Do This Today: Willy Wonka at the Skirball Cultural Center

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It’s time for another midday activity! Willy Wonka is screening on the big screen at the Skirball Cultural Center. Check it out!

Event: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at Skirball Center (event link)
Location: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles, CA
Time: Tuesday August 5, 2014, 1:30pm
Cost: Free – no reservations

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Do This Today: Oona at The Spare Room

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The Spare Room has live music tonight!  Make a reservation here, and come check out Oona tonight. Check out her music here and video below.

Event: Live Music at the Spare Room
Location: Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Thursday July 31st, 8p-2am (music at 10p)
Cost: RSVP here!

Do This Today: Andy Warhol: Gotti on Trial

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Today all you off-in-the-middle-of-the-dayers should hit up Revolver between 10a-3pm to see their collection of Warhol pieces in their current exhibit “Gotti on Trial”. Since you’re already in the Hills to see this exhibit, why not visit nearby Rodeo Drive and window shop.. then maybe Diddy Riese for an afternoon treat? #amazingday

Event: Andy Warhol: Gotti on Trial (event link)
Location: Revolver Gallery, 9459 Charleville Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Wednesday July 30, 10a-3p
Cost: Free to visit!

Do This Today: LACMA Matinees: Labyrinth

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I know what you’re thinking: who’s free at 1pm for a movie at the LACMA? Well if you’re funemployed and looking for cheap midday fun, hit up the LACMA today! $4 (in addition to admission to the museum) lets you see a screening of the AWESOME movie Labyrinth. You know you want to see David Bowie in those pants!

Event: LACMA Matinees: Labyrinth (event link)
Location: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Tuesday July 29, 2014, 1pm
Cost: $4 for general admission

Do This Today: Monterey Park Night Market

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Come check out the MPK Night Market with food trucks, art, live music, and tons of cool stuff to investigate!

Event: Monterey Park Night Market (event link)
Location: Barnes Park,350 S. McPherrin Ave, Monterey Park, CA
Time: Friday July 25, 2014 5-10:30p
Cost: Free entrance, but the food will cost you

Do This Today: Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival

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Come support local theater in Griffith Park and see the Independent Shakespeare Company presentation of The Taming of the Shrew. It’s free! It premieres tonight! Hit up Trader Joes, get some goodies, layout a blanket and enjoy the show. I can’t recommend it more!

Event: Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Frestival (event link)
Location: 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA
Time: July 24, 2014, 7pm
Cost: FREE!

Do This Today: Charles Fleming Reading at Skylight Books

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Tonight at Skylight Books (voted best neighborhood bookstore by LA Weekly) Charles Fleming will be reading from Studio Kill. I’m a big fan of Charles Secret Stair book (as I’ve completed them all), but he also writes adventure novels and his newest, The Studio Kill, is out. Come see him read from his newest book!

Event: Charles Fleming Book Reading  (event link)
Location: Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles CA
Time: July 23, 2014, 7:30pm
Cost: The event is free!