The holiday may be over, but the summer season of al fresco music and theater is just getting started.
Big Show: The Decemberists with the LA Philharmonic
Portland's quirky quintet backs up their indie folk-pop with a full orchestra on the first night of a 5-date nationwide tour.
Don't miss: Openers Band of Horses and Andrew Bird have packed concert halls of their own.
Sat 7:30p. Hollywood Bowl (323-850-2000). $20-$105. Nearby: Charcoal; The Hungry Cat; One Sunset
Outdoor Theater: Shakespeare in the Cemetery- Hamlet
Grab a blanket and a bottle to watch The Bard's best tragedy performed in its intended setting.
Don't dawdle: If you won't be around to stake out a spot when the park opens at 7p, buy tickets in advance.
Fri, Sun 8:30p. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. $20. Nearby: Zankou Chicken; Safari Sam's; The Little Temple
Culture Up: Scion Presents: Life Size
Subversive works to mess with your mind, offset by fun interactive digital games to play while drinking free beers.
Just pull up: Free valet parking, don't wander the neighborhood.
Sat 7-10p. Scion Installation LA, 3521 Helms Ave., Culver City (310-815-8840). No cover. Nearby: Fraiche; Wilson; Vinum Populi
Grill Skills: Culinary Classroom BBQ Class
Chef Eric offers small groups (max 12) tips on upping your grill game. Pay attention, or just eat your way through.
More than meat: The extensive menu includes spice-rubbed pork ribs and flank steak with red wine, but also crab cakes, eggplant and even spicy grilled pineapple with brown sugar.
Sat 9a-12p. Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom, 2366 Pelham Ave. (310-470-2640). $100 per person. Nearby: The Apple Pan; Gyu-Kaku; Landmark Theatre