Festivals in Oak Park

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New Wave LA is a multi-date, multi-venue event that encompasses four original works. Pick up a ticket to each of the performances to experience the whole kit and caboodle. The tickets will be in the D-level seating area of each venue and will be issued in e-ticket fashion prior to the show. The Los Angeles Ballet is a group of two dozen gazelle-esque dancers who fling themselves across genres and around the stage like marionettes controlled by heartstrings. See this renowned company move to the body music of the latest, greatest, and most unexpected choreography from LA's own Josie Walsh, plus Sonya Tayeh, Travis Wall, and Mandy Moore of So You Think You Can Dance fame.

1935 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Redondo Beach,
CA
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Boots, brews, and barbecues unite at the first annual Smoke & Saddles Festival. Guests don their rodeo finest to sample eclectic dishes from eateries including the Blue Table, The Latigo Kid, and Hugo's Restaurante, and partake of sips from the likes of Dirty Tequila and The Lab Brewing Company. Live music ensures a night of rootin', tootin', and perfectly timed boot-scootin'. And the party is for a good cause—proceeds benefit Free Arts for Abused Children.

28914 Roadside Drive
Agoura Hills,
CA
US

There are five seasons at Pierce College Farm Center: spring, summer, fall, winter, and strawberry. From March through November, the farm grows and harvests a multitude of crops?corn, tomatoes, avocados, cucumbers, and more?but Albion strawberries reign supreme. Each year, families flock to the farm to stock up on the juicy berries and other home-grown edibles, and also to take part in a multitude of family-friendly activities. Kids can tour the grounds on a tractor-drawn wagon, and also interact with the animals that live on the farm, learning important lessons about feeding, such as what really happens when you give a mouse a cookie. To enlighten young minds, the farm also has a real gem mine on site where kids can collect minerals to mix with compost, which will be used to nourish a tomato plant that they may bring home with them. These fun, family-focused activities and more take place at the farm throughout the year, along with special holiday events, including a Halloween Harvest festival.

20800 Victory Blvd.
Woodland Hills,
CA
US

Just before Halloween, Theatricum BOO-tanicum stocks its wooded grounds in the heart of Topanga Canyon with ghosties friendly to all ages. Throughout the evening, spooky guides weave stories about things that go bump or hiss in the night while teaching the basics of carving pumpkins and how to avoid accidentally granting them consciousness. Costumed thespians, many of whom can be seen on stage in less ghastly roles during the Theatricum Botanicum's regular season, staff a haunted house and game booths, and live musicians including Tommy Santee Klaws, Peter Alsop, and the Matt Van Winkle Band perform ghoulish hits. Guests can attempt to outscare the pros at a costume contest, and for an additional $10, help themselves to a portion of chicken and waffles from Bon Mélange Catering.

1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd
Topanga,
CA
US

Since Pepperdine moved to Malibu from Los Angeles in 1972, the school's athletics program has accrued accolades in a variety of team and individual activities, becoming one of only 16 NCAA Division I schools to win men's national titles in five different sports. In addition to the Waves' national championships in baseball, women's sand volleyball, and men's tennis, the men's volleyball team claimed five titles between '78 and '05, prompting opponents to bring metal detectors to matches in hopes that new trophies were buried under the floorboards. Among the more than 100 individuals and teams lining the Waves' hall of fame, several Pepperdine alum have gone on to careers in everything from the pro tennis circuit to Major League Baseball.

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu,
CA
US

This safari starts out like most: passengers board an open-top vehicle that cruises over sun-kissed landscapes and stops for sightings of exotic wildlife. But the focus here isn't on spotting indigenous animals??it's on sampling the local wine. Some of the wine you can sample along the way include cabernet sauvignon, grenache, and the ranch's own chardonnay and pinot noir rose. Surrounded by Malibu's rolling hills, the 1,000-acre Saddlerock Ranch has been around since the 18th century and has served as a backdrop for movies and TV shows. Today, guests can see horses and visit caves carved with ancient Native American artwork.

31740 Mulholland Highway
Malibu,
CA
US