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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
Photograph: Courtesy the Confetti Project
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 Annie Leibovitz
Art, Photography

“Annie Leibovitz. The Early Years, 1970-1983”

icon-location-pin Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, Downtown Arts District
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This early-career retrospective features more than 5,000 photos from the acclaimed portrait photographer’s 1970s practice.

Fuss & Feathers and Hatchet Hall in Culver City
Photograph: Courtesy Hatchet Hall
Restaurants, American creative

Fuss & Feathers

icon-location-pin Hatchet Hall, Culver City
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Hatchet Hall’s seasonal, transportive dinner series returns, bringing hearth-cooked cuisine to the restaurant’s Family Room for only six weeks.

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Cupcakke
Photograph: Courtesy the artist
Music, Music festivals

Red Bull Music Festival Los Angeles

icon-location-pin Various locations in L.A., Los Angeles
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Though the much-loved 30 Days in L.A. series has left the city, the Red Bull Music Festival is back again—and boy does it promise an unforgettable lineup.

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. For its second iteration, Desert X has added more public programming, film projects, process-driven works and an expansion toward the Salton Sea.

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Drawing by Charles White
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Sharon Mollerus
Art, Painting

Charles White: A Retrospective

icon-location-pin Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Miracle Mile
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The painter was a key chronicler of African-American life during the Civil Rights movement, with early-career WPA murals inspired by the socially-charged work of Diego Rivera.

Allen Ruppersberg, As the Crow Flies / How I Miss the Avant-garde [installation view], 2008
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Andrew Russeth
Art, Contemporary art

Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968–2018

icon-location-pin Hammer Museum, Westwood
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Language factors heavily into the works on display from the L.A. artist, including posters inspired by beat poetry and novels copied by hand, as well as photographs and immersive installations.

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Matthew Bourne's Cinderella
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Courtesy The Lowry/Johan Persson
Theater, Musicals

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

icon-location-pin Ahmanson Theatre, Downtown
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One of dance theater’s most enchanting choreographers, Matthew Bourne, sets his Cinderella (score by Prokofiev) in London during World War II, when a chance meeting between Cinderella and an RAF pilot results in a magical night before they’re separated by the Blitz.

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