Things to Do in LA: Saturday, August 16, to Friday, August 22
BY: Kelly MacDowell | Aug 14, 2014
This week: Hollywood hosts movies at the cemetery and a Marvin Gaye tribute concert, and the Burbank Comedy Festival features Jeff Garlin, Adam Carolla, and Wendy Liebman. As always, check Groupon for even more great things to do in Los Angeles. Movies All Night: Fantasy Hollywood | Saturday, August 16 Staying up all night to watch Labyrinth and Legend in Hollywood Forever Cemetery isn’t a fantasy. It’s Fantasy, the fourth edition of Cinespia’s all-night moviethon. Gates open at 11:30 p.m., screenings start at midnight, and Intelligentsia will be pouring free coffee until 6 a.m. (6000 Santa Monica Blvd.; $14; buy tickets here) Hot August Bikes at Amoeba Hollywood | Sunday, August 17 At this inaugural event, Amoeba Records will be celebrating bike culture in tandem with the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, raffling off Bern helmets, Converse gift certificates, and a bike from Solé Bicycles. There'll also be complimentary treats from Hubert's Lemonade and the Hollywood Farmers’ Market, and music spun by local DJs. (6400 Sunset Blvd.; free) Marvin Gaye's What's Going On with John Legend Hollywood | Wednesday, August 20 Backed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, nine-time Grammy winner John Legend will be covering Gaye's seminal civil-rights album. Sharon Jones will be filling in for Tammi Terrell on the duets, accompanied by the Dap-Kings. If you don't want to spring for a resale ticket, the event will be streamed for free online. (Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave.; resale tickets available only; $52–$489.50; buy tickets here) Sunset Strip Market West Hollywood | Thursday, August 21 With only a few Thursdays left before the market packs up for the fall, make sure to squeeze in a visit to this weekly bazaar that corrals several local food trucks, craft cocktails, and beers from Ballast Point, Lagunitas, and other craft brewers. Other highlights include fresh produce stands and a diverse schedule of live music. (8755 Sunset Blvd.; free) Burbank Comedy Festival Burbank | Through August 23 This weeklong festival at Flappers Comedy Club kicks off with a set by Jeff Garlin. He’ll be followed by more than 200 of his comic peers, including both up-and-comers and TV vets such as Adam Carolla and Whitney Cummings. Admission options range from tickets to individual shows to VIP passes that include food and drink credits and entry to all sets, classes, and panels. (102 E. Magnolia Blvd.; $15–$699; buy tickets here) Photos courtesy of Cinespia and the Hollywood Bowl
BY: Kelly MacDowell
Kelly's first concert was Fleetwood Mac and her first career was in the beauty industry. Now a style and music writer, she loves Project Runway and her dog, Watson.