52 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [7-23-18 to 7-27-18]

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 23 to Friday, July 27, features The 10th Annual Taste of Farmers Market, Griffith Observatory Sunset Walk & Talk, Skirball Sunset Concert Series, Luckyrice Food Festival, Sleepless at The Music Center, Long Beach Crawfish Festival 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!

Skirball Cultural Center Sunset Concert Series
Image via Skirball Cultural Center

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Monday July 23rd, 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. E.P. & L.P. in West Hollywood continues their stylish cinema series Melrose Rooftop Theatre with several screenings this week that include Stand by Me, IT!, Dirty Dancing and more.

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

4. 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

5. Bring a little meditation to your Monday at the Eastside/Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sitting Group

6. Hot Tub With Kurt And Kristen at The Virgil is one of the most popular weekly variety shows happening on a Monday in Los Angeles.

7. Rooftop Cinema Club returns to the rooftops of LEVEL in DTLA and NeueHouse in Hollywood with multiple screenings this week that include City of God, Sister Act, Isle of Dogs and more.

Tuesday July 24th, 2018

8. Check out some untraditional dance moves when the Music Center’s Moves After Dark returns this summer with performances in unconventional spots throughout Walt Disney Concert Hall. Performance dates are July 24-25, July 31 and August 1. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

9. Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock is celebrating thirty-five years with Happy Anniversary, Fraggle Rockers at The Skirball Cultural Center. Join famed puppeteers for a discussion about the series with a few other puppet surprises.

10. The 10th Annual Taste of Farmers Market comes to 3rd Street and Fairfax featuring an evening of bites from over 50 of the Market’s top-rated restaurants, grocers and eateries. Tickets includes food sampling, firehouse chili tastes prepared by firefighter chefs, beer and wine samples, two non-alcoholic drinks and free parking.

11. 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 Tu1esday with a screening of Coco at Granada Beach. FREE

12. Come listen to great live jazz when Subaru Summer Jazz Nights returns to Hollywood and Highland for five Tuesday evenings. Dayren Santamaria & Made In Cuba will perform this Tuesday.

13. 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 Fletch.

14. The Moth GrandSLAM happening at The Regent Theater features ten StorySLAM winners in a battle of wits and words.

15. 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)

16. Boomtown Brewery in collaboration with Chef Alan Matheus hosts 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.

17. 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. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be screened this week.

Wednesday July 25th, 2018

18. 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

19. 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 from Wednesday through Friday at three different locations. FREE

20. Bender L.A. presents a Sunset / Full Moon Yoga on the rooftop of ROW DTLA. The 75 minute yoga session led by Cristi Christensen will be followed by KeVita kombucha, chair massages by Papa & Barkley, and tarot card readings by Receptive Tarot & Healings.

21. Liquid Intelligence will take over The Mixing Room from 6-7 p.m. for one hour of complimentary tastings of Angel City Brewery’s limited “Sunbather” release. FREE

22. Free Summer Movie Nights at Sweet Rose Creamery in Studio City continues with a screening of The Lion King. FREE

23. Enjoy An Evening of Magic at The Edison in DTLA presents guest magician Joel Ward this Wednesday.

24. Head to the Frogtown Brewery this Wednesday for Trivia Night presented by Geeks Who Drink.

Thursday July 26th, 2018

25. Skirball’s annual Sunset Concert Series features six Thursday night concerts with eclectic and inspiring artists from July 26 to August 30. This year’s lineup kicks off with Goapele on July 26.

26. Luckyrice Feast returns to the Vibiana, for an event dubbed as “Breaking Bao: Intergenerational Asian Culinary Experience” highlighting generations of family meals, holidays and even homemade remedies.

27. Everyone’s favorite collision of Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque and comedy show Lucha VaVOOM returns with a summer show, Summer Lovin’, at Downtown Los Angeles’ Mayan Theater.

28. KCRW’s Summer Nights series concludes at the Hammer Museum with music provided by Cut Chemist and KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez alongside happy hour food trucks and cash bars. FREE

29. Sizzling Summer Nights at The Autry returns for weekly nights of salsa and Latin fusion music, complimentary dance lessons, museum access, tacos and margaritas.

30. 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. The series continues with Leonard Bernstein at 100: Ballet with Bernstein – An homage to the genius classical composer with the Marina del Rey Orchestra. FREE

31. Skyline Sound + Cinema partners with The Bloc, ALT 98.7 and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for a screening of The Princess Bride this Thursday.

32. See Hershey Felder as Beethoven at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. The one-man shows will depict the iconic composer’s story through music and monologue. Hershey Felder: Beethoven will run from July 26 to August 19.

33. It’s Cosmic Karaoke night at Scum and Villainy Cantina. Singing starts at 9 p.m.


34. 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.

35. Enjoy summer time at the highest rooftop pool in the city located at The Andaz in West Hollywood. Every Thursday the public is invited free of charge to Sunsets on Sunset an evening of music, cocktails and bites with an epic view.

36. 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 Free Willy will be screened. FREE

37. Free museum days: Japanese 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.)

Friday July 27th, 2018

38. Uncorked: LA 90+ Wine Festival comes to Barker Hangar in Santa Monica featuring a curated selection of over 100 wines rated 90 points and higher from all over the world.

39. Head to the Long Beach Crawfish Festival July 27-29 to enjoy world class crawfish, New Orleans-style food, music, dance lessons, and more by the shore. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

40. Artist Ben Allanoff’s Perch art installation made up of woven reeds is taking up residence at Peter Strauss Ranch in Agoura Hills from July 27 until September 8. To celebrate there will be a special moonlit evening of reading and writing renku a form of Japanese poetry dating back to the 1300s. FREE

41. Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours is back with a special edition highlighting the connection between science and art with a program that includes pop-up dance performances, sci-fi performance art, a gastronomy lab, and much more.

42. 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 50 First Dates .

43. 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

44. Old Pasadena Summer Cinema concludes this week with screenings of How Much Further at Distant Lands and 500 Days of Summer at One Colorado on Friday, then Princess Bride 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

45. 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)

46. Movie Night at The Wiltern will screen Up in Smoke and celebrate the 40th anniversary with a Summer Smokeout of 420-friendly vendors and  photo ops. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

47. 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.

48. 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.


49. 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. Performing this Friday is Roger Guenveur Smith’s “Frederick Douglass Now,” featuring percussionist Marcus Miller. Via a release, “Douglass’ classic 19th-century texts inspire a radically remixed vision of the present American moment.” FREE

50. The Department of Beaches and Harbors presents Beach Movie Nights at Dockweiler Youth Center this week screening Cars 3. FREE

51. Jazz at LACMA welcomes The Billy Mitchell Group with vocalist Billy Redd at the BP grand entrance at 6 p.m. FREE

52. Free museum days: Long Beach Museum of Art (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Museum of Latin American Art (5 to 9 p.m.)and Free late-nights at La Brea Tar Pits Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

Food Pick for the Week

Photo Credit: Esters Wine Shop & Bar

Burger lovers be on alert! Esters Wine Shop & Bar in Santa Monica hosts a Guest Chef Burger Series once a month from June through September bringing in local culinary talents to create a one of a kind burger. For one-night-only Kali’s Kevin Meehan serves up his Dry-Aged Flannery Beef Burger topped with black garlic ketchup, caramelized onions and sharp cheddar.

Esters Wine Shop & Bar is located at 1314 7th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

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

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