Explore Native American and international cultures, discover what it’s like to be a marine-mammal trainer or enjoy jazz, opera, movies, and Fleet Week on Labor Day weekend.
When: Doors open 6 p.m., film starts a dusk Aug. 31
Cost, info: From $10, children 4 and younger free, blankets available for purchase. No dogs permitted. (877) 614-2137
When: 5-10 p.m. Aug. 31; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 1 and 2
Cost, info: Free but $3 for a drinking wristband. Family-friendly. No dogs.
L.A. Fleet Week on the Battleship Iowa Museum at the L.A. Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles includes free concerts by the Beach Boys, Jo Kross from “American Idol” and Michaela Paige from “The Voice” as well as a laser show and fireworks. Watch the culinary competition among branches of the military, tour Navy ships and see military planes aloft.
When: Aug. 31-Sept. 3
Cost, info: Fleet Week free; $5 for Navy Film Festival; Battleship Iowa tour: adults (12 and older) $20 at box office, $18 online; youth (6-11) $12, $10 online; children (5 and younger) free, all military (active, reserve, or retired with valid ID) $15 online. No dogs. (877) 446-9261
When: 9 a.m. Sept. 1.
Cost, info: Children 13-17 years $39. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Only trained service dogs. (562) 590-3100
When: 2 p.m. Sept. 1
Cost, info: $35 in advance, then from $40; Paint & Sip $63 in advance, then $70. Age 21 and older only. Only service dogs permitted. (657) 204-6249
When: 8 p.m. Sept. 1
Cost, info: From $24 plus fees. Only service animals. (323) 461-3673
San Juan Capistrano
Immerse yourself in Native American storytelling at Mission San Juan Capistrano as Jacque Tahuka-Nunez, descended from Orange County’s Acjachemen people, tells stories about the traditional life of her people through song, dance and games. Her son, Jackson, will play the flute and dance. Together they convey the importance of being “keepers of the Earth.”
When: 1 p.m. Sept. 2