11 Reasons September RULES In L.A.

Photo: Courtesy of Taste of Mexico; MOCA; Parachute Market; Odd Market.
September gets a bad rap. Whether you're bummed about hitting the books again or saying farewell to summer nights, chances are, you're not exactly letting go of August. But, we're about to change your mind.
It's time we all come together in support of the ninth month, which as it turns out, is actually kind of the best in L.A. What was that? You don't believe us? From a must-see new Andy Warhol exhibit at the MOCA to an epic celebration of the city's best Mexican cuisine, consider this your guide to having the best month ever. Happy fall, y'all.
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Photo: Courtesy of CSUN.
Valley Vista: Art In The San Fernando Valley
When: Now through Saturday, October 11
Where: California State University Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street (at North University Drive); 818-677-1200.
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Photo: Courtesy of MOCA.
Andy Warhol: Shadows
When: Opens Saturday, September 20
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, 250 South Grand Avenue (at West 3rd Street); 213-626-6222.
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Photo: Courtesy of Parachute Market.
Parachute Market
When: Saturday, September 20, and Sunday, September 21, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: JF Chen Showroom, 941 North Highland Avenue (at Romaine Street); 323-466-9700.
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Photo: Courtesy of Taste Of Mexico.
Taste of Mexico Food Festival
When: Saturday, September 27, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: 501 North Main Street (near Arcadia Street); no phone.
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Photo: Courtesy of Todd Reed.
Todd Reed Store Opening
When: Monday, September 8
Where: Todd Reed Venice, 1511 Abbot Kinney Boulevard (near Santa Clara Avenue); 323-400-5260.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Black List Live.
The Black List Live
When: Saturday, September 20
Where: The Montalban Theatre, 1615 Vine Street (near Hollywood Boulevard); 323-871-2420.
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Photo: Courtesy of Walking with Dinosaurs.
Walking With Dinosaurs
When: Thursday, September 11 to Sunday, September 14
Where: The Staples Center, 1111 South Figueroa Street (at West 11th Street); 213-742-7100.
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Photo: Courtesy of Strut Your Mutt.
Strut Your Mutt Charity Event
When: Saturday, September 6, 3:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Where: Will Rogers State Historic Park, 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road (near Gate House Road); 310-454-8212.
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Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby's.
New Exhibits At Sotheby's Los Angeles
When:Good To Go is Tuesday, September 9 to Thursday, September 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Impressionist and Modern Art is Monday, September 22 to Tuesday, September 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Sotheby's Los Angeles, 9200 West Sunset Boulevard (near Cory Avenue); 310-274-0340.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Odd Market.
Odd Market
When: Opens Sunday, September 21, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and every Sunday thereafter
Where: Casa Vertigo, 1828 Oak Street (at West Washington Boulevard); no phone.
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Photo: Courtesy of Kohn Gallery.
Eddie Martinez: Nomader
When: Opens Friday, September 12
Where: Kohn Gallery, 1227 North Highland Avenue (near Fountain Avenue); 323-461-3311.