Labor Day signals the end of summer but there is no end to the great festivals, sports, art, film and music events going on around Los Angeles.
When: Sep. 1, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: The Bodhi Tree Bookstore, W. Hollywood
What: IPEC coach Ken Miller presents a free workshop exploring tools, techniques, principles and skills for pursuing an empowering career in life coaching.
When: Sep. 1-5
Where: Downtown Independent Theater
What: There is a film festival for every subject, in LA, it would seem...even bikes. This traveling event comes to LA to celebrate the bicycle through music, art and film.
When: Sep. 4, 3 p.m.
Where: The Will Greer Theatricum Botanicum, Topanga
What: As the name implies, the essence of Dolly Parton will be summoned as Topanga local musical artist Inara George and her friends sing covers of the country singer's songs. Tickets cost $25-$40 depending on tier.
When: Sep. 5, 8 p.m.
Where: House of Blues, Sunset Strip
What: The 80s retro trend seemed to come and go with little mention of some of the decade's most important musical genres like ska. Luckily, the kings of British ska, Bad Manners, will be playing a show at House of Blues, to educate everyone.
When: Sep. 8-12
Where: Various venues in Downtown LA
What: This festival showcases the best in independent cinema while also shining a light on the new urbanism and ethnic and cultural diversity in Downtown's communities and neighborhoods.
When: Sep. 10, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Ford Amphitheatre, Hollywood
What: This original new production features 12 world class circus performers doing their magic thing to rock band beats.
When: Sep. 10-26
Where: Billy Wilder Theater, Westwood
What: This film series celebrates the centennial of the Mexican Revolution with classic films from Mexico and elsewhere that depict the Revolution. The screening of Viva Zapata! on Sep. 16 is free.
When: Sep. 11
Where: Descanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge
What: This Saturday launches this series of watercolor classes which meet for six Saturdays. The course costs $120 or $90 if you are a member.
When: Sep. 17-19
Where: Ports o' Call Village, San Pedro
What: Can't get enough of crustaceans? Particularly the rich, yummy, filling kind? Head down to the South Bay for this over-a-decade-running festival featuring discounted lobster meals, music and fun. A particular treat for long-time LA residents: John Doe and Exene Cervenka of the band X will perform. Tickets are $9 for adults. Kids under 12 enter free.
When: Sep. 18, 8 p.m.
Where: Nokia Theatre LA Live, Downtown
What: KDAY is one of the classic LA radio stations that introduced many a rap and R&B artist to Angelinos. Their festival will feature such amazing acts as Ice Cube, Warren G., DJ Quik and The Dogg Pound. Tickets range from $25 to $85.