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Weekend roundup

September 1-5


Ladies of Labor Day

Sept. 5. Join the Ladies of Labor, an all female DJ line up, at Mama Shelter’s Labor Day party and enjoy the incredible rooftop views with an upbeat vibe, food and specialty cocktails. Monday, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. 6500 Selma Ave, Los Angeles. More Info

Saved By the 90s Yacht Rock Party

Sept. 4. The Bourbon Room Hollywood is celebrating with the 90s tribute band, Saved By the 90s. Guests are encouraged to wear period attire like spandex, scrunchies, crop tops and baggy jeans as they drink and dance to the beat of the 90’s. Sunday, 8 p.m. 6356 Hollywood Blvd. 2nd Floor, Los Angeles. More Info

Tyra Banks’ Modelland

Opens Sept 2. ModelLand, all about the celebration of beauty in all forms, is opening at Santa Monica Place. The supermodel invites guests to step into their best light and live out their photo fantasies within a slick mutli-room attraction. Friday–Sunday, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. 395 Santa Monica Pl #142, Santa Monica. modellandexperience.com

Swimsuits & Cowboy Boots

Sept. 4. Desert 5 Spot tips their hat to Labor Day atop a panoramic rooftop with Swimsuits & Cowboy Boots, a pool party complete with a trading post, mechanical bull, cowboy karaoke, bbq, and a special performance. Sunday at 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. 6516 Selma Ave. Los Angeles. desertfivela.com

Future Fridays Night Swim

Sept. 2. Enjoy sweeping views of West Hollywood at night during Labor Day Weekend at the Skybar at Mondrian. There will be a night swim party and live DJ sets along with cocktails at the poolside for guests to enjoy. Friday, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.  8440 Sunset Blvd West Hollywood. sbe.com

Food + Drink

Food Bowl Launch Party

Sep. 1.  L.A Times Food Bowl kicks off a month of celebrations highlighting the city’s eclectic and thriving food scene at Grandmaster Recorders. The night will feature special tastings from exciting guest chefs, live DJs, as well as cocktails and more. Thursday, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. 1518 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles. More Info

Fia Turns Three

Now Open. Santa Monica’s Fia is a whimsical and romantic oasis where Michelin-recognized chef Brendan Collins curates a creative four-course menu for their three-year anniversary. Times vary. 2454 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica. fiarestaurant.com

Hamasaku Sushi Bar

Now Open. The LA fixture, under the leadership of renowned sushi chef Ei Hiroyoshi, embraces flavor profiles popular in the US, including his new roll called ‘Avenue of the Stars’ as well as more traditional sushi like skin-on red snapper nigiri and pen shell scallop sashimi. Times vary. 11043 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles. hamasakula.com

Gracias Madre Labor Day Brunch

Sep. 5. West Hollywood’s plant-based Mexican restaurant offers a holiday brunch for vegans and non-vegans alike. Enjoy menu highlights like huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, or cinnamon oat pancakes paired with mimosas or lo-fi spritzes. Monday, 11am until 3pm. 8905 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood. graciasmadre.com

Arts + Culture

Maestro of the Movies at The Bowl

Sept. 2-4 The Hollywood Bowl celebrates John Williams’ 90th birthday with three nights of concerts. The LA Phil will perform some of his impressive movie themes from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and many others, including selections performed with film clips. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles. hollywoodbowl.com

This Is Not America’s Flag

Until Sept. 25. The Broad downtown showcases a special exhibition, This Is Not America’s Flag. It brings together over twenty artists to illustrate the vast, divergent, and complex meanings of the flag of the United States of America. Times vary, check website. 221 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles. thebroad.org

Catalina Museum’s Norman Rockwell Exhibit

Until Oct. 2. This family-friendly event will highlight the museum’s Norman Rockwell exhibit on Catalina’s role during WWII. Also, visitors will have the chance to explore the galleries, participate in painting lessons, and learn about the history of the WWII era. Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 217 Metropole Ave, Avalon. catalinamuseum.org

Photo credit: Skybar image, Mondrian Skybar . Gracias Madre, JS2PR. Hamasaku, Wonho Frank Lee. Other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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