Celebrate Labor Day in LA

Though a three-day weekend is always a good reason to celebrate, Labor Day weekend also marks the unofficial end of summer. It’s the perfect time for a last-minute getaway.

Totally 80s Hollywood Bowl
Sept. 2. By popular demand, the Bowl rewinds for another awesome celebration of the best era of pop music ever! Monster hits including “Don’t You Want Me,” “Love Shack,” “One Thing Leads to Another” and “Take My Breath Away” have never sounded so totally rad! Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.850.2000. HollywoodBowl.com

FYF Fest
Sept. 3. Los Angeles State Historic Park downtown hosts this annual concert festival that’s a virtual mini-Coachella, featuring indie rock and alternative music’s hottest bands. Headliners Descendents and Death From Above 1979 are joined by 40 other acts, including Girls, Cold War Kids and Broken Social Scene. Tickets via TicketWeb (ticketweb.com) and in-store at Origami Vinyl (213.413.3030), Vacation Vinyl (323.666.2111) and others. $35–$40. 1st and Main streets, downtown. fyffest.com

Los Angeles County Fair
Opens Sept. 3. The largest county fair in North America returns with rides, animals, country and rock concerts and other entertainment at the Fairplex in Pomona. New this year, learn to fly on a trapeze at the Aerial Arts Circus Show or witness the stunts of Dream World Cirque and Chinese Circus of Beijing. Through Oct. 2. $5–$17, under 6 free. Fairplex, 1101 McKinley Ave., Pomona, 909.623.3111. www.lacountyfair.com

The Big Picture: AFI’S Great American Movie Quiz
Sept. 4. the American Film Institute reunites with the Bowl for a world premiere event! Alex Trebek hosts this one-of-a-kind Movie Night, testing your film and music knowledge with a feast of the greatest American films from every genre and decade. Questions will be answered live by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, while the classic film clips are projected on the big screen. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.850.2000. HollywoodBowl.com

Labor Day Yacht Party, Mini-Cruise and BBQ
Sept. 5. Soak of the final weekend of summer fun by sailing out to sea on the Fantasea One, a luxury yacht that offers four decks of DJs, karaoke, foosball, ping pong, BBQ, cabanas, bottle service and VIP tables and more at the 9th annual Labor Day party. Check in at 2 p.m. Tickets $40+, includes an all-access boarding pass, four hour cruise and free BBQ. Fantasea One Mega-Yacht, Dock 52, 13509 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. www.pacqproductions.com

Inara George Presents A Tribute to Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Sept. 5. Inara George and some of LA’s most inspired songwriters and guests (John C. Reilly, Mike Andrews, Juliette Commagere, Eleni Mandell and many more) perform their interpretations of the songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The duo is known for leaving an indelible mark on the past half century of pop music. Together they produced 22 Top-40 hits including “The Look of Love,” “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my Head,” “Always Something There to Remind Me” and “I Say a Little Prayer.” 2 p.m. $25/$40. The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723. www.theatricum.com

Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans
Through Sept. 19. Pop artist Andy Warhol’s paintings of Campbell’s soup cans are probably his most iconic pieces. An installation of his 32 soup-can paintings opens at Museum of Contemporary Art downtown on the 49th anniversary of the original exhibition at Ferus Gallery in L.A., Warhol’s first solo show. MOCA Grand Avenue, 250 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.626.6222. moca.org

Labor Day Staycation

Take advantage of this great offer and experience Universal Studios Hollywood® during the Labor Day Holiday. This package offers a great value-save and includes: Overnight accommodations at the hotel, Full Hilton Breakfast for two, Self-parking at the hotel. Two-night minimum stay required. Package dates are Aug. 26 – Sept. 9, 2012, only. bit.ly/2012LaborDayPkge

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