Labor Day Weekend

Casper’s Labor Day Sail
Don’t spend the long weekend stranded in a mattress showroom at a gimmicky Labor Day sale. Instead, set sail with the mattress company, Casper aboard a chartered boat. Enjoy an open bar, unbeatable views, and of course, a Casper to lounge on. Plus, it all goes to a good cause because all ticket sales go to charity: water. Monday, 2-4 pm; 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Labor Day at Ambrose Hotel
Jump on the “Sunset Your Summer” at the Ambrose Hotel because they are offering a 20% off their best available rate (currently discounting to $223.20). Through-Monday; 1255 20th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404; 310.315.1555

Labor Day Weekend at Flemings
As summer comes to a close, take extra time to enjoy…well, Labor Day specials. You can order from their 5 for $6 ‘till 7 pm, 8 for $9 ‘till 10 pm and Prime Rib Dinner menus all night! Therr 5-6-7 menu offers five different dishes for $6, usually until 7 pm, while the 8-9-10 provides eight items for $9, usually until 10 pm. Before the summer falls away, indulge in the Prime Rib Dinner that features three luxurious courses for just $29.95. Through Monday

Terrine‘s Labor Day
This Labor Day, California brasserie Terrine will host an all-day BBQ on the restaurant’s patio. Chef/Owner Kris Morningstar, alongside partners Stephane Bombet and François Renaud, will do away with the usual brunch and dinner menus and host its second all-you-can-eat BBQ featuring traditional, American-favorite fare prepared with Terrine’s French-California twist. You can also beat the summer heat with special beers and ancient age bourbon cocktails from Head Bartender Ryan Wainwright, including the Kentucky Mule with ginger, lime, and soda; the Brown Derby with grapefruit and honey; and the California Gold with Dale’s Pale Ale, lemon, honey, and atomized Angostura Bitters. Menu includes: Pickle Brine Fried Chicken, Texas-Style Smoked Beef Brisket, Swordfish Brochettes with tomato salsa, Housemade Hot Links, BBQ Pork Ribs, Crispy Potato & Hatch Chile Tacos, along with sides like Frito Pie, Heirloom Tomatoes and cotija cheese, Potato Salad, and Mac ‘n’ Cheese. Desserts include Sticky Toffee Cornbread, Blondies with pecans, and Magic Cookie Bars. $35 (excluding alcohol, tax, or gratuity); Monday, 11:30 am-11 pm; 8265 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.746.5130

“Your Desert Playground” @ JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Brave the heat for  an underwater photo booth pool party on for shameless aquamarine selfies and a full weekend of poolside cocktail specials, in addition to the last taco pop-up of the season.  DJ Bella Fiasco will be spinning the essential summertime soundtrack. Sunday; 74-855 Country Club Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92260; 760.341.2211

Free Ice Cream at Dog Haus
This hot dog, burger and sausage spot is celebrating its SoCal roots with the new collaboration with the Alhambra-based Fosselman’s Ice Cream Company, a staple in the San Gabriel Valley community since 1919. For the first time in its history, Fosselman’s iconic premium ice cream will be available in soft-serve form at all 10 Dog Haus locations. To celebrate, enjoy a free soft serve cone on Labor Day at any of the Dog Haus locations. Monday

Blue Plate Oysterette
The West 3rd St. location of Blue Plate Oysterette is celebrating the long weekend with and extended happy hour. On Monday, the restaurant offers $1 oysters and $6 sangria/wine and $5 beer. Monday, 4-6 pm; 8048 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA; 323.656.5474

Fiesta Hermosa
Fiesta Hermosa is the largest arts & crafts fair in SoCal and the massive event has been held annually on both Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends since 1972. Fiesta Hermosa showcases over 300 artists throughout various mediums like painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, and more. Expect art, an excellent food court, live music stages, and beer + wine gardens. Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; Various locations, Hermosa Beach, CA 90245

Queen Mary Shoreline Jam
Rock out with Matisyahu and The Green as the two bands will each headline at the two-day festival on the waterfront. Enjoy yard-games, beer, cocktails and food, along with other performances include Common Kings, Schwayze, Bad Apples, Tribal Theory, Brewfish and more. $45+; $20 parking; Saturday & Sunday; 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 877.342.0738

