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

Middleditch & Schwartz, free movies, and the ghosts of Boyle Heights

It’s Monday again, but don’t let that get you down. A new week means a new opportunity to enjoy all the music, film, and other fun things to do in Los Angeles.

Ghost Walking Tour of Boyle Heights

Monday, March 25

Spend two hours immersed in the haunted history of Boyle Heights. The tour is organized by community activist and local historian Barrio Boychik (aka Shmuel Gonzales) with Casa 0101 Theater artistic director, restaurant owner, and paranormal researcher Josefina Lopez. The pair promise a tour that, “will give you goosebumps, but empower you to not be afraid of the dark.”

Middleditch & Schwartz

Tuesday, March 26

Comedy buddies Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz bring their show to the Wiltern. You’ll recognize Middleditch from Silicon Valley and Schwartz from Parks and Recreation. Together, the duo performs a show of two-person “long form improv.”

Los Angeles Magazine Whiskey Festival

Wednesday, March 27

Whether you’re into Scotches, bourbons, or ryes, our annual Whiskey Fest has something for aficionados and casual quaffers alike. Taste whiskeys and check out cocktail recipes from more than a dozen brands, including Kikori, Maker’s Mark, Koval, and Four Roses, all amid the games and general fun at DTLA micro-amusement park Two-Bit Circus.

Shoplifters Screening at the Japan Foundation

Wednesday, March 27

If you missed out on Japan’s charming Oscar-contender Shoplifters, take this opportunity to catch the film on the big screen. The screening is free and doesn’t require advance registration, so just walk on in.

RY X at the Theatre at Ace Hotel

Thursday, March 28

Aussie-born, L.A.-based musician (and surfer) RY X, takes his singer-songwriter inspo from the likes of Jeff Buckley, but he’s also been sought out by Rihanna and other pop luminaries for remixes and electronic-leaning production. The on-stage hats and flowy robes are A+, too.

Eliot Glazer’s Haunting Renditions with Trixie Mattel and Kate Berlant 

Friday, March 29

Comedian Eliot Glazer brings his web series, Haunting Reditions, to the stage at Dynasty Typewriter, with help from Trixie Mattel and Kate Berlant. What are the haunting renditions, you might ask? Take the concept of MTV Unplugged or Austin City Limits, but make it a little twisted, and very funny.

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