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, Friday, July 26, 2019.
May it lead you to adventure!
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1. [5 p.m] Long Beach Crawfish Festival comes to the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach July 26 – 28 for a crustacean-centric, weekend-long celebration where chefs will prepare true, Louisiana-style crawfish along with other cajun delicacies. Festival highlights include the Second Line Dancing Parade, live entertainment, a Karaoke Lounge with a live band, and of course, crawfish prepared Louisiana style in the world’s largest crawfish pots. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
2. [5 p.m.] Summer Nights in the Garden returns to the Natural History Museum this weekend. Sip garden-inspired cocktails, listen to live music, take garden tours and more. Tickets are free to this series and can be obtained online. FREE
3. [7 p.m.] The Chocolate and Art Show happening July 26-27 brings together some of Los Angeles’ most talented up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators. Highlights include art, live music, live body painting, face-painting, and of course large amounts of free chocolate.
4. [7 p.m.] The Music Center’s Dance DTLA features live music and/or DJs paired with expert dance instructors providing beginner group dance lessons for attendees. Each night has a different dance theme. The series continues with Disco at Grand Park. Dance DTLA continues on select Fridays through August 30. FREE
5. [7 p.m.] East LA Meets Napa celebrates Latin cuisine and California’s Latino-owned vineyards while raising funds for community health center AltaMed. This years event features 50 participating restaurants and wineries.e
6. [8 p.m.] It’s opening night for The Groundlings’ latest hilarious main stage show, Groundlings Treasure Hunters. The opening night show will include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, wine and beer, coffee and desserts after the show. The show plans to run every Friday and Saturday at through September 14.
7. [8 p.m.] Shakespeare on the Bluff brings Shakespeare’s greatest plays to Loyola Marymount University and Playa Vista Concert Park for free shows in July. Pericles will be performed on Friday and Saturday at LMU and Sundays show will take place at Playa Vista Bandshell. FREE
8. [8 p.m.] Metro Art Presents “Movements at Union Station,” an evening featuring some of L.A.’s top DJs on the station’s South Patio alongside visual projections, a photo booth and food trucks. FREE
9. [8:30 p.m.] Old Pasadena Summer Cinema concludes their series with three screenings this week that include Ocean’s 8 at One Colorado this Friday, Zootopia at Central Park on Saturday and Nacho Libre at One Colorado on Saturday. FREE
10. [various] Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival returns on July 18 – 28 for eleven days of world-class films, panels, and parties. More than 150 feature and short films will be screened.
#SPONSORED DEAL FOR THE DAY: $45 tix to see Blink 182 and Lil Wayne at The Forum (via Goldstar)