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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for September 25, 2018

September 25, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Natural History Museum

Dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum. Credit: Allie Caufield via flickr cc


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1. [9 a.m.] 260LA will host a Reformation sample sale from Sep. 25-30 at their Beverly Hills location.

2. [2 p.m.] G&B coffee located inside Grand Central Market will host a free coffee cupping demonstration at 2 p.m. led by an experienced barista. FREE 

3. [7 p.m.]  American astrophysicist, author, and globally recognized science personality, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson takes the stage of The Wiltern in Koreatown this Tuesday for an insightful conversation about this world and beyond.

4. [7 p.m.] Head to Frogtown’s artist-run space Tin Flats every Monday and Tuesday now until Nov. 27 for a free drive-in movie screening curated with some very special programming. Presented by The French Los Angeles Exchange, this project presents films, performances and exhibitions from artists in the program, as well as a film that echoes their own work. FREE

5. [7 p.m.Florence and the Machine: The High As Hope Tour 2018 at the Hollywood Bowl.

6. [7 p.m.] Salon Series in the Garden: Urban Ecology at Hauser & Wirth.

7. [7:30 p.m.] The Moth storytelling competition returns to Los Globos with a theme of Extra Mile.

8. [8 p.m.Movie Nights at Tropicana Bar located at The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel will throw Angelenos a movie night series every Tuesday night from 8 to 11 p.m. from June through September by the David Hockney painted Tropicana Pool. ​The series closes out this week with a screening of Blade Runner.

9. [8 p.m.Swim Up Cinema happening at the NoMad Los Angeles rooftop will screen JAWS by the pool and offer “concession stand” service bar drinks (wine + cocktails) and snacks. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 8pm. Admission is free.

10. [variousFree museum daysNatural History Museum and La Brea Tar Pits Museum

DEAL OF THE DAY: $60 tix to Universal Studios Hollywood Horror Nights (via Goldstar)

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42 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [9-24-18 to 9-28-18]

September 24, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

Every week in Los Angeles there are tons of great things to do (even before the weekend gets started) that we think you ought to have on your radar. With that in mind, we put together a list every Monday through Friday morning to keep you in the know about what’s happening in the city you love (or maybe just like).

This week, from Monday, September 24 to Friday, September 28, features Beyond Fest, 2018 L.A. Fashion Week at The Bloc, Pop Art Photo Show, TechDay LA, The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, Van Nuys Arts Festival and MUCH more.

Remember you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.

Hope you find the rundown useful and, as always, enjoy your week!


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NoMad Los Angeles

Image via NoMad Los Angeles

Monday September 24th, 2018

1. Head to Frogtown’s artist-run space Tin Flats every Monday and Tuesday now until Nov. 27 for a free drive-in movie screening curated with some very special programming. Presented by The French Los Angeles Exchange, this project presents films, performances and exhibitions from artists in the program, as well as a film that echoes their own work. FREE

2. The Secret Society of The Sisterhood hosts their fifth full moon edition at the Masonic Lodge in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Performers include Reggie Watts, Patty Schemel and others reading about the theme of the night, “What in the HELL am I gonna do now?!”

3. Kevin Kwan (author of Crazy Rich Asianswill be at Vroman’s bookstore in Pasadena along with Tan Kheng Hua and Rebecca Sun as they discuss Kwan’s latest release Rich People Problems. FREE

4. There’s a La Morra Pizzeria pop-up happening at Salazar on Monday starting at 5 p.m. until the pizzas run out.

5. The Taste of Arcadia brings 40+ vendors to the Los Angeles Arboretum.

6.. Get centered during Beach Yoga SoCal. Feel the sand in your toes, calm your senses with the sound of the ocean and do a yoga flow during sunset. Class starts at 7 p.m. and cost $15.

7. E.P. & L.P. in West Hollywood continues their stylish cinema series Melrose Rooftop Theatre with a screening of Indiana Jones Temple of Doom, Napoleon Dynamite and more this week.

Tuesday September 25th, 2018

8. 260LA will host a Reformation sample sale from Sep. 25-30 at their Beverly Hills location.

9. American astrophysicist, author, and globally recognized science personality, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson takes the stage of The Wiltern in Koreatown this Tuesday for an insightful conversation about this world and beyond.

10. Swim Up Cinema happening at the NoMad Los Angeles rooftop will screen JAWS by the pool and offer “concession stand” service bar drinks (wine + cocktails) and snacks. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 8pm. Admission is free.

11. G&B coffee located inside Grand Central Market will host a free coffee cupping demonstration at 2 p.m. led by an experienced barista. FREE 

12. Movie Nights at Tropicana Bar located at The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel will throw Angelenos a movie night series every Tuesday night from 8 to 11 p.m. from June through September by the David Hockney painted Tropicana Pool. ​The series closes out this week with a screening of Blade Runner.

13. Free museum days: Natural History Museum and La Brea Tar Pits Museum

Wednesday September 26th, 2018

14. The California African American Museum (CAAM) is hosting their annual Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop celebration this Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Attendees will have a chance to browse the museum’s exhibits, enjoy a DJ set and food trucks during the event. FREE

15. Beyond Fest, Los Angeles’ strangest, scariest, and largest genre film festival returns Sep. 26 to Oct. 9 with another year of bold programming. Sharing a newfound partnership with Hulu and Shudder, 2018’s program boasts an absolutely massive lineup – the festival’s biggest yet – of fan-favorites, nightmares, and oddities, along with bold premieres.

16. Face your fears during Universal Studios Hollywood Horror Nights. This year, the Stranger Things maze is the main attraction. You’ll also get to experience bone chilling attractions by American Horror Story, The Shining, Halloween, KrampusAsh vs. The Evil Dead and Walking Dead. Check for discounted tickets on select days. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

17. Head over to Santa Monica for Twilight on the Pier. This fall a wide range of musical groups and artists will performance across different stages, transforming the pier into a festival, complete with art, a beer and spirits garden, games, and interactive activations. FREE

18. The Hammer will hold a free screening of RBG the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary about her life and career. FREE

19. Florence + The Machine plays the the Hollywood Bowl this Wednesday night. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

20. The Slurring Bee makes its way to The Virgil this Wednesday for a bar spelling bee with a money prize, bee-themed prizes and guaranteed slurring if you choose to participate.

21. See comedians recreate Who Framed Roger Rabbit live onstage while drunk at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood.

22. Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks will host its 8th Annual Cuban Pig Roast this Wednesday starting at 5:30 p.m. The menu features Cuban classics like Lechon Asado, Cubano and jerk chicken. Guests are encouraged to make reservations through OpenTable.

23. The Garvey Ranch Observatory will host an evening of astronomy with members of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society. Guest will have a chance to go into the dome to view the stars, enjoy a star party on the lawn, and learn how to build their own telescope. The observatory is open to the public on Wednesday nights only. FREE

24. It’s trivia night at Grand Central Market this Wednesday on the Broadway side of the food hall.

25. Liquid Intelligence will take over The Mixing Room from 6-7 p.m. for one hour of a complimentary cocktail. This time guests will taste R6 Bourbon Neat and Old Fashions. FREE

Thursday September 27th, 2018

26. Kick off 2018 L.A. Fashion Week at The Bloc shopping center in Downtown. There will be a host of activities, panels, and more to ensure an engaging start to the city’s ode to trends. Interactive pop-ups will be present from the likes of Nixon, Audrey Lee Designs, and Bolla, as well as a panel from Los Angeles’ top fashion and beauty influencers.

27. The Pop Art Photo Show happening Sep. 27-30 , at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica., will feature a plethora of rare movie and music posters (including a French Casablanca advertisement, one of the few remaining in the world), pop art prints, photos, and much more. Check for discounted tickets on select days. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

28. On Thursday LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes hosts a screening of the documentary Beyond Borders a documentary focused on why Mexican citizens immigrate to America, and the ways they still connect with their families and original homes. The showing will also include a panel of speakers. FREE

29. Whether you’re interested in the most recent technological developments or just want to dip your toes into the market, you’ll find something to discover at TechDay LA, a startup series, now in its fourth year, that showcases the newest products and services from startups around the country.

30. The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor will transform into a seaport of the damned for the Halloween season with terrifying mazes and monsters at every turn. Happening Thursdays and through Sundays through Nov. 2.

31. The seventh annual Sunset & Dine food festival will feature 20+ restaurants, beer, wine and entertainment curated by Amoeba Music. Happening at Columbia Square in Hollywood.

32. The night market at hilltop Asian restaurant Yamashiro back for 2018 every Thursday, from 5 to 9 p.m., through September 27. Angelenos can enjoy a farmers market, freshly prepared foods and Yamashiro’s unbeatable views of Hollywood.

33. Married British-American comedy duo We Are Thomasse returns to Second City Hollywood this Thursday for a 45 minute live show of their quirky, fast-paced sketches.

34. Knott’s Scary Farm is back with their signature haunted attractions, mazes and thousands of monsters ready to scare the living day light out of you and your crew.

35. Free museum days: Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.), MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.),  Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.), Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.)and USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

Friday September 28th, 2018

36. Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosts free jazz performances on Fridays through November. Concerts take place at the main entrance. FREE

37. The second annual Van Nuys Arts Festival showcases the artistic talents and skills of local residents. The Van Nuys Civic Center will be transformed into an outdoor virtual forest with art installations, live music, a 3D dance party, live-mixed projection mappings, and more. A variety of food trucks will be on hand and the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild will host a beer garden. FREE

38. Westfield Century City hosts TASTE with a two day epicurean event featuring samplings from the shopping center’s best restaurants plus chef experiences, wine and spirits tastings, live entertainment, and more.

39. Friday Night Block Party returns to L.A. LIVE in DTLA for an evening of live music, shopping, street performers, art and more. FREE

40. Alpine Village Oktoberfest celebrates 50 years! The fun kicks off this Friday with traditional Bavarian fun like Oom Pah Pah party bands, German fare, and delicious cold German beers. Oktoberfest runs Fridays and Saturdays September 7 through October 27.

41. Coco will return to the big screen at the El Capitan Theatre for a special limited screening. From Sept 27-30 and Oct 6-7 screenings will include live performances by Grammy Award-winning musicians Mariachi Divas along with Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

42. Get up close and personal with sharks at the Aquarium of the Pacific during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and view large sharks in an after hours setting.

Food Pick for the Week

ol-96er-bourbon-steak

Photo Credit: BOURBON Steak House

A  96 ounce Prime Rib Roast (yes, 96 oucnes!) is now available at BOURBON Steak House in Glendale. The Ol’ 96er, as it’s called, takes inspiration from John Candy classic, The Great Outdoors. The massive cut of Flannery Beef Prime Rib Roast is smoked and hand-carved table-side. Accompanying the roast are market sides that include Black Truffle Macaroni & Three Cheese, Golden Yukon Potato Purée, Asparagus with Preserved Lemon, Fried Cauliflower with Harissa and more. Don’t attempt to try this on your own. The Ol’ 96er feeds four to six people and is available both as a pre-ordered option or in the restaurant (it takes 45 minutes to prepare) and cost $249.


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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for September 24, 2018

September 24, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Monday, September 24, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Santa Monica State Beach

Photo by Christina Champlin / We Like L.A.


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1. [5 p.m.] There’s a La Morra Pizzeria pop-up happening at Salazar on Monday starting at 5 p.m. until the pizzas run out.

2. [5:30 p.m.] The Taste of Arcadia brings 40+ vendors to the Los Angeles Arboretum.

3. [7 p.m.]  Bring a little meditation to your Monday at the Eastside/Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sitting Group

4. [6 p.m.] Get centered during Beach Yoga SoCal. Feel the sand in your toes, calm your senses with the sound of the ocean and do a yoga flow during sunset. Class starts at 7 p.m. and cost $15.

5. [7 p.m.Rooftop Cinema Club screens Coming To America at NeueHouse in Hollywood.

6. [7 p.m.] Kevin Kwan (author of Crazy Rich Asians) will be at Vroman’s bookstore in Pasadena along with Tan Kheng Hua and Rebecca Sun as they discuss Kwan’s latest release Rich People Problems. FREE

7. [7 p.m.] Bastlille plays The Wiltern.

8. [7:15 p.m.] E.P. & L.P. in West Hollywood continues their stylish cinema series Melrose Rooftop Theatre with a screening of Indiana Jones Temple of Doom on Monday.

9. [8 p.m.The Secret Society of The Sisterhood hosts their fifth full moon edition at the Masonic Lodge in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Performers include Reggie Watts, Patty Schemel and others reading about the theme of the night, “What in the HELL am I gonna do now?!”

10. [9 p.m.The Business LA is a free comedy show at Little Joy featuring some of the best local comics in town. FREE

DEAL OF THE DAY: $55 tix to Universal Studios Hollywood Horror Nights (via Goldstar)

Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar.

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for September 23, 2018

September 23, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Sunday, September 23, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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KCRW World Festival

KCRW World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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1. [9 a.m.] Get your stretch alongside some adorable dogs during Dog Yoga at The Dog Cafe. Yoga will be led by instructor Melissa Burton and will be followed by play time with pups and refreshments.

2. [10 a.m.] Celebrate the 8th day of the 15th lunar month in 2018 at the Moon Festival & Gourmet Food Fair in Temple City September 22-23. Enjoy a night market offering gourmet food, a lantern festival, merchant booths, and a range of activities and attractions, with live stage performances. FREE

3. [11 a.m.] Enjoy free play of classic arcade games from the 70’s-90’s during Union Station’s Retrocade Experience happening September 22-23.

4. [11 a.m.] Man’s best friend finally has an art exhibit made just for them! dOGUMENTA LA is a free, dog-friendly art show hosted over two consecutive weekends (September 14-16 & 21-23) at FIGat7th in Downtown L.A. FREE

5. [11 a.m.Family Flicks Film Series at The Hammer will screen The NeverEnding Story this Sunday. FREE

6. [noon] Shake off the dust of Burning Man at Venice Afterburn, a 3-day long event (September 21-23) showcasing the art, installations, mutant vehicles, and everything else we know and love about Burning Man, right in Venice Beach. FREE

7. [noonPasadena Greek Fest Taste will have guests enjoying authentic food, live Greek music and dancing in a family friendly setting September 21-23.

8. [2 p.m.] Head over to The Autry on September 22-23 to enjoy the tunes of Tin Pan Alley and Broadway! Musicians Cindy Miller and Alan Jones join music historian Michael Lasser to deliver a specially crafted experience exploring the American West through both songs and storytelling.

9. [7 p.m.] Sunday is Jazz Night at Grand Central Market in DTLA. Roll Call Quartet will be providing the sounds performing a variety of Be-Bop and Post-Bop Jazz arrangements on the Hill Street Platform. FREE

10. [7 p.m.KCRW’s World Festival comes to a close this Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl with Grizzly Bear and TV On The Radio.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $55 tix to Universal Studios Hollywood Horror Nights (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for September 22, 2018

September 22, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Saturday, September 22, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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The La Brea Tar Pits

Credit: Graham via flickr cc


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1. [10 a.m.] The 3rd annual Nerdbot-Con is returning to the Pasadena Convention Center for a day of cosplay, nerd, gamer and superhero appreciation.

2. [10 a.m.The Valley Urban Market an open-air, family-friendly, food experience will grand open at the Sportsman’s Lodge parking lot in Studio City this Saturday.

3. [11 a.m.] Enjoy free play of classic arcade games from the 70’s-90’s during Union Station’s Retrocade Experience happening September 22-23.

4. [11 a.m.] Man’s best friend finally has an art exhibit made just for them! dOGUMENTA LA is a free, dog-friendly art show hosted over two consecutive weekends (September 14-16 & 21-23) at FIGat7th in Downtown L.A. FREE

5. [noon] Shake off the dust of Burning Man at Venice Afterburn, a 3-day long event (September 21-23) showcasing the art, installations, mutant vehicles, and everything else we know and love about Burning Man, right in Venice Beach. FREE

6. [1 p.m.] The 16th annual Tarfest is back for 2018 with a free showcase of music, dance, live artwork, a biergarten and wine bar, all at the iconic La Brea Tar Pits park. FREE

7. [3 p.m.] Record label 88rising presents Head in the Clouds Music & Arts Festival featuring contemporary artists in hip-hop, R&B and alternative music, including Joji, Keith Ape, Rich Brian and more performing at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

8. [4 p.m.Opera at the Beach presents ‘Don Carlo’ at the Santa Monica Pier. Grab your chairs and blankets to enjoy a picnic while a live broadcast of the opera gets screened on the pier. FREE

9. [4 p.m.The 11th Frogtown Artwalk takes place along the Los Angeles River featuring pop-up galleries, artists’ studios, musical performances, food and art installations. FREE

10. [7 p.m.] Head over to The Autry on September 22-23 to enjoy the tunes of Tin Pan Alley and Broadway! Musicians Cindy Miller and Alan Jones join music historian Michael Lasser to deliver a specially crafted experience exploring the American West through both songs and storytelling.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $55 tix to Universal Studios Hollywood Horror Nights (via Goldstar)

Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar.

