug hoisting. Plus, don’t miss live Polka music, a photo booth, cornhole, ping pong and darts, tours on the hour from 1-5, and special discounts in the Angel City Retail Shoppe. For this event, Angel City is partnering with the Downtown Women’s Center, a neighborhood organization whose mission is to provide permanent supportive housing and a safe and healthy community to advocate ending homelessness for women. A portion of the event’s beer and retail store sales will go back to the Center. Sunday, noon-10 pm

Bru Haus Oktoberfest
This Westside restaurant is full of beers, burgers, and brats. They are officially starting Oktoberfest with tap takeovers by German classics Weihenstephaner and Schonramer, along with other craft brews. They’ll also be dishing up classic and exotic sausages, like alligator, giant Bavaria pretzels, and hosting contests and glass stein giveaways throughout the festivities. Saturday-October 5; 1831 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025

Big Bear Oktoberfest
Get out of the heat and head up to the part of CA that feels appropriate for Oktoberfest. you will find German-import bands, brews and brats, your classic beer-drinking and stein-holding contests, and a log-sawing contest. I mean, why not? Saturday- October 25; 42900 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Burger Brat Pack at Plan Check
Plan Check will be doing its own mashup of German fare with the Burger Brat Pack, a limited-edition (15 each day!) pork and beef bratwurst patty that’s smeared with atomic beer mustard, topped with beer-braised sauerkraut and caramelized onions, on a house-made pretzel bun, and paired with a pint of Licher Oktoberfest. Saturday-October 5; 351 N Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Wirtshaus Oktoberfest
This German restaurant and beer garden that feels like Oktoberfaest all year long, will kick off the fest with a surprise German celebrity guest tapping the ceremonial Oktoberfest keg, which dining guests can drink from for free until the well runs dry. Rotating German beer and brat specials will be available, German bands will jam on Fridays and Saturdays, and the staff will be wearing lederhosen and dirndls. Saturday-November 1; 345 N La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036

This musical Oktoberfest celebration has tunes curated by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (including Deap Vally, Head Wound City, and Black Sabbitch), performers from the Magic Castle, beer gardens and food trucks. $5; Saturday, 3-10 pm; 1623 Allesandro St., Echo Park, CA 90026

Old World Oktoberfest
The second oldest Oktoberfest in the area partys on down, German-style, every Wednesday-Sunday with eight acres of Bavarian village with beer gardens, banquet halls, quality eats from their German restaurant and bakery, bands imported from Germany, and dirndl-clad shot girls. Friday-November 2; 7561 Center Ave. #49, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Alpine Village Oktoberfest
Headquarters for the oldest Oktoberfest celebration in Los Angeles, Alpine Village has a mix of traditional and modern German festivities each weekend, with oompah bands, Chicken Dances, boot drinking, stein-holding contests, and more. Friday-October 26; 833 W. Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90502

Wurstküche and McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream
They have launching an Oktoberfest special together, offering McConnell’s Beer Ice Cream Sandwiches at Wurstküche at the Grand Central Market throughout LA Beer Week. First will be an Aventinus, a rich weizenbock with a ton of fall fruit flavors, ice cream squeezed between two toffee & pecan cookies. Then, the Rauchbier, a beer with an intense smoke and bacon flavor, sandwiched between two dark chocolate macadamia nut cookies. September 20-28th; 317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Sound of Music Sing-A-Long
Join in this popular sing-a-long event when it returns to the Hollywood Bowl. Wear your costume for the pre-show parade, and warm up your vocal cords for this annual summer event. 6 pm/pre-show, 7:30 pm/film; Saturday; Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood; 323.850.2000

LA Feline Film Festival
Cat enthusiasts get ready for an all-day festival featuring videos, celebrity cat appearances, food trucks and more. It’s BYOC—bring your own cat. Sunday, 1 pm; Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles 90037

