Our picks of places to go + things to do to make the most out of your September

GO HERE The Broad Museum, a new contemporary art museum built by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad. Officially open to the public on September 20, the 120,000 sq. ft., $140 million building located on Grand Avenue in DTLA will feature two floors of gallery space to showcase its comprehensive collection.1553448_10152759270188723_8978838117799916360_o

SEE THIS The 29th Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox, which returns to the sands of Zuma Beach on Sunday, September 20. Watch as over 5,000 participants swim, bike and run to help support Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Pediatric Cancer Research Program.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2015 Opera Ball on Saturday, September 12 to celebrate LA Opera’s 30th Anniversary Season. The glamorous evening will begin with a red carpet and champagne reception followed by the performance and dinner by Patina.  AND THIS LA Phil Winter Gala: The Brilliance of Beethoven on Tuesday, September 29, to kick off the orchestra’s 2015 winter season.

la-fi-0815-cliftons-redo-pictures-010DON’T MISS THE COMEBACK OF Clifton’s Cafeteria in the Historic Core of Downtown. Dating back to 1935, the venerable institution has undergone a four-year makeover in order to transform into a lavish new food and nighttime venue, set to reopen on Thursday, September 17.

SUPPORT THIS L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade on Saturday, September 12 to lend your support to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the fight against childhood cancer. Hosts Suzanne Goin (A.O.C., Lucques), business partner Caroline Styne (The Lucques Group) and David Lentz (The Hungry Cat) invite chefs and mixologists from around the country to cook for a great cause. Kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult; tickets available here.504234819_1_tabletop

READ THIS Manolo Blahnik: Fleeting Gestures And Obsessions, the first “comprehensive and lavishly illustrated volume to document the influences and life work of Manolo Blahnik”, who remains the shoe brand’s only designer. Publish date is September 8, but you can pre-order your copy here.

GO HERE Pop-Up Magazine, a composition of true stories, film, photography, art, radio and music live on stage at The Theatre at The Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Thursday, September 24 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available September 1; $25-$40.