The first ever Champagne Runch is here! What is a Champange Runch? It is a 5k/10k run for food and lovers of champagne of course! Taking place in Long Beach on Sunday March 6, and while it does involve walking or running 3.1 miles—or 6.2 miles for you overachievers—runners will get to celebrate in a big way once they cross the finish line.
Participants will be rewarded with a five-course brunch (yes, five) catered by some of Long Beach’s most popular eateries—The Attic on Broadway, The Halal Guys, Restauration, California Donuts and Drizzle Ice Cream. Each venue will be in charge of one course. In addition, Contra Coffee & Tea will be serving nitrogen gas-infused coffee and tea, and Juicemi Gourmet will have cold-pressed juices on offer. To top it off, runners will be treated to one complimentary glass of champagne—though we think it should be more like two or three, but maybe we just have a problem.Find out more »
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is hosting a free evening for college students!
This year, attractions include the Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015 exhibit, which takes a look at the history and evolution of menswear. There will be photography by Robert Mapplethorpe, bronze sculptures by LA artist Liz Glynn, and LACMA’s Art of the Pacific collection, and much more.
The annual LACMA College Night is free, but first-come, first-served. College ID is required, and parking for all LACMA lots is free after 7.Find out more »
Get ready to dress like you’re Walt Disney’s neighbor!
The semi-annual Dapper Day is a gathering at the Disney parks where park goers dress up in vintage and “contemporary chic” clothing, honoring the old tradition of “stepping out in style.”
Despite the name of the event, this dapper extravaganza is staying in Anaheim for two days. On April 30, a Dapper Day Expo is held at the Disneyland Hotel Exhibit Hall. The expo features stylish, sophisticated products, clothing and accessories. Live bands, photo ops, and vintage vehicles will be on display. This free event takes place on both Saturday from noon to night and Sunday from morning to night.
That same Sunday, “Dapper Day at the parks” takes place at the actual theme park. Guests can enjoy the rides and wonder of the Disneyland theme park, in more fitting apparel to the times of Walt Disney himself.
The tradition started in February 2011, founded by eccentric dresser, Justin Jorgensen. The event is not private, so regular park fees will still apply.Find out more »
The people behind the California Beer Festival are proud to present the first annual BBQ & Beer Festival in Santa Clarita’s Central Park.
The event’s first day – Friday, May 6 – kicks off the weekend with a beer festival. Guests can sample over 45 Craft Beers on tap. The event will feature live music and delicious barbecue. Admission to this day is $40, but includes a souvenir tasting cup for all the beer samples. Designated driver tickets cost $20, and includes bottled water and a free meal from any of the food vendors.
The Saturday after, May 7, is putting the emphasis on the barbecue. Guests can enjoy the delicacies and can shop for a variety of sauces while four live bands take the stage. On this day, ticket prices move down to $10, while kids 12 and under get in free!
Swing by and have some good ol’ fashioned, all-American fun!Find out more »
Bow down, everyone. The Queen is coming to California soon.
Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour is starting late April, and hitting California cities in mid-May.
Queen B sets takes her first California steps onstage at the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Two days later, the Los Angeles county will step into formation at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl. Then two days after that, Bey treks up north to Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium.Find out more »
This massive Insomniac event is back for another year, this time at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino.
The two-day light extravaganza features the best in electro, house and trance. Featured artists include Sander van Doorn, W&W, Basjackers, Laidback Luke and more.Find out more »
The annual color run stops by Los Angeles, and brings with it a whole world of tropical colors, palm trees and bubbles.
This year, participants will experience a new Tropicolor Zone. Getting bathed in various colors and island scents while running through palm trees, arches, and listening to island-style music; You’ll feel like you’re in a level of Mario Kart.Find out more »
This art show in Beverly Hills will feature art from 240 artists, including painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers and more.
The event is free, pets are welcome, and a row of food trucks, plus a beer garden and a wine garden.Find out more »
Rabbits are coming…
Arts Brookfield presents a tour of art installations across four major cities. Coming to Downtown LA, they’re bringing with them ginormous, white nylon, internally lit rabbits.
The installation will span over three Brookfield properties:
Bank of America Plaza (333 South Hope Street), Bunker Hill
Wells Fargo Center (330 South Hope Street), Bunker Hill
FIGat7th (735 South Figueroa Street), Downtown.
An interstate food truck tour is stopping at Irvine.
Stop by to get a taste of the food extravaganza, including booth, trucks and carts offering food from multiple cuisines and cultures, all at only $5 per dish.
There will also be live music, dancing, and DJs.Find out more »
“Come for the feast, stay for the fun!”
Behold the world’s largest lobster festival, held in San Pedro. This festival will feature family entertainment, live music, and of course, the freshest Maine lobster. Vendors and food trucks will be stopping by to offer lobster-related cuisine.
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