You’re probably already planning on attending a fest this weekend, be it Outfest
, the awesome LGBT film fest, or LA Food Fest
—self explanatory, but why not squeeze in a few more brouhahas this weekend?
Thursday, July 7
Chef Vinny’s Art Show
Taking a moment away from stewing veal brains, Chef Vinny Dotolo (chef/co-owner of Animal Restaurant, Son of a Gun, Trois Mec, Jon & Vinny's etc.) has cooked up, OK more like organized, a food-centric art show called, “PLEASE HAVE ENOUGH ACID IN THE DISH!” Sip on Vinny’s bone broth and cocktails made with kumquats sourced from artist Ed Ruscha’s yard while perusing paintings, sculptures and videos from 37 artists.
Deets: M+B, Opening party 6 – 8 p.m., Free
Vulture for culture? Peep this: best LA galleries to discover the next Andy Warhol or Cindy Sherman.
Image courtesy of M+B
Mayer Hawthorne at the Pier
Oh yeah, LA’s best outdoor music concert starts this week! The Twilight series
kicks off with Alina Baraz and neo-soul funky fresh Michigan-born, LA-based musician Mayer Hawthorne. Pack a picnic and a blanket, arrive early to snag a spot on the sand near the stage (like 5:30 p.m.) and enjoy the tunes as the sun sets.
Deets: Santa Monica Pier, 7 – 10 p.m. Free.
Image courtesy of T.Tseng
Thursday +, July 7 - August 7
A Magical Performance
What happens when a world class magician, the voice of Yoda and an innovative conceptual artist put their brains together? It’s a play, it’s a performance, it’s a magic show, it’s … In & Of Itself. Created and performed by Derek DelGaudio, directed by Frank Oz and produced by Glenn Kaino, In & Of Itself is a theatrical performance unlike anything else that will absolutely blow your mind with allegorical illusion. Due to extraordinary demand, the Geffen Playhouse has extended the show for an additional two-week run, now through August 7. You don’t want to miss this, it's like life altering.
Deets: The Geffen Playhouse
; Tues - Sat: 8 p.m.; Sunday: 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 - $150, get them HERE.
Image courtesy of The Geffen / Jeff Lorch Photography
Friday, July 8
GIs of Comedy
Keep that red, white and blue team spirit going with a night of patriotic puns by the GIs of Comedy—a group of war veteran comics—followed by a screening of Good Morning, Vietnam! To boot, there’s a full bar and food.
Deets: The Wiltern
; Doors open at 8 p.m, Movie shows at 9 p.m.; Tickets HERE
start at $10
Image courtesy of Touchstone Pictures/Walt Disney Studios
Don’t Miss this Soul Train
Kicking off the seventh annual late-night museum party series, Into the Night: SOULstice Skirball will feature tunes by LA soul artist Gavin Turek and indie rapper Open Mike Eagle, plus an all-vinyl set from Southern Soul Spinners. When you need a boogie break, replenish with signature cocktails and food or duel it out with a vintage game or two.
Image courtesy of Skirball Cultural Center
Saturday, July 9
Do Good & Dance
Party with purpose at the FLYGRLS dance bash all in the name of celebrating and supporting female artists. The all-lady lineup includes DJ sets by Amy Pham, Jasmine Solano, Bella Fiasco and more.
The Regent Theater
; 9 p.m. – 2 a.m., Free before 10 p.m. if you RSVP HERE
, otherwise it’s $10 after 10 p.m, $20 with no RSVP
Tuesday, July 12
Ice Cream Dinner
Remember when you begged and begged and begged your ma to have ice cream for dinner? Finally, all that pleading paid off. Eight glorious sweet and savory ice cream courses can be yours, compliments of chef Kyle Schutte. And even though it’s bikini season, ice cream calories for the next 20+ days don’t count because it’s National Ice Cream month.
Deets: Pop-up restaurant in DTLA Arts District, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., $65 pp, Tickets HERE
Image courtesy of Eat Feastly