Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Weekly What To Do: Labor Day Weekend, Anyone?

The Music Center Plaza Grand Opening Festivities
Aug 28- Sept 2
Music Center Plaza

*Check the link for multiple free events happening this week and weekend.

"Join us to celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated Music Center Plaza with FREE public events, featuring art-making, musical performances, food and festivities throughout Labor Day weekend!"

The Music Center's Splish Splash Plaza Bash
September 1, 2019
Noon-6:00 p.m.
The Music Center Plaza

All are welcome as The Music Center Plaza becomes a free, fun casual hangout on a long holiday weekend. The newly renovated space will be transformed into a giant, fun backyard party with free games and activities, plus a LIVE simulcast of the Los Angeles Dodgers away game on the giant LED screens!

IT Chapter 2 Art Exhibit
Opening Reception:Wed, Aug 28, 7-9 PM
Gallery 1988
7308 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Don’t miss out on all new art, sculptures and toys on display from the second chapter of the scary clown movie.

Free Japanese Film Screening:
The Night is Short, Walk On Girl
Wed, August 28, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
5700 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036

*In Japanese with English subtitles

Senpai (voice: Gen Hoshino) is in love with Girl with Black Hair (voice: Kana Hanazawa), secretly. He seeks her at Ponto-cho at night, at the used book market at Shimogamo Shrine, at the university fair… But she never realizes how he feels, and each time he "happens" to run into her, she simply says "What a coincidence!" Will Senpai ever get her to realize his love?

Thursday, August 29 – Monday, September 2
Grauman's Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard

For more than half a century Cinephiles have gathered over Labor Day Weekend to celebrate the movies at the annual Cinecon Classic Film Festival. Cinecon is where archivists, authors, collectors and film fans come together for five days of classic film screenings, special programs, celebrity guests, and the best movie memorabilia show in the nation. Cinecon is dedicated to showcasing unusual films that are rarely given public screenings.

Los Angeles County Fair 2019
Aug 30- Sept 22
1101 W. McKinley Ave. , Pomona, CA 91768
$1.00 - $60.00

Get your heart fried with fruit loops on top and eat it.

"Summer in Los Angeles may be officially over come September, but the fun has just begun for L.A. County Fair-goers. Every year, thousands of people make the trip to the Fairplex in Pomona to eat fried foods, take a plunge on a carnival ride and maybe win a prize at one of the many game booths. But there are more attractions at the fair than just the food and rides. So before you start making your plans for the fall, enjoy one last summer hurrah at the L.A. County Fair."

626 Night Market
August 30-September 1
Santa Anita Park
285 Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007
Admission is $5 at the door, cash only.
Children 3 and under are free. Parking is free.

"Whether you spent your childhood at night markets in Asia, met your true love at one of our events in California or decided to have FWBs (Food With Benefits) forever, bring on the memories and create new ones with our 8th season! Our events feature a diverse offering of food and shopping vendors, live performances and music on our Entertainment Stage, an Art Walk, games and activities for the whole family."

LA Fleet Week
Aug. 30 - Sept. 2

LA Waterfront at the World Cruise Center & Battleship Iowa Museum
100 Swinford St. San Pedro, CA 90731

LA Fleet Week is a multi-day celebration of our nation’s Sea Services that takes place on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles. Now in its fourth year, the event has become a
Southern California end-of-summer tradition over Labor Day Weekend that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

 The Welcome Party will be held on 398 W. 6th Street  in the heart of downtown San Pedro starting at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, the game-themed party will feature group-based activities, trivia contests and organized lawn games. There will be live music throughout the evening from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., including performances by Navy Band, as well as local favorite and 80’s cover band Identity Theft.

Maestro of the Movies: The Music of John Williams
Aug 30-Sept 1
Hollywood Bowl

John Williams hosts and David Newman conducts the LA Phil in our annual celebration of the music of John Williams – including film clips.

The Matrix : 20th Anniversary Screenings
Aug 30-Sept 5
Select Theaters

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of THE MATRIX, for the first time in Dolby Cinema at AMC theaters. We all know the next one is going to suck. So, remember the good times.

Los Angeles Times The Taste 2019
Friday, August 30 * 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 31 * 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 1 * 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Paramount Pictures Studios Backlot
783 N Van Ness Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038 
$115.00 - $190.00

This Labor Day weekend join the Los Angeles Times for 3 evenings of amazing food, wine, spirits and chef experiences, plus unique culinary pop-ups and collaborations. Dozens of hand-picked local restaurants each evening will showcase our city's rich and diverse culinary scene by serving you their best. Sip, savor, and celebrate Southern California's most inspired food and drink.

Fri, Aug 30, 2019, 11:59 PM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027