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for September 21, 2018

September 21, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Friday, September 21, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Image via Alcove / Big Bar


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1. [11 a.m.] Man’s best friend finally has an art exhibit made just for them! dOGUMENTA LA is a free, dog-friendly art show hosted over two consecutive weekends (September 14-16 & 21-23) at FIGat7th in Downtown L.A. FREE

2. [noon] The LA County Fair at the Pomona Fairplex hosts an enormous assortment of activities, musical performances, carnival style food and more. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

3. [2 p.m.] Shake off the dust of Burning Man at Venice Afterburn, a 3-day long event (September 21-23) showcasing the art, installations, mutant vehicles, and everything else we know and love about Burning Man, right in Venice Beach. FREE

4. [5 p.m.Pasadena Greek Fest Taste will have guests enjoying authentic food, live Greek music and dancing in a family friendly setting September 21-23.

5. [6 p.m.] Get up close and personal with sharks at the Aquarium of the Pacific during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and view large sharks in an after hours setting.

6. [6 p.m.Alpine Village Oktoberfest celebrates 50 years! The fun kicks off this Friday with traditional Bavarian fun like Oom Pah Pah party bands, German fare, and delicious cold German beers. Oktoberfest runs Fridays and Saturdays September 7 through October 27.

7. [7 p.m.] Alcove | Big Bar welcomes the arrival of Autumn with a special silent disco party spanning the main garden patio. The shindig will feature a lillet spritz and flower bouquet bar, a beer garden on the south patio complete with giant lawn games, plus Absolut Elyx punches and bottled cocktails created by own bar manager Cari Hah in copper disco punch bowls. FREE

8. [7 p.m.] Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios.

9. [midnight] There’s a midnight showing of Hedwig And The Angry Inch at the Landmark Nuart Theatre on the westside this Friday.

10. [various] The LA Film Festival returns Sep. 20-28 better than ever ,showcasing award-winning films from around the globe, a VR experience, shorts, web series, talks and more.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $55 tix to Universal Studios Hollywood Horror Nights (via Goldstar)

Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar.

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50 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. [9-21-2018 to 9-23-2018]

September 20, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

Los Angeles provides no limit of things to do, some awesome and some not so awesome. Since time is precious in this fast paced city we curate a list of things to do in Los Angeles for every weekend that’ll help you decide how you want to spend your limited supply of attention (not to mention dollars!).

This weekend, from Friday, September 21 to Sunday, September 23, features Venice Afterburn, LA Film Fest, Pasadena Greek Fest Taste, Union Station’s Retrocade Experience, The 11th Frogtown Artwalk, Tarfest, Japan House Sake & Shochu tasting and MUCH more.

Remember you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.

Hope you find the rundown useful and, as always, enjoy your week!

Los Angeles River

The Los Angeles River, looking towards DTLA. Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


Keep in mind that while we retain complete editorial control of our content, for some of the ticketing options provided we utilize affiliate links and receive a commission if you purchase through our links.

Friday September 21st, 2018

1. Shake off the dust of Burning Man at Venice Afterburn, a 3-day long event (September 21-23) showcasing the art, installations, mutant vehicles, and everything else we know and love about Burning Man, right in Venice Beach. FREE

2. Man’s best friend finally has an art exhibit made just for them! dOGUMENTA LA is a free, dog-friendly art show hosted over two consecutive weekends (September 14-16 & 21-23) at FIGat7th in Downtown L.A. FREE

3. The LA Film Festival returns Sep. 20-28 better than ever ,showcasing award-winning films from around the globe, a VR experience, shorts, web series, talks and more.

4. Alcove | Big Bar welcomes the arrival of Autumn with a special silent disco party spanning the main garden patio. The shindig will feature a lillet spritz and flower bouquet bar, a beer garden on the south patio complete with giant lawn games, plus Absolut Elyx punches and bottled cocktails created by own bar manager Cari Hah in copper disco punch bowls. FREE

5. Rooftop Cinema Club returns to the rooftops of LEVEL in DTLA and NeueHouse in Hollywood with multiple screenings this week that include A Quite Place, Back to the Future and more.

6. Alpine Village Oktoberfest celebrates 50 years! The fun kicks off this Friday with traditional Bavarian fun like Oom Pah Pah party bands, German fare, and delicious cold German beers. Oktoberfest runs Fridays and Saturdays September 7 through October 27.

7. 260LA is hosting a Sandro sample sale September 18-23. Score deals on the French labels mens and womens ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories .

8. Get up close and personal with sharks at the Aquarium of the Pacific during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and view large sharks in an after hours setting.

9. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at Corey Helford Gallery during Frankenstein 200 a group art show featuring over 100 artist. On view now through October 13. FREE

10. Pasadena Greek Fest Taste will have guests enjoying authentic food, live Greek music and dancing in a family friendly setting September 21-23.

