LA Weekend Events Roundup 9.8.16

Find the best Los Angeles things to do for the weekend of 9.8.16

Edited by Christina Xenos

la loves alex's lemonadeEVENTS
L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade
Sept. 10. Over 50 top chefs—including Giada De Laurentiis, Adam Perry Lang and Michael Voltaggio—mixologists and wine makers serve signature menu items at this philanthropic culinary event that helps fund the fight against childhood cancer. Noon–4 p.m. $195; meet-and-greet $1,200. Royce Quad, UCLA, 405 Hilgard Ave., L.A., 610.649.3034.



PaleyFest Fall TV PreviewsPaleyFest Fall TV Previews
Sept. 8-15. The week-long festival features the biggest stars of fall TV’s most anticipated new series through premiere screenings and panel conversations. This fall’s lineup includes events surrounding shows like Pitch, Lethal Weapon, American Housewife, Frequency, No Tomorrow (pictured) and many others. (photo courtesy of The CW) The Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills.



Saturdays Off the 405Saturdays Off the 405
Sept. 10. The Getty Museum’s summer concert series wraps this week with a live performance by the critically acclaimed British electronic music duo Demdike Stare. The artists will perform an original live set designed specifically for the Getty Center’s courtyard stage to complement the exhibition London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossof, Andrews and Kitaj. Free. 6-9 p.m. 1200 Getty Center Drive, L.A., 310.440.7300.



Burbank International Film FestivalBurbank International Film Festival
Sept. 7-11. Eighth-annual festival features an opening-night ceremony, film screenings, Q&A’s with celebrities and industry professionals, red-carpet receptions, a gala reception and an awards ceremony. Check website for schedule and ticket prices. AMC Burbank 16, 125 E. Palm Ave., Burbank.



Hollywood Bowl Fireworks Finale with Jeff Lynne’s ELOHollywood Bowl Fireworks Finale with Jeff Lynne’s ELO
Sept. 9-11. It’s been nearly 30 years since ELO has toured in the U.S., but visionary songwriter, singer and producer Jeff Lynne and his band join the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra to close out the season with hits such as “Mr. Blue Sky,” “Do Ya,” and “Evil Woman.” 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A.



Shoreline Jam Reggae FestivalShoreline Jam Reggae Festival
Sept. 10. See popular reggae-influenced alternative rock band Iration as they headline the 6th annual Shoreline Jam at The Queen Mary. The all-ages event will also feature some of the hottest surf roots reggae bands in California such as Josh Heinrichs/Skillinjah, Mike Love, The Movement, Bad Apples and more. Also enjoy yard games, beer, cocktails and food. Visit website for full schedule of events. 1-10 p.m. Tickets start at $45. $20 parking. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 877.342.0738.



L.A. County FairL.A. County Fair
Sept. 2-25. We admit it: Los Angeles doesn’t necessarily scream “country living.” But once a year, the city’s residents head to Pomona for the L.A. County Fair—a tradition since 1922—where they can milk a goat, ride on the Big Top Swinger and chow down on deep-fried everything. Beyond the typical fairground draws, this year’s event offers an “igloo,” complete with ice-skating rink; an interactive dinosaur exhibit; and a concert series with headliners including Blondie, Chicago and Iggy Azalea. 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, under 6 free. 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, 909.623.3111.



no-nameFOOD + DRINK
No Name
The low-key restaurant is known best for its fried chicken and cocktails served alongside live music. Now, executive chef Jared Simons is switching gears, focusing on plant-based cuisine for a new Sunday dinner series. The four-course prix-fixe menu launches this weekend and features dishes like a BLT with purple Cherokee tomato, frisee, eggplant “bacon” and lemon dressing; and summer corn risotto with pickled cherry tomato, “goat” cheese and garlic chives. $55/pp. 5-9:30 p.m. Also happens (Oct. 16, Nov. 13 and Dec. 18). Reservations required: 432 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A.



Mainland PokeMainland Poke
You can now get a taste of what Caruso Affiliated’s newest development is cooking up in Glendale with the opening of Mainland Poke. The eatery is the first of five new curated dining destinations to open there. Dine on Mainland’s signature poke bowls, or build your own with the additions of kelp noodles for a base, crispy onions as a topping and seaweed as a base and topping. (photo Paige Victoria Smith) 252 S. Brand Blvd, Suite C, Glendale, 818.696.1507.



