Dig Weekend Guide – September 5-7

With college football kicking off last week and the NFL this week, for some of you, Saturday and Sundays will be consumed by pigskins, alma maters, chips, dip, beer, and fantasy stats through mid winter. But not all of you want to be confined to the lazy boy all weekend. So get out and enjoy some lobster at the LB Lobster Fest, eat some dolma with Tom Hanks, rock out with Panic At The Disco at HOB Sunset, wine and dine with your amex card, sip wine and eat under the stars in Monrovia, or simply flip that channel to the MTV VMAs if you’re glued to that chair.

Sept 5-7 – Long Beach Lobster Festival (5pm-11pm Fri, 12pm-12am Sat, 12pm-10pm Sun)
Rainbow Lagoon, Long Beach
Tons of fresh live Maine Lobster are flown in every day at the Lobster Festival, then steamed in the World’s Largest Cooker prepared and served by Bristol Farms Master Chef Bruce Jacobs. Other food vendors include ribs, chicken, Jamaican, Chinese, Thai and other international foods and desserts. Carnival rides and games, musical entertainment on two stages, expect lots of swing, blues, jazz, and golden oldie cover bands. It’s the largest Lobster Festival outside of Maine, right here in Southern California. Admission without the lobster dinner is $13, with dinner is $25.

Sept 5-7 – LA Greek Fest (5pm-11pm Fri, 1pm-11pm Sat, 12pm-11pm Sun)
Saint Sophia Cathedral, Los Angeles
Join celebrity hosts Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson at the LA Greek Fest at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles. It’s your passport to a Grecian Holiday. Greek food and pastries abound, plus music, dancing, Greek beer and coffee, cooking demos and a live Greek Theater. Admission on Fri is free, $5 on Sat and Sun, kids under 12 free.

Sept 6 – Rock Band 2 Party to Benefit LIFEbeat (9pm)
House of Blues, West Hollywood
On Saturday, September 6, Rock Band Live Tour artists Panic At The Disco and Plain White T’s will be putting on a special performance to bring awareness to HIV/AIDS at House of Blues in Los Angeles. General admission is $50.00 for all ages, with proceeds going to Lifebeat. Those in attendance will also get a sneak peak at Rock Band 2 before it hits store shelves.

Sept 7 – Wine and DineLA
All over Los Angeles
For all you amex card holders out there. Starting Sept 7, and through the 21st, American Express presents Wine and DineLA. Renowned chefs from over forty top LA area restaurants will strut their culinary stuff with heavy-hitting wine pairing menus designed to highlight the best of our local grapes in honor of California Wine Month.

Sept 7 – Old Town Monrovia Food, Wine & Jazz Festival (5pm-8pm)
Old Town Monrovia
At the Monrovia Wine & Jazz Fest spend a leisurely evening under the stars, sample specialties from area restaurants, California wines, and a variety of live jazz performances. Proceeds benefit the Santa Anita YMCA. Myrtle Ave. (between Lemon Ave. and Colorado Blvd.), Monrovia. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online.

Sept 7 – “Winelover’s Night,” BOA Steakhouse
Santa Monica, CA
Every Sunday this month at BOA, every bottle of wine in the house is half-off all night long. BOA Steakhouse, 101 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-899-4466

Sept 7 – 2008 MTV Video Music Awards (9pm)
Taking place on the Paramount lot, and hosted by British comedian/actor/trophy boy toy Russel Brand, the VMAs will include performances by the Jonas Brothers, Kid Rock, Katy Perry, Pink, The Ting Tings and more. Michael Phelps makes his first, of many to come, pop culture appearances as a presenter. It’s sure to at least keep you mildly entertained while you think about calling sick into work on Monday.

Author:Matt Mitchell

A lover of everything LA has to offer, Matt created Dig Lounge to tell his friends about all the fun things to do in the city. Matt has worked in the dot com world since 1996, including some of the top online entertainment companies and digital marketing firms. He currently works as a Digital Producer.

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