LA Weekend Events: Sept. 10-12

This weekend has a little bit of everything to keep you entertained so if you’re into lizards and other amphibians head to the Reptile Super Show in Anaheim. Are butterflies more your speed? It’s your last chance to see the fluttering insects at the National History Museum before they say “adieu” for the year. Would you rather check out one-of-a-kind art, attend free dance lessons or volunteer to help clean up the beach? It’s all listed below. Have fun and stay safe everyone!

Inclusion Matters Run, Walk & Roll 2021
Our 24th annual Run, Walk, & Roll presented by Wells Fargo is just around the corner! In-person & outdoor! Teams of ALL abilities & ages are invited to our 5K/10K course, followed by a fun celebration including entertainment, exhibition fair, refreshments, and more! This event is free! Just create a personal fundraising page for our mission. Sun. Event details.

Flutter Immersive Exhibit
“If a museum and a playground had a baby, it would be called Flutter.” Located five minutes from LACMA in Los Angeles, flutter is a completely unique entertainment experience. Throughout a 90 minute private guided tour, you will experience art like never before. Created by extraordinary artists, each of our 13 flutterspaces is designed to stimulate your senses and make your heart flutter. Suitable for all ages, flutter is fun and stimulating for kids, while making adults forget their worries and feel like they are 8 years old again. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Kids Clothing: Borobabi Pop up Shop
Head to the westside and make this limited-time pop-up kid’s clothing store a must-shop stop. What’s unique about Carolyn Butler’s concept is that you can buy new and gently used clothes that are sustainable and ethically sourced, you can rent them, but you can also return them when you are finished and get credit towards your next purchase. Expect carefully curated clothes for infants, toddler and kids that will make them the most stylish kids on the playground. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Free Dance in DTLA
The Music Center’s Dance DTLA returns with free in-person lessons and dancing under the stars on Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center! All the crowd favorites return for Dance DTLA Summer 2021: Salsa and Bollywood. Enjoy free lessons by L.A.’s top dance instructors as well as music, art-making workshops, food and drinks and more! Mask up and dance the night away! Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Reptile Super Show
Come see reptiles, amphibians, turtles, supplies, cages & lights, educational workshops, and more—open to the public! Reptile Super Show is a fun and educational environment for the reptile enthusiast in your family. We promote conservation through education and captive breeding. If you love reptiles and are between the ages of 3-99, than you will love the Reptile Super Show & Breeders Expo. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

The Portuguese Bend National Horse Show
For three days, this highly regarded A-rated Horse Show has two fully scheduled rings offering a wide variety of classes, including the prestigious PCHA Horsemanship Medal Finals. The weekend’s activities will include a hometown atmosphere created through an array of food booths, boutiques and fun for children, which include puppet shows, pony rides, and face painting. Fri. complimentary admission. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Last Weekend: Butterfly Pavilion at NHM
Butterflies are taking their last flights at NHM! Get up close to beautiful butterflies in theButterfly Pavilion. This seasonal exhibit—located outside on the south side of the Museum—features more flight space, more resting spots, and more natural light. There will be hundreds of free-flying butterflies inside, and our awesome Gallery Interpreters who can explain why these animals are so special. All ages welcome! Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Creep It Real OC EXPO
Visit several mini haunt walk-throughs, visit our spooky photo locations, stroll through our halloween market-like bazaar with over 100 vendors and buy all your oddities and curiousities, rock out to halloween jams, get insta-snappy with our many spooky vehicles, mingle with monsters and cosplayers, as well as cruise on by our food truck party in the back. Sun. Event details.

Coastal Cleanup Month
Join Heal the Bay for Coastal Cleanup Month 2021 in Los Angeles County during the entire month of Sept. as we embark on Healing Our Watersheds through self-guided cleanups, a virtual panel, and an advocacy training. We’re also hosting special Coastal Cleanup Day in-person group cleanups at 25+ coastal, inland, river, and underwater sites. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Silver Lake Flea
While it may not have the same kid-friendly games and entertainment as Melrose and Los Feliz, this neighborhood market is chock-full of colorful and unique finds (both vintage and handmade), along with friendly vendors, including some pint-sized entrepreneurs. The vibe is cool and hipster-y, but in a fun-filled, welcoming way. Added bonus: It’s free. Sat. Event details.

Los Feliz Flea
The Los Feliz Flea is our curated market with over 160 Sellers. You have to see it for yourself. We feel there’s no better venue in town with tons of free parking, more that enough shaded seating, gourmet food trucks, fantastic music and friendly people. Free Admission. Sat. Event details.

Rose Bowl Flea Market
The world famous Rose Bowl Flea Market takes place the second Sunday of every month! Come shop from over 2,500 vendors selling everything from coveted antiques, rare vintage finds, and today’s most up-to-date trends! Come see why we have been known as the “Flea Market of the Stars” for over 50 years! Sun. Event details.

Melrose Trading Post
“Sunday Fundays” are back but this time, with masks! In addition to masking up, expect wider aisles and vendors being more spread out across campus to observe social-distancing requirements so you and your little ones can hunt for one-of-a-kind treasures. Sun. Event details.

—Andie Huber

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