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

July 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, Friday, July 20, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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The Music Center's Dance DTLA at Grand Park 2018

The Music Center’s Dance DTLA at Grand Park


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1. [4 p.m.]  626 Night Market returns for three nights of deliciousness at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia.

2. [5 p.m.]  The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will host Late Night Fridays where guests can enjoy free general admission from 5 to 8 p.m. and gain access to special activities, 3D movies, behind-the-scenes tours, live excavations, and more. FREE

3. [6 p.m.]   WP24 by Wolfgang Puck’s Summer Supper + Show returns every Friday and Saturday, July through August, with a Asian-inspired dinner at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck followed by a movie screening on the private 26th floor hotel rooftop. This weekend they’ll screen 1995’s Jumanji. Dinner seatings begin at 6 p.m. and the movie screens around 8 p.m.

4. [6 p.m.Roaring Nights at the LA Zoo.

5. [6 p.m.]  Odd Nights at the Autry features 22 gourmet food trucks, a full bar, mobile boutiques and pop-up shops from local makers, and live music from emerging artists.

6. [7 p.m.The Music Center’s annual Dance DTLA series is back for 2018 with a series of Friday-night events at Grand Park. This week features Dance DTLA an evening focused on salsa. Enjoy music, dancing, and more starting at 7 p.m . FREE

7. [7 p.m.Delicious Little Tokyo 2018 (July 20-21) is a food and drink event taking place on the streets of Little Tokyo, from local establishments.

8. [8 p.m.Salsa at the Station returns to Los Angeles’ Union Station. FREE

9. [8 p.m.]  As part of their summer line-up, the Hollywood Bowl is hosting a rendition of the thrilling cult classic Jaws for two nights on July 20 and 21.

10. [8:30 p.m.Outfest Under the Stars is four nights (July 18-21) of LGBTQ films at Hollywood”s Ford Theatres. The series will screen Bad Reputation, Wild Nights with Emily and more.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $20 tix to see The Decemberists at The Greek (via Goldstar)

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48 Awesome Things To Do in L.A. This Weekend [7-20-18 to 7-22-18]

July 19, 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, July 20 to Sunday, July 22, features JAWS at The Hollywood Bowl, L.A. Zoo’s Roaring Nights, 626 Night Market, Big Sing California, Dance DTLA, Summer Street Market Nights, Movie Night at The Wiltern 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!

marina del rey summer concerts featured

Image via Visit Marina del Rey


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 July 20th, 2018

1. As part of their summer line-up, the Hollywood Bowl is hosting a rendition of the thrilling cult classic Jaws for two nights on July 20 and 21. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

2. Salsa at the Station returns to Los Angeles’ Union Station for an evening of exciting Latin music and salsa dancing in the beautiful train station’s historic ticketing hall. FREE

3. The Los Angeles Zoo’s annual after-hours music series, Roaring Nights, is back for summer 2018. Come experience DJs, indie bands, Silent Disco, the all-new Glamping Lounge, adult beverages, more than a dozen great food trucks each evening and more. The series continues with a 90’s theme night with covering bands like Weezer, Alanis Morrisette, The Backstreet Boys, the Goo Goo Dolls, Smash Mouth and more. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

4. WP24 by Wolfgang Puck’s Summer Supper + Show returns every Friday and Saturday, July through August, with a Asian-inspired dinner at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck followed by a movie screening on the private 26th floor hotel rooftop. This weekend they’ll screen 1995’s Jumanji .

5. The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will host Late Night Fridays where guests can enjoy free general admission from 5 to 8 p.m. and gain access to special activities, 3D movies, behind-the-scenes tours, live excavations, and more. FREE

6. Outfest Under the Stars is four nights (July 18-21) of LGBTQ films at Hollywood”s Ford Theatres. The series will screen Bad Reputation, Wild Nights with Emily and more.

7. dineL.A. will have food-lovers and connoisseurs taste, explore and enjoy various prix-fixe menus from restaurants across various L.A. neighborhoods from July 13 through 27 .

8. Zombie Joe’s Underground takes their production outdoors for Camp Whitsit. Described as a haunted immersive trip to summer camp for very courageous scouts the production takes place this Friday and Saturday.

9. Old Pasadena Summer Cinema continues with screenings of In Bruges at Distant Lands and The Incredibles at One Colorado on Friday then Wonder Woman at One Colorado on Saturday. The series brings free movie screenings to the Old Pasadena area at select venues from July 5 to 28. FREE

10. 626 Night Market returns for three nights of deliciousness at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia.

11. Friday Flights at The Getty invites artists to respond to the iconic architecture, gardens and exhibitions of the museum through multiple art forms that include music, performance and film. FREE

12. For over 30 years, Grand Performances has offered a variety of performance events at California Plaza, for free. Their 2018 summer series runs June 1 through August 18. This Friday and Saturday G.P. will host Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance with Graham Reynolds and Mexican Theater collective Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol with “a bilingual, multimedia chamber rock opera that explores borders, battlefields, conflict, and culture through the life and mythology of the iconic José Doroteo Arango Arámbula aka Pancho Villa.” FREE

13. Back for the 15th year in a row, The Independent Shakespeare Co. presents Shakespeare in the Park at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park with free performances Wednesday through Sunday of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. FREE

14. Odd Nights at the Autry features 22 gourmet food trucks, a full bar, mobile boutiques and pop-up shops from local makers, and live music from emerging artists.

15. Get Fit an inaugural Workout Week Los Angeles Festival happening July 14-21 will bring 100+ classes at participating boutique gyms and studios for $10 per class.

16. 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.

17. The Music Center’s annual Dance DTLA series is back for 2018 with a series of Friday-night events at Grand Park. This week features Dance DTLA an evening focused on salsa. Enjoy music, dancing, and more starting at 7 p.m . FREE

18. Delicious Little Tokyo 2018 (July 20-21) is a food and drink event taking place on the streets of Little Tokyo, from local establishments.

19. Shakespeare By The Sea will once again offer a ten-week program of admission-free performances. The series continues with performances of The Merry Wives of Windsor in Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro on Friday, The Winter’s Tale at Cesar Chavez Park in Long Beach on Saturday and The Merry Wives of Windsor at Cesar Chavez Park in Long Beach on Sunday. FREE

20. 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. Open Tuesday through Sunday this week. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

21. The Department of Beaches and Harbors presents Beach Movie Nights at Dockweiler Youth Center this week screening The Incredibles. FREE

22. Are you a Chase bank customer? Got a freebie you might want to know about. Coolhaus is teaming with the Forum and Chase to hand out free ice cream sandwiches to Chase customers on Fridays all summer long. Locations will change every Friday, and the offer is ice cream sandwich per cardholder. Get more info here.

