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Our August Los Angeles Localendar Los Angeles August Events

Written by: Tyler Holland Los Angeles August Events

 

Music Night

The Twilight Concerts Series held at Santa Monica Pier returns this summer for 3 months of music and entertainment. Take advantage of the region’s perfect summer weather and catch a few of the outdoor concerts before they’re gone.

 

Ghostbusters at Cinépolis

Opening mid July, come see comedy’s leading ladies in the movie reboot with a luxury movie going experience at Cinépolis.

 

Styled: Fashion Bloggers Conference

Obsessed with fashion to the point of having your own blog dedicated to it? Want to learn about all the upcoming trends? Get the chance to meet and network with likeminded people, all with their hands on the pulse of the fashion world Aug. 4-7.

ScareLA the Los Angeles Halloween Convention

In a land where whole city blocks are transformed into film sets and reality almost seems blurred for a short while, it’s no wonder even Halloween comes early. Haunted houses, panels, cosplay, workshops and special screenings are a few of the events you have to look forward to this Aug. 6.

 

Cabaret

See what The New York Times calls “Divinely, dangerously decadent.” Featuring some of the theater’s most memorable songs, this revival reunites much of the team that brought you the 1998 Tony-winning production. The show runs through Aug. 7 at the Hollywood Pantages.

 

PingPong4Purpose

On Aug. 11, your Los Angeles Dodgers and many celebrities join forces to put on a ping pong tournament for the ages! Proceeds will go towards Kershaw’s Challenge, which aims to transform at risk communities and the lives of children both in Los Angeles and the Dominican Republic.

 

Sundance Next Fest

Aug. 12-14 check out some critically acclaimed film and music in a beautiful venue—The Ace Hotel. Celebrate the arts that have come to make Los Angeles world renowned at Sundance Next Fest.

 

LA Live Pop-Up Marketplace

Shop over 60 of LA’s best indie makers, crafters and artists under the stars on Aug. 13. Enjoy $5 food and drink specials and live entertainment.

 

Echo Park Rising

Echo Park Rising is a free neighborhood event focusing on everything that makes Echo Park great. Hear your favorite artists, enjoy the California sunshine and support the local community. This event runs from Aug. 14-16.

 

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick at The Forum

Part of a 31-date tour titled the “Rock Hall Three for All, ” Joan Jett & the Blackhearts along with Cheap Trick will be playing Inglewood’s The Forum on Aug. 23. These Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees (Cheap Trick will be honored this April) are sure to put on a show you won’t soon forget.

 

Angel City Brewery Beer Bazaar

Get ready for Saturdays at Angel City Brewery! Check out work by local craftspeople and artisans, get involved in arts and crafts and be sure to try some of the delicious food and, of course, beer!

 

Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams at the Rose Bowl

Formed in 1996 and achieving worldwide fame in 2000 after their single “Yellow” received critical acclaim, Coldplay has become a global phenomenon. On Aug. 20 at the Rose Bowl, come see the world renowned group perform songs from their 7th studio album A Head Full of Dreams along with their previous hits.

 

Nautica Malibu Triathlon

When it comes to summer, participating in a triathlon may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, the challenge the Nautica Malibu Triathlon provides is well worth it and spending the day outside is an added bonus. There are two distances to choose from ranging from the longer international to the shorter classic. There’s also the option of cheering from the sidelines if that’s more your style. Don’t put off signing up, as spaces fill up fast. Be there Sept. 17-18.

 

Long Beach Comic Con

Summer is convention season and these events are the highlight of everyone’s calendar. On Sept. 17-18, LBCC 2016 promises to be the biggest show yet, still making sure the fans that truly make these events shine. Time to put the finishing touches on that cosplay, grab that camera and embrace that nerd side you pretend to hide but everyone knows about.

 

LA County Fair

 

A SoCal establishment since 1922, the 2016 LA County Fair is back this September, featuring “out-of-this-world entertainment.” Get ready for a full service ice skating rink, the ability to walk around with dinosaurs and, of course, all the food and live music that has made this an annual tradition for many.

 

Black Sabbath Hollywood Bowl

It’s the end of an era. Don’t miss seeing the final tour on Sept. 19, courtesy of one of the greatest metal bands of all time. Also, who doesn’t love Ozzy?

 

The Original Farmers Market Fall Festival

On Oct. 15-16, celebrate the harvest in this historic venue located right in the heart of Los Angeles. Live music, local artisans, a petting zoo and tons of great food are only some of the attractions waiting for you.  

 

LA Galaxy vs. FC Dallas

The 2014 MLS Cup Champions take on Dallas this coming October. Be there to cheer your home team on to glory.

 

Alpine Village Oktoberfest 2016

Celebrate at the oldest and largest Oktoberfest in Los Angeles and one of the best in the country as voted by USA Today.

 

Hollywood Dia de los Muertos

Celebrate the memory of loved ones who have passed at the annual Dia de los Muertos festival held in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Over 100 beautiful altars are expected to be built for the event. There will also be traditional performances, Aztec blessings and don’t forget all the amazing Mexican food provided, too.