Culver City Celebrates 100 Years

In commemoration of Culver City’s historic past and vibrant, spirited future, the Culver City Centennial celebrates 100 years of the city’s incredible transformation. Once considered to be a drive-through town, Culver has revitalized into one of the most dynamic and eclectic neighborhoods in LA – and The Culver Hotel, one of the Culver’s most iconic landmarks, is at the crux of the city’s transformation. Check out all the events happening in September, including the centennial closing gala at Culver Hotel on and

Face Forward’s 8th Annual Gala: Arabian Nights

September 23, 2017
6:00 PM
1201 Vine St.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Face Forward will host its 8th Annual Gala on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, with an Arabian Nights themed extravaganza. Guests will celebrate a magical night alongside A-list celebrities including musicians, actors and actresses while enjoying a hookah bar, cigar lounge, belly dancers and exotic animals. Attendees will gather for a heartfelt evening to celebrate the bravery of survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking and other cruel acts of crime who have overcome adversity and have reclaimed their lives with help from Face Forward and co- founders Deborah and Dr. David Alessi. Robin Thicke will hit the stage to celebrate the lives all of survivors of acts of violence. The “Blurred Lines” and “Lost Without You” Grammy award nominee will lift the spirits in the room by performing some of his greatest hits, guaranteed to have the crowd on their feet and feeling good. Visit

LA LGBT Center’s 48th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards

September 23, 2017
6 PM Cocktails & Silent Auction
8 PM Dinner & Program
The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Co-CEO of WME | IMG Ariel Emanuel and Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor for the Obama Administration, will be honored at its 48th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards on Sat., Sept. 23, at The Beverly Hilton. This year’s star-studded, Hollywood-meets-the-Beltway event is co-chaired by Center Board Member Michael Lombardo and longtime Center supporter Kathy Kloves. The evening will bring together more than 1,200 leaders from the civic, corporate, entertainment, and philanthropic communities to celebrate this year’s inspirational honorees for their unwavering support of the LGBT community and their dedication to creating positive change in the world. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, and entertainment, along with a not-to-be-missed silent auction that includes high-end items, packages, and experiences. Tickets are now on sale at For the the latest event news and information, follow @lalgbtcenter on social media and join the conversation using #VanguardAwards.

Safe Place For Youth’s 5th Annual Carnival

September 24, 2017
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
1553 Tower Grove Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Join SPY on Sunday, September 24th, 2017, for our 5th Annual Carnival! Hosted by SPY Board Member and CAA Super Agent Peter Micelli and his wife Jennifer at their home, this family friendly event includes carnival games, food and drink, a raffle, and more. 100% of funds raised from Carnival will go towards SPY’s programs that help homeless youth exit the streets. Visit: Tickets at:

Cali-Cubans for Hurricane Irma Relief

September 28, 2017
6:30 pm
Studio City restaurant Ceremony

The Cali Cubans for Cuba Hurricane Relief fundraiser, organized by the Law Offices of Georgianna Junco-Kelman in partnership withFriends of Caritas Cubana, seeks to raise vital funds to assist the rebuilding efforts of the Cuban people. Every dollar raised will be earmarked exclusively for those who have been devastated by Hurricane Irma in Cuba. Restaurateur and renowned Chef Frank Leon is the leading event sponsor who will open the doors of his Studio City restaurant Ceremony on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm. The festivities will include dinner, hosted cocktails, a cigar lounge, live music, dancing, entertainment, a fund the mission moment, and opportunity drawings.

To purchase tickets or donate, visit:

National Seafood Month at Mastro’s Restaurant (October)

Mastro’s is known for its world-class cuisine and frequent celebrity sightings. Celebrate National Seafood Month with one of SoCal’s most luxurious restaurants, Mastro’s. Mastro’s offers elegant, delectable seafood dishes like the Seafood Towers, Grilled Pacific Swordfish, Chilean Seabass, freshly shucked oysters, chilled Alaska King Crab legs, a whole split lobster, Dungeness Crab, giant shrimp cocktail and buttery Lobster Mashed Potatoes. Mastro’s has locations in Beverly Hills, Malibu, Thousand Oaks, Newport Beach Costa Mesa and Palm Desert.

