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7 things to do this weekend in SoCal

Visitors will be sure to see lions dances and musical performances at this year's Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Mae Ryan/KPCC

The weekend has never looked better for getting to know the culture of L.A. Check out a Filipino food festival in Eagle Rock or the International Street Fair in Little India. Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival in Chinatown or the 30th anniversary of "The Princess Bride." Check out our lineup of weekend events:

FOODIE PICK

Eat. Play. Move. Fest

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Eagle Rock Plaza, Eagle Rock MAP
COST: Free

Eat. Play. Move. is billed as Los Angeles' first Filipino food festival — and boy, does it look good. Try the lechon fries (pictured above) or cold brew with bukopandan cream. Don't miss the inevitable and readily available ube items, like purple french toast and doughnuts.


ART PICK

PUMP: Public Urban Multisensory Presentations

 

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WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7 - Saturday, Oct. 21
WHERE: Various locations in Long Beach
COST: Free

Long Beach is something of an artist incubator. Now the group FLOOD is putting on a showcase of artists, both known and unknown, for the city. There's all sorts of exhibits involving video, virtual reality, sculpture and more. Check out the full list of this weekend's opening events here.


CULTURE PICK

International Street Fair & Diversity Festival

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
WHERE: Pioneer Blvd., Artesia MAP
COST: Free

This festival in the Little India neighborhood is a great chance to explore the enclave and try some of the incredible food there. There will be a variety of entertainment and cultural performances on two stages, plus food and shopping vendors. Kids will get a kick out of the petting zoo, pony rides, arts and crafts, plus carnival games and rides. 


MOVIE PICK

Front Porch Cinema: "Princess Bride"

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 6, movie starts at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica MAP
COST: Free

"The Princess Bride" turns 30 this year, and if it's been a while since Inigo Montoya has introduced himself to you, it's definitely worth a rewatch. Bring your blankets and chairs (or rent an old-timey one there) and go on this quirky adventure with Buttercup and Westley.


MUSIC PICK

Dublab 18th Anniversary Party

 

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WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7, 3 p.m. - 1 a.m.
WHERE: Zebulon LA, Frogtown MAP
COST: $10 Get tickets

Dublab is an artist collective, an online radio station — and the hosts of a rad block party this weekend. Celebrate their 18th anniversary of playing freeform music and independent voices with the live performances and DJ sets at Zebulon LA in Frogtown, one of the coolest neighborhoods in L.A. Word on the street is a few surprise guests will drop by.


FAMILY PICK

Car Show and Drive-In Movie

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
WHERE: Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills MAP
COST: Free

When was the last time you went to a drive-in movie? You can take a drive down memory lane with a classic car show and a screening of "Back to the Future" at Paramount Ranch. It's a place rich with movie history. The Western Town was built as a movie set for westerns, and it's been featured in a slew of movies and TV shows.


SEASONAL PICK

79th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7, 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.
WHERE: Central Plaza, Chinatown MAP
COST: Free

It's huge celebration of harvest and family this weekend in Chinatown. Check out the acrobatics, dance and musical performances, taste the mooncakes traditionally eaten at this time of year and peruse the food stalls and vendors. There's even a dessert eating competition!


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