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22 Of Our Favorite Events In Los Angeles This Week

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LAist gets a lot of press releases, and we go through most of them to curate a list of our favorite events happening in L.A. Here are 22 events you should know about this week. Read on for all the details.


FOOD: Chloe's at Golden Road Brewing presents a Brewer's Supperon Monday at 7 pm. Executive chef Adam Levoe creates a seasonal four-course dinner with beer pairings to complement each dish. Reservations needed: email Cost: $40 per person includes beer pairings. There’s a vegan prix-fixe menu available, too.

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FILM: Craftswoman House partners with Women's Center for Creative Work for a Feminist Film Screening Series at the Echo Chamber in Echo Park. A suggested donation of $5-$20 goes to provide snacks and drinks, a stipend to those presenting the film, and to support the ongoing activities of the WCCW. Screening on Monday at 8:30 pm is Community Action Center is a sociosexual video by A.K. Burns and A.L. Steiner. A Q&A with Steiner follows. Space is limited to 40 people, and priority will be given to those who RSVP ahead of time.

TV: Doug Benson and guest Interrupters descent on Cinefamily to interrupt a live screening of the biggest night in TV awards shows beginning at 4 pm. The free event is also a potluck, so bring something to share. To help track attendance, you must pre-register for "first-come, first-serve" admission. Get there early because registration does not guarantee you a seat.

MUSIC:Maudlin Strangers is Jake Hays’ solo project that focuses on a dark side of pop music. Maudlin Strangers plays a free show at the Bootleg on Monday. Also on the bill: Tapioca and the Flea, Olivver and Beef. 21+. Doors at 8 pm.

MUSIC: School Night welcomes live music and DJ sets from both up-and-coming and seasoned artists every Monday night at Bardot in Hollywood. Playing live are: Magic Giant, The Living Statues, July Talk and Clockwise with DJ sets by Anne Montone and DJ Pelau. Free with RSVP for those 21+; $10 for 18+ with RSVP. Doors at 8 pm.


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FILM: The Grindhouse Film Festival returns to the New Beverlywith a great double-feature beginning at 7:30 pm to celebrate Grindhouse Releasing's blu-ray release of Cannibal Holocaust. It starts with a screening of Italian film Man From Deep River (1972) directed by Umberto Lenzi, followed by the controversial Cannibal Holocaust (1980), directed by Ruggero Deodato at 9:30 pm. Tickets for the double-feature: $8.

LIT DEATH MATCH: Literary Death Match returns to Largo at the Coronet at 8:30 pm for a competition in which writers are pitted against each other and judged on their work of 7-minutes or less. Judges for this week’s event are Franklin Leonard, Daphne Zuniga and Eliza Coupe. Readers are comedian Jimmy Dore, actor Beau Sia, Lara Marie Schoenhals and Karen Rizzo. The evening is hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Tickets: $30.

LIT: The Beach=Culture series at the Annenberg Beach House welcomes the Tongue & Groove Literary Variety Show on Tuesday from 6:30-8 pm. The evening of short fiction, personal essays, poetry, spoken word and music is produced by Conrad Romo and features Taylor Negron, Tonya Ingram, David Darmstaedter, Carlos Kotkin and Ann Buxie. Music by Logan Heftel.

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COMEDY: Good Looks is a free monthly comedy show that takes place every last Tuesday at play in DTLA’s Arts District. Standup comedy by Kyle Kinane, Jon Dore, Rick Glassman, Beth Stelling, Chris Thayer, Steven Wilbur and POWER VIOLENCE. Doors at 7 pm. Show at 8 pm. Cash bar available and ice cream for sale by Cream Dream.

LIT: Writ Large Press and DTLAB continues its #90for90 series in Traxx at Union Station on Tuesday at 8 pm. It's one event in a series of 90 events over 90 days. Rumpus Rebels: A Night of Radical Hilarity offers a night of sexy storytelling and “radical hilarity.” Hosted by Antonia Crane, the readers are: Ashley Perez, J Ryan Stradal, Lauren Eggert-Crowe and Seth Fischer.


READINGS: Jon Boorstin, author of Mabel and Me: a Novel about the Movies, and Brent Walker author of Mack Sennett's Fun Factory: A History and Filmography of His Studio and His Keystone and Mack Sennett Comedies, with Biographies of Players and Personnel, discuss and sign their books on Wednesday at 7:30 pm at Larry Edmunds Bookshop. They’ll also screen silent film shorts from the era, too.MUSIC TALK: The Americana Series at The GRAMMY Museum welcomes musician Joe Henry to the Clive Davis Theater on Wednesday at 8 pm. Henry will be interviewed by The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Vice President Scott Goldman, followed by a performance by Henry. Tickets: $20.

SCIENCE TALK: KPCC Presents Science Friday LIVE -- Science of the Silver Screenon Wednesday night at 7:30 pm at Caltech's Beckman Auditorium in Pasadena. Ira Flatow and KPCC's Sanden Totten bring science news and entertainment in front of a live audience. The show will be taped for a national broadcast. It airs on 89.3 KPCC Fridays from 9-11 pm. Tickets: $10-$28.

BAR CRAWL: Ludlows Jelly Shots presents a #CocktailCrawlseries in August, featuring bars in DTLA on 8/27. The $50 price includes UBER transportation to and from each of the three bars; a Ludlows Jelly Shot w/ a paired cocktail at each bar; and Coolhaus ice cream treats at the last bar and a swag bag to take home.


DANCE + MUSIC: The series Upstairs at Ace Hotel Downtown LA features excerpts from Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project in a sneak peek into their residence at the theater from Oct. 24-26. The excerpts include Reflections and Murder Ballades, along with a piece set to a live performance by IO ECHO. Harper Simon also plays a live set and poet Mandy Kahn recites her work to a live orchestration by composer Daniel Corral. Free with RSVP. 21+.

​MUSIC: The Skirball Center’s free Sunset Concert Series concludes on Thursday at 8 pm with music by Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys. They’ll play both the Creole classics and their style of contemporary zydeco. The evening is free, starting off at 7 pm with a DJ set by KCRW’s Chuck Taggart. Free. Parking: $10 per car (cash only) or take Metro Rapid 761.

COMEDY: Comedy Palace, the weekly comedy show above a Chinese restaurant in Los Feliz, presents live standup, performances, stories from Hasan Minhaj, Yassir Lester, Rhea Butcher, and a special residency by Eli Braden and others. Free. 9 pm. Free, but get there early for a seat.

FILM: Cinecon, an annual festival dedicated to feature and short film screenings of old and rare films, runs Aug. 28-Sept. 1 at the Egyptian Theatre for its 50th installment. Screenings include Court-Martial (1928), Paths to Paradise (1925) and The Night Before the Divorce (1942), among many others. Also check out the memorabilia show at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

​MUSIC: Austin-based Leopold and his Fiction performs at The Satellite on Thursday. Also on the bill: Kid Cadaver and Gold Star. Show at 9 pm. 21+. Tickets: $10.

MUSIC: The Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier continues on Thursday at 7 pm featuring reggae and Afrobeat tunes by Lee “Scratch” Perry w/ Mexico 68. The concert is free. Organizers’ tip: Park on the lots on 4th Street/Colorado to help avoid traffic on the way out.

DRINK: There’s a Cocktail Crafting workshop at Carmela Ice Creamon Thursday from 5-7 pm with Daniel Kent (Dean of Beverages at The Institute of Domestic Technology). Each enrollee will learn cocktailing, how to create their own bitters and then go home with a pint of Carmela Ice Cream sorbet. Tickets: $100 per person. Reservations: 323-944-0232.

STORYTELLING:The RISK! Storytelling show is at NerdMelt on Thursday at 9 pm with people telling true stories they’d never thought they’d share in public. Hosted by Beowulf Jones, the evening’s storytellers are Kurt Braunohler, Megan Hayes, Andy Dick, Sasheer Zamata and Greg Walloch. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Related: Your Ultimate Guide To August: 20 Cool Events Happening In Los Angeles

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