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41 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [8-19-19 to 8-23-19]

Twilight Concert Series 2013

Twilight Live performance Collection 2013. Photograph Credit score: T. Tseng by way of flickr cc

Each week in Los Angeles there are tons of great things to do (even before the weekend will get started) that we expect you should have on your radar. With that in thoughts, we put collectively an inventory each Monday via Friday morning to maintain you within the find out about what’s occurring within the city you’re keen on (or perhaps identical to).

This week, from Monday, August 19 to Friday, August 23, options Astronomy on Tap, Twilight Live shows at The Pier, movie night time on the Queen Mary, L.A. Meals & Wine, DTLA Proud, and MUCH extra.


Keep in mind you possibly can all the time go to our L.A. events calendar web page to get an up to date rundown of what’s occurring across the metropolis.

Hope you find the rundown helpful and, as all the time, take pleasure in your week!

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Monday August 19th, 2019

1. Pennywise returns to Hollywood with a second terrifying, immersive occasion. The Derry Canal Days Pageant will open to the public on August 15 on the nook of Hollywood and Vine, drawing from the forthcoming IT Chapter Two, which hits theaters on September 6.  There can be 10 totally different interactive areas over the course of a complete 40 minutes for each visitors to take pleasure in. The occasion runs August 15 via September eight with day by day hours from 2 to 11 p.m. Reservations are free and may be made on-line. You could be a part of the standby line outdoors the attraction as nicely. The occasion is open to these 18+ or 17-year-olds who are accompanied by an grownup. FREE

2. BH90210: Now Wear This, involves the Westfield Century metropolis with a panel dialogue featuring Beverly Hills 90210 costume designer Mandi Line plus Government Producers & Actresses, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling. FREE

3. In the course of the month of August Skyspace’s The Garden Bar will host TAP TAKEOVERS the place your admission between the occasions of 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. will embrace a free craft brew. This week visitors can sip on a beer from Lagunitas from August 19-20.

four. Poolside is a new immersive summary painting show at Rhythm Visuals gallery in Downtown L.A. The exhibition options a number of rooms and visual experiences, together with one the place friends throw water balloons at a white wall to reveal a hidden painting. The exhibit is open Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays from midday to four p.m. by way of September 5. FREE

5. On Monday there’s a KCON After Social gathering at The Hammer Museum highlighted by a concert featuring Okay-Pop stars ATEEZ, Balming Tiger, Grace Kelly Music, JuNCurryAhn, and 마마무 Mamamoo in the Hammer’s courtyard.

6. A colorful, winding set up referred to as The Second House Serpentine Pavilion is now open at the La Brea Tar Pits for the summer time and its 100% free for the general public to roam and discover. The pavilion is open day by day and will run via November 24. FREE

7. Astronomy on Faucet hosted by Caltech Astronomy occurs as soon as a month at Der Wolf in Pasadena. Professionals will give informal talks about quite a lot of subjects while enjoying German beers with the general public.

Tuesday August 20th, 2019

eight. The Hammer museums collection celebrating John Singleton (1968–2019) will host a free screening of Rosewood this Tuesday. FREE

9. Screamfest Horror Movie Pageant presents A Nightmare on Elm Road 35th Anniversary screening with a Q&A with actress Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss and additional forged. Your tickets includes a complimentary beer for friends 21+.

10. The Santa Monica Conservancy will host an open home at the Preservation Resource Middle throughout Food Truck Tuesday occurring at the California Heritage Museum lot. Through the occasion conservancy docents will supply free excursions of the 1897 Shotgun Home, the last intact one in Santa Monica.

11. Moonlight Films on the Seashore brings a summer-long collection of free outside movie screenings on the shores of the LBC to 3 totally different places near Downtown Long Seashore and Belmont Shore. The collection concludes with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at Granada Seashore on Tuesday. FREE


12. Mr. C’s Poolside Cinema is again for the sixth yr in a row. From June 11 by means of August 27 Angelenos can bask in a luxurious outside movie experience by the pool with a Cipriani menu, basic movie snacks and Peroni Nastro Azzurro. Avengers: Infinity Warfare might be screened this week.

