Labor Day Weekend

08/31/2018

Made in LA 2018
Golden Road Brewing presents Made in LA , a two day music and arts festival celebrating Los Angeles arts and culture. Festival will be held at Golden Road’s Los Angeles Brewery location. Performing live on Saturday: Dorothy, Mondo Cozmo, DāM-FunK, JRocc, and TRANSVIOLET. Perfomrin glive on Sunday: Saint Motel, DUCKWRTH, Andre Power, and Buyepongo. Saturday & Sunday, 5 pm; Golden Road Brewing Los Angeles, 5410 West San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Fiesta Hermosa
This biannual festival features over 300 artists and crafters, food, live music, a “kiddie carnival,” a charity beer and wine garden and more. Free; Saturday – Monday, 10 am  – 6 pm; Downtown Hermosa Beach on Pier Plaza, Hermosa Avenue and lower Pier Avenue, 310.376.0951

Broad Fest
The Broad Stage’s annual community festival returns with an afternoon filled with music, dance, kids’ activities and food trucks. This year Afro-Caribbean funk band Jungle Fire takes the outdoor stage while films are screen indoors. Free; Sunday, 2- 7 pm; The Eli & Edythe Broad Stage, 1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA; 310.434.3200

Sunday Boat House
The Marina del Rey Hotel series of summertime Sunday pool parties draws to a close, but not before one final dose of DJ entertainment, themed events, and poolside bites and libations. Free; Sunday, noon – 6 pm; 13534 Bali Way, Marina del Rey, CA; 310.301.1000

West Adams Block Party
Mike and Rick Ross, owners of Delicious Vinyl and Delicious Pizza (next door) throw an end-of-summer event for the whole neighborhood. Hip-hop legend KRS-One will perform along with lots of DJ sets and there is a beer garden too. Free; Sunday, noon – 9 pm; 5419 W. Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Hotel Shangri-La Labor Day Soirée
Santa Monica’s premier oceanfront hotel invites visitors to the ultimate poolside BBQ complete with Sonoran Hot Dogs, Pesto Shrimp Skewers, Kobe Burgers and more. Guests are invited to kick back on one of the hotel’s signature striped lounge chairs, sip a specialty cocktail and hone their ping pong and cornhole skills on the pool deck. The BBQ menu includes: Kobe Burger with cheddar cheese, butter lettuce, tomato and pickles on a warm Brioche bun with homemade potato chips; Sonoran Hot Dog on a warm Brioche bun, with caramelized onions and peppers with homemade potato chips;  Pesto Shrimp Skewers marinated and served with pesto and grilled lemons; Grilled Chicken Wings served with your choice of sauce, celery and carrots; Vegetable Kabobs; and Guacamole and Chips. $25/pool pass ($25 food & beverage min. for lounge chairs, $100 + $500 Food & Beverage min. for cabanas); Monday, 12- 5 pm; Hotel Shangri-La, 1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.394.2791

Labor Day Party at Melody
Enjoy burgers, sandies, oysters, along with chilled wines and beer. Join in games of cornhole, all set to the country-western sounds by DJ Amira. Monday, 4 pm; 751 N. Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029; 323.922.6037

Labor Day Brunch at Public School on Tap
Public School, LA’s scholastic-themed gastropub, will be serving brunch on Labor Day. Known for its creative fare and craft beer offerings, celebrate the long weekend with pitchers of mimosas and bloody Mary’s (topped with a chicken wing) and dishes like the Fried Chicken & Waffles with red eye gravy and a fried egg or the Eggs Benedict Pizza with prosciutto, Grana Padano, hollandaise and topped with two fried eggs. Monday; Locations: Public School 310 in Culver City, Public School 213 in DTLA and Public School 818 in Sherman Oaks

WP24’s Labor Day BBQ
WP24 will host a sky-high Labor Day BBQ on the private poolside rooftop of The Ritz-Carlton. Chow down on BBQ classics like prime beef brisket and baby back ribs from the mesquite smoker. They taste even better with the panoramic views of downtown Los Angeles. $45; Saturday; 900 W Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.743.8824

Social Hour Launches at Kebbros
Take advantage of the official launch of Social Hour at Kebbros, an all organic doner kebab concept that just recently opened in Hollywood. In honor of the Labor Day holiday, Kebbros will debut its Social Hour with an all day-long promo, featuring discounted bites and libations Thereafter, join the eatery for social hour Monday-Friday from 4 – 7 pm to enjoy discounted offerings like Pommes Frites ($4), Hummus ($5) and specials on beer ($6), wine ($7), and sangria ($6). Monday; 1542 N. Cahuenga, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Herringbone Santa Monica Extended Brunch
Enjoy an extended weekend brunch this Labor Day! Head to Santa Monica and enhoy delectable bites and endless rose to help make the most of your day off. $25; Monday, 10 am – 2 pm; 1755 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA; Reserve your holiday brunch reservation now here.

AJ’s Tex-Mex BBQ Opens
Anthony Chin and John Carrizales are opening AJ’s Tex-Mex BBQ! The new spot takes over where the shuddered Texas Best BBQ closed just weeks ago. Expect to find a menu including barbecue favorites like chicken, brisket, spare ribs and rib tips, pulled pork, and hot links, with a few Tex-Mex staples like Queso, which is served with tortilla chips, fries, or with the addition of chorizo. The menu also includes three varieties of Breakfast Tacos, which will be served all day, sandwiches, a Southwest Salad, and a signature Brisket Chili, available with chips, fries or with Frito Pie. Classic side dishes include fries, mac and cheese, slaw, corn, biscuits, and tater tots. Saturday, 11 am; 12123 Riverside Dr, Valley Village, CA 91607; 818.505.8865

W Hotels’ WAKE UP CALL
With headliners such as Charli XCX, Phantogram, Chromeo and more hitting W Hollywood (Sept 1-2), W Barcelona (September 21-23) and W Bali (October 4-6), this in-hotel music festival means no porta-potties, no mud and most importantly in-room dining for all festival goers. Instead of fighting to find a patch of grass after waiting in that all-too-long burger line, lounge by the pool with your meal or order up to your room. Cheers to that. W Hollywood’s WAKE UP CALL includes: Shake Shack’s cheeseburger topped with crispy golden shallots and ShackSauce, Crinkle Cut Fries and The ShackBurger; Stella Barra‘s Margherita Pizza and Hobb’s Pepperoni Pizza for late night pizza offerings from 8 pm – 2 am; and Veuve Clicquot‘s festival-themed cocktails like the Wake Up Tropi-Call, served in a fresh Pineapple over ice and topped with Veuve Clicquot Rich and a Tiki Umbrella; Boom, Clap, Clicquot (a play on Charli XCX song, “Boom Clap”)  with a lime twist, ice and Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé;  and Fancy Flutework(a play on Chromeo song, “Fancy Footwork”), a vodka and lemon flute topped with Veuve Clicquot Rich; Milk Bar‘s cookies; and W Hollywood’s poke bar and fresh fruit cart.

626 Night Market
The original and largest Asian inspired night market in the U.S., 626 Night Market features 250+ food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions in an epic event that appeals to all ages with 80,000+ attendees per event. This is the last SoCal 626 Night Market of the year, so don’t miss out. Highlights of this year’s offerings include musubi on a boat, Fruity Pebble churros, and unicorn lemonade. 626 Night Market unites and empower the community by serving as a platform for showcasing local entrepreneurs, businesses, artists, and talent. $5; Friday – Sunday; 285 Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007

