L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From L.A. Tequila Festival to Create & Cultivate Beauty & Wellness Summit and More

Plus, American Girl Grand Opening, Adidas Skateboarding & F*cking Awesome's 2nd Hollywood Skate Jam & more!

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

Jono Pandolfi Pop-Up (Culver City): The handmade dinnerware brand, Jono Pandolfi is hosting a blow-out seconds sale featuring an enviable array of its coveted mainstay collections. Featured on the critically acclaimed show "The Bear," the custom dinnerware and other products will be available for purchase. Make your reservations here.
When: Friday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 24
Where: Platform L.A., 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232

American Girl Debut (Century City): American Girl is officially opening at Westfield Century City with a weekend long Grand Opening celebration. The new store will feature the full assortment of American Girl's signature dolls and accessories, along with a library filled with books, a reimagined full-service restaurant with private party options, plus the signature Dolled Up Salon for dolls and girls (a first for LA!). For the opening, guests will enjoy special activities, including fun giveaways, like an American Girl poster and book. Find out more about the new shop here.
When: Saturday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 10
Where: Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, L.A., 90067

Los Angeles Union Station Trainfest 2023: A Celebration of Past, Present & Future (DTLA): Trainfest is making its return to Union Station! Train enthusiasts of all ages are invited to see rail equipment on the tracks from various decades since the opening of the Station, marvel at the rarest of model train exhibits, participate in tours about the history, restoration and art throughout the building and experience other unique activities celebrating the legacy and future of Union Station and Southern California's rail systems. RSVP for the free event here.
When: Saturday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles Union Station, 800 North Alameda St., L.A., 90012

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

D'Amelio Footwear Opens Pop-Up (Beverly Grove): In celebration of their new brand, D'Amelio Footwear, the D'Amelio Family is hosting a series of events at their pop-up at The Grove. To kick things off, they will be hosting a Meet & Greet with the family at attendance on Wednesday, Sept. 6. There will also be a variety of fun activities and giveaways. Find out more about the pop-up here.
When: Now through Tuesday, Sept. 26
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., L.A., 90036

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, Sept. 6

L.A. Times Food Bowl Launch Party (Hollywood): The L.A. Times Food fest is hosting a kick-off party and dinner. Guests can meet with decorated chefs from around the world on The Aster's scenic sixth-floor roof deck, where they can enjoy all-inclusive food and drinks with views of Hollywood's legendary cityscape. Featured chefs include Stephanie Izard of Girl & the Goat and Jon Yao of Kato. Tickets are $150; purchase them here.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.
Where: The Aster, 1717 Vine St., L.A., 90028

Thursday, Sept. 7

Century Park's Thursday Game Nights Kick-Off (Century City): Football is back! Century Park will be hosting Thursday Game Nights where football fans can watch NFL games every Thursday while enjoying a special happy hour menu and unique cocktails. The venue will be hosting their first event this week with appearances from former NFL players Cody Kessler (USC, LA Rams) and DeShaun Foster (UCLA, Detroit Lions). Attendees can feast on Cuvée's custom happy hour menu including potato taquitos, buffalo turkey meatball sliders, spinach artichoke dip and more.
When: Thursday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m.
Where: Cuvée, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, L.A., 90067

Friday, Sept. 8

Spy Kids Screening (Santa Monica): Downtown Santa Monica is hosting their outdoor movie series and kicking things off with a screening of "Spy Kids." The first 100 attendees will receive a free taco with a purchase of a taco of equal or lesser value, courtesy of Trejo's Tacos. All events include fun photo ops, complimentary popcorn and a DJ playing music before each film. No advanced registration is required, but guests can RSVP here.
When: Friday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: 200 Block of Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 90401

Saturday, Sept. 9

100 Years of the Packard Building (Anaheim): Celebrate the Anaheim Packing District's 100th anniversary of the grand opening of the Packard Building. Guests can stop by for vintage-inspired festivities including a Classic Car Show, jazz band, tours, and more. Visit here for more information.
When: Saturday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Anaheim Packing District, 440 South Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 92805

