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

Your best bets for December 18 to 22, 2017

Welcome to the working week. Here’s our curated guide to some of the best of what’s going on around town.


Monday: Detroit Screening with Kathryn Bigelow

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Each year, The Hammer Museum hosts The Contenders, a screening series curated by their pals at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art, highlighting the most influential and significant movies of the year. Tonight features Civil Rights Era drama Detroitand a conversation with director Kathryn Bigelow and others from the production.


Tuesday: L.A. Zoo Lights

Get your dose of adorable holiday fun tonight with a visit to Zoo Lights at the L.A. Zoo. Stroll the zoo after dark, take in the colorful light displays, make friends with a real-life reindeer, sip on some hot chocolate, and pretend it actually feels like winter .


Wednesday: Vagabond Cheese Pairing Night at Bruery Terreux

Exceptional Belgian-inspired craft brewery Bruery Terreux hosts a pop-up pairing night featuring cheeses from the traveling fromagers of Vagabond Cheese Co. Order a curated flight of beer and cheese tastes to enjoy in the tasting room, or stock up on bottles and wedges to take home.


Thursday: Jay-Z and Vic Mensa at The Forum

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Beyoncé’s moderately-famous husband returns, bringing his 4:44 Tour back to The Forum on Thursday. Be sure to get to your seat early enough to catch opener Vic Mensa; the socially-conscious, lyrically-dexterous MC is a star in his own right.


Friday: Jon Brion at Largo

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Jon Brion’s residency at Largo is nothing if not a Los Angeles treasure, but his last show of each year is always extra special. Look forward to a holiday spectacular featuring Brion, friends, and guests.


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