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 for the day at hand in the city you live in. So here it is!
Below is our quick link list of 10 fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Monday, August 21, 2017. May it lead you to adventure!
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1. [9 a.m.] There’s a Griffith Observatory Solar Eclipse viewing event this Monday from 9 a.m. to noon don’t forget your protective eyewear! Organizers expect heavy traffic, so be advised if you plan to attend. FREE
2. [9 a.m.] Eclipse Viewing and Electric Sound Bath at Ace Hotel Upstairs Bar. FREE
3. [7 p.m.] Head to the Ford Theatres for a free summer JAM session featuring complimentary dance instruction. This Monday’s theme: Caribbean Dance! FREE
4. [7:30 p.m.] E.P. & L.P. presents ‘Melrose Rooftop Cinema’ in West Hollywood featuring sweeping city views, modern Asian cuisine and an outdoor movie experience every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evening through August 30. The series continues this week, starting with Raiders of the Lost Ark on Monday.
5. [8 p.m.] Magic Monday at the Santa Monica Playhouse. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
6. [8 p.m.] Alcove in Los Feliz host free movie screenings on the third Monday of each month now till October. Snag a table and order some themed out cocktails from Big Bar and bites from Alcove as you watch a movie on a 17ft screen, in the beautiful garden patio. This month they will screen Dazed and Confused.
7. [8 p.m.] Pioneer 11 Monday night residency at The Echo.
8. [8:30] North Hollywood theatre Zombie Joe’s Underground will take on Laguna Beach’s annual Pageant of the Masters by re-creating over 45 classic and contemporary art through live models. Pieces include Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Picasso, Banksy as well as iconic advertising, war-time propaganda, and cultural images from present time.
9. [various] The West Hollywood Dance Festival (WHDF) returns to West Hollywood’s Park Auditorium August 20 through 27 for a week-long celebration featuring performances, workshops for all levels, and open rehearsals.
10. [various] The Nisei Week Japanese Festival is happening from August 19 through 27 with unique cultural celebrations in historic Little Tokyo that includes a Gyoza Eating Championship, cultural exhibits, demos, food and more.
DEAL OF THE DAY: $35 tix for Disney’s Aladdin at the Pantages
Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar.