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47 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [7-24-17 to 7-28-17]

July 24, 2017 by Christina Champlin

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 24 to Friday, July 28, features Jazz in the Yard at Delicious Pizza, a Quote-Along Labyrinth screening, Noche de Salsa at The Wiltern, the Long Beach Crawfish Festival, the Lucky Rice Los Angeles Feast, 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 24th, 2017

1. The guys behind Delicious Vinyl (Mile and Rick Ross) has turned their pizza joint on West Adams Delicious Pizza into a cultural hub with a roster of events worth driving to. This Monday enjoy jazz in “The Yard,” with Cassowary in the restaurant’s lively outdoor garden area while taking a bite out of their naturally fermented dough pizzas, cinnamon roll bread pudding and refreshing sangria. FREE

2Broadway Sings Disney is a powerhouse concert developed from the Walt Disney catalog’s 80-plus years of magical music. From Steamboat Willie, to Frozen’s “Let It Go,” happening at the Rockwell Table & Stage. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

3.  Come join in for a JAM Session: Musical Sing-along at The Ford Theatres. FREE

4. 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 at The Santa Monica Playhouse. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

5. 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 with Pretty Women.

Tuesday July 25th, 2017

6. 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. This week Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra will perform.

7. The folks at Rooftop Cinema Club are back with a screening of The Graduate at LEVEL in Downtown Los Angeles.

8. The Moonlight Movies on the Beach series continues with a screening of The Little Mermaid at Granada Beach this Tuesday. FREE

9. 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 with GETOUT.

10. 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 Secret Life of Pets.

Wednesday July 26th, 2017

11. The Yamashiro Farmers Market returns with its signature nighttime market perched high atop the Hollywood hill. Yamashiro 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. The Slurring Bee makes its way to The Virgil this Wednesday for a bar spelling bee where participants pay $5 to compete, take a first Slurring Bee Shot and spell. From there on it keeps going until a queen or king bee is crowned. Winner receives half the pot, bee-themed prizes and their picture immortalized on The Slurring Bees Wall of Fame, plus automatic placement in the Tournament of Champions!

13. 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)

14. 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 with Top Gun.

15. Shakespeare By The Sea returns with free performances for the summer. This Wednesday they’ll be performing The Taming of the Shrew at Venice Beach Recreation Center in Venice. While admission is free encourage donations to help support the play. FREE

Thursday July 27th, 2017

16. Quote-Along LABYRINTH comes to the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in DTLA for the ultimate interactive celebration of the iconic film. Attendees are encouraged to dress up, sing, quote, and dance. Animated subtitles will help you yell out all of the best lines of dialogue and song lyrics. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

17. It’s Music Video Night at the West Adams location of Delicious Pizza. This week the night will be hosted by Tamra Davis, the director behind music videos for Depeche Mode, Sonic Youth, Beastie Boys and Delicious Vinyl music videos, including Tone Loc’s “Wild Thing” and Young MC’s “Bust a Move.” In addition to screenings, Davis will share some of the tales behind the making of her music videos. FREE

18. The 2017 season of the Skirball’s free Sunset Concert Series, inspired by the Skirball’s current high-profile exhibition Paul Simon: Words & Music, is a showcase for up-and-coming talents and established artists from Los Angeles and around the globe. Kicking off the series is American Tune Featuring Sean Watkins & Friends: A Singer-Songwriter Celebration of Paul Simon. FREE

19. The folks at Rooftop Cinema Club are back with a screening of Logan at The Montalban in Hollywood.

20. The Wiltern Theater is hosting “Noche de Salsa,” an evening of sizzling salsa dance for both beginning and experienced dancers. Highlights for the evening include live music from Arsenio Rodriguez Project, Dance lessons and DJ tunes by Guajiro. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

