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
Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal are doing Hot Tub at the Virgil tonight! Since I’m writing these posts ahead of time (due to my Africa trip), I don’t know who the guests are. But Kurt and Kristen are always hilarious which means no matter who the guests are, it will be a barrel of laughs.
Event: Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen (event link)
Location: The Virgil, 4519 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Monday August 11, 2014, 8:00pm
Cost: $5 tickets HERE or $8 at the door
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