L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From Universal Studios Hollywood Horror Nights Opening Night to Giolì & Assia Concert and More

Plus, 9/11 Exhibit Unveiling, Masafest and more events.

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Mark your cal for these pop-up shops and markets, stylish soirées, trunk shows, and other cool Los Angeles events.

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Pangaia Pop-Up at The Grove (Beverly Grove): Pangaia is hosting its first-ever physical experience. will feature several curated product drops, including an exclusive first access to the brand's most comprehensive product offering to date – the Uniform Series 01 collection, as well as a collaboration with the iconic artist, Kenny Scharf. Guests who enter the space will also be encouraged to plant a tree through an interactive digital screen that shares information about the brand's Tomorrow Tree Fund.
When: Thursday, Sept. 1 through Tuesday, Sept. 27
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., L.A.,90036

26th Annual Original Lobster Festival (Fountain Valley): SoCal's largest lobster festival is taking over Fountain Valley. From Lobster Egg Rolls and Lobster Wontons to Lobster Crunchy Rolls and Lobster On-A-Sticks, the event's menu will feature the seafood favorite. There will also be live music, carnival rides, games, and more. Tickets range between $5 to $50; purchase them here. Children 12 and under are free.
When: Friday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 11
Where: Fountain Valley Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, 92708

Thursday, Sept. 8

4K Comedy ft. Secret Headliner and Friends (Hollywood): The country's top comics are coming together for a night of laughs. Comedians include Dom Antonietti, Eddie Ho Young, and more. Tickets for the 21+ event are $17; get yours here.
When: Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.
Where: The Virgil, 4519 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 90029

Halloween Horror Nights Opening Night (Hollywood): The scariest time of the year is here! Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights is kicking off this September. Explore the haunted experiences including "The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare," "Terror Tram," "The Horrors of Blumhouse" and more. Halloween Horror Nights General Admission is $72 – $102; purchase your tickets here.
When: Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.
Where: Universal Studios, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, 91608

Friday, Sept. 9

Spider-Man No Way Home Screening (Redondo Beach): Redondo Pier Association, MemorialCare Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and King Harbor Association are hosting family movie nights on the pier. Bring your blanket, sit back, relax and enjoy a screening of Marvel's Spider-Man No Way Home.
When: Friday, Sept. 9 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Redondo Beach Pier, 500 Fisherman's Wharf, Redondo Beach, 90277

Giolì & Assia (DTLA): The queer female electronic duo, Giolì and Assia are headlining a show at The Novo. The Italian multi-instrumentalists will be celebrating the release of their third album Fire, Hell and Holy Water. Tickets are $33.43; purchase them here.
When: Friday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m.
Where: The Novo, 800 West Olympic Blvd., a335, L.A., 90015

Saturday, Sept. 10

Pickwick Vintage Show (DTLA): The Pickwick Vintage Show continues to bring fashion treasures to Row DTLA with its stylish marketplace. Guests can shop from over 45 local vintage vendors who will be selling clothing, jewelry, and accessories. Entry is limited and reservations are required. Tickets start at $10; purchase them here.
When: Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Row DTLA, 777 South Alameda St., L.A., 90021

Masafest (DTLA): Celebrate the launch of the forthcoming cookbook by Jorge Gaviria Masa with a food festival in honor of the Mexican meal. Try food from the city's best spots including Taco María, Ditroit, and more. This event is free and open to the public. Register here.
When: Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Masienda Parking Lot, 11515 West Pico Blvd., L.A., 90064

The Hero She Needed Opening Reception (DTLA): Curated by Arushi Kapoor and Tina Tangalakis, The Hero She Needed is a group show by 11 international female artists. The exhibit brings together an elite group of international female artists to celebrate unexpected female figures in their lives who uplift, inspire and guide them. The following artists will be on show: Uzo Njoku, Naila Opiangah, Michelle Okpare, Yool Kim, Nina Satie, Crystal Yayra Anthony, Lindsay Dawn, Sophie Kipner, Alli Conrad, Zeinab Diomande and Eloisa Ballivian.
When: Saturday, Sept. 10 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Arushi Gallery, 1243 West Temple St., L.A., 90027

Sunday, Sept. 11

9/11 Sculpture Opening Event (Beverly Grove): To commemorate the 21st anniversary of September 11, world-renowned sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg created a sculpture. The opening ceremony will have remarks from A. Thomas Schomberg, Scott Shulman, 9/11 Responder and ABC News Journalist, and Greg Barton, City of Beverly Hills Fire Chief. Tickets are free for members. $25 for non-members. RSVP here.
When: Sunday, Sept. 11 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: 100 The Grove Dr., L.A., 90036

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