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

May 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, Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1st Street Bridge

1st Street Bridge in Los Angeles. Photo by Diana Kuo


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1. [11 a.m.]  Online upscale consignment company Luxury Garage Sale (LSG) will pop-up IRL for a 30-day run in Los Angeles. The first location will launch Tuesday, May 15 at the Westfield Century City Mall, and a second will open Friday, June 1 at Westfield Topanga & The Village.

2. [4 p.m.] The Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank presents the inaugural New Works Festival featuring readings of eight new plays over four days, May 22, 23, 29 and 30. FREE

3. [6 p.m.] E.P. & L.P. in West Hollywood continues their stylish cinema series Melrose Rooftop Theatre with screenings of The Fifth Element on Tuesday.

4. [7 p.m.One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival is a 40 day celebration through mostly free art events and exhibits between May 22 through June 30. This Tuesday they’ll kick things off with a free reception and a staged reading of Dear Harvey with Celebration Theatre. FREE

5. [7:30 p.m.] Liz Goldwyn founder of educational digital platform, The Sex Ed leads a sex positive discussion with Nina Hartley and Dita Von Teese at The Hammer this Tuesday. FREE

6. [7:30 p.m.]  There’s a free screening of The Problem With Apu at James Bridges Theater with a q&a with writer and comedian Hari Kondabolu. FREE

7. [8 p.m.] The Walt Disney Concert Hall will host Chamber Music & Wine Tasting with The LA Philharmonic.

8. [8 p.m.] Paul Simon performs at the Hollywood Bowl.

9. [variousBeyond the Streets is a fully immersive exhibition of street and graffiti art comprised of over 30 artist in a massive 40,000+ square feet exhibits. Artist are an eclectic mix of street and beyond including Retna, Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf Dennis Hopper and Jenny Holzer. Open Tuesday through Sunday this week. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

10. [variousMarvel at street artist WRDSMTH’s mantras as they take over the walls of Wells Fargo Center in DTLA as part of Arts Brookfield’s year round programming. On view May 21 through MAY 31. FREE

DEAL OF THE DAY: Get $18.50 tix to KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at California Science Center (via Goldstar)

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38 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [5-21-18 to 5-25-18]

May 21, 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 morning to keep you in the know about what’s happening in the city you love (or maybe just like).

This week, from Monday, May 21 to Friday, May 25, features Chamber Music & Wine Tasting at Walt Disney Concert Hall, One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, LA Mag’s Burgers, Bourbon + Beer, Taste of Boyle Heights, Night of the Living Dead at LACMA, Lebowski Fest, Barnsdall Fridays 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!

Barnsdall Park Wine Tasting Nights. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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Monday May 21st, 2018

1. There a special Monday performance of Urban Death: Spring, a haunted theater attraction currently in session at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group in North Hollywood.

2. Marvel at street artist WRDSMTH’s mantras as they take over the walls of Wells Fargo Center in DTLA as part of Arts Brookfield’s year round programming. On view May 21 through MAY 31. FREE

3. Fast casual seafood concept Prawn in Pasadena just launched a new Monday through Saturday (4 to 7 p.m.) happy hour featuring a massive menu of land and sea eats including steamed mussels, friend chicken sandwich, macaroni & cheese, shrimp cocktail, chicken tempura salad, beer, wine and a market mule.

4. Hot Tub With Kurt And Kristen at The Virgil is one of the most popular weekly variety shows happening on a Monday in Los Angeles.

5. Same Same in Silver Lake will celebrate its next installment of Burger Night this Monday with the Thai-GER burger made with ground sirloin, roasted herbs and spices, smoked gouda on a brioche bun with taro fries fro $14. A limited number of burgers are available. Guest can also enjoy $20 bottomless red or white wine, along with Thai music.

6. Happy Place has found a new home at LA Live’s Event Deck, opening on April 26 and running through May 27 the very Instagram friendly experience will feature a giant pot of gold and indoor confetti dome, a bath tub filled with rubber duckies and more. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

7. Online upscale consignment company Luxury Garage Sale (LSG) will pop-up IRL for a 30-day run in Los Angeles. The first location will launch Tuesday, May 15 at the Westfield Century City Mall, and a second will open Friday, June 1 at Westfield Topanga & The Village.

Tuesday May 22nd, 2018

8. Beyond the Streets is a fully immersive exhibition of street and graffiti art comprised of over 30 artist in a massive 40,000+ square feet exhibits. Artist are an eclectic mix of street and beyond including Retna, Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf Dennis Hopper and Jenny Holzer. Open Tuesday through Sunday this week. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

9. There’s a free screening of The Problem With Apu at James Bridges Theater with a q&a with writer and comedian Hari Kondabolu. FREE

10. The Walt Disney Concert Hall will host Chamber Music & Wine Tasting with The LA Philharmonic. (DISCOUNTED) via Goldstar

11. Liz Goldwyn founder of educational digital platform, The Sex Ed leads a sex positive discussion with Nina Hartley and Dita Von Teese at The Hammer this Tuesday. FREE

12. Rooftop Cinema Club returns to the rooftops of The Montalban in Hollywood and LEVEL in DTLA with multiple screenings this week that include Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Lady Bird, Dirty Dancing, Blade Runner and more.

13. Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank presents the inaugural New Works Festival featuring readings of eight new plays over four days, May 22, 23, 29 and 30. FREE

14. E.P. & L.P. in West Hollywood continues their stylish cinema series Melrose Rooftop Theatre with screenings of The Fifth Element on Tuesday and The Princess Bride on Thursday. Choose to just watch the movie or purchase a three course dinner package before hand. There will be concession style snacks and cocktails for sale as well.

15. Visit the Pasadena Showcase House of Design, a majestic Mediterranean masterpiece built in 1915 and designed by distinguished architect Reginald Davis Johnson, from April 22-May 20. The tours have been going strong since 1948, it’s also one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the country.

