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

Your best bets for March 26 to 30, 2018

There’s no excuse to be bored any night of the week when you live in L.A. Here’s our curated guide to some of the best of what’s going on around town.

Monday: Hanging Out with Paul Scheer featuring Jillian Bell, Constance Wu, David Chang, and Sharon Van Etten

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Comedian and How Did This Get Made? host Paul Scheer has assembled a star-packed lineup for this month’s live show at Largo. The group of famous friends will have a freeform (and, in all likelihood, pretty hilarious) conversation about what’s going on in their lives and the world around them.

Tuesday: The Ready Player One Challenge


Get excited for the release of buzzy sci-fi flick Ready Player One with this immersive experience. A free ticket gains you entry to an elaborate construction at Hollywood and Vine, created by the team behind last year’s IT-inspired haunted house. You’ll explore interactive environments, pose for futuristic photo ops, play retro-style video games, and complete a choose-your-own-adventure style maze.

Wednesday: David Hockney: iPhone and iPad Drawings, 2009-12 at L.A. Louver


British-born David Hockney has come to be one of the visual artists most associated with Los Angeles. Still actively working at age 81 (and, earlier this winter, the subject of a retrospective at NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art that brought in massive crowds), Hockney moved back to L.A. a few years ago and found a new tool to use in his art practice: mobile digital devices. This show at L.A. Louver gallery, open from today through May 12, focuses on these innovative recent works.

Thursday: Dodgers Opening Day Game


It feels like it was just the World Series, but somehow it’s already the start of a new baseball season. We’re sure it’s going to be another action-packed one, starting with this late-afternoon Opening Day game which sees the team facing off with their intra-state rivals, the San Francisco Giants. The 2018 season has historic meaning for the team, too, as it marks the 60th anniversary of their arrival in L.A.

Friday: Purple Rain 35mm Screening at the Vista


Take advantage of a rare chance to see Prince’s cinematic opus Purple Rain, shown in a restored 35mm analog print for the full nostalgic film experience. The screening marks the end of the month-long March Musicals screening series at beloved Los Feliz indie cinema The Vista.

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