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 18th – September 24th. Something for you each and every night.
We’ll try not to break your wallet, either.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th
Starting this Monday, the Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles Hotel is reinstating its “Dive In Theatre” for a fall lineup. Here, you are offered the experience of lounging in the pool at night, with your favorite classic movies attached. Drinks and delicious gourmet bites will be offered – for those 21+, sorry kids. The film starts at 8 PM.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th
If you haven’t gotten a chance to ever check out Tuesday Night Cafe, you’re missing out on a bedrock of the Los Angeles community. If you’re a musician, you have no excuse. Every first and third Tuesday night, Tuesday Night Cafe gives an oppurtunity to shine light on some of the best work coming out of the Los Angeles community, with a focus on the Asian American creatives. It’s always a packed, incredibly entertaining night.
The event kicks off at 7:30, and you can find more information here.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th
While you’re at it, come stop by one of Los Angeles’ other main staples, the United Citizen Brigade. Each show is completely different, with some of the best improvisational masterminds in the city taking part. No matter what night it is, you are guaranteed to have a completely unique time. Tickets are about $5, and you can grab them (along with mote information) here.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st
If you haven’t noticed by now, we weren’t kidding when we said that art walks were one of the staples of Los Angeles culture. They also happen to be some of the most entertaining nights you can have. This Thursday, at NoHo Plaza in NoHo’s Art District, they will be celebrating the one year anniversary of their monthly art walk with a takeover by Burning Man camp Mystikal Misfits. The night, which will feature a wide array of artists, performers, and vendors, kicks off at 6 PM.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd
Speaking of Burning Man, you can experience a second helping (or a little bite sized taste of the festival right by your home) down at Windward Plaza in Venice Beach, both this Friday and Saturday from 2-10 PM. Open to anyone interested in the art community, the festival will feature various surreal art installations from this years fest, which range from interesting art cars, to “black-light 3D environments,” and beyond. The event is free, with donations welcome.
You can read more about that here.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd
If you have not yet gotten the chance to see the Hidden Arcade, let alone any show put on in collaboration with Think Tank Gallery, you’re doing LA all wrong. Come check out their collaboration with Playboy in a 90’s party featuring “nostalgic DJ sets,” drinks, arcade games, and “surprise entertainment.” This night is to celebrate the closing reception of the Hidden Arcade, so this is your last chance to check out the space before it closes its doors.
You can snag tickets here.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th
Yep, that’s right, you just got out of Venice, but it’s time to turn around and come back for their huge, annual Abbot Kinney Festival. We know, this doesn’t particularly count as something offbeat, but with over 300 vendors, 4 music stages, food trucks, games, rides, and plenty more, we figured it was well worth including.
The fest officially kicks off at 10 PM will last until 6, on Abbot Kinney Blvd.
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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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