16. One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival is a 40 day celebration through mostly free art events and exhibits between May 22 through June 30. This Tuesday they’ll kick things off with a free reception and a staged reading of Dear Harvey with Celebration Theatre. FREE

Wednesday May 23rd, 2018

17. Los Angeles magazine’s Burgers, Bourbon + Beer promises a sophisticated yet delicious, evening at The Victorian, featuring guessed it, juicy burgers and aged bourbons.

18. There’s a 100 Things to Do in LA trivia night at Angel City Brewery. Join Danny Jensen, co-author of 100 Things to Do in LA Before You Die for a special book launch/trivia party with some fabulous prizes. Ticket includes entry into trivia, a signed copy of the book, and one beer.

19. Take an afternoon yoga class in beautiful Grand Park. The 45 minute workout is complimentary to the public every Wednesday and Friday. After yoga, checkout the many food trucks lining the park and grab lunch al fresco style.

20. Bad Housekeeping at Good Housekeeping in Highland Park pops up every Wednesday now through May 30. On these nights you’ll find libations inspired by bad recipes of the past including a ‘glazed ham’ and cherry cordials cocktail.

21. Museum of Selfies opens on April 1 and will run till May 31 with 10 interactive exhibits that welcomes visitors to take a closer look into the cultural phenomenon. The curators of the Glendale museum have also collected an array of Instagram-inspired art as well as an Iron Throne made of selfie sticks for guests to enjoy.

Thursday May 24th, 2018

22. The 7th Annual Taste of Boyle Heights, an annual community fundraiser, features live music and cuisine from local East L.A. establishments, vendors and more.

23. See and hear a new live score accompanying George Romero’s cult classic Night of the Living Dead at LACMA’s Bing Theater. This screening coincides with the 50th anniversary of the seminal zombie flick.

24. Learn the history of the juniper-heavy liquor during a gin cocktail and food pairing dinner at Alcove in Los Feliz.

25. 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.

26. POM Wonderful Antioxidant Super Tea is hosting the first-ever sloth barre class with beloved Lola the Sloth who will be “posing” for photos and meeting and greeting fans at Belle Barre in West Hollywood. Get a free work out, meet Lola and enjoy refreshing teas. FREE

27. The 2nd Annual Memorial Lawn Party on The Bloc in DTLA will have lawn favorites like cornhole, bocce ball, life-size checkers, jenga, live entertainment and a cash bar. FREE

28. The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra heads offsite for an intimate performance at Angel City Brewery.

29. There’s a Recycled Fashion Remix Workshop at The California African American Museum (CAAM) led by students and faculty from Otis College of Art and Design Fashion. FREE

30. Join Mulholland Distilling at Manuela in the Downtown Arts District for  “Where Mulholland Meets Manuela” a L.A. Times Food Bowl event where a variety of Mulholland cocktails, and Manuela small bites, will be served at the outside bar.

31. Free admission at: 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.) FREE

Friday May 25th, 2018

32. Lebowski Fest celebrates the iconic Coen Brothers movie with live performances, special guests, themed parties, a screening of the film and more. There will be a movie screening at The Wiltern on May 25 plus a bowling part at Fountain Bowl on May 26 this weekend.

33. Barnsdall Fridays returns to Barnsdall Art Park for the tenth year in a row, with evening tastings of boutique wines and music from KCRW DJs perched atop a hill with incredible city views. Opening night will be held in conjunction with LA Times Food Bowl featuring a Q&A with food critic Jonathan Gold and James Beard winner, Chef Daniel Humm. The NoMad Truck will be on-site for the event.

34. Brennan’s will host a Friday PieDay Pizza Party Power Hour on the patio from 4 to 7 p.m. with free pepperoni or cheese pizza and live music.

35. Street artist Teachr will highlight art work from 16 Fairfax High School students he has mentored this Friday at Flux Rebellion. The event provides the students with experience of the business of art while allowing them to sell their pieces and keeping 100% of the profit. Guests will also enjoy music from JP Cali Smoov, and video demonstrations of Teachr ‘teaching’ his famous stencil method. First 100 guests will receive a gift from Teachr. FREE

36. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast live-to-film in concert will feature a star studded cast including Zoey Deschanel, Rebel Wilson and more at the Hollywood Bowl Friday and Saturday.

37. The Museum of Failure  in Hollywood and Highland includes epic failures like Juicero, Facebook Gifts, Pets.com, and Google Wave. There’s also an entire section dedicated to Hollywood with some of the industry’s biggest fails. Happening all week. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

38. Obsessed with Janie Stolar is a pop culture variety show that covers everything from Vanderpump Rules to The Bachelorette happening at The Ruby LA a feminist and inclusive comedy theater and school located in Hollywood.


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

May 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, Monday, May 21, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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wrdsmith featured

Photo via Arts Brookfield


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2. [10 a.m.Happy Place has found a new home at LA Live’s Event Deck, opening on April 26 and running through May 27 the very Instagram friendly experience will feature a giant pot of gold and indoor confetti dome, a bath tub filled with rubber duckies and more. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

1. [11 a.m.]  Online upscale consignment company Luxury Garage Sale (LSG) will pop-up IRL for a 30-day run in Los Angeles. The first location will launch Tuesday, May 15 at the Westfield Century City Mall, and a second will open Friday, June 1 at Westfield Topanga & The Village.

4. [4 p.m.]  Fast casual seafood concept Prawn in Pasadena just launched a new Monday through Saturday (4 to 7 p.m.) happy hour featuring a massive menu of land and sea eats including steamed mussels, friend chicken sandwich, macaroni & cheese, shrimp cocktail, chicken tempura salad, beer, wine and a market mule.

3. [7 p.m.] City of Gold screens at The Wiltern followed by a Q&A with Jonathan Gold and Laura Gabbert.

6. [7 p.m.] Paint and Pint at Three Weavers Brewery in Inglewood.

7. [7 p.m.Hot Tub With Kurt And Kristen at The Virgil is one of the most popular weekly variety shows happening on a Monday in Los Angeles.

