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

Synchronized swimming, a tribute to Woodstock, a pop-up fair, 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.

Desus & Mero: Live

Monday, August 5

On their Showtime talk show, co-hosts Desus Nice and the Kid Mero, interview A-list guests like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Spike Lee, and Vince Staples, with their signature perspective and humor. On August 5 and August 7, they bring the production to the Theatre at Ace Hotel for two nights of IRL conversation.

L.A. County Fair Goes POP

Tuesday, August 6

Get a taste of the L.A. County Fair with this pop-up mini-fair in Grand Park. A handful of vendors and and rides will set up for an afternoon of family fun–including an entire Ferris wheel! The full-size fair opens on August 30.

Woodstock 50th Gallery Opening

Wednesday, August 7

Music-centric photography space Morrison Hotel Gallery throws a public celebration to open their new show of photos by Henry Diltz, the official photographer of Woodstock. Tickets run $250, but you’ll get a credit to apply to purchasing a photo to take home.

Aqualillies Summer Watershow

Thursday, August 8

The Aqualillies are a glam local group that channels the colorful fun of mid-century synchronized swimming shows. It can be hard to catch them unless you’re invited to exclusive shindigs, but every once in a while they do a public event. Their summer show takes place tonight at the Standard in West Hollywood–and it’s free!

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Dance Party

Friday, August 9

Club ’90s puts away the Britney Spears CDs for a week in favor of a retro dance night inspired by Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Dance the night away at Los Globos to tracks from the 1960s and 1970s like you’re Sharon Tate at the Playboy Mansion.

Better Oblivion Community Center

Friday, August 9

Better Oblivion Community Center is the result of a musical collaboration between local rock star Phoebe Bridgers and longtime indie fixture Conor Oberst. You may want to grab tickets to their show at the Wiltern while they last; the duo’s last run of shows in L.A. sold out well in advance.

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