Some of Los Angeles’ best chefs are whipping up delicious dishes at a landmark movie studio. KTLA’s Gayle Anderson will tell you where to go, plus other events happening in Southern California this weekend.
A Celebration of Ragtime
“Scott Joplin” starring Billy Dee Williams
Mayme Clayton Library & Museum
The Mayme Clayton Library and Museum begins a two month celebration of ragtime with a screening of the film “Scott Joplin.”
Directed by Jeremy Kagan, this 1977 bio-pic stars Billy Dee Williams and features Clifton Davies, Art Carney and music legend Eubie Blake.
The film tells the story of Joplin also known as the “King of Ragtime.” Joplin composed many of the genre’s greatest hits including the “Maple Leaf Rag” and “The Entertainer” and helped bring ragtime to a wider audience.
The film won an award from the Writers Guild of America in 1979 and contains many of the hit songs Joplin wrote.
The afternoon will also feature a discussion with film historian Les Wills and an introduction by Lloyd Clayton.
Leimert Park African Art, Music & Craft Fair @ 10a.m.
Leimert Park Village
323 290 1048
Music, art, food, and crafts are yours this Labor Day weekend at the Leimert Park African Art, Music, and Craft.
The family fun begins at 10a.m.
Art Deco Festival
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
877 342 0738
Sailing back into the 1930’s aboard the Queen Mary for ART DECO WEEKEND.
The largest collection of Art Deco in the world can be found aboard one of the greatest maritime monarchs designed for the Golden Age of Travel.
Learn about the 50 different types of wood on the historic ship in addition to the elaborate Art Deco murals, paintings, and sculptures.
Pageant of the Masters
Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach
650 Laguna Canyon Road
800 487 3378
This is the last day of the Pageant of the Masters.
Art Detective is the theme of this year’s Festival of Art’s world famous theatrical celebration of art in tableaux vivants – “living pictures.” That means incredible art re-creations of classical and contemporary works are produced with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.
Sawdust Art Festival’s 48th Annual Summer Show
935 Laguna Canyon Road
Also, in Laguna Beach the Sawdust Art Festival’s 48th Annual Summer Show. This is the last weekend to take advantage of the fine art and craft of more than 200 Laguna Beach artists.
Los Angeles Times The Taste
Paramount Pictures Studios
This is described as a food and wine festival that is authentically L.A.
The annual Los Angeles Times THE TASTE transforms the Paramount Pictures Studio backlot into the ultimate epicurean pop-up and block and party.
While we’re on the water, marine biologists say this is a great time to go whale watching. A lot of whales are reported in our area, including the rare Bryde’s whale along with endangered Blue whales.
Harbor Breeze Cruises and Aquarium of the Pacific experts invite the public to three-hour whale watch excursions and then learn more about whale communication at the aquarium’s interactive Whales: Voices in the Sea exhibit.
Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari
24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive
See five different species of wild dolphin commonly off our coast when you take a ride aboard Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari. Be on the lookout for the Common Dolphin, Short-beaked Common Dolphin, Bottlenose Dolphin, Risso’s Dolphin, and Pacific White – sided Dolphin.
They travel in pods ranging from 200 to more than 1,000.
Sunset Idea House 2014
111 South Meadows Avenue
It’s never too late to get some NEW ideas for your home here! The SUNSET IDEA HOUSE 2014. It’s the first ever Los Angeles Idea House. Tour the 45-hundred square foot, four bedroom, five and a half bathroom home featuring modern architectural detail and coastal inspiration. Learn how you can accomplish what the designers have done here with ceramics, paintings, photography, textile weavings, and handcrafted furnishings from fine artists and craftspeople from throughout Los Angeles.
Pompeii: The Exhibition
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
323 724 3623
Some of the design cues found in the Sunset Idea House date back to the Romans. See the proof and learn more at the California Science Center exhibit Pompeii: The Exhibition. What nature destroyed, it also preserved.
See more than 150 precious artifacts on loan from the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy, which offer a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle and tragic end of this ancient Roman society forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery over 250 years ago.
From garden frescoes and marble statues to gladiator armor, coins and currency to religious altars and shrines — all set in their original surroundings — experience daily life in this once vibrant Roman city. Then, as the floors shake and the walls rumble, relive the Mount Vesuvius volcano’s catastrophic eruption through an immersive CGI experience, culminating in the reveal of full body casts of twisted human forms, asphyxiated by extreme heat and noxious gases and forever frozen in time.
Through excavated artifacts, multimedia experiences, and hands-on science exhibits, guests will learn the science of archaeology, volcanology, and Roman engineering while exploring the ancient civilization of Pompeii.
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Have a GREAT Saturday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.