10 Things To Do For This Saturday in L.A. [9-2-2023]

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A cloudy day at Vista Hermosa Park. Photo by Brian Champlin

Labor Day weekend is here, along with… rain? Well, not the heavy stuff, but enough moisture where you’ll watch to give the forecast (and event websites) a double glance before you head out.

On deck for this Saturday, you’ll find a Festival of Phillipine Culture in MacArthur Park, a chili cook-off in Malibu, a jazz festival in West Adams, a Jenny Holzer art exhibition at Hauser & Wirth WeHo, and more. Let’s get into it below.


Make Metro Part of Your Weekend

Festival of Philippine Arts & CultureM FA > Levitt Pavillion Los Angeles kicks off the final weekend of its 2023 summer concert schedule with a two-day festival celebrating the vibrant heritage of the Philippines, and featuring a marketplace made up of Filipino-American owned vendors, plus back-to-back days of performances by a diverse lineup of artists. Saturday’s event runs 5 to 9 p.m. Free to attend. More info here.

Go Metro: Take the B or D Line to Westlake / MacArthur Park station.

Three Top Picks To Do This Saturday

M = Less than .5 miles from an L.A. Metro Station, FA = Free Admission

West Adams Jazz & Music FestivalFA > The 20th installment of the West Adams Jazz Festival is back for another Labor Day weekend (Friday to Sunday) event all centered near the intersection of 7th Ave and Adams Blvd. Expect back-to-back-to-back nights of live performance, dancing, local vendors, and food trucks. Starts at 6 p.m. each night. Free to attend. More info here.

Jenny Holzer Exhibition at H&W WeHo FA > The new Jenny Holzer exhibition at Hauser & Wirth – West Hollywood is a milestone in Holzer’s career. This will be the artist’s first major Los Angeles exhibition since 2012, offering a merger of art and technology, prompting viewers to ponder art, language, and AI’s evolving role. The exhibit features two robotic vertical LEDs displaying AI-generated texts, challenging authorship in a tech-driven world. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will run through October 21, 2023. More info here.

Malibu Chili Cook-Off -> The Malibu Chili Cook-Off takes place all holiday weekend (September 1-4) and features local restaurants, businesses, artisans, DJs, a beer and wine lounge and, of course, chili. Single-day tickets start at $40 and must be pre-purchased online; on-site sales won’t be available. Carnival ride passes/tickets are sold separately. Proceeds go to support the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu. More info here.

Six More Things To Do in L.A. Today

  • Star Wars Return of The Jedi at screens at The Hollywood Bowl on Saturday with an assist from David Newman and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, who will perform John Williams’ iconic score live to picture.
  • The Valley Cultural Foundation’s NoHo Summer Nights series continues at North Hollywood Recreation Center this Saturday with a free screening of Grease. FA
  • On Saturday, Be Kind/Rewind brings their signature 90s/2000s party night to 33 Taps in Silver Lake. FA
  • This Thursday to Sunday, The Broad Humor Film Festival returns with a four-day event featuring a packed slate of comedic shorts, features and web series–all created by women.
  • The 2023 season of ISC’s Shakespeare in The Park comes to a conclusion this week, capping off 2-month run with nightly performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream through Sunday at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park. FA
  • Repentance is a monthly comedy show at The Elysian Theater, with all proceeds to benefit the Downtown Women’s Center. The lineup for Saturday includes Sarah Silverman, Robby Hoffman, Conner McNutt, and Brent Weinbach.

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