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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

Photoville
Photograph: Courtesy Jessica Bal
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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Photograph: Courtesy Jeffrey Deitch
Art, Installation

Urs Fischer: ‘Play’

icon-location-pin Jeffrey Deitch, Hollywood
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Weave your way across the gallery floor as nine office chairs zip by in this technology-driven installation from imagination Swiss artist Urs Fischer.

Miso Japanese cooking class Los Angeles in Japan House Hollywood
Photograph: Courtesy Japan House
Restaurants, Japanese

Miso Class at Japan House

icon-location-pin Japan House, Hollywood
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In this installment of Japan House’s Japanese Food Lab series, author and Japanese-food authority Nancy Singleton Hachisu will teach you the history, usage and legacy of the fermented soybean paste, then lead a demo on how to make it, and finally, host a miso tasting so that you can dig into some miso yourself. 

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Bikini Kill
Photograph: Courtesy AXS
Music, Punk and metal

Bikini Kill

icon-location-pin Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood
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Frontwoman Kathleen Hanna, drummer Tobi Vail and bassist Kathi Wilcox (plus guitarist Erica Dawn Lyle) will play the Hollywood Palladium for these special reunion shows.

Photograph: Courtesy Barron Claiborne/Annenberg Space for Photography
Art, Photography

“Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop”

icon-location-pin Annenberg Space for Photography, Century City
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Celebrate the photographers responsible for helping to define hip-hop’s visual identity with this display of unedited contact sheets for photo shoots with the likes of the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Salt-N-Pepa, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West and more.

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Photoville
Photograph: Courtesy Jessica Bal
Things to do, Exhibitions

Photoville LA

icon-location-pin Annenberg Space for Photography, Century City
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This New York export heads to Los Angeles for the first time and features exhibitions in repurposed shipping containers, photo cubes and lightboxes.

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Final Fridays

icon-location-pin Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena
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Nosh on bites from a rotating lineup of food trucks during this monthly hangout just outside the Rose Bowl, complete with foot golf, outdoor games, moon bounces, photo ops and stadium tours.

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Photograph: Courtesy Dodger Stadium
Restaurants

MLB FoodFest

icon-location-pin The Reef - A Creative Habitat, Downtown
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Sample bites from all 30 Major League Baseball teams during this tasting flight of ballpark food.

Amaluna
Photograph: Courtesy Markus Moellenberg
Theater, Circuses & magic

Cirque du Soleil: ‘Amaluna’

icon-location-pin Battleship Iowa, San Pedro
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Cirque du Soleil’s blockbuster circus riff on The Tempest is acrobatically thrilling stuff.

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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.

The National
Photograph: Keith Klenowski
Music, Rock and indie

The National

icon-location-pin Orpheum Theatre, Downtown
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How in the world did this Brooklyn-via-Ohio band become one of the biggest rock acts under the sun? It’s a mystery, but melancholy singer Matt Berninger’s hauntingly beautiful voice and lyrics are undoubtedly part of the answer.

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