11. The LA County Fair at the Pomona Fairplex hosts an enormous assortment of activities, musical performances, carnival style food and more. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

12. There’s a midnight showing of Hedwig And The Angry Inch at the Landmark Nuart Theatre on the westside this Friday.

Saturday September 22nd, 2018

Enjoy free play of classic arcade games from the 70’s-90’s during Union Station’s Retrocade Experience happening September 22-23. Guests will also get to enjoy classic arcade food, 80s soft drinks, a Pac Man competition and more. FREE

24. The 11th Frogtown Artwalk takes place along the Los Angeles River featuring pop-up galleries, artists’ studios, musical performances, food and art installations. FREE

25. Head over to The Autry on September 22-23 to enjoy the tunes of Tin Pan Alley and Broadway! Musicians Cindy Miller and Alan Jones join music historian Michael Lasser to deliver a specially crafted experience exploring the American West through both songs and storytelling.

26. The 16th annual Tarfest is back for 2018 with a free showcase of music, dance, live artwork, a biergarten and wine bar, all at the iconic La Brea Tar Pits park. FREE

27. Street Food Cinema returns this weekend with a screenings of Jurassic Park at Poinsettia Rec Park in West Hollywood, Mean Girls at Victory Park in Pasadena and Moonrise Kingdom at Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades. Select screenings are discounted via Goldstar. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

28. The Valley Urban Market an open-air, family-friendly, food experience will grand open at the Sportsman’s Lodge parking lot in Studio City this Saturday. About 20 local food vendors will be on hand including Lobsterdamus, Sticky Rice on Wheels and The Beached Pig a Tennessee-BBQ concept by Chef Billy Terrell. Musician Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters will help The Beached Pig serve up pulled pork sandwiches and plates during the grand opening.

29. Opera at the Beach presents ‘Don Carlo’ at the Santa Monica Pier. Grab your chairs and blankets to enjoy a picnic while a live broadcast of the opera gets screened on the pier. FREE

30. Head over to Platform in Culver City for UNIQUE LA, a shopping experience featuring local artisans and designers selling their one-of-a-kind goods on September 22-23.

31. The 3rd annual Nerdbot-Con is returning to the Pasadena Convention Center for a day of cosplay, nerd, gamer and superhero appreciation.

32. Record label 88rising presents Head in the Clouds Music & Arts Festival featuring contemporary artists in hip-hop, R&B and alternative music, including Joji, Keith Ape, Rich Brian and more performing at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

33. Playful Los Angeles lifestyle brand ban.do will host a huge warehouse sale at their L.A. penthouse on Sep. 22-23 with up to 80% off accessories, shoes, stationery, jewelry and much more.

34. Cinespia is back for its 17th summer season, at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for screenings of films modern, cult, and classic. This Saturday they’ll screen Yellow Submarine with fireworks.

35. Join ukulele players, fanatics, vendors, and more at the 2018 Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival. Featuring an array of live performances, free workshops, strum-alongs, and giveaways, the day-long celebration is truly jam-packed with fun for players and admirers of the beloved Hawaiian instrument.

36. DEEP-LA and Bender Flow present “City Lights” at Skyspace LA. The event features yoga, an electronic sound bath, DJ tunes, shopping and more from 1,000 feet above DTLA.

37. Celebrate the 8th day of the 15th lunar month in 2018 at the Moon Festival & Gourmet Food Fair in Temple City September 22-23. Enjoy a night market offering gourmet food, a lantern festival, merchant booths, and a range of activities and attractions, with live stage performances. FREE

38. The Silverlake Flea-Night Market taking place every Saturday from 5-10 p.m. all summer long features a plethora of local, independent sellers that offer vintage clothing, art, rare vinyl, crafts, and much more.

39. Spook Show’s Biz-aar! a gathering of spook enthusiast conjured up by Halloween Club is a free bazaar showcasing the best of the macabre through vendors, artists, collectors, spook masters and more. Happening at the Halloween Club La Mirada location.

Sunday September 23rd, 2018

40. KCRW’s World Festival comes to a close this Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl with Grizzly Bear and TV On The Radio.

41. Japan House will host a Sake & Shochu tasting in Hollywood this Sunday featuring over 25 kinds of sake and shochu from Japan paired with light bites.

42. Roaring Twenties Speakeasy returns to the historic Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round for a vintage themed lawn party with performers, live music, food, drink and rides on the merry-go-round. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

43. L.A. Dragon Studios is a new spot in the valley that features an all-access arcade all for a flat fee of $10 per day, plus an escape room and Hydra Squad VR for around $30 per person per experience. Open seven days a week.

44. Knott’s Scary Farm is back with their signature haunted attractions, mazes and thousands of monsters ready to scare the living day light out of you and your crew.

45. Get your stretch alongside some adorable dogs during Dog Yoga at The Dog Cafe. Yoga will be led by instructor Melissa Burton and will be followed by play time with pups and refreshments.

46. Sunday is Jazz Night at Grand Central Market in DTLA. Roll Call Quartet will be providing the sounds performing a variety of Be-Bop and Post-Bop Jazz arrangements on the Hill Street Platform. FREE

47. Outdoor theater Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, located in Topanga Canyon summer 2018 season begins on June 2 with a performance of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

48. The Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County  is a special seasonal exhibit that runs now through November 25.

48. Family Flicks Film Series at The Hammer will screen The NeverEnding Story this Sunday. FREE

49. Get centered during Beach Yoga SoCal. Feel the sand in your toes, calm your senses with the sound of the ocean and do a yoga flow during sunset. Class starts at 7 p.m. and cost $15.

50. Free museum daysMuseum of Latin American Art is free and Craft and Folk Art Museum is pay what you can on Sunday.

Food Pick for the Week

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The wait is finally over. Milk Bar officially open its doors on Melrose Ave. this Saturday at 11 a.m. Founder and two-time James Beard award winning chef Christina Tosi will be on hand to treat customers to $1 Cereal Milk Soft Serve, as well as cake tastings, crafts and more. Christina Tosi will also kick off the Classroom programming by leading a Birthday Cake + Truffles Class from 3-5 p.m., with proceeds of ticket sales benefitting Cookies for Kids Cancer.


