Do This Today: Echo Park Rising!

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I went to Echo Park Rising last year and it was a really fun neighborhood music event. I went in the afternoon, parked up the road off of sunset. I went knowing I wanted to walk around and get exercise while hearing some bands. There are stages in shops, restaurants and actual music venues. The variety is awesome and there are tons of food trucks. The people watching is incredible, as you can imagine, and it’s all right by Echo Park Lake so you can take breaks and walk down to the water. Check out HERE for the lineup of bands and they even let you create a schedule for where you need to be at what times to see the bands you want. Oh did I mention this is all FREE! 

Event: Echo Park Rising (link)
Location: All around Echo Park near Taix, the Echo and other Echo Park establishments on /near Sunset Blvd
Time: August 15-17, 2014, all day
Cost: FREE!!

Do This Today: Bootleg Theater

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Bootleg Bar is the place to be tonight. Come see Owenstone perform for $10. Show starts at 8p!

Event: Owenstone at Bootleg Theater (link)
Location: Bootleg Bar, 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Time: August 12, 2014, 7:30 doors
Cost: $10 tickets HERE

Do This Today: Israel Vibration at the Echoplex

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The Echoplex is putting on Israel Vibration tonight and it’s presented by Dub Club+The Echo. It’s 21 and over and is sure to be a fun (cheap) night! Check it out!

Event: Dub Club @ The Echoplex (event link)
Location: The Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Bvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Time: Wednesday August 6, 2014, 9p
Cost: $15 advance HERE/ $20 at the door

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

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: 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: Radio Picture Show

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Check out Lauren Cook + Shauna McGarry’s Radio Picture Show at the Virgil tonight. Tickets are $5 and you’ll get to hear stories by Alie Ward, Drew Droege, Drennon Davis, Kristen Vangsness, and Lizzy Cooperman. Dance party to follow with Marion Hodges (KCRW!).

Event: Radio Picture Show (event link)
Location: The Virgil, 4519 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Wednesday July 9th 2014, 8pm doors, 8:30pm show
Cost: $5 tickets

Do This Today: Trucks + Beats

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Work has been non-stop, which is why I had to skip a few posts this week. It’s been a lot of work-work-work, lay face down on my bed, work work work, repeat. Tonight if you’re up at 10p head over to North Hollywood for food trucks, dj’s and fun!

Event: Trucks + Beats (link)
Location: 4923 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Time: Thursday June 12, 2014 10pm
Cost: Free!  The food will cost you, but the fun is free.