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 20
Shake off any May Gray with this tropical rooftop party at Freehand Los Angeles. Sip quirky craft cocktails to the live roots reggae tunes of Beyond Rhythm.
Tuesday, May 21
Comedy BFFs Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz bring their act to Largo. The pair improv their way through a two-man show every night based on a suggestion taken from the audience.
Tuesday, May 21
Morrissey may be canceled, but your nostalgia for Smiths songs can transfer to his ex-bandmate Johnny Marr (who has also played guitar for everyone from the Pretenders to Modest Mouse). His solo project performs tonight at the outdoor Ford Theater.
Wednesday, May 22
Mavis Staples is a national treasure. This special concert at Theater at Ace Hotel celebrates her music and legacy, with appearances from Benjamin Booker, Jason Isbell, M. Ward, Phoebe Bridgers, Trombone Shorty, and many more. A portion of ticket sales benefit music education.
Thursday, May 23
You can’t take on the injustices of the world if you don’t take care of yourself first. Gather with some like-minded allies for this evening of self-care at a private venue in Silver Lake. Tickets include access to a variety of healers, practitioners, and coaches, as well as vegetarian bites, teas, and other refreshments.
Friday, May 24
As DragCon returns to L.A., kick the weekend off with this live show at Ace by artist and drag queen Sasha Velour. In the “Smoke & Mirrors” show, Velour lip-synchs, dances, and performs elaborate magic tricks.
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