Summer, you’ve been great.
We’re saying good-bye with hearts, smiley faces and good eats
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MAR VISTA ART WALK – MUSIC EDITION — Bummed because you’re not at Black Rock City? This Thursday, head to the one mile stretch of Venice Boulevard between Inglewood and Beethoven for the best FREE art and music street party in town! The 30+ bands include live indie , jazz, acoustic, Latin, blue grass and more! Wander the Mayor Garcetti-designated “Great Street” and engage with 35 local artists including six new murals by Mitchelito, DJ Neff, Apexer, Starfightera, Wyatt Mills, and Madsteez. Check out “TEEN CHOICE”: the exhibition at the C. Nichols Project that includes works by noted artists such as Mike Kelley and Cy Twombly. Download the free map at the link above to plan your visit around live street painting, film, art installations, emerging and established artists, dance, experimental video, artists talks, spoken word, a pop-up from new and upcoming local resto The Mar Vista and a special After Party at Grand View Fine Arts Studios. Why: Engaging one-on-one with artists on the street, in alleys, in galleries and everywhere else!
LOS ANGELES TIMES – THE TASTE — If your goal is to celebrate the end of bikini season by eating your way through Labor Day weekend, look no further than The Taste: L.A.’s annual foodie fest on the Paramount Pictures back lot. Kicking off Friday, the Opening Night event offers a “focused collection of tastings, distinctive cocktail and wine offerings” plus a chance to mingle with many of the weekend’s participating chefs and mixologists as well as L.A. Times hosts. Grazers and gatherers will want to grab tix to Saturday’s Field to Fork, which focuses on locavore food offerings with the option of a Secret Cellar wine upgrade! Saturday evening’s Dinner with a Twist explores the pairing of cocktails, premium wines and top-shelf spirits with the city’s best chefs. (Hello, Ms. Go Go’s favorite event! The midday Sunday Block Party highlights the best of summer faves while the closing night’s Flavors of L.A. reminds you of everything you love about the City of Angels’s melting pot of cuisines. All this plus dozens and dozens of L.A.’s most interesting food and drink purveyors on five different themed blocks on the Paramount lot. 21+ Why: Showing out-of-towners the best of L.A. plus a taste of Hollywood with minimal traffic jams.
PLAYA PROVISIONS: END OF SUMMER BBQ — Is your Labor Day weekend incomplete without a seaside pilgrimage? Avoid the sandy Cheetos and spilled soda; up your ocean side food game by scheduling a pre- or post-beach pit stop at the seashore-adjacent Playa Provisions for their “good-bye summer” bash. (Or make it your solo afternoon destination — we won’t tell!) The parking lot of the four-in-one food concept by Top Chef alum Brooke Williamson and her husband, chef Nick Roberts, will feature a beer garden with The Stone Hop Wagon and a variety of Stone Brewing’s craft beers on-tap. Also enjoy perfect cocktails, grilled burgers, and hot dogs while a DJ spins and kids play on the inflatable, bouncy obstacle course. Why: Upscale comfort food and adult libations at the beach make farewell to summer as painless as it gets.
Ready? U Know U Want 2 Go Go….