Labor Day is a great American tradition, so it's fitting that this Labor Day Weekend is full of equally great American traditions. You can hear the horns of dixieland and jazz, whistle at gleaming classic cars, head to a free town picnic and laugh your pants off at a Steve Martin play.
Our goal is to make the Get Out planner as reliable as possible, but keep in mind, some events change at the last minute. We advise calling ahead just in case.
When/Where: 6:30 p.m. this Friday at
Why Go: Enjoy dixieland at its finest at this free concert. Don't forget a sweater for when it cools off.
When/Where: 4-8 p.m. this Friday, 12866 Main St., Garden Grove
Why Go: Enjoy sparkling vintage cars and live entertainment at this Friday cruise.
When/Where: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 10 at the Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach
Why Go: This performance has been called "a definitive staging of Martin’s comedic gem." After an embarrassing incident leaves Louise with dropped drawers in public, her husband Theo worries his reputation and career are at risk. Steve Martin’s sense of humor and the Long Beach Playhouse's perfect cast take you on the ride that ensues afterwards.
When/Where: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. this Saturday at
Why Go: In effort to promote communal togetherness and wholesome family fun, Assemblymember Tony Mendoza will host a Labor Day Family Picnic. All are welcome to enjoy free food, family fun and educational discussions about the issues impacting our community. The event is a free and easy way for neighbors and friends to gather and express their desires and concerns for the community.
When/Where: 6 p.m. this Saturday at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at Cal State Long Beach, 6200 E. Atherton St., Long Beach
Why Go: Member-supported KKJZ-FM 88.1 presents its second annual “KJazz Blues Bash.” This year’s concert lineup is headlined by legendary blues harpist, singer and songwriter James Cotton with special guest Robby Krieger of The Doors. Joining them will be Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, blues singer and guitarist Ana Popovic and Texas bluesman Shawn Pittman. Rising Los Angeles newcomer Sugaray will give a bonus pre-concert performance on the Carpenter Center plaza. VIP packages are available.
Pricing: $175 VIP, $55 reserved, $20 Cal State Long Beach students
It's also Free Fishing Day in California this Saturday.
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