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The best things to do in Los Angeles this week

Find concerts, screenings, art exhibits and more of our critics’ picks with the best events and things to do in Los Angeles this week
Photograph: Courtesy the Confetti Project
By Time Out Los Angeles editors
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If we could write the rules of living in Los Angeles this would be our No. 1, always at the top of our list: When you live in this city, there’s no excuse for boredom just because it’s a weeknight. There are hundreds of things to do in Los Angeles each week, including concerts, comedy shows, happy hour dealsfree museum days—and that’s really only scratching the surface. Well, we don’t make the rules, but we will provide you with plenty of ideas for your next free weeknight right here. Now put down that TV remote. There you go. Now get out of the house and tackle these things to do in L.A. this week.

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Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal at Hot Tub
Photograph: Mandee Johnson
Comedy, Stand-up

Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen

icon-location-pin The Virgil, Silver Lake
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Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler celebrate 14 years of their variety show, with sets from Adam Cayton-Holland, Debra DiGiovanni, Natasha Leggero, Moshe Kasher, Loyiso Madinga, DeAnne Smith, Aaron Urist and Garfunkel & Oates.

paella at Gabi James
Photograph: Courtesy Gabi James
Restaurants, Spanish

Pintxos and Paella Party at Gabi James

icon-location-pin Gabi James, Redondo Beach
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Spend a lazy, seaside afternoon at Redondo Beach’s favorite Spanish spot with paella and vermouth.

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Takashi Murakami
Photograph: Claire Dorn.
Things to do, Talks and lectures

Artist Talk: Takashi Murakami

icon-location-pin Bing Theater at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Westside
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The acclaimed artist, known for his colorful paintings and sculptures inspired by sci-fi, anime and traditional Japanese art, sits down with LACMA curator Stephen Little ahead of Murakami’s “GYATEI²” exhibition at Gagosian Beverly Hills.

Crowd at the Super Serious Show at the Virgil.
Photograph: Wei Shi
Comedy, Stand-up

The Super Serious Show

icon-location-pin The Virgil, Silver Lake
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See a stand-up set from Beth Stelling with Flula Borg, Nicole Byer, Ian Karmel, Joe Mande, Tiffany Stevenson, Will Weldon and short films by the Henoch Sisters.

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SkySpace US Bank Tower
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Things to do, Walks and tours

Bucket List Tour with Danny Jensen

icon-location-pin OUE Skyspace LA, Downtown Financial District
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Scan Downtown L.A. for its best-kept secrets, zip down the Skyslide and pick up a signed copy of 100 Things to Do in L.A. Before You Die as author—and Time Out contributor— Danny Jensen leads this tour.

Noname
Photograph: Courtesy the artist
Music, Rap, hip-hop and R&B

Noname

icon-location-pin The Wiltern, Koreatown
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One of contemporary's hip-hop's most skilled lyricists deftly explores her life through streams of poetic, jazz-inflected stanzas.

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All My Single Friends
Photograph: Courtesy All My Single Friends
Comedy

All My Single Friends

icon-location-pin The Copper Still, Hollywood
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Partake in an evening that’s party comedy show and part live dating experience during All My Single Friends.

Fuss & Feathers and Hatchet Hall in Culver City
Photograph: Courtesy Hatchet Hall
Restaurants, American creative

Fuss & Feathers

icon-location-pin Hatchet Hall, Culver City
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Hatchet Hall’s seasonal, transportive dinner series returns, bringing hearth-cooked cuisine to the restaurant’s Family Room for only six weeks.

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Nicole Pasquale
Photograph: Courtesy Carly Hoogendyk
Comedy, Stand-up

WOKE AF: A Mind-Opening Variety Show

icon-location-pin Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB Sunset), Hollywood
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At Nicole Pasquale’s wickedly fun inclusive showcase, an always-excellent lineup goes off on the most important social and cultural issues of the day.

Comedy, Stand-up

It’s Christi, B*tch!

icon-location-pin Dynasty Typewriter, Westlake
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Crowd-work champion Christi Chiello takes you through her personal saga of tempestuous lust, bizarre gigs and complex relations with Jesus.

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