23. Jazz at LACMA welcomes Rayford Griffin at the BP grand entrance at 6 p.m. FREE

24. Perfect for dog lovers, Mutt House is a musical centered around a doomed animal shelter, a boy named Eddie and six zany mutts working together to save the shelter they all call home. Performing at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City from July 15 through August 5 with previews beginning this week on July 10. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

25. The City of Monterey Park presents Summer Movies in the Park a family friendly event with free popcorn taking place in different parks in the neighborhood. This month Wonder will be screened at Cascades Park. FREE

26. Free museum days: Long Beach Museum of Art (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Saturday July 21st, 2018

27. Come share your voice at Big Sing California, a choral concert broadcast across the state along with choirs from San Francisco and more during a simultaneous performance. The Los Angeles edition will take place at The Walt Disney Concert Hall. FREE

28. Summer Street Market Nights taking place at The Mixing Room at the JW Marriott in DTLA will feature an assortment of interactive food stations offering international cuisine paired with themed entertainment. This week the theme is Bollywood with unlimited sweet and savory Indian street food.

29. Street Food Cinema returns this weekend with a screening of 10 Things I Hate About You at Heritage Square Museum and The Princess Bride at Pan Pacific Park in Beverly Hills. Select screenings are discounted via Goldstar. DISCOUNTED

30. PLAYDATE 2018 is an after-hours adult night that supports the Kidspace Children’s Museum, a non-profit organization. The evening will include cocktails, food and access to the museum’s various exhibits. All funds raised will benefit Kidspace’s educational programs, summer camps and free family nights.

31. Pop Saturdays, a summer series off free concerts taking place at Marina del Rey’s Burton Chace Park kicks off with R&B artist Lalah Hathaway. FREE

32. Sweetgreen launches The La Brea Farmer’s Market a weekly market hosted within the parking lot of Sweetgreen’s storefront on the corner of La Brea and W. 2nd Street. The market will feature 40+ vendors that range from produce, meats, dairy, and beyond. On launch day guests can enjoy a wine and lounge garden with Helen’s Win, mini Sweetgreen salad bowls, DIY floral Bar, live music and DJ sets from HAIM, Them Jeans and Dana Boulos.

33. Enjoy a summer movie night at Warner Ranch Park in Woodland Hills when Movies on the Green with a screening of Jumangi: Welcome to the Jungle. FREE 

34. HUSHfest the all-ages Silent Disco dance party will take place on the Santa Monica Pier this weekend with a Daft Punk vs P-Funk vs G-Funk theme.

35. TOMS will be hosting a special screening of the Original Sleeping Beauty film on The Green at The Americana at Brand to celebrate the launch of TOMS x Disney Sleeping Beauty Collection. FREE

36. The South Pasadena Summer Arts Crawl is an all ages free evening event featuring gallery exhibitions, art activities, live music, open houses, food and drink specials, and more along Mission Street and the South Pasadena business district. FREE

37. Composers and filmmakers create scores to be performed live at the 5th annual Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival at Barnsdall Art Park’s Gallery Theatre.

38. Eat|See|Hear returns for 2018 with a screening of Ocean’s Eleven at Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

39. Celebrate summer in the SGV during Movies in the Park, a free outdoor film series screening at Alhambra Park. This weekend they’ll screen Coco. FREE

40. 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.

41. City of Rancho Palos Verdes presents Free Movies in the Park at Civic Center. The series will kick off with a screening of Coco. FREE

Sunday July 22nd, 2018

42. Movie Night at The Wiltern will screen classic films with live music and a full bar. This Sunday is a matinee screening of The Lion King with themed photo ops, face painting and coloring stations. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

43. Check out LACMA’s latest exhibition, 3D: Double Vision an interactive exhibit that explores the art and illusion of 3D.

44. The biannual Brewers United Fest returns with eight DTLA breweries for a special festival celebrating beers from Angel City Brewery, Dry River, Indie, Highland Park, Mumford, Arts District, Iron Triangle, and Boomtown. All proceeds go to the Keep-a-Breast Foundation.

45. Shakespeare’s most magical play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream returns to the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga Canyon for 12 performances throughout the summer, from June 3-September 3.

46. The City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Arts program presents the 2018 Summer Sounds Outdoor Concert Series. This Sunday 10-piece TropiFunk band Jungle Fire will give a free performance at Plummer Park. FREE

47. Friendship Buddies a free stand-up comedy show taking place at the Verdugo Bar back patio features some of the best comics in Los Angeles and beyond. Show starts at 8p.m. FREE

48. Free museum days: Museum of Latin American Art and Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can)

Food Pick for the Weekend

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The Burrito on 5th at Yarrow. Photo Credit: Christina Champlin/We Like L.A.

Chef Royce Burke takes over the menu at Hyperslow with his latest concept, Yarrow, which offers an inventive take on vegan and vegetarian food. The Fairfax district cafe serves breakfast and lunch while the Hyperslow space has yoga, meditation and an art gallery. Yarrow’s current menu features a tight selection of vegetable forward eats that celebrate the vibrant flavors of the season. Quick highlights include a carrot tartine, a Maitake mushroom sandwich and a coconut parfait. The Burrito on 5th (pictured above) was an unexpected favorite, packed with a mixture of cauliflower, carrots, zucchini and carrot puree rolled into a tortilla with crispy melted cheese on one side. Veggie burritos are, in theory, typically bland and boring, but Yarrow nails it. I believe The Burrito on 5th is one of the most unique burritos in town. Give it a try this weekend and save room for pastries, especially the matcha lime cake, best paired with the menu of organic fair trade coffee.

Yarrow is located on 487 S. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036

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


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

July 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, Thursday, July 19, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Screen on the Green 2018 at Trancas Market

Screen on the Green 2018


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1. [5 p.m.The El Segundo Art Walk taking place every third Thursday of the summer months, allows the public to get to know 40 artists in 30+ venues in downtown El Segundo. FREE

2. [5 p.m.]  Downtown Culver City’s “Third Wednesday SummerTini Tasting” invites the public for mini cocktails (virgin available) at participating establishments. FREE

3. [5:30 p.m.]  Sizzling Summer Nights at The Autry returns for weekly nights of salsa and Latin fusion music, complimentary dance lessons, museum access, tacos and margaritas. This week Chino Espinoza y Los Dueños Del Son will perform.

4. [6:30 p.m.KCRW’s Summer Nights series is comes to the Hammer Museum for three nights of free music this July featuring live music and DJ sets alongside happy hour food trucks and cash bars. The week Kauf, Sam Evian and KCRW DJ Valida will perform. FREE

5. [8 p.m.Old Pasadena Summer Cinema continues with a screening of A Quiet Place at CTRL Collective on Thursday. FREE

6. [8 p.m.] Enjoy free family-friendly outdoor movies in Malibu thanks to Screen on the Green at Trancas Country Market every Thursday through September 13. This week Akeelah and the Bee will be screened. FREE

7. [8:30 p.m.Outfest Under the Stars is four nights (July 18-21) of LGBTQ films at Hollywood”s Ford Theatres. The series will screen Bad Reputation, Wild Nights with Emily and more.

8. [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.

9. [variousFree museum daysJapanese American National Museum (all day), 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 (5 to 8 p.m.)

10. [variousdineL.A. will have food-lovers and connoisseurs taste, explore and enjoy various prix-fixe menus from restaurants across various L.A. neighborhoods from July 13 through 27 .

DEAL OF THE DAY: Get $7.50 tix to CatCon LA (via Goldstar)

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

July 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, Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Outfest Under the Stars at the Ford

Image via Outfest Under the Stars on Facebook


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1. [7 p.m.] Underground Jazz Sessions at The Continental Club.

2. [7 p.m.]  Back for the 15th year in a row, The Independent Shakespeare Co. presents Shakespeare in the Park at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park with free performances Wednesday through Sunday of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. FREE

3. [7 p.m.]  Shakespeare By The Sea will once again offer a ten-week program of admission-free performances. The series continues with a performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor at Schabarum Regional Park in Rowland Heights on Wednesday. FREE

4. [8 p.m.]  Perfect for dog lovers, Mutt House is a musical centered around a doomed animal shelter, a boy named Eddie and six zany mutts working together to save the shelter they all call home. Performing at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City from July 15 through August 5 with previews beginning this week on July 10. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

5. [8:30 p.m.Comedians Cinema Club Presents: WILLOW at Black Rabbit Rose.

6. [8:30 p.m.] Watch classic movies outdoors while savoring ice-cream when Sweet Rose Creamery in Studio City welcomes the return of its free summer movie series. The series continues with a screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. FREE

7. [8:30 p.m.Outfest Under the Stars is four nights (July 18-21) of LGBTQ films at Hollywood”s Ford Theatres. The series will screen Bad Reputation, Wild Nights with Emily and more.

8. [9 p.m.Be Kind, Rewind (90s Night) at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood.

9. [various] Get Fit an inaugural Workout Week Los Angeles Festival happening July 14-21 will bring 100+ classes at participating boutique gyms and studios for $10 per class.

10. [variousdineL.A. will have food-lovers and connoisseurs taste, explore and enjoy various prix-fixe menus from restaurants across various L.A. neighborhoods from July 13 through 27 .

DEAL OF THE DAY: Get $7.50 tix to CatCon LA (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 July 17, 2018

July 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, Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Moonlight Movies

Image via Alfredos’ Beach Club


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1. [noon] HUM Nutrition will host HUM Together, a day focused on beauty, wellness and nutrition through activities at The Grove like workshops, yoga, live music, the first ever collagen bar and much more. FREE

2. [4 p.m.] Boomtown Brewery in collaboration with Chef Alan Matheus will launch a weekly all-you-can-eat Taco Tuesday, where $15 gets you unlimited tacos for two hours plus a beer, and $2 off select beers after that.

3. [7 p.m.] Come listen to great live jazz when Subaru Summer Jazz Nights returns to Hollywood and Highland for five Tuesday evenings. David Binney will perform this Tuesday.

4. [7 p.m.Mr. C’s Poolside Cinema is back for the fifth year in a row. From June 5 through August 28 Angelenos can indulge in a luxury outdoor movie experience by the pool with a Cipriani menu, classic movie snacks and mini bottles of Moët & Chandon Champagne. Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be screened this week.

5. [8 p.m.]  Moonlight Movies on the Beach returns to Alfredo’s Beach Club in Long Beach a a summer of free film screenings on the sand. The series continues Tuesday with a screening of The Incredibles at Granada Beach. FREE

6. [8 p.m.The Last Book Review is a night of true stories and satirical book reviews from comics, authors and storytellers happening at Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth.

7. [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 till September 3 by the David Hockney painted Tropicana Pool. ​Screening this week is Valley Girl.

8. [various]  Free museum days: Los Angeles County Arboretum (note: the tram doesn’t run on this day), South Coast Botanic Garden and Descanso Gardens

9. [various] Get Fit an inaugural Workout Week Los Angeles Festival happening July 14-21 will bring 100+ classes at participating boutique gyms and studios for $10 per class.

10. [variousdineL.A. will have food-lovers and connoisseurs taste, explore and enjoy various prix-fixe menus from restaurants across various L.A. neighborhoods from July 13 through 27 .

DEAL OF THE DAY:  $55 tix to the Westside Food and Wine Summer Festival (via Goldstar)

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

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49 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [7-16-18 to 7-20-18]

July 16, 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, July 16 to Friday, July 20, features dineL.A., The Last Book Review, Outfest Under the Stars, The El Segundo Art Walk, KCRW’s Summer Nights, Jaws at the Hollywood Bowl, Salsa at Union Station, L.A. Zoo Roaring Nights 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!

Getty Center Gardens

Getty Center. Credit: Fabio Achilli via flickr cc


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Monday July 16th, 2018

1. dineL.A. will have food-lovers and connoisseurs taste, explore and enjoy various prix-fixe menus from restaurants across various L.A. neighborhoods from July 13 through 27 .

2. Start your week with a free Jam Session at the Ford Theatres. This week’s focus: Tango Dance. FREE

3. Family Meal pays homage to the late Anthony Bourdain through a celebration of street food. For one night chefs from Craft, LASA, The Park’s Finest, Yarrow, Todo Verde and more will offer their take on street food at the Far East Plaza in Chinatown with proceeds going towards LA Kitchen and RAICES.

4. Get Fit an inaugural Workout Week Los Angeles Festival happening July 14-21 will bring 100+ classes at participating boutique gyms and studios for $10 per class.

5. E.P. & L.P. in West Hollywood continues their stylish cinema series Melrose Rooftop Theatre with several screenings this week that include Romeo & Juliet, A Quiet Place, Zoolander and more.

6. The Pub at Golden Road will host Goat Yoga on The Lawn where guests join in a one hour yoga session, sip on a GR beer after and meet and greet the yogi goats.

7. Hangout at the Aquarium of the Pacific at night and see sharks, jellyfish and more in a different light! Happening multiple times this week. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

8. There’s a free summer fitness series at Manhattan Beach Pier kicking off with Mindful Yoga on the Beach this Monday at 6:30 p.m. FREE

Tuesday July 17th, 2018

9. Come listen to great live jazz when Subaru Summer Jazz Nights returns to Hollywood and Highland for five Tuesday evenings. David Binney will perform this Tuesday.

10. Moonlight Movies on the Beach returns to Alfredo’s Beach Club in Long Beach a a summer of free film screenings on the sand. The series continues Tuesday with a screening of The Incredibles at Granada Beach. FREE

11. Boomtown Brewery in collaboration with Chef Alan Matheus will launch a weekly all-you-can-eat Taco Tuesday, where $15 gets you unlimited tacos for two hours plus a beer, and $2 off select beers after that.

12. Mr. C’s Poolside Cinema is back for the fifth year in a row. From June 5 through August 28 Angelenos can indulge in a luxury outdoor movie experience by the pool with a Cipriani menu, classic movie snacks and mini bottles of Moët & Chandon Champagne. Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be screened this week.

13. The Last Book Review is a night of true stories and satirical book reviews from comics, authors and storytellers happening at Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth.

14. HUM Nutrition will host HUM Together, a day focused on beauty, wellness and nutrition through activities at The Grove like workshops, yoga, live music, the first ever collagen bar and much more. FREE

15. 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 till September 3 by the David Hockney painted Tropicana Pool. ​Screening this week is Valley Girl.

16. Free museum days: Los Angeles County Arboretum (note: the tram doesn’t run on this day), South Coast Botanic Garden and Descanso Gardens

Wednesday July 18th, 2018

17. Outfest Under the Stars is four nights (July 18-21) of LGBTQ films at Hollywood”s Ford Theatres. The series will screen Bad Reputation, Wild Nights with Emily and more.

18. Back for the 15th year in a row, The Independent Shakespeare Co. presents Shakespeare in the Park at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park with free performances Wednesday through Sunday of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. FREE

19. Perfect for dog lovers, Mutt House is a musical centered around a doomed animal shelter, a boy named Eddie and six zany mutts working together to save the shelter they all call home. Performing at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City from July 15 through August 5 with previews beginning this week on July 10. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

20. Watch classic movies outdoors while savoring ice-cream when Sweet Rose Creamery in Studio City welcomes the return of its free summer movie series. The series continues with a screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. FREE

21. Shakespeare By The Sea will once again offer a ten-week program of admission-free performances. The series continues with performances of The Merry Wives of Windsor at Schabarum Regional Park in Rowland Heights on Wednesday, The Winter’s Tale in Garfield Park in South Pasadena Thursday and The Merry Wives of Windsor in Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro on Friday. FREE

Thursday July 19th, 2018

22. The El Segundo Art Walk taking place every third Thursday of the summer months, allows the public to get to know 40 artists in 30+ venues in downtown El Segundo. FREE

23. Sizzling Summer Nights at The Autry returns for weekly nights of salsa and Latin fusion music, complimentary dance lessons, museum access, tacos and margaritas. This week Chino Espinoza y Los Dueños Del Son will perform.

24. Old Pasadena Summer Cinema continues with a screening of A Quiet Place at CTRL Collective on Thursday and follows up on Friday with In Bruges at Distant Lands and The Incredibles at One Colorado. The series brings free movie screenings to the Old Pasadena area at select venues from July 5 to 28. FREE

25. 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.

26. Enjoy free family-friendly outdoor movies in Malibu thanks to Screen on the Green at Trancas Country Market every Thursday through September 13. This week Akeelah and the Bee will be screened. FREE

27. KCRW’s Summer Nights series is coming to the Hammer Museum for three nights of free music this July featuring live music and DJ sets alongside happy hour food trucks and cash bars. The week Kauf, Sam Evian and KCRW DJ Valida will perform. FREE

28. 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.

29. 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.

30 Downtown Culver City’s “Third Wednesday SummerTini Tasting” happening in Downtown Culver City invites the public for mini cocktails (virgin available) at participating establishments. FREE

31. Free museum days: Japanese American National Museum (all day), 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 (5 to 8 p.m.)

Friday July 20th, 2018

32. As part of their summer line-up, the Hollywood Bowl is hosting a rendition of the thrilling cult classic Jaws for two nights on July 20 and 21. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

33. Salsa at the Station returns to Los Angeles’ Union Station for an evening of exciting Latin music and salsa dancing in the beautiful train station’s historic ticketing hall. FREE

34. The Los Angeles Zoo’s annual after-hours music series, Roaring Nights, is back for summer 2018. Come experience DJs, indie bands, Silent Disco, the all-new Glamping Lounge, adult beverages, more than a dozen great food trucks each evening and more. The series continues with a 90’s theme night with covering bands like Weezer, Alanis Morrisette, The Backstreet Boys, the Goo Goo Dolls, Smash Mouth and more. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

35. WP24 by Wolfgang Puck’s Summer Supper + Show returns every Friday and Saturday, July through August, with a Asian-inspired dinner at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck followed by a movie screening on the private 26th floor hotel rooftop. This weekend they’ll screen 1995’s Jumanji .

36. The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will host Late Night Fridays where guests can enjoy free general admission from 5 to 8 p.m. and gain access to special activities, 3D movies, behind-the-scenes tours, live excavations, and more. FREE

37. Zombie Joe’s Underground takes their production outdoors for Camp Whitsit. Described as a haunted immersive trip to summer camp for very courageous scouts the production takes place this Friday and Saturday.

38. 626 Night Market returns for three nights of deliciousness at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia.

