Celebrate Danish culture, mission life and Mexican independence during the weekend in Southern California.
The Los Angeles Zoo ends this season’s adults-only Roaring Nights summer concert series on an ’80s note. Dance to silent disco and a performance by ’80s cover band Flashback Heart Attack, meet animals after hours, see wildlife-inspired artwork and try cocktails and food-truck bites. Proceeds help support the L.A. Zoo and its global conservation efforts.
When: 6 p.m. Sept. 14
Cost, info: $16 for members, $21 for nonmembers. Adults 21 and older. No dogs. (323) 644-4200
Watch 18 of the world’s best canopy pilots skydive at up to 90 mph at the 2018 Swoop Freestyle FAI World Championships. The pros will glide (or “swoop”) inches above water for hundreds of yards while showing off dynamic moves. The Sept. 14 exhibition includes solo and team skydiving demonstrations and food vendors. The Sept. 15 competition decides the 2018 Swoop Freestyle World Champion.
When: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 14, 10 a.m. Sept. 15
Cost, info: Free. Family-friendly. Dogs OK.
Solvang Danish Days returns for its 82nd celebration of Danish culture and history. Danes and non-Danes alike can expect aebleskiver (pancake puffs) and smorrebrod (open-faced sandwiches); Vikings and Danish dancers; crafts and history lessons; beers and bands; and storytelling sessions by a Hans Christian Andersen impersonator.
When: 4 p.m. Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 15 and 16
Cost, info: Free except for food and beverages. Family-friendly. Dogs OK. (877) 327-2656
Jam to local musicians, shop at Los Angeles arts-and-crafts vendors and support food trucks at the community-run Westchester Arts & Music Block Party. Adults can relax at the beer and wine garden while kids hunt for pumpkins, paint apples and make magic butterfly crafts.
When: 10 a.m. Sept. 15
Cost, info: Free. Family-friendly. Dogs on leashes OK. (310) 641-8556
When: 11 a.m. Sept. 15
Cost, info: Free except for $6 parking. Family-friendly. Dogs permitted. (805) 733-3713
When: noon Sept. 15 and 16