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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

La Morra Pizzeria mobile pizza oven in Los Angeles at Tabula Rasa
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/La Morra Pizzeria
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 the Getty
Art

“Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World”

icon-location-pin Getty Center, Brentwood
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Acquaint yourself with the real and fabled beasts of the medieval world, like unicorns, lions and griffons, through a mix of 100 paintings, illuminated manuscripts, sculptures and more.

Off The 405
Photograph: Courtesy the Getty
Music

Off the 405

icon-location-pin Getty Center, Brentwood
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Hilltop sunset views and rising bands combine to make this Getty tradition a worthy destination for Angelenos on both sides of the 405, starting with a set from Sasami.

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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.

Photograph: Courtesy LA Times Food Bowl David G. Marks
Things to do, Festivals

LA Times Food Bowl

icon-location-pin Various locations in L.A., Los Angeles
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The Los Angeles Times’ annual monthlong celebration of all things food finally returns, and this year there are more than 200 events to choose from. Whether you’re looking for film screenings, chef panels, cookbook dinners, vegan festivals, pizza festivals or food tours, this is the event for you. We suggest starting with these 10 standout events.

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Les Misérables
Photograph: Matthew Murphy
Theater, Musicals

Les Misérables

icon-location-pin Pantages Theatre, Hollywood
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You know the show, you know French history. The “reimagined” production of the bombastic Broadway spectacle hits the road.

Cinespia
Photograph: Courtesy Cinespia
Movies

Cinespia Cemetery Screenings

icon-location-pin Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood
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It isn’t summer in L.A. until the first cemetery screening brings hoards of movie-lovers to Hollywood Forever, toting folding chairs, picnic blankets, snack spreads and lots of booze.

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Street Food Cinema
Photograph: Courtesy Street Food Cinema
Movie theaters, Outdoor

Street Food Cinema

icon-location-pin Multiple venues
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The outdoor screening series continues with movies at a pair of parks each Saturday night.

Rooftop Cinema Club
Photograph: Courtesy Kimmi Cranes
Movies

Rooftop Cinema Club

icon-location-pin Multiple venues
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The masters of alfresco rooftop movie viewing have returned for another season of screenings in Hollywood and Downtown L.A.

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Eat|See|Hear
Photograph: Courtesy Eat|See|Hear
Movies

Eat|See|Hear

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Eat|See|Hear travels to different locales throughout the city each Saturday during the summer screening season.

L.P. Rooftop Bar
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Movie theaters, Outdoor

Melrose Rooftop Theatre

icon-location-pin E.P. & L.P., West Hollywood
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West Hollywood’s ultra-chic restaurant and rooftop bar, E.P. & L.P., hosts an outdoor screening and dining series on its rooftop space.

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