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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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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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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.

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

The Little Literary Fair

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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.

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Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Photograph: Michael Juliano
Things to do, TV, radio and podcast recordings

Last Podcast on the Left

icon-location-pin Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood
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The true crime and paranormal podcast finds the most fitting venue imaginable: the Fairbanks Lawn at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. See Ben Kissel, Henry Zebrowski and Marcus Parks discuss serial killers, ghosts and UFO sightings during this live edition of the podcast.

KCRW Summer Nights
Photograph: Courtesy KCRW
Music

KCRW Summer Nights

icon-location-pin Multiple venues
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Everyone’s favorite NPR affiliate has a hand in over a half-dozen summer concert slates at locations like One Colorado, the Hammer Museum and KCRW’s new Santa Monica headquarters.

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OC Fair
Photograph: Courtesy OC Fair
Things to do, Markets and fairs

OC Fair

icon-location-pin OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
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Mix fried food, carnival attractions and the occasional rodeo or demolition derby, and you've got the OC Fair. What started as a quaint fair in 1889 has since grown into a nearly monthlong fest.

Free Shakespeare in Griffith Park
Photograph: Courtesy Grettel Cortes
Theater, Shakespeare

Free Shakespeare in Griffith Park

icon-location-pin Old Zoo, Griffith Park
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Each summer, Bard fanatics watch their favorite works come to life at the historic Old Zoo in Griffith Park.

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