5. [8 p.m.] Pub trivia night at the Red Lion Tavern

9. [8:30 p.m.] There a special Monday performance of Urban Death: Spring, a haunted theater attraction currently in session at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group in North Hollywood.

8. [variousSame Same in Silver Lake will celebrate its next installment of Burger Night this Monday with the Thai-GER burger made with ground sirloin, roasted herbs and spices, smoked gouda on a brioche bun with taro fries fro $14. A limited number of burgers are available. Guest can also enjoy $20 bottomless red or white wine, along with Thai music.

10. [variousMarvel at street artist WRDSMTH’s mantras as they take over the walls of Wells Fargo Center in DTLA as part of Arts Brookfield’s year round programming. On view May 21 through MAY 31. FREE

DEAL OF THE DAY: Get $15 tix to the Beyond the Streets graffiti art exhibition (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 May 20, 2018

May 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, Sunday, May 20, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Gamble House

Photo credit: Gamble House © Alex Vertikoff


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1. [9 a.m.]  WhedonCon 2018, taking place May 18-20 at Warner Center in Woodland Hills is a Joss Whedon-inspired convention that includes Fan Friday, Supernatural Saturday and Super Sunday.

2. [9:30 a.m.] Come greet your bug-eyed friends during the Bug Fair at NHMLA on May 19-20. Highlights include exotic bug collections, bug-created products, bug chefs and nature walks.

3. [10 a.m.BEAT SWAP MEET celebrates 10 years this Sunday! Shop, sell or trade records from passionate collectors, listen to music in four different areas, attend a scratch q&a by Open Format and more. BSM is held during Smorgasburg at ROW DTLA. Free to attend.

4. [11:15 a.m.]  7th Annual LitFest Pasadena, hosted within the Pasadena Playhouse District, is a literary-focused festival that’s free for all ages. The event takes place May 19-20 and features workshops, panels, readings and more. FREE

5. [noonSouth Bay Beer & Wine Festival takes over Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates with over 80 food and drink vendors and unlimited samples.

6. [noon] Enjoy a day of Cuban culture when La Plaza de Cultura y Artes hosts the Cuban American Music Festival on Sunday, with four musical acts, dancing, local Cuban artists, and Cuban food and drink.

7. [noonAngel City Brewery’s 6th annual Heritage Music and Arts Festival is a celebration of the brewery’s sixth birthday and a salute to the culture and heritage of Angel City’s neighbors and community through a day of live art, music, dance, local food and cold beer.

8. [1 p.m.] Gourmet food, classic cars and tasty libations will collide at the CBS Studio Center Back Lot during Flavor of LA.

9. [various] On Sunday six area museums and historical homes will open their doors free of charge for Museums of the Arroyo Day.

10. [various] Long Beach Pride festival. Check out a breakdown of the weekend’s activities here.

DEAL OF THE DAY: Get $15 tix to the Beyond the Streets graffiti art exhibition (via Goldstar)

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

May 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, Saturday, May 19, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel

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1. [9:30 a.m.] Come greet your bug-eyed friends during the Bug Fair at NHMLA on May 19-20. Highlights include exotic bug collections, bug-created products, bug chefs and nature walks.

2. [11 a.m.]  7th Annual LitFest Pasadena, hosted within the Pasadena Playhouse District, is a literary-focused festival that’s free for all ages. The event takes place May 19-20 and features workshops, panels, readings and more. FREE

3. [11 a.m.Amoeba Hollywood is having a gigantic garage sale in their underground parking lot this Saturday. Expect bargains on vinyl, CDs, books, DVD, Blu-ray, 7″s, dance 12″s, VHS, magazines, posters, box sets, games and lots more. DJs from KXLU 88.9FM will provide the shopping soundtrack for sale.

4. [noonEEEEEATSCON, by The Infatuation returns to Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar with a bevy of top restaurants from L.A. and the East Coast.

5. [noon]  The Venice Family Clinic Art Walk & Auction at the Google Campus on May 19-20 is a weekend filled with art and fundraising. This annual event, features a silent art auction, artist studio tours, art installations, food, live music and a beer and wine garden.

6. [6 p.m.] The L.A. LIVE Block Party will feature a pop-up marketplace with over 40 local vendors plus live music and food and drink specials from participating restaurants.

7. [7 p.m.HUSHfest returns for 2018, with five different Silent Disco events taking place on Saturday nights throughout the summer. These all-ages headphone dance parties will take place on the Santa Monica Pier. The first installment theme is Divas: Old School vs Material Girls vs Queen Bees.

8. [7 p.m.] The Wiltern will host cult classic film Fight Club with the Dust Brothers and Jacob Maymudes performing a live musical score to accompany the screening.

9. [7 p.m.Tom Gun Live brings back their Top Gun spoof party to Union Night Club in Hollywood this Saturday Night. The performance includes karaoke sing-a-longs, dance-offs, paper airplane battles, missiles ziplining through the crowd, and more.

10. [various] Long Beach Pride festival. Check out a breakdown of the weekend’s activities here.

DEAL OF THE DAY: Get $15 tix to the Beyond the Streets graffiti art exhibition (via Goldstar)

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

May 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, Friday, May 18, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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1. [10 a.m.] Blogger turned fashion designer Sincerely Jules is having a sample sale from May 18-20 hosted by Eclipse.

2. [11 a.m.] High School Choir Festival at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. FREE

3. [2 p.m.]  WhedonCon 2018, taking place May 18-20 at Warner Center in Woodland Hills is a Joss Whedon-inspired convention that includes Fan Friday, Supernatural Saturday and Super Sunday.

4. [4 p.m.Brennan’s will host a Friday PieDay Pizza Party Power Hour on the patio from 4 to 7 p.m. with free pepperoni or cheese pizza and live music.