39. Friday Flights at The Getty invites artists to respond to the iconic architecture, gardens and exhibitions of the museum through multiple art forms that include music, performance and film. FREE

40. For over 30 years, Grand Performances has offered a variety of performance events at California Plaza, for free. Their 2018 summer series runs June 1 through August 18. This Friday and Saturday G.P. will host Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance with Graham Reynolds and Mexican Theater collective Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol with “a bilingual, multimedia chamber rock opera that explores borders, battlefields, conflict, and culture through the life and mythology of the iconic José Doroteo Arango Arámbula aka Pancho Villa.” FREE

41. 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.

42. The Music Center’s annual Dance DTLA series is back for 2018 with a series of Friday-night events at Grand Park. This week features Dance DTLA an evening focused on salsa. Enjoy music, dancing, and more from 9 p.m. to midnight . FREE

43. Delicious Little Tokyo 2018 (July 20-21) is a food and drink event taking place on the streets of Little Tokyo, from local establishments.

44. 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. Open Tuesday through Sunday this week. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

45. The Department of Beaches and Harbors presents Beach Movie Nights at Dockweiler Youth Center this week screening The Incredibles. FREE

46. Are you a Chase bank customer? Got a freebie you might want to know about. Coolhaus is teaming with the Forum and Chase to hand out free ice cream sandwiches to Chase customers on Fridays all summer long. Locations will change every Friday, and the offer is ice cream sandwich per cardholder. Get more info here.

47. Jazz at LACMA welcomes Rayford Griffin at the BP grand entrance at 6 p.m. FREE

48. The City of Monterey Park presents Summer Movies in the Park a family friendley event with free popcorn taking place in different parks in the neighborhood. This month Wonder will be screened at Cascades Park. FREE

49. Free museum days: Long Beach Museum of Art (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Food Pick for the Week

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Casual market-driven eatery Friends & Family is now serving dinner. Chefs Daniel Mattern and Roxana Jullapat have rolled out a rotating menu of seasonal shared plates and mains that incorporate hearth roasted sustainably-raised meats, heritage grains and farmers market produce. On the summer menu diners can find items like Chicken Liver Toast accompanied by apricot and nigella and Wild Salmon grilled in grape leaves over almond wood. Keep in mind the duo is best known for their use of heritage grains, which can be found in the Spelt Prezel and Smoked Fish & Beer Rarebit with Housemade Rye Sourdough. Complementing the dinner menu are natural wines and local craft beers selected by Mattern and Jullapat. To finish, guests can indulge in house-made desserts like Sorghum Sticky Pudding, Huckleberry Meringue with Blackberry Compote and Buttermilk-Blueberry Ice Cream. Dinner service is available Wednesday through Sunday from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Friends & Family is located on 5150 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027

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


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

July 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, Monday, July 16, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Downtown L.A. Skyline from Ascot Hills Park

The downtown skyline from Ascot Hills Park. Photo credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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1. [5 p.m.Hangout at the Aquarium of the Pacific at night and see sharks, jellyfish and more in a different light! Happening multiple times this week. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

2. [5 p.m.] The Pub at Golden Road will host Goat Yoga on The Lawn where guests join in a one hour yoga session, sip on a GR beer after and meet and greet the yogi goats.

4. [6 p.m.Family Meal pays homage to the late Anthony Bourdain through a celebration of street food. For one night chefs from Craft, LASA, The Park’s Finest, Yarrow, Todo Verde and more will offer their take on street food at the Far East Plaza in Chinatown with proceeds going towards LA Kitchen and RAICES.

5. [7 p.m.]  tart your week with a free Jam Session at the Ford Theatres. This week’s focus: Tango Dance. FREE

6. [8 p.m.] E.P. & L.P. in West Hollywood continues their stylish cinema series Melrose Rooftop Theatre continues this Monday with Romeo & Juliet,

8. [8:30 p.m.The Sunset Jam #126 w/ special guest Derek Day at The Viper Room.

7. [9 p.m.LA Takedown at Zebulon. FREE

9. [10:30 p.m.]  Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody at UCB Sunset.

3. [various] Get Fit an inaugural Workout Week Los Angeles Festival happening July 14-21 will bring 100+ classes at participating boutique gyms and studios for $10 per class.

10. [variousdineL.A. will have food-lovers and connoisseurs taste, explore and enjoy various prix-fixe menus from restaurants across various L.A. neighborhoods from July 13 through 27 .

DEAL OF THE DAY:  $55 tix to the Westside Food and Wine Summer Festival (via Goldstar)

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

July 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, Sunday, July 15, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Photo via Smorgasburg


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1. [8 a.m.] The Hammer museum will host a live broadcast of the FIFA World Cup this Sunday during the final showdown between Croatia and France. FREE

2. [10 a.m. Beautycon Festival returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center July 14-15 for a two-day beauty convention with Kim Kardashian West and many other personalities.

3. [10 a.m.]  #NationalIceCreamDay is July 15, and one of the best ways for Angelenos to celebrate this special day is at the launch of Ice Cream Alley. This new area at Smorgasburg LA will feature vendors like Wanderlust Creamery, Yellow Business – HK Egg Waffle, Churro Boss, Sweet n’ Hollow and more.

4. [11 a.m.The 9th Annual Reggae On The Mountain returns to Topanga Canyon’s Topanga Community Center on July 14-15 for two jam-packed, fun-filled days of roots reggae from Toots and The Maytals, Derrick Morgan, The Lions, Pato Banton and more. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

5. [11 a.m.] FX presents a Snowfall Summer Kickback on July 14-15 to celebrate season 2 of the show through a free immersive arts space, featuring live DJ sets, art installations, interactive experiences inspired by LA in the 80s, food from In-n-Out and Homeboy Industries. FREE

6. [11 a.m.] Events and activists company SameSide will host a cannabis infused brunch prepared by Cheftoferin Koreatown this Saturday where guests will fight to legalize cannabis on a federal level while enjoying tasty bites and mocktails.

7. [noonThe 38th Annual Lotus Festival from July 14-15 at Echo Park Lake will include live entertainment, arts and crafts, a boat race, an asian food court, dragon boat races and of course and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the blooming flowers on the lake. FREE

8. [noonThe South Bay Greek Festival, at St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church taking place July 13-15 in Redondo Beach, will offer Greek food, music and dancing.