PHOTO17 At Milk Studios

October 5, 2017
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Milk Studios
855 N Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Milk Studios, for the third consecutive year, will host PHOTO17, the annual photography auction to benefit STORIES: The AIDS Monument. The event will be held Thursday, October 5th at Milk’s Hollywood location. Sharon Stone will once again serve as Event Honorary Chair. Since 2015, over $500,000 has been raised from the PHOTO events hosted by Milk Studios. The event, managed by an all-volunteer committee, has an expected attendance of 400 people and will include a preview cocktail reception with food provided by Love Catering and produced by Bryan Rabin, Inc. In a short two years, the PHOTO events for the Monument have become the premiere photo auction in Los Angeles for AIDS related causes.
100% of the net proceeds benefit the Foundation for the AIDS Monument. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @Photo17auction #PHOTO17

Tickets Available for sale at:

Metropolitan Fashion Week Closing Gala

October 5, 2017
7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Warner Bros. Studios
4301 W Olive Ave.
Burbank, CA, 91522

Metropolitan Fashion Week Closing Gala and Fashion Awards, will take place Thursday, October 5th at Warner Bros. Studios. Guests will enjoy a one-of-a-kind fashion show featuring haute couture gowns and costumes inspired by artwork from the J. Paul Getty Museum. The Metropolitan Fashion Week Closing Gala attracts guests including industry professionals, celebrities, international designers and members of the fashion world. Metropolitan Fashion Week has raised over $13 million for charity. This year’s Project Imagination’s goal is to raise over 1,000,000 school supplies for underprivileged schools.

The Metropolitan Fashion Awards recognize outstanding contributions in costume design, celebrity styling and more. Winners will be announced at the Metropolitan Fashion Week Closing Gala. Categories include Costume Designer of the Year (Motion Pictures), Costume Designer of the Year (TV), Costume Designer of the Year (Live Performance), Fashion Program of the Year, Fashion Designer of the Year, Outstanding Ensemble for Make-Up Artist and Hair Stylist (TV or Motion Picture), Fashion Influencer of the Year, Fashion Icon of the Year, and the Metropolitan Fashion Excellence Award. Tickets available at

VR On The Lot

October 13th and 14th, 2017
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Lot
1041 North Formosa Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90046

VR On The Lot is the entertainment industry’s leading Content, Technology & Professional Education conference. Industry leaders, insiders and experts came together for two days of professional education, hands-on demonstrations, actionable solutions and ROI strategies for entertainment, advertising and marketing professionals.

Participants include: Movie Studios, TV Networks, Digital, Brands, Marketers, Advertising & Media Agencies, Hardware and Software Developers, Producers, Production Companies, Distributors, Research, Analytic and related companies. To get tickets go to

Le Dîner en Blanc Los Angeles

October 14, 2017

For the 4th time, Los Angeles hosts Le Dîner en Blanc! On Saturday, October 14th, the annual elegant affair will gather at a secret location over 2,500 friends and friends of friends for another unforgettable evening of beauty and magic. To maintain the uniqueness of Le Dîner en Blanc as well as staying true to tradition, guests must observe certain requirements and follow a few key rules:

  • Once confirmed, each guest’s participation becomes mandatory, regardless of weather conditions.  This is a rain or shine event.
  • Dress code: elegant and white only. Originality is encouraged as long as it is stylish and tasteful.
  • Table setting: all white! Champagne and/or wine only. Beer and hard liquor are prohibited.
  • To ensure that the location secret is kept undisclosed until last minute, guests meet at assigned departure location and are escorted by a Dîner en Blanc volunteer.
  • As per Los Angeles alcohol laws, guests cannot bring their own alcohol. Guests wishing to enjoy wine or Champagne must reserve online through the Dîner en Blanc’s e-store. Guests are, however, welcome to bring their own non-alcoholic beverages.
  • In order to leave the event location as clean as when they arrived, guests are required to leave with all their belongings, leftovers and litter.
  • Guests must bring a table, two white chairs, white tablecloth.A picnic basket comprising fine food and proper stemware and white dinnerware.A catered picnic basket option, which can be picked up on site, will be available for those who do not wish to pack their own. Guests wishing to do so must reserve online through the Le Dîner en Blanc Los Angeles website.

For full details on the event’s rules and regulations, visit

Brunch at the Races

October 15, 2017
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Santa Anita Park

LA Weekly presents Brunch at the Races featuring 30+ of LA’s best brunch spots! Here is a partial listing: AR Cucina, Fred 62, Myke’s Cafe, Pez Cantina, Cindy’s Eagle Rock Restaurant, Jones Coffee Roasters, Kobawoo House, RBTA x Monkey Bar, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, Copenhagen Pastry, Chez Tex, Poppy + Rose and Red Herring.

