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19 Of The Coolest Things To Do In Southern California This Week

Hamilton Selway gallery opens a solo show, "Church + State," featuring works by Louis Carreon. (Image: Courtesy of Hamilton Selway)
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Welcome to Southern California, where this week you can check out everything from goat yoga and an Anthony Bourdain tribute to the most famous girls-gone-wild exploitation film of all time and a sports-meets-art literary reading. See the history of 3D in art (no pun intended), laugh your butt off at the Goddamn Comedy Jam, binge on cheese and charcuterie in Corona del Mar or scarf down all-you-can eat tacos.

MONDAY, JULY 16; 6 - 10 p.m.
Family Meal!
Far East Plaza -- 727 North Broadway, Chinatown
As a tribute to chef, writer and Renaissance man Anthony Bourdain, a number of chefs and restaurants are banding together for a night of street food and comminity. Bourdain's life and work influenced so many lives in and out of the restaurant community, and to reciprocate, proceeds from the night will benefit the nonprofits LA Kitchen, to address food waste, and Raices, to benefit asylum seekers and to keep their families together.
COST: $48 - $65; MORE INFO

3D: Double Vision
LACMA -- 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire
The museum recently opened the first North American 3D survey, featuring objects and practices from the past 175 years. Since all 3D media is based on binocular vision, when our brains process information from both eyes into a single image. More than 60 works will activate that reflex with "mirrors, lenses, filters, or movement -- requiring active participation on the part of spectators to complete the illusion."
COST: $16 - $25; MORE INFO

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MONDAY, JULY 16; 9 p.m.
School Night
Bardot -- 1737 Vine St., Hollywood
The weekly new music showcase features live performances and DJ sets. (A few years ago, we saw Hozier's first L.A. show at the tiny space.) Canadian band Great Lake Swimmers headlines the evening with their folky tunes. DEQN Sue, Russo and Jessarae round out the evening. Spinning are Jes Dance, Midi Jones and KCRW DJ Chris Douridas.

MONDAY, JULY 16; 9 p.m.
Goddamn Comedy Jam
The Roxy -- 9009 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
Almost every comedian wants to be a rock star so host Josh Adam Meyers and a house band help make those dreams come true. Bill Burr, Sinbad, Jon Dore, Theo Von and Jade Catta-Preta will do stand-up sets then break into song. All ages.

MONDAY, JULY 16; 8 - 11 p.m.
Stories Books & Cafe -- 1716 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park
This night of low-key variety and performance promises a few juicy surprises. Music by Macro/micro, Pseudo Beast and Zachary Paul.

MONDAY, JULY 16; 7:15 p.m.
Outfest Los Angeles: Episodic Shorts
Directors Guild of America, Theater 2 -- 7920 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood Hills West
The LGBTQ film fest continues its diverse slate, expanding beyond film. Watch episodes of shows, some of which haven't yet been greenlit. Works include: "Broad Strokes" by Philip Vernon, "Triads" by Matt Mcclelland, "Quare Life" by Jessica King, "Brothers" by Emmett Jack Lundberg & Sheyam Ghieth, "The Strivers" by Guy Shalem, "The T" by Deven Casey & Daniel Kyri and "Enemies of Dorothy" by Ryan Fisher and Christopher Smith Bryant. The program screens again on July 22.

TUESDAY, JULY 17; 4 - 10 p.m.
Ultimate Taco Tuesday
Boomtown Brewery -- 700 Jackson St., downtown L.A.
Chef Alan Matheus teams up with the brewery to create a night of magical eating. Choose from steak, chicken, al-pastor and squash blossom tacos. Guests get wristbands that allow them two hours to gorge on all-you-can-eat tacos and one Boomtown beer.

TUESDAY, JULY 17; 8 p.m.
The Last Book Review
Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth -- 2511 Wilshire Blvd., Westlake
This is nothing like those pesky English 101 term papers. It's a night of variety featuring true stories and satirical book reviews from comedians and other performers. Hosted by Ever Mainard, the lineup includes Mary Hollis Inboden, Solomon Georgio, Eric Lampaert, Ahamed Weinberg, Matt Lieb and Zainab Johnson. Ages 18+.
COST: $10 - $15; MOREINFO

'Incite,' the artist-run journal of experimental media holds a launch event for its latest issue at the 18th Street Arts Center on Wednesday in Santa Monica. (Image: Courtesy of 18th Street Arts Center via Facebook)

TUESDAY, JULY 17; 6 - 8 p.m.
Incite Journal: "Sports"
18th Street Arts Center -- 1639 18th St., Santa Monica
The artist-run journal of experimental media holds a launch event for its latest issue, which examines the intersection of sports and art. Editors Astria Suparak and Brett Kashmere co-host a night of includes live readings of "SportsTalk poetry," re-edited television interviews with athletes such as Serena Williams, John Amaechi, Ronda Rousey, Larry Bird, Sheryl Swoopes, Jason Collins, Mark Gonzales and Martina Navratilova. Sports-themed cocktails (for those 21+) and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

