Los Angeles Convention Center, West Wing

Politicon Los Angeles

Politicon is a non-partisan comic-con style event for politics and entertainment. Already confirmed to participate in Politicon are James Carville, Meghan McCain, David Axelrod, Newt Gingrich, Jordan Klepper, The Yes Men, Doris Kearns Goodwin and many more. More

The Reef

Artisanal LA Fall Show

With over 200 craft makers, artisans and chefs, Artisanal LA is a destination to discover the latest and greatest small production food makers, unique home goods and more sourced from Southern California and beyond. More

Exposition Park

Best Friends Strut Your Mutt 2015

Join Best Friends Animal Society’s 6th Annual Strut Your Mutt in L.A. This is a fun way to raise money for your favorite local animal welfare group or for Best Friends to help Save Them All. More

Pasadena Central Library

Free Drought-Tolerant Landscape Workshop

Discover how to transform high water-use conventional lawns into beautiful drought tolerant landscapes. Pick up a variety of landscape options in a number of different styles, including designs for parkways. Learn how to remove grass, design the landscape, choose plants and landscape materials and install plants properly. The class will also cover irrigation principles and options, maintaining the landscape and more. Participants will receive detailed information on flowering herbaceous plants, trees and shrubs that work best in residential landscapes. More

Warner Grand Theatre / Grand Annex

2015 San Pedro International Film Festival

The San Pedro International Film Festival takes place Friday, October 9 through Sunday, October 11. On Friday the festival will pay tribute to the 20th anniversary of ‘The Usual Suspects’ with a Q and A with director Bryan Singer. More

East West Players


An American businessman who’s desperately looking to score a lucrative contract for his family’s firm travels to China only to learn how much he doesn’t understand: his translators are unreliable, his consultant may be a fraud, and he is captivated by Xi, the beautiful, seemingly supportive government official who talks the talk – but what is she saying, anyway? From East West Players’ favorite playwright comes an uproarious new comedy. More

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The Natural History Museum

StoryCorps returns to Los Angeles

Click here for reservations - available Oct 2 at 10am More

Kirk Douglas Theatre

Kansas City Choir Boy

Kansas City Choir Boy tells the story of two lovers in small town America who separate when one goes in search of her destiny and then disappears. Borrowing themes from ancient myth, the show features songs by acclaimed composer/lyricist Todd Almond performed by rock icon Courtney Love and Mr. Almond. More

La Plaza De Las Culturas y Artes

The 5th Annual Taste of Mexico Food Festival 2015

The 5th annual Taste Of Mexico Food Festival - Featuring over 35 of LA's favorite Mexican Restaurants and Chefs. Unlimited Tequila, Mezcal, Mexican Beer and Micheladas. Live performance by LA local bands and our first ever Mercado corridor featuring products from local artisans and vendors. More

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Milken Institute

Staying afloat during the drought: Using technology to reshape our relationship to water

Researchers tell us Californians need to get used to drought. Climate models predict the state will become considerably hotter and drier in the future as greenhouse gas emissions continue to accumulate in our atmosphere. More