Must-See Events in LA this Fall
As a bit of nip enters the autumn evening air, the arts season kicks into full swing with world-class exhibitions and entertainment across Los Angeles. From Beverly Hills to Hollywood and Santa Monica to Downtown, Angelenos have a multitude of opportunities for having a memorable experience. Some of our favorite upcoming picks—good for groups or for date night 😉
From Beethoven, Bagels, & Banter and National Geographic Live to performances from Anna Deavere Smith and Montreal’s Les 7 Doigts de la Main, the Broad Stage brings in talent from around the city and the world.
Angel City Jazz Festival | October 7+14 Two nights of acclaimed jazz musicians
Informally known as “The Wallis,” this Beverly Hills institution brings audiences world-class theater, dance and music. Its eclectic programming mirrors the diverse landscape of Los Angeles, while offering original and revered works from across the US and around the globe.
For the Record: Scorsese | through October 16 Celebrates legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese with a unique, genre-bending form of live entertainment turning the soundtracks of his movies into a thrilling immersive theatrical concert.
Creating opportunity for the presentation as well as the scholarship of performance art, the CAP helps bring forward creative dialogue between performers, students, and the public community at large.
Kronos Quartet | October 7 For 40 years, these Grammy-winning artists have redefined the string quartet experience. Not to be missed!
It’s always a legendary evening at “The Bowl”—the largest natural outdoor amphitheater in the U.S. and a mecca for concerts, enjoy one last evening like it’s a cool summer night!
Danny Elfman | October 28–30 Enjoy Halloween at The Hollywood Bowl with Danny Elfman and “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” the newest annual L.A. tradition.
One of the most edgy museums in town is the Hammer Museum at UCLA. Focused on the promise of art and ideas to illuminate our lives and build a more just world, the Hammer always is a cultural gem of the Westside. There’s always something wonderful on view whether it be the European and American painting from the collection of Armand Hammer or contemporary exhibition.
In Real Life: 100 Days of Film and Performance | Currently On View Two nights of acclaimed jazz musicians: this weekend is Steve Lehman Trio & David Binney Trio, then next weekend is a night of Extreme Bass.
This new contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad in downtown Los Angeles has made a world-class impact as the home to the more than 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection.
Roski Talk: Julie Mehretu + Steven Nelson | October 13 Julie Mehretu is one of the most exciting painters working today and is known for pieces that use sweeping compositions and networked linear mark-making.
Informally known as “LACMA,” this museum collects works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing Los Angeles’s uniquely diverse population.
Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters | Currently On View Taking inspiration from del Toro’s extraordinary imagination, the exhibition reveals his creative process through his collection of paintings, drawings, maquettes, artifacts, and concept film art.
Hope to see you at the shows!