10 Amazing Things To Do In Downtown LA This Month

Plan out your month with the city's best culture, concerts, eateries and more.

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10 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN Downtown LA | September 2017

No More FOMO. Plan out your month with the city’s best culture, concerts, eateries and more.

THINGS TO DO DOWNTOWN LA September

THINGS TO DO

September 10

Wake & Bake: A Cannabis Party; Downtown LA

The name says it all. You can either sleep in Sunday or you can Wake & Bake. A Sunday Morning Smoke Session and Cannabis Party presented by Happening in DTLA and Herbal Nature DTLA. Mix, Mingle, Smoke and Relax to the sounds of a Live DJ in the heart of Downtown LA. Enjoy an open dab bar while supplies last, plus giveaways and special product offers. All attendees must be valid MMJ Patients with a valid recommendation and a California I.D.

September 15, 16, 17

Los Angeles Anime Film Festival; Regal L.A. Live: A Barco Innovation Center

Watch an exciting lineup of films celebrating 100 years of Anime at Regal L.A. Live in Downtown LA. The lineup includes a ton of Award Winners, as well as the first ever North American Premiere of King of Prism by PrettyRhythm. The festival will feature a full list of events in addition to the film screenings consisting of an opening night red carpet gala and Q&A sessions with directors, voice actors, and film creators to excite festival-goers even more.

FOOD + DRINK

September 23

Cocktails In The City; The Majestic Downtown

Celebrate Los Angeles thriving bar culture for one night only and all under one roof! Discover thirty different cocktail experiences as we bring together the best cocktail bars and bartenders from all over the city. 30 Bars. One Venue. One Night Only. There will be specialty drinks created for the event, interactive pop-ups, a bar school for wannabe home bartenders, craft spirits discovery room, food vendors, live music and entertainers and much more.

September 29

Downtown Dark Nights; L.A. Live

Have a night to remember at Downtown Dark Nights. This  free event is returning to L.A. Live and is bound to be fun for all. This lively evening will feature $5 food and drink menus, street performers, live music, and a marketplace full of unique goodies from local artisans and vendors. This event starts at 6 p.m. and goes late into the evening.

Find more things to do in our September 2017 events calendar.

ARTS + CULTURE

September 17

Free Museum Day; DTLA + Surrounding Los Angeles Area

Enjoy complimentary admission at 50 museums across Southern California in celebration of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’s launch weekend, thanks to Bank of America! To see the list of museums participating in Downtown LA or surrounding areas go here.

September 23

Summer Happenings: Basquiat; The Broad

End the season with an homage to Jean-Michel Basquiat. Where punk meets hip hop, gay meets straight, black meets white, and downtown party meets uptown art world – influences that made Basquiat the man he was. Musical clash of punk and hip hop provided by Zebra Katz and Downtown Boys. DJ Rashida and Michael Stock turn The Oculus into a downtown dance party. Special performances by Mecca V A and The MOVEMENT, Jay Carlon, Shani Crowe and Damon Locks.

September 27

RAW LA Artists: Fixate; Exchange LA

Support your local artist and celebrate the wealth of talent in Los Angeles’ diverse art scene at RAW LA Artists: Fixate. Enjoy live music, a visual art gallery, performing art, hair, makeup, accessory design and a runway fashion show. This event is 21+ and casual cocktail attire is recommended.

Find more things to do in our September 2017 events calendar.

MUSIC + NIGHTLIFE

September 9

Sunstock Solar Festival; Magic Box DTLA

Take advantage of solar energy at Sunstock Solar Festival. The one day environmentally friendly solar festival benefiting GRID Alternative and featuring the likes of Ra Ra Riot, Robert DeLong, Wild Cub, Wilding, Swimm, Trapdoor Social and  many more. Get your tickets while they last!

September 10

Beats Swap Meet; Grand Park

Come together for an afternoon of vinyl, DJs, b-boy and b-girl competitions, food, plus more. Everyone’s favorite gathering of families, music enthusiasts, dance lovers and everyone in between. This all ages event will feature more than 50 vendors and record collectors from all around the world, bringing their vinyl 12-inches and 45s.

September 16

Midnight Lovers with Crew Love; Treehouse Rooftop

Make love our destiny and get ready to get down with Midnight Lovers and Crew Love. This day to night, indoor/outdoor event will feature ultimate groovy, divine and soulful beats from Soul Clap, Wolf + Lamb, Nick Monaco and SONNS.

Want more? Then be sure to check out Happening In DTLA’s Events Calendar for updates on exciting things happening in the city throughout the month of September.

Aneesah Moore
Aneesah Moore
Lifestyle Writer | Event Director at

Vegetarian, music & art enthusiast, content curator, blogger and muse. I like my coffee black just like my clothes. Sometimes I'll add agave or sugar. What are you listening to right now? xx // SC, IG & Twitter: @ineedsomemoore