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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for September 20, 2018

September 20, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Thursday, September 20, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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DTLA Skyline from Elysian Park. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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1. [noon] The LA County Fair at the Pomona Fairplex hosts an enormous assortment of activities, musical performances, carnival style food and more. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

2. [4 p.m.Third Thursdays on Brand Avenue in Glendale, features music, food, drinks, DIY activities, artisanal vendors and an after hours at the Museum of Neon Art.

3. [5 p.m.] NoMad Los Angeles will debut its quarterly NoMadic Bartenders series this Thursday with top bartenders from around the world shaking up cocktails alongside the NoMad bar crew from 5-10 p.m. on the Rooftop.

4. [5 p.m.] Join author Jen Bilik for her book launch for This is (Not) L.A.: An Insider’s Guide to the Real Angeles at the Natural History Museum. The event will feature food trucks, a lively discussion with the author and a few familiar LA faces including KCRW Good Food host Evan Kleiman, Curbed LA editor Alissa Walker and more. This event is free in conjunction with NHM’s celebrated Becoming Los Angeles exhibit. FREE

5. [6 p.m.] Thursday is Game Night at Grand Central Market. From 6-10 p.m. grab dinner and drinks, then head to the Hill St. Platform side and play some ping pong, corn hole, Jenga and much more.

6. [7 p.m.]  Knott’s Scary Farm is back with their signature haunted attractions, mazes and thousands of monsters ready to scare the living day light out of you and your crew.

7. [7 p.m.] KCRW’s political show Left, Right & Center returns to The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage to talk policy, the midterm election and more with a range of guests from all spectrums of politics.

8. [7:30 p.m.] Join New York Times writer Michael Barbaro and friends for “The Daily” live, a special live version of the hit podcast discussing Immigration in the Trump Era at The Theatre at Ace Hotel this Thursday.

9. [9 p.m.] Every first and third Thursday of the month Brennan’s in Marina Del Rey hosts their famous turtle races. Since 1974, this tradition brings these little speedsters out of their sanctuary (located in the bar) for an exciting game that support charities. Race starts at 9 p.m.

10. [variousFree museum daysPasadena Museum of California Art (from 5 to 8 p.m.), Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.), MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.),  Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.), Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.)and USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

DEAL OF THE DAY: $55 tix to Universal Studios Hollywood Horror Nights (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for September 19, 2018

September 19, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Griffith Observatory at Sunset

Griffith Observatory at Sunset. Credit: Adam via flickr cc


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1. [10 a.m.]   260LA is hosting a Sandro sample sale September 18-23. Score deals on the French label’s men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories.

2. [noon] The LA County Fair at the Pomona Fairplex hosts an enormous assortment of activities, musical performances, carnival style food and more. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

3. [6 p.m.]  Liquid Intelligence will take over The Mixing Room from 6-7 p.m. for one hour of a complimentary cocktail. This time guests will get a taste of Beefeater Gin London Blood Orange Negroni. FREE

4. [6:30 p.m.] Head over to Santa Monica for Twilight on the Pier. This fall a wide range of musical groups and artists will performance across different stages, transforming the pier into a festival, complete with art, a beer and spirits garden, games, and interactive activations.

5. [6:40 p.m.] Griffith Observatory offers a Sunset Walk & Talk one evening a month led by a Park Ranger and museum guide. FREE

6. [7 p.m.The Super Serious Show is a comedy event produced by CleftClips featuring both established and up-and-coming talent performing an array of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. Happening at The Virgil.

7. [7 p.m.]  Join The Stalking Horse for their first beer dinner this Wednesday in their open-air back patio. Guests will enjoy a four course pairing menu featuring exclusive house brews and one-off dishes by Chef Robert Mooney .

8. [7 p.m.] The Garvey Ranch Observatory will host an evening of astronomy with members of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society. Guest will have a chance to go into the dome to view the stars, enjoy a star party on the lawn, and learn how to build their own telescope. The observatory is open to the public on Wednesday nights only. FREE

9. [7:30 p.m.]  The Hammer Museum presents a conversation with photographer Bruce Talamon with special guest Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire this Wednesday. FREE

10. [9 p.m.An Evening of Tiki at The Spare Room.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $55 tix to Universal Studios Hollywood Horror Nights (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for September 18, 2018

September 18, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Amoeba Music Hollywood

Neon sign at Amoeba Music. Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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1. [10 a.m.]   260LA is hosting a Sandro sample sale September 18-23. Score deals on the French label’s men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories.

2. [2 p.m.] G&B coffee located inside Grand Central Market will host a free coffee cupping demonstration at 2 p.m. led by an experienced barista. FREE 

3. [5:30 p.m.] Food Truck Bazar at the California Heritage Museum.

4. [6 p.m.] The Story So Far promote their newest release, Proper Dose, with a live performance at Amoeba Hollywood.

5. [7 p.m.] R&D, a monthly meet-up for creative professionals at the Ace Hotel’s Segovia Hall. FREE

6. [7 p.m.]  Rooftop Cinema Club screensThe Greatest Showman at NeueHouse in Hollywood.

7. [7 p.m.]  E.P. & L.P. in West Hollywood continues their stylish cinema series Melrose Rooftop Theatre with a screening of Back to the Future 3.

