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 7th – August 13th. Something for you each and every night.
We’ll try not to break your wallet, either.
MONDAY, JULY 31st
Start your week off with a night of live music at The Satellite in LA’s Silver Lake district. Each week, the venue hosts a free show with some of the best rising acts in the music industry. Artists like Fitz & The Tantrums have graced the stage before they hit it big – and you never know who’s next. This week, Nightmare Air graces the stage with help from Slugs, Holy Wars, and more. Doors at 8:30, show at 9.
More information can be found here.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1st
If you’re an LA native, tourist, or somewhere in-between, the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art is an absolute must see. Luckily for you, on the second Tuesday of every month, general admission to the public is absolutely free! While you’re at it, why not catch a $4 matinee? Each Tuesday, the museum screens a classic Hollywood film – making for the perfect fit. This week, it’s Presenting Lily Mars. Tickets can be purchased here.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2nd
One of the most unpredictable and wild nights you could ask for will undoubtably be held at Tim & Eric’s 10th Anniversary show, held at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. On the second of two nights in LA, the comedy duo (most notably known for their Adult Swim show) can promise an incredibly unique show – and probably some special guests, too.
Tickets can be purchased here.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 3rd
This Thursday marks a very special night this week as it kicks off Sundance Institute’s Next Fest – LA’s premier weekend-long film festival showcasing the best in new and upcoming director talent, as well as performances from live acts, parties, live talks and more! On opening night, Quentin Tarantino will be honored with a presentation of the Vanguard Leadership Award, coupled with a special 35mm screening of Reservoir Dogs, all followed by a party after dark!
Tickets still available here.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4th
You read that right – a theatrical drinking game. As part of Los Angeles’ (welcomed) ever-growing indie Theatre scene, TinyRhino presents a series of ten minute plays, each with certain elements to look out for. They could appear “at any time, in any order, and wit any frequency.” Every time you spot one, you drink. Tickets are $10 online or $12 at the door, and include a free beer!
More info and tickets available here.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th
We’ve already told you about Cinespia’s awesome movie nights at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, but you haven’t experienced it quite like this before. Join the LA population lucky enough to get tickets before it sells out as you enjoy some of the best classic “high” movies, including Half-Baked, The Big Lebowski, and Fear and Loating in Las Vegas. The night kicks off at 7:15, going until 4:20 in the AM, featuring DJ sets, a photo booth, and more!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6th
Head down to Venice this Sunday to experience the latest edition of making360’s VR pool party! Yes, you read that right – VR pool party. On top of what you’ve come to know and love from pool parties, making360 is offering several VR experiences, demos, and even a VR photo booth. Other activities and amenities will be there as well, including live music, fire dancers, and more. Drinks, smoothies, and a vegan buffet will be provided as well.
$20 donation asked. More info here.
We just wanted to give a little extra love over to our friends at the Sundance Institute, as they have put together a very special weekend of programming with their Next Fest. If you’re unable to make it out to their flagship festival in January over in Utah, if you’re just looking for what’s “next” in the film industry, or even if you’re just looking for a good time this weekend, this is definitely what to look out for. Featuring live musical acts paired with screenings including Sleigh Bells, Electric Guest, and much more, the folks over at the Sundance Institute boasts one of the best and most unique film festivals LA has to offer. Catch a live talk, stop by their Next Door lounge (featuring VR, wine tastings, carnival games, and more), or see some of the best in upcoming, independent cinema! Attendees can access with their tickets before or after screenings to mingle and enjoy drinks from Hochstadter’s, Stella Artois and wineries from the Santa Ynez Valley, samples from Califia Farms, experience an Acura NSX Virtual Reality test drive, participate in games from Allbirds and get your questions answered at the Los Angeles Times Ask a Reporter booth.
You can explore the lineup, as well as purchase tickets (still available!) here.
Tags: 25th Anniversary Screening, Cinespia’s 7th Annual Slumber Party, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, LA Guestlist, Los Angeles, Next Door, Nightmare Air, Reservoir Dogs, Sundance Next Fest, Sundance Nextfest, Theatre Ace Hotel, Tim & Eric
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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