13. Free museum days:  Los Angeles County Arboretum (observe: the tram doesn’t run on today), South Coast Botanic Backyard and Descanso Gardens

Wednesday August 21st, 2019

14. Twilight Live shows return on August 21 for the beginning of six consecutive Wednesdays of free music on the Santa Monica Pier. Kicking off the collection is Rostam, Dijon and Jen Awad. FREE

15. Be a part of the Los Angeles Conservancy for a walking tour of Metropolis Corridor.

16. The first-ever Museum of Weed is now open in Los Angeles. This 30,000 square foot area of ‘larger studying’ introduced by WeedMaps aims to offer insight and history into marijuana by means of interactive reveals, Instagram-friendly art installations and a bevy of historic artifacts. The museum is open Wednesday by way of Sunday. Admission begins at $35.

17. Expertise a sound tub surrounded by big, life measurement, and small historic Buddhas sculptures at Barakat Gallery this Wednesday. Led by Roxie Sound Therapeutic, the experience will reverberate by way of the 7,000 sq. foot two flooring gallery. The 12 room gallery may even be open after hours for this special occasion.

18. Because of in style demand, the Annenberg Area for Images’s exhibit – Contact Excessive: A Visual History of Hip-Hop – is extending its run by way of Sunday, August 25. Free and open to the public, the exhibit consists of pictures of hip-hop icons like Infamous B.I.G. and Jay-Z, an interactive document store, and a documentary on the history of this common music style. FREE

19. FLIX at FIG screens Crazy Rich Asians at FIGat7th in DTLA. The free movie screenings happen each third Wednesday of the month. A stay DJ and pleased hour kicks off the night time at 6 p.m. and the film begins at 7 p.m. FREE

20. Back for the 16th yr in a row, The Unbiased Shakespeare Co. presents Shakespeare within the Park on the Previous Zoo in Griffith Park with free performances of either Pericles or Twelfth Night time Wednesday by means of Sunday. FREE

Thursday August 22nd, 2019

21. L.A. Meals & Wine 2019 kicks off on Thursday with a choice of special dinners at restaurants throughout the town. August 23-25 the main target shifts to the Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport for 3 days of themed-out occasions and tastings hosted by prime chefs.

22. On Thursday there’s a double function of Beetlejuice & Edward Scissorhands at the Queen Mary summer time movie night time collection. FREE

23. Scorching Summer time Nights at The Autry concludes this week. Take pleasure in reside music, dance lessons with an instructor, entry to museum galleries, and a separate youngsters’s dance flooring, plus tacos, margaritas, and different mild refreshments.

24. Plática: The Position of LGBTQIA+ Social Media Influencers in At present’s World, a panel dialogue with queer influencers that appears into the affects of right now’s social media-driven society. Occurring at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. FREE

25. The Skirball Cultural Middle concludes it’s twenty-third annual season of Sundown Live shows with Josef Leimberg on Thursday. FREE


26. Night time Market is again on the hilltop of the long-lasting Yamashiro restaurant every Thursday all summer time long. Angelenos can take pleasure in boutique vendors, food distributors, a concert collection, cocktails at Yamashiro’s Pagoda Bar and an unbeatable view of Hollywood. This occasion can also be kid friendley. Please observe this yr the organizers are charging $10 to park on the shuttle location. Shuttles are free and so is admission.

27. Have fun summer time as you enjoy the arts during Symphonic Thursdays, a collection of free live shows happening at Marina del Rey’s Burton Chace Park during July and August. The collection continues with a totally staged production Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate. An encore present will take place on Saturday. FREE

28. Free museum days: Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.), MOCA Grand (from 5 to 8 p.m.), Skirball Cultural Middle (midday to five p.m.), Lengthy Seashore Museum of Art (three to 8 p.m.) and USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

Friday August 23rd, 2019

29. DTLA PROUD Pageant 2019 returns August 23 to 25 to have fun the culture, history, and diversity of the LGBTQ+ group in Downtown Los Angeles and past. There can be a lineup of native stage talent, group cubicles, artwork installations, retail distributors, interactive reveals, food vans, a pop up water park, and more.

30. It’s a Kill Bill Movie Night time on the Wiltern this Friday with a double function screening of Kill Bill I and II with movie-inspired drinks, a DJ spinning the RZA produced soundtrack, Tacos 1986 within the outside patio and photograph ops. DISCOUNTED (by way of Goldstar)

31. Summer time Nights at the Tar Pits returns for an evening celebration featuring DJs, cocktails, museum exploration, discussions and more. FREE

32. Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns to Descanso Gardens Friday and Saturday for an immersive theater manufacturing of A Midsummer Night time’s Dream that may have friends weaving by means of the Gardens to comply with the magical and adventure crammed production.

