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. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Wednesday, July 17, 2019.
May it lead you to adventure!
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1. [10 a.m.] JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles presents the world debut of their latest exhibit “BAKERU: Transforming Spirits.” Visitors are invited to step into the supernatural world of Japanese folk traditions from the northern region of Tohoku, Japan, created by large-scale interactive projections with motion capture technology. The exhibit is on display July 17 through October 6. FREE
2. [11 a.m.] A colorful, winding installation called The Second Home Serpentine Pavilion is now open at the La Brea Tar Pits for the summer and its 100% free for the public to roam and explore. The pavilion is open daily and will run through November 24. FREE
3. [11 a.m.] CRYSTALLINE: Brazil’s Crystal Giants is the latest exhibition at Rhythm Visuals Gallery in DTLA. The exhibit showcases a bevy of Brazil’s biggest gems, including a 2000-pound Amethyst Violet Throne you can actually sit on. The gallery is open Tuesday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4. [5 p.m.] Downtown Culver City’s 7th annual ‘Third Wednesday Summertini Tasting’ returns for another year of free drink tastings at participating businesses. FREE
5. [6 p.m.] FLIX at FIG screens The Karate Kid at FIGat7th in DTLA. The free movie screenings happen every third Wednesday of the month. A live DJ and happy hour kicks off the night at 6 p.m. and the film begins at 7 p.m. FREE
6. [7 p.m.] The Super Serious Show is a comedy event produced by CleftClips featuring both established and up-and-coming talent performing an array of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. This Wednesday is their 9th year anniversary show. Happening at The Virgil.
7. [7 p.m.] Back for the 16th year in a row, The Independent Shakespeare Co. presents Shakespeare in the Park at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park with a free performance of Twelfth Night Wednesday through Sunday. FREE
8. [7:45 p.m.] From California to the Moon, a panel discussion at Griffith Observatory on the contributions to the engineering and manufacture of Apollo 11 hardware by the aerospace industry in southern California. FREE
9. [8 p.m.] Black Fire Sessions launches at The Broad with live music and dance performances that celebrate the current exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983. Performances will be spread out throughout the museum.
10. [various] dineL.A. Restaurant Week returns for a 15-day dining event that highlights the diverse and exciting culinary experiences Los Angeles has to offer. On July 12 – 26, patrons can enjoy specially-priced lunch and dinner menus at over 400 participating restaurants throughout the city. Peek our rundown of The Best $15 Menus During dineL.A. (July 12-26) You Have to Try for starters.
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