Ahh, hello weekend.
- San Pedro has an annual lobster festival – but not just any pithy lobster festival. It’s the Guinness World Record holder for Most Seafood Served at an Outdoor Event. This is a big deal. The crustaceans are flown especially from Maine and sold at a major discount to you; while this is all well and good, it sort of makes you wonder why the record holder isn’t over there. Maybe it’s the weather. If you aren’t feeling the lobster, however, there will be, of course, the requisite food trucks. There also will be live concerts, with Gram Rabbit, Fitz & Tantrums, and Dengue Fever headlining tonight. Tickets are usually $9, but print out the coupon on the Tickets page and get $2 off your admission. The festival runs today until 11pm and tomorrow from 11am to 7pm at the Ports o’ Call Village in San Pedro.
- If you’re craving gyros, souvlakia, and other Greek eats instead, head over to the Pasadena Greek Festival where you will find folk dancing, cooking demonstrations, art, food, short history lessons, and, yes, more food. Print out the flyer on the festival’s website and get in for free; the festival is at the Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. Opa!
- It’s Puppy Mill Awareness Day at the La Brea Tar Pits. Cesar Milan, whose unpatented shht! technique worked exactly three times on my dogged dog, will make an appearance, as will the Mayor. The event goes on until 3pm this afternoon.
- The Hollywood Farmer’s Market in general is a weekly event for me, but tomorrow’s market is slightly different: the first 100 LA Department of Water & Power customers will receive a free shade tree. For, you know, all your shady needs. Bring your California ID or water/power bill to prove yourself worthy. Don’t forget to pick up a few nectarines from Ken’s stand while you’re there – they are the best.
- MOCA presents a new exhibit today: The Artist’s Museum. It’s an ode to our local artists, as the installment features the “finest contemporary works” by LA artists from 1980 to the present. The exhibit runs from today to January 31, 20011 at the Geffen; a similar exhibit will be installed at MOCA on Grand Avenue from October 31 to January 31, 2011. Information on the museum’s tickets and hours can be found here on MOCA’s website.