10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for August 11, 2019

Echo Park Lake
A gorgeous day at Echo Park Lake. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

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, Sunday, August 11, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!


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1. [10 a.m.] Nisei Week Japanese Festival happening August 10-11 returns to the streets of Little Tokyo, beaming with food, culture, entertainment, a grand parade and more. Also happening during Nisei Week is the 11th Annual Tanabata Festival. The family friendly weekend will explore the historic neighborhood of Little Tokyo, guest can participate in workshops and games, shop unique vendor booths, discover the flavors of Japan and enjoy live entertainment. FREE

2. [11:30 a.m.] BeautyCon is a two-day beauty convention featuring makeup tutorials,, fireside chats, tips on self-care, more than 150 top brands, 500 influencers and creators, plus plenty of cool photo opportunities. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

3. [noon] The monthly East LA Art Walk returns this month to highlight independent artists, muralists, crafters and local businesses from the Eastside and its surrounding neighborhoods. This event is put on by the East LA Business Association of the 1st St corridor and is designed to be family friendly.

4. [noon] The first-ever Museum of Weed debuted over the weekend. This 30,000 square foot space of ‘higher learning’ presented by WeedMaps aims to provide insight and history into marijuana through interactive exhibits, Instagram-friendly art installations and a bevy of historical artifacts. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday. Admission starts at $35.

5. [1 p.m.] There’s a family-friendly Makers Fest happening at the California African American Museum this Sunday. Learn from community pros the art of paper-folding; join a doll-making workshop; and create small relief prints. No prior art experience necessary and all art materials will be provided. FREE

6. [2 p.m.] The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery will host an opening reception for their latest exhibit Offal, a group show of 45 Los Angeles artists inspired by offal or the culture of consuming innards. The exhibition seeks to celebrate Los Angeles’ relationship to diversity and food in all of its forms. FREE

7. [7 p.m.] Death Cab for Cutie will take the stage of the Hollywood Bowl this Sunday with support from Car Seat Headrest.

8. [8 p.m.] Atsuko Okatsuko hosts Let’s Go, Atsuko! A (woke) Japanese Game Show at Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth. The show will transport audiences to a Japanese Game Show full of interactive games, videos, discussions, and appearances by notable funny folks including Andy Richter, Nicole Byer, Sasheer Zamata and Sabrina Jalees.

9. [various] The Burbank Comedy Festival taking place across five different venues will host 200 performers from around the globe for seven days (August 11-17) of nonstop funny business.

10. [various] The 15th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival will screen over 400 films from 30 different countries during the festival’s 10-day run from August 8-17 at TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood.

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