Price Fixed Supper at RivaBella
Three-course Italian meal at one of the best restaurants in WeHo for $25? Sunday night dinner is served in classic family style, offering both traditional Italian dishes and modern takes on Mediterranean cuisine. Beats the Sunday, 5:30-10 pm; 9201 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood 90069

Gourmetzia At a Glance
Exhibitors at this gourmet food event have traveled from all across the US to offer premium foods to you! (We know, you’re hungry). You’ll find selections like USDA organic, raw, gluten-free, ethnic, kosher, artisanal, locally-sourced, eco-friendly, paleo, and non-GMO. $40; Saturday & Sunday, 4-8 p.m.
The Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall K; 1201 S. Figueroa St., Downtown

Rosemary’s Baby at The Hollywood Cemetery
Polanski’s haunting masterpiece is a combo of art film and the horror movie. With colorful characters and paranoia, it is without a doubt one of the greatest horror films ever made. A young couple moves into a spooky building with an infamous past. Is a group of witches after Rosemary’s unborn child, or is she going crazy? It’s the last screening of the summer season! $14; Saturday, 8 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Burger and Bone Marrow
Black Hogg has an unusual burger for you to nosh on before 7 pm. It comes with bone marrow next to it and a beer or glass of wine, for only $10. Monday-Friday until 7pm; 2852 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake; 323.953.2820

National Punch Day at Big Bar
They are wiping up some good ones to celebrate this delicious holiday. They have a punch called Business Woman Special (ala Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion) and it’s made with grey goose pear, apple, lemon, and all spice. Go check it out, because, as the manger, Aaron Alvarez, says,”Punch is cool.”1929 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.644.0100

Free Georgetown Cupcakes
To celebrate CBS’s new drama series “Madam Secretary” Georgetown Cupcakes is giving away free Madam Secretary Red Velvet cupcakes! Each cupcake will feature a special fondant topper adorned with a custom “Madam Secretary” logo. One free cupcake per person, no purchase necessary.** Saturday, 10 am – 9 pm (**while supplies last); 143 S Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade
This dining event is back and bigger than ever in its fifth year. Suzanne Goin, Caroline Styne (Lucques, AOC, Tavern), David Lentz (The Hungry Cat), John Besh, Chris Bianco, Roy Choi, Scott Conant, Giada De Laurentiis, Neal Fraser, Ludo Lefebvre, Mary Sue Milliken ,Zoe Nathan, and Michael Voltaggio will be cooking for childhood cancer cures. $195+; Saturday, 12-4 pm; UCLA’s Wilson Plaza

World Car Free Day
The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) invites you to ditch your cars and participate in a series of car-free events. L.A. In A Day (Sunday): Bikes & Hikes LA invites you to a bike tour of L.A.’s most iconic hot spots and hidden gems at 9 am. (free and available to the first 25 people who register: info@bikeshikes.com; registration includes a hybrid road bike and safety equipment (helmet & vest); bring $10 for lunch and closed-toe shoes). Discover L.A. Sunday Bike Tour (Sunday): The Gas Company and Jarritos invites you to ‘The Great Wall of Los Angeles’ tour at 10 am. The walk will begin at Tujunga Green Belt Park and go along Coldwater Canyon Avenue. Car Free SFV (Sunday): LA County Bicycle Coalition is putting together a 10 mile family-friendly bike ride at 10 am along the Orange Line Bike Path to Balboa Park and ending with a brewery tour at Macleod’s. (RSVP: carfreesfv@gmail.com). BlacklistLA World Car Free Day Run (Monday): meet at 10 pm in front of the Urban Lights installation at LACMA and wear comfortable running shoes and bring their cameras or cell phones to take pictures along the way.

