The Los Angeles County Fair is here….it kicks off tonight…but you have time to get there…it will be running for a whole month.  Today the gates open at 3:00 pm. The festival features live music, rides, livestock, gardening and wine tasting for the parents.

IFri Aug30 LACountyFairt’s off the 10 Freeway, exit Fairplex Drive or White Ave. Sat-Mon Aug 30 -Sept 2; Wed-Sun Sept 4 – 29, 2013

Admission: $1 from 10 am – 1 pm, after 1 pm $19 adult, $12 child 6-12, $15 senior, Free 5 and under. Save cash and purchase a season pass for $29.99. Be sure to check their website for more details. Most days they open at 10:00 am; today gates open at 3pm.

What LA County Fair
Where: The Fairplex in Pomona, 1101 W. McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768,
When: Gates open at 3:00 pm (TODAY only)
Parking: $15 General, $30 Valet

Our Pick of the Week kicks off tonight….if you love food, you won’t want to miss this. The Taste is back this Labor Day Weekend.

PrePOW the-taste-logosented by the LA Times, the annual food and wine festival has brought together the top chefs in Los Angeles to create a memorable and tasty event.

If you decided to stay in LA….It’s the only place to be this weekend! Tonight is the special opening night soirée where The Times’ hosts and their co-hosts will mingle with a more intimate crowd.

You’lPOW 2012-TheTastel also have a chance to rub shoulders with many of the weekend’s participating chefs and bartenders. Your ticket includes a focused collection of tastings, distinctive cocktail and wine offerings and live entertainment from the most authentic Beatles tribute band, Britain’s Finest. A limited amount of tickets are available. PURCHASE TICKETS ASAP to receive a discount….TICKETS are going FAST!!!

Admission runs $65 to $125 per event in advance, $85 – $$ per event at the door. Buy Tickets Here!

What: THE TASTE 2013
Where: The Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue CA 90038
When: Labor Day Weekend

In Venice….a couple events…Trunk Gallery, 12818 Venice Blvd., LA 90066 holds a closing event from 8-10pm.

Gotta Have It, (1516 Pacific Ave) celebrates its one year birthday tonight with FREE champagne and cocktails and DJs Heidi & Billy Goods. 8-1 am. See info on FB Page at

In Santa Monica…

Fri 8.30 TamingofShrewShakespeare Santa Monica presents The Taming of the Shrew directed by John Farmanesh-Bocca. The performance will be held at Reed Memorial Park.

Bring your family, friends and a picnic too. Admission is always a suggested donation of $20, but it says on their site, you can pay what you can. Kids and teens 16 years old or younger are always free. BE SURE To Check their website.

What: Performance
Where: Reed Memorial Park, Tournament Tennis Court #1  Corner of Wilshire & 7th St. in Santa Monica
When: 8:00 pm

At The Skirball Cultural Center…

Enjoy “Into the Night: The Wild Side”….the evening will feature KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe, and performances from Jenny O., Body Parts, & In The Valley Below.

PWU Fri 8.30 skirball JennyO byMelanieBellomohoto of Jenny O by Melanie Mallomo

In addition to the music, enjoy a cash bar, craft activities with Julianna Parr of CraftNight, special nighttime activities aboard the Skirball’s popular playspace, Noah’s Ark, and more wild campus-wide fun!

Admission is $20 at door; $15 pre-registration; FREE Parking; Buy Tickets HERE

What: Performance
Where: The Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA 90049
When: 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Phone: (310) 440-4500

Or in Eagle Rock…

WU Sun 8.25 ElliotcaineThe Elliott Caine Quartet performs at Colombo’s Italian Steakhouse and Jazz Club in Eagle Rock tonight from 9:30pm to Midnight.

The band features: EC-trumpet, Gary Blumer-piano, Trevor Ware-bass, Kenny Elliott-drums.

For more information/reservations see website or call.

No cover charge.

What: Performance
Where: Colombo’s Italian Steakhouse and Jazz Club, 1833 Colorado Blvd., LA (Eagle Rock) 90041
When:  9:30pm to Midnight
Phone: 323-254-9138