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THINGS TO DO IN L.A.
FRIDAY 08/23/2019
Festivals, Concerts, Entertainment, Activities, and Other Events in Los Angeles



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DETAILS 06/28/2019 to 09/15/2019 (FEATURED EVENT)
LOUIS VUITTON X EXHIBITION

468 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills 90210 3108559595 - Free - Louis Vuitton will soon stage an exhibit exploring the house’s 160-year history of collaborations. Titled Louis Vuitton X, the show will feature over 180 items from the brand’s archives, including ....

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06/17/2019 to 08/23/2019
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
SWIMLA IS BACK! LA CITY OFFERS FREE OR AFFORDABLE SWIM LESSONS FOR KIDS

Find your LA City neighborhood pool and register. (323) 906-7953 - FREE or affordable swim lessons. Scholarships are available. Cost is not a barrier. - Stay cool in the pool this summer with SwimLA! As a City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks program, SwimLA offers FREE or affordable swim lessons for kids ages 4+. Choose from family- ....

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08/23/2019
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
FRIDAY NIGHT BLOCK PARTY PRESENTED BY ABSOLUT

1005 Chick Hearn Court Los Angeles, CA 2137632157 - Free - Your favorite party in DTLA is back! Join us for this free admission event of Friday Night Block Party at L.A. LIVE Presented by Absolut on Aug 23rd! Take advantage of the $5 food and drink menus at ....

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05/31/2019 to 09/06/2019
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
BARNSDALL ART PARK FOUNDATION PRESENTS: FRIDAY NIGHT WINE TASTINGS (21+) MAY 31 - SEPTEMBER 6, 2019

4800 Hollywood Blvd. - $35-$50 - Barnsdall Art Park Foundation’s signature fundraising event, Friday Night Wine Tastings — a private ticketed event — returns to the Hill on May 31 through September 6. Now one of L.A.’s most trea ....

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08/11/2019 to 09/30/2019
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
DOWNTOWN SANTA MONICA COMES ALIVE WITH FREE DAILY COMMUNITY EVENTS BEGINNING AUGUST 11

1351 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401 - FREE - Celebrate the last days of Summer with free salsa classes, outdoor comedy shows, live music or some quality time lounging in new outdoor seating options on Third Street Promenade in Downtown Santa Mo ....

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08/23/2019
PINK MARTINI WITH ORCHESTRA

2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068 323-850-2000 - 25-250 - Artists
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Pink Martini
Violent Femmes About This Performance
The eclectic “little orchestra” from Portland sashays their way through the swinging so ....


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06/17/2019 to 08/23/2019
GAMER CAMP
10% off - use promo code EYESPYLA


127 Lakewood Center Mall 562-582-1400 - $100/week - Looking for a unique kid’s summer camp? Safe social environment for gamers. Family friendly environment. Daily tournaments. Weekly champs and prizes. Play the hottest console and collectible card ga ....

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08/23/2019
COUPLES ROMANTIC COOKING PARTIES - FRI, 8/23/19 - *** $250 PER COUPLE ***

2366 PELHAM AVENUE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90064 310-470-2640 - $250 Per Couple - Couples Romantic Cooking 2 - NEW MENU
Fri, 8/23/19 7-9:30pm Want to make a special dinner with your friend or spouse? Celebrating a special occasion? We’ve created a Cooking Party Atmosphere – ther ....


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08/23/2019
FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC SERIES AT THE ORIGINAL FARMERS MARKET

6333 W 3rd St - Free - Celebrate the summer season at The Original Farmers Market with the return of the beloved Friday Night Music Series! Enjoy weekly live music at the Farmers Market all summer long and the Market's var ....

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08/23/2019
MIXOLOGY 101 AT THE INSTITUTE OF CULINARY EDUCATION

521 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 888-718-2433 - 100 - Join us at the Institute of Culinary Education for this course in the essentials of cocktail mixology. We'll cover mixing, muddling, shaking drinks, making your own sour mix and more. Our instructors ....

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08/23/2019
GREGG YOUNG & THE 2ND STREET FUNK GROOVE BAND WITH VIOLIN

6360 W. Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 9002 562-433-4858 - Free - Award-winning Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Funk Groove Band with Violin will be playing at the historic California Landmark, The Dome Arclight Entertainment Center in Hollywood Friday, 8/23/19. This ....

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08/23/2019
MARUCHAN GOLD AIRSTREAM AT THE OC NIGHT MARKET

88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 - $5.00 + $0.90 fee - Come join Maruchan in welcoming GOLD, the new restaurant-quality ramen, at the branded Maruchan airstream at the OC Night Market for a chance to try the two signature flavors, Maruchan GOLD Soy Sauce ....

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08/23/2019
THE RIVETER PRESENTS: ELEVATING WOMEN IN THEIR WORK, A RIVETER POPUP EXPERIENCE

8500 W 3rd St Los Angeles 90048 - $60 and up - Join Mandana Dayani, Jamie Lynn Sigler and more for a day of connection, conversation and inspiration from women in their work! About this Event At The Riveter, we see a world in which equity of oppo ....

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06/15/2019 to 08/24/2019
SUMMER EXHIBITIONS AT TORRANCE ART MUSEUM

3320 Civic Center Drive 310-618-6388 - 0 - Torrance Art Museum (TAM) presents a bold summer exhibition exploring the intersection between art and warfare, enlisting 17 artists who reflect a world of increased military engagement across the gl ....

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06/15/2019 to 08/24/2019
SUMMER EXHIBITIONS AT TORRANCE ART MUSEUM

3320 Civic Center Drive 310-618-6388 - 0 - Torrance Art Museum (TAM) presents a bold summer exhibition exploring the intersection between art and warfare, enlisting 17 artists who reflect a world of increased military engagement across the gl ....

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06/29/2019 to 08/24/2019
VERNACULAR ENVIRONMENTS, PART 3

2754 South La Cienega Boulevard 3235250053 - - Edward Cella Art & Architecture presents Vernacular Environments, Part 3, the third of an annual exhibition that explores a diversity of tensions between the figure and the environment and asks, what ....

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07/20/2019 to 08/24/2019
HOLLY ELANDER - SOLITARY SHADOWS + FINE LINE

170 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, California 90036 (323) 899-1363 - Free - Holly Elander
Solitary Shadows & Fine Line July 20 – August 24, 2019 Opening Reception: Saturday, July 20th, 6 – 9pm Elander’s depictions of the silent corridors, streets and neighborhoods of Los ....


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08/16/2019 to 08/24/2019
DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

3330 Civic Center Dr. 310-781-7171 - $25-$40 - Torrance Theatre Company presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this breathtaking spectacle has won the hearts of millions worldwide. Our pro ....

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08/01/2019 to 08/24/2019
BOLD SUMMER 2019

200, 300 and 400 blocks of Rodeo Drive 3108559595 - Free - Rodeo Drive goes BOLD this August! Join us 5:00PM - 8:00PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from August 1 - 24 for evening shopping, entertainment, art installations, music and more! ....

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08/23/2019 to 08/24/2019
IMF PATIENT AND FAMILY SEMINAR, LOS ANGELES

555 Universal Hollywood Dr, Universal City, CA 91608 818-487-7455 - $60.00 - The annual Patient and Family Seminar in Los Angeles, CA will be held on August 23-24, 2019. The Patient and Family Seminar program is the heart of what the IMF does. The experiences at the Patient a ....

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07/20/2019 to 08/25/2019
NOTHING CHEEZY

516 E 4th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013 6265844070 - $18 - THINK TANK GALLERY TEAMS UP WITH MEOW WOLF ARTIST FUTURE FANTASY DELIGHT AND PIZZABOYZZZ FOR ‘NOTHING CHEEZY’
The new installation introduces a saucy new take on the food pop-up experience OPENING ....


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07/24/2019 to 08/25/2019
FIRE FOR EFFECT: JOURNEY OF THE 522ND FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

355 E. 1st Street 3103280907 - Pay As You Wish - FIRE FOR EFFECT chronicles the valiant advances through Italy, France, and Germany made by the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion as a part of the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II. ....

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08/16/2019 to 08/25/2019
GENDER-BLIND PRODUCTION OF ASSASSINS

403 W. Hillcrest Dr. Thousand Oaks, 91360 (805) 381-2747 - $20 - "Everybody's Got the Right" to their dream role in this gender-blind production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. Assassins will soon bring the infamous historical figures back to life this August. Th ....

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08/22/2019 to 08/25/2019
BRANDON T. JACKSON HEADLINES THE ONTARIO IMPROV

4555 Mills Circle, Ontario, CA 91764 909-484-5411 - $20 - Brandon T. Jackson is a multifaceted young actor carving his own path in Hollywood. Earning critical praise, he started out in stand-up comedy and has evolved into a burgeoning young film and televis ....

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08/23/2019 to 08/25/2019
PAUL ROBESON THEATRE FESTIVAL

514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles 90013 866-811-4111 - $50 on Fri; $35 on Sat. & Sun. - The Robey Theatre Company, Los Angeles’ most-awarded African American theatre company, continues its 25th Anniversary celebration with its presentation of the Third Biennial Paul Robeson Theatre Fes ....

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07/05/2019 to 08/26/2019
THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

110 East Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205 818-506-1983 - $15 to $35 - Bertolt Brecht's satiric comedy of war, love and justice. Deep in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia, a humble kitchen maid named Grusha risks her life to rescue an abandoned baby from civil war. But ....

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06/17/2019 to 08/30/2019
SUMMER CAMPS FOR KIDS & TEENS

2437 Main Street 3103920815 - $545 - ACTING CLASSES FOR KIDS IN LA AND SUMMER CAMPS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS Filmmaking & Acting Camp
Ages 13 - 17 years Shoot, act in, and edit your own film while discovering how movies are made. Learn th ....


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07/06/2019 to 08/30/2019
FLASHBACK FRIDAYS SILENT DISCO DJ SETS ALL SUMMER!

41 Hugus Alley - FREE - For your lunchtime listening pleasure we’re serving up Flashback Fridays, a silent disco DJ party with DJs spinning the best of the 70s and 80s. Meet us in the One Colorado Courtyard from on Friday¨ ....

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08/09/2019 to 08/30/2019
FREE FRIDAY CLASSES: ACTING FOR CAMERA

15517 Phoebe Ave, La Mirada, CA 90638 714.690.2900 - Free - Phantom Projects' Acting for Camera class is designed for students ages 12-17 who are new to being on-camera or who want to further develop their audition skills and confidence. This is a fun class i ....

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08/02/2019 to 08/30/2019
CINEMA UNDER THE STARS

1031 Broxton Ave 3104701812 - FREE - Cinema Under the Stars Free Summer Outdoor Movie Series! The Free Outdoor Family Friendly Summer Movie Series, Cinema Under The Stars, Is Back For The Fifth Year In A Row In The Heart Of Westwood Vil ....

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