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

Hello Kitty, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Pop-Up Magazine and more

Welcome to a new week, full of opportunities to enjoy all the music, film, and other fun things to do in Los Angeles. Never be bored again!

Hello Kitty Friends Around the World Tour

Monday, September 23

Hello Kitty turns 45 this year, so Sanrio is celebrating with a big event. This pop-up, which continues through October 20, lets you explore and immerse yourself in the world of Hello Kitty, her friends, and their adventures in cities around the world.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Reads Mycroft and Sherlock: The Empty Birdcage

Tuesday, September 24

Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar may still hold the NBA’s all-time scoring record, but these days he’s turned his attention to other projects, in particular his series of Sherlock Holmes-inspired novels. The latest, Mycroft and Sherlock: The Empty Birdcage is set in 1873, in a Europe on the verge of economic collapse. He’ll read from and sign copes of the book at the Barnes & Noble store at the Grove.

Board Game Night at Two Bit Circus

Wednesday, September 25

Two Bit Circus is known as a “micro amusement park,” but for one night the main attraction will be even more scaled-down. The Arts District space is hosting an open game night so you can bring friends, make friends, and play a few rounds. The makers of Cards Against Humanity and Exploding Kittens will be on hand to debut new games.

Pop-Up Magazine

Thursday, September 26

The “live magazine” returns to the Theatre at Ace Hotel downtown with their latest show, which they’re calling the “Escape Issue.” Journalists, filmmakers, and performers will share stories on themes of escape live on stage, sort of like your favorite public radio show unfolding before your eyes.

Tribute to Soul Train: Motown on Mondays & Friends 

Friday, September 27

This annual shindig celebrates five years of throwing it back to the solid gold sounds of L.A.’s own Soul Train. Dance to the classic soul records played on the show, sport your hippest vintage duds, and break out your best moves.

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