(credit: Bruce Bisenz)

(credit: Bruce Bisenz)


You know it is going to be an awesome week when you start with a national holiday! From Labor Day fun and games to a variety of sweet treats to remind you that summer is not quite over, this week is serving up a variety of goodies to enjoy including ice cream sandwiches, fresh pressed juice smoothies, and sinfully decadent cakes. Don’t miss the weekend’s live performance options as well!

(credit: Whiskey Red's)

(credit: Whiskey Red’s)


Monday, September 1

Labor Day Clambake & Cookout
Whiskey Red’s
13813 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 823-4522
www.eventbrite.com

Celebrate Labor Day at Whiskey Red’s, where you can enjoy the fun of a classic Midwest clambake right here in Los Angeles County. From 1-8pm, enjoy all-you-can-eat clams & seafood buffet, BBQ, drink specials, whiskey tasting, and plenty of live music just perfect for dancing overlooking the harbor. Bonus: all proceeds from the cookout help to raise money for Heal the Bay. The cookout is $45, inclusive of buffet.

(credit: Coolhaus)

(credit: Coolhaus)


Tuesday, September 2

Sample Gourmet Ice Cream
Coolhaus Gourmet Ice Cream Cart
23000 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
www.eatcoolhaus.com

Don’t let Labor Day fool you, it’s still summer for a few more weeks and Coolhaus, located on the revitalized Malibu Pier, knows that ice cream might just be the best part of summer. Beautiful gourmet ice cream sandwiches are now available at the Coolhaus Gourmet Ice Cream Cart on the pier in diet wrecking flavors including Chocolate Chip + Tahitian Vanilla Bean, Double Chocolate Chip + Peanut Butter, Double Chocolate Chip + Dirty Mint Chip, and Snickerdoodle & Chocolate Chip + Salted Chocolate. Follow @CoolHausLA to find their Los Angeles trucks roaming the city.

(credit: Charm City Cakes West)

(credit: Charm City Cakes West)


Wednesday, September 3

Back To School at Charm City Cakes West
Charm City Cakes West
8302-A Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 642-7234
www.charmcitycakeswest.com

With the kids heading back to school, follow their inspiration and take a class or two for yourself. Located in Hollywood, Charm City Cakes West is debuting some brand new classes for the fall session where you’ll learn how to create your own delicious cake. Romantic Lace Cakes, Marie Antoinette, Art Deco, and Ombré Ruffles are just some of the types of cakes you can make. Vegan and gluten-free cake options are also available.

(credit: istockphoto)

(credit: istockphoto)


Thursday, September 4

Morgane Le Fay & John Varvatos Exclusive Fashion Show to Benefit Stop Cancer
Malibu Country Mart
3835 Cross Creed Rd.
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 841-2600×24
www.malibucountrymart.com

This Thursday, head to the Malibu Country Mart to preview upcoming fashions from New York fashion label Morgane Le Fey and luxury men’s designer John Varvatos at a summertime fashion show. Cocktails and small plates from Mr. Chow and Malibu Kitchen, as well as live music will also be on hand, ensuring a full evening of festivities. Proceeds from the event will benefit STOP CANCER, which is committed to funding the most promising cancer research. The event goes from 6pm-9pm and is $45.

(credit: Hollywood Bowl)

(credit: Hollywood Bowl)


Friday, September 5

Elvis Costello & Ben Folds
The Hollywood Bowl
2301 N Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 850-2000
www.hollywoodbowl.com

Music icon Elvis Costello will share an evening of terrific music from his diverse catalog tonight and tomorrow at the Hollywood Bowl. Joined by multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter Ben Folds, they will perform both new releases and fan favorites accompanied by the LA Philharmonic Orchestra. The show begins at 8pm.

(credit: Pressed Juicery)

(credit: Pressed Juicery)


Saturday, September 6

Book Launch- “JUICE: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing, and Living Well”
Brentwood Country Mart
South Courtyard
225 26th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90402
www.pressedjuicery.com

Celebrate the launch of Pressed Juicery’s newest book, “JUICE: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing, and Living Well” at their public launch party at Brentwood Country Mart. Fans can enjoy fresh-pressed cocktails, small bites from Kitchensurfing, and a farmers’ market pop-up by Summerland. Copies of the new book, “JUICE” will be available for purchase as well and book signings will take place throughout the party. Stop by from 2p-5pm and get a delicious juice and informative book from one of today’s top juicers!

(credit: Joaquin Gallegos)

(credit: Joaquin Gallegos)


Sunday, September 7

Lakshmi Basile and Company
The Fountain Theatre
5060 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 663-1525
www.FountainTheatre.com

Forever Flamenco presents Lakshmi Basile and Company with special guest Joaquin Gallegos this weekend at the Fountain Theatre. Joaquin Gallegos, the master guitarist from New Mexico will play to an intimate audience of only 80 spectators while joining celebrated flamenco dancer/singer Laskhmi Basile. The event begins at 8pm and tickets start at $40.

Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.

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