The Bucket List • September 2017 • L.A. Edition
As summer is beginning to set in Los Angeles it’s time to get into the spooky spirit by visiting one of the many haunted mazes around the city, dining with some of the most infamous true crime spirits at Live and Di(n)e in LA, or catching the latest and great genre films at Beyond Fest. September is the month for music in the City of Angels, as Harry Styles, Eric Clapton and Green Day all hit the stage. If you are looking to fill your appetite, look no further than the Taste by The LA Times or the Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival. Whatever you’re looking for, The Bucket List has you covered.
Hamilton at Hollywood Pantages | Aug. 11 – Dec. 30
Broadway’s most expensive and hottest ticket finally comes to the West Coast. “Hamilton” is the story of America’s founding father, Alexander Hamilton, and features a mix of hip-hop, jazz, rap and R&B. Don’t miss your opportunity to witness what is sure to become a contemporary stage classic.
The IT Experience: Neibolt House on Hollywood and Vine | Aug. 14 – Sept. 10
Experience the ultimate haunted house walk-thru inspired by the upcoming Warner Bros. release of “IT.” The film is anticipated to be a huge hit, so don’t miss your chance to enter the same house used in the movie. Tickets are going fast, so grab them soon.
626 Night Market at Santa Anita Park | Sept. 1 – Sept. 3
Mingle amongst hundreds of food, beverage and craft vendors at Santa Anita’s final night market of the season. Fun for the whole family, enjoy live performances and entertainment from a lineup that lasts until 1 A.M. on Friday and Saturday and 11 P.M. on Sunday.
The Taste by LA Times at Paramount Pictures Studios | Sept. 1 – Sept. 3
The tastes of Los Angeles come together for a three-day Labor Day Weekend celebration. From the corners of North Hollywood to the street vendors of Venice, flavors of all types will be present at this delectable food extravaganza.
BeachFront Cinema Presents LA LA Land at Huntington State Beach | Sept. 3
What better way to send off summer than with a screening on the beach with your toes in the sand. Winner of six Academy Awards, including an “almost” best picture win, “LA LA Land” stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as young lovers in the City of Angels. It’s a unique way to experience this beat making masterpiece.
A Tale of Two Cities at A Noise Within | Sept. 3 – Nov. 19
Directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliot and Geoff Elliot, the classic Charles Dickens play comes to the stage at A Noise Within. The fast-paced political thriller intertwines the fates of two men at the turbulent end of the French Revolution.
PaleyFest Fall TV Previews and Panels at Paley Center for Media | Sept. 6 – Sept. 16
Get an exclusive first look at the hottest new shows the fall season has to offer. Network screenings and panels with creators and stars include Showtime (Sept. 6), Univision (Sept. 7), Hulu (Sept. 8), ABC (Sept. 9), The CW (Sept. 9), Own (Sept. 10), NBC (Sept. 11), CBS (Sept. 12), FOX (Sept. 13), Netflix (Sept. 14), BET (Sept. 15) and Epix (Sept. 16). Binge-watchers must attend.
Day N Night Fest at Angel Stadium | Sept. 8 – Sept. 10
Enjoy a festival celebration with a musical lineup that includes Travis Scott, Khalid, Majid Jordan, PNB Rock (Sept. 8), Chance the Rapper, Post Malone, Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carit (Sept. 9), Kendrick Lamar, 21 Savage, Dom Kennedy, Russ (Sept. 10) and many more.
Ohana Dana Point Musical Festival at Dohney State Beach | Sept. 8 – Sept. 10
Hit the beach for some music and fun. Festival performers include Social Distortion, Pixies, TV on the Radio (Sept. 8), Eddie Vedder, Ray Lamontagne, Fiona Apple (Sept. 9), Jack Johnson, Haim, The Orwells, The Naked and Famous (Sept. 10) and many more. Upgrade your package to V.I.P. to include complimentary drinks, access to cabana lounges and private parties.
Los Angeles Oktoberfest at Alpine Village | Sept. 8 – Oct. 28
Can’t make it to Germany for Oktoberfest? No problem. Alpine Village is the home of Southern California’s oldest Oktoberfest celebration. Enjoy bands and beer in the ultimate L.A. Oktoberfest celebration. Skip the line and RSVP to receive a preferred seating package.
LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade at UCLA’s Royce Quad | Sept. 9
The celebrities and citizens of Los Angeles come together to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) and the fight against childhood cancer. Sample foods and spirits created by award-winning superstar chefs and mixologists from all over the city.
LA Opera Presents Carmen | Sept. 9 + Sept. 14 + Sept. 17 + Sept. 20 + Sept. 23 + October 1
Ana Maria Martinez returns to Los Angeles in the seductive telling of “Carman.” Accompanied by Bizet’s show stopping score, “Carman” tells the story of a seductive femme that nobody can tame. The show also stars Riccardo Massi and Brandon Jovanovich.
