Los Angeles Weekend Events Roundup August 30-September 3

“School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play” opens Sept. 2.

From beach fests and pool parties to bottomless brunch, there’s plenty to do in L.A. this Labor Day Weekend. Here’s our Los Angeles weekend event picks for Aug. 30-Sept. 3.

Edited by William Yelles.

EVENTS

L.A. County Fair
Opens Aug. 31. Cheer on a racing pig, learn about farming, ride a Ferris wheel, attend a concert (headliners include the Beach Boys and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts) and dine on deep-fried food at this year’s Route 66-themed fair. W noon-10 p.m.; Th noon-11 p.m.; F noon-midnight; Sa 10 a.m.-midnight; Su 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $8-$20 GA, under 6 free. $15-$30 parking. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, 909.623.3111. lacountyfair.com

 

 

“Yellow Submarine” 50th Anniversary
Aug. 31. 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 the songs “All You Need Is Love,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” and the title track. 7:30 p.m. $12. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, 323.466.FILM. Info

 

 

 

L.A. Fleet Week
Aug. 31-Sept. 3. 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. See website for complete schedule. Free. Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro. lafleetweek.com

 

 

 

“Beverly Hills Cop” @ Cinespia
Sept. 1. The classic Eddie Murphy action comedy screens on a mausoleum wall at this popular Amazon Studios-sponsored film series at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Pack a picnic and enjoy DJ Pooh spinning tunes before the movie. Doors 6:15 p.m., movie 8 p.m. $16. 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 877.435.9849. cinespia.org

 

 

 

La Santa Cecilia
Sept. 1. Local Latin Grammy-winning band La Santa Cecilia closes out Marina del Rey’s summertime outdoor waterfront concert series with their potent rock-tinged mix of cumbia, rumba and more. Bring a blanket or beach chair to sit on the grass. 7 p.m. Free. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, 424.526.7900. Info

 

 

 

Made in LA Music & Arts Festival
Sept. 1-2. Golden Road Brewing’s second annual festival celebrates Los Angeles art and culture with music, art, food and beer. Enjoy performances by Saint Motel, Dorothy, Mondo Cozmo and more. All ticket sales benefit Art Share L.A. 21+. 5 p.m. One day $10-$15; two days $20-$30. 5410 W. San Fernando Road, L.A. goldenroad.la

 

 

 

Fiesta Hermosa
Sept. 1-3. This biannual festival features over 300 artists and crafters, food, live music, a “kiddie carnival,” a charity beer and wine garden and more. See website for free bike valet, parking and shuttle information. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Downtown Hermosa Beach on Pier Plaza, Hermosa Avenue and lower Pier Avenue, 310.376.0951. fiestahermosa.net

 

 

 

Broad Fest
Sept. 2. 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 family-friendly films screen indoors. See website for complete lineup. 2-7 p.m. Free. The Eli & Edythe Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, 310.434.3200. thebroadstage.org

 

 

 

Sunday Boat House
Sept. 2. 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. 21+. Noon-6 p.m. Free. 13534 Bali Way, Marina del Rey, 310.301.1000. marinadelreyhotel.com

 

 

 

West Adams Block Party
Sept. 2. Mike and Rick Ross, owners of Delicious Vinyl and the aptly named 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. A beer garden is open for the 21+ crowd. Noon-9 p.m. Free. 5419 W. Adams Blvd., L.A. Info

 

 

 

FOOD + DRINK

The Taste
Aug. 31-Sept. 2. During the Los Angeles Times’ annual food and wine fest, dozens of handpicked local restaurants come together for three evenings of amazing food, wine, spirits and chef experiences, plus unique culinary pop-ups and collaborations, over Labor Day weekend. Check website for schedule. 21+. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $95-$165. Paramount Pictures Studios Backlot, 783 N. Van Ness Ave., L.A. latimes.com

 

 

A-Frame Bottomless Brunch
Sept. 1-3. A holiday weekend is a great time to indulge, and Roy Choi’s A-Frame steps up with an extra day of his famous all-you-can-eat pancakes and all-you-can-drink mimosas. (The rest of the menu is great, too.) 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 12565 W. Washington Blvd., Mar Vista, 310.398.7700. aframela.com

 

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE

“Childhood Left at the Station”
Now Open. This new exhibit highlights 10 of the 10,000 children who traveled alone on Kindertransports from Nazi-occupied territories to Great Britain and other countries right before the outbreak of World War II. Most of the rescued children never saw their families again. The exhibit’s artifacts and vivid personal narratives weave together a story of tragedy, heartbreak, resilience, bravery and kindness. Sa-Th 10 a.m.-5 p.m., F 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Pan Pacific Park, 100 S. The Grove Dr., L.A. 323.651.3704. lamoth.org

 

“Sweat”
Opens Aug. 29. Lynn Nottage’s new play, which won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, follows a group of co-workers in Reading, Pennsylvania, who find themselves pitted against each other in order to stay afloat. See website for show times and ticket prices. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org

 

 

 

“Carmina Burana”
Aug. 30. Carl Orff’s choral masterwork tops a program that begins with pianist Emanuel Ax playing Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy” concerto. Bramwell Tovey conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale and Los Angeles Children’s Chorus. 8 p.m. See website for ticket prices. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.850.2000. hollywoodbowl.com

 

 

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John Williams: Maestro of the Movies
Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Legendary film composer John Williams celebrates the 40th anniversary of his first Hollywood Bowl appearance with an evening of some of his biggest movie hits, including some selections performed with film clips. Steven Spielberg is expected to make a special appearance. F-Sa 8 p.m., Su 7:30 p.m. See website for ticket prices. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.850.2000. hollywoodbowl.com

 

 

“School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play”
Opens Sept. 2. By following Paulina, a boarding-school student in Ghana who hopes to become Miss Universe, this biting comedy explores both the similarities and differences facing teenage girls across the globe. See website for show times and ticket prices. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org

 

 

“School Girls” photo by Joan Marcus. L.A. County Fair photo courtesy @lacountyfair/Instagram. L.A. Fleet Week photo courtesy @lafleetweek/Instagram. “Beverly Hills Cop” copyright Paramount Pictures. La Santa Cecilia photo courtesy La Santa Cecilia/Facebook. Made in LA Music and Arts Festival photo courtesy @goldenroadbrew/Instagram. Fiesta Hermosa photo courtesy Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. Broad Fest photo courtesy @thebroadstage/Instagram. Sunday Boat House photo courtesy @marinadelreyhotel/Instagram. West Adams Block Party photo courtesy @westadamsblockparty/Instagram. The Taste photo courtesy @thetastela/Instagram. A-Frame photo courtesy @aframela/Instagram. “Childhood Left at the Station” photo courtesy Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. “Sweat” photo (Lynn Nottage) courtesy Center Theatre Group. John Wiliams: Maestro of the Movies photo courtesy Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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