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Our Favorite LA Events: The Week Of August 28th – September 3rd featuring Descanso Gardens, First Friday, and Much More!

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 28th – September 3rd. Something for you each and every night.

We’ll try not to break your wallet, either.


  • Mad Mondaze at The Standard

Brought in conjunction with Good For You Records and the All Style All Stars, The Rooftop at The Standard in DTLA is spinning music all night long from Kenny Summit, J Paul Getto, Flip Lynch, and Juwan Rates. Spend your night on The Standard’s beautiful rooftop space, soaking in the views from all around you, starting at 9PM. Entry is free.


  • Tacos & Trivia

Some nights, a simple game of trivia with your friends will do. Head over to Angel City Brewery this Tuesday for a trivia night in the bar compliments of King Trivia, with tacos served up from Taqueria El Severo. The night kicks off at 7PM SHARP, so don’t be late.


  • End of Summer Festival @ Descanso Gardens

Come spend your night at Descanso Gardens as it stays open late to celebrate the end of the summer! Wander around the gardens to the sounds of live music, after grabbing a drink and watching the sunset. Activities including stargazing, music from The Flashdance DJ’s as well as live musicians, and much more!

You can grab tickets here.


  • Free Movie Night: Dr. Strange

If you’ve been looking for a little love for the San Fernando Valley from us, look no further! This Thursday, head down to California State University Northridge at their Oviatt Library Lawn for a free screening of Dr. Strange. The movie is free, starts at dawn, and caps off the summer film screen series CSUN offered this summer.


  • First Friday of September

This Friday, being the first friday of the month, has a plethora of options to choose from in the art world and out on the town. You could head on over to Venice for a night of galleries, shops, and food trucks open late. If Venice is too far, you could head over to The Pasadena Museum of California Art or the Norton Simon Museum, both of which are free (Simon free after 5PM). Or, join in a free discussion on the most exciting and widely discussed phenomena in the universe at All Space Considered at Griffith Observatory. The talk starts at 7:30 with seating first come, first served.


  • Dapper Day at LACMA

If you didn’t get enough art from the night before, join the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art for a day of festivities to help celebrate the opening of their new exhibition Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage. The day kicks off at noon, leading all the way into the night with docent led tours, music spun by DJ Professor Watson, a 35mm screening of The Red Shoes, food, drink, and much more!

Tickets can be purchased here. 


  • West Adams Block Party

In order to help celebrate labor day weekend, Mike and Rick Ross are putting on a free, all ages block party including live music from jazz, funk and hip hop artists, DJ’s, and more. A pop up shop inside Delicious Pizza (co-owned by Mike and Rick) will feature exclusive merchandise, donuts from Dilla’s Delights, and a J Dilla photo exhibit. The event will also feature plenty of activities for kids as well.

The block party kicks off at 2 PM, just head on over to Delicious Pizza on W Adams Blvd, and try to find a parking spot first.

Notable Songs of the Week:

The Killers – Wonderful Wonderful [ALTERNATIVE]

Frank Ocean – Provider [R&B/Pop]

**LA NATIVE** Syd – Bad Dream/No Looking Back [R&B/Pop]

Notable Albums of the Week:

The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding [ALTERNATIVE]

Brockhampton – Saturation II [HIP-HOP]

Daniel Caesar – Freudian [R&B/SOUL]

Movies Coming Out this Week:

Tulip Fever & Unlocked


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