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Our Favorite LA Events: The Week Of July 17th-23rd featuring FYF Fest, Justice Ball 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 July 17th – 23rd. Something for you each and every night. So grab a friend, and hit the city with us!

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


  • Hollywood PUNX’S Unplugged Artist Showcase

Looking for a night of free live music? Look no further than West Hollywood’s Bar 20 event. Drinks will be available as artists such as Tyler Alexis and Jacob Ortiz perform. The free show kicks off at 6 PM, lasting until 11.



  • In Conversation: Erin Christovale + Suné Woods

This Tuesday, visual artists Erin Christovale and Suné Woods will both appear live and in person as part of a public program series held by Art + Practice. Both will present their art and offer discussion on cultural production during different periods in history, and the vulnerabilities that still stand today. This free event will be held at Zambezi Bazaar at 7:00 PM on a first come, first serve seating basis.

  • BONUS: We hear Union Swapmeet on Santa Monica Blvd. will be littered with food trucks from 5 PM – 9 PM. But don’t say you heard it from us.

          Actually, please do.


  • Cigarette Bums / Melt / Family Cash

A night of awesome live music will be going down at Lot 1 on Sunset Boulevard this Wednesday. The free show, which will feature a full bar, features acts such as Cigarette Bums and Family Cash, self named “brother and sister” bands, as well as Melt (PDX). The show is free with doors at 8:30.



  • The Justice Ball w/ Sia

If Wednesday wasn’t enough music for you, lose yourself in a night of music, featuring a DJ set by popular musical icon Sia. The night is thrown by Bet Tzedek’s New Leadership Council, as part of an annual ball in efforts to raise money. However, this night, there is a strict and evident emphasis on dancing.

Tickets can be purchased here.


  • Barnsdall Art Park Fridays

As part of a weekly series, Los Angeles favorite Barnsdall Art Park invites guests for a wine tasting with a beautiful view of the city. Tickets will include access to the tasting on their gorgeous West Lawn, with higher priority tickets including a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House. The night kicks off at 5:30 PM lasting until 8:30 PM, with tickets available here.

Sorry kids, this one is strictly 21+.


  • Sound in Focus with Paul Oakenfold

Los Angeles favorite station KCRW and The Annenberg Foundation invite guests for a night of art and free music from artists such as Paul Oakenfold and Lo Moon. The event, held at-you guessed it- Annenberg Space of Photography, offers a night of music and art for all ages. The show is free, but you have to RSVP here.

Side note: I went to go see Lo Moon at one of their first ever shows in Hollywood Forever Cemetery. At the time, they only had one song, “Loveless” out. As of writing this, they only have two online, but live, they offer one of the best music catalogues that you’ve never heard of. It blew me away and has left me at chomping at the bit for months to hear more studio recordings. It is absolutely worth it to go early for these guys – once their full project is out, you might not be able to catch them at a free show anymore.


  • Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Live!

At this point, we’re all probably familiar with the comedic dubbings of MST3K, comprising of comedic minds such as Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt. The entire crew will be present at The Theatre at Ace Hotel this Sunday, presenting a surprise mystery film. Tickets are available here.


Of course, these events are all for those not attending Los Angeles’ biggest weekend celebration. We had to give some love to our friends over at FYF Fest, which boasts one of the best festival lineups of the year. 3 Day and select Single Day passes are still available here.

We hope to be covering the event, day by day, with a breakdown article. Make sure you’re in tune with us on social media (@LAGuestlist) and keep checking in on our website for updates! We hope to have something fun, including live coverage on Snapchat and Instagram planned for you!


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