12 Incredible Ways to Spend Labor Day Weekend, 9/1

Lounge by the pool at the Marina Del Rey Hotel, catch a classic at the Electric Dusk Drive-In, or down a few fried Oreos at the L.A. County Fair
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FILM: The Birds and True Romance at Hollywood Forever
Soak up the last dregs of summer at Hollywood Forever Cemetery with a Labor day double header: Show up on Saturday for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, and head back on Sunday for a screening of the cult classic True Romance. More information (September 3 and 4, Hollywood Forever)

SHOP: FLUX Hawaii General Store
Upcoming trip to the Big Island get cancelled thanks to a pair of hurricanes? Then head to Venice for this pop-up shop featuring more than 70 artisans hailing from the tropical archipelago. More information (September 2-5, 1306 Abbot Kinney Blvd.)

FILM: Barnsdall Art Park’s Wine & a Movie Fundraiser
Get a tad tipsy and watch a classic film all for a good cause. Barnsdall Art Park teams up with Cinefamily for special David Bowie tribute night, featuring a screening of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars as well as a performance of classic Bowie arrangements by the Stardust String Quartet. The $25 ticket supports the park’s art programs, gallery exhibitions, and historic renovations. More information (September 4, West lawn of the Hollyhock House)

BOATS AND STUFF: LA Fleet Week
Park it at the Port of Los Angeles for this four-day festival, which includes public ship tours, demonstrations of various military equipment, live entertainment, and aerial displays. More information (September 2-5, Port of Los Angeles)

FEST: The L.A. County Fair
Go to the Fairplex in Pomona for the deep-fried Oreos, carnival rides (more than 100!), and midway games. Stay for Blondie and Joe Jonas’s DNCE, who’ll be on hand for performances during the fair’s concert series. More information (September 2-25, Fairplex)

 FILM: Cinecon Classic Film Festival
Celebrate 52 years of cinema with five days of screenings at Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre. The lineup includes the musical comedy Sitting Pretty (1933) and a newly restored The King of Jazz (1930). Between showings, head to the Loews Hollywood Hotel for a huge and supremely nerdy movie memorabilia market. More information (September 1-5, Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre)

MUSIC: Labor Day Music Festival
The low cost signage you’ve seen around town advertising a Snoop Dogg performance is no joke. Head downtown on Monday to see the artist formerly known as Snoop Lion slay alongside Los Lonely Boys, Fun-Ja-La, and more. More information (September 5, Expo Park)

FOOD: 626 Night Market
The original and largest Asian-themed night market in the United States is celebrating their fifth year of food with hundreds of stalls of food, crafts, arts, music, games, and other entertainment. Admission is $3 for adults, free for children under six. More information (September 2-4, Santa Anita Park)

FILM: Fast Times at Ridgemont High at the Electric Dusk Drive-In
After catching some tasty waves and a cool buzz, head to the Electric Dusk Drive In’s new location at the LACCD Van De Kamp campus (Kampus?) for a screening of this hyperlocal 1982 classic. It might be the only time you’ll actually want to sit in your car for two hours straight. More information (September 3, Van De Kamp College Campus)

FEST: The 67th Annual Long Beach Greek Fest
Say it with us: Opa! Brush up on the kalamatiano then get yourself to Long Beach for one of SoCal’s 19 Greek festivals of 2016. Gorge on juicy gyros, flaky spanakopita, and more, then dance it all off for three days straight. More information (September 3-5, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

MUSIC: Pacific Opera Project’s Star Trek/Mozart Spoof
Back by popular demand, POP is bringing its Trekkie parody of Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio to the newly renovated Ford Amphitheater for one night only. More information (September 3, Ford Amphitheater)

POOL PARTY: Sunday Funday at Marina Del Rey Hotel
Lap it up (see what we did there) at the hotel’s infinity pool, where even non-guests can eat, drink, and dive for only $15. Live your best Labor Day life and snag one of the hotel’s poolside daybeds, which you can reserve with a $150 food and beverage minimum. More information (September 4, Marina Del Rey Hotel)

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