The Taste
The Los Angeles Times’ The Taste is this weekend! The annual festival celebrates SoCal’s culinary scene by transforming the Paramount Pictures Studios backlot into the ultimate evening block party over three nights. This year, The Taste will pay homage to the chefs and restaurants who have helped make Los Angeles one of the most exciting places in the world to eat. Admission to each of the three events includes unlimited tastings from the city’s best restaurants and sips of seasonal cocktails, plus cooking demos and talks from renowned chefs. Friday, 7:30 – 10:30 pm, LA’s pop-up and underground restaurants will take the stage with a demo of Cajun-by-way-of-Compton cuisine from chef Michael Lawless (Shad’s New Cali Catering). Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec, Ludo Bird) will showcase his French flair. Master of the grill, Burt Bakman (Trudy’s Underground Barbecue), will lead a barbeque how-to. Ricardo Zarate (Rosaliné) and Jonathan Yao (Kato) will provide a glimpse of what makes their dishes beautiful. The Bar Stage will be serving up white wines of Italy with Wes Hagen of J. Wilkes Wines. Restaurants include: Amor y Tacos, Baltaire Restaurant, Bone Kettle, Casa Vega, Chao Krung, Farmhouse, Hinoki & the Bird, Otium, Pop’s Bagels and Wanderlust Creamery. Saturday, 7:30 – 10:30 pm, Niki Nakayama and Carole Iida-Nakayama (n/naka) showcase Japanese cuisine and Briana Valdez (HomeState) celebrates breakfast all day with a demo of her signature dishes. Sommelier Ira Norof will give you 101 reasons to drink wine. Restaurants include: Cento Pasta Bar, Border Grill, Crustacean Beverly Hills, Jaffa, Kali Restaurant, Madre Oaxacan Restaurant & Mezcaleria, Mayura Indian Restaurant, Prawn, Taste of Tehran, Trois Mec and Winston Pies. Sunday, 7:30 – 10:30 pm, experience the diversity of flavors in Los Angeles when Sean Lowenthal (Little Beast Restaurant) and L.A. Times Test Kitchen Director Noelle Carter highlight Southern cooking, Minh Phan (Porridge + Puffs) shares her technique for elevating porridge, and Charles Olalia (Rice Bar/Ma’am Sir) gives a master class on Filipino cuisine. Wine expert Christine Dalton will raise a glass to rosé. Restaurants include: 71Above, Banh Oui, Coni’Seafood, Holbox/Chichen Itza, Hotville Chicken, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, Inko Nito, Kobee Factory & Syrian Kitchen, Meals by Genet and Prince of Venice. $115 – $165; Paramount Pictures Studios Backlot, 783 N. Van Ness St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Beverly Hills Cop at Cinespia
Rebellious but clever cop Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) brings his Detroit street smarts to Los Angeles to investigate his best friend’s murder. Can he keep his cool while teaching the LA heat to catch a criminal? Or will a sinister art dealer close the case for good? Enjoy the action, while laughing through this film that has Eddie Murphy charming his way through Los Angeles while taking the law in his own hands. $12-$20; Saturday, 8 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Now and Then at Cinespia
Four friends reunite to recall a 1970s summer that brings them closer together than ever before as they learn about love, life, and being each other’s family. The uplifting coming of age film will make you laugh, cry, and cheer the friendships that never fade. Starring: Christina Ricci, Thora Birch, Gaby Hoffmann, Melanie Griffith, Demi Moore, Rosie O’Donnell and Rita Wilson. Plus, rekindle your crush on 90s heartthrob Devon Sawa! Visit their special photo booth to commemorate your very own special friendships now and forever. $12-$20; Sunday, 8 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Yellow Submarine 50th Anniversary
Armed with little more than their humor, songs and their yellow submarine, The Beatles tackle the rough seas in this animation classic. The film includes all the songs you love, like “All You Need Is Love,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” and the title track. $12; Friday, 7:30 pm; Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA; 323.466.FILM

L.A. Fleet Week
This Labor Day weekend tradition at the Port of Los Angeles offers public ship tours, military displays, a kids’ STEM Expo, aircraft flyovers and more each day. Nighttime activities include The Beach Boys in concert, fireworks and a laser show. Free; Friday – Monday; Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, CA

Our/Los Angeles Now Available in Retail Stores Across Southern California
Our/Los Angeles, a distillery in the Los Angeles’ Arts District and the sixth micro-distillery in the Our/Vodka family, is the first vodka brand ever in the history of the spirits industry to have both a global and local identity. Each location is part of the global Our/Vodka brand, but each city has their own distillery and uses ingredients sourced as locally as possible without compromising on quality. Our/Los Angeles is now available across Southern California retailers including BevMo, Cost Plus World Market, Total Wine & More, Bristol Farms, Albertsons, Pavilions, and Raley’s. The second particularly unique thing about the vodka is the yeast. Our/ Los Angeles uses a Non-GMO strain of yeast that is traditionally used in wine making. It is incredibly sensitive and is exclusive to Our/Vodka. When this yeast is fermented it releases specific fruity and flowery aromatic molecules which are what give Our/Los Angeles its unique flavor. The double wheat blend is what makes the vodka so smooth.

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