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 September 4th – September 10th. Something for you each and every night.
We’ll try not to break your wallet, either.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16th
Take a visit down to Meltdown Comics and Collectibles this Monday to see a display of actual concept art from the recent film, Blade Runner 2049. Four concept artists from the film, George Hull, Victor Martinez, Kamen Anev, and Jeremy Paillotin will display their pieces – with limited edition, signed prints available to purchase (up until 150 have been sold!). So make sure you head down there early enough!
You can check out Meltdown’s website here.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17th
You read that right – your insatiable thirst to watch The Brave Little Toaster is about to be quenched – with the creative minds behind the film right there to witness. This includes Jerry Rees, the film’s writer and director, Deanna Oliver (the voice of Toaster), David Newman (composer), Brian McEntee (art director), and much, much more. When we say the creative minds, we really mean it, with over 20 people confirmed to attend that had a creative hand in the film, from character design, to animation, to starring.
This screening takes place at TCL Chinese Grauman at 7:30 and you can grab tickets here.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18th
In support of their new (phenomenal) album Willowbank, Yumi Zouma will be gracing the stage at Bootleg Theater to bring some of their alternative dream pop to your ears. Joining them will be the UK’s very own Chad Valley.
You can grab tickets here.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19th
Screen Novelties, the stop motion production company behind the rise of Robot Chikcen and Moral Orel, are putting on an event this Thursday night at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater. The show will feature a mash up of old, retro cartoons, Halloween clips, short films, and more from VHS, 16mm and DVD showings.
You can grab tickets for the event, which kicks off at 8PM, here.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20th
This Friday, Echo Flex is back at the Echoplex, this time with them theme of early 2000s hip hop. Come dance to your favorite tracks from N.E.R.D., Clipse, Sean Paul, Kanye West, and much, much more. Them Jeans will also be in attendance. There will also be an “all R&B smoking patio.”
The event is $8 online and allows you to skip the line, and $15 at the door without an RSVP, which you can do here.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st
This Saturday, celebrate Dia de los Muertos, as well as the life and work of beloved Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada. Posada is known for his work that serves as the stronghold and foundation of the identity of Dia de los Muertos. The event will feature four stages worth of musical performances, Aztec Ritual Dancers in full costume, arts and crafts vendors, a costume contest, and plenty more.
The fest kicks off at noon and runs until midnight. Seniors 65 and over are free after 4 PM – for everyone else, you can find tickets and more info here.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22nd
Come on over to Beverly Hills for the second day of their two-day annual festival. The fest, which starts at 10 AM and runs to 5 PM, will span four blocks of Santa Monica Boulevard providing a plethora of local art, food, drink and more!
Tags: Adam Sputh, Art Show, Blade Runner 2049, Bob Baker Marionette Theater, Bootleg Theater, Deanna Oliver, Dia de los Muerto, Echo Flex, eremy Paillotin, George Hull, Jose Guadalupe Posada, Kamen Anev, Meltdown Comic, Spook-A-Nanny, TCL Chinese Grauman, The Brave Little Toaster, umi Zouma, Victor Martinez, Willowbank
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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