This Weekend: $1 County Fair, Barnsdall Boozy Movie, Hot Rod BBQ

— by Caroline on Crack

If you’re a happy-go-lucky gadabout, chances are your Labor Day weekend calendar is already booked up with hot events like Taste of Beverly Hills, the LA Times’ Celebration of Food and Wine and F Yeah Fest. But if you want even more stuff to do because you’re easily bored, here you go.

Saturday, September 4

Barnsdall Art Park Screening Kicks Off: (500) Days of Summer
The park’s movie screening nights are back and so is the booze! (500) Days of Summer kicks off the series of LA-centric films Barnsdall will be showing over the next several weeks. Make your reservations now for your favorite movie, be it LA Confidential or LA Story. And enjoy them with the Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House serving as a backdrop. So lovely and so LA. Admission is $10 for only the movie or $25 for the movie and three drinks.

  • Doors open at 5:30pm. Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood (map).

$1 Admission for LA County Fair’s Opening Weekend
Yup, this weekend, you can get into this deep-fried food fest for only a dollar before 1pm Saturday through Monday! Regular weekend rate is $17! Also, those 22-ounce drinks are only $1 1-4pm, carnival rides and select food/drinks 4-7pm. Weird fair food to look for? Chocolate-dipped pickles, bbq pulled pork crepe, deep fried banana split, yammy fries with marshmallows and bbq beef sundae. Pack an Alka Seltzer.

  • Opens 10am. LA County Fair Fairplex Expos, 1101 W McKinley Avenue, Pomona (map).

Sunday, September 5

Free BBQ at Little Cave’s Labor Day Weekend Party
It ain’t Labor Day weekend without a barbecue party. If you don’t know anyone throwing one, Little Cave in Highland Park has you covered with free barbecue, drink specials, djs and even hot rods. However, Hawaiian attire is required so break out those coconut bras and grass skirts! And I’m not addressing the ladies.

  • 3-9pm. The Little Cave, 5922 N. Figueroa, Highland Park (map).

Silverlake Wine’s Annual First Assembly Baptist Church BBQ and Wines
Can’t believe it’s already been a year but this South LA church is back in the wine store bringing with it ribs, links, chicken and briskets, all served with classic sides. Enjoy the grilled meats with featured wines like Sur Bonarda 2008 Argentina and Schiopettino 2008 Italy. All that for only $20! Ressies required.

  • 3pm. Silverlake Wine, 2395 Glendale Boulevard, Silver Lake (map). Reservations: (323) 662-9024.

Tuesday, September 7

Burlesque Star Miss Dakota at La Descarga
Sex-ay Miss Dakota, an international burlesque star who has performed at LA’s Forty Deuce as well as the Mandalay Bay in Vegas, will be strutting her good stuff at my favorite rum bar, La Descarga, through September 9. If you’ve enjoyed the shows there in the past, you’ll love this one even more.

  • 11pm. La Descarga, 1159 N. Western Avenue, Los Angeles (map).