21. KCRW’s 2017 edition of Summer Nights is a free all ages outdoor music series happening throughout the summer. This Thursday they’ll have two mega shows, one at the Hammer Museum with Amber Mark and Maria Del Pilar and KCRW DJ Liza Richardson and the other at the Santa Monica Pier with Miami Horror, Cleopold and Hosted by KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox. FREE

22. The Moonlight Movies on the Beach series continues with a screening of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Alamitos Beach this Thursday. FREE

23. There is a book release party for Crystals, the debut book in the publication series, “The New New Age: Exploring Spirit in the Modern World,”at Silver Lake’s Dream Collective. To celebrate the evening will consist of books, crystals, and mysticism. Highlights include a curated “crystal prescriptions,”crystal readings, herbal refreshments, crystal cocktails and light appetizers from Winsome. FREE

24. There’s a free Tinashe performance at the Belasco Theater with BJ The Chicago Kid to kick off the Ford Front Row concert series in collaboration with Billboard. RSVP hereFREE

25. 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)

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

27. Summer of Music at Redondo Pier will host free concerts every Thursday and Saturday highlighting a slew of genres. This week Rock ’N Roll Rat Pack Tribute band Franks & Deans performs. FREE

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28. The Levitt Pavilion in McArthur Park continue their annual free concert series this week with Thee Commons on Thursday. FREE

29. Experience the food and culture of East Hollywood’s ethnic neighborhoods through a four hour foodie tour this Thursday and Saturday. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

Friday July 28th, 2017

30. Long Beach Crawfish Festival returns to Rainbow Lagoon Park from July 28 to 30, with dancing to live music, the Second Line Parade, dance lessons, karaoke, fresh crawfish, Cajun food, chicory coffee, beignets and adult beverages. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

31. Feast on L.A.’s best Asian and Asian-influenced cuisine when Lucky Rice’s Los Angeles Feast rolls into town. Hosted at the Cathedral of Saint Vibiana in DTLA the food festival will showcase the most popular foods from Asia’s eating capitals as interpreted by local chefs and mixologists.

32. Stars from the stage and screen will pay tribute to the iconic powerhouse voice of the late and great Amy Winehouse. Taking place at the Rockwell Table & Stage watch stars belt out her famous tunes and lesser known gems and raise a glass to her memory. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

33. Any weirdly obsessed Tom Cruise fans out there? Tom Gun LIVE: A Maverick’s Homage brings a raucous interactive parody show to the Regent chalked full of karaoke sing-a-longs, dance offs, audience fueled paper airplane battles, missiles zip-lining through the crowd, and much more.

34. Enjoy beautiful evenings under the stars when Summer Nights in the Garden returns to Natural History Museum with cocktails, music, botanical tours, fun projects and more.

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

36. Tease, If You Please Burlesque Show staged at Globe Theatre spotlights acts from some of the most creative dancers in the business. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

37. Pershing Square continues their free summer movie screenings this Friday with World War Z. FREE

38. The Last Book Review returns to The Last Bookstore in Downtown Los Angeles. Join host Ever Mainard and five comedians as they tell their own personal, funny and often awkward story on stage. The last comedian will then take the audience through a book review. FREE

39. Shakespeare By The Sea returns with free performances for the summer. This Friday they’ll be performing Macbeth at Wilson Park in Torrance. While admission is free encourage donations to help support the play. FREE

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

41. Head over to California Market Center, in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles’ Garment District, for a public sample sale  to score fantastic bargains on current styles for women, men and kids. Happening on the last Friday of every month.

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42. City of San Gabriel’s annual Summer Night concerts & movies returns this week with Latin Rock band LA Misfits at Vincent Lugo Park. FREE

43. 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 Sing. FREE

44. Greenbar Distillery is hosting cocktail classes in Downtown LA this Friday with tequila and gin.

45. 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 Cairo Time (2009) at Distant Lands and School of Rock (2003) at One Colorado. FREE

46. Grand Performances presents free musical performances in DTLA. This week the series continues with La LineaFREE

47. 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 Dirty Dancing on July 28-29.


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