Día de Campo
This Hermosa Beach’s modern Mexican eatery has just announced a late night happy hour! Dia de Campo will offer playful, Mexican-inspired dishes fromExecutive Chef Tin Vuong and Chef Ken Johnson, such as Super Fries with asada, chorizo, beans, cheese, pico de gallo, bacon, salsa verde; Poke Chalupa made with ahi, ponzu, avocado, sesame; Gorda Hamburguesa with chorizo mayo, garlic fries, house mole; Barrio Burrito made with rice and beans, cheese, chicken, carne asada, pico, cabbage; and Classics like tacos, chips and salsa, guacamole, and street corn. Cocktails include Scratch cocktails ($7) like the Passion over Funktion (spicy infused vodka, passion fruit, acai) or La Leona (tequila blanco, peach, lemon, mezcal); Beer ($2–4), well drinks ($6), tequila shots ($5), sangria ($6 glass/$29 pitcher), and wine ($5). Friday & Saturday, 10 pm–close; 1238 Hermosa Ave. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; 310.379.1829

Belcampo Meat Co
Start the holiday weekend off right with $1 fast burgers all day. Get “The Big S’mac,”from this sustainable restaurant. It’s made with farm-raised, grass-fed 3 oz. beef patties topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion. They are also launching their buy ten get one free punch card system. Friday, 11 am-10 pm; 8053 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Art Deco Festival at Queen Mary
Enjoy the Golden Age of Travel aboard one of the greatest Maritime Monarchs in history. Drink, dine, and dance, wlargest collection of Art Deco in the world.  Partake in prohibition tastings, a bootlegger’s bash, double decker art tour, grand deco ball and more. $15+; Friday-Monday; 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, CA; 877.342.0742

Stop by Bar Bouchon for patio dining that includes $2 oysters all day long (also available at Bouchon Bistro), BBQ, hot dogs and lobster rolls. You can also get your fill of Ad Hoc’s famous fried chicken on Monday, at Bouchon Bistro; it comes with a wedge salad, macaroni and cheese and Bouchon Bakery cornbread with honey butter. Saturday-Monday; 235 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA

In honor of Beyonce’s 34th Birthday, head to the rooftop at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood for an evening of moving and shaking. Hosted by Yoga for Dancers, GROOV3, and Yogazilla, “BDAY” brings you 45 minutes of GROOV3 #danceforbeyonce, a fun enthusiastic class set to Queen B’s best tracks. Then, sizzle into the night, Beyonce-style, while Yoga for Dancers packs a yogi punch with #yogaforbeyonce. They are bringing three movement-loving communities together for a night of fun, glow sticks, and great music. “BDAY” will include a photo booth, as well as raffle prizes including: One month pass to Corepower Yoga, One month pass to My Hot Pilates, 10 class card to Hot 8 Yoga, 5 class card to GROOV3, 4 class card to Movement Lifestyle Dance studio, One year pass to Yogazilla events, One lifetime pass to Yoga for Dancers classes and events, and more. $20, $25/door; Friday, 7:30 pm; The Montalban Theater, 1615 Vine St., Hollywood, CA 90028

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
The Hollywood Bowl has another live-scores under the stars and this time it’s Steven Spielberg’s 1982 sci-fi blockbuster, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Catch the flick about a young boy and his alien friend screened in HD while the L.A. Philharmonic provides live accompaniment, performing John Williams’ classic, uplifting and Academy Award-winning score. Friday-Monday, 7:30 pm; 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA; 323.850.2000

Psycho at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
The ultimate Hitchcock masterpiece will still terrify you. A woman steals a bundle of cash from her job and heads up north, but when she stops in a motel for the night, she begins to rethink her crime. Plus, take in one of the most iconic movie scenes of all time. $10+; Saturday, 6:45/doors, 8:30/movie; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
If horror isn’t you’re thing (it’s not mine), get to the Hollywood Cemetery for the ultimate day off. Matthew Broderick stars as the clever lovable Ferris who outsmarts the whole city of Chicago to get his vacation. The master, John Hughes, has created a movie of pure joy, as it explores what it means to be free as a teenager.  $10+; Saturday, 6:45/doors, 8:30/movie; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Fun Family Flicks on Fridays
If you are looking for some family fun, head to The Courtyard in Pasadena. This is the start of their Friday night flicks. Flicks on Fridays are also a great date-night! They’ll supply the sweet and salty goodness of Kettle Korn for some movie time snacking (while supplies last). Friday, 7:30 pm (or when it gets dark); 24 E Union St., Pasadena, CA 91103

