How unfitting can a holiday name be? No one wants “labor” on Labor Day weekend, we want to get every last drop of fun out of summer! So strike out and have a baseball adventure, let your hips hula, hear some music, see some art, hit the fair and pick a peck of summer to carry you through fall.
Mid-City & Beverly Hills
Junk Dada Art at LACMA
Get inspired by the amazing exhibition Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada, then make your own recycled art in artist-led workshops. Sun., 12:30-3:30 p.m. Miracle Mile. Free. All ages. Event details.
Symphony in the Glen
Mix Shakespeare, the symphony and Commedia del Arte and you get a gorgeous evening perfect for picnics and exploration in the heart of the park. Sat., 7-9 p.m. Griffith Park. Free. All ages. Event details.
San Gabriel Valley
Celebrate the harvest season by dancing the barnyard boogie, making corn husk dolls, grinding grain, tending to the Kidspace crops and hunting for potatoes. Don’t forget to say hello to the critters in the petting zoo. Sun. & Mon., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pasadena. $11. Ages 1-10. Event details.
Absolutely Everything You Need To Know About Star Wars
Meet the authors of this new book and take part in Star Wars trivia with prizes. Bring your cameras since Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader will be there. Fri., 4-5:15 p.m. West LA. Free. Ages 4 & up. Event details.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Even the youngest of thespians is enchanted by this romp through the forest with mischievous fairies, lovers and a ragtag band of trades people. There’s no more perfect setting than the leafy bower of Theatricum’s outdoor stage to enjoy Shakespeare at any age. Mon., 6 p.m. Topanga. $10-$40. Ages 5 & up. Event details.
Vroom and Zoom to the Hot Wheels Garage
Pint sized racers will love this Hot Wheels® display of life-size cars and loads of tracks and cars to race with. Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. El Segundo. $5-$10 donation suggested. All ages. Event details.
E Hula Mau
This celebration of Hawaiian culture features live performances, arts and crafts, interactive workshops and the flavor of island foods. Many activities are free, tickets are required for some performances and workshops. Fri.-Mon., Hours vary. Long Beach. Free-$25. All ages. Event details.
LA County Fair
What’s over 90 years old, serves it up fried and on a stick and is the biggest in the country? The L.A. County Fair is back and it’s bigger than ever and packed with rides and games, kids adventures, animals, horse racing, Monster Trucks, big name concerts and more. Fri.-Mon., Hours vary. Pomona. $8-$20. All ages. Event details.
Catch the Quakes
The Dodgers are out of town this weekend, but you can catch some future stars for a fraction of the price at a Quakes game! Fri.-Mon., Various times. Rancho Cucamonga. $9-$13. All ages. Event details.
Worth the Drive
Pick a Peck of Tomatoes
Let the kids loose on the farm to help you pick all the Roma tomatoes you can eat fresh or turn into sauce for spaghetti dinners all winter long. Sat. & Sun., 6 a.m.-noon. Moorpark. $.25/lb. All ages. Event details.
How will you avoid labor this weekend? Let us know how you #RockedTheWeekend!
Photo credits: John Bryant and Kidspace Children’s Museum