L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From FitspoLA to Guess Originals x Pushing for Pin to Create & Cultivate's First Wellness Event, and More

Plus, a candlelight vigil for Mahsa Amini, a Hispanic Heritage Month pop-up, and more events.

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

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Champions of Magic (Anaheim): Five world-class illusionists are bringing some magic to town! Watch incredible illusions with supercars, an impossible escape from Houdini's water torture cell, levitation, and more. Tickets start from just $49.
When: Friday, Sept. 30 to Saturday, Oct. 1 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Where: City National Grove of Anaheim, 2200 East Katella Ave., Anaheim, 92806

626 Night Market Mini (Santa Monica): The 626 Night Market is teaming with Downtown Santa Monica for an open-air food festival. Food lovers can buy some unique eats from vendors like Cafe 949, Why So Shellfish, and more. The market is open to all ages and free to attend with advanced ticket reservations. Save your spot here!
When: Saturday, Oct. 1 through Sunday, Oct. 2. from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 1324 5th St., (near the Third Street Promenade) Santa Monica, 90401

CatCon 2022 (Pasadena): CatCon is the biggest cat-centric, pop culture event in the world dedicated to all things feline, with a community of cat lovers that spans the globe. CatCon engages, educates, and entertains thousands of fans, featuring the latest in cat products. Experiences include Kitty Kitsch Pop-Up, Royal Canin Adoption Village, and more. Tickets range from $42 – $150; buy them here.
When: Saturday, Oct. 1 through Sunday, Sun. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green St., Pasadena, 91101

Halo Presents The Hugman Series by Nathan Sawaya (Hollywood): Local artist Nathan Sawaya has created an incredible art installation for DTLA. "Hugman" is an installation of LEGO® brick figurines inspired by the simple idea of embracing others. This series, which began as street art in New York City where the sculptures randomly appeared in different locations, "hugging" whatever they could find and surprising people as they passed by, range in size from 15 inches tall to 65 inches tall.
When: Sunday, Oct. 2 through Saturday, Oct. 29
Where: Halo at Wells Fargo Center, 333 South Grand Ave., L.A., 90071
Bank of America Plaza, 333 S Hope St., L.A., 90071

Cara Loves Karl Lagerfeld Pop-Up (Beverly Grove): The late Karl Lagerfeld's legacy is continuing with his new gender-neutral capsule collection, Cara Loves Karl. The pop-up will include digital interactive installations, bold branding, and cutting-edge technology. Find out more here.
When: Now through Sunday, Oct. 9
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., L.A., 90036

2nd Annual Long Beach Oktoberfest (Long Beach): The city of Long Beach is celebrating the second annual Oktoberfest. Guests can enjoy the German holiday with beer, eats, live performances, music, and games. Tickets for the 21+ event start at $20; buy them here.
When: Now through Saturday, Oct. 29
Where: 855 Elm Ave., Long Beach, 90813

Halloween Horror Nights(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: Now through Monday, Oct. 31
Where: Universal Studios, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, 91608

Thursday, Sept. 29

Beverly Center & Latinx Drag Queens Host Bingo (Beverly Hills): Latinx queens Marta BeatChu and Godoy are joining the Beverly Center's Bingo. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an evening of laughs, delicious treats, and drinks sponsored by Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. Tickets are free and for 21+. Grab yours here.
When: Thursday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m.
Where: Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 90048

Candlelight Vigil for Mahsa Amini (WeHo): In solidarity with women in Iran who are fighting for their basic human rights, the Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) is holding a candlelight vigil. The vigil, which will be held both in-person and virtually, honors Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old woman who died in police custody, as well the countless brave Iranian women risking their lives in the movement for women's rights and freedom. The Mayor Pro Tempore of West Hollywood, Sepi Shyne, will be in attendance, along with Councilmember Sharona Nazarian, of the Beverly Hills City Council, and other community leaders. Find out more here.
When: Thursday, Sept. 29 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: West Hollywood Park, 647 North San Vicente Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Friday, Sept. 30

Evolvetogether x Jenni Kayne Pop-Up (Santa Monica): Cult-favorite care label Evolvetogether, led by Cynthia K. Sakai — the CFDA designer behind accessories line Vita Fede — is hosting a pop-up at Jenni Kayne Brentwood. The first 20 people to spend $350 or more in-store will receive a free Hydrating Hand Cream.
When: Friday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Jenni Kayne Brentwood, 225 26th St., #30b, Santa Monica, 90402

Saturday, Oct. 1

Create & Cultivate Wellness Means Business (DTLA): Creative & Cultivate is hosting a Wellness Means Business event featuring keynote speaker Miranda Kerr, model and founder of KORA Organics, as well as celebrities like Deepti Vempati from "Love Is Blind." The brand's exciting first wellness-focused event will provide insight into the $4.5 trillion industry from industry veterans, top experts, wellness practitioners, and thought leaders about how to launch or further scale a business in wellness. Attendees will also experience hands-on workshops, focused mentor sessions, and more. Tickets are $99; buy them here.
When: Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Hudson Loft, 1200 S Hope St., L.A., 90015

FitspoLA at The Bloc (DTLA): Fitness enthusiasts can stop by The Bloc for their FitspoLA event. Guests will have access to fitness pop-ups that will feature food + beverage product sampling, training accessories, exercise equipment, and two fitness classes. Tickets are $20; purchase them here.
When: Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: The Bloc, 700 West 7th St., L.A., 90017

Guess Originals x Pushing for Pink (DTLA): In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Guess Originals is partnering with Pushing for Pink for a GUESS LOT 5 event. The event will have skating, exclusive drops, music, food, and more. There will also be performances from RealYungPhil, Blondi Beach, and more. Get your free tickets here or donate $10 to go towards cancer prevention.
When: Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: 2001 E 15th st. L.A., 90021

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, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Row DTLA, 777 South Alameda St., L.A., 90021

Hispanic Heritage Month Pop-Up Market (Hollywood): Shopping destination, the Ovation Hollywood is celebrating the culture and achievements of Hispanic and Latinx Americans. Vendors include Entice One, 2cute2spook Boutique, and more.
When: Saturday, Oct. 1 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Ovation Hollywood, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 90028

Sunday, Oct. 2

CalSpirit (Culver City): CalSpirit is hosting its 38th annual food and wine event. Guests will have a chance to enjoy culinary creations and premier wine and cocktails from Celebrity Chefs such as Nancy Silverton, Neal Fraser, and more. Tickets and event information are available at CalSpirit.org.
When: Sunday, Oct. 2nd from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Sony Pictures Studios, 10202 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232

Tuesday, Oct. 4

Fifth Annual Tito's Fiesta Mexicana (Culver City): Tito's Tacos and Tito's Handmade Vodka are teaming up for the fifth year in a row to host "Tito's Fiesta Mexicana. Celebrate National Taco Day and National Vodka Day with seven hours of nonstop Mexican entertainment by traditional mariachi artists, specialty cocktails, tacos, and more. The event will continue its philanthropic tradition, donating 100% of the proceeds from the event to the Culver City Arts Foundation. Admission ranges between $15 to $30; grab yours here.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Tito's Tacos Mexican Restaurant, 11222 Washington Pl., Culver City, 90230

Trejo's Tacos & Downtown Santa Monica Taco Crawl (Santa Monica): To celebrate National Taco Day, several Santa Monica businesses are coming together to serve the delicious Mexican favorite. Taco enthusiasts will start the crawl at Trejo's Tacos to meet Danny Trejo, grab a Taco Crawl punch card, and enjoy free tacos (with purchase) at seven Santa Monica restaurants. Participating restaurants include Trejo's Tacos Santa Monica, Tocaya Modern Mexican Santa Monica, Lanea, Socalo, Cabo Cantina Santa Monica, Jameson's Pub, and Blue Plate Taco.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 4 p.m.
Where: Multiple Locations in Santa Monica

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