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45 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [7-10-17 to 7-14-17]

July 10, 2017 by Christina Minh

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 10 to Friday, July 14, features Jazz Nights at Hollywood & Highland, a Time Out magazine release party at Rooftop Cinema Club, the L.A. Times Ideas Exchange, a Quiet Clubbing Party, a Soul Music Festival  and LOTS more.

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

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

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Monday July 10th, 2017

1. Outfest, L.A.’s signature LGBT film festival, returns this week with screenings at venues across Los Angeles. The 11-day event runs through July 16. Check for discounted tickets on Goldstar for select screenings. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

2. Endless Summer: Time Out L.A. July Magazine Release Party at Rooftop Cinema Club.

3. Every week the the team from Smoke and Mirrors aims to add a little razzle-dazzle to your Monday monotony by showcasing a rotating cast of award-winning magicians from the likes of the Magic Castle, America’s Got Talent and more all at The Santa Monica Playhouse. Check for discounted tickets on Goldstar for select screenings. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

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

Tuesday July 11th, 2017

5. Hollywood and Highland will be taken over by Summer Jazz Nights every Tuesday till August 8th. While the show is free, you can secure guaranteed seating, wine, beer and a selection of cheese for a donation of just $14. It’s all for a good cause as 100% of the proceeds go to Project Angel Food. Kicking off the series is a performance by Naughty Professor hosted by We Like L.A.! See you all there!

6. Summer Movie Nights at Sweet Rose Creamery Studio City returns with Say AnythingFREE

7. Spend an evening poolside and beneath the stars enjoying dinner, cocktails and a classic film as Mr. C’s Poolside Cinema returns with a screening of Dirty Dancing.

8. Free museum day at: Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Autry Museum of the American West

Wednesday July 12th, 2017

9. The California African American Museum launches its summer season with an after-hours party titled Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop!, featuring four powerful art openings, food trucks and DJ tunes by Jasmine Solano, Francesca Harding, and DJ Cee Brown. FREE

10. Enjoy some free Shakespeare this summer when the Independent Shakespeare Co. returns for the 8th year in a row with free/donation-based performances at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park. Measure for Measure will be performed Wednesday through Sunday.

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11. The Yamashiro Farmers Market has one of the best views in Los Angeles and each Wednesday evening they host food trucks, farm fresh produce booths, wine, fresh baked goods, flowers and more.

12. Los Angeles Times Ideas Exchange with Bill Nye comes to The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown for a conversation with LA Times’ Patt Morrison about how the future benefits from the “nerd approach” to thinking, creativity, and problem solving.

13. Shakespeare By The Sea returns with free performances for the summer. This Wednesday they’ll be performing Macbeth at Valley Park in Hermosa Beach. While admission is free encourage donations to help support the play. FREE   

Thursday July 13th, 2017

14. KCRW’s 2017 edition of Summer Nights is a free all ages outdoor music series happening throughout the summer. This Thursday they’ll take over the Hammer Museum with NIIA and SPELLES and KCRW DJ Anne Litt. FREE

15. 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.

16. Taste of Grand Central Market is a 1.5 hour guided food tour of the historic open air food hall. Your guide will help you navigate the dozens of stalls while sampling from vendors both old and new. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

17. The Levitt Pavilion in McArthur Park continue their annual free concert series this week with LA Resistencia, The Paranoias, Ghetto On Phyre on Thursday. FREE

18. City of San Gabriel’s annual Summer Night concerts & movies returns this week with a screening of Moana at Vincent Lugo Park FREE

19. Summer of Music at Redondo Pier will host free concerts every Thursday and Saturday highlighting a slew of genres. This week Palechubs will perform. FREE

20. Take a Downtown Los Angeles foodie walking tour and savor what the bustling neighborhood has to offer. The tour is three hours long, participants will stop at six popular spots to eat and the tour guide will take folks through the history of DTLA. Happening Thursday and Friday. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

21. Summer Movie Fest at Cal State Northridge is a free weekly movie night taking place at dusk on CSUN’s Oviatt Library Lawn. The series continues with Moana. FREE

22. Shakespeare By The Sea returns with free performances for the summer. This Thursday they’ll be performing The Taming of the Shrew at Valley Park in Hermosa Beach. While admission is free encourage donations to help support the play. FREE

23. KCRW’s 2017 edition of Summer Nights is a free all ages outdoor music series happening throughout the summer. This Thursday they’ll take over the Santa Monica Pier with Marcia Griffiths, Jah9 and KCRW DJ Marion Hodges. FREE

24. Old Pasadena Summer Cinema is back for 2017 with free movie screenings from July 1-29 at a variety of indoor and outdoor locations throughout the Old Town area. The series continues with The Cat That Changed the World (2017) at Pasadena Senior Center. FREE

25. Award-winning director and choreographer Daniel Ezralow debuts Primo Passo at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts this Thursday with an additional show on Friday. Check for discounted tickets on Goldstar for select screenings. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

26. Free museum day at: Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.), MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.), Skirball Cultural Center and Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.)

