We love West Los Angeles and here at Heyler Realty people often ask us to share some of the fun things to do in West LA that we’ve discovered. So we compiled a list of the best things to do on the Westside of Los Angeles that we’ll update every week.
This week and weekend, Sept. 17-19, you’ll find plenty to do on the Westside! See live theatre, grab a donut and clean up the coastline! If we missed any fun activities, please let us know!
*Make sure and check websites before you go for dates, times and social distancing/mask/vaccine requirements.
Special events in West LA this week and Weekend
Primo’s Donut’s in Westwood Village celebrates its Grand Opening this Saturday, Sept. 18! The doors open at 6 am and close when they sell out. As a special treat on Saturday, make sure and stop by for complimentary Buttermilk Bites from 12 noon to 1 pm. Primo’s has been in business for 65 years and this is the family-owned shops second location at the site of the old Stan’s Donuts. See website for address and more information.
Speaking of baked goods, we want to welcome Ludivine Paris Bakery to the neighborhood! It serves delightful french pastries including croissants, macarons, and caneles. Sean stopped by this week. Check Heyler’s Instagram to learn more about the shop!
Enjoy a Pedestrian Plaza on Main Street in Santa Monica on Saturday, Sept. 18 and Sunday, Sept. 19. “Two blocks of Main Street will become a pedestrian plaza where the community can safely enjoy al fresco dining, family-friendly activities, and other fun experiences with local businesses.” Check the website for more information.
Coastal Cleanup Day LA County is this Saturday, Sept. 18 from 9 am to 12 noon! Get out there and help make our beaches and waterways even more beautiful by helping to pick up trash and plastic. “Once again Heal the Bay will proudly coordinate cleanup locations in Los Angeles County in association with Ocean Conservancy and California Coastal Commission. In 2019, more than 74,000 volunteers picked up more than 900,000 pounds of trash from beaches and waterways throughout California.” Click on Heal the Bay’s link to sign up for a cleanup near you.
Drive-in movies in West Los Angeles
Want some good, retro fun? Head to one of the many drive-ins in the Westside of Los Angeles.
Rooftop Cinema Club operates The Drive-Up Santa Monica out of the Santa Monica Airport. From Thursday, Sept. 16 to Sunday, Sept. 19. Drive-in movies include La La Land, Bridesmaids, Selena and the original Friday the 13th. See website for times and prices.
Outdoor movies in West LA
The weather is perfect this time of year to enjoy a movie outside with friends and family.
The Platform in Culver City is hosting an outdoor movie with a back-to-school theme on Thursday, Sept. 16. See website for information on ticket prices and food options. This is the last one of the season!
Melrose Rooftop Theatre in West Hollywood hosts classic movies most nights and this week and weekend see Back to the Future, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Reservoir Dogs. Check website to find out what’s playing tonight.
Farmers’ Markets in West Los Angeles
Produce is one of Southern California’s claims to fame and West LA has great options for buying fresh fruits and vegetables at our local farmers’ markets. Here are links to Westside Farmers’ Markets with days and times.
Culver City Farmers’ Market on Main Street in Downtown Culver City operates from 2 pm to 7 pm on Tuesdays. “This market has been sponsored by the City of Culver for over two decades in an effort to provide the surrounding community with farm-fresh produce and locally-crafted artisan foods.”
Westwood Village Farmers’ Market at 1036 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, 90024 is open Thursdays: 12 pm to 5 pm. “Nestled in the heart of Westwood Village sits a farmers’ market serving a cross-section of nearby residents, local business people, UCLA students, and more. The market has a storied past and we look to bring it back to its traditional thriving days serving the wonderful Westwood community.”
Mar Vista Farmers’ Market at Grand View and Venice Blvd. is open Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm. “The Sunday markets are bustling, as Mar Vistans come out to shop, eat and visit with their neighbors. Kids are welcome and enjoy special activities, just for them. “
Santa Monica Farmers’ Market on Arizona between 4th and Ocean operates from 8 am to 1 pm Wednesday and Saturday. “Established in 1991, the Saturday Downtown Santa Monica Market opened ten years after the Wednesday Market in the same location, as customers were eager for another market for weekend shopping. While the Wednesday market centers on the hustle and bustle of chefs and restaurants doing their shopping (with some regular customers sprinkled in of course!), the Saturday Downtown Santa Monica market offers a more intimate experience for the casual market-goer.” See the website for times and locations of the city’s other farmers’ markets.
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