The 8 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

A Dennis Hopper doc, talk with the author of Crazy Rich Asians, and more

This fall is filled with fantastic things to do around L.A. There’s music, theater, film screenings, and more to enjoy every day, which can get a little overwhelming. That’s why, each week, we pick some of the best for your entertainment enjoyment.

Author Kevin Kwan Discusses Rich People Problems 

Monday, September 24



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Kevin Kwan, author of the Crazy Rich Asians series presents his newest novel, Rich People Problems. He’ll discuss the tale of family in-fighting and drama with actress Tan Khen Hua (who played Kerry Chu in the Crazy Rich Asians film adaptation) and journalist Rebecca Sun.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tuesday, September 24


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America’s favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, speaks at The Wiltern. Expect to hear him talk about his recent book and podcast projects–oh, and the fate of the entire universe.

Eleanor Friedberger

Tuesday, September 25


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Once known as half of the Chicago-based indie duo the Fiery Furnaces, Eleanor Friedberger is now several accomplished albums into a career as a solo artist. Her most recent release takes a bit of a sonic turn, and channels her discontent about the current political state.


Along for the Ride Screening and Conversation

Wednesday, September 26


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Learn more about the enigmatic ’70s Hollywood icon Dennis Hopper at this documentary screening, to be followed by a Q&A featuring the filmmaker and people featured in the movie who were close to Hopper’s tumultuous life. The film focuses particularly on the making of The Last Movie–and where Hopper would go from there.

Dear Boy with Bloodboy, Harley Cortez

Thursday, September 27


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After tickets for Friday night’s Dear Boy show quickly sold out, Bootleg Theater added this second performance to the run. The local band has developed that following for a sound that’s been compared to Death Cab for Cutie and Stars; nostalgic, but with a current feel.

Screening of Coco Plus Live Performances by Mariachi Divas and Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles

Thursday, September 27


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No matter how many times you’ve seen the Disney/Pixar film Coco, it probably still makes you cry, and that’s ok, we feel the same way. Take in the experience at Disney’s El Capitan Theater in Hollywood along with some appropriate live music and dance performances to set the mood, and a reel of special Disney Junior music video clips.

Moon Honey Record Release with Black Flamingo, HOTT MT, Slugs, DJ Burt Kocain, DJ Jeffertitti, DJ Lauren Ruth Ward

Friday, September 28


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Jessica Ramsey and Andrew Martin began their musical collaboration while attending art school in Louisiana. Soon after, they moved to L.A., and have been creating quirky “prog-pop” here ever since–while sporting some fantastic stage costumes along the way.

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