Hey, we get it – Los Angeles is a big city. Not only are there endless opportunities for coffee stops, beach visits, and celebrity sightings, but the metropolis also boasts an absolutely massive catalogue of events. Even on a daily basis, the list of things to do can certainly seem a little overwhelming at times.
Somewhere, among the hazy smog that engulfs the city, lies a hotbed of culture and entertainment – you just have to sift through the haze to find what’s best. That’s why we over at LA Guestlist have done the work for you and put together the seven hottest, freshest, and most Los Angeles events we could find for you in the week of August 21st – August 27th. Something for you each and every night.
We’ll try not to break your wallet, either.
MONDAY, AUGUST 21st
It’s Monday – and you may not be in the mood to “go out” dancing, or see a show. Instead, sit back and relax at Alcove Cafe & Bakery’s outdoor patio in Los Feliz as you watch the Richard Linklater classic Dazed and Confused. Doors open at 6 with the movie kicking off at 8 PM – admission is free.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 22nd
Many can tell you about Cesar Chavez’ impact on history, but little can tell you about woman who worked right alongside him and created an equally (if not more) influential role. Dolores Huerta, whose massive accomplishments go mostly overlooked, now has a jaw-dropping documentary crafted about her life (past and present). The best part? It’s getting screened this Tuesday and Dolores is going to be there, in person, right next to the director.
Tickets and more info available here.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23rd
If you are moderately or passionately in love with jazz, or even barely can name a jazz musician’s name if your life depended on it, you are not going to want to miss this jaw dropping performance from masterminds Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24th
If you’ve been contemplating checking out some of Los Angeles’ vibrant museum scene, there is no better day than this one, as MOCA Grand & Geffen, Long Beach Museum of Art, Skirball Cultural Center, and Japanese American National Museum are free! Skirball will be free all day, with both MOCA spaces and the Japanese American National Museum only free from 5-8 PM. Long Beach Museum of Art will be free from 3-8 PM.
Jane invites her guests to explore a night of erotic passions infused with herbs and spirits. Expect Southern Cuisine By Chef T, medicated massages, medicated sushi, body painting, mixer bar, belly dancers, and more. Yes, we said medicated massages & medicated sushi! In addition to their curated vendor exhibitions, the evening will include live burlesque entertainment that is sure to titillate and ignite the senses of the adventurous and curious. This event is intended for patients ages 21+ in California which has legalized the consumption of marijuana and is for educational/entertainment purposes only. As guests of Jane, you’ll be able to enjoy medicated and non-medicated products.
Tickets and more info available here.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25th
If you’ve never seen a show at Touch Vinyl, make this your official night to end that. With max capacity at 50, the incredibly intimate performances inside of of LA’s favorite vinyl shops are always memorable. This Friday, Asal Hazel steps in to grace the “stage.”
Tickets are $10 and are available here.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26th
I know, I know. What more information is needed, right? Free to attend (!!!!!!), the LA TACO FESTIVAL invites a plethora of taco vendors, from Kogi BBQ to Pink Taco (and many, MANY in-between). Live music from artists like Lobalam will also be in attendance to provide some tunes for the tacos. Proceeds go on to benefit Jovenes, Inc.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27th
If you don’t feel like staying in and watching the VMA’s, make your way on over to Suede for an end of summer party. Hosted by DR R-Tistic, the event will feature a wide array of R&B hits to dance to. The event is free, with RSVP needed. Information to RSVP available here.
Tags: Adam Sputh, Alcove, Asal Hazel, Dazed and Confused, Dolores, Free Museum Day, Herbie Hancock & Kamasi Washington, LA Guestlist, LA Taco Festival, Los Angeles, S&MJane, Touch of Vinyl
Adam Sputh is a student at Columbia College Hollywood, in Los Angeles, California. His current interests include Los Angeles culture, film making, and writing about himself in the third person.
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