LA Weekend Events Roundup September 7-10

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From new museum openings to wine festivals, here are the best LA weekend events for September 7-10.
Edited by Christina Xenos.

EVENTS

PaleyFest Fall TV PreviewsPaleyFest Fall TV Previews
Through Sept. 16. Get inside access to the stars and creators of fall’s hottest television shows through a showcase of panel discussions and screenings. The series kicks off with the cast and creative team of Showtime’s Shameless, followed by screenings and discussions with the cast and creatives of Univision’s El Chapo. Highlights also include Hulu’s Future Man and The Mindy Project; and the OWN network makes its debut at the fest with a special preview event celebrating the critically acclaimed series Queen Sugar with creator and executive producer Ava DuVernay and members of the cast. See website for full schedule. The Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills. paley.me

 

L.A. Loves Alex’s LemonadeL.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade
Sept. 9. Over 50 top chefs—including Suzanne Goin, Giada De Laurentiis and Scott Conant—and mixologists serve signature menu items at this philanthropic culinary event that helps fund the fight against childhood cancer. 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. $195, under 13 free; meet-and-greet $1,200. Royce Quad, UCLA, 405 Hilgard Ave., L.A., 610.649.3034. alexslemonade.org

 

 

 

VINO-PaloozaVINO-Palooza
Sept. 10. Enjoy tastings from more than 20 wineries, as well as local craft beers, spirits and small bites as you sway along to unplugged performances by Top 40 music artists Ryan Cabrera, Secondhand Serenade and more. Event benefits Adopt the Arts Foundation. 21+. 1-5 p.m. $50-$70. Marina del Rey Hotel, 13534 Bail Way. vino-palooza.com

 

 

 

Fireworks Finale: The Muppets Take the Bowl © Disney-MuppetsFireworks Finale: The Muppets Take the Bowl
Sept. 8-10. Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie the Bear and the rest of the gang for a sensational evening under stars. More than just a concert, the musical extravaganza marks The Muppets’ first-ever full-length live show and will feature special guests and never-before-seen antics alongside the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Spectacular fireworks cap off the evening. F-Sa 8 p.m., Su 7:30 p.m. See website for ticket pricing. 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A. hollywoodbowl.com

 

 

 

Burbank International Film FestivalBurbank International Film Festival
Sept. 6-10. Ninth annual festival champions up-and-coming filmmakers and features film premieres, a red-carpet reception and an awards-show gala. This year’s opening-night film is The List, starring Once Upon a Time’s Jennifer Morrison. Check website for schedule and ticket prices. AMC Burbank 16, 125 E. Palm Ave., Burbank. burbankfilmfest.org

 

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE

Burbank International Film Festival

Iphigenia in Aulis at Getty Villa
Sept. 7-30. The annual fall series at picturesque Getty Villa returns with the classical tragedy Iphigenia in Aulis. Explore the galleries before the performance (6-7:45 p.m.) or opt for a three-course prix fixe dinner with wine pairings. Blankets encouraged. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $36. Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.440.7300. getty.edu

 

 

 

Carmen photo by Lynn LaneCarmen
Opening Sept. 9. Unrequited love can be a deadly thing, and Georges Bizet’s nearly 150-year-old opera Carmen could not capture the unfolding of of such a scenario—among a bullfighter, a gypsy woman and her scorned corporal lover—more intensely or melodiously. The LA Opera opens its 2017-18 season with a production of the opera conducted by James Conlon; Grammy Award winner Ana Maria Martinez mesmerizes with a come-hither gaze in the title role. See website for schedule and tickets.135 N. Grand Ave., downtown. laopera.org

 

Cuba Is

Cuba Is
Opens Sept. 9. The Annenberg Space for Photography presents a photo exhibition that goes beyond the folklore of Cuba and offers new insight into its current reality. In addition to the 120 photo exhibit, a virtual reality experience brings the dynamic music of Cuba directly to you via a stroll along the storied Malecón. See website for hours. Free. 2000 Avenue of the Stars, L.A. annenbergphotospace.org

 

 

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA)The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA)
Opens Sept. 9. Founded in 1984 as the Santa Monica Museum of Art, The Institute of Contemporary Art will open its doors this month in the DTLA Arts District. Expect art that sparks discovery and challenges the way you see and experience the world. 1717 E. 7th St., downtown, 310.284.8100. theicala.org

 

 

 

Big Night photo by Michael MahoneyBig Night
Opening Sept. 10. Master satirist Paul Rudnick’s new play—having its world premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre—explores family and fame by following the stressful night of an Oscar nominee. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org

 

 

 

Scott HoveLast Ticket for the Beauty Train
Through Sept. 30. Enter the mind of L.A.-based artist Scott Hove through a duo of fully-immersive sculpture series and installations. Building off his Cakeland exhibition, Hove attempts to reconcile the forces of light and dark by addressing political and social messages under the guise of sugar-coated acrylic ‘frosting’ and decorative piping. Chinatown Pop-up, 936 Mei Ling Way, L.A. Permanent Gallery, 170 S. La Brea Ave., L.A. kpprojects.net

 

 

FOOD + DRINK

Blacksmiths photo by Nadia PandolfoBlacksmiths
Downtown LA’s Fashion District is home to an industrial-chic new restaurant: Blacksmiths, from chef Edgar Ramos and renowned mixologist Deysi Alvarez. Enjoy flavorful twists on American dishes paired with vibrant cocktails while seated underneath glamorous chandeliers or on the patio. Blacksmiths offers dinner, happy hour and late-night dining, with brunch on the way. 117 Winston St., downtown, 213.628.3847. blacksmithsla.com

 

Cuba Is / Leysis Quesada VeraCubans in the Arts photo courtesy of the organization. The Muppets photo courtesy of Disney Muppets. Carmen photo by Lynn Lane, courtesy of the Houston Grand Opera. Big Night photo by Michael Mahoney. Blacksmiths photo by Nadia Gandolfo.

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