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, September 25 to Friday, September 29, features a Griffith Observatory sunset walk, a LA Phil Gala, UnSilent Cinema, DTLA Dark Nights, the LA Haunted Hayride, and MUCH more.
Remember you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.
Hope you find the rundown useful and, as always, enjoy your week!
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Monday September 25th, 2017
1. The Armory Center for The Arts in Pasadena presents Create Justice a pop up exhibition and reception featuring a night of art installations, performances, food, drinks and art making focused on youth justice reform. This event is free to attend and is sponsored by Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network and Carnegie Hall. FREE
2. Monday night brings the Taste of Arcadia to the L.A. Arboretum starting at 5:30 p.m. Last year’s event drew around 1,500 guests sampling some 45 local restaurants and eateries.
3. Head to the Ford Theatres for a free summer JAM session featuring complimentary dance instruction. This Mondays theme is Tango. FREE
4. Tales of Male Folly returns to the iO West Theater this Monday for a free lineup of stories sure to bring some shame and embarrassment to the woes of being a man. The show will team up with LA improv team and DR. GOD. FREE
5. It’s Hello Kitty Night at Dodger Stadium! Each guest will receive a Hello Kitty X Dodgers tote bag. The boys in blue will go up against the San Diego Padres.
6. Schmabaret! a raunchy comedy cabaret starring Adam Ceschin and Carolyn Jania will take over Bar Lubitsch in West Hollywood for a night of original comedy songs in all genre stylings covering taboo topics and recently the ridiculous political climate.
7. Grab dinner On the Lot in Los Feliz where an array of gourmet food trucks are ready to serve you. Taking place at Our Mother of Good Counsel from 5 – 8:30 p.m.
8. To the Negroni…and Beyond!!! hosted by the Museum of the American Cocktail comes to Greenbar Distillery this Monday at 7 p.m.
Tuesday September 26th, 2017
9. Pacific Standard Time LA/LA is in full swing with a four-month-long exploration of Latin American and Latino art in relation to the City of Angels. Led by The Getty the high profile event is a collaborative effort with dozens of art institutions across the city. Check out our top highlights here.
10. The LA Phil opens their 2017/2018 season at the Walt Disney Concert Hall this Tuesday with a special gala program: Mozart – The Early Years.
11. Stop by the Alex Theatre in Glendale to Celebrate their 92nd anniversary through a night of jokes! This one-of-a-kind comedy show will feature 92 comedians, each sharing their most favorite one-liner joke.
12. The folks at Rooftop Cinema Club are back with two screenings at their rooftop locations. Moonlight at LEVEL in Downtown Los Angeles and Die Hard at Montalban in Hollywood.
13. Grand Park is ready to whip you into shape during their Summer Bootcamp series happening every Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. All fitness levels are welcome! FREE
14. Free museum admission: Natural History Museum and La Brea Tarpits Museum
Wednesday September 27th, 2017
15. Griffith Observatory offers a Sunset Walk & Talk one evening a month. At this free event, guests will enjoy a sunset hike led by a Griffith Park park ranger and a museum guide. FREE
16. Catch L.A. based DJ Bonobo at the Greek Theatre as he performs from his latest album, Migration with opening sets by Bob Moses and Tourist. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
17. Horse Thief BBQ, located at Grand Central Market, will screen The Sandlot on their patio this Wednesday. FREE
18. The folks at Rooftop Cinema Club are back with two screenings at their rooftop locations. Beauty & The Beast (2017) at LEVEL in Downtown Los Angeles and Pulp Fiction at Montalban in Hollywood.
Thursday September 28th, 2017
19. UnSilent Cinema at FIGat7th (Sept. 28-29) is a two-day showcase of classic silent films enlivened by contemporary live scores. The back-to-back evenings will feature a happy hour in the TASTE courtyard, a DJ at the FIGat7th plaza, plus screenings of The Goddess scored by Juana Molina on Thursday and The Passion of Joan of Arc scored by Julia Holteron on Friday. FREE
20. The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor will transform into a seaport of the damned this Halloween season with terrifying mazes and monsters at every turn like the Iron Master and Graceful Gale. This year they’ll reveal their newest member of the crew, his name is Chef and he’s got a carnivorous kitchen staff with a big appetite. Happening Thursday and through the weekend. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
21. Always Legal To Laugh (Sept. 28-29) is a new comedy series taking place at Hollywood’s historic Montalbán Theatre. The live shows will include material from classic The Second City archives, original sketches about modern cannabis culture, and The Second City’s world-famous improvisation. Some of the best members of the latest generation of famous The Second City alumni will be on hand! Be sure to check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
22. Back for its 8th year, Wicked Lit is a spooky immersive theatre experience that takes classic and unique horror literature and turns them into plays at the Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery every Thursday through Sunday starting Sep 28 and running through Nov. 9. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
23. Next Art & VRScout Art Show will help guests explore cutting edge art, music, and technology in a party environment. Highlights include room-scale immersive experiences, art installations, live audio-visual performances and an open bar.
24. The Taste of Pasadena returns to the Rose Bowl with the city’s finest restaurants and bars for a night of tastings. Be sure to check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
25. Knott’s Scary Farm is back with their signature haunted attractions, mazes and thousands of monsters ready to scare the living day light out of you and your crew. Be sure to check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
26. The folks at Rooftop Cinema Club are back with two screenings at their rooftop locations. Ocean’s Eleven at LEVEL in Downtown Los Angeles and The Sixth Sense at Montalban in Hollywood.
27. Get spooked during Paramount Pictures After Dark Tour: Tales From The Other Side where you’ll hear scandals of yesteryear and the lost souls who haunt the studio lot by moonlight. The tour starts at dusk with champagne as you head into the studio lot where you’ll weave in and out of sound stages and the darkest corners of the infamous backlot. You’ll end the night next door at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
28. Black Rabbit Rose, part theater for magic and variety acts and part craft cocktail bar, takes you into their retro-style cabaret shows set in an intimate and mysterious setting. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
Friday September 29th, 2017
30. Eat|See|Hear returns with Front Porch Cinema, a free movie night below the stars every Friday on Santa Monica Pier from Sept. 29 through Oct. 27. This fall film series will also feature music, drinks, and bites before each screening. Guests have the option to rent old-timey lawn chairs on site or bring their own gear. The series kicks off with a screening of La La Land. FREE
31. Downtown Dark Nights at L.A. LIVE will feature $5 food and drink menus, live music, street performers, and a marketplace featuring eclectic goods from local artisans and vendors.
32. Time to get in the Halloween spirit. The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride returns to The Old Zoo in Griffith Park from September 29 to October 31. This years theme is “Clown” and features four different freaky zones, a slew of demonic clowns, a corn maze and more. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
33. See indie rock band The Shins this Friday at the beautiful outdoor Greek theatre and hear them perform all their favorites from throughout the years like “New Slang,” “Know Your Onion!” and “Caring is Creepy” and song from their new album, Heartworms. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
34. Beyond Fest returns from Sept. 29 through Oct. 10 with 12 days of special screenings from around the globe at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
35. LA City Councilwoman Nury Martinez and CHAMPION CITY present the very first Van Nuys Arts Festival. Highlights include live musical performances, dublab DJ sets, live art murals, a classic car exhibit with a nod to the Van Nuys car culture, family arts and crafts, a silent disco, craft beer garden and food trucks. FREE
36. The folks at Rooftop Cinema Club are back with two screenings at their rooftop locations. Wonder Woman at LEVEL in Downtown Los Angeles and Armageddon at Montalban in Hollywood.
37. LACMA’s award winning Department of Music Program provides hundreds of free concerts and musical events every year for Angelenos to enjoy. This Friday their jazz series continues at the BP Grand Entrance.
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