L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From The Gelato Festival World Masters to Labor Day Weekend Activities and More

Plus, outdoor movie screenings to close off the summer!

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

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Malibu Chili Cook-Off 2023 (Calabasas): Stop by the 41st annual Malibu Chili Cook-Off. The four-day event brings together friends, families, local businesses and restaurants for a weekend of music, family-friendly activities and chili. Find out more here.
When: Friday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 4 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Malibu Creek State Park, 1925 Las Virgenes Rd., Calabasas, 91302

Soul Support Running Center Presented by Nike (Venice): Sole Support and Nike are hosting various support events for the running community. Members can participate in a community art installation with a DJ, a group run and mobility class, and live panel and podcast recording- all led by Nike Run Club Coach Bec Wilcock and Well+Good's Taylor Camille. General Admission is free.
When: Friday, Sept. 1 through Sunday, Sept. 3
Where: House of Good, 1212 Abbot Kinney Blvd., #C, L.A., 90291

The Gelato Festival World Masters (Hollywood): For two days attendees will experience a gelato-tasting paradise, and world class culinary competition. The Gelato Festival World Masters invites guests to try the best gelato in town. The lineup of activities and attractions, including live demonstrations by gelato artisans, interactive gelato tastings, workshops, and mainstage competitions. Tickets start at $15, featuring the $40 "Gelato Lovers" (full tastings from the competition chefs, and all sponsor and partner activities) and are available for purchase here.
When: Saturday, Sept. 2 through Sunday, Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Ovation Hollywood, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 90028

Reese Cooper x Merrell 1TRL Pop-Up (WeHo): Merrell 1TRL and Reese Cooper are teaming up for the second edition of their footwear collaboration – taking fan-favorite silhouettes as foundations with a fashion lifestyle-influenced look. Guests can check out the launch and enjoy free rocky matcha all at the pop-up shop.
When: Saturday, Sept. 2 through Sunday, Sept. 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 620 North La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 90069

Summer Forever Festival at Paséa Hotel & Spa (Huntington Beach): Huntington Beach's oceanfront Paséa Hotel & Spa is hosting the hotel's Summer Forever Festival- a long weekend filled with boozy sips, an oceanfront pool party, and a rooftop Bubble Brunch at Treehouse Lounge. Festivities include a Beer Festival, a pool party, and brunch. Find out more here.
When: Saturday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 4
Where: Paséa Hotel & Spa, 21080 CA-1, Huntington Beach, 92648

World of Barbie® in Los Angeles (Santa Monica): Experience the world of your favorite toy, Barbie®. This interactive exhibit gives guests the chance to live out their life-size Barbie® dream. Visit the Dreamhouse, Fashion Studio, Theater, Museum and more. Adult tickets start at $35. Purchase your admission here.
When: Now through Monday, Sept. 4
Where: Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Pl., St. 196, Santa Monica, 90401

The Friends Experience Pop-Up (Lakewood): The popular Friends Experience is heading to Long Beach for the summer. Fans of the hit show can revisit some of the series' most iconic moments with this interactive experience created by Original X Productions (OGX), Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television Group. Timed entry tickets are available starting at $30; buy yours here.
When: Now through Saturday, Sept. 16
Where: 4661 Silva St., Lakewood, 90712

Mastro's Ocean Club's Prix-Fixe Summer Menu (DTLA): Mastro's Ocean Club is now offering a prix-fixe summer menu for $80 per person available now until September 29. The multi-course menu features a choice of an appetizer such as: Lobster Bisque (+$10), Spicy Mambo Salad and Shrimp Cocktail, an entree such as the 16oz Double Cut Pork Chop, Petite Filet, Herb Roasted Branzino, a choice of two small sides including Black Truffle Butter Sautéed Wild Mushrooms and Creamed Corn, and a selection of dessert including the Personal Signature Warm Butter Cake. Check out the full menu here.
When: Now through Friday, Sept. 29
Where: Mastro's Ocean Club, 1200 South Figueroa St., L.A., 90015

Stranger Things: The Experience (Montebello): Hawkins is coming to Los Angeles for the first time! Netflix and Fever have teamed up to create a new immersive experience inspired by the Stranger Things universe. Visit the infamous Hawkins Lab and the Upside Down. Tickets are limited and prices will start at $49 per person and can be booked here.
When: Now through Sunday, Nov. 5
Where: 1345 North Montebello Blvd., Montebello, 90640