Pickwick Vintage Show (DTLA): Pickwick Vintage Show (DTLA): The Pickwick Vintage Show is hosting their outdoor garden event. Guests can shop from over 65 local vintage vendors who will be selling clothing, jewelry and accessories. Entry is limited and reservations are required. Tickets start at $12; purchase them here.
When: Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Row DTLA, 777 South Alameda St., L.A., 90021

Create & Cultivate Beauty & Wellness Summit (DTLA): Create & Cultivate is hosting a one-of-a-kind event dedicated to an epic day of "self-care" for beauty and wellness enthusiasts and entrepreneurs. Guests can expect keynote conversations led by Ayesha Curry, CEO & Founder of Sweet July / Sweet July Skin and Melissa Wood-Tepperberg, Founder of Melissa Wood Health. This year's Beauty & Wellness speakers and panelists include Robyn DelMonte of GirlBossTown, Rachel Katzman of Pvolve, Shan Boodram of Lovers & Friends Podcast, Medical Aesthetician Cassandra Bankson, Tai Beauchamp of Brown Girl Jane, Jaclyn Johson of Create & Cultivate, and many more. Tickets are $150; purchase yours here.
When: Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: California Market Center, 110 East 9th St Los Angeles, CA 90079

Wags and Walks Dog Adoption Event (DTLA): West Edge is teaming up with Wags & Walks for the ultimate dog adoption event. During the event, guests will get to enjoy a day of 'puppy therapy', light bites and beverages, and hanging with adorable dogs to support a good cause. Learn more here.
When: Saturday, Sept. 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 12101 West Olympic Blvd., L.A., 90064

L.A. Tequila Festival (DTLA): LA's Premier Tequila Festival is back opening its doors for mezcal lovers! Explore over 85 different Tequila and Mezcal brands while enjoying amazing music and food. That's almost 300 different tastes, sought-after gourmet food trucks, Live DJ sets, and fun activities. TIckets range between $40 to $165; purchase them here.
When: Saturday, Sept. 9 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles Center Studios, 450 South Bixel St., L.A., 90017

Adidas Skateboarding & Fcking Awesome's 2nd Hollywood Skate Jam (Hollywood): Guests can experience the the second annual Fucking Awesome Hollywood Skate Jam, hosted by adidas Skateboarding and Jason Dill's Fcking Awesome (FA). Pro Riders Nora Vasconcellos, Mark Suciu, Daewon Song, Silas Baxter-Neal, Miles Silvas, Kader Sylla, Dennis Busenitz and more will be battling for $25,000 in cash prizes. Adidas is giving one lucky fan a chance to win a full all-expenses-paid experience that includes entry to the one-day event, flights, accommodation, and a chance to meet some of the skaters.
When: Saturday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m.
Where: 1634 North Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood, 90028

The Royal Tenenbaums 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 Royal Tenenbaums." Tickets are $22; purchase yours here. Check out the full movie lineup here.
When: Saturday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m.
Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.,90038

Sunday, Sept. 10

Zev's Los Angeles: From Boyle Heights to the Halls of Power (Pico-Robertson): The Milky Way Restaurant and The Jewish Journal are proud to present the second annual Summer Book Series: three intimate evenings of food and literature featuring celebrated authors and beloved personalities. Politician and activist Zev Yaroslavsky will join the festivities and conversation. Guests can listen to the authors while enjoying a multi-course dinner. Tickets are $125; purchase them here.
When: Sunday, Sept. 10
Where: The Milky Way, 9108 West Pico Blvd., L.A., 90035

Monday, Sept. 11

Monday Night Football at Topanga Social (Canoga Park): Starting Monday, the Buffalo Bills the New York Jets go head to head, the 50,000+ square foot food hall Topanga Social at Westfield Topanga will transform into the absolute go-to destination for NFL Monday Night Football viewing and gathering, with 30 screens to watch every angle, play, interception, and touchdown of America's favorite sport. In addition to enjoying 25+ of LA's best culinary hot spots on site, guests can enjoy special half-off pizzas from DTown Pizzeria and wings from Rock & Reilly's as well as 60 oz. pitchers for only $26, plus half off all draft and bottled beers.
When: Monday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m.
Where: 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park, 91303

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