Festivals in Oak Park

Noor Iranian Film Festival at Laemmle's Music Hall 3 on October 17–21 (Up to 60% Off)

"Noor Iranian Film Festival"

Laemmle's Music Hall 3

$12 $7

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Festival in its seventh year celebrates the contributions of Iranian and Iranian-Americans to film

$29 for a Visit with Beer for Two to the California Blues and BBQ Festival on September 21 ($72 Value)

California Beer Bestival

Mission Park

$72 $29

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Savory barbecue prepared by talented competitors and craft brews are available for purchase

The LA Feline Film Festival for One or Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Children on September 21 (Up to 50% Off)

The LA Feline Film Festival

Exposition Park

$15 $10

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Internet cat videos join appearances by real cats and celebrity cats, with proceeds going to rescue groups

Shriekfest Horror Film Festival at Raleigh Studios on October 2–5 (Up to 50% Off)

Shriekfest Horror Film Festival

Raleigh Studios

$140 $70

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Four-day fest includes spine-tingling short and feature films from around the world

Wine and Music Festival for One or Two from Wine, Rhythm, and Brews on October 4 (Up to 39% Off)

Wine, Rhythm, and Brews

Sierra Madre

$40 $25

Sip beer and wine from local producers while listening to live music or participating in the silent auction; proceeds go to charity

Pasadena Greek Fest at Santa Anita Park on September 19–21 (Up to 75% Off)

Pasadena Greek Fest

Santa Anita Park

$100 $25

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Santa Anita Park becomes a hub for traditional Greek food, dancing, music, and wares for the whole family

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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 Blvd
Redondo Beach,
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

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.

24181 Calabasas Rd
Calabasas,
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

Each year, more than 60 galleries and artists from Los Angeles and the intangible web of the art world beyond flock to Art Los Angeles Contemporary like butterflies in migration. During their stay, they display their colors in Santa Monica's Barker Hangar, which hosts 40,000 square feet of exhibition space with 40-foot ceilings ideal for extra-tall installations or human pyramids made of Shaquille O’Neal sculptures. In addition to paintings and functional furniture from emerging and established artists, Art Los Angeles Contemporary also hosts a programming series of talks, curator-led panel discussions, and film screenings. This year, the exposition will spotlight Ceci n’est pas… Art Between France and Los Angeles, a cultural-exchange program culminating in more than 30 French-American collaborations.

Barker Hanger
Santa Monica,
CA
US