Labor Day weekend marks the ninth annual Queen Mary Art Deco Festival in the Port of Long Beach.
From Aug. 30 through Sept. 2, more than 8,000 people are expected to board the Queen Mary to sample Art Deco, an eclectic design style that's been popular since the 1930s. The Queen Mary, whose maiden voyage took place in May 1936, features 17 Art Deco salons as well as views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach skyline.
Throughout the weekend, sellers and collectors will showcase unique merchandise and collectibles.
Highlights of the festival are the themed Pajama Derby and the Art Deco Grand Ball, featuring music by the Dean Mora Orchestra, Ian Whitcom and Bungalow Boys, and Jim Zeigler. Ball proceeds will fund Queen Mary conservation initiatives.
Attendees can also listen to the Art Deco Lecture Series, which will focus on topics such as architecture and musicology. Tickets start at $15, or you can buy the Art Deco Grand Passport or Hotel Package, which offers a weekend immersion. Grand Passport tickets start at $295. For tickets and more information, go to the Queen Mary Art Deco Festival Web page.
This Saturday at the Malibu Country Mart, Urban Outfitters and Converse are hosting a concert featuring Bleached at 2 p.m. and Dum Dum Girls at 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the new Urban Outfitters store. Converse is sponsoring a pop-up tent where guests can browse the latest footwear and enjoy complementary drinks by Vita Coco from noon to 5 p.m. The event will be catered by local food trucks Sky’s Gourmet Tacos and the Green Truck, as well as drinks from the Lab Brewing Co. Malibu Country Mart is at 3835 Cross Creek Road, Malibu.
J. Crew at the Grove and fashion writer-stylist Melissa Magsaysay (who is a freelance contributor to the Los Angeles Times) plan to host a morning of refreshments, styling and shopping featuring the Crewcuts for Kids collection. The event is slated for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the store in the mall, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. Attendees are asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Guests will be offered 15% off purchases of $125 or more, and a portion of proceeds has been promised to the family assistance nonprofit organization Baby Buggy.
The Glendale Galleria is slated to throw its 2013 Fall Fashion Extravaganza on Sunday. The fashion show is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Macy’s Court in honor of Glendale and Pasadena philanthropic organizations. Men and women from organizations such as Glendale Arts and Child S.H.A.R.E will walk the catwalk, ringing in the fall season with the latest fashions. The shopping center is at 100 W. Broadway, Glendale.
Martine Llana, founder and designer of La Mer Collections, is offering custom watch designing from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the brand’s pop cart at the Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. The event will be hosted by bloggers Sheryl Luke of Walk in Wonderland and Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk. Shoppers will receive 25% off of watch purchases in addition to complementary customization. All watches start at $68.
Trina Turk's summer sample sale, featuring womenswear, menswear, swim and residential, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 3025 W. Mission Road, Alhambra.
Esquivel plans its pre-fall shoe sample sale offering discounts of 60% to 80% from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The sale will be at the Esquivel showroom, 8309 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, between Sweetzer and Flores. Enter though Douglas Fir.
Unique Vintage clothing boutique plans to host its first Pin Up Picnic Sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Items will be up to 70% off during the store’s biggest inventory blow out and sample sale to date. Shoppers can enjoy food trucks and live music throughout the event, which will be at Unique Vintage, 2013 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank.
Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent plans to host its annual summer sample sale beginning Aug. 28 from noon to 4 p.m. The sale will continue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 29 and 30 at Cooper Building, Suite 422, 860 S. Los Angeles St., in downtown Los Angeles.