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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for August 23, 2017

August 23, 2017 by We Like L.A. Staff

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 for the day at hand in the city you live in. So here it is!


Below is our quick link list of 10 fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Wednesday, August 23, 2017. May it lead you to adventure!

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Weller Court Light

A special corridor in Weller Court in Little Tokyo. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

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1. [6 p.m.] The final Taste of Downtown at the Long Beach waterfront takes place on August 23 and 24 featuring favorites like The Pie Hole, Parkers’ Lighthouse, Rasselbock, La Strada, The Federal and many more.

2. [6 p.m.] Danish artist Myrkur performs live at Amoeba Hollywood. FREE

3. [7 p.m.]  Enjoy some free Shakespeare this summer when the Independent Shakespeare Co. returns for the 8th year in a row with free/donation-based performances at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park. The Two Gentlemen of Verona Wednesday through Sunday.

4. [7:30 p.m.] The Hammer Museum’s series Shake It Off offers dance-themed films all August. This week they will screen Bring It On on Wednesday. FREE

5. [7:30 p.m.]  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, starting with No Country for Old Men on Wednesday.

6. [8 p.m.The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Ahmanson Theatre. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

7. [8 p.m.] The Crazy Uncle Joe Show at the Groundlings Theatre.

8. [9 p.m.Prowie • Prince vs David Bowie at The Short Stop on Sunset. FREE

9. [various] The West Hollywood Dance Festival (WHDF) returns to West Hollywood’s Park Auditorium August 20 through 27 for a week-long celebration featuring performances, workshops for all levels, and open rehearsals.

10. [various] The Nisei Week Japanese Festival is happening from August 19-27 with unique cultural celebrations in historic Little Tokyo that includes a Gyoza Eating Championship, cultural exhibits, demos, food and more.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $29.99 tix for Knott’s Scary Farm 2017

Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar.