If you are in need of a reason to get out of LA, we have 5 great ones for you. So pack up the car and get the address in the GPS for an adventure!
1. Festa dell’ Autunno – Sept 20-22nd
- Bring your tastebuds to four of Italy’s premier regions: Tuscuny, Piedmont, Romagna, and Veneto and celebrate them in a elegant Mediterranean setting. During the Italian Street Festa (September 21), take a stroll along olive tree-lined lanes and enjoy authentic Italian cuisine, wine tasting, street performances, cooking demonstrations, and olive oil tastings from The Resort at Pelican Hill’s own pressings. Also, for the dessert lovers – olive oil gelato. Belisimo. $115 with additional charges for other events. The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach. (855) 553-3782. pelicanhill.com/festa
2. Walt Disney Concert Hall 10th Anniversary – Through February 9. 2014
- The 10th anniversary of L.A.’s iconic music hall starts with free concerts at venues accross the city (Sept. 26-29). These include the first joint concert by Youth Orchestra L.A. and the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Music Director Gustavo Dudamel at Disney Hall on September 29. Walt Disney Concert Hall and other L.A. locations. (323) 850-2000. laphil.com
3. San Diego Bayfair – Septrember 13-15
- The annual racing competition will attract the fastest boats in the world, some of which race at speeds over 200 mph. The weekend featurs live bands, food vendors, beer gardens, and a large kids’ zone. The vendor village on East Vacation Island is free tot he gerneral pulic; a $25 ticket is required to view the boat races. Mission Bay Park, San Diego. Sandiegobayfair.org
4. Big Bear Lake International Film Festival – September 20-33
- Organizers of this 14th annual event will screen more than 100 domestic and foreign fims in eight categoris and bestow close to $10,000 in prizes. Highlights include award presentaitons to awell-known cinematographer and writer, screenwriting and filmmaking seminars, and a wrap party shawcasing local restaurants’ cuisine. Various locations. bigbearlakefestival.com
5. Lotusland Auction and Sale – Septrember 21
- Twelve rare plants are up for grabs at this live auction (Last year’s event featured the unusual variegated plumeria Pni Maya and plants from the late horticulturalist Bill Baker’s collection). There is also a silent auction with other choice plants nad books and a buy-it-now section of uncommon species, many propagated from Lotusland plants. Bidding rights, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks are included in the $125 ticket price. Advanced reservations are required. Ganna Walska Lotusland, Santa Barbara. (805) 969-3767, ext. 109. lotusland.org/attend
Sheltr Group is fond of local events. Check one, two, or all five out! If you or anyone you know is looking to move, feel free to give us a call at 310-888-2422!
Please note: The dates and times may change. Please call the numbers listed for more information.