Here are our suggestions of things to do in Los Angeles this weekend…
Jazz at LACMA
One of LA’s best free live music offerings, Jazz at LACMA has featured such legends as Wayne Shorter, John Clayton, Kenny Burrell, Les McCann, Billy Childs, Arturo Sandoval, Cannonball-Coltrane Project and Ernie Watts. Celebrating over twenty years at the museum, the program continues to be one of the museum’s most recognizable (and beloved) programs. It’s a celebration of LA’s finest jazz musicians, and more than 42,000 visitors attend the program annually from April through November, making it a true LA rite of passage.
Friday, September 2nd
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Please see LACMA for more details!
LA Times The Taste
The Taste attracts foodies of all types to the Paramount back lot for a weekend to sample some of the best food and wine LA has to offer. “Opening Night” welcomes the LA Times‘ top-tier food staff and many of the weekend’s featured chefs for a spattering of tastings (both edible and drinkable) from dozens of eateries around the city. The weekend’s remaining highlights include “Field to Fork,” hosted by LA Times food editor Amy Scattergood and Michael Cimarusti, chef and owner of Providence and Connie & Ted’s. Saturday evening’s “Dinner with a Twist,” hosted by Jonathan Gold (LA Timesrestaurant critic), Jenn Harris (LA Times deputy food editor), Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish and B.S. Taqueria) and Michael Lay (Broken Spanish and B.S. Taqueria) features live food/cocktail demos from some of the city’s best culinary figures. The weekend rounds out with a “Sunday Block Party”, followed by a colorful “Flavors of LA” cooking event. In addition, various LA Times editors and writers will host daily panel discussions and demonstrations on topics from farm-to-table cuisine to how to mix the perfect cocktail. Your ticket allows you full nibbling privileges, as you soak up knowledge from the esteemed panelists.
Friday, September 2nd – Sunday, September 4th
11:00 AM and 7:30 PM
$150 Opening Night
$100 Field to Fork
$150 Cellar Upgrate
$125 Dinne with a Twist
$100 Sunday Block Party
$300 Weekend Pass
5555 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Please see The Taste for more details!
Summer Concerts at Union Station
This summer, Union Station will host its first seasonal entertainment series with a trio of free after-hours experiences in its outdoor gardens. The centerpiece will be a free concert series on Saturday nights, which pairs up-and-coming acts and DJs on its bill. Hopefully someone can coin a catchier name because the current one is a mouthful: Live Nation’s Ones To Watch & KROQ Locals Only Presents Summer Concerts At Union Station.
Saturday, September 3rd
800 N Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA
Please see Union Station for more details!
Indulge your inner foodie and shopaholic at this weekly market. The Brooklyn export has landed in the Arts District and it’s a hotbed of fantastic food and retail vendors, some coming from the original Brooklyn iteration of Smorgasburg and others that have been focusing on pop-ups and catering events in Los Angeles.
Sunday, September 4th
10:o0 AM – 5:00 PM
777 S Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Please see Smorgasburg LA for more details!
Cinecon Classic Film Festival
For more than half a century Cinephiles have gathered over Labor Day Weekend to celebrate the movies at the annual Cinecon Classic Film Festival. Cinecon is where archivists, authors, collectors and film fans come together for five days of classic film screenings, special programs, celebrity guests, and the best movie memorabilia show in the nation. Cinecon is dedicated to showcasing unusual films that are rarely given public screenings.
Friday, September 2nd – Monday, September 5th
6:00 PM – Midnight
Day Pass $40
Full Festival Pass $165
6712 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Please see Cinecon for more details!