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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

Hauser & Wirth
Photograph: Courtesy Hauser & Wirth/Elon Schoenholz
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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Movies

Outfest Los Angeles

icon-location-pin Various locations in L.A., Los Angeles
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For two weeks each summer, Outfest, the world’s largest gay and lesbian film festival, takes over the gay social calendar in Los Angeles with a slew of parties, screenings and galas that attract a veritable who’s who of out filmmakers, actors and bold-faced below-the-line names.

Silver Lake Picture Show
Photograph: Courtesy Silver Lake Picture Show
Things to do

Silver Lake Picture Show

icon-location-pin Sunset Triangle Plaza, Silver Lake
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What better way to liven up a Friday night than to cruise over to Silver Lake’s Sunset Triangle Plaza for some gratis entertainment? Catch a free screening on Friday of Coco.

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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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Things to do, Classes and workshops

Dance Downtown

icon-location-pin Multiple venues
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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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Music, Pop

Hugh Jackman

icon-location-pin Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood
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The charismatic actor is taking his tome of tunes on the road. “Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show.” will bring the musically-inclined actor to the Hollywood Bowl, where he’ll sing highlights from The Greatest Showman and Les Misérables, along with a selection of other Broadway and film songs—all accompanied by a live orchestra.

Photograph: Courtesy Trap Music Museum
Things to do, Exhibitions

Lil Trap House

icon-location-pin Delicious Pizza, Hollywood
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Get a small dose of Atlanta’s Trap Music Museum (founded by T.I.) at this pop-up exhibition. Staged at Delicious Pizza’s Hollywood outpost, the art installation includes pieces in honor of T.I., Nipsey Hussle, YG, Pusha-T, Gucci Mane, Migos, 21 Savage, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj and more.

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Hauser & Wirth
Photograph: Courtesy Hauser & Wirth/Elon Schoenholz
Things to do, Literary events

The Little Literary Fair

icon-location-pin Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, Downtown Arts District
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Affectionately dubbed LITLIT, this free fair is a celebration of indie booksellers and creators. Head on over to Hauser & Wirth to peruse tomes from and interact with over 20 publishers.

OLIPOP Grand Central Market rooftop meditation class Downtown LA
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Things to do, Classes and workshops

OLIPOP Rooftop Meditation Class at Grand Central Market

icon-location-pin Grand Central Market, Downtown
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Want to take your mindfulness sky-high? On Saturday, you can head to the rooftop of DTLA’s beloved Grand Central Market for a free movement and meditation class.

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Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Mexican

Margarita Showdown at HomeState

icon-location-pin HomeState, Highland Park
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Dive deep into summer and some salt-rimmed tequila at HomeState’s first annual Margarita Showdown, where the taco spot’s Highland Park location is taking over the back parking lot with margaritas, beers and micheladas from some of L.A.’s best and biggest names—not to mention DJ sets by Fred Armisen and Peanut Butter Wolf.

Go Little Tokyo Delicious Little Tokyo food festival Los Angeles
Photograph: Courtesy Go Little Tokyo/Arpit Mehta
Things to do, Festivals

Delicious Little Tokyo

icon-location-pin Little Tokyo Hotel, Downtown
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Go Little Tokyo’ss back with its annual food tour and festival—so you can really discover and dig into the neighborhood’s hidden gems.

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