9. [2 p.m.]  Sunday Sessions, at Grand Park, is a celebration of Los Angeles House music. Highlighting music and dance culture the event continues with performances by Doc Martin, Tara Brooks, and Anton Tumas. FREE

10. [6:30 p.m.] For three nights in July, August and September, The Wiltern hosts Swingin’ Summer, a series of vintage-style evenings with swing dance lessons, drinks, and dancing to live music. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

DEAL OF THE DAY:  $55 tix to the Westside Food and Wine Summer Festival (via Goldstar)

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

July 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, Saturday, July 14, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Riders are prepped for a swan boat ride at Echo Park Lake. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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1. [10 a.m.] Union Station in DTLA is hosting their second annual Summer Train Fest. Fun for all ages, guests can tour vintage train cars, enjoy 360° virtual reality stations, shop local vendors, grab a bite at popular food trucks, dance to live music and much more. FREE

2. [10 a.m. Beautycon Festival returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center July 14-15 for a two-day beauty convention with Kim Kardashian West and many other personalities.

3. [11 a.m.The 9th Annual Reggae On The Mountain returns to Topanga Canyon’s Topanga Community Center on July 14-15 for two jam-packed, fun-filled days of roots reggae from Toots and The Maytals, Derrick Morgan, The Lions, Pato Banton and more. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

4. [11 a.m.] FX presents a Snowfall Summer Kickback on July 14-15 to celebrate season 2 of the show through a free immersive arts space, featuring live DJ sets, art installations, interactive experiences inspired by LA in the 80s, food from In-n-Out and Homeboy Industries. FREE

5. [11:45 a.m.The 38th Annual Lotus Festival from July 14-15 at Echo Park Lake will include live entertainment, arts and crafts, a boat race, an asian food court, dragon boat races and of course and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the blooming flowers on the lake. FREE

6. [noonThe South Bay Greek Festival, at St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church taking place July 13-15 in Redondo Beach, will offer Greek food, music and dancing.

7. [6 p.m.]  Colorado Street Bridge Party returns to Defenders Park in Pasadena on Saturday for a night of music, dancing, vintage cars, free kids activities, food, wine and treats atop one of the most picturesque bridges in the world.

8. [6 p.m.Marina Movie Nights returns to Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey for free Saturday-night screenings of beloved musicals. This weekend it’s La La Land with tap dancing lessons. FREE

9. [6 p.m.KCRW’s Summer Nights offers free all-ages outdoor music shows over the course of the summer throughout Los Angeles and this weekend they’ll takes over the California African American Museum with KCRW DJs Aaron Byrd and Garth Trinidad. FREE

10. [6 p.m.Off the 405, free concerts at the Getty will host a performance by FEELS and a DJ set by Boss Harmony in the museum courtyard. FREE

DEAL OF THE DAY:  $21 tix to the Music Center’s Moves After Dark (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for July 13, 2018

July 13, 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, July 13, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [5 p.m.] The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will host Late Night Fridays where guests can enjoy free general admission from 5 to 8 p.m. and gain access to special activities, 3D movies, behind-the-scenes tours, live excavations, and more. FREE

2. [5 p.m.The South Bay Greek Festival, at St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church taking place July 13-15 in Redondo Beach, will offer Greek food, music and dancing.

3. [6 p.m.]  ‘Summer of Salsa’ concert series is a monthly free concert series at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes running now till September 7, 2018. This month La Verdad, a West Coast nine-piece salsa group, under the musical direction of Gabriel Gonzalez will peform. FREE

4. [6:30 p.m.] There’s a Friday The 13th Part VI screening with filmmaker Tom McLoughlin in person at the Landmark’s Nuart Theatre.

5. [8 p.m.WP24 by Wolfgang Puck’s Summer Supper + Show returns every Friday and Saturday, July through August, with a Asian-inspired dinner at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck followed by a movie screening on the private 26th floor hotel rooftop. This weekend they’ll screen Top Gun.

6. [8 p.m.Old Pasadena Summer Cinema  continues with screenings at One Colorado and Distant Lands this Friday. FREE

7. [8:30 p.m.] Union Station in DTLA will host Filmmm, a series of food-centric films, this summer. The series continues with the documentary City of Gold where Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold, takes viewers on a gustatory journey through the City of Angels. FREE

8. [8:30 p.m.] Celebrate summer in Los Angeles watching some beloved films during Outdoor Movies at the Skirball. This Friday Labyrinth will be screened. We suggest you arrive early to check out The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited exhibit where costumes, sketches and more of Labyrinth are displayed.

9. [9 p.m.The Music Center’s annual Dance DTLA series is back for 2018 with a series of Friday-night events at Grand Park. This week features DJ Nights an evening curated by some of the city’s best and most influential DJs. Enjoy music, dancing, and more from 9 p.m. to midnight . FREE

10. [various]  dineL.A. will have food-lovers and connoisseurs taste, explore and enjoy various prix-fixe menus from restaurants across various L.A. neighborhoods from July 13 through 27 .

DEAL OF THE DAY:  $21 tix to the Music Center’s Moves After Dark (via Goldstar)

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47 Awesome Things To Do in L.A. This Weekend [7-13-18 to 7-15-18]

July 12, 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 L.A. 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, July 13 to Sunday, July 15, features Outdoor Movies at the Skirball, ‘Summer of Salsa’, Colorado Street Bridge Party, Summer Train Fest at Union Station, the Lotus Festival, Swingin’ Summer at The Wiltern, Ice Cream Ally at Smorgasburg LA, Sunday Sessions at Grand Park 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!

Echo Park lotus flowers

Echo Park Lake lotus flowers. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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Friday July 13th, 2018

1. Celebrate summer in Los Angeles watching some beloved films during Outdoor Movies at the Skirball. This Friday Labyrinth will be screened. We suggest you arrive early to check out The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited exhibit where costumes, sketches and more of Labyrinth are displayed.

2‘Summer of Salsa’ concert series is a monthly free concert series at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes running now till September 7, 2018. This month La Verdad, a West Coast nine-piece salsa group, under the musical direction of Gabriel Gonzalez will peform. FREE

3. Union Station in DTLA will host Filmmm, a series of food-centric films, this summer. The series continues with the documentary City of Gold where Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold, takes viewers on a gustatory journey through the City of Angels. FREE

4. Back for the 15th year in a row, The Independent Shakespeare Co. presents Shakespeare in the Park at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park with free performances Wednesday through Sunday of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. FREE

5. The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will host Late Night Fridays where guests can enjoy free general admission from 5 to 8 p.m. and gain access to special activities, 3D movies, behind-the-scenes tours, live excavations, and more. FREE

6. The South Bay Greek Festival, at St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church taking place July 13-15 in Redondo Beach, will offer Greek food, music and dancing.

7. Old Pasadena Summer Cinema  continues with several screenings at One Colorado, Central Park and Distant Lands this weekend. The series brings free movie screenings to the Old Pasadena area at select venues from July 5 to 28. FREE

8. The Music Center’s annual Dance DTLA series is back for 2018 with a series of Friday-night events at Grand Park. This week features DJ Nights an evening curated by some of the city’s best and most influential DJs. Enjoy music, dancing, and more from 9 p.m. to midnight . FREE

9. dineL.A. will have food-lovers and connoisseurs taste, explore and enjoy various prix-fixe menus from restaurants across various L.A. neighborhoods from July 13 through 27 .

10. For over 30 years, Grand Performances has offered a variety of performance events at California Plaza, for free. Their 2018 summer series runs June 1 through August 18. This Friday they’ll present Now More Than Ever: Protest Songs Sing-Along. Lyrics will be projected on a screen behind the performers so the audience can join in. FREE

11. There’s a Friday The 13th Part VI screening with filmmaker Tom McLoughlin in person at the Landmark’s Nuart Theatre.

12. Shakespeare By The Sea will once again offer a ten-week program of admission-free performances. The series continues with performances of The Winter’s Tale at Monte Verde Park in Lakewood on Friday andThe Winter’s Tale at Rush Park in Los Alamitos on Saturday. FREE

13. The Department of Beaches and Harbors presents Beach Movie Nights at Dockweiler Youth Center this week screening Coco. FREE

14. Perfect for dog lovers, Mutt House is a musical centered around a doomed animal shelter, a boy named Eddie and six zany mutts working together to save the shelter they all call home. Performing at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City from July 15 through August 5 with previews beginning this week on July 10. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

15. Are you a Chase bank customer? Got a freebie you might want to know about. Coolhaus is teaming with the Forum and Chase to hand out free ice cream sandwiches to Chase customers on Fridays all summer long. Locations will change every Friday, and the offer is ice cream sandwich per cardholder. Get more info here.

16. 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.

17. WP24 by Wolfgang Puck’s Summer Supper + Show returns every Friday and Saturday, July through August, with a Asian-inspired dinner at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck followed by a movie screening on the private 26th floor hotel rooftop. This weekend they’ll screen Top Gun.

18. The Sorting Room nightclub housed within the Wallis Center’s Lovelace Studio Center presents a new season of unpredictable performances from poets, composers, jazz singers, cabaret veterans and more in a variety of genres alongside happy hour drink specials. This week For The Record: Tarantino a musical performance celebrating the famous directors films will take the stage July 12-15.

19. 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. Open Tuesday through Sunday this week. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

20. Rooftop Cinema Club returns to the rooftops of LEVEL in DTLA and NeueHouse in Hollywood with multiple screenings this week that include Hocus Pocus, The Lost Boys, CLUE and more.

21. Jazz at LACMA welcomes Scotty Barnhart at the BP grand entrance at 6 p.m. FREE

22. The South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes will host a family friendley movie night on their 87 acre property. This Friday they’ll screen Coco. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

Saturday July 14th, 2018

23. Colorado Street Bridge Party returns to Defenders Park in Pasadena on Saturday for a night of music, dancing, vintage cars, free kids activities, food, wine and treats atop one of the most picturesque bridges in the world.

24. Union Station in DTLA is hosting their second annual Summer Train Fest. Fun for all ages, guests can tour vintage train cars, enjoy 360° virtual reality stations, shop local vendors, grab a bite at popular food trucks, dance to live music and much more. FREE

25. The 38th Annual Lotus Festival from July 14-15 at Echo Park Lake will include live entertainment, arts and crafts, a boat race, an asian food court, dragon boat races and of course and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the blooming flowers on the lake. FREE

26. Marina Movie Nights returns to Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey for free Saturday-night screenings of beloved musicals. This weekend it’s La La Land with tap dancing lessons. FREE

27. The 9th Annual Reggae On The Mountain returns to Topanga Canyon’s Topanga Community Center on July 14-15 for two jam-packed, fun-filled days of roots reggae from Toots and The Maytals, Derrick Morgan, The Lions, Pato Banton and more. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

28. FX presents a Snowfall Summer Kickback on July 14-15 to celebrate season 2 of the show through a free immersive arts space, featuring live DJ sets, art installations, interactive experiences inspired by LA in the 80s, food from In-n-Out and Homeboy Industries. FREE

29. Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra is hosting a pug-a-palooza celebrating the adorable Puglie. Pets and children are welcome to this all ages party featuring Puglie installation, ice cream, boba, swag and a meet and greet with Puglie creator Euge Leung.

30. Off the 405, free concerts at the Getty will host a performance by FEELS and a DJ set by Boss Harmony in the museum courtyard. FREE

31. Enjoy free movie screenings under the stars when the Amazon Treasure Truck heads to DTLA this weekend for a screening of Wes Anderson’s Isle of DogsFREE

32. Tiki Night returns to the Egyptian Theatre this Saturday with a Tiki Marketplace, a Tiki Bar, Tiki cuisine, Tiki music, Polynesian Paradise Dancers and film screenings of “Bosko” and “The Whimsical Imagineer.”

33. Street Food Cinema returns this weekend with a screening of Romeo + Juliet at Brand Library Park in Glendale and 500 Days of Summer at Marriott Golf Course in Manhattan Beach Select screenings are discounted via Goldstar. DISCOUNTED

34. Visit Austin heads to Los Angeles for a day of complimentary food and drink inspired by The Live Music Capital of the World. Chef Jonathan Whitener from Los Angeles’ Here’s Looking at You and Austin’s Chef Callie Speer of Holy Roller will be on deck handling food while Blackillac will be spinning tunes. FREE

35. Beautycon Festival returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center July 14-15 for a two-day beauty convention with Kim Kardashian West and many other personalities.

