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Things to do in Los Angeles today

Discover these things to do in L.A. today—including free and cheap concerts, screenings, shows, parties and more

By Time Out Los Angeles editors
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Many in-person events have been canceled or postponed. If you're unsure if yours has been affected, please call ahead to confirm.

Looking for last-minute plans? Figuring out to to stop from slipping into yet another night on the couch? Find out the best things to do today in Los Angeles with picks for our favorite concerts, screenings, comedy shows and more (at this moment, all of the virtual or drive-in variety). Sometimes, you make plans to go out months in advance. Other times, you’re left scrambling for plans a few hours from now—consider this your social emergency savior for those situations. So get out there safely or stay in with these things to do in Los Angeles today.

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Guerrilla Cafecito
Photograph: Stephanie Breijo

Dine out (safely)

Restaurants

L.A. County restaurants are open again, though for the time being, you’ll need to sit outside. We’re keeping a running list of some of the best restaurants available for dine-in service outdoors.

Krispy Rice sushi delivery
Photograph: Courtesy Krispy Rice

Order takeout from one of your favorite local restaurants

Restaurants

You’ve eaten through two bags of beans and six cans of chickpeas. Now what? You leave it to some of the city’s top restaurants and bars, who are making your social distancing as painless as possible. We’re keeping a running list of our favorite pickup and delivery menus that are popping up at L.A. restaurants.

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cocktails
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And make sure to add in a booze order, too

Bars

Some of L.A.’s best restaurants and bars have your back when you need a stiff drink at home. Restaurants and bars can now deliver alcohol to your door—whether it’s craft beer, wine or house-made cocktails—as long as they’re offering food, which means we can finally sip from some of our favorite spots in town from the comfort of our own couches.

Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre
Photograph: Stephanie Breijo

Go to the drive-in

Movies

Cinephiles, rejoice! You can watch a movie from somewhere other than your couch as L.A.’s given the green light to reopen drive-ins within the county.

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Street Food Cinema
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Or head to one of these pop-up drive-ins

Movies

Alfresco screenings usually start to pop up across the city in the late spring, be it atop rooftop bars, at L.A.’s best parks or even at a Hollywood cemetery. But this year is all about the drive-in.

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