5. [5 p.m.]  Monrovia Days 2018 takes place May 18-20. The community fair will feature games, rides, food, vendors, a parade, live entertainment, and more to celebrate the city’s birthday. FREE

6. [5 p.m.LA Times Food Bowl Night Market (May 16-20) features dozens of restaurants and food trucks selling food for purchase, plus an assortment of DJ’d music and entertainment, taking place in Downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Park.

7. [6 p.m.] Visit the Skirball Center for Uncorked Wine Festival, an evening of wine, food and live music happening May 18-20. Sample 50+ wines from family-owned and operated wineries from top wine regions from around the world. Ticket also comes with gourmet hors d’oeuvres and appetizers. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

8. [7:30 p.m.] A free Night of Electronic Music at Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles featuring Rival Consoles, underground mainstay John Tejada (Kompakt) and Tottie (Dublab) in collaboration with Decibel Festival. FREE

9. [8 p.m.] The National Ballet of Ukraine presents Sleeping Beauty at The Orpheum.

10. [11 p.m,Urban Death: Spring, a haunted theater attraction, is currently in session at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group in North Hollywood. Urban Death have terrorized audiences in L.A. for over a decade. Expect a completely new experience of inexplicable horrors and unfathomable monstrosities for this spring edition.

DEAL OF THE DAY: Get $15 tix to the Beyond the Streets graffiti art exhibition (via Goldstar)

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

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52 Awesome Things To Do in L.A. This Weekend [5-18-18 to 5-20-18]

May 17, 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 week weekend, from Friday, May 18 to Saturday, May 20, features LA Times Food Bowl Night Market, EEEEEATSCON, a Bug Fair at NHM, an L.A. LIVE Block Party, the California Strawberry Festival, a Cuban American Music fest Museums of the Arroyo Day, BEAT SWAP MEET  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!

NHM Bug Fair 2017

NHM Bug Fair 2017. Image via Natural History Museum Los Angeles


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Friday May 18th, 2018

1. LA Times Food Bowl Night Market (May 16-20) features dozens of restaurants and food trucks selling food for purchase, plus an assortment of DJ’d music and entertainment, taking place in Downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Park. Be sure to check for discounted tickets for access to the VIP Super Market as well. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

2. Visit the Skirball Center for Uncorked Wine Festival, an evening of wine, food and live music happening May 18-20. Sample 50+ wines from family-owned and operated wineries from top wine regions from around the world. Ticket also comes with gourmet hors d’oeuvres and appetizers. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

3. A free Night of Electronic Music at Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles featuring Rival Consoles, underground mainstay John Tejada (Kompakt) and Tottie (Dublab) in collaboration with Decibel Festival. FREE

4. WhedonCon 2018, taking place May 18-20 at Warner Center in Woodland Hills is a Joss Whedon-inspired convention that includes Fan Friday, Supernatural Saturday and Super Sunday.

5. Brennan’s will host a Friday PieDay Pizza Party Power Hour on the patio from 4 to 7 p.m. with free pepperoni or cheese pizza and live music.

6. ARTXFOOD, a nightly series of communal meals merging the worlds of art and cuisine, will take place at Goya Studios in Hollywood every evening from May 11 through June 3. Top Chef All Stars winner Richard Blais will create the food, while L.A. artist Greg Ito creates art that will surround you during the evening.

7. Rooftop Cinema Club returns to the rooftops of The Montalban in Hollywood and LEVEL in DTLA with multiple screenings this week that include Get Out, Coco, Top Gun and more.

8. Blogger turned fashion designer Sincerely Jules is having a sample sale from May 18-20 hosted by Eclipse.

9. Monrovia Days 2018 takes place May 18-20. The community fair will feature games, rides, food, vendors, a parade, live entertainment, and more to celebrate the city’s birthday. FREE

10. Urban Death: Spring, a haunted theater attraction, is currently in session at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group in North Hollywood. Urban Death have terrorized audiences in L.A. for over a decade. Expect a completely new experience of inexplicable horrors and unfathomable monstrosities for this spring edition.

11. Vegan-friendly pub Tony’s Darts Away celebrates their 8th anniversary with a weekend-long party kicking off this Friday. Expect vegan and non-vegan food and plenty of special sour, old cellared, casks and rare craft beer. Party begins at midnight.

12. Online upscale consignment company Luxury Garage Sale (LSG) will pop-up IRL for a 30-day run in Los Angeles. The first location will launch Tuesday, May 15 at the Westfield Century City Mall, and a second will open Friday, June 1 at Westfield Topanga & The Village.

13. Happy Place has found a new home at LA Live’s Event Deck, opening on April 26 and running through May 27 the very Instagram friendly experience will feature a giant pot of gold and indoor confetti dome, a bath tub filled with rubber duckies and more. Happening all week. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

14. Aussie fashion label Misha Collection is having a sample sale hosted by Eclipse from May 18-20.

15. Visit the Pasadena Showcase House of Design, a majestic Mediterranean masterpiece built in 1915 and designed by distinguished architect Reginald Davis Johnson, from April 22-May 20. The tours have been going strong since 1948, it’s also one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the country.

16. BB Dakota is having a sample sale from May 16-20. All items will be $10. Sizes range from xs to 2x and include dress, rompers, blazers, jackets and more.

17. The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Clueless takes over the Rockwell in Los Feliz with Broadway style performances in an intimate cabaret setting. Happening Thursday and throughout the weekend. (DISCOUNTED) via Goldstar

Saturday May 19th, 2018

18. EEEEEATSCON, by The Infatuation returns to Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar with a bevy of top restaurants from L.A. and the East Coast. Expect local favorites like Lunasia Dimsum House and Night + Market; New York spots Roberta’s, Fuku, Ravionly and San Francisco’s Liholiho Yacht Club to be in attendance.

19. The Wiltern will host cult classic film Fight Club with the Dust Brothers and Jacob Maymudes performing a live musical score to accompany the screening.

20. The L.A. LIVE Block Party will feature a pop-up marketplace with over 40 local vendors plus live music and food and drink specials from participating restaurants.

21. The 35th Annual California Strawberry Festival returns to Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard on May 19-20 for a weekend-long event packed with everything a strawberry lover could want.