Silent Frisco Seaside Soiree
Silent Frisco continues its weekly Sunday Funday Seaside Soiree events on the Santa Monica Pier! These silent dance parties feature LA’s DJ culture and local crews with sounds competing for dominance on two-channel headphones every Sunday. The Seaside Soiree also now offers a cooling station and VIP Lounge. Get your tickets online here! Sundays through Sunday, 4-10 pm; West End of the Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, 90401

LA Beer Week
This brew-centric event is taking over the whole city with dozens and dozens of events from Pasadena to Santa Monica and more. There are tap takeovers, bar crawls, huge parties, and more. Saturday-September 28

US Sumo Open
Get in all the action this weekend. This year, the US Sumo Open will take place at the famous Walter Pyramid, a venue where all 6,000 seats have a great view of the action! The caliber of sumo is high, in all weight classes, for both men and women. If you ever want to see live sumo, this is your chance to watch 100+ matches in one afternoon in a state-of-the-art facility, with the highest level of international competition. $25+; Saturday 20, 1-4 pm; California State University Long Beach, 1250 N. Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840

Tanzy Westwood’s New Brunch
Known for his California Italian seasonal cuisine, Executive Chef Bryan Podgorski created a menu of updated brunch favorites including: “Bacon & Eggs” Ravioli (Soft poached egg, ricotta cheese, wilted spinach, bacon vinaigrette); Crispy Chicken & Sourdough Waffles; Bombolina, crispy Italian doughnuts (“Nero Niociola Bombolini” bittersweet chocolate rice pudding doughnuts with hazelnut nayou, orange marmalade); “Piccolo Spingi” filled with Pink Lady apple cider marmalade; and “Zeppoli Tuffo” lemon zabaglione cream dusted with fennel sugar. Master Mixologist/Sommelier Adam Seger has also created breakfast cocktails, including: Bottomless Strawberry Mimosas, Maria D’Amalfi (San Marzano tomato, clam juice, porcini broth, house infused lemon vodka), Tanzy Mary, Bellini, along with non alcoholic, Strawberry Lemonade, Can’t Beet This (Roasted and raw organic beets, whole root ginger, toasted green cardamom), Doctor’s Orders (Organic carrots, celery, apples, ginger), and more. SaturdaySunday, 11 am- 3 pm; 10840 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024; Resys are recommended: 310.307.7004

Sunset Strip Music Festival
This massive street fest has upped the ante this year, breaking out of its metal roots to embrace alt-rockers both old-school like Jane’s Addiction and new-school groups like Cold War Kids; Empire Of the Sun, plus a hip-hop stage curated by beloved underground rapper Murs. VIP tickets get you on a rooftop lounge with views of the fest and a cash bar. $55-200; Saturday & Sunday; West Hollywood, Santa Monica and San Vicente

Double The Bubbles Weekend Brunch
Spin PR is partnering with Veuve Clicquot and Viceroy Santa Monica for a special month of brunch. Order any bottle or glass of Veuve and get the second one free with your brunch entree at Cast Restaurant! Try Chef Tony DiSalvo’s favorites, including Quinoa & Eggs, Buttermilk & Brown Butter Pancakes & House Smoked Alaskan Salmon. Every Saturday & Sunday (through October 12) 11 am – 2 pm; Make your weekend brunch reservation on Open Table to receive this offer; Include “SPIN PR” in the comments & receive complimentary valet parking!

Camp No Counselors
Do you miss going away to summer camp? Well, it’s stil summer here in SoCal and you can join in summer camp for adults! Join in archery, talent shows, a color war, and, this time around, an all-weekend open bar. Friday-Sunday; Canyon Creek Summer Camp, 41600 Lake Hughes Rd., Lake Hughes, CA 93532; 661.724.9184

Odd Market
The Odd Market is a marketplace for unique handmade items including fashion, jewelry, art, food and music. It’s a completely juried show where the best Sellers are invited to participate in the very special location, the Casa Vertigo. The weekly show will have food trucks, 88 vendors, live music, DJ’s and free parking. Opens Sunday, 12-7 pm; Casa Vertigo, 1828 Oak St.