8. [8 p.m.Movie Nights at Tropicana Bar located at The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel will throw Angelenos a movie night series every Tuesday night from 8 to 11 p.m. from June through September by the David Hockney painted Tropicana Pool. ​Screening this week is Ed Wood.

9. [8 p.m.Put Your Hands Together with Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher at the UCBT Franklin.

10. [variousFree museum daysNatural History MuseumLa Brea Tar Pits MuseumLos Angeles County Arboretum (note: the tram doesn’t run on this day), South Coast Botanic Garden and Descanso Gardens

DEAL OF THE DAY: $55 tix to Universal Studios Hollywood Horror Nights (via Goldstar)

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41 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [9-17-18 to 9-21-18]

September 17, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

Every week in Los Angeles there are tons of great things to do (even before the weekend gets started) that we think you ought to have on your radar. With that in mind, we put together a list every Monday through Friday morning to keep you in the know about what’s happening in the city you love (or maybe just like).

This week, from Monday, September 17 to Friday, September 21, features Griffith Observatory Sunset Walk & Talk, Left, Right & Center Live, a Twilight on the Pier concert in Santa Monica, Venice Afterburn, Friday Night Fireworks at Dodger Stadium, a Silent Disco at Alcove, and MUCH more.

Remember you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.

Hope you find the rundown useful and, as always, enjoy your week!

Griffith Observatory hiking

Hiking near Griffith Observatory. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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Monday September 17th, 2018

1. There’s a Doctor Who themed game night happening at Scum and Villainy Cantina. The night will include Doctor Who themed giveaways, board games, menu items and more.

2. On Monday check out a Cosmic Musings presentation and book signing event at Griffith Observatory focused on Exoplanets: the Flood of Discoveries Continues.

3. Bring a little meditation to your Monday at the Eastside/Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sitting Group

4Broadway Sings Disney is a powerhouse concert developed from the Walt Disney catalog’s 80-plus years of magical music. From Steamboat Willie, to Frozen’s “Let It Go,” happening at the Rockwell Table & Stage. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

5. Head to the Golden Road Brewery this Monday for Trivia Night presented by Geeks Who Drink.

6. Get centered during Beach Yoga SoCal. Feel the sand in your toes, calm your senses with the sound of the ocean and do a yoga flow during sunset. Class starts at 7 p.m. and cost $15.

Tuesday September 18th, 2018

7. G&B coffee located inside Grand Central Market will host a free coffee cupping demonstration at 2 p.m. led by an experienced barista. FREE 

8. Rooftop Cinema Club returns to the rooftops of LEVEL in DTLA and NeueHouse in Hollywood with multiple screenings this week that include The Greatest Showman, Heat, Goodfellas and more.

9. 260LA is hosting a Sandro sample sale September 18-23. Score deals on the French labels mens and womens ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories .

10. E.P. & L.P. in West Hollywood continues their stylish cinema series Melrose Rooftop Theatre with a screening of Back to the Future 3, Groundhog Day and more this week.

11. Movie Nights at Tropicana Bar located at The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel will throw Angelenos a movie night series every Tuesday night from 8 to 11 p.m. from June through September by the David Hockney painted Tropicana Pool. ​Screening this week is Ed Wood.

12. Free museum days: Natural History MuseumLa Brea Tar Pits MuseumLos Angeles County Arboretum (note: the tram doesn’t run on this day), South Coast Botanic Garden and Descanso Gardens

Wednesday September 19th, 2018

13. Head over to Santa Monica for Twilight on the Pier. This fall a wide range of musical groups and artists will performance across different stages, transforming the pier into a festival, complete with art, a beer and spirits garden, games, and interactive activations.

14. Griffith Observatory offers a Sunset Walk & Talk one evening a month led by a Park Ranger and museum guide. FREE

15. The Super Serious Show is a comedy event produced by CleftClips featuring both established and up-and-coming talent performing an array of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. Happening at The Virgil.

16. Join The Stalking Horse for their first beer dinner this Wednesday in their open-air back patio. Guests will enjoy a four course pairing menu featuring exclusive house brews and one-off dishes by Chef Robert Mooney .

17. The LA County Fair at the Pomona Fairplex hosts an enormous assortment of activities, musical performances, carnival style food and more. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

18. There’s two new hyper-realistic VR experience at The VOID in Glendale a Ghostbusters themed experience and a scarier Nicodemus: Demon of Evanishment experience. Experiences run on different days, be sure to check their schedule.

19. Liquid Intelligence will take over The Mixing Room from 6-7 p.m. for one hour of a complimentary cocktail. This time guests will get a taste of Beefeater Gin London Blood Orange Negroni. FREE

20. The Garvey Ranch Observatory will host an evening of astronomy with members of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society. Guest will have a chance to go into the dome to view the stars, enjoy a star party on the lawn, and learn how to build their own telescope. The observatory is open to the public on Wednesday nights only. FREE

21. The Hammer Museum presents a conversation with photographer Bruce Talamon with special guest Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire this Wednesday. FREE

22. BOURBON STEAK in Glendale will celebrate National Cheeseburger Day (9/18) and Heritage Bourbon Month by offering diners a gut busting burger special. On Tuesday guests can enjoy a 8oz patty blend of brisket and short-rib topped with red wine onion, mushroom duxelles and bourbon steak sauce, slathered in a Maker’s Mark demi-glace.

Thursday September 20th, 2018

23. KCRW’s political show Left, Right & Center returns to The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage to talk policy, the midterm election and more with a range of guests from all spectrums of politics.

24. Every first and third Thursday of the month Brennan’s in Marina Del Rey hosts their famous turtle races. Since 1974, this tradition brings these little speedsters out of their sanctuary (located in the bar) for an exciting game that support charities. Race starts at 9 p.m.