22. Street Food Cinema returns this weekend with a screening of The Land Before Time at Park Center in Griffith Park and Wonder Woman at Glendale Central Park.  DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

23. The Venice Family Clinic Art Walk & Auction at the Google Campus on May 19-20 is a weekend filled with art and fundraising. This annual event, features a silent art auction, artist studio tours, art installations, food, live music and a beer and wine garden.

24. Pico Block Party is a celebratory afternoon taking place at 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica. The free family-friendly festival is focused on youth artists and empowering youth voices. FREE

25. Tom Gun Live brings back their Top Gun spoof party to Union Night Club in Hollywood this Saturday Night. The performance includes karaoke sing-a-longs
dance-offs, paper airplane battles, missiles ziplining through the crowd, and more.

26. HUSHfest returns for 2018, with five different Silent Disco events taking place on Saturday nights throughout the summer. These all-ages headphone dance parties will take place on the Santa Monica Pier. The first installment theme is Divas: Old School vs Material Girls vs Queen Bees.

27. Amoeba Hollywood is having a gigantic garage sale in their underground parking lot this Saturday. Expect bargains on vinyl, CDs, books, DVD, Blu-ray, 7″s, dance 12″s, VHS, magazines, posters, box sets, games and lots more. DJs from KXLU 88.9FM will provide the shopping soundtrack for sale.

28. 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 Drive. 

29. Come greet your bug-eyed friends during the Bug Fair at NHMLA on May 19-20. Highlights include exotic bug collections, bug-created products, bug chefs and nature walks.

30. 7th Annual LitFest Pasadena, hosted within the Pasadena Playhouse District, is a literary-focused festival that’s free for all ages. The event takes place May 19-20 and features workshops, panels, readings and more. FREE

31. Once every month Griffith Observatory hosts a free public star party allowing the public to view through telescopes to see the stars and beyond as well as discuss with knowledgeable amateur astronomers about our solar system. FREE

32. Eat|See|Hear returns for 2018 with a screening of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial at North Hollywood Recreation Center. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

33. The Museum of Failure  in Hollywood and Highland includes epic failures like Juicero, Facebook Gifts, Pets.com, and Google Wave. There’s also an entire section dedicated to Hollywood with some of the industry’s biggest fails. Happening all week. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

34. Beyond the Streets is a fully immersive exhibition of street and graffiti art comprised of over 30 artist in a massive 40,000+ square feet exhibits. Artist are an eclectic mix of street and beyond including Retna, Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf Dennis Hopper and Jenny Holzer. Open Tuesday through Sunday this week.

35. ClimateFest is a free community event that aims to inspire climate action. Get to know the community working on climate action, get educated about sustainability, enjoy music, entertainment, panels and workshops. FREE

36. The Beverly Hills artSHOW is four blocks of fine art featuring 240 artists from around the country. FREE

37. WE RISE, a free 10 day pop-up festival (May 19-28) will honor Mental Health Awareness Month through artists presentations, 50-hours of creative programming and workshops, activism, sports, art along, musical performances and panels – all focused on supporting a call to action for mental health as a civil right. Participating will be Common, Jesse Williams, Kobe Bryant, Shepard Fairey, Common, YG and much more. FREE

38. Join Katherine C. Grier, author of Pets in America: A History, as she discuss how pet accessories developed as early as the 1800s and learn about how our love for pets have evolved over the past two centuries into a 20 billion dollar industry during Pet Pampering 101: The History of Pet Products at Wallis Annenberg PetSpace. FREE

39. Tanaka Farms in Irvine is hosting a Strawberry Festival every Saturday and Sunday of May featuring strawberry treats, tours, vendors, ATV rides, bunnies, tours, ice cream making, games and much more. Admission to the farm is free.

40. Vanderpump Dogs 3rd Annual World Dog event takes place at West Hollywood Park featuring dog-friendly vendors, food trucks, a dog agility park, live entertainment, a wave surfing truck for dogs, adoptions and more. FREE

41. Museum of Selfies opens on April 1 and will run till May 31 with 10 interactive exhibits that welcomes visitors to take a closer look into the cultural phenomenon. The curators of the Glendale museum have also collected an array of Instagram-inspired art as well as an Iron Throne made of selfie sticks for guests to enjoy.

Sunday May 20th, 2018

42. On Sunday six area museums and historical homes will open their doors free of charge for Museums of the Arroyo Day. The list includes the Gamble House, Heritage Square, the Los Angeles Police Museum, the Lummis Home and Garden, the Pasadena Museum of History, and The Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus.  Back to the Future fans can head over to Pasadena’s famous Gamble House on May 20 for Doc Brown’s Open House during the day’s festivities. Meet Doc Brown at the DeLorean Time Machine, tour the house, enjoy free lemonade and cookies, play lawn games and more. FREE

43. BEAT SWAP MEET celebrates 10 years this Sunday! Shop, sell or trade records from passionate collectors, listen to music in four different areas, attend a scratch q&a by Open Format and more. BSM is held during Smorgasburg at ROW DTLA. Free to attend.

44. South Bay Beer & Wine Festival takes over Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates with over 80 food and drink vendors and unlimited samples.

45. Clean Made L.A. comes to California Market Center in Downtown Los Angeles with responsible vendors in clean food and beverage, beauty and wellness, fitness, home and garden, energy and sustainability, apparel, kids, pets, natural health, and more. There will also be speakers, demos, yoga, meditation hut and to other wellness events.

46. Angel City Brewery’s 6th annual Heritage Music and Arts Festival is a celebration of the brewery’s sixth birthday and a salute to the culture and heritage of Angel City’s neighbors and community through a day of live art, music, dance, local food and cold beer.

47. Enjoy a day of Cuban culture when La Plaza de Cultura y Artes hosts the Cuban American Music Festival on Sunday, with four musical acts, dancing, local Cuban artists, and Cuban food and drink.