Parachute Market
Parachute Market is a biannual, conceptual design fair and marketplace.  Co-founded by set designer Coryander Friend and CNTRL Group Agency in 2013, Parachute Market offers a platform for timeless design with an innovative marketplace of furniture, decorative objects, and fashion by emerging and established artists, designers and collectors. $65/First Access Preview: Friday, 6-9 pm, $10, $12 at the door: Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-6 pm; JF Chen Showroom, 941 N Highland Ave.; 323.466.9700

“Barnsdall Saturday Night Movie Series + Wine Tasting”
Barnsdall Art Park Foundation and Joe Dante’s Trailers From Hell present “School Nights,” an outdoor fall film series fundraiser celebrating high school movies. Kicking off on Saturday with the first movie, School of Rock, you can enjoy some wine from Silverlake Wine and musical entertainment at 5:30 pm with the movies starting at sundown (7:30 pm). It all goes down on the lawn of the Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House. $25 for movies plus tasting (3 pours of wine or beer), $10 for the movie without beverages; Saturday through October 18, 5:30 pm; 4800 Hollywood Blvd.

Third Street Promenade’s 25th Anniversary
Head to Santa Monica for its first outdoor DJ-driven music festival called the Sonic Submarine. Produced by DTSM, Inc., five of KCRW’s on-air DJs (Raul Campos, Mario Cotto, Chris Douridas, Travis Holcombe and Garth Trinidad) will roll out hour-long sets. Sunday will feature a daytime block party (11 am-3 pm) of bands, parades, and other DTSM community spotlights. Free; Saturday, 5-10 pm; Third Street block stretching north from Santa Monica Blvd. to Arizona Ave.

LAUNCH LA and 88.5 FM KCSN present Los Angeles’ 12th annual music & arts festival,TARFEST 2014 that features rising local artists, musicians and bands. Plus, performances by Hunter HuntedThe Moth & The FlameDWNTWNTapioca & The Flea and The Dead Ships. The festival, will also feature food, drinks, art, activities and more. Local artists Greg “Craola” Simkins, Nicola Velato and others will be live painting while food trucks, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Baby’s Badass Burgers and Sky’s Gourmet Tacos, will be serving food. The festival will also include a Lagunitas Biergarten and wine bar, kids activities with The Japanese Foundation, Los Angeles, a special collaboration with LUCIE Foundation and a New Art Pavillion with silent auction items. Free; Saturday, 1 – 8 pm; La Brea Tar Pits Park (Hancock Park), 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

1st Annual San Diego Sriracha Festival 
This chef-driven, all-inclusive, 21+ event from The Sriracha Cookbook and Food GPS spotlights the world’s most iconic hot sauce at a unique, historical venue. Multiple stations let you enjoy a variety of Sriracha-themed dishes, including desserts. Local craft beer, cocktails, sodas, iced coffee and iced tea help tame the heat while a live DJ set helps create a fun and unforgettable food and drink experience. A portion of proceeds from the San Diego Sriracha Festival will directly benefit Mama’s Kitchen, a San Diego-based charity that prepares and delivers three meals a day—free of charge—to approximately 350 men, women, and children affected by AIDS or cancer in San Diego County. $59 in advance, $69 at the door, if still available, $90/VIP Tickets in advance, and $100 at the door, if available (reserved seating and one-hour early admission from 2-3 pm); Saturday, 3 – 6 pm; Liberty Station, Luce Court & Legacy Plaza, 2641 Truxtun Road, San Diego CA 92106.  

Tiny Bandit Multi-Designer Pop-up Shop
Upstairs on the brand new rooftop garden patio bar, enjoy music, happy hour priced mimosas and bloody’s and a proper brunch and bites will be offered.
There will be lots of cool new brands for you to shop while supporting local Cali based designers. Both women’s and men’s contemporary clothing, accessory lines at or near wholesale prices. Brands will include – Show Me Your Mumu, Day Dreamer, Lovers and Friends, Karen London Jewelry, Wren, NSF, Love Birds Los Angeles, Sol Angeles, Jemma Sands, Saint Grace, and Wanderlust Goods and Rebel Yell to name a few. In honor of upcoming October being Breast Cancer Month Tiny Bandit founder Heather Beaudoin, also being a 12 year breast cancer survivor, has dedicated this events charity fundraiser to the Young Survival Coalition. Benefiting young breast cancer patients under 40 across the globe. Free but they are asking for any level of donation for YSC; Sunday, 12-5 pm, Palihouse, 8465 Holloway Dr., West Hollywood, CA 90069


Enjoy 30% off all Civilianaire merchandise, including selvedge denim and apparel, during the US-made retailer’s second sale of the year. It’s happening at all locations and online when you use code FRIENDS. Through Sunday.