33. Friday Night time Block Celebration at L.A. LIVE introduced by Absolut options 20+ pop-up outlets, reside art and road performers and choose $5 food and drinks menus at collaborating L.A. LIVE restaurants. FREE

34. Cinema Botanica: Films in the Backyard occurring at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden will function household friendly films each Friday in August. Attendees will receive a area guide to crops they will spot in the films and Backyard employees will talk about the crops and panorama during intermission.

35. Asian AF Los Angeles comedy present at the Upright Residents Brigade Sundown is a night of stand-up, sketch, improv, storytelling, and more by one of the best comedic Asian American expertise in our metropolis.

36. Spend the season sipping wine during sunset hour at Barnsdall Art Park’s Friday Night time Wine Social gathering Collection. Occurring on the garden of architectural gem the Hollyhock House, the evening encompasses a high quality number of wines curated by Silverlake Wine, a reside DJ and excursions of the home. The collection happens every Friday evening till September 6.

37. Pink Martini will take the stage of the Hollywood Bowl this Sunday with orchestra help.


38. 4th Fridays on 4th Road activates the “Retro Street” enterprise district in Lengthy Seashore on the fourth Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m. by way of prolonged hours, eating specials, discounted merchandise, pop up outlets, artwork exhibits, reside music, double decker bus rides and extra.

39. Summer time Friday Night time Drive-In on the Roadium returns every Friday night from June 7 to August 30 to revive your favorite films in a basic 1950’s drive-in setting. The collection continues with a screening of Coco.

40. The Groundlings’ latest hilarious fundamental stage show, Groundlings Treasure Hunters runs every Friday and Saturday via September 14.

41. The Department of Seashores and Harbors presents Seashore Film Nights at Dockweiler Youth Middle each Friday. This week they’ll display Ralph Breaks the Internet. FREE

Food Decide for the Week

This week’s decide by Christina Champlin, Co-Founding father of We Like L.A.

This week’s decide is a four-for-one, with four totally different specials we need to call out to for the week to return:

  • Chef Margarita Manzke welcomes Might Chow, Asia’s Greatest Feminine Chef 2017 of Hong Kong’s Little Bao to Grand Central Marketplace for a two day pop-up (August 23-24) at Filipino concept Sari Sari. The special menu will embrace Fried Hen Bao, Pork Stomach Bao, Inconceivable Bao, Lamb Tartare, Szechuan Fried Mushrooms and Little Ice Cream Bao. No reservations required. Have in mind the common Sari Sari menu won’t be obtainable throughout the pop-up. –> Extra info
  • Santa Monica’s Historic Landmark Chez Jay celebrates their upcoming 60th anniversary by opening up The Backyard at Chez Jay. The area features plenty of seating including picnic tables, couches, and Adirondack chairs for a relaxed alfresco gathering. Visitors can dine on the Good Eats menu where shared locations of Peppercorn Maple Bacon, Southwest Steak Nachos and Kimchi Guacamole may be discovered. These in search of a larger meal can discover gadgets like Crispy Calamari Salad, Mahi Mahi Sandwich, Chez Burger and the Jay Canine a grilled 10-inch Wagyu scorching canine on a split-top brioche on the entree menu. No meal is full and not using a cocktail. Signature drinks such because the Lodge California product of Bombay Sapphire, grapefruit, lemon and rosemary or the Chevy To The Levy manufactured from mezcal, pineapple, Ramazzoti Rosato, lemon and sage are just a number of the drinks on the menu. –> Extra info
  • Head to Chinatown’s old-fashioned bar Basic Lee’s to sip on the brand new Fables Cocktail menu. Named after Chinese fables like “Goddess of the Moon,” “Elixir of Immortality”, “The Moon within the Properly”, “The Empty Pot”, and “Dragon Hearth.” Your cocktail may come with an fascinating story to ponder as you drink. –> More info
  • Oaxacan restaurant, Madre situated in Torrance is hosting a three course meal paired with brand new releases of La Luna Mezcal on Thursday, August 22nd from 7 to 9 p.m. La Luna Mezcal originates from Michoacan, Mexico where most artisanal mezcal is produced. –> More info

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