48. Visit The Skirball Cultural Center for A Place for Us a performance inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s mission of making classical music accessible to all, hear a special arrangement of the West Side Story classic “Somewhere,” plus an uplifting symphonic and choral repertoire performed by the Harmony Project and the Urban Voices Project: A Skid Row Choir.

49. Gourmet food, classic cars and tasty libations will collide at the CBS Studio Center Back Lot during Flavor of LA.

50. Dog Haus Running Club and Party Goats Los Angeles will join forces for a hike with goats at Echo Mountain in Pasadena. The hike cost $5 and will go directly to the goats. No dogs are allowed on this hike.

51. Alamo Drafthouse presents a screening of SPICE WORLD along with a party and drag bingo at The Regent in DTLA.

52. Speak Easy Yoga is a brand-new series curated especially for Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown on Sundays through the end of May. Do a down dog and namaste to music from the 1920s. If you follow your yoga session with Indigo’s Bootlegger Brunch, it will include one complimentary beverage with purchase of a brunch entrée.


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

May 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, Thursday, May 17, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Venice Beach Sign

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1. [9 a.m.]  Enjoy a lively and free panel discussion about dance when Center Stage: Mapping the Ecology of Dance in L.A. comes to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on Thursday. FREE

2. [4 p.m.Third Thursdays on Brand Avenue in Glendale is a vibrant event featuring music, food, drinks, and artisanal goods, taking place outside of the Museum of Neon Art.

3. [5 p.m.LA Times Food Bowl Night Market (May 16-20) features dozens of restaurants and food trucks selling food for purchase, plus an assortment of DJ’d music and entertainment, taking place in Downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Park.

4. [5 p.m.]  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.

5. [6 p.m.Shibumi and Kuramoto US will host a night with Yamagata Brewery featuring special sakes during dinner service at Shibumi from 6 to 9 p.m. Mr. Yamagata will be on hand to pour sake for guests and talk about the process. Featured sakes for the evening are from Japan and not yet available in the US.

6. [6 p.m.] The 3rd Annual Venice Art Crawl will take place on Venice Boulevard and will feature art exhibits, poets, musicians, and more. FREE

7. [6 p.m.]  The new 5 Art Gallery will host a grand opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m.  Founded by Parisians Jean-Jacques and Julie Darmon, the gallery will be the spot to discover French street artist. Several never-before-seen works by BABS, Christophe Catelain, L’Atlas, MonkeyBird and RISK will be on display at the gallery. FREE

8. [6 p.m.] The Downtown Long Beach Alliance’s (DLBA) Summer and Music (SAM) series returns for its tenth year of producing free, family-friendly events to Downtown Long Beach. Kick off night will feature headliner Korey Dane. FREE

9. [8 p.m.] Head to San Pedro’s Cabrillo Marine Aquarium for the Grunion Fish-tival. Celebrate another year of grunion running with various themed activities including arts and crafts, classic grunion videos, discussions, live tide pools, costume contest and a late night grunion run.

10. [variousBeyond the Streets is a fully immersive exhibition of street and graffiti art comprised of over 30 artist in a massive 40,000+ square feet exhibits. Artist are an eclectic mix of street and beyond including Retna, Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf Dennis Hopper and Jenny Holzer. Open Tuesday through Sunday this week.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $5 tix to the VIP Supermarket at the LA Times FOOD BOWL Night Market (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for May 16, 2018

May 16, 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, May 16, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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The Autry Exterior

The Autry exterior. Photo by Danielle Klebanow Photography


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1. [10 a.m.]  BB Dakota is having a sample sale from May 16-20. All items will be $10. Sizes range from xs to 2x and include dress, rompers, blazers, jackets and more.

2. [5 p.m.LA Times Food Bowl Night Market (May 16-20) features dozens of restaurants and food trucks selling food for purchase, plus an assortment of DJ’d music and entertainment, taking place in Downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Park.

3. [6:30 p.m.]  Visit The Autry for Las Mujeres, a special after-hours event inspired by the museum’s LA RAZA exhibition. A line up of fierce females and allies will make up the night of poetry, music, and art.

4. [7 p.m.FLIX at FIG will screen Oceans Eleven at FIGat7th in DTLA. The free movie screenings happen every third Wednesday of the month. A live DJ and happy hour kicks off the night at 6 p.m. and the film begins at 7 p.m. FREE

5. [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

6. [8 p.m.] The Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical Blues in the Night brings its show stopping production to The Wallis now until May 20.

7. [8 p.m.Bad Housekeeping at Good Housekeeping in Highland Park pops up every Wednesday now through May 30. On these nights you’ll find libations inspired by bad recipes of the past including a ‘glazed ham’ and cherry cordials cocktail.

8. [9 p.m.BE KIND, REWIND an epic 90s party will takeover Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood. The FOO FLANNELS will provide the 90s cover tunes and specialty themed cocktails will be served all night long. The event is free to attend and there will be giveaways throughout the night that include Airheads, slap bracelets and even POGS.

9. [9 p.m.] Puerto Rican percussionist Aponte performs at Apotheke in DTLA. No cover! FREE

10. [variousBeyond the Streets is a fully immersive exhibition of street and graffiti art comprised of over 30 artist in a massive 40,000+ square feet exhibits. Artist are an eclectic mix of street and beyond including Retna, Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf Dennis Hopper and Jenny Holzer. Open Tuesday through Sunday this week.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $5 tix to the VIP Supermarket at the LA Times FOOD BOWL Night Market (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for May 15, 2018

May 15, 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, May 15, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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L.A. County Arboretum

L.A. County Arboretum. Photo by  Chris M. Morris via flickr cc


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1. [10 a.m.The Museum of Failure  in Hollywood and Highland includes epic failures like Juicero, Facebook Gifts, Pets.com, and Google Wave. There’s also an entire section dedicated to Hollywood with some of the industry’s biggest fails. Happening all week. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

2. [4 p.m.Greenbar Distillery hosts whisky tastings at their distillery in Downtown Los Angeles where you get to taste six kinds of whisky and learn how to identify a scotch, rye, bourbon and more.

