A Night Out

What to Do in L.A. This Week: July 15–21

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Monday, July 15

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Fiona Landers’s Funeral Bouquet
If you want to run through all of your emotions in the course of an hour while also enjoying a fantastic autobiographical musical solo performance, go see Fiona Landers’s Funeral Bouquet. It’s an incredibly dark but incredibly hilarious (and also incredibly heartbreaking) show that covers many of Landers’s darkest moments, but, ultimately, celebrates her resilience. Lyric Hyperion Theatre & Café, 2106 Hyperion Avenue

Tuesday, July 16

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In Her Words: Spotlight on Women Writers in Film & TV: Issa Rae
After a screening of Insecure, the bold HBO comedy questioning entrenched views of blackness and femininity, stick around for a discussion with cocreator and star Rae, one of the freshest voices in comedy (and TV, period) today. ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard

Wednesday, July 17

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Stars of Pinot
With a sit-down dinner with top wine producers, a walk-around tasting and buffet, and afterparty with DJs, WineL.A.’s annual Stars of Pinot is a true celebration of this finicky and prized varietal. The tasting features more than 150 wines from throughout California and the world, with food supplied by the culinary team from the Montage Beverly Hills. Tickets are $89–$269. Montage Beverly Hills, 225 North Canon Drive

Thursday, July 18

Renovations for Six
A dinner party becomes a social war zone in this fast-paced comedy by Norm Foster, the most produced Canadian playwright of the past 20 years. Theatre 40 at Reuben Cordova Theatre, 241 South Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills

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Sunset Concerts at the Skirball
This summer’s roster of free outdoor concerts at the Skirball starts tonight with Gaby Moreno, a Guatemalan winner of a Latin Grammy who blends blues, jazz, soul, R&B, pop, and Latin folk. Come back next month, as the entire concert series, as we’ve come to expect, is excellent, with world music transporting you to South America, New Orleans, Eastern Europe, and more. Spend your preshow time dancing to local DJs or exploring various Skirball exhibitions, which will be free and open late especially for these events. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd

Friday, July 19

“Brook Hsu and Maren Karlson: Finders’ Lodge”
This contemporary gallery exhibition features collaborative paintings and installations that are as much about kinship as shared anxiety, centered on utopian fantasy text by Ursula K. Le Guin. In Lieu, 231 North San Fernando Road

Saturday, July 20

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Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival 2019
Film and music fans alike should make a beeline for this festival, where a diverse array of short films will be accompanied by live scores courtesy of the musicians of the Helix Collective. The night also includes discussions with the composers and filmmakers, and a post-screening reception. See website for showtimes. Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard

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Margarita Showdown
This might be the first year for Highland Park’s first margarita showdown, but it most likely won’t be the last. The goal is to find the best margarita in town, be it frozen, fruity, or classic. Tickets, which start at $20 and go up depending on how many drinks you want, includes food from some of the best in the neighborhood, including host restaurant HomeState, Triple Beam Pizza, and Moo’s Craft BBQ. For entertainment, DJs (including Fred Armisen) will be spinning throughout the evening. HomeState, 5609 North Figueroa Street

Sunday, July 21

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Pow! Wow! Long Beach 2019
This citywide street-art event makes all of Long Beach its canvas. More than a dozen artists create murals across the city, giving visitors an artistic adventure to take them through town or just enjoy a single public space adorned with a new work of art. See website for location details.