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
Front Porch Cinema
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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Rooftop Cinema Club
Photograph: Courtesy Kimmi Cranes
Movies

Rooftop Cinema Club

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Continue outdoor movie season at this top-notch Hollywood and Downtown rooftop series.

Music, Rock and indie

Spiritualized

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Jason Pierce brings his veteran space-rock outfit Spiritualized to the Orpheum.

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Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino
Photograph: Courtesy Arctic Monkeys/Zackery Michael
Music, Rock and indie

Arctic Monkeys

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The British garage-rockers follow up their springtime return with this pair of shows at the Hollywood Bowl.

Photo Ark
Photograph: Courtesy Joel Sartore, National Geographic Photo Ark
Art, Photography

“Photo Ark”

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See 100 large-format photos of species from all over the world at this exhibition from seasoned photographer Joel Sartore.

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E.R.B.
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Bars, Cocktail bars

Wine Wednesday at Everson Royce Bar

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Wind down with a flight of three wines and a culinary creation during this weekday special.

Dear Evan Hansen
Photograph: Matthew Murphy
Theater, Musicals

Dear Evan Hansen

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In this captivating original musical, high school student Evan Hansen is thrust into social relevance after a classmate’s suicide.

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Photograph: Courtesy LA Phil
Dance, Ballet

Romeo & Juliet

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L.A. Dance Project choreographer Benjamin Millepied joins Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil for a ballet set to Sergei Prokofiev’s acclaimed score.

The Public House at Angel City Brewery.
Photograph: Courtesy Angel City Brewery
Things to do, Performances

The Stories Of Women: Abortion Edition

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Listen to female-identified performers express their personal experiences about a theme during this quarterly storytelling event at Angel City.

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Front Porch Cinema.
Photograph: Courtesy Santa Monica Pier
Things to do

Front Porch Cinema

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With summer movie season behind us, get your outdoor film fix at an equally alluring venue: the Santa Monica Pier.

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

All My Single Friends

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Partake in an evening that’s party comedy show and part live dating experience at the Copper Still.

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Triforium
Photograph: Courtesy NOW Art LA
Things to do, Performances

Triforium Fridays

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See Downtown’s critically derided, dysfunctional sculpture shine again during this performance series.

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Long Beach Zombie Fest
Photograph: Courtesy Long Beach Zombie Fest
Things to do, Festivals

Long Beach Zombie Fest

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Join the horde at this annual Long Beach outbreak, where would-be-zombies descend upon Rainbow Lagoon Park for three days of scares, makeup workshops and costume contests. Each evening kicks off with a zombie walk through Shoreline Village.

Photograph: Courtesy of Best Friends Animal Society
Things to do

Strut Your Mutt

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Take a walk, with or without your furry sidekick, around Exposition Park for this Best Friends Animal Society’s annual fundraiser.

 

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Gorillaz
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Music, Rap, hip-hop and R&B

Gorillaz Demon Dayz Festival

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Erykah Badu, The Internet, DRAM and others join the Damon Albarn-fronted animated band at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena.

 

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