Looking for some autumnal oomph? Los angeles is getting into the mood with Artisanal LA's Fall Fair and Underwood Farms' 20th Annual Fall Festival. For those of you who couldn’t give two shits about PSL season, this weekend is jam-packed with non-related pumpkin activies too, from the 9th Annual Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival to #girlgaze Uncensored. Also, our favorite art book sale at MOCA is coming in hot! Whatever your flavor, it's all happening in Los Angeles.
Thursday, September 28 - Sunday, October 1
Art Book Sale Preview
This Thursday, The Museum of Contemporary Art on Grand Avenue is hosting a preview for the weekend-long art book sale. Purchase exhibition catalogs, monographs and rare books at the incredibly low prices of $1, $5 or $10. Once you've made your selects, kick back with a glass of wine, enjoy some live tunes and admire art in the museum.
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.; The MOCA Store
; Free; More info HERE
Friday, September 29
Girlgaze and Subliminal Projects present #girlgaze Uncensored, an exhibition featuring artwork by over 50 photographers worldwide in the Girlgaze community. This uncensored experience celebrates the beauty of imperfection in the human body while also showcasing the universality of the female-identifying experience and addressing historically taboo subjects like body hair, scars and transitioning. Additionally, each of Shepard Fairey's umbrella companies are supporting Girlgaze through different fundraising campaigns and Obey Clothing is providing exclusive t-shirts for purchase. Note: you must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
8 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Subliminal Projects
; Free with RSVP; More info HERE
Saturday, September 30 - Sunday, October 1
20th Annual Fall Harvest Festival
Underwood Family Farms kicks off its 20th Annual Fall Harvest Festival this Saturday! Start the day off with a stroll through the pumpkin patch, watching piglets race or get up close and personal with an alpaca. In addition to the typical fall festival fun, don't miss the CPR chest compression training from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. or the bomb squad and bomb robot demo at 12:30 p.m. All proceeds from the admission will help benefit The Ventura County Sheriff's Explorers Program, VSCO Foundation & Search and Rescue Groups, Thousand Oaks Volunteers in Policing & Disaster Response Team and The Ventura County Fire Department's Charity Groups.
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Underwood Family Farms
; $12 Pre-Sale; $20 GA; More info HERE
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Clay LA: 2017
CLAY LA, an annual sale and fundraiser at the Craft & Folk Art Museum, showcases local emerging and established ceramic makers. Check out btw Ceramics, KLAI, Kristen Erickson and Pawena Studio for a sneak peek! Feel like claying around? From 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., join Laguna Clay for an air-dry clay making session. Once you've created your masterpiece, hydrate with complimentary beer from Angel City Brewery.
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Craft & Folk Art Museum
; Free with Museum Admission; More info HERE
Saturday, September 30
2017 Los Angeles Beer Fest
Prep your livers and hit the gym because an obscene amount of beer is about to invade your body. This Saturday, The LA Fall Beer Festival returns with over 200 beers to guzzle from Elysian Brewing, ACE, Golden Road and more. Don't worry, a plethora of greasy (and non greasy) food trucks are available to coat your stomach. All the proceeds will benefit Noah's B-ark, Inc, a company dedicated to finding permanent homes for rescued pets.
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Los Angeles Center Studios
; $45 GA; $55 VIP; $80 Connoisseur's Ticket; More info HERE
Trick or Treat Throwdown - Roller Derby Pop Up Bout
LA Derby Dolls, Southern California's premiere all-female banked track roller derby league, are skating into Moonlight Rollerway for a trick or treat throwdown. Watch these bad ass ladies add a fresh and feisty flair to a classic contact sport from the 30s where all the hits and spills are 100 percent real! Pro-tip: pack your skates! Free skate is from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. following the race.
6 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Moonlight Rollerway, Inc
; $25; More info HERE
9th Annual Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival
Clear your calendar and take a step into Iranian culture via film this Saturday with The 9th Annual Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival. Start the evening off at 6 p.m. with a screening of each of the films, followed by the awards ceremony hosted by Iranian-American comedian and actress Melissa Shoshahi and an exclusive cocktail reception. The finalists’ films cover a range of genres from narrative drama and experimental to animation and music video. The top three winners will receive cash prizes of $3,000, $5,000 and $10,000. Note: doors for entry close at 6:45 p.m. so arrive promptly.
6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.; UCLA's Schoenberg Hall
; $45; More info HERE
Image courtesy of Payam Ghorbani
Sunday, October 1
It's time for all you so-called hippies to take care of Mother Earth! This Sunday, Women's Center for Creative Work combines forces with LA Compost and Earth Activation Group for a free composting workshop. How do you compost? Easy. Instead of simply throwing away your egg shells, orange peels and broccoli stems, place them in a separate container and throw them into a bin mixed with soil and hay. Then, churn baby churn! Disclaimer: there are several ways to compost and all are quick and easy. Plus, your creation can be thrown back into your garden to help your fruit and veggie friends grow!
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Women's Center for Creative Work
; Free; More info HERE
Artisanal LA x The Americana at Brand Fall Fair
Shop local till you drop at The Americana for Artisanal LA's Fall Fair, a one-of-a-kind pop-up with handmade goods from Los Angeles creatives and makers. In between shopping, enjoy live music, DIY activities, small bites and the wine garden. Some of the vendors include contemporary jewelry from Jen Crowe Studios, small-batch beauty collection from Hush Beauty Labs and rich Belgian dark chocolate from Bond Bars. Best part: it's free!
12 p.m. - 6 p.m.; The Americana at Brand
; Free; More info HERE