Things Happening in Los Angeles This Month (August 2018)

It's summertime in LA, which means that its time to get up and get out! Los Angeles has a ton of events happening throughout the season all ranging from concerts, festivals, wine tours, fireworks shows and much more. Check out this list of all things happening right here at home this month. 

Remember to check back as this list will be updated. 

 August 7, 9 or 10 - Star Wars: A New Hope- in Concert 

Tickets starting at $17

The event info says that all Jedi are encouraged to show up in costume. So have fun! 

Get tickets here: The Hollywood Bowl



August 8th - KRS‐ONE - $5 SHOW

Ticket price: $5

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August 8th - The Pink Panther - in Concert -  8:00 pm 

Tickets starting at $9

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Tickets starting at $49

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August 10th - Mean Girls Beach Screening


Kicking off the Long Beach QFilm Festival 25th year will be the cult classic, Mean Girls. The movie will screen at Alfredo’s Beach Club Friday evening at it is completely FREE. 

Get Tickets Here: Mean Girls


August 10th - Long Beach Jazz Festival

Tickets starting at $60.00

If you're in the mood for some classic R&B, “hot summer night jazz” and more, check out the Long Beach Jazz Festival this weekend. The festival will take place at the Rainbow Lagoon Park Friday 6 to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Rainbow Lagoon Park is located at 400 E. Shoreline Drive.

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August 12th - ALT 98.7 Summer Camp 2018

Tickets starting at $47 

"Attention Campers! ALT 98.7 Summer Camp is BACK for another year of sun, scenery and of course, epic performances. We're taking over the Queen Mary Events Park once again on Sunday, August 12th for an all day festival throw down!

Taking the stage this year we have: Death Cab For Cutie, ODESZA, CHVRCHES, Judah & The Lion, AJR, Sir Sly, Jungle, Lovelytheband, SUPERORGANISM and Two Feet."

Get Tickets Here: Alt98.7

August 18th - Los Angeles Taco Festival 2018 

Ready to try some new tacos? This year will feature past favorites like Kogi BBQ and Epic Tacos, along with a few newbies! The best part is, the festival is for a great cause - raising money for homeless youth. 

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August 18th - African American Book Expo-Cali Edition

Go out and check out some of the hottest authors in African American literature. This event will even offer the chance to meet some of your favorite celebrity authors.

Free Event 

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August 18th - Electric Feels. Indie Rock + Indie Dance Night - 10:30 PM - 2 AM

Check out a new immersive party that is sure to make you dance. They'll be playing all your favorite Indie Rock + Indie Dance jams, both old and new. Music featured include:

• The Killers • Miike Snow • Glass Animals • The Strokes • Lykke Li • Passion Pit • Arctic Monkeys • Empire of the Sun • Tame Impala • Vampire Weekend  • Foster The People • Modest Mouse • alt-J • BØRNS • Gorillaz • Bloc Party • Metronomy • The Black Keys • Neon Indian • Grizzly Bear • STRFKR • Justice • Bag Raiders • Foals • The Postal Service • Metric • CHVRCHES • M83 • The Naked & Famous • LCD Soundsystem • Washed Out + more!

Free for first 100 people to RSVP, $10 after 

Location: Echoplex 1154 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90026

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August 18th - All My Friends Music Festival - 4 PM - 12 AM

"La's new music festival!" Check out this new 2-day event featuring 3 stages and an all-star group of performers. Artist include: RL Grime Gucci Mane Jhené Aiko Claptone Smokepurpp DESTRUCTO Barclay Crenshaw Moon Boots Pete Tong Soul Clap Chris Lorenzo Jason Bentley monte booker grandson Little Boots Deux Twins Split Secs

Location: 777 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles, California 90021

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Aug. 17-19 - Long Beach BBQ Festival - 2018 

Tickets starting at $5

Friday  12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

General Admission $5 Fri. • $12 Sat/Sun - Kids 12 and Under Free!

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August 24th & 25th - Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks 8:00 pm

Who doesn't love a beautiful fireworks show? Top that with a wonderful performance at the Hollywood bowl and your entire WEEK is made! Grab your tickets now. Date night, anyone? 

Tickets starting at $14

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August 24th - Free Friday Night Music at LACMA - 6 PM - 8 PM

Head out on a beautiful Friday night and check out over one hundred concerts featuring leading international and local ensembles in programs of classical, jazz, Latin and new music.

Location: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036

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August 24th - 26th - DTLA PROUD Festival 2018 - 4 PM - 10 PM

DTLA PROUD Festival celebrates the amazing culture, history, and diversity of the growing LGBTQ+ community in Los Angeles and beyond.

Location: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036

Ticket price - $10 

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KING TUT: TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN PHARAOH at the California Science Center 

  • $29.95/Adult
  • $23.95/Adult

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Rooftop Cinema 

Check out great classic movies like Donnie Darko (2001), CASABLANCA (1942), Dirty Dancing, School Daze, and The Breakfast Club in a relaxed rooftop setting. 

Tickets starting at $18 

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