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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
Desert X
Photograph: Courtesy Desert X
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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Fiddler on the Roof
Photograph: Courtesy Fiddler on the Roof
Theater, Musicals

Fiddler on the Roof

icon-location-pin Pantages Theatre, Hollywood
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When new wins out over traditional, life’s hard. When your homeland doesn’t want you, life’s harder. Bartlett Sher directs this classic 1964 musical.

The NoMad Los Angeles cocktail pop-up series Mama Guidara’s in the coffee shop
Photograph: Courtesy The NoMad
Restaurants, Italian

Mamma Guidara’s Pop-Up at the NoMad

icon-location-pin NoMad Los Angeles, Downtown Financial District
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The NoMad Hotel is bringing back red-sauce tropes in a big way during their month-long pop-up, Mamma Guidara’s. Every Friday and Saturday night in April, the hotel’s sleek coffee shop flips to become an Italian-American dream.

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Coachella 2013, Weekend 2, Day 1
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Art, Installation

An Encounter with Lux Prima

icon-location-pin Marciano Art Foundation, Central LA
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Listen to Karen O and Danger Mouse’s collaborative album, Lux Prima, with accompanying visuals during this communal, multisensory experience at the Marciano.

Theater, Musicals

Singin’ in the Rain

icon-location-pin La Mirada Theatre, La Mirada
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This splashy musical brings the 1952 movie to the stage, rain included. Songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. Spencer Liff directs and choreographs.

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Music, Rap, hip-hop and R&B

Krush Groove

icon-location-pin The Forum, Inglewood
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Ice Cube, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Mack 10, Warren G, Too Short, DJ Quik, Tha Dogg Pound and MC Eiht headline 93.5 KDAY’s annual hip-hop concert.

Rose Bowl Stadium
Photograph: Bobak Ha'Eri
Things to do, Festivals

Egg Bowl

icon-location-pin Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena
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Search for Easter eggs on one of the most iconic grass fields imaginable: the Rose Bowl. The Pasadena stadium hosts its annual Easter celebration with face painting, balloon animals, Easter Bunny photo ops and more than 80,000 eggs laid out on the field.

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UCB Sunset.
Photograph: Liezl Estipona
Comedy

The 420 Show with Matt Besser

icon-location-pin Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB Sunset), Hollywood
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UCB co-founder and professed stoner Matt Besser lights up the stage with comedy, music and “trippy shit,” plus what’s sure to be a memorable character turn from Natalie Palamides.

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.

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The Wiltern
Photograph: Michael Juliano
Things to do, Film events

420 Fest at the Wiltern

icon-location-pin The Wiltern, Koreatown
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Watch a screening of Friday and hit up a marketplace of weed-friendly vendors.

I Like Scary Movies experience selfie in Los Angeles on Wilshire
Photograph: Stephanie Breijo
Things to do

I Like Scary Movies

icon-location-pin Location T.B.A., Los Angeles
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Forget the Museum of Ice Cream and 29 Rooms—the latest selfie-bait experience to hit L.A. trades cutesy for creepy, hurling you into some of the most beloved and recognizable horror films of all time. I Like Scary Movies, a 25,000-square-foot wonderland of terror-fueled photo ops, is a walkthrough experience that flips the script on the social-media "museum" craze and allows you to pose and interact with scenes and settings from IT, Beetlejuice, The Lost Boys, The Shining and Nightmare on Elm Street. Note: I Like Scary Movies runs every Thursday to Sunday in April and May, and Wednesday to Sunday in June, on the second floor of the Desmond building, at 5514 Wilshire Blvd.  

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