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

Carly Rae Jepsen, a new Santa Monica night market, and more

Welcome to a new week, full of new opportunities to enjoy all the music, film, and other fun things to do in Los Angeles.

Booksmart Preview Screening 

Monday, May 13

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.

Keep It Live Podcast Taping 

Tuesday, May 14

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.

Burgers Bourbon + Beer

Wednesday, May 15

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.

Jorja Smith & Kali Uchis

Wednesday, May 15

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.

KCRW Night Market with Macy Gray

Thursday, May 17

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.

Carly Rae Jepsen Meet & Greet

Friday, May 17

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.

Black Star featuring Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli

Friday, May 17

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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