Snap up clothing, shoes and accessories from brands like UNIF, One Teaspoon, Jeffrey Campbell, Cheap Monday and more for $5, $10, $25 and $40 during the Cali retailer’s end-of-summer sale. Saturday; 800 Cole Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Tori Praver Swimwear, More
Enjoy deep discounts on resort and spring/summer 2014 swimwear from LA model-turned-designer Tori Praver and Shimmi; tees, silk dresses and denim from past seasons by former C&C California designer Cheyann Benedict; fall cashmere knits and scarves from Zoe Couture and Kate Kanyon; vintage-inspired dresses by Tracy Feith; gold jewelry from Karen Lazar; and children’s moccasins from Neon Rae during the multi-brand sample sale. Friday & Saturday; 318 N La Brea Ave.,Los Angeles, CA 90036

Saturday Sale: CA Market Center
Score 50-80% off a bunch of contemporary and designer labels during the California Market Center’s monthly Saturday Sale. Admission is $2; Saturday, 10 am-3:30 pm; 110 E 9th St., Los Angeles, CA 90079; 213.630.3600

Enjoy deep discounts on surf/skate lifestyle label’s women’s and men’s apparel, bags, tech cases, audio accessories and more during their two-day sample sale in Carlsbad. Watches excluded. Friday, 3-8 pm & Saturday, 8 am-6 pm; 2091 Rutherford Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92008

Makana Candles, Ruby Mint Towels, More
Enjoy savings from local home goods brands like Makana Candles and Ruby Mint towels and luxe beach-ready basics from Taryn Michelle Boutique. Surfer Girl Skincare will also be in the mix on Sunday only. Saturday & Sunday; 23052 Alcalda Dr., Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Kain Label, More: The Daily Dose
Score up to 70% off Kain Label’s luxe basics, L.O.V. Project‘s scarves/wraps, designer Bel Kazan‘s Bali-inspired apparel, and Daughters of Culture‘s global-chic clothing during the one-day sample sale at DTLA’s Daily Dose Cafe. Saturday, 11 am-5 pm; 1820 Industrial St., Los Angeles, CA 90021; 231.281.8300

Glyder Activewear
Score up to 75% off the stylish activewear brand’s apparel and accessories during their two-day sale at their HQ outlet store. Friday, 10 am-6 pm; 1382 Valencia Ave., Tustin, CA 92780

Fred Segal
Score up to 50% off women’s, men’s and kids apparel and accessories, plus home goods, gift and beauty merchandise during the cool department boutique’s annual sale. It’s also happening at Ron Robinson, too. Friday-Sunday, October 5; 8118 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.651.1800

For Love & Lemons, Vanessa Mooney
Score up to 70% off apparel and lingerie from For Love & Lemons and their underpinnings line SKIVVIES, plus boho-chic jewelry from LA designer Vanessa Mooney during their biggest warehouse sale to date. Saturday, 10 am-4 pm; 836 Traction Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Score the LA denim label’s jeans for $20 (sizes 26, 27 and small only) during their three-day sample clearance sale. Friday, 9 am-6 pm & Saturday, 9 am-2pm; 4575 District Blvd., Vernon, CA 90058

Mohawk General Store
Fall is coming (eventually). Be prepared after hitting Mohawk General Store’s sample sale for 70-90% off Save Khaki jackets, Levi’s Made & Crafted jeans and Gitman flannels. Saturday & Sunday; at Mack Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Ave., Hollywood; 323.669.1601




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