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

Everything Is Terrible, Black Fire Sessions at the Broad, 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.

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut Screening with Francis Ford Coppola 

Monday, August 12

Apocalypse Now debuted 40 years ago, and now filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola and star Laurence Fishburne are reuniting for this special anniversary screening at the Cinerama Dome. The print they’ll show is a freshly restored version, made directly from the original film negatives. Coppola and Fishburne will take questions after the film.

Everything’s Coming Up Barbara 

Tuesday, August 13

One-woman shows by Broadway grande dames like Elaine Stritch and Liza Minelli are practically a theater genre unto themselves. In Everything’s Coming Up Barbara, Groundlings vet Leah Sprecher pokes a bit of fun at the concept, staging an “autobiographical” show as the fictional Barbara Cook, a woman full of wild backstage stories.

The Black Fire Sessions at the Broad

Wednesday, August 14

Snag tickets for the final Black Fire Session, an immersive live performance event staged as part of the Broad’s current exhibition, Soul of a Nation, which closes soon. The night’s talent includes Anthony Braxton and Jacqueline Kerrod, Kelsey Lu, Beans, Jimetta Rose, and Maurice Harris.

Everything Is Terrible!

Thursday, August 15

Everything Is Terrible! recently opened a IRL storefront in L.A., and now the found footage collective brings its experimental humor to the stage at the Regent Theater in DTLA. Be sure to arrive early to snag a good seat!

Club Heartbreak with Mark Ronson

Thursday, August 15

“Enjoy. Dance. Cry. Do your thing.” is the motto of Mark Ronson’s Club Heartbreak, a celebration of sad bangers. Tonight, the party takes over Catch One, featuring sets by the Uptown Funk-ster himself, along with a bevy of friends and guests.

The Hip-Hop Way of Life

Friday, August 16

This panel discussion brings together a group of people who identify as part of hip-hop culture–even though none of them are rappers themselves. Artist Mister Cartoon, b-girl Asia One, and streetwear designer Eli Bonerz talk about what the community means to them. The event is presented in conjunction with Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop, currently on view at the Annenberg Space for Photography.

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