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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

Twilight on the Pier
Photograph: Courtesy Arthur I. Zygielbaum
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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The Mermaid cocktail bar in Little Tokyo Los Angeles
Photograph: Stephanie Breijo
Bars, Cocktail bars

Tiki Mug Party at the Mermaid

icon-location-pin The Mermaid, Little Tokyo
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Avast ye! This month you can taste the fun of the sea, no matter how much of a landlubber you are. The Mermaid, Little Tokyo’s nautical-themed bar, is going even more tropical than usual because this month, the fun-loving, tastefully kitschy, women-owned and -operated cocktail destination is throwing a party in honor of the bar’s first foray into making its own tiki mugs.

Twilight on the Pier
Photograph: Courtesy Arthur I. Zygielbaum
Music

Twilight on the Pier

icon-location-pin Santa Monica Pier, Downtown Santa Monica
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It has a new name, a new schedule and refocused curation, but the former Twilight Concert Series is returning to the Santa Monica Pier with more free Wednesday night concerts.

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The Rolling Stones
Photograph: Mark Seliger
Music, Rock and indie

The Rolling Stones

icon-location-pin Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena
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The world’s grayest…er, greatest rock & roll band is back to get its rocks off in Pasadena with a show at the Rose Bowl. The reason to hit the road is, well, because they still can.

Mario de Lopez
Things to do, Classes and workshops

Dance Downtown

icon-location-pin The Music Center, Downtown
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The Music Center offers a free, joyous mash-up of music and dancing all summer long, with different themes (90s, line dancing, cumbia, etc.) and free dance lessons plus live bands. Head to Grand Park and join in the fun—no dance experience required.

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Ty Segall
Photograph: Courtesy Kyle Thomas
Music, Rock and indie

Ty Segall

icon-location-pin Teragram Ballroom, Westlake
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For this summer residency, Segall will play through a different fuzzed-out album every Friday night at the Teragram Ballroom.

Barnsdall Art Park
Photograph: Courtesy Barnsdall Art Park
Bars

Friday Night Wine Tastings

icon-location-pin Barnsdall Art Park & Hollyhock House, Los Feliz
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Perched atop Olive Hill on the west lawn of the historic Hollyhock House (which you can tour during the evening for an additional $15), the Barnsdall Friday fundraisers include fine selections of boutique wines provided by Silverlake Wine with a spectacular sunset and 360-degree views of the city.

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Little Bao
Photograph: Courtesy Little Bao
Restaurants, Chinese

Little Bao Pop-Up at Sari Sari Store

icon-location-pin Sari Sari Store, Downtown Historic Core
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For two days only, the beloved Hong Kong bao spot will make its way to Sari Sari Store at Grand Central Market.

Comedy

The Improvised Shakespeare Company

icon-location-pin Largo at the Coronet, La Cienega
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The actors (including Thomas Middleditch) speak in faux British accents, employ Elizabethan-era speech and play up any number of Shakespearean tropes, yet this show is anything but gimmicky. Good improv rises above.

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D23 Expo 2017
Photograph: Michael Juliano
Things to do

D23 Expo

icon-location-pin Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim
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Every two years, Disnerds come together at the Anaheim Convention Center to celebrate all things Disney and see what sort of magic the company has been working on.

Kacey Musgraves
Photograph: Courtesy Coachella
Music, Folk, country and blues

Kacey Musgraves

icon-location-pin Greek Theatre, Griffith Park
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Young country star Kacey Musgraves mixes a classic, honeyed sound with a subversive lyrical take on the traditionally straitlaced genre.

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