Movie: How to Train Your Dragon at LACMA
Initially, this one was a tough sell for us, but once we saw the movie, we realized it was flawless, heartfelt, and adorable at the same time. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s free, and if you have, it’s free. Feel free to bring dinner, popcorn, picnic blankets, and low lawn chairs. Movie takes place in the outdoor amphitheater in the park behind LACMA at 8 pm, but get there early to guarantee seating. Watch out for dragons – we’ve heard they make their homes under enormous rocks.
5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036
Music: David Wax Museum at Levitt Pavilion
Huffington Post thinks this “best band you might not know” is worth your time. David Wax Museum, a “Mexo-Americana” folk band, bring their musical stylings to Pasadena, playing alongside Phoebe Bridgers. 7 pm, FREE.
30 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103
Other: Ed Helms Presents the Whiskey Sour Radio Hour at Largo
If you’ve every wanted to see Andy Bernard live in concert, this might be the closest shot you’ve got. If you’ve ever wanted to experience an actual hangover with Ed, this may be the closest shot you’ve got. We’re curious to learn what Ed Helms’s idea of an old time-y radio show would be like. Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 9 pm.
Tickets are thirty dollars, LOL here
366 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Movie: Ghostbusters at La Cienega Park
We all know it’s a great movie, but try pairing with a Coolhaus ice cream sandwich and a few tacos from Border Grill combined with music by Monte Mar and Vinnie Ferra and you’ve got yourself an evening jam packed with awesome. Doors at 5:30, music at 7, movie at 8:30, tickets are $10.
Get ghoulish here
8400 Gregory Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Music: So Many Wizards Release Party at The Smell
If you’re feeling brave, head out to see a vibrant LA based band, So Many Wizards for their “Warm Nothing” LP release party at The Smell, where they’ll play alongside Matthewdavid, Magick ((()))Orchids, and Magical Mistakes.
Tickets are $5 at the door.
247 S Main St, Los Angeles, 90012
Other: Indie Craft Market at Hester Goes Hollywood
If you’ve ever wanted to see an indie-r side of Hollywood, now is your chance, at this awesome evening craft/food truck extravaganza. It’s like the Melrose Trading Post at night in Hollywood with beer. If you’re headed to Hollywood for a night out, this might be a nice stop before hitting the bar, but it isn’t a full evening (30 minute walk-through).
Hollywood Blvd & Argyle Ave Los Angeles, 90028
Movie A Woman of the World at Paramount Ranch
Check out a classic silent film under the stars at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, a miniature ghost town. Movie starts at 7:30, tickets are $6 at the entrance. The movie tells the story of a Countess who leaves Europe to visit her cousin in the Midwest, or as we’d like to call it, “flapper mumblecore”.
Paramount Ranch Rd & Cornell Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Music: Jazz on the Lawn at Santa Monica Place
If a Sunday picnic is in your plans, why not enjoy some FREE jazz with a blanket and then walk over to the beach? Arrive at 4:30 if you’d like to take part in free salsa lessons. This week features music by the Ronnie Gutierrez bands and features complimentary beverages from Just Chill Inc.
1685 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Other: Shut Up! I Hate You! at UCB
Paul Scheer (the League), Jason Mantzoukas (the League, the Dictator), Joe Wengert (the Smokes), and Lauren Lapkus (Are You There Chelsea) are four seriously funny people who will argue with each other in front of an audience in a show that UCB calls “watching The McLaughlin Group, The View and a knife fight all at the same time”. And it’s only $5!
Witness the Shiva here (just kidding)
5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028