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What You’re Doing This Week: August 27

August 27, 2012 9:00 AM

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It’s an end-of-summer week of music, baseball, great eats and entertainment as SoCal prepares to kick off Labor Day Weekend. Here you’ll find a fun range of events from classic jazz to summer film fests to afternoon BBQs. Have a great week and blow out the holiday weekend!
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Monday, August 27

Jason Marsalis

Catalina Bar & Grill
6725 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 466-2210

Drummer/vibraphonist/jazz family scion Jason Marsalis plays the Catalina. This supper club hosts great live jazz and cabaret in a setting with Old World charm. Catalina lives up to its slogan “Nothing But the Best in Jazz” by presenting a veritable Who’s Who of jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Ray Brown, Joe Williams, Max Roach, Carmen McRae, Joe Henderson, Benny Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman and many more. Catch the Jason Marsalis performance at 8:30 PM.

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Tuesday, Aug 28

Red Sox vs. Angels

2000 East Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806
(888) 796-4256

East Coast meets West Coast in this important multi-game series pitting the Boston Red Sox against hosts Angels of Anaheim. Head out to Angel Stadium from Aug. 28-30 to catch Mike Trout and the rest of the Angels as they welcome Adrian Gonzalez and the Boston Red Sox. Game starts @ 7:05pm.

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Wednesday, August 29

Celebrating Peace

Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 850-2000


Herbie Hancock performs at this unique evening for peace with special guests on stage at the Hollywood Bowl. In the fifth decade of his professional life, Herbie Hancock remains where he has always been: in the forefront of world culture, technology, business, and music. This concert titled “Celebrating Peace” features peace-loving artists, including iconic saxophonist Wayne Shorter, drummer Cindy Blackman, Santana and more. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
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Thursday, August 30

Cartoon College

OCMA’s Cinema Orange Summer Series
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 759-1122

Follow a group of students at one of the most selective and grueling art schools in America: The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. A thoughtful and funny look into the world of aspiring cartoonists and graphic novelists, CARTOON COLLEGE is an examination of the creative process in action, demonstrating the passion and fortitude required when a person chooses their art over all else. 8pm: Film screening on the patio (as weather permits). Guests are welcome to bring blankets, etc. The Flip Truck will be onsite for dinner between 7:30 pm – 9 pm. Recommended for ages 14+. Directed by Josh Melrod and Tara Wray.

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Friday, August 31

Los Angeles County Fair

1101 W McKinley Ave
Pomona, CA 91769

Don’t miss opening day at the 2012 L.A. County Fair. The Fair will host 20 nights of music and entertainment. The End of Summer Concert Series has something for everyone, including pop, classic rock, country, disco, soul and Latin music as well as monster trucks and extreme daredevil stunts. The Fair is on Friday, August 31, 2012 10:00 am through Sunday, September 30, 2012. The 2012 lineup weekend features The Wanted on Friday, Aug. 31. On Saturday, Sept. 1 is Carly Rae Jepsen and special guest Shane Harper. Then, Sunday, Sept. 2 brings Grand Funk Railroad & Burton Cummings.

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Saturday, September 1

THE TASTE

Paramount Pictures Studios
5555 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038
(323) 462-1977

LA Times’ The Taste will be held at Paramount Pictures Studios Saturday, September 1 through Monday, September 3. Unlimited food and drink tastings from more than 40 of the area’s top restaurants, cooking and mixology demonstrations, wine seminars and panel discussions will be featured. Tickets will be $65 in advance, $75 at the door.

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Sunday, September 2

Summer Sunday BBQ’s on the Terrace

The Balboa Bay Club & Resort
1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(888) 445-7153


Enjoy the last afternoon BBQ of the summer on the Terrace of Duke’s Place. The Executive Chef Josef Lageder and his team will have favorite BBQ entrees, a selection of salads, corn on the cob, desserts and more. For your listening pleasure, enjoy the island sounds of Steel Drum Calypso and Reggae music performed live by BBC’s favorite, “Coconut Frank.”
Debbie Lavdas is a Southern California writer who also writes for various magazines in Orange County and Los Angeles. Keep up with her at @deblavdas on Twitter.
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