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Friday July 14th, 2017

27. Friday Flights at the Getty is back this year with another round of live interdisciplinary artist performances. Experience epic art, live performances and scenic views at one of L.A.’s most popular museums. FREE

28. Celebrate summer while watching movies that rock (i.e. feature great music) during Outdoor Movies at the Skirball. The summer lineup continues with La Bamba. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

29. Summer Nights in the Garden returns to the Natural History Museum in Downtown Los Angeles for garden-inspired cocktails, music and botanical tours with the NHM garden staff. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic or purchase bites from food trucks, the event is free to attend. FREE 

30. dineL.A. returns for summer with 15-days of celebrating Los Angeles restaurant culture from July 14 to 28. Angelenos and visitors alike will have the opportunity to enjoy prix-fixe menus from more than 300 of the city’s best eateries for special prices.

31. The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Fest comes to the LA Waterfront in San Pedro from June 14 to 16 for the world’s largest lobster festival featuring Maine Lobsters.

32. The Los Angeles Soul Music Festival returns with 18 soulful performers and groups taking place from July 14 to 16 at Exposition Park in Downtown Los Angeles. This year act include: Musiq Soulchild, Tony! Toni! Tone!, Tyrese, Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh, K. Michelle, Blackstreet and the list goes on. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

33. FIGat7th welcomes back Quiet Clubbing Party for another round of dancing and fun – but this time with a twist! Guests are invited to dress like their favorite animal this Friday and dance the night away. The event coincides with the Animal Soul exhibit by artist Jason Hackenwerth where larger-than-life animal balloon sculptures will be displayed throughout the event.

34. Eco friendly hot yoga studio Modo Yoga hosts donation based Karma Classes every Friday at their La Brea and Echo Park locations.

35. Catch a flick on the rooftop of the Ritz-Carlton in Downtown Los Angeles during Summer Supper + Show Series  presented by WP24 by Wolfgang Puck. The series continues with a screening of Octopussy on July 14 and 15.

36. The Music Center’s Dance DTLA series returns this week with DJ Nights, curated by Monalisa at Grand Park. FREE

37. Westwood Village’s Cinema Under The Stars will host a screening of The Incredibles. Moviegoers are urged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, seat cushions, a picnic and more for their movie enjoyment.

38. Shakespeare By The Sea returns with free performances for the summer. This Friday they’ll be performing The Taming of the Shrew at Monte Verde Park in Lakewood. While admission is free encourage donations to help support the play. FREE

39. Greenbar Distillery is hosting cocktail classes in Downtown LA this Friday with vodka, gin and whiskey cocktails.

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40. AT&T and Warner Bros. Studio is hosting SHAPE, a Tech + Entertainment Expo July 14-15 that will explore the latest technology trends, including virtual reality, digital storytelling, interactive video and more. Tickets are currently available online for $100, however use the coupon code ShapeMeetup for free admission!

41. Old Pasadena Summer Cinema is back for 2017 with free movie screenings from July 1-29 at a variety of indoor and outdoor locations throughout the Old Town area. The series continues with Riding Solo to the Top of the World (2006) at Distant Lands and The Martian (2015) at One Colorado. FREE

42. The Levitt Pavilion in McArthur Park continue their annual free concert series this week with LLA Chamba on Friday. FREE

43. Sip wine perched on a iconic L.A. hill that’s also home to an architectural gem at The Barnsdall Art Park’s annual Wine Tasting Nights. Now in its ninth year, the series feature tastings of boutique artisanal wines, along with food trucks, amazing food pop-ups and this Friday includes music from KCRW DJ Marion Hodges.

44. Downtown Los Angeles’ Union Station Metro Art presents legendary tap dancer Chester Witmore in a tap and jazz performance. FREE

45. Free museum day at: Long Beach Museum of Art


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