TUESDAY, JULY 17; 7 - 9 p.m.
Jazz Nights at Hollywood & Highland
Hollywood & Highland -- 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
Listen to live jazz by saxophonist and composer David Binney while sipping on wine or beer and nibbling on cheese. The adult beverages are available to those 21+ for a nominal fee. All proceeds benefit Project Angel Food. The concerts take place every Tuesday through Aug. 7.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 18; 5 - 9 p.m.
SummerTini Tasting
Various locations in downtown Culver City (at Culver and Washington Blvds. and Duquesne Ave.)
Stop by any of the participating shops and restaurants to pick up a "Third Wednesday Passport" then hop between the various locations -- including Akasha, AR Cucina, Rush Street, The Actors' Gang, City Tavern -- to collect stamps and sip on SummerTinis (for those 21+). Non-alcoholic options available, too. Enjoy live music along the way then drop off your passport at the Kirk Douglas Theatre for chances to win raffle prizes.

Learn about the history of SoCal's favorite fast food restaurant at The Los Angeles Breakfast Club on Wednesday. (Photo: Courtesy of the Los Angeles Breakfast Club via Facebook)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18; 7 - 9 a.m.
The History of In-N-Out
The Los Angeles Breakfast Club -- 3201 Riverside Dr., Griffith Park
For more than 90 years, the club has been hosting speakers on a number of topics. Learn about SoCal's favorite burger joint from history and culture coordinator, Tom Moon. RSVPs needed by Monday, July 16 at 8 p.m. Email Get there on time because there's no late entry after 7:15 a.m. Business casual attire required.
COST: $15 (includes breakfast); MORE INFO

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18; 7:30 p.m.
Greg Proops Film Club
Egyptian Theatre -- 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
Comedian Greg Proops screens Russ Meyer's famous girls-gone-wild exploitation film, "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!," which follows a trio of bloodthirsty go-go dancers as they amok while scheming against a rich man. The program begins with a live podcast recording with Proops.

SideDoor in Corona del Mar celebrates all things fromage, with an all-you-can-eat cheese and charcuterie night. (Image: Courtesy of SideDoor)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18; 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cheese & Charcuterie Backyard Party
Five Crowns & SideDoor's Greenhouse, Patio and Garden -- 3801 East Coast Hwy., Corona Del Mar
Celebrate all things fromage with fellow cheese lovers as the sun. The final event in this series showcases the features several creameries including Beehive, Cato Corner Farms and Cascade Cheese Co. as well as small California and Spanish producers. Tickets include all-you-can-eat cheese and charcuterie, with beer and wine available for purchase.
COST: $55 per person (includes tax and gratuity); MORE INFO

THURSDAY, JULY 19; 7 - 8 p.m.
Goat Yoga on the Lawn
Golden Road Brewing LA -- 5410 W. San Fernando Rd., Glendale
Hello Critter Goat Yoga provides the Nigerian Dwarf goats that wander through the class as you try to hold your downward dog. Petting and pics with the goats are available until 8:30 p.m. The class fee includes a beer. Ages 21+.

THURSDAY, JULY 19; 5 - 9 p.m.
Louis Carreon: "Church + State"
Hamilton Selway -- 8678 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood
The gallery features more than two dozen new mixed media paintings from the artist, who explores the role of Google as the higher authority in which we place our faith and trust. The paintings are more of a reflection than a critique on how the internet giant has surpassed the institutions of church and state. The works remain on view through Aug. 19.

THURSDAY, JULY 19; 7 p.m
The Psychedelic Furs with X and The Fixx
Pacific Amphitheatre at the OC Fair -- 100 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa
It's a night of pop, punk and post punk at the OC Fair. We bet you'll hear classic hits like "Pretty In Pink," "Love My Way," "One Thing Leads to Another" and "The Hungry Wolf."
COST: Tickets start at $30; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, JULY 19; 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Community Picnic
Annenberg Community Beach House -- 4519 Santa Monica Blvd., East Hollywood
Pack snacks or dinner and bring family and friends to the annual picnic. There are games for adults and kids plus plenty of s'mores and an epic tug-of-war.

THURSDAY, JULY 19; 7:30 p.m.
Local Shorts 2018
Egyptian Theatre -- 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
American Cinematheque and FilmLA present the seventh annual collection of shorts by L.A.-based directors. The program includes Ian Rutherford's "CITYlife," William Boodell's "Born of Sin," Devon Manney's "Cradle," Nick Psinakis' "J," Omar Al Dakheel's "Ablution," Alayna Jenning's "Unremedied," Charles Miller's "Andrew," Amanda Tasse's "Mira" and Amy Hill and Chris Riess's "Hula Girl."

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