Eric Clapton at The Forum | Sept. 13 + Sept. 15 + Sept. 16 + Sept. 18
Join the “Tears in Heaven” singer and celebrate 50 years in music and just as many decades performing at the iconic venue. Legendary guitar players Gary Clark Jr. and Jimmie Vaughan will join the three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.
An Evening on the Beach at Jonathan Beach Club | Sept. 14
Presented by Audi, An Evening on the Beach includes tastings from some of L.A.’s top chefs and mixologists. Enjoy food, friends and music as you watch the sunset and set your toes in the sand. It’s the perfect way to send off summer.
Haunted Mazes in L.A. | Sept. 15 – Nov. 4
It’s that spooky time of year again, and L.A. has some of the best haunted houses in Southern California. Experience the fear at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights (Sept. 15 – Nov. 4), Fright Fest at Six Flags (Sept. 16 – Oct. 31), Knott’s Scary Farm (Sept. 22 – Oct. 31), Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary (Sept. 28 – Nov. 1), and Reign of Terror Haunted House (Sept. 30 – Oct. 31). Enter if you dare.
KAABOO Music Festival in Del Mar, Calif. | Sept. 15 – Sept. 17
The three-day music festival provides the ultimate escape, uniquely created to appeal to all five senses. The festival includes an all star lineup of special performances by P!NK, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Muse, Weezer, Logic and many others.
Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 at Hammer Museum | Sept. 15 – Dec. 31
This unique exhibition gives a platform to Latin America and U.S.-born women artists of Latino heritage between 1960 and 1985. This key period features the works from Lygia Clark, Ana Mendieta, Marta Minujin, Zilia Sanchez, Feliza Bursztyn and Leticia Parente. The art ranges from sculptures to video exhibitions.
Green Day at Rose Bowl | Sept. 16
The five-time Grammy Award winning band hits the Pasadena Rose Bowl for their Revolution Radio Tour. The “American Idiot” band is set to be joined on stage by Catfish and the Bottlemen. You are going to want to wake up before September ends for this one.
Tarfest at La Brea Tar Pits Park | Sept. 16
Launch present the 15th Annual Tarfest, a music and art festival featuring a lineup of killer music and vendors. Performers include La Bouquet, Brainstory, Alina Bea, The Sovereign Artists and Love Ghost with DJs Hunny x Super Soul Sundays, and many more.
69th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater | Sept. 17
Television’s biggest stars come together to celebrate the year’s best in programming. HBO’s “Westworld” and NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” lead the pack with 22 nominations each. Other programs, including “Big Little Lies” and “This Is Us,” are expected to bring home the gold. The ceremony, hosted by Stephen Colbert, airs live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS.
New Order w/ Goldfrapp at Hollywood Bowl | Sept. 18
Don’t miss your chance to enjoy New Order for a one-off performance at the Hollywood Bowl. Goldfrapp joins the “Bizarre Love Triangle” band, fresh off of their most recent album “Silver Eye.” If you miss Goldfrapp, don’t fret. They will have other dates in Southern California.
Harry Styles at Greek Theatre | Sept. 20
Hot off the heels of his first solo record, “Harry Styles,” the former One Direction member hits the stage at The Forum. The recently released self-titled solo debut topped the Billboard 200 album chart and made history as the biggest debut sales week for a U.K. male artist’s first album.
Drunken Devil Presents: To Live and Di(n)e in LA at Think Tank Gallery | Sept. 21
Searching for an elegant evening to ring in the Halloween season? Look no further. Enjoy an intimate dinner where guests will sit down for a delicious meal crafted by Felix Barron, the executive chef of KTCHNLA. Only they’re not alone. Guests will be joined by some of the most infamous figures in Los Angeles’ true crime history. Sounds like a spooky good time.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at Hollywood Bowl | Sept. 21 – Sept. 22 + Sept. 25
The iconic American rock band hits the stage at the Hollywood Bowl for their 40th Anniversary Tour. Over the course of their lengthy career, the band has released ten chart topping studio albums, with Petty receiving numerous Grammy wins.
Museum Day Live! | Sept. 23
Hosted by the Smithsonian magazine, participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone carrying a golden (Museum Day Live) ticket. This is the perfect opportunity to museum-hop, and explore some of the city’s hottest exhibits.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Builders Ball at Beverly Hilton Hotel | Sept. 28
Enjoy an elegant evening all for a good cause. The Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles vows to make an impact by helping families and struggling neighborhoods across the City of Angels. The evening focuses on the building and real estate industry and how it empowers our community. Grammy-nominated R&B group En Vogue is set to perform.
Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival at Newport Beach Civic Center | Sept. 29 – Oct. 1
The civic center transforms into ultimate foodie heaven, with tastings from celebrity chefs and local masters. The event includes bites from over 40 different top restaurants and features over 250 varieties of wines, spirits and craft brews. Bring your friends, and come with an appetite.
Beyond Fest at Egyptian Theatre | Sept. 29 – Oct. 10
Celebrate everything spooky and weird at Los Angeles’ biggest genre film festival. The lineup includes exclusive premieres seen nowhere else. It’s a must-see event for all horror hounds and those looking to get into the Halloween spirit.