3. [6 p.m.]  Rooftop Cinema Club screens Girls Trip at LEVEL DTLA.

4. [6 p.m.]  Chilean singer Mon Laferte performs live at Amoeba Hollywood. FREE

5. [7 p.m.] The Moth StorySlam at Los Globos. Tonight’s theme: HAIR.

6. [8 p.m.] Tonga Hut Takeover at General Lee’s Cocktail Bar in Chinatown.

7. [8 p.m.] The Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical Blues in the Night brings its show stopping production to The Wallis now until May 20.

8. [variousBeyond the Streets is a fully immersive exhibition of street and graffiti art comprised of over 30 artist in a massive 40,000+ square feet exhibits. Artist are an eclectic mix of street and beyond including Retna, Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf Dennis Hopper and Jenny Holzer. Open Tuesday through Sunday this week.

9. [various] Visit the Pasadena Showcase House of Design, a majestic Mediterranean masterpiece built in 1915 and designed by distinguished architect Reginald Davis Johnson, from April 22-May 20. The tours have been going strong since 1948, it’s also one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the country.

10. [variousFree admission at: Los Angeles County ArboretumSouth Coast Botanic Garden and Descanso Gardens. FREE

DEAL OF THE DAY: $5 tix to the VIP Supermarket at the LA Times FOOD BOWL Night Market (via Goldstar)

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43 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [5-14-18 to 5-18-18]

May 14, 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 morning to keep you in the know about what’s happening in the city you love (or maybe just like).

This week, from Monday, May 14 to Friday, May 18, features PAWS Cat Yoga, Beyond the Streets, LA Times Food Bowl Night Market, The Autry After Hours, Grunion Fish-tival, Venice Art Crawl, Uncorked Wine Festival, WhedonCon 2018 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!

Grand Park Water Fountain

Grand Park Water Fountain. Credit: Prayitno via flickr cc


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Monday May 14th, 2018

1. ARTXFOOD, a nightly series of communal meals merging the worlds of art and cuisine, will take place at Goya Studios in Hollywood every evening from May 11 through June 3. Top Chef All Stars winner Richard Blais will create the food, while L.A. artist Greg Ito creates art that will surround you during the evening.

2. E.P. & L.P. in West Hollywood continues their stylish cinema series Melrose Rooftop Theatre with several screenings this week that include Almost Famous, I Tonya, Get Out and Love Actually .

3. Hot Tub With Kurt And Kristen at The Virgil is one of the most popular weekly variety shows happening on a Monday in Los Angeles.

4. Happening every Monday, Trivia Night at Southland Beer starts at 8:30 p.m. and first prize winners get $25 off your bar tab and $10 off for the second place team.

5.CatCafe Lounge just launched PAWS Yoga a restorative yoga class where you’ll get your namaste in while hanging out with adorable cats!

6. The Museum of Failure  in Hollywood and Highland includes epic failures like Juicero, Facebook Gifts, Pets.com, and Google Wave. There’s also an entire section dedicated to Hollywood with some of the industry’s biggest fails. Happening all week. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

7. There’s a Nintendo 64 Tournament (Super Smash Bros. & Mario Kart) at Arts District Brewing Co. on Monday from 4 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday May 15th, 2018

8. Beyond the Streets is a fully immersive exhibition of street and graffiti art comprised of over 30 artist in a massive 40,000+ square feet exhibits. Artist are an eclectic mix of street and beyond including Retna, Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf Dennis Hopper and Jenny Holzer. Open Tuesday through Sunday this week.

9. Greenbar Distillery hosts whisky tastings at their distillery in Downtown Los Angeles where you get to taste six kinds of whisky and learn how to identify a scotch, rye, bourbon and more.

10. Rooftop Cinema Club returns to the rooftops of The Montalban in Hollywood and LEVEL in DTLA with multiple screenings this week that include Girls Trip, It, No Country for Old Men and more.

11. Online upscale consignment company Luxury Garage Sale (LSG) will pop-up IRL for a 30-day run in Los Angeles. The first location will launch Tuesday, May 15 at the Westfield Century City Mall, and a second will open Friday, June 1 at Westfield Topanga & The Village.

12. Visit the Pasadena Showcase House of Design, a majestic Mediterranean masterpiece built in 1915 and designed by distinguished architect Reginald Davis Johnson, from April 22-May 20. The tours have been going strong since 1948, it’s also one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the country.

13. The Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical Blues in the Night brings its show stopping production to The Wallis now until May 20.

14. Free admission at: Los Angeles County ArboretumSouth Coast Botanic Garden and Descanso Gardens

Wednesday May 16th, 2018

15. LA Times Food Bowl Night Market (May 16-20) features dozens of restaurants and food trucks selling food for purchase, plus an assortment of DJ’d music and entertainment, taking place in Downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Park.

16. Visit The Autry for Las Mujeres, a special after-hours event inspired by the museum’s LA RAZA exhibition. A line up of fierce females and allies will make up the night of poetry, music, and art.

17. FLIX at FIG will screen Oceans Eleven at FIGat7th in DTLA. The free movie screenings happen every third Wednesday of the month. A live DJ and happy hour kicks off the night at 6 p.m. and the film begins at 7 p.m. FREE

18. BE KIND, REWIND an epic 90s party will takeover Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood. The FOO FLANNELS will provide the 90s cover tunes and specialty themed cocktails will be served all night long. The event is free to attend and there will be giveaways throughout the night that include Airheads, slap bracelets and even POGS.

19. BB Dakota is having a sample sale from May 16-20. All items will be $10. Sizes range from xs to 2x and include dress, rompers, blazers, jackets and more.

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. Bad Housekeeping at Good Housekeeping in Highland Park pops up every Wednesday now through May 30. On these nights you’ll find libations inspired by bad recipes of the past including a ‘glazed ham’ and cherry cordials cocktail.

