The City Prolific: Weekend Events September 14 – 15

The City Prolific: Weekend Events September 14 – 15


Grand Park Presents: E.T. Extra Terrestrial

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how well this movie holds up. It’s funny, touching, weird, and heartbreaking. And it cemented, early on, my love of Reese’s Pieces. Go downtown and watch those bicycles soar over the skyline of Los Angeles. Bring a picnic, but leave the booze at home.


Doors open 5:30pm
Movie begins 8:30pm

Grand Park
210 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Beat Swap Meet

Head to Chinatown to dig through the crates of vinyl curated by over 50 record collectors and dealers. DJ’s will spin rare selections, and there will be live music performances, as well as local clothing, art and jewelry vendors.

Free w/ a Canned Good

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Chinatown Central Plaza
N Broadway and W College St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

La Brea Music Festival: Summer Garage Jam

A free summer concert¬†on the upper deck of La Brea’s Parking Garage, with DJ’s, live indie band sets, food trucks, art, and shopping. ¬†(I love when LA parking lots are put to good use. When we have a transit-oriented city, we’ll have all these empty parking lots that will need to be repurposed.)

Free with RSVP

1:00pm – 6:00pm

181 South La Brea Avenue
(top deck of the Shepard Fairey parking garage)

2nd Street & La Brea


L.A. County Fair

Growing up in Salt Lake City, the county fair was one of the most fun thing to do all year. Then, when I spent my summers in Montana as a teenager, the county fair was the biggest, most exciting thing to do all summer. Oh, the memories. I’ve heard incredible things about the food at the LA County Fair – deep fried chocolate covered pickles? Yum.

$12 – $19

Saturdays 10 a.m.-midnight
Sundays 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Through September 29

The Fairplex
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768

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