Los Angeles Weekend Events Roundup September 6-9

Mingle and shop at trendy outdoor marketplace Artists & Fleas.

There’s plenty to do—and plenty of chances to do good—this weekend in Los Angeles. Here’s our L.A. weekend event picks for September 6-9.

Edited by William Yelles.

EVENTS

“Animaniacs LIVE!”
Sept. 6. Calling all ‘90s kids and fans of the beloved Warner Bros. animated series Animaniacs. Randy Rogel—Emmy-winning composer of the original TV show—teams up with Rob Paulsen (Yakko Warner) to sing an evening of favorites from the pop culture hit. Cartoon clips and anecdotes from Rogel and Paulsen will run in between songs such as “Yakko’s World” and “Variety Speak.” 7:30 p.m. $25. Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A., 213.765.6800. Tickets

 

 

iPhoneography Workshop
Sept. 8. Notable design shop Poketo is hosting an iPhoneography workshop with renowned photographer and social media consultant Bonnie Tsang. Participants will learn how to use Tsang’s favorite phone apps to edit photos and how to streamline your Instagram in order to exemplify your personal style and aesthetic. 2-5 p.m. $150. The LINE Hotel, 3515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Tickets

 

 

 

L.A. Food Fest
Sept. 8. At the ninth annual iteration of this food festival, sample signature bites from a curated selection of over 100 food vendors, plus enjoy craft beer gardens, craft cocktail bars and an ice cream social. See website for complete lineup of participating restaurants. Early entry 2 p.m., GA entry 3 p.m. $65 GA; $95 VIP; under 9 free. Santa Anita Park, 285 Huntington Dr., Arcadia. lafoodfest.com

 

 

 

L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade
Sept. 8. Some 50 
top chefs—including hosts (and James Beard Award winners) Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, Giada De Laurentiis and Adam Perry Lang—and mixologists serve signature menu items at this philanthropic culinary event that helps fund the fight against childhood cancer. 12:30-4:30 p.m. $195, under 13 free; all-access ticket $1,200. Royce Quad, UCLA, 10745 Dickson Court, Westwood, 610.649.3034. alexslemonade.org

 

 

Project:OM Los Angeles
Sept. 8. Enjoy a yoga class, music, food, art and shopping from wellness brands at this fundraiser for the breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen. The “OM” in Project:OM stands for “one more”—so bring a friend. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $40. Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Dr., L.A. Tickets

 

 

 

PROUD Picnic + Movie Night
Sept. 8. The Music Center continues its series of intimate events that invite the Los Angeles LGBTQ and ally community to celebrate and connect with each other with PROUD Picnic + Movie Night, presented by Grand Park and Outfest. A showcase of short films will screen followed by Outfest 2018 documentary feature grand prize winner When the Beat Drops. Arrive early to enjoy music, food trucks and the park’s popular splash pad and playground. 5:30-10 p.m. Free. 200 N. Grand Ave., L.A. grandparkla.org

 

 

VINO Palooza Wine & Music Festival
Sept. 8. This annual event benefitting the T.J. Martell Foundation offers complimentary tastings from more than 20 wineries (as well as samples of local craft beers, spirits and small bites), and unplugged performances by major music artists Ryan Cabrera, Andie Case, Austin Brown, Nash Overstreet, Orianthi and The Ready Set. 1-5 p.m. $65. The Marina Del Rey Hotel, 13534 Bali Way, Marina del Rey. Tickets

 

 

CLAY LA
Sept. 8-9. The Craft and Folk Art Museum’s annual ceramic marketplace and fundraiser features emerging and established local ceramics makers showcasing their designs. Meet the artists, shop their distinctive wares and enjoy complimentary beer from Angel City Brewery. 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Free with museum admission ($7 GA on Saturday or “pay what you can” on Sunday; kids under 10 free.) 5814 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323.937.4230. cafam.org

 

 

Bowling for Birthdays
Sept. 9. Cause for Celebration—a nonprofit that provides birthday parties for homeless and foster youth in partnership with local shelters—hosts a fun morning of bowling to raise funds. As the organization’s largest event, Bowling for Birthdays serves to fund approximately 60 birthday parties a year which provide children the chance to just be a kid on their big day. 10 a.m. $20 GA; $15 students; $10 children under 12. Bowlmor Lanes, 234 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.827.0873. cause4celebration.org

 

 

Dog Day Afternoon
Sept. 9. Dog for Dog hosts the return of pup-friendly social gatherings at Venice watering hole The Lincoln. Guests can bring their pooches to the patio, where they can have photos taken by Michael Dill-Cruz and receive a digital portrait of their pets. The proceeds will go to local non-profit Angel City Pit Bulls. The bar will offer dog treats, toys, and mixing and mingling in canine camaraderie, as well as drink specials for their human friends. 2-6 p.m. 2536 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.822.1715. thelincolnvenice.com

