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30 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week [6-8-15 to 6-12-15]

June 8, 2015 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 includes pub science, the LA Film Festival, LA Pride, the Downtown Art Walk, a Hollywood Fringe Fest, plus FREE movie screenings and street parties and much, much more!

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

City Hall Observation Deck

View from City Hall Observation Deck. Credit: Joe Wolf via flickr

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Monday June 8th, 2015

1. Monday Mayhem Game Night 

Come on out to Angel City Brewery in DTLA as they host one epic game night. From 7:00pm -9:00 pm board games, awesome beers on tap and even a cornhole tournament will be available for patrons. It’s free to play and awards are handed out throughout the night.

2. Hot Tub With Kurt An Kristen

Comedians Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal’s Hot Tub With Kurt And Kristen is one of the most popular weekly variety shows happening at The Virgil. You might recognize Kurt from Chelsea Lately and Kristen from The Daily Show and Flight of the Concords. Laugh your ass off for just $5 bucks or $8 at the door. Get your advance tickets here.

3. Complimentary Sake Tasting at Katsuya

The Monday blues got you down? Have some sake on Katsuya! Increase your sake knowledge with a complementary tasting before dinner is served at all Kaysuya locations. Local experts from Tyku, Rock Sake, Dassai and Kikisui will be hosting.

4. The UCB 3-on-3 Tournament

Watch improv comedy, team competition style at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre on Sunset. Starts at 10:30pm. Tickets are $5.

Tuesday June 9th, 2015

5. New Media Film Fest

Now in its sixth year, the New Media Film Festival showcases the best of what’s happening on the cutting edge visual storytelling, from web shows to documentaries created on an iPhone to expert panel discussions on the future of the industry. Two-day event from Tuesday-Wednesday. Get more information and discount tickets via our friends at Goldstar.

6. Beetlejuice Screening

Latin-inspired restaurant Bow & Truss presents throwback movie nights featuring a different film screening on the patio on select Tuesdays this season.  This week they will screen Tim Burton’s , BeetlejuiceAdmission is $15 for a reserved spot and includes a movie-themed snack.

7. An Evening With Judy Blume

The ‘Queen of Young Adult Fiction’ discusses her latest work in a lively on-stage discussion with KPCC radio host Alex Cohen. Get more information and discount tickets to the event via Goldstar.

8. Pub Science at Golden Road

On Tuesday, June 9 Pub Science returns with a meet-up at Golden Road Brewing. The evening will include a brewer from Golden Road offering a brief talk about the science behind making beer and yeast’s role in the brewing process. The talk will also have plenty of time for questions and answers.

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9. Food Truck Bazar at California Heritage Museum

Every Tuesday night California Heritage Museum holds a Gourmet Truck Night at the museum showcasing a select of gourmet truck eateries. Happening from 5:30pm – 9:30pm.

10. Free Day At LACMA and Autry National Center

Open and free to the public on the second Tuesday of every month LACMA and The Autry will have free admission all day. To see a full list of free museum days check out our list here.

Wednesday June 10th, 2015

11. The LA Film Festival Starts

Grab your popcorn and take your seat, the LA Film Festival is taking over the city between June 10 and June 18 for a nine day cinematic celebration.

12. Summer Sights & Sips Cruise

End your day with a sunset cruise around the marina with a drink in your hand. You’ll also enjoy complimentary appetizers and a front-row seat for the sailboat races on the Marina. Get more information and discount tickets for the cruise via Goldstar.

13. Rooftop Wednesdays At Palihouse

Every Wednesday night practice Vinyasa yoga on the rooftop of West Hollywood’s Palihouse. For $15 guests get to stretch out as the sun sets in this all level, music filled, fun flowing class.

Thursday June 11th, 2015

14. The Downtown Art Walk 

Every second Thursday of the month downtown Los Angeles creates a unique blend of art, community, culture and food known as the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk. The Art Walk activities center around the galleries predominantly on Spring and Main streets between 2nd and 9th streets. This month, the Art Walk will also include a short film fest, presented as a collaboration with both the Regent Theater and NewFilmmakers Los Angeles.

15. Street Style Cinema Presents Mean Girls

Fashion site Who What Wear is hosting a series of free outdoor movie screenings on the lawn at The Grove every Thursday evening this month. This week they are screening Mean Girls, the event is free with RSVP and includes a post-screening party featuring DJs, themed cocktails, photo booths, and snacks.