Brunch at the Races: Short Stack Pack (4 GA tickets for $120) deal going on right now! 

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Architects for Animals “Giving Shelter”

October 19, 2017
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM PDT
Herman Miller Showroom
3641 Holdrege Avenue
Culver City, CA 90016

One of Los Angeles’ most innovative design events – Architects for Animals “Giving Shelter” exhibit – returns to the HermanMiller Showroom in Culver City on Thursday October 19th, 2017. The event will be a fundraiser for the LA-based nonprofit FixNation, which provides free spay and neuter programs for homeless cats.

Architects for Animals has invited top LA architecture firms to design creative and functional outdoor dwellings for cats. Design firms will display their submissions at a cocktail reception attended by the 300-400 animal lovers, and design aficionados. For more information about FixNation, please visit and

UNICEF Masquerade Ball LA

October 27, 2017
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Clifton’s Republic
648 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA

UNICEF Next Generation will host its fifth annual UNICEF Masquerade Ball in Los Angeles at the iconic Clifton’s Republic. Funds raised at the event will support UNICEF’s work to save and improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. UNICEF Next Generation is a group of young leaders, philanthropists, entrepreneurs and innovators in their 20s and 30s who commit their resources, resolve and enthusiasm toward supporting UNICEF’s lifesaving work. UNICEF does whatever it takes to put children first and has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization.

Tickets: Individual tickets are $225 and couples tickets are $400. Please visit

LA Baby Show

November 4th & 5th, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Reef DTLA

Join us at the largest baby show in the country! Saturday and Sunday, November 4 & 5th at Magic Box at The Reef in DTLA. There will be new vendors, the latest gear and products, top brands, great speakers and seminars, big giveaways, and lots of learning, support, bonding, and fun — all in a perfect setting for a family-friendly expo! And our readers get 50% off tickets with promo code: AnnaV50.

Saturday, November 4, 10am-4pm
Sunday, November 5, 10am-4pm


Tusk After Dusk Gala

November 4, 2017
6:00 to 10:00 pm
Avalon Hollywood

Meet the founders of Wildlife SOS at Tusk After Dusk, a red-carpet charity gala. The benefit will take place at the Bardot Room at the Avalon theatre in Hollywood on November 4 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Join us for an inspiring evening with live music, celebrity hosts, live and silent auction plus more! Virtuoso Violinist Lili Haydn performs with all-star musicians. Honorees include Jennifer Conrad, (wildlife veterinarian and founder of the PAW Project), Patty Shenker (animal activist and co-founder of the Animal Advocacy Museum), and Nolan Gould (activist, environmentalist and star of Modern Family).



18th Annual Mattel Party on the Pier benefiting UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

November 5, 2017
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Santa Monica Pier

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital will celebrate its 18th Annual Mattel Party on the Pier on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. The event, which benefits UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, includes unlimited rides; carnival games stocked with prizes donated by Mattel; and a “Power of Play” area for activities and entertainment, sponsored by the Goldhirsh-Yellin Foundation, including custom cookie decoration provided by Ralphs/Food for Less. A VIP area hosted by the Toys “R” Us Foundation will feature lunch donated by Wolfgang Puck Catering.

Mattel Party on the Pier is expected to attract a sellout crowd. General admission tickets are $150 per adult and $75 per child ages 3 to 12. Admission is free for children under 3. All net proceeds benefit UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital.

To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit:

To learn more about UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, please visit

Sips & Sweets, LA Weekly’s Sips And Sweets

December 14, 2017
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Petersen Auto Museum

LA Weekly is excited to announce some new ‘Sips,’ and some new ‘Sweets’ have been added to the lineup for this year’s Sips & Sweets, LA Weekly’s signature holiday cocktail extravaganza!  Curated by LA Weekly’s editorial staff, this year’s event will feature samples from 20 of the city’s most reputed mixologists, and 20 of LA’s best bakers, and pãtisseries, and eateries alike!  New to the lineup includes: Otium, Cobblermania, Nerano, Lock & Key, Lucques, Tavern, 1886 Bar, La Cuevita, ERB, and more! Tickets are available here: