Events Types

The Los Angeles Events Guide

Think of us as the guy that always knows about cool parties. Not actually that guy, we’re not that cool. We’re the guy next to that guy. So put down the Advil. We know that planning can be a headache. That’s why we’ve provided you with a comprehensive guide to events in LA.

Start by checking out the “daily listings” category for sites which post a variety of events, or choose a category if you’re looking for something more specific.

 
FAVORITE EVENTS

There are some of our favorite events. Maybe they’ll become some of your favorites too.

Cheap Events

These are all events that cost $5 or less. Fun can be cheap in Los Angeles.

Popular Events

These are some of the more popular events. Go find out if you agree.

 

EVENT CATEGORIES

 

ART events

 
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Atwater Crossing (ATX)
Art-based events held at five industrial buildings across two city blocks
3245 Casitas Ave.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90039
FREE-TBD

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The Last Bookstore
Bookstore in Downtown Los Angeles showcasing stories, writing poetry, and music
453 S. Spring St.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90013
FREE-$15

 
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Space 15 Twenty
Hollywood venue presenting a rotating cast of musicians, artists, and designers
1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90028
FREE

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For Your Art
Weekly listings of art openings, galleries, and festivals
go to “PLAN FYA” > “LOS ANGELES”

 
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Echo Park Time Mart
Benefit events for 826LA: a non-profit writing & tutoring center

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Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
Art camps, workshops, and exhibitions
FREE-$10

 

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COMEDY events

 
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Upright Citizens Brigade
Improv, stand-up, sketch, talk, and variety comedy
5919 Franklin Ave.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90028
M-Su
FREE-$10

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The Groundlings
Improv & sketch comedy shows
7307 Melrose Ave.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90046
W-M
$5-$19

 
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Hollywood Improv
Stand-up, sketch, & improv comedy shows
8162 Melrose Ave.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90046
M-Su
FREE-$18

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No 2 Drink Minimum
Daily lists of comedy shows with no two drink minimum

 
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The Comedy Bureau
Seriously awesome LA comedy blog that posts daily comedy shows

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Nerdist
Calendar of daily comedy shows that take place inside of Meltdown Comics

 
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iO West
Calendar of daily iO West shows

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Trepany House at Steve Allen Theater
Calendar of comedy at Trepany House

 
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A Special Thing
LA Comedy forum with showlists

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Comedy Living Room
A monthly FREE comedy show run out of a house in Hollywood, CA

 
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Westside Comedy Theater
Daily comedy, sketch, and improv shows.
1323-A 3rd St
     Santa Monica, CA 90401

 

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FOOD events

 
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dineLA Calendar
Listing of special restaurant deals and events

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The Food Trucker
Listing of food truck events
Go to “Events”

 
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Find LA Food Trucks
Listing of food truck events
Go to “Events”

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Los Angeles Food Trucks Map
Listing of food truck events
Go to “Events”

 

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MOVIE events

 
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Cinespia
Alternate Link: Calendar
Movie screenings in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90038
Varies throughout the summer

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Downtown Independent
Theater in Downtown Los Angeles showing independent films, comedy shorts, and drink-alongs
251 S. Main St.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90012
FREE-$15

 
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Egyptian Theatre
Calendar View
Historic Hollywood theatre showing classic & international movies
6712 Hollywood Blvd.,
     Hollywood, CA 90028
M-Su (Varies)
$7-$11

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The Cinefamily
Classic movies played in a historic silent movie theater
611 N. Fairfax Ave.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90036
$12

 
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Movies at LACMA
Schedule of movies screening at LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
     Los Angeles, CA 90036

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New Beverly Cinema
Calendar
Mid-City theater showing classic, independent, cult, and foreign films as double features, presented in 35mm
$8

 
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Aero Theatre
Calendar View
Santa Monica theater showing classic & international movies
1328 Montana Ave.,
     Santa Monica, CA 90403
$7-$11

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Sundance Cinemas
Plays independent movies, bar and food served
8000 W. Sunset Blvd.,
     West Hollywood, CA 90046

 
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Arclight Hollywood
Plays independent movies, bar and food served
6360 W. Sunset Blvd,
     Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Echo Park Film Center
Non-profit media arts organization that hosts screenings and rents film equipment
1200 N Alvarado St,
     Los Angeles, CA 90026

