Best Events & Activities This Week In Los Angeles – July 24

The week starts in the best possible way with National Tequila Day, and is followed with a trip to the Broad Stage for BeBe Winans’ new musical. After that, it’s all about the great outdoors, with a rooftop screening, sunset concert, show at the Bowl, National Dance Day, and a thai food fundraiser that will leave you well-fed in your belly and soul.

Monday, July 24
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Celebrate National Tequila Day
Various Locations
www.theatricum.com

Pass the lime and salt because National Tequila Day! There are endless places to celebrate the agave-plant-based spirit, like Hermosa Beach’s Laurel Tavern where all tequila cocktails (including their super popular Spicy Pineapple Margarita and Chase Your Passion) are 50% off. Napa Valley Grille is taking their En Fuego cocktail tableside, heating and infusing tequila with water, chocolate, orange peels, and dried chili, while newly opened hidden cocktail den Birds & Bees is serving up their visually vivacious Lucille Ball made with strawberry and saffron infused tequila. If you’re a purist looking for a wall of options, head to the nation’s first mezcal bar, Las Perlas.
 

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Summer dineL.A. Is Back!
Hundreds Of Restaurants
www.discoverlosangeles.com

Los Angeles’ biannual food event, dineL.A., is back for the summer, offering 15 days of value-driven menus that celebrate the city’s culinary diversity. Through July 28, over 380 L.A. restaurants are inviting Angelenos on a “Summer Road Trip” through various neighborhoods, many embracing the return of dineL.A.’s partnership with the California Avocado Commission. Avocado-centric masterpieces are on many menus, like The Bellwether’s amazingly reimagined fattoush salad, Gracias Madre’s avocado mousse, and Cafe Gratitude’s creamy avocado key lime pie. It’s also the perfect time to try a restaurant newer to the scene like uber hip Sweet Chick, or Santa Monica’s new 1212. Visit our Guide To dineL.A.’s Best Eats for more great spots to visit!

Tuesday, July 25
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“Born for This: The Musical”
The Eli & Edythe Broad Stage
1310 11th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 434-3200
www.thebroadstage.com

R&B and gospel vocalist BeBe Winans has turned his life story into a hit new musical. Played by the real life niece and nephew of BeBe and sister CeCe, the musical tells the story of how the Detroit natives experienced serious culture shock when they joined Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s televangelism show. During his rise to fame, BeBe is unsurprisingly confronted with reconciling his new success with what he truly values.

Wednesday, July 26
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Melrose Rooftop Cinema Presents: “Top Gun”
E.P. & L.P.
603 N. La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(877) 435-9849
www.melroserooftopcinema.com

Melrose Rooftop Cinema is the newest outdoor screening experience on the block, offering elevated, rooftop screenings of cult classics and new releases. Cozy up tonight with your personal headset and be transported into the Danger Zone with a showing of “Top Gun.” Cinema snacks are available for purchase, as are drinks from the adjoining L.P. bar. Make it a whole dinner and a show by ordering the three-course “Express Menu” dinner at E.P. Restaurant before the screening.

Thursday, July 27
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American Tune Featuring Sean Watkins & Friends: A Singer-Songwriter Celebration of Paul Simon
The Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
www.skirball.org

Grammy-winning musician and songwriter Sean Watkins is kicking off the first Sunset Concert at the Skirball tonight with friends Gaby Moreno, Cary Brothers, Joey Ryan, and The Bee Eaters. As some of L.A.’s finest modern troubadours, the group will celebrate not only the legacy of Paul Simon, but also the singer-songwriter community as a whole. Each will perform their favorite Simon song, as well as original material. Be sure to check out the current Paul Simon exhibit while you’re there.

Friday, July 28

See “Mamma Mia!”
Hollywood Bowl
2301 Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 850-2000
www.hollywoodbowl.com

It’s the first night of a three-night “Mamma Mia!” extravaganza, the smash hit about a young woman’s plot to reveal her father’s identity by inviting three of her mother’s former lovers to her wedding. Once again boasting an all-star cast, the staged musical is packed with some of ABBA’s most popular, timeless songs. Hum and bop along to “Dancing Queen,” “Voulez Vous,” and of course “Mamma Mia!”

Saturday, July 29
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8th Annual National Dance Day
The Music Center
135 N Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
dizzyfeetfoundation.org

Get on your feet and bust a move at the year’s biggest dance extravaganza. The Music Center is once again hosting the National Dance Day celebration with performances by some of L.A.’s best dance companies, music, dance workshops for all ages and skill levels, and more. Attendees will also have the chance to take part in a routine led by World of Dance favorites Keone & Mari (check the website to learn the routine at home). Jenna Elfman will introduce the day, and Storyteller Christopher Rivas will host the free event.

Sunday, July 30
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Stu and the Kids Food & Wine Fundraiser
Vibiana
214 South Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
www.eventbrite.com

Spend your Sunday night dining out for a good cause. A virtual Thai flavored food and wine festival hosted by Chef Stuart Skversky and his chef friends is being held to help raise scholarship funds for Hill Tribe kids in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In addition to delectable eats, gorgeous Northern Thai umbrellas and lanterns will be on display, and Thai music and dancing will be performed. Billy Harris hosts the event, and ticket options range from General to