The 22 best things to do in L.A. this weekend
The new 10-day festival will feature pours from more than 40 LBC breweries, brewpubs and beer-forward restaurants, not to mention events across the city, like tap takeovers, brewer meet-and-greets, demos, pairing dinners, beer yoga and more.
Is mid-2019 a little late to be getting into the Insta-room game? It sure is. But will we make an exception for Hello Kitty? Absolutey.
With live local bands, beer gardens, cocktail lounges, a full bar, 20 gourmet food trucks, a slew of vendors, face painting and more, you might want to start reserving third Fridays in your calendar.
Ice Cube, Too Short, Roddy Rich, King Lil G, DJ Quik and others top this hip-hop fest in Ontario. Nipsey Hussle headlined the fest’s inaugural outing, so this second edition will pay tribute to the late rapper’s legacy.
Take a traditional stand-up show, throw in live music and follow it up with a till-2am-party, and you’ve got the basic gist of Night Voyage, hosted by Nick Skardarasy and Neel Ghosh.
For this summer residency, Segall will play through a different fuzzed-out album every Friday night at the Teragram Ballroom.
In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket… for free.
Travel back a hundred years as the Huntington Library marks its centennial with an in-depth examination of the year 1919.
Whether you’re a die-hard vegan or you’re just into your veggies and down for some good old-fashioned competition, you’ll want to swing by this meatless taco tasting.
Two of our favorite L.A. music institutions team up for decades-celebrating concert. Nonprofit radio station dublab and Echo Park music hub Bedrock LA mark their respective 20th and 10th anniversaries with a property-wide party at Bedrock that includes sets from Shlohmo, Los Retros, the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, Pacoima Techno, Peanut Butter Wolf and more.
Artistic directors Christopher Rountree and Anna Bulbrook have curated a series of unbounded musical performances at specific sites across the Descanso Gardens grounds.
The Black Madonna, leading feminist producer of the electronic underground, tops this outdoor show at Chinatown Central Plaza, with additional DJ sets from Mike Servito, Surround, Heidi Lawden, Masha and more.
Close out Cinespia’s summer season (don’t worry, Halloween screenings are on the way) with Moulin Rouge and fireworks at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
The outdoor screening series continues with movies at a pair of parks each Saturday night.
Peruse gifts for sale from Barnsdall’s students and faculty at this free fair next to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hollyhock House. Expect handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, cards, prints, paintings, drawings and photos alongside treats from local vendors. The event is free to enter, though you can purchase a $5 raffle ticket, which supports the Barnsdall Art Center.
The word “raw” gets misused in comedy to describe an act that is either ribald or politically incorrect. But Gill’s act feels raw in its refreshing lack of affectation or veneer. Swing by her album release party with Open Mike Eagle, Meatball the Drag Queen and more.
L.A. has changed immeasurably since 1921, when this event was first staged as an agricultural fair. However, the perennially popular event still has farm-friendly appeal (livestock beauty contests, local produce) alongside the more modern acrobats, wine tastings, exhibitions and concerts. RECOMMENDED: A guide to the L.A. County Fair
Three lightbox-inspired walls created by artists Candy Chang and James A. Reeves will set up at three locations: Grand Park, the Natural History Museum and the Annenberg Community Beach House.
Confront familiar foes at Universal Studios’ annual Halloween festivities, where big-budget scares meet iconic horror movie characters.
Annual haunted experience Creep L.A. is sending up social-media–driven experiences this year with Haus of Creep, a satirical and frightful take on the pop-ups that’ve consumed L.A. over the past couple of years.
A criss-cross of airy rainbow tunnels have made their home at the La Brea Tar Pits this summer.
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