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18 Of Our Favorite Events In Los Angeles This Week

Comedians Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher bring their Honeymoon Tour show to Largo on Monday night. (Image: Courtesy of the artists)
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Here are 18 of our favorite events happening in L.A. this week. We’ll be back later this week with our July Guide, too.


Comedians Natasha Leggero & Moshe Kasher—who got married last year—present The Honeymoon Tour at Largo on Monday night at 8:30 pm. The couple’s been touring around the west coast, extending their honeymoon, but it all ends in L.A. this week. Tickets: $30.

Midnight Faces wraps up its free June residency at the Bootleg Theatre (Bar Stage) on Monday night, playing tunes from the band’s upcoming album Heavenly Bodies, available Aug. 26. Also on the bill: The Gloomies, Poppet and NONA. Free. 21+.

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The Mondrian and Gen Art continue their 20 weeks of poolside film screenings this summer on Monday at 8 pm. Sponsored by Moet & Chandon and Stella Artois, the series screens The Talented Mr. Ripley this week. Doors at 7 pm. Admission: Free to $70. RSVPs needed.

King Khan & The Shrines headline The Echoplex on Monday night. Also on the bill: GIORGIO MURDERER and Gal Pals. Doors at 8:30 pm. Tickets: $14.50-$16.50. Ages 18+.

SOFAR LA (Music)
Sofar LA hosts indie bands and artists at secret locations around L.A. The shows have become so popular that they’re putting on more than a dozen shows a month. (Past acts have included The Colourist, Mystic Braves, Hunter Hunted and Eagle Rock Gospel Singers.) Sofar LA's next shows are on Monday (Playa Vista), Tuesday (Culver City) and Wednesday in (Downtown L.A). The start times vary, and there are opportunities to buy tickets for guaranteed entry or to apply for free ones. You’ll be notified by email of the address. But you won’t know who’ll perform until you get there.


BROODS (Music)
The New Zealand brother-sister duo, Broods, brings its mix of indie/electronica to a free show at Amoeba on Tuesday at 6 pm to celebrate their sophomore release Conscious. They’ll do a signing with those who purchase the album at the store. If you can’t make the Amoeba set, they’ll also play at Fingerprints in Long Beach on Thursday at 7 pm.

Adult Swim & Cinefamily present Brett Gelman's Dinner In America premiere event at The Theater at Ace Hotel. Hosted by Gelman and featuring surprise special guests, the upcoming special, which debuts July 1 on Adult Swim, is the third installment in this series (Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends and Dinner with Family with Brett Gelman and Brett Gelman’s Family). In Dinner in America, Gelman hosts a roundtable discussion in which Brett “attempts to engage four distinguished actors - Loretta Devine (The Carmichael Show), Shareeka Epps (Half Nelson), Joe Morton (Scandal) and Mack Wilds (The Wire) - in an open forum on racism.” What could go wrong, right? Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm. Ages 18+.

Daily Show Co-Creator Lizz Winstead presents her new Lady Parts Justice project—which uses humor to inform audiences about the “terrifying erosion of reproductive access” to the California Institute of Abnormalarts in North Hollywood on Tuesday. The comedy show "You Should Smile More! And Other Man-spirational Things!" features Winstead with Helen Hong, Leah Bonnema, Joyelle Johnson and UCBT’s Buzz Off, Lucille.

The Wine & Jazz Summer Concert Series begins Tuesday at Hollywood & Highland, running every Tuesday from June 28-July 26. Jose Rizo’s Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars kick things off in the Central Courtyard from 7-9 pm. The music is free, but for $10 get two glasses of wine and an appetizer box from Wolfgang Puck Catering. All proceeds will directly benefit Project Angel Food.

National Ceviche Day is on Tuesday and Border Grill is celebrating the day with a spin—offering a vegan-friendly Veggie Veracruzano Ceviche that features 10 vegetables in a well-seasoned citrus dressing. The starter will be available at both Los Angeles Border Grill locations (for $12), along with the restaurant's Baja and Peruvian variations. Check out the recipe if you want to make the ceviche variation at home.

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Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) and the Skirball Cultural Center continue its monthly series of documentary films and panel discussions that showcase the best “global impact cinema.” This Tuesday at 7:30 pm at the Skirball, there’s a screening of Omo Child: The River and the Bush. The film follows a young man who tries to end/change the traditional belief held by Kara tribe in the Omo Valley of Ethiopia that those born out of wedlock, a twin or those whose top teeth grow in before their bottom teeth are considered “cursed” and should be killed “to save the tribe from disease, death or drought.” The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director John Rowe, moderated by David Craig, judge for SIMA and clinical assistant professor at USC’s Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism. Tickets: $6-$10.


Trekkies For Trees: Keeping The Earth Class M is a green fundraiser by a bunch of self-ascribed comedy nerds at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank on Wednesday night. Performers include Karen Rontowski, Joshua Snyder, Adam Feuerberg and others raising money to save the rainforests. There are shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm. Tickets: $20 (and a two-item minimum), with a portion of the proceeds going to the Rainforest Action Network.

The Echo Park Film Center presents the program: Chungking Express vis-a-vis Sherlock Jr. on Wednesday at 8 pm. Vis-á-vis, curated by Brenda Contreras and Navid Sinaki, “pairs narrative works to present the dialogues and deviations when seemingly disparate styles are placed side by side and face to face.” The themes of lost love/love in the shadows are explored in the selections of Wong Kar-Wai’s Chungking Express (1994) and Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. (1924). Doors open at 7:30 pm. $5 suggested donation.

Michele Josue’s documentary Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine has a benefit screening on Wednesday at 7:30 pm at the ArcLight Hollywood. The film is an intimate portrait of Matthew Shepard, the gay young man murdered in a notorious hate crime in 1998.100 percent of the proceeds will go to Equality Florida's Pulse Victim Fund on GoFundMe. Actor/producer Dan Bucatinsky and Dave Garcia, director of Policy and Community Building at the LGBT Center will be joining Josue in a panel discussion after the screening. Tickets: $17.25. A reception ($15 entry donation) in the bar area follows.

Singer-songwriter-musician Sky Ferreira plays the El Rey on Wednesday night. Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm. Tickets: $27.

12 MONKEYS (TV talk)
The Paley Center presents the preview screening of Syfy’s 12 Monkeys season finale, followed by a conversation with the cast and creatives on Wednesday night. The show, inspired by Terry Gilliam’s 1995 film, stars Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Emily Hampshire, Kirk Acevedo and Todd Stashwick who will be in attendance with showrunner/creator Terry Matalas. Reception at 6 pm, screening at 7 pm. Tickets: $15-$25.


10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (Outdoor movie)
Who What Wear and The Grove wrap up its monthly-long film screening series under the stars on Thursday night with 10 Things I Hate About You. The film night is paired with shopping, DJs, themed cocktails, photo booths, snacks and more. There’s a photog on the ground taking pics of the best outfits for a chance to be featured on Who What Wear. Doors at 6:30, movie at 8 pm. RSVP needed. Space is limited.

Dublab Radio presents an eclectic night of music at Highland Park’s The Hi Hat on Thursday night. SK Kakraba Lobi, a master Xylophonist from Ghana, headlines the night with a couple of indie bands playing in support Fell Runner, Katie Von Schleicher and Emerson Star. 8 pm. Tickets: $8.

Want the 411 on additional events and happenings in LA? Follow @LAist or me (@christineziemba) on Twitter.

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