36. Celebrate summer in the SGV during Movies in the Park, a free outdoor film series screening at Alhambra Park. This weekend they’ll screen Jumanji (1995). FREE

37. Sri Lanka Day 2018 returns to Pasadena City Hall Centennial Square on Saturday, for its annual celebration and tribute to the Sri Lankan culture and heritage. FREE

38. KCRW’s Summer Nights offers free all-ages outdoor music shows over the course of the summer throughout Los Angeles and this weekend they’ll takes over the California African American Museum with KCRW DJs Aaron Byrd and Garth Trinidad. FREE

39. Eat|See|Hear returns for 2018 with two screenings at LA State Historic Park. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind on Friday and The Warriors on Saturday. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

40. Get Fit an inaugural Workout Week Los Angeles Festival happening July 14-21 will bring 100+ classes at participating boutique gyms and studios for $10 per class.

41. Presented by Downtown Long Beach Alliance, Summer and Music (SAM) continues with Twisted at The Pike, a free music event at The Pike Outlets with headliner hypnotic punk band, L.A. Witch. FREE

Sunday July 15th, 2018

42. For three nights in July, August and September, The Wiltern hosts Swingin’ Summer, a series of vintage-style evenings with swing dance lessons, drinks, and dancing to live music. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

43. #NationalIceCreamDay is July 15, and one of the best ways for Angelenos to celebrate this special day is at the launch of Ice Cream Alley. This new area at Smorgasburg LA will feature vendors like Wanderlust Creamery, Yellow Business – HK Egg Waffle, Churro Boss, Sweet n’ Hollow and more.

44. Sunday Sessions, at Grand Park, is a celebration of Los Angeles House music. Highlighting music and dance culture the event continues with performances by Doc Martin, Tara Brooks, and Anton Tumas. FREE

45. Events and activists company SameSide will host a cannabis infused brunch prepared by Cheftofer in Koreatown this Saturday where guests will fight to legalize cannabis on a federal level while enjoying tasty bites and mocktails.

46. The Hammer museum will host a live broadcast of the FIFA World Cup this Sunday during the final showdown. FREE

47. Hot Mama Mommy Fitness Day at Cheviot Hills Park is a work out day with your kids for a good cause. There will be a Mommy and Toddler Bootcamp, Fun & Fit- Mommy and kid workout, a kids play area, crafts tables, healthy snack samples and more. Dad’s are also welcome. This event is free but they’re asking for new pairs of shoes to help out charity partner “Shoes That Fit.”

Food Pick for the Weekend

July 15 is National Ice Cream Day, so why not celebrate with a cold scoop via one of the specials listed below:

  • Small Batch, located in Mar Vista and Playa del Rey (inside Playa Provisions), features ice cream, sorbets, popsicles, shakes, ice cream sandwiches and 150+ topping choices. Ice cream flavors this season include: Coffee & Milk, Fresh Sweet Corn and Lemon with homemade Strawberry Pop Rocks, and Cereal Killer. Get a scoop or go all out with the Unicorn Sundae deemed “uni-cone.” It’s 10 scoops of ice cream, drizzled with three sauces, eight toppings, with whip cream, a dipped inverted waffle cone, sparkler and a cherry on top.
  • Starting this Friday the Helpful Honda Free Ice Cream truck will roll all over the city handing out tasty cool downs. Treats include bomb pops, big dippers, orange dreamsicles, fruit bars, ice cream sandwiches and more. The truck will be stopping at various community activities, parks, sporting events, and concerts every week, from Friday, July 13 through Labor Day. This weekend you can catch them at the following areas: Friday, July 13 (1- 6p.m.) Culver City & Santa Monica; Saturday, July 14 (8:30 a..m to noon) Long Beach; Sunday, July 15, (10 a.m. to 3p.m.) Lake View Terrace, Van Nuys and Sherman Oaks. Locations are never fully revealed before hand. Follow them on Instagram to try and locate them this weekend.
  • CREAM in North Hollywood, Northridge and USC Village is doing a by one get one free deal on ice cream cones. Promotion runs Sunday, July 15 to Monday July 16.
  • Celebrate with more than just a scoop at Sweet Rose Creamery (multiple locations) they’ll be offering a S’Mores Sundae that includes two scoops of chocolate ice cream, housemade graham cracker crumbles, a drizzle of hard chocolate shell, torched marshmallows topped with a graham cracker stick.

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


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Things To Do

10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for July 12, 2018

July 12, 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, July 12, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [5:30 p.m.Sizzling Summer Nights at The Autry returns for weekly nights of salsa and Latin fusion music, complimentary dance lessons, museum access, tacos and margaritas. This week Echo Park Project will perform.

2. [6 p.m.Downtown Art Walk brings art enthusiasts and locals together every second Thursday of each month to take part in gallery tours, shop the art mart and sample nearby food trucks, and experience the overall flavor of the downtown Los Angeles Historic Core.

3. [6:30 p.m.KCRW’s Summer Nights series is coming to the Hammer Museum for three nights of free music this July featuring live music and DJ sets alongside happy hour food trucks and cash bars. The week Still Woozy, Neil Frances and KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole will perform. FREE

4. [6:30 p.m.] Baldwin Hills Crenshaw is hosting free movie screenings this summer alongside live music, fun games and food trucks. Kicking off the event is Love JonesFREE

5. [6:30 p.m.Skyline Sound + Cinema partners with The Bloc, ALT 98.7 and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for a screening of I,TONYA this Thursday.

6. [7 p.m.] French-based music label Kitsuné is collaborating with the NoMad Hotel for Kitsuné Afterwork, musical evenings taking place on the rooftop of the elegant, recently opened hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Andre power and Them Jeans will continue the summer session. FREE

7. [7 p.m.] Back for the 15th year in a row, The Independent Shakespeare Co. presents Shakespeare in the Park at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park with free performances Wednesday through Sunday of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. FREE

8. [7 p.m.] Celebrate summer as you enjoy the arts during Symphonic Thursdays, a series of four free concerts taking place at Marina del Rey’s Burton Chace Park during July and August. Kicking off the series is Opera at the Shore – The Marina del Rey Orchestra plays arias from popular operas. FREE

9. [8 p.m.] Perfect for dog lovers, Mutt House is a musical centered around a doomed animal shelter, a boy named Eddie and six zany mutts working together to save the shelter they all call home. Performing at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City from July 15 through August 5 with previews beginning this week on July 10.

10. [various]  Free museum daysJapanese 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:  $25 tix to Brew at the Zoo (via Goldstar)

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

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