Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

16 Of Our Favorite Events In Los Angeles This Week

Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

Here are 17 of our favorite events happening in L.A. this short workweek.


OUTLANDER (TV screening + pop up)
Starz’s time-traveling, historical romance Outlander returns for its third season on Sept. 10, but L.A. audiences get a chance at a sneak preview on Tuesday at The Grove. There are screenings of the new season’s first episode—focusing on the separate lives of the dashing Scottish warrior Jamie (Sam Heughan) and his time-traveling wife Claire (Caitriona Balfe)—at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Pacific Theaters. In addition, there are several pop-up activations from 3:30-8:30 p.m. related to the show. Fans can visit a mini print shop replica, play in a photo booth, and partake in a flower crown bar and tea leaf readings. Tickets are first come, first-served and given out beginning at 10 a.m.

EMO NITE (Sad AF Music)
The monthly Emo Nite returns to the Echo and Echoplex on Tuesday night at 8:30 pm, bringing together people through a shared love of emo music from the ‘90s to today. Teaming up with OWSLA for a new clothing collection, there’ll be a pop-up shop/art installation in the parking lot. Playing upstairs at The Echo are The Federal Empire, Lael Sounds, Jack Bruno, Glacier Veins, and Nekokat. The first 100 people in line get in for free, $10 after that. Ages 21+.

Support for LAist comes from

SAMPLEnHOLD, the monthly music event for “Beatmakers, Acoustic Loopers, Finger Drummers, Controller-ists, Modular Synth Artists, Circuit Benders...and all electronic weirdos,” takes place on Tuesday at Resident in DTLA from 8-11 pm. Resident artists Amp Live, Josh Spoon and Portrait XO are joined by this month’s guests Derek Olds, Computo, ArkmPrime, Berto Blunt and Ironfist. Visuals by Netchaiev. No cover.

FUN DADS (Comedy)
Fun Dads is a new free weekly comedy show in Echo Park that takes place on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. at the renovated Lot 1 Cafe. Hosted by Andrew Caudill, Katie Vallely, and Ryan Schumaker, the first show features the comedy talents of Beth Stelling, Kyle Kinane, Matt McCarthy, Jonathan Rowell and Rachel Mac.

The Satellite presents a night of comedy on Tuesday featuring Brandon Wardell with Todd Glass, Bob Odenkirk, Kurt Braunohler, Ian Karmel, Sam Jay, DJ Douggpound and Casey.

On Tuesday, Artisanal Brewers Collective (ABC) opens The Stalking Horse, an English Pub experience on Pico. The Cornwall, England-inspired pub offers beer, spirits and vegan and non-vegan dishes beloved throughout Great Britain. The pub offers pasties (a savory pie), Potted Shrimps, Yorkshire Pudding and more. The bar program relies on gins and Scotches not easily found in L.A., as well as on-site brewing with a 7-barrel system.


TRASH TIKI COCKTAILS (Sustainable drinks)
London-based bartenders Iain Griffiths and Kelsey Ramage bring their Trash Tiki anti-waste tour to Honeycut in L.A. on Wednesday from 7 p.m. to midnight and on Thursday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The two take items usually destined for the trash and turn them into tiki cocktails (using sponsor Ford’s gin as one of the main ingredients in most of the drinks). With their initiative, the two hope to discuss sustainability in the bar industry. Examples of anti-waste ingredients include “using leftover pastries to make orgeat (almond syrup), pineapple skins to make tepache and leftover citrus husks to make stocks.” QUINCY JONES: THE A&M YEARS (Music)
Musical director Christian McBride, conductor John Clayton and several jazz masters join Quincy Jones: The A&M Years at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday at 8 p.m. The night explores three A&M jazz albums—Walking in Space, Gula Matari and Smackwater Jack—from the musician, producer and humanitarian Jones. Also performing at the tribute show are: Dave Grusin, Sean Jones, Hubert Laws, Grégoire Maret, Lewis Nash, Lee Ritenour, Alfredo Rodriguez, Valerie Simpson and an all-star big band. Tickets start at $9. Get to the Bowl early to take part in the complimentary Wednesday Winemaker Series from 5-7 p.m. in the Box Office Plaza Marketplace.

Ruff, Rugged and Raw is a special ‘90s themed hip-hop photography exhibit featuring works by Danny Hastings, Brian Cross (aka B+) and Xiouping in downtown Los Angeles. The show, held at Art Share LA Gallery, is open to the public from Sept. 6-10 from 1 to 6 p.m. The artists’ reception (21+ only), sponsored by Hennessy, takes place on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 6 to 11 p.m. and includes a Q&A with the photographers. To attend the artist reception, RSVP to

The PaleyFest: Fall TV Previews return to Beverly Hills from Wednesday to Sept. 16, featuring screenings and panel discussions with some of the fall’s most anticipated show premieres. Participating shows include: OWN’s Queen Sugar, Univision’s El Chapo; Hulu’s Future Man and The Mindy Project; ABC’s The Mayor; The CW’s Valor and Dynasty; NBC’s Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders; CBS’ Me, Myself & I; Fox’s The Orville and Ghosted; Netflix’s Big Mouth and Fuller House; and will conclude with EPIX’s Berlin Station. The festival opens with Showtime’s Shameless with William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum and several other cast members. General admission tickets start at $20.

The Burbank International Film Festival takes over the Burbank AMC 16 from Wednesday through Sunday. The world premiere screening of dramatic/romantic film The List (2016) will open the festival on Wednesday, September 6th at 7:00 PM. Directed by Harris Goldberg (Deuce Bigalow) and starring Patrick Fugit (Outkast), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy I & II, Dr. Who), and Jennifer Morrison (How I Met Your Mother), The List is the story of an unassuming dog trainer dating the ideal woman. When he pops the question, she produces a detailed list of improvements intended to make the ideal couple, forcing him to reconsider, and question his beliefs and values. Two other films debuting at the festival include action comedy Garlic & Gunpowder (2017), and neo-noir drama The Last Smile (2016). Tickets: $15 and $250 for all-access pass.

The Good Looks stand-up comedy show takes place every first and third Wednesdays at UCB Franklin. The lineup this Wednesday at 8 p.m. includes Adam Conover, Kate Berlant, Sheng Weng, Jared Logan and a surprise guest. Hosted by Ian Karmel and Andrew Michaan. Tickets: $7. All ages.

Support for LAist comes from


David Newman conducts the LA Phil Orchestra on Thursday at 8 p.m., accompanying the Gene Kelly-Donald O’Connor-Debbie Reynolds film, Singin' in the Rain. Tickets start at $18.

Michael Ian Black brings his Shut Up & Comedy show to Largo at the Coronet on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. The actor/comedian/author began his career with the legendary sketch troupe The State. Tickets: $30.

Comedian Jim Gaffigan plays five shows at the Theatre at Ace Hotel this week. He’s on the Noble Ape Tour, and he does one show on Thursday and two shows each day on Friday and Saturday. Gaffigan’s comedy revolves around life observations, fatherhood and food (like Hot Pockets). Tickets: $49.75-$69.75.

PLACESETTING 005 (Dinner party)
PlaceSetting 005, a roaming classic dinner party, takes place on Thursday at a private location. The menu, cocktails and performances are influenced by the era and history of that residence. Tickets: $125 for six courses by Gabriel Cappelli. It also includes a welcome cocktail, cocktail midway through meal, wine and champagne. Dinner will be served outside, and dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated. Bring cash for tips.