The 18 best things to do in L.A. this weekend
Head to the Hammer Museum to see 10 influential, innovative films made in the past year that MoMA’s Department of Film believes are destined for big things.
The Kronos Quartet live-scores this documentary from filmmakers Sam Green and Joe Bini about its legendary classical career.
Drift into the Convention Center for the 10-day L.A. Auto Show with cars that would even make Bond drool.
Strike a pose in front of immersive themed rooms as this photo-friendly New York export comes to the Reef.
She & Him’s Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward offer their perfectly breezy pop confections, setting exactly the right tone for a lazy, hazy evening.
The alt country songstress is equally adept at power pop gems and murder ballads alike. Fellow New Pornographers collaborator Dan Bejar opens at the Orpheum.
Two noisy alt icons spend four nights at the Palladium as Trent Reznor and co. recruit support from Scottish noise pop icons the Jesus & Mary Chain.
Westsiders, rejoice: With no entry cost, catch the holiday-themed, Santa Monica Pier pop-up for an afternoon of food and locally made goods, plus a beer garden and DJ sets.
Bitchcraft is a badass, scrappy little market featuring a mix of metal-punk-western-hippie-inspired wares including handmade holiday balls, leather goods and astrology coasters.
Let chef Ryan DeNicola teach you how to season, sear and char meat to perfection in a cooking lesson that includes a full lunch with wine pairings.
Reserve a spot in your weekend for the latest installment of this Pinterester’s utopia, hosted at Mack Sennett Studios.
Leave the singing to the pros and join the Los Angeles Master Chorale for all of your favorite holiday carols in concert at the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Say a very boozy cheers to the holiday season at this annual Westside tradition, where you can belt out Christmas carols while drinking your way through Santa Monica.
Feel as though you’ve escaped to a small-town fishing village as this illuminated boat parade and fireworks show hits the Marina Del Rey waterfront.
Watch relationships crumble and classic tunes come alive during this scripted musical comedy at Largo that captures the band in its pompous, raucous prime.
Strike the electrified, amped-up harp and join the chorus for this two-night show at the Forum. The first night’s lineup includes Smashing Pumpkins, Third Eye Blind, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Greta Van Fleet, AFI, AJR, Badflower, Bad Religion and the Interrupters, while night two includes Florence + The Machine, Death Cab for Cutie, Bastille, Mike Shinoda, Billie Eilish, Chvrches, Lovelytheband, Mike Posner and Young the Giant.
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