Autumnal Attractions

Datebook

 

18th annual LA Cancer Challenge 5K/10K Walk/Run

Warner Center Park
A Halloween-themed, family-friendly event that benefits pancreatic cancer research. October 25.  lacancerchallenge.com

 

Gerald Brommer 200:  For the Love of Art

San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
This 200-piece exhibit showcases watercolor and acrylic works of the 89-year-old internationally acclaimed artist. October 6 to 24. sfvacc.org

 

Diavolo/Architecture in  Motion—L’Espace du Temps

Valley Performing Arts Center
At the helm of choreographer Jacques Heim, this spellbinding dance troupe opens the 2015–2016 VPAC  season. Accompanied by the New West Symphony. September 19 & 20.  valleyperformingartscenter.org

 

Going On Now


Green Grow the Lilacs

A rough-and-tumble love story featuring singing cowboys and classic folk music of the pioneering era. Through September 26. theatricum.com

LA County Fair

Peruse acres of organic crops, milking demonstrations, the largest petting zoo in the state and live bands. Through September 27. lacf.com

 

September


11

Lenny Kravitz
The musician showcases his unique version of rock ‘n’ roll with funky grooves and soulful hooks. greektheatrela.com

11 & 13

Fireworks Finale with The B-52s and The Psychedelic Furs
Dance the night away with two upbeat bands at this annual end-of-the-season bash. Plus the Bowl’s spectacular fireworks. hollywoodbowl.com

13

Frank Gehry
A retrospective with drawings and models that show the evolution of the revolutionary architect’s aesthetics. lacma.org

19

Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!
An exhibit that will lead kids on a fun, educational and interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure. Through January 3. discoverycube.org 

 

October


1

Boo at the Zoo
Pumpkin-carving demonstrations, live entertainment and up-close encounters with “crawly” creatures. Through October 31. lazoo.org

4

7th annual Good Food Pie Contest
Home cooks and professionals compete side by side at UCLA. Enjoy a slice, enter a pie or simply cheer on your favorite competitor. kcrw.com

13

Eat, Drink and Be Merry: Food in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Illuminated manuscripts offer images of cooking techniques, dishes, grand feasts and diners. Through January 3. getty.edu

 

 

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