Yard House at Fashion Island Extends Happy Hour
You can now enjoy this popular gathering an hour earlier four days a week. Unlike most places, happy hour at Yard House isn’t limited to just the bar but available throughout the entire restaurant. Enjoy appetizers priced from $5, including Moo Shu Egg Rolls, Vampire Taco, California Roll, Classic Sliders, Traditional or Boneless Wings, Blue Crab Cakes and more. Craft and import beer, house martinis, well and premium spirits, crafted cocktails and wine by the glass are also offered during weekday and Late Night Happy Hour. Sunday-Wednesday, 9 pm-close (also, Monday-Friday, 3-6 pm); 849 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

ShopWalk DTLA
Shopwalk DTLA brings a block party vibe to DTLA’s Historic Core. Over 50 local businesses offer discounts, sales, happy hours, and special events across the neighborhood. It’s a doors-open day to support small business and enjoy  the shopping, restaurants, bars, and local art the Historic Core has to offer. On 5th Street btwn Spring & Main, you’ll find over a dozen Downtown-based pop-up shops at Upmarket DTLA. Maps will be available at The Regent’s Rock N’ Roll FleaGrand Central MarketHistoric Downtown Farmers Market and Upmarket DTLA. Sundya; Various venues

E Hula Mau
The 21st annual E Hula Mau®, which means Hula Lives, is a celebration of Hawaiian culture and hosts SoCal’s only Hula and Chant Competition, presented by Nā Mamo®, a non-profit organization. E Hula Mau® will feature live performances, arts and crafts, interactive workshops, and the flavor of island foods. Free; Friday-Monday; Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater, 300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA; 562.436.3661

LA County Fair
The LA County Fair has it all. Enjoy live music, The Farm with live animals, the wine, beer, & marketplace and, of course, the food. Oh the food. I hope you wear your eatin’ pants for deep fried twinkies, deep fried oreos, and even deep fried Kool-Aid. Friday to September 24; 1101 W McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768

Los Angeles Times’ The Taste
The Los Angeles Times’ The Taste is an annual weekend-long celebration of the SoCals culinary scene with five events that honor the unique flavors, restaurants and culinary personalities in Los Angeles and beyond. Hosted by members of The Times’ editorial staff and co-hosted by renowned Chefs, Gary Menes, Michael Fiorelli (with Bartender Vincenzo Marianella), Corina Weibel, and Carlos Salgado, the events feature unlimited food tastings and pours from wine, beer and spirits purveyors, and a selection of engaging cooking and mixology demos, wine seminars and dynamic panel discussions. Full schedule: here. $100; Friday-Sunday; Paramount Pictures Studios, 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

626 Night Market
Held at Santa Anita Park, 626 Night market is the “original and largest Asian-themed night market in the U.S.,” featuring tons of food, art, crafts, games, music, and more. $3; Friday-Sunday; Santa Anita Park, 285 W Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007; 626-574-7223.

Mokuyobi Threads x Mowgli Surf Pop-Up
Shop from the collaboration between Mokuyobi Threads and Mowgli Surf at this pop-up shop at Urban Outfitters. Friday-Sunday, October 11; Urban Outfitters at Space 15twenty, 1520 N Cahuenga Blvd. #1, Hollywood, CA; 323.465.1893


Beach Candy Swimwear
Save 40-75% off bikinis, one-pieces, and more during the swimwear brand’s storewide sale. Friday-Monday; 2824 E Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

Call it Spring
For a limited time, save up to 50% off the accessory brand’s already affordable footwear and more. 2154 Glendale Galleria, Glendale, CA 91210; 818.546.1797

Lorna Jane
Save up to 60% off during the stylish activewear brand’s Labor Day sale at all of its LA locations. Through Tuesday; 395 Santa Monica Pl, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.395.7700

Nasty Gal
Score an additional 30% off sale items at Nasty Gal’s stores on Melrose and in Santa Monica; it’s happening online, too. Through Monday; 8115 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323.658.1010

Pale Violet, Jessica Faulkner, More
During ShopWalk DTLA, enjoy deep discounts on e-boutique Pale Violet, LA designer Jessica Faulkner, DTLA boutique Articulum General Store, local label Bellen Brand, and more during UpMarket’s pop-up market and sale. Sunday, 11 am-6 pm; 157 W 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Trina Turk
Score 50% off womenswear and Mr. Turk (prices start at $5) during the designer’s sample sale; plus take an additional 20% off regular sale items. Through Monday; 8008 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.651.1382

Venice Heights
For a limited time, save 50- 70% off labels like SLVDR, Krammer & Stoudt, Lifetime Collective, Wolf & Man, and more during the menswear shop’s end-of-season sale. 2426 1/2 S Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291




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