 
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Vista Theatre
Egyptian themed theatre with good ticket prices and more legroom than any other theatre
4473 Sunset Dr.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90027
M-Su (Varies)
$5-$10

 

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MUSIC events

 
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showlistLA
Listing of upcoming music shows

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thescenestar
Listing of upcoming music shows

 
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Oh My Rockness
Calendar of Los Angeles indie rock shows

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Eye Spy LA Music Calendar
Listing of music events by Eye Spy LA

 
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The Redwood
Downtown Los Angeles pirate-themed bar with nightly musical acts
316 W. 2nd St.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90012
M-Su
FREE

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The Smell
Music venue in Downtown LA
247 S. Main St.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90012
Varies
$5

 
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Exchange LA
Alternate Link: Calendar
Downtown LA nightclub in the Los Angeles Stock Exchange building
618 S. Spring St.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90014
Varies
FREE-$80

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El Cid
Silverlake venue for local live bands and artists, DJs, comedians, magicians and vaudevillian oddities
4212 W. Sunset Blvd.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90029
W-Su
FREE-$35

 
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Satellite
Calendar
Silverlake Music Venue
1717 Silverlake Boulevard,
     Los Angeles, CA
M-Su (Varies)
FREE-$15

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Bootleg Theater/Bar
Calendar
Silverlake space for theater, music, dance, and film
2220 Beverly Boulevard,
     Los Angeles, CA 90057
M-Su
FREE-$20

 
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Largo
Music and comedy club located on La Cienega Blvd.
366 N. La Cienega Blvd.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90048
Varies

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The Mint
Live music venue and bar
6010 West Pico Blvd.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90035
M-Su
FREE-$65

 
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El Rey Theatre
Art Deco theatre on Miracle Mile in Mid-City West
5515 Wilshire Blvd.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90036
Varies

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Amoeba Concerts
Live shows at Amoeba in Hollywood
6400 Sunset Blvd.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90028
Varies

 
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Hollywood Forever (Music)
Live music in in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90038
Varies
$20-$50

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Grimy Goods
Suggested daily concerts, ticket contests, and music reviews

 
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Hotel Cafe
Hollywood Bar and Music Venue
1623 Cahuenga Blvd.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90028
Varies
FREE-$20

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Troubadour
Calendar
West Hollywood music club
9081 Santa Monica Boulevard,
     West Hollywood, CA 90069
M-Su (Varies)
$12-$20

 
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Genghis Cohen
Chinese Restaurant and Bar with live music
740 N. Fairfax Ave.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90046
M-Sa
FREE-$10

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The Roxy Theatre
Nightclub and music venue located on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood
9009 West Sunset Blvd.,
     West Hollywood, CA
Varies

 
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Hollywood Bowl
Historic Outdoor Music Venue in Hollywood
2700 N. Vermont Ave.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90068
Varies

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House of Blues: Los Angeles
Nightclub and music venue located on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood
8430 Sunset Blvd.,
     West Hollywood, CA 90069
Varies

 
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The Glass House
Calendar
All ages music venue in Pomona
200 W. Second St.,
     Pomona, CA 91766
Varies
$12-$100

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Greek Theatre
Historic Outdoor Theatre in Griffith Park
2700 N. Vermont Ave.,
     Los Angeles, CA 90027
Varies

 
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WitZend
Venice Restaurant with live music Tuesday through Sunday (not Monday)
1717 Lincoln Blvd.,
     Venice, CA 90291
Tu-Su
$10

 

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SHOPPING events

 
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Bargains LA
Weekly listings of special, holiday, liquidation, factory, and sample sales

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Unique LA
A unique shopping event featuring local artists in the Spring, Summer, and Fall

 
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Southern California Warehouse Sales
A list of SoCal warehouse sale events

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Warehouse Weekends
A list of SoCal warehouse sale events

 
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LA Fashion District
Information on LA’s fashion events, maps, and more

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California Market Center
Fashion events held at the California Market Center in downtown LA

 
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Refinery 29
Los Angeles fashion events, tips, and tricks

 

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SPORTS events

 
 
 

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