Brunch with Tesla Motors and Luke RestaurantBrunch with Tesla Motors and Luke Restaurant
Sept. 10. Take your brunch to the next level with a test-drive of Tesla’s Model S, where you can experience going from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 2.8 seconds in addition to the brand’s autopilot feature. After your ride, enjoy a $29 or $39 brunch at Luke, inclusive of food, cocktails and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Reservations required: Luke Restaurant, 22616 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, 818.876.6000.



South Park 20 Experience
Through Sept. 25. South Park is turning 20 and super fans can put themselves in the middle of their favorite episodes at The Paley Center for Media. The South Park 20 Experience features a gallery of twenty, 2-D and 3-D life-sized replicas of fans’ favorite South Park characters and classic moments from the series, along with twenty specially created pieces of artwork curated by world-renowned pop culture artist, Ron English. Daily screenings of the series and fan photo ops round out this exclusive Paley Center event. 465 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills



anaisAnaïs, A Dance Opera
Aug. 27-Sept. 18. The cutting-edge stage production interweaves dance, music and theater to explore and illuminate the riveting life of famed diarist and literary figure Anaïs Nin and her world of words, sex, passion and creativity. Greenway Court Theater, 544 N Fairfax Ave., L.A.




Guillermo del ToroGuillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters
July 31-Nov. 27. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s first museum retrospective. The exhibition explores del Toro’s creative process by bringing together elements from his films, objects from his vast personal collections, drawings from his notebooks, and approximately 60 objects from LACMA’s permanent collection. The diverse range of media—including sculpture, paintings, prints, photography, costumes, ancient artifacts, books, maquettes, and film—totals approximately 500 objects and reflects the broad scope of del Toro’s inspirations. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323.857.6000.



London CallingLondon Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kosoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj
Through Nov. 13. While most of the art at the Getty Museum is concerned with the rendition of the human figure and landscape up to 1900, their latest exhibition focuses on innovative figure works from a prominent group of London-based artists who worked from the ‘40s through the ’80s, rejecting abstraction and conceptualism. This is the first extensive U.S. exhibition—80 major works—to explore the paintings and drawings of the leaders of the “School of London” movement: Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach and R.B. Kitaj. 1200 Getty Center Drive, L.A., 310.440.7300.



Haunted House Party, A Roman Comedy
Sept. 8-Oct. 1. The 11th-annual outdoor theatrical production at the Getty Villa is a hilarious adaptation of Plautus’ 2nd-century B.C. Roman comedy, Mostellaria. Even though it was written in 200 B.C., it would be right at home as a contemporary television sitcom: “When big daddy Theopropides is away, his son Philolaches will play. The lovesick youth has borrowed a large sum of money from a swindler to buy the freedom of a slave girl. When Theopropides returns sooner than expected, his slave Tranio is forced into some high-concept scheming to save the day.” The production is co-produced by Troubadour Theater Company.  $36-$48. 8 p.m. 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy., Pacific Palisades, 310.440.7300.



Through Oct. 16. Award-winning playwright Robert O’Hara’s comedy about a dysfunctional family barbecue that turns into an intervention for a drug-addicted sister makes its West Coast premiere, with a cast including Yvette Cason, Dale Dickey and Frances Fisher. Gil Cates Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood, 310.208.5454.



A View from the BridgeA View from the Bridge
Through Oct. 16. Fresh off recent Tony wins and sold-out runs on Broadway and the West End, Arthur Miller’s play follows a Brooklyn longshoreman obsessed with his 17-year-old niece and his raging jealousy over her love of an immigrant. For a more intimate experience, opt for onstage seating. (photo Jan Versweyveld) Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772.



Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me UpThrow Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up
Sept. 10-Oct. 2. Lucy Alibar, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter behind Beasts of the Southern Wild, spins yarns about a unique childhood that included a run-in with a lecherous goat and Pentecostals on the radio in this play, having its official world premiere here. (photo © 2015 Craig Schwartz Photography) Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 213.628.2772.



RaineyMa Rainey’s Black Bottom
Through Oct. 16. Phylicia Rashad directs August Wilson’s groundbreaking play—inspired by the real-life Gertrude “Ma” Rainey—which depicts the racism and exploitation in the music industry present during a 1927 recording session in Chicago. (photo © 2016 Craig Schwartz) Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772.