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

Cuco, the XXL Freshmen, a short films fest, 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.

L.A. Shorts Fest

Monday, July 22

Up-and-coming filmmakers often debut with a short, so if you’re the type who wants to know what’s next in cinema, L.A. Shorts Fest is here to help. In a single 92-minute seating, you’ll see seven films. Return to the Laemmle in NoHo on other evenings this week for totally different slates.

11th Annual Taste of Farmer’s Market

Tuesday, July 23

The Original Farmer’s Market, attached to the Grove, is a Los Angeles landmark. Celebrate its history and future at this tasting party, which includes samples of food and drink from a variety of vendors. Proceeds benefit the First-In Fire Foundation.

“Big Little Spookys” at UCB Maude Night
Wednesday, July 24

At Maude Night, UCB’s long-form sketch teams present half-hour plays. This week, the team known as Clapback takes a stab at HBO juggernaut Big Little Lies with this spookified send-up.

Mariachi Divas at Vincent Lugo Park

Thursday, July 25

Enjoy a little evening music in the park from the all-female mariachi outfit Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea. The performance is free and family-friendly, presented as part of the Summer in San Gabriel series.

XXL Freshman 2019

Thursday, July 25

Tastemaking hip-hop magazine XXL convenes its breakthrough rappers of the year for one major night of talent at the Novo. On this year’s lineup: Roddy Rich, Megan Thee Stallion, Rico Nasty, Blueface, Gunna, Tierra Whack, and more.

Cuco at Fox Theater Pomona

Friday, July 26

It’s been a dramatic last couple of years for Cuco, but we’re just excited that the young star is doing well and bringing his music back to his devoted fans. He plays in Pomona with UMI and Your Grandparents.

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