Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler host their variety show, Hot Tub, every Monday night at the Virgil. Expect a fresh, oddball lineup each week of stand-up comics, sketch performances and new music.
Embark on a hike through Malibu’s canyon vineyards and stop for pop-up musical performances along the way. This Malibu Wine Hikes collaboration with Flight of Voices culminates in a wine tasting and concert event at Saddlerock Gardens.
The Who—that is, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, some other musicians and two very prominent ghosts—come to town on their “Moving On!” tour. Despite the name, though, this isn’t a farewell scenario; instead, the band is pegging this as a new chapter, with their first new album in over a decade due out as well. See them during a pair of orchestra-backed shows at the Hollywood Bowl.
Vampire Weekend aren’t phoneys. Firstly, they chose their name before the whole prepubescent Twilight craze kicked off. What’s more, they all studied musicology, making them that rare thing on today’s rock scene: a band who know their shit. Their music, a hybrid of pop, rock and South African influences which they’ve dubbed ‘Upper West Side Soweto’, certainly reveals a careful craft and intelligence. See them play the Bowl in support of their latest record, Father of the Bride.
Don’t expect many Radiohead songs in singer Thom Yorke’s solo shows. The iconic frontman instead focuses almost solely on his solo material—with tracks from The Eraser and Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes—with an Atoms for Peace track or two thrown into the mix. This fall, he’ll be performing with Nigel Godrich and Tarik Barri under their Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes moniker.
Indulge your inner foodie and shopaholic at this weekly food-focused market. The Brooklyn export has landed in the Arts District and become a hotbed of fantastic food and retail vendors, with some that are testing out their dishes before launching a full-blown brick-and-mortar in the city. Bonus: there is plentiful (and free, for two hours!) parking in the nearby parking garage.
The newest flea market on the block, the Venice outpost of this artisan/craft-focused flea market mini-empire is bringing records, vintage and vintage-inspired clothing, cosmetics, jewelry and more to the Westminster Avenue Elementary School. A handful of small batch confectioners provide sweet treats to snack on or take home, while food trucks and nearby restaurants provide heartier bites. Though relatively small in size, owing perhaps to its prime location bookending the neighborhood’s famed Abbot Kinney stretch, vendors hawk a diverse range of hand-made and expertly curated wares that seems to simultaneously fit in and stand out in one of the nation’s most unusual neighborhoods.
Is it the stumpy legs? The size-too-big ears? The woolly rump? Whatever the cause, we love corgis, and so do the devoted dog owners at So Cal Corgi Nation. This semiannual meetup often invades the Huntington Dog Beach (100 Goldenwest St), just north of the southern entrance by Tower 22, but make sure to check the event's Facebook page for the latest location. RECOMMENDED: The cutest corgis at Corg-A-Palooza
Every Saturday and Sunday, the UCB franchise’s longest-running, most beloved showcase starts when a base cast of the theater’s current top-brass—including founding UCB members Matt Walsh, Matt Besser and Ian Roberts—takes the stage. Then they introduce the surprise celebrity alumnae and friends who will be joining them (think Horatio Sanz, Ben Schwartz, Adam Pally). And finally, another special guest takes the stage, a non-improviser (think Flea, Cat Power, Rebel Wilson, Lena Dunham) who opens the show with a personal story, that’s deftly mined for laughs by the players. But you have to go to find out who’s there—that’s part of the fun. Looking for a cheap night out? Sunday shows are free, but seating is first-come, first-served, so be sure to arrive early.
Each summer, a different world-renowned architect constructs a short-lived immersive pavilion in London’s Kensington Gardens. Now, for the first time, one of those fleeting structures is headed stateside: SelgasCano’s crisscross of airy rainbow tunnels will welcome visitors who are looking for colorful photo ops and free performances, hosted by coworking space Second Home and the Natural History Museum. Second Home Serpentine Pavilion by SelgasCano This iridescent rainbow pavilion has landed at the La Brea Tar Pits—and you can visit for free. http://bit.ly/2LnXCT6 Posted by Time Out Los Angeles on Thursday, June 27, 2019 We’re sure the pavilion’s Insta-worthiness will be the biggest attraction for most visitors, but take a moment to admire some of the whimsical architectural details: the colorful latticework of shadows on the floor, the calm canopy of streamers overhead, the iridescent shimmer of the plastic walls, the winding hallway that hugs the pavilion’s exterior. It should provide a stunning backdrop, too, for the pavilion’s planned live talks, which already include the likes of Universal Music, Netflix, World Wildlife Fund, David Lynch, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Frieze LA, LACMA and the mayor’s office. You can swing by daily from 11am to 7pm (and until 9pm on Fridays), though timed express entry tickets will also be released. While you definitely want to visit when there’s ample sunlight to make the irridescent exterior and its colorful shadows more vibrant, do
Nope, you haven’t traveled back in time: Nick, Joe and Kevin are back with their first album in a decade and this headlining gig at the Hollywood Bowl, with support from Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw.
Listen to the 60-piece Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra tackle indie video game scores at the Ford Theatres, with onstage introductions from the six featured award-winning composers. Expect a genre-crossing assortment of compositions from Chad Seiter (ReCore), Austin Wintory (Journey), Grant Kirkhope (Banjo-Kazooie), Laura Shigihara (Plants vs. Zombies), Jake Kaufman (Shovel Knight) and Lena Raine (Celeste—which made our best albums of 2018 list).
Desert Daze is your antidote to the typical desert gathering (think a noisier, more indie lineup than Coachella and less dirt than Burning Man). Though it’s close enough to L.A. to go just for the day, the fest caters to campers with easy access to hiking trails and a bazaar of mystics and wanderers. Stereolab headlines this year’s fest—the krautrock-meets-lounge pop legends’ first U.S. performance in 11 years. Other acts include Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, the Claypool Lennon Delirium, Fred Armisen, Lightning Bolt and the Flaming Lips, who’ll be playing through The Soft Bulletin. Desert Daze returns to Lake Perris State Recreation Area from October 10 to 13. The Riverside County location proved problematic during last year’s move to the less desert-y venue: Attendees waited upwards of two hours in traffic just to park on the first day, while Tama Impala’s headlining set was canceled 15 minutes in due to lightning—leaving concertgoers and campers scrambling for shelter, and plagued by spotty cell reception. In response, festival organizers say they’ll be working to streamline the parking and check-in process, plus working to boost cell signals in the area.
The duo puts together dance-influenced, Portuguese-infused pop with tropical vibes.
Make your way to the desert for the Joshua Tree Music Festival, a gathering of like-minded indie musicians who will be rocking out to a dance-world-electro-funk’n groove. The biannual festival is a four-day party with over 30 bands in a unique lineup of artists who aren’t necessarily household names. There’s free water to all patrons, minimal service charges on tickets and yoga classes aplenty.