 

 

FOOD + DRINK

Broad Street Oyster Co. Pop-Up
Sept. 6-9. Seafood-centric catering concept Broad Street Oyster Co. will take over We Have Noodles in Silver Lake for a four-day pop-up. The prix fixe menu ($45 for five courses) includes a range of seafood dishes, including Maine lobster rolls, Santa Barbara sea urchin, ceviche and octopus salad. Optional add-ons include oysters from Morro Bay ($25 per dozen). Wines are by the glass and bottle as well as beer curated by Tabula Rasa. Th-F 4-11 p.m., Sa noon-11 p.m., Su noon-9 p.m. 3827 W. Sunset Blvd. Unit C, Silver Lake. broadstreetoyster.com

 

Rosh Hashanah at Akasha
Sept. 9-10. Chef Akasha Richmond celebrates the Jewish New Year with two nights of a special holiday menu. Start the evening with a pomegranate juice martini and a small plate of crisp apples with honey. Appetizers range from the traditional (matzo ball soup) to the modern (vegetarian green bean and walnut “chopped liver”). Main courses include slow-roasted brisket and branzino. Leave room for dessert—honey cake with caramelized apples and pomegranate sorbet. See website for complete menu and prices. Reservations recommended. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Akasha, 9543 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 310.845.1700. akasharestaurant.com

 

ARTS + CULTURE

Harry Connick Jr.
Sept. 7-9. Singer, bandleader and actor Harry Connick Jr. will pay tribute to his hometown of New Orleans on its 300th birthday at the Hollywood Bowl’s NOLA-themed night. Kicking the party off is powerhouse touring band Bonerama, which has helped to cement the sound of the trombone in present-day New Orleans music culture, joined by special guest, vintage soul artist Erica Falls. Fireworks close out the evening. F-Sa 8 p.m., Su 7:30 p.m. See website for ticket prices. 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A., 323.850.2000. hollywoodbowl.com

 

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ICA LA Incognito Benefit
Sept. 8. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles hosts Incognito, a benefit art sale in celebration of ICA LA’s first anniversary.
 A tradition that began at ICA LA’s previous incarnation as the Santa Monica Museum of Art, hundreds of established and emerging contemporary artists will contribute original works in 12×12-inch format—all priced at $500. The 400 pieces will be displayed all together in the museum’s main gallery, but the artist’s identities will be revealed only after purchase. 6-9 p.m. $200+. 1717 E. Seventh St., L.A., 213.640.4006. theicala.org

 

Pasadena POPS Season Finale
Sept. 8. Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS close out their popular outdoor summer concert series with Broadway Goes to the Movies. Some of Broadway’s greatest performers will recreate songs from hit shows that traveled from 42nd St. to Hollywood including selections from My Fair Lady to The Sound of Music to Jersey Boys. Gates open for picnicking, 5:30 p.m.; show time 7:30 p.m. $10-$138. Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, 626.793.7172. pasadenasymphony-pops.org

 

 

STYLE + BEAUTY

TAFT Pop-Up Warehouse Sale
Sept. 8. Online men’s footwear brand TAFT makes a real-world appearance at Santa Monica Place offering the rare chance for customers to try on shoes before they buy—as well as score savings of up to 60 percent off regular prices. The company has amassed a fiercely loyal fanbase since launching in 2014, which includes celebrities and star athletes such as Snoop Dogg, Tim McGraw, The Rock, Andy Grammer, and Dwyane Wade. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica. Info

 

 

Vintage Showcase LA at Artists & Fleas
Sept. 8. Mingle and shop with the beautiful people of Abbot Kinney Boulevard as trendy outdoor marketplace Artists & Fleas upgrades from a monthly to a weekly schedule starting this week. In celebration, the usual mix of 60+ vendors and food trucks will be joined by 11 special vintage merchants. See website for complete list. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.900.9987. artistsandfleas.com

 

 

“Animaniacs” courtesy Warner Bros. L.A. Food Fest photo courtesy @lafoodfest/Instagram. L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade photo courtesy @lalovesalexs/Instagram. PROUD Picnic + Movie Night photo courtesy @grandpark_la/Instagram. VINO Palooza photo courtesy @vinopalooza/Instagram. CLAY LA photo courtesy Craft and Folk Art Museum. Bowling for Birthdays photo courtesy @cause4celebration/Instagram. Dog Day Afternoon photo courtesy The Lincoln/Facebook. Rosh Hashanah at Akasha photo courtesy @akashacc/Instagram. Harry Connick Jr. photo courtesy Hollywood Bowl. Incognito photo courtesy @theicala/Instagram.

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