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

Your best bets for April 16 to 20, 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: Migos at the Observatory

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The week between the Coachellas is a time of plenty for L.A. concert-going. Take advantage of the chance to catch big-name acts like Migos as they play shows at venues that are a little more intimate than a festival main stage.

Tuesday: “Cheech and Chong: Still Rolling”

It’s been 40 years since the release of Up in Smoke, so to celebrate that anniversary Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong are hosting a special night of nostalgia at the Grammy Museum. A new exhibit about the duo opens at the museum later this week–on 4/20, of course.

Wednesday: Jorja Smith & Tom Misch

Spend an evening taking in some of the coolest sounds from across the pond, as British musicians Jorja Smith and Tom Misch co-headline the Novo. Expect Drake-approved grooves, sultry sounds, and plenty of jazzy bits to enjoy.

Thursday: Sunset & Symphony at the Langham Huntington Pasadena 

Welcome spring with a night of music under the stars. Musicians from the Pasadena Symphony will serenade you on the elegant lawn of the historic Langham Huntington. Tickets include wine and a full meal prepared by the on-site chefs, featuring ingredients sourced from the property’s own gardens.

Friday: Don Giovanni

Pacific Opera Project is all about bringing arias to the people on the cheap. This month it puts on Mozart’s version of Don Juan, staging it cabaret-style at the Vortex downtown. Expect food, wine, and (thankfully) English subtitles.

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