25. Knott’s Scary Farm is back with their signature haunted attractions, mazes and thousands of monsters ready to scare the living day light out of you and your crew.

26. Join New York Times writer Michael Barbaro and friends for “The Daily” live, a special live version of the hit podcast discussing Immigration in the Trump Era at The Theatre at Ace Hotel this Thursday.

27. Third Thursdays on Brand Avenue in Glendale, features music, food, drinks, DIY activities, artisanal vendors and an after hours at the Museum of Neon Art.

28. Join author Jen Bilik for her book launch for This is (Not) L.A.: An Insider’s Guide to the Real Angeles at the Natural History Museum. The event will feature food trucks, a lively discussion with the author and a few familiar LA faces including KCRW Good Food host Evan Kleiman, Curbed LA editor Alissa Walker and more. This event is free in conjunction with NHM’s celebrated Becoming Los Angeles exhibit. FREE

29. NoMad Los Angeles will debut its quarterly NoMadic Bartenders series this Thursday with top bartenders from around the world shaking up cocktails alongside the NoMad bar crew from 5-10 p.m. on the Rooftop.

30. The night market at hilltop Asian restaurant Yamashiro back for 2018 every Thursday, from 5 to 9 p.m., through September 27. Angelenos can enjoy a farmers market, freshly prepared foods and Yamashiro’s unbeatable views of Hollywood.

31. Thursday is Game Night at Grand Central Market. From 6-10 p.m. grab dinner and drinks, then head to the Hill St. Platform side and play some ping pong, corn hole, Jenga and much more.

32. Free museum daysPasadena Museum of California Art (from 5 to 8 p.m.), Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.), MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.),  Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.), Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.)and USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

Friday September 21st, 2018

33. Shake off the dust of Burning Man at Venice Afterburn, a 3-day long event (September 21-23) showcasing the art, installations, mutant vehicles, and everything else we know and love about Burning Man, right in Venice Beach. FREE

34. Man’s best friend finally has an art exhibit made just for them! dOGUMENTA LA is a free, dog-friendly art show hosted over two consecutive weekends (September 14-16 & 21-23) at FIGat7th in Downtown L.A. FREE

35. Friday Night Fireworks at Dodger Stadium will feature a dazzling fireworks show on the field after the game paired with music. This week the boys in blue will go up against the San Diego Padres. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

36. Alcove | Big Bar welcomes the arrival of Autumn with a special silent disco party spanning the main garden patio. The shindig will feature a lillet spritz and flower bouquet bar, a beer garden on the south patio complete with giant lawn games, plus Absolut Elyx punches and bottled cocktails created by own bar manager Cari Hah in copper disco punch bowls. FREE

37. Alpine Village Oktoberfest celebrates 50 years! The fun kicks off this Friday with traditional Bavarian fun like Oom Pah Pah party bands, German fare, and delicious cold German beers. Oktoberfest runs Fridays and Saturdays September 7 through October 27

38. Get up close and personal with sharks at the Aquarium of the Pacific during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and view large sharks in an after hours setting.

39. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at Corey Helford Gallery during Frankenstein 200 a group art show featuring over 100 artist. On view now through October 13. FREE

40. Pasadena Greek Fest Taste will have guests enjoying authentic food, live Greek music and dancing in a family friendly setting September 21-23.

41. There’s a midnight showing of Hedwig And The Angry Inch at the Landmark Nuart Theatre on the westside this Friday.

Food Pick for the Week

This week’s pick by Christina Champlin, Co-Founder of We Like L.A.

Greenbar Distillery’s #LoveOurCity campaign wants to feed the hungry and they want Californians to get involved. Through the month of September, you can order a CITY Bright Gin cocktail at 100+ participating restaurants and bars (including at Sake Dojo picture above!). For every drink purchased, Greenbar Distillery will donate a burrito to The Burrito Project. Their goal is to reach 50,000 burritos. See the list of participating spots here. If you’d like to go beyond buying a drink, consider volunteering at The Burrito Project and help prepare and pass out burritos to those in need.


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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for September 17, 2018

September 17, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Monday, September 17, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Ace Hotel Featured

Upstairs at The Ace Hotel. Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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1. [6 p.m.] Sorority Season Kickoff Party at the Ace Hotel Upstairs Bar.

2. [6 p.m.]  There’s a Doctor Who themed game night happening at Scum and Villainy Cantina. The night will include Doctor Who themed giveaways, board games, menu items and more.

3. [7 p.m.] Get centered during Beach Yoga SoCal. Feel the sand in your toes, calm your senses with the sound of the ocean and do a yoga flow during sunset. Class starts at 7 p.m. and cost $15.

4. [7 p.m.] Head to the Golden Road Brewery this Monday for Trivia Night presented by Geeks Who Drink.

5. [7 p.m.] Bring a little meditation to your Monday at the Eastside/Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sitting Group

6. [7:30 p.m.Cosmic Musings presentation and book signing at Griffith Observatory on Exoplanets: the Flood of Discoveries Continues.

7. [8 p.m.Broadway Sings Disney is a powerhouse concert developed from the Walt Disney catalog’s 80-plus years of magical music. From Steamboat Willie, to Frozen’s “Let It Go,” happening at the Rockwell Table & Stage. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

8. [8:30 p.m.] The Sunset Jam at The Viper Room.

9. [9 p.m.The Business LA is a free comedy show at Little Joy featuring some of the best local comics in town. FREE 

10. [10:30 p.m.TEDxxx: Ideas Worth Spreading at UCBT Sunset.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $55 tix to Universal Studios Hollywood Horror Nights (via Goldstar)

Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar.

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