Wednesday, Aug. 30

Burlesque Night at Per L'Ora (DTLA): In partnership with Tease Productions, 'An Evening at Hotel Per La' will feature a night of live music, cabaret, and culinary delights such as Wild Mushroom Risotto, Pork Osso Bucco, and more. The evening begins with a pre-show dinner, cocktails, and a live jazz arrangement. Pre-show dinner is $95 per guest (does not include ticket price- this is an add-on option). Learn more details here.
When: Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 8:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
Where: Per L'Ora in Hotel Per La, 649 South Olive St., L.A., 90014

Thursday, Aug. 31

Sylvan Esso Tour with Indigo De Souza (Griffith Park): In celebration of the upcoming physical release of their newest album No Rules Sandy, Sylvan Esso have announced a major North American tour for summer 2023. The No Rules Tour includes Indigo De Souza performing her critically acclaimed album All of This Will End. Tickets are $20; purchase them here.
When: Thursday, Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Greek Theatre, 2700 North Vermont Ave., L.A., 90027

Friday, Sept. 1

UNIQLO Westfield Topanga Opening Celebration (Canoga Park): Global fashion retailer UNIQLO will be opening its latest store at Westfield Topanga, marking its 50th location in the U.S. There will be a special taiko drum performance along with special offers, opening deals, and giveaways.
When: Friday, Sept. 1 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: 6600 CA-27 Unit 87, Canoga Park, 91303

50 Cent's The Final Lap Tour with Busta Rhymes & Jeremih (Irvine): Don't miss 50 Cent: The Final Lap Tour in concert! Jeremih is back and he's hitting the road as a special guest for the show alongside Busta Rhymes. The Grammy-nominated artist will be performing past songs and his new single "Room." Grab your tickets here.
When: Friday, Sept. 1 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: FivePoint Amphitheatre, 14800 Chinon, Irvine, 92618

Saturday, Sept. 2

Cutwater's First Annual Cocktail Classic (San Diego): Cutwater is hosting their first annual Cocktail Classic. Guests get to try three curated Cutwater pairings created by prominent bartenders including Laura Price. There will also be food and a DJ set from The Knocks. General Admission is $70; grab your tickets here.
When: Saturday, Sept. 2 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Humphreys Outdoor Concert Lawn, I 2241 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, 92106

The Devil Wears Prada Cinespia Screening (L.A.): Cinespia, LA's favorite outdoor cinematic experience, is returning for its 22nd summer season. The outdoor theater will be screening "The Devil Wears Prada." Tickets are $22; purchase yours here. Check out the full movie lineup here.
When: Saturday, Sept. 2 at 8 p.m.
Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.,90038

Sunday, Sept. 2

Rooftop Cinema Club- Asteroid City Screening (Arts District): Enjoy the ultimate open-air cinema experience in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. Atop the 4th floor terrace of Level, this is the perfect place for cinema at cityscape. Watch the Wes Anderson film, "Asteroid City. Tickets start at $19.50 for a seat. Purchase tickets here.
When: Sunday, Sept. 3 at 7:45 p.m.
Where: Row DTLA, 777 South Alameda St., L.A., 90021

Monday, Sept. 4

Labor Day Brunch at Café Gratitude (Larchmont & Venice): This Labor Day Weekend the plant-based restaurant, Café Gratitude will be offering brunch. Both locations, Larchmont and Venice, will serve love and freshness with amazing dishes. For more information visit here.
When: Monday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1p.m.
Where: Café Gratitude Larchmont, 639 North Larchmont Blvd., L.A., 90004
Café Gratitude Venice, 512 Rose Ave., Venice, 90291

Labor Day Brunch at Gracias Madre (WeHo): The plant-based Mexican restaurant, Gracias Madre, will be offering brunch on Labor Day. Guests can enjoy an extra day of brunching and relaxation with bottomless mimosas and dishes such as Huarache de Chorizo con Papas ($19), Gorditas de Chicharron ($24), Pancakes de Avena y Frutos Rojos, and the new Lilongo ($18). Make a reservation here.
When: Monday, Sept. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Gracias Madre, 8905 Melrose Ave., WeHo, 90069

Labor Day Luau at Belles Beach House (Venice): The Hawaiian-inspired restaurant is hosting a Labor Day Luau. Belles will be serving a specialty menu of luau-style favorites and cocktails outside, and enjoy music from a live DJ who will be spinning all afternoon. The specialty menu will include Kalua Pork Sliders, Garlic Fried Chicken and more. RSVP here.
When: Monday, Sept. 4 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Belles Beach House, 24 Windward Ave., Venice, 90291

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