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!!

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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: Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen

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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

Do This Today: SPOON at the Forever Cemetery

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Tonights event is a little pricier than I normally recommend, but haven’t you always wanted to see at concert at a cemetery? For $32.50 you can enjoy this outdoor SPOON concert under the stars.

Event: SPOON at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery (event link)
Location: Hollywood Forever, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Friday August 8, 2014, 7pm
Cost: $32.50 tickets HERE

Do This Today: Live Music at Troubadour

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Tonight for $20 you can see Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Alec Ounsworth SOLO at the Troubadour. Come on, it’s Thursday night- live a little!

Event: Live Music at the Troubladour (event link)
Location: 9081 Santa Monica Blvd,West Hollywood, CA
Time: Thursday August 7, 2014, doors 8pm
Cost: $20 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