Our picks of places to go + things to do to make the most out of your September.
EAT & DRINK HERE → Catch, opens Sept.19 in a prime West Hollywood spot. New York’s popular restaurant is already a celebrity favorite, which is sure to draw in a huge crowd on opening night. The massive spot takes over 12,000 square feet, with indoor / outdoor areas and a retractable rooftop venue. The seafood-focused menu features signature dishes including Bourbon-Miso Black Cod Lettuce “Wraps”, Cantonese Lobster and the Crispy Whole Red Snapper for two. Enjoy tasty desserts and cocktails to pair.
SHOP HERE → Parisian boutique L’Eclaireur is set to open its first U.S. location in West Hollywood on Sept. 9. Known for early adoption of designers such as Dries Van Noten, Maison Martin Margiela and Comme des Garcons, the space will also display furniture and other design pieces, many limited-edition or one-of-a-kind. Artists and designers whose work will be in the store include Ado Chale, Aldo Londi, Aristide Najean, Arne Quinze, Ben Storms, Carol Christian Poell, Fornasetti, Hans J. Wegner, John-Paul Philippe, Lindsey Adelman, Osvaldo Borsani, Philippe Hiquily, Pia Manu and Zaha Hadid.
TRAVEL TO → Catalina for The Original Catalina Wine Mixer, Sept. 23-25. The three-day Step Brothers-inspired event takes place at Catalina Island’s oceanfront Descanso Beach Club. With live entertainment from the Kongos, food, wine and a screening of the movie, everyone is set to have a freaking great time. One-day passes start at $69 per person, two-day VIP tickets $399 and two-day General Admission $149.
WATCH THIS → Macbeth at the L.A. Opera. Sept. 17, 22, 25; Oct. 5, 8, 13, 16. The Opera kicks off its 2016-2017 season with a new production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth. Tony Award-winner Darko Tresnjak directs this adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragic tale. Plácido Domingo playing the title role, it marks the company’s first staging of the opera since 1987.
GO HERE → L.A. County Fair, runs Sept. 2 – 25. A tradition since 1922, this year’s fair features the usual assortment of rides, animals, food (deep-fried everything), shopping plus the End of Summer Concert (headliners include Blondie, Chicago and Iggy Azalea), a full-service ice skating rink with igloo and shopping promenade, a dinosaur walking tour, a human body exhibit, and a flower & garden pavilion.
GO SEE THIS → Playboys & Girls, a group exhibition celebrating the iconic culture of Playboy. Running Sept. 2 – 24, the show features 20-plus established and emerging artists ranges from skateboarding legend-cum-painter-photographer Ed Templeton to folk illustrator Stacey Rozich to Playmate Brook Power (Miss May 2016) original works that embody Playboy culture.