Weekend Docket: 9/7/12

What's wrong with me that I'd schedule another day of work on my ONE day off during the week? Granted... that "day of work" consists of hanging out with my awesome Living Socialites, meeting new people, most likely falling off a Stand Up Paddleboard and drinking incredible margaritas at the Hotel Maya in Long Beach. What? You want to do this too? There's still time to buy the Stand Up Paddleboarding & Margarita's Living Social Adventure, just saying.

SUP love.

And the thing that I'm sad about missing? First night of Barnsdall Art Park's outdoor screening series!

And remember, if you want to connect, you can always follow me on twitter @nicolemiizuka or find me on Facebook!

All Weekend
LA Greek Fest
Times Vary
The annual LA Greek Fest is a celebration of Greek food, dance and fun in the heart of the Byzantine Latino Quarter in Los Angeles, California. The LA Greek Fest returns to Saint Sophia Cathedral. Dance the day and night away as you grub on gyros, mousesaka, dolmathes and baklava. Plus, there is a pretty good chance you’ll run into Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Admission is free on Friday night, then $3 on Sat and Sun. Saint Sophia Cathedral 1324 S. Normandie Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90006 http://www.lagreekfest.com/

The Original Long Beach Lobster Festival
Today through Sunday
Combines local popular artists, Swing, Salsa, R&B/Motown, 70s/80s Dance Bands, Fresh Live Maine Lobsters steamed in the World's Largest Cooker for that mouth watering taste, food court, children's area, dance floor, two stages and bars to create the largest Lobster Festival outside of Maine. The 16th Annual 2012 Original Lobster Festival will be held September 7-9, at the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach, California. You won't want to miss this event. The Lobsters Are Coming! Rainbow Lagoon Shoreline Dr & The Promenade Long Beach, CA 90899 http://www.originallobsterfestival.com/

Friday, 9/7
Dapper Day at Disneyland
All Day
Visit Disneyland in style at this unofficial dress-up day that happens twice a year. Not sure what to pull from the closet? Elegant fashions from the Mad Men era to the latest haute couture are encouraged. Twice a year Dapper Day organizes fashionable outings to The Disney Resorts in LA, Orlando, and Paris: a spring, all-day event, and a fall "evening affair." Inspired by the original Disney Park designer's illustrations, which often featured extremely well dressed guests enjoying the park, Dapper Day events celebrate the tradition of stepping out in style. Any elegant fashions, from period-inspired "Mad Men" looks to the latest couture, are encouraged. Active and retired military, consider wearing your dress uniforms if you like. Disneyland! www.DapperDay.com

Saturday, 9/8
A Taste of Koreatown
12pm - 5pm
What was previously known as the Korean BBQ Cook-Off has been transformed into A Taste of Koreatown to better serve the entire community that is K-town. Embracing all cultures in this diverse area, the food festival will feature eats from places like BCD Tofu House, El Cholo, Palsaik Samgyupsal, Park’s BBQ, Seoul Sausage Company, and even good ol’ Papa Cristos. Obviously, there will be a beer garden featuring Firestone craft beers, soju cocktails, Kooksoondang makali (unfiltered soju), bokbunja (Korean red wine) plus non-alcoholic drinks. Addmission is just $2, and the vendors only accept cash, so stop by an ATM on your way. Hobart Site (Between Wilshire and 7th St)3670 Wilshire Blvd http://www.facebook.com/TasteofKoreatown

KCRW Good Food Pie Contest
2pm - 4pm
Good Food's own Evan Kleiman will preside over the afternoon pie festivities which will include music provided by KCRW DJ Anne Litt, pie tasting, and much more! Patina will offer food and beverages for sale on the half moon terrace adjacent to the pie contest from 11:30am to 4pm. Come spend the day at LACMA and grab some picnic fare before or after you taste the pies! For pie tasting, guests are asked to find the KCRW Welcome Table in Hancock Park just north of the Ahmanson Building for one free pie tasting ticket. Tickets are limited based on the number of entries and will be given to guests on a first come, first served basis. LACMA 5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036-3604 http://www.kcrw.com/etc/4th-annual-good-food-pie-contest

Helms Design District Vintage Boutique
10am - 4pm
By offering high caliber vintage clothing, jewelry and ephemera at wide price points and including items for both summer and fall wardrobes, the Helms Design District Vintage Boutique’s September 8, 2012 event at the LightSpace Studio in Culver City, Calif. proves again that none of its shows should be missed. Following the wildly successful summer bargain show from earlier this month, this early fall show in September will cater to all shoppers regardless of the size of their budgets. The Helms Show dealers have proven themselves to be friendly and flexible and are willing to work with shoppers to give them the items they love at prices they can afford. Attendees will also find items for the upcomiong holiday party season, and all vendors promise to arrive with newly found items never before seen at any show. Admission is $5. LightSpace Studio 8755 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 http://helmsvintage.eventbrite.com/

Barnsdall Outdoor Movies are BACK!
Bring a blanket and a picnic to enjoy outdoor screenings on the West Lawn of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, perched on the beautiful Olive Hill at Barnsdall Park. Join us for beer, wine, and a modern classic film that showcases the architectural and historical uniqueness of Los Angeles. All screenings are 17+ to attend and 21+ to drink. This is seriously my FAVORITE outdoor screening series in Los Angeles and with their awesome lineup you should seriously start planning your Saturday nights around this! Sept 8: Drive, Sept 15: Fletch, Sept 22: Edward Scissorhands, Sept 29: Swingers, Oct 6: GATTACA (I REALLY WANT TO GO TO THIS), Oct 13: Sunset Boulevard, Oct 20: Laurel Canyon, Oct 27: House on Haunted Hill. Barnsdall Art Park is located at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90027 http://www.barnsdall.org/events-2/outdoor-movies/

Saturday Screenings!
Cemetary Screenings: Manhattan
Street Food Cinema: Hunger Games
Eat|See|Hear Presents: Three Amigos