Thursday May 17th, 2018

22. Head to San Pedro’s Cabrillo Marine Aquarium for the Grunion Fish-tival. Celebrate another year of grunion running with various themed activities including arts and crafts, classic grunion videos, discussions, live tide pools, costume contest and a late night grunion run.

23. Enjoy a lively and free panel discussion about dance when Center Stage: Mapping the Ecology of Dance in L.A. comes to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on Thursday. FREE

24. Shibumi and Kuramoto US will host a night with Yamagata Brewery featuring special sakes during dinner service at Shibumi from 6 to 9 p.m. Mr. Yamagata will be on hand to pour sake for guests and talk about the process. Featured sakes for the evening are from Japan and not yet available in the US.

25. 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.

26. The 3rd Annual Venice Art Crawl will take place on Venice Boulevard and will feature art exhibits, poets, musicians, and more. FREE

27. Third Thursdays on Brand Avenue in Glendale is a vibrant event featuring music, food, drinks, and artisanal goods, taking place outside of the Museum of Neon Art.

28. The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Clueless takes over the Rockwell in Los Feliz with Broadway style performances in an intimate cabaret setting. Happening Thursday and throughout the weekend. (DISCOUNTED) via Goldstar

29. Wellscene will host Flow in the Dark a yoga class in complete darkness with only blacklight to make the space glow. Taking place at the Mondrian, a social hour will be held after the class. Guests will receive a drink and goodie bag with their ticket.

30. The new 5 Art Gallery will host a grand opening reception from 6-9 p.m.  Founded by Parisians Jean-Jacques and Julie Darmon, the gallery will be the spot to discover French street artist. Several never-before-seen works by BABS, Christophe Catelain, L’Atlas, MonkeyBird and RISK will be on display at the gallery. FREE

31. The Downtown Long Beach Alliance’s (DLBA) Summer and Music (SAM) series returns for its tenth year of producing free, family-friendly events to Downtown Long Beach. Kick off night will feature headliner Korey Dane. FREE

32. Museum of Selfies opens on April 1 and will run till May 31 with 10 interactive exhibits that welcomes visitors to take a closer look into the cultural phenomenon. The curators of the Glendale museum have also collected an array of Instagram-inspired art as well as an Iron Throne made of selfie sticks for guests to enjoy.

33. Free admission at: 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.), USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.) and Pasadena Museum of California Art (from 5 to 8 p.m.) FREE

Friday May 18th, 2018

34. Visit the Skirball Center for Uncorked Wine Festival, an evening of wine, food and live music happening May 18-20. Sample 50+ wines from family-owned and operated wineries from top wine regions from around the world. Ticket also comes with gourmet hors d’oeuvres and appetizers. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

35. A free Night of Electronic Music at Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles featuring Rival Consoles, underground mainstay John Tejada (Kompakt) and Tottie (Dublab) in collaboration with Decibel Festival. FREE

36. WhedonCon 2018, taking place May 18-20 at Warner Center in Woodland Hills is a Joss Whedon-inspired convention that includes Fan Friday, Supernatural Saturday and Super Sunday.

37. Brennan’s will host a Friday PieDay Pizza Party Power Hour on the patio from 4 to 7 p.m. with free pepperoni or cheese pizza and live music.

38. Blogger turned fashion designer Sincerely Jules is having a sample sale from May 18-20 hosted by Eclipse.

39. Monrovia Days 2018 takes place May 18-20. The community fair will feature games, rides, food, vendors, a parade, live entertainment, and more to celebrate the city’s birthday. FREE

40. Urban Death: Spring, a haunted theater attraction, is currently in session at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group in North Hollywood. Urban Death have terrorized audiences in L.A. for over a decade. Expect a completely new experience of inexplicable horrors and unfathomable monstrosities for this spring edition.

41. Vegan-friendly pub Tony’s Darts Away celebrates their 8th anniversary with a weekend-long party kicking off this Friday. Expect vegan and non-vegan food and plenty of special sour, old cellared, casks and rare craft beer. Party begins at midnight.

42. Happy Place has found a new home at LA Live’s Event Deck, opening on April 26 and running through May 27 the very Instagram friendly experience will feature a giant pot of gold and indoor confetti dome, a bath tub filled with rubber duckies and more. Happening all week. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

43. Aussie fashion label Misha Collection is having a sample sale hosted by Eclipse from May 18-20.


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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for May 14, 2018

May 14, 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, May 14, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Melrose Rooftop Theatre

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1. [10 a.m.The Museum of Failure  in Hollywood and Highland includes epic failures like Juicero, Facebook Gifts, Pets.com, and Google Wave. There’s also an entire section dedicated to Hollywood with some of the industry’s biggest fails. Happening all week. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

2. [4 p.m.] There’s a Nintendo 64 Tournament (Super Smash Bros. & Mario Kart) at Arts District Brewing Co. on Monday from 4 to 9 p.m.

3. [6 p.m.] E.P. & L.P. in West Hollywood continues their stylish cinema series Melrose Rooftop Theatre with several screenings this week that include Almost Famous on Monday.

4. [7 p.m.] Write Club Los Angeles at the Bootleg Theater.

5. [7 p.m.] CatCafe Lounge just launched PAWS Yoga a restorative yoga class where you’ll get your namaste in while hanging out with adorable cats!

6. [7 p.m.Hot Tub With Kurt And Kristen at The Virgil is one of the most popular weekly variety shows happening on a Monday in Los Angeles.

7. [8 p.m.] Pedro The Lion at the Teragram Ballroom.

8. [8:30 p.m.] Monday Night Residency at The Echo: Numb.er with The CIA, Rumblepak, Paige Emery. FREE

9. [8:30 p.m.] Happening every Monday, Trivia Night at Southland Beer starts at 8:30 p.m. and first prize winners get $25 off your bar tab and $10 off for the second place team.

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

DEAL OF THE DAY: $32.50 tix to see Paul Simon at the Hollywood Bowl (via Goldstar)

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

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