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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
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Photograph: Courtesy Frieze
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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Nick Cave, Arm Piece
Photograph: Courtesy Nick Cave/Jack Shainman Gallery
Art, Contemporary art

“Dreamweavers”

icon-location-pin UTA Artist Space, Beverly Hills
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Prolific producer Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean) and UTA Artist Space present this surreal exhibition, curated by Nicola Vassell, that features fantastical works from artists like Nick Cave, Karon Davis, Kerry James Marshall, Charles White and more.

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Photograph: Courtesy Annie Leibovitz
Art, Photography

“Annie Leibovitz. The Early Years, 1970-1983”

icon-location-pin Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, Downtown Arts District
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This early-career retrospective features more than 5,000 photos from the acclaimed portrait photographer’s 1970s practice.

Photograph: Courtesy Gina Clyne
Art

Art Los Angeles Contemporary

icon-location-pin Barker Hangar, Santa Monica
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ALAC welcomes over 60 new and returning exhibitors from Europe, Latin America and Asia, as well as the return of its young Freeways section.

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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.

Cuco
Photograph: Courtesy Abraham Recio
Music

Cuco

icon-location-pin The Fonda Theatre, Hollywood

The local 20-year-old heartthrob weaves his laid-back synths, Chicano roots and bilingual rhymes into this Valentine’s show.

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Kacey Musgraves
Photograph: Kelly Christine Sutton
Music, Folk, country and blues

Kacey Musgraves

icon-location-pin The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Downtown

Young country star Kacey Musgraves mixes a classic, honeyed sound with a subversive lyrical take on the traditionally straitlaced genre.

Frieze
Photograph: Courtesy Frieze
Art, Fairs

Frieze Los Angeles

icon-location-pin Paramount Studios, Hollywood
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Art lovers, get set to flock to Paramount Pictures Studios for this dreamy display of works from 60 international galleries.

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Photograph: Courtesy stARTup Art Fair LA
Art, Fairs

stARTup Art Fair LA

icon-location-pin The Kinney, Venice
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More than 60 artists will transform the rooms of the Kinney Hotel in Venice Beach into their own personal gallery spaces during this annual art fair.

Desert X
Photograph: Courtesy Desert X
Art, Installation

Desert X

icon-location-pin Various locations in L.A., Los Angeles
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The desert-spanning biennial premieres site-specific works from over 15 artists. For its second iteration, Desert X has added more public programming, film projects, process-driven works and an expansion toward the Salton Sea.

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