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
11 & 13
Fireworks Finale with The B-52s and The Psychedelic Furs
Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!
Boo at the Zoo
7th annual Good Food Pie Contest
Eat, Drink and Be Merry: Food in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Put on your favorite costume and go bar-hopping downtown this Halloween—and be sure to bring your I.D. The Acme Hospitality Group is hosting themed parties at all five of its downtown bars with uniquely spooky cocktails for $4, costume contests and treats from 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Easy gaming: The bars are within a few square blocks walking distance. Safety tip: Assign […]
Now here was a plum assignment. “Pick the best golf holes in the Valley and write about them,” the editors said. “And we’ll pay you a bit to do it, too.” Well, twist my arm, I thought.
Walk through the doors of the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks, and you will find it much the same today as the day it opened—from the cozy, pin-cushion booths to the antique cash register at the bar to the comfort-food-filled menu. “The old-fashioned pot roast, potato pancakes and barbecue ribs are still on the menu, made from the same recipe as they were in 1947. They’re still very popular,” shares veteran head waitress, Pat Saxon.