Welcome to a new week, full of new opportunities to enjoy all the music, film, and other fun things to do in Los Angeles.
Monday, May 13https://www.instagram.com/p/BwpxGPdAaWG/
Olivia Wilde makes her directorial debut with Booksmart. Be among the first to see the film at this free preview screening at the Theater at Ace Hotel in downtown L.A.
Tuesday, May 14https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu-PJCmnjPN/
Keep It, the politics and pop culture podcast from Crooked Media, stages a live show and taping at the Regent Theater. Culture critic Ira Madison is joined by journalists, musicians, filmmakers, and more, to discuss what’s going on in this crazy world.
Wednesday, May 15https://www.instagram.com/p/BxVhYRJltaG/
Our annual gourmet burger showdown returns with another killer lineup of L.A. restaurants—which you can see here—plus lots of spirits to sip. Sample each of ten yummy burgers and then cast your vote for People’s Choice.
Wednesday, May 15https://www.instagram.com/p/BuJJLU1B0g3/
Don’t let the May Gray weather fool you, outdoor concert season has begun. Grab a sweater and enjoy a night of sultry tunes at The Greek, courtesy of co-headlining RnB cool girls Jorja Smith and Kali Uchis.
Thursday, May 17https://www.instagram.com/p/BxLBdqDFYB2/
Head over to the Bungalow in Santa Monica for the launch of Night Market, a weekly summer event. There will be food trucks, picnic stations, and KCRW DJs. To celebrate the opening, Macy Gray will perform live. Try to walk away, and you’ll stumble.
Friday, May 17https://www.instagram.com/p/BvzQ30SFUiZ/
Can’t wait for Carly Rae Jepsen’s summer shows in L.A.? Get a taste of CRJ at this meet-and-greet at Amoeba Records in Hollywood. Purchase a copy of her new record at the store to gain access to a professional photo-op and meet-and-greet session with the pop star. Just please, remain calm.
Friday, May 17https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvjhqc0gUpx/
Critically-beloved hip hop duo Black Star–comprised of successful solo rappers Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli–made just one album, in 1998. Now they’re bringing their searing lyricism and political consciousness back at a moment when we might need it more than ever. They take the stage at the Fox Theater in Pomona tonight and play a second show at the Novo on Saturday.
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