Get Out: FYF Fest, Made in L.A. Closing Weekend & L.A. Times' The Taste
ART: Made in L.A. 2012, L.A.'s first biennial collection of local artists, comes to a close at the Hammer, LAXART, and the LA Municipal Art Gallery this weekend. Artists Scott Benzel and Mark Hagen will perform "Bass Elegy/Devil's Night (For M.K.)," a performance art piece incorporating live musicians, music, and a wrecked car, at LAXArt tonight at 8pm. LAXArt and LA Municipal Art Gallery admission is free, Hammer admission is $10 ($5 for seniors, Free for students, Museum members, military personnel, veterans, UCLA faculty and staff, and visitors 17 and under with an adult).
The Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center celebrates its 5th anniversary today with Broad Fest. The event will include live music including acts like wild Up and La Santa Cecilia as well as interactive arts workshops from 11am-3pm. Click here for the complete schedule. The fest is free, and the first 600 attendees will even receive a free ice cream sample from Beachy Cream.
The East Village Arts District in Downtown Long Beach also has an artsy activity tonight: FLOOD art group's SoundWalk 2012. Sound installations, sculptures, and performances by 40 local and international sound artists will be displayed in the area between 4th Street, Linden Avenue, First Street, and Elm Avenue. The event is free and runs from 6-10pm.
FOOD: L.A. Times' The Taste hits Paramount Picture Studios for Labor Day Weekend, beginning today. The three-day event includes samples of food and drinks, panels, seminars and live demos by chefs. Today's schedule includes "Field to Fork" and "Cocktail Confidential" sessions, complete with cooking demonstrations and mixology competitions, from 11am-3pm. Check out our guide to the foodie haven before heading over. Advanced tickets are sold out, but tickets will be available at the door for $75. All events except for Monday's Labor Day Picnic, are 21+.
MUSIC: The Hammer presents wild Up, a 24-member experimental classical and contemporary ensemble. The L.A.-based group, which is known for mixing classical music with contemporary influences such as indie music, will present six recomposed old Bradenburg Concerti today at 3pm in the Hammer courtyard. Hammer admission is $10 ($5 for seniors, Free for students, Museum members, military personnel, veterans, UCLA faculty and staff, and visitors 17 and under with an adult).
FYF Fest returns to L.A. State Historic Park this weekend. The music festival lineup includes more than 90 artists and comedians. The fest opens at noon and ends at midnight each day. Tonight's headliners include M83, Refused, Dam Funk, and Simian Mobile Disco. General admission tickets are $89 for both days or $60 for one day, and the box office will be open from 11 am until 10:30 pm both today and tomorrow. For more information, visit the event's website.
FILM: The Aero Theatre will screen Los Angeles Plays Itself tonight. The film features archival footage and clips of the City of Angels through the years and will be followed by a discussion with director Thom Anderson. 7:30pm. $11. ($9 for students and seniors, $7 for Cinematheque members).
Eat|See|Hear, the largest pop-up drive-in movie theater in L.A., will show Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 1 tonight. The event includes live music and will have several food trucks, including the Bun Truck and OG Tempura. The drive-in is located on the rooftop parking deck on Los Angeles Trade Tech College's campus in downtown. Doors open at 5:30pm, music begins at 7pm, film begins at 8:30pm. Tickets are $10.
Have a safe weekend, and check out our handy Labor Day Weekend DUI Patrols and Checkpoints guide.