The Best Things to Do This Week in L.A.

A fun, funky–and Fabolous–week ahead

Summer is here and the city is heating up with fun things to do. To help you get to the good stuff, we’ve picked the best things to do this week in L.A.


Monday: Art Women Art Week

Superstar gallery Saatchi Art is breaking out of its usual setting for a week of programming and displays highlighting the work of female artists. Hosted at West Hollywood restaurant and event space E.P./L.P. there will be nightly talks, panels, and film screenings, that focus on visual and performing art, and how female creative professionals are reshaping a variety of industries.


Tuesday: Bye Felipe Book Release Party

Comedian Alexandra Tweten created an internet sensation with her project “Bye Felipe,” compiling just a sampling of the outrageous things men say and send to women online. Now she’s put it together in book form as Bye Felipe: Disses, Dick Pics, and Other Delights of Modern Dating. To celebrate the publication, she’s assembled this live event with comedy, readings, and music from Slut Island, Madame Gandhi, and others, all to raise money for the work of activist org Hollaback.


Wednesday: Yamashiro Night Market

There’s just over a month left in this year’s Yamashiro Night Market season (the final weekly market will be September 27) so consider this your reminder that if you haven’t made it out yet, you only have a few more chances for the year. Once you arrive, you’ll be treated to food, drinks, music, and some of the city’s most spectacular views.


Thursday: Funky Sole “Weekender”: Lee Fields and the Expressions, the Boogaloo Assassins, and the Breakestra with James Gadson

Funky Sole claims to be the world’s longest-running dance party dedicated to vintage and (vintage-sounding) soul and funk music. In honor of nearly 20 years of spinning records, they’ve put together this two-night shindig that adds a roster of live bands alongside their resident DJs. Thursday’s talent includes Lee Fields and the Expressions, the Boogaloo Assassins, and the Breakestra with James Gadson. If you haven’t worn holes through your dancing shoes after all that, return Friday night for the Monophonics, Los Yesterdays, the White Blinds, and Jungle Fire.


Friday: The Rap Show: T.I., E-40, Fabolous, Juvenile, Scarface, and Twista

The combined hits of T.I., E-40, Fabolous, Juvenile, Scarface, Twista, and additional guests Spice 1 and Suga Free, were enough to fill hip-hop radio station playlists for years. Tonight, they’ll fill the Shrine Auditorium for a fun night of tunes dating from the mid-aughts to today.


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