LABOR DAY DEALS IN THE 818
Jill Roberts: The new Studio City store and MDF fave is welcoming the community. Come by and show your local zip code and get a large Seaton candle for FREE through Saturday. Also, check out the sale rack with some incredible finds for 60% off! Read about the store here. 12053 Ventura Place Studio City, (818) 821-3413.
Hotel Surplus Outlet: One of My Daily Find’s longest running faves is having an outrageous Labor Day Warehouse and Clearance sale through Monday with discounts up to 80% off!, promotions and package deals on a wide range of furniture and accessories. There’s new inventory from big resorts, as well as brand new furniture . Large upholstered lounge chairs $25; sleepers starting at $100; night stands, side tables and coffee tables starting at $10 ; framed art work starting at $10; lamps starting at $10; brand new bonded leather sectionals at $799.95 (reg. $1200); desks, dressers starting at $250; black otomans at $160 each. You actually have to visit the 30,000 square foot warehouse to see everything they carry. And if you don’t see it, just ask owner Don Fenning if he can find it. Check out the My Daily Find article here.
Nesmon Cafe : In the mood for a little bit of Paris? This MDF fave in Sherman Oaks is offering a free dessert with lunch this Labor Day weekend. Also, owner Nily Yefet Shalom has newly loaded the boutique section of the cafe with imported goods from France, serving dishes, gift baskets,one of a kind cake stands, vintage runners and much more.Special for MDF readers, get 10% off all boutique items through the month of September if you mention My Daily Find. Also, Nily will be baking honey cake and apple cake for the High Holidays. She is taking pre-orders now. Read the MDF article here. 13333 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, (818) 855-8818 (between Fulton and Dixie Canyon).
FRIDAY TO MONDAY
Universal CityWalk’s “Music Spotlight Series” at “5 Towers”: Celebrate the end of summer with Universal CityWalk’s FREE “Music Spotlight Series” at “5 Towers”— four energetic nights of non-stop music and entertainment. Performances kick-off on Friday, August 31 with an appearance by noted Hollywood blogger and TV personality Perez Hilton, and Bella Thorne, star of the hit TV series “Shake it Up!” The two will join breakout acts IM5, All Day Everyday, Wellington and VanJess who will perform for a standing room only crowd at “5 Towers,” Universal CityWalk’s state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue. On Saturday, September 1, Chilean band Sajama showcases smooth Latin rhythms and on Sunday, September 2, retro band The Spazmatics rocks out with sounds from the 80s. On Monday, September 3, The Rocket Summer, headlined by singer/songwriter Bryce Avary, will provide a lively finale to the summer series. Click here for times and more information.
Malibu Kiwanis Chili Cook Off: This Labor Day weekend year marks the 31st year anniversary of the Malibu Kiwanis Chili Cook-Off, Carnival and Fair. Entry is $10 per person per day; children 5-11 years old $5 per person per day; children under the age of 5 enter for free. The Four Day Event Pass gains entry for two people each of the four days of the event (an $80 value).
LA County Fair: Visit the L. A. County Fair and experience the magic that has fueled this 90-year Los Angeles tradition. With an astounding assortment of exciting exhibits plus everyone’s classic favorites the L.A. County Fair is back August 31 – September 30. Whether you love carnival rides, are a foodie, love animals, are a music-buff or arts-and-crafter, there’s something for everyone at the L.A. County Fair.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY
Shakespeare in the Park: See A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and/or THE COMEDY OF ERRORS through September 2 at Griffith Park. 7 p.m. Performances are free, but donations are gratefully accepted and essential to the festival. If you want to guarantee your spot? Make a donation of $100 andt hey’ll set out seats wherever you like. For reservations, email Sarah at email@example.com you will be coming, and your seats will be waiting for you. For further information, click here.
SATURDAY TO MONDAY
LA TIMES/TASTE: This food and wine extravaganza, sponsored by the LA Times and Food & Wine, includes five different culinary events. at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood. Saturday – Monday of Labor Day Weekend. $65 per event, $75 starting Sept 1. Star chefs include Susan Feniger, Thomas Keller, Richard Zarate and Ludo Lefebre. Over 50 restaurants , plus wineries and distilleries are participating. Ticket price includes unlimited beer, wine, spirits and food tastings, plus access to cocktail presentations. One of the highlights for MDF is the Labor Day Picnic Backyard. My Daily Find Conejo Valley’s Debbie Pappalau is one of the winners of the Los Angeles Times 2012 Battle of the Burgers who will discuss their recipes, why they chose them and their trick to making a good burger great.
Sylmar Olive Festival: Olive Festival Parade, Olive & Wine Tasting, Beer Tents, Live Music, Hot Food Tents from Local Restaurants & Gourmet Food Trucks, Children’s Game Area, Community Mixer (8/31), Olive Gala VIP Dinner (9/01-Mission College Culinary Institute), Farmer’s Market, HS Marching Bands, Choir/Jazz Ensemble Performance, Equestrian Events, Classic Car Show, Go Cart Racing Event (8/31-MB2 Raceway), Sylmar/Olive Historical Tent, CSUN Folklorico Performance, Aztec Dancing, Model Airlane Flying Demonstration, Hang Gliders, Girl’s Softball Tournament, Golf Tournament (8/25-El Cariso Golf Course), 911 “Hotshots” Police & Fire Softball Tournament.
Meet Me @Metro: Uncovering Los Angeles’ Hidden Treasures is Watts Village Theater Company’s third annual celebration of transit and performing arts. It is the largest participatory performance extravaganza in the US, taking place on and around the Los Angeles Metro transit system. This hands-on artistic expedition will search out culturally significant sites around the Metro rail system and create “artistic excavations” that will allow audience members to discover and learn about Los Angeles’ rich and diverse artistic history in an active and participatory manner. Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2,: 11:00 am & 12:00 noon Note: Box Office Check-In: 10:00 am. PERFORMANCE STARTING POINT Union Station ~ 1 Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles 90012 (Meet at East portal of station).
The Broad Stage Famly Festival: This September marks The Broad Stage’s 5th year in Santa Monica, and to celebrate, they’re turning over their stage to local performers, artists, and musicians . It’s a free, day-long festival for family and friends to come together. Enjoy music, dance, food, art, and ocean breezes. Date(s): 09/01/2012 Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401 310.415.3200 Cost: FREE – First 600 attendees get a free ice cream sample from Beachy Cream!
1st Annual Reseda Tarzana Community Festival: Ten top gourmet food trucks, food and business vendors, children’s center with video game bus, balloon bounce, arts & crafts, gift vendors: clothing/accessories/artwork, etc. Victory Boulevard (Between Vanalden Ave & Sylvia Street). September 1 , 10 a.m. -4 p.m.
Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of MyDaily Find. Email: Karen@mydailyfind.com