16. Free Street Party in The San Gabriel Valley

Starting this Thursday, ‘Surf’s Up’ kicks off a lineup of free ‘San Gabriel Summer Nights’ street parties to be held each Thursday night starting on June 11 and ending on August 6.

17. Yoga With A View In Downtown L.A.

The US Bank Library Tower in Down Town is home to Rhubarb Studios. The tech studio decided to invite the folks at I Heart Yoga in the Park over for a donations based Vinyasa yoga night! Get on the RSVP list and get your body moving!

18. Spring Awakening

The eight time Tony Award winning musical that took Broadway by storm is back in LA . The musical follows a group of teenagers as they navigate the confusing and often troubled waters of adolescence. The bold and touching musical captures through music the experience of youth transitioning to adulthood. Tickets start at $89 but our friends at Goldstar have them starting at $55 Thursday through Sunday.

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19. Jurassic World and NHM Special Event

Join The Natural History Museum for a unique opportunity to visit the museum and see fossils from real dinosaurs before heading over to Regal Cinemas L.A. Live to see the new Jurassic World. Immediately following the movie will be a very special panel and Q&A session moderated by Nerd Brigade’s Cara Santa Maria. This is a ticketed event.

20. Hollywood Fringe Festival

Local and international theater your thing? Checkout the Hollywood Fringe Festival happening June 11 through June 28. The highly popular event hosts around 275 shows each year, expect one-person shows, new musicals, comedies and edgy dramas.

21. Game Night At Grand Central Market

Eat, drink and play every Thursday at Grand Central Market. Grab dinner and cocktails then top the night off with an assortment of games from Jenga to ping pong. The festivities end at 9:00pm for all the early risers out there!

22. MOCA Free Night

Every Thursday evening from 5:00pm – 8:00pm admission is free to both the MOCA on Grand and The Geffen Contemporary.

23. Matilda the Musical

Named Time magazine’s No. 1 show of the year, Matilda the Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who dreams of a better life. Based on the novel by Roald Dahl and brought to lift by a brilliant team that includes Tony-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) and Tony-winning playwright Dennis Kelly. Tickets for the show start at $75 but Goldstar has them starting at $52.

Friday June 12th, 2015

24. Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival

SO Kawaii! On June 12-14 the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood will play host to all things Hello Kitty with a Supercute Friendship Festival. The event will feature live entertainment, cosplay, characters, interactive exhibits and much, much more. Make sure to grab some discount tickets to the festival via Goldstar (why they last!).

25. Book Soup Turns 40

Founded in 1975 Book Soup remains one of the last large independent booksellers in L.A. Pop into the store for cake, refreshments, discounts and some of the staff’s favorite authors, including Frank DeCaro, Beth Lapides and Meredith Maran, reading “excerpts from infamous celebrity biographies.”

26. Etsy Craft Party

If a DIY heaven actually existed the Etsy Craft Party is probably what it would look like. The 4th annual craft party will be held at Crafted’s Port of LA. Guest will enjoy demonstrations, live entertainment, plenty of craft-making, and more. Wine, beer, and food from local vendors will be on site.

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27. Free Outdoor Movie Screenings on the Redondo Beach Boardwalk

Put together by The Redondo Pier Association this weekly summer film screening will screen Pixars Up. The Redondo Beach Pier movie screenings will take place at 100 Fisherman’s Wharf Redondo Beach 90277

28. The Music Center Host Bring Your Own Dance Moves

The Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles is encouraging you to get your boogie on. Peanut Butter Wolf kicks off the seasonal event with Egyptian Lover, and sonic slayer Jimi Hey of Dublab.

29. LA Pride

The LA PRIDE festival returns to the colorful streets of West Hollywood and this year it’s sure to be bigger and better than ever. Kesha, Fifth Harmony and Tinashe are just a few artist on the bill to perform this year.

30. Culinary Road Trip

Take a foodie road trip without having to leave L.A. this weekend courtesy of Thrillist! Nosh on New England-style lobster rolls from Luke’s Lobster, grab a piping hot deep dish from Gino’s East in Chicago, a selection of America’s finest establishments and some of the country’s best bakeries are waiting for you all under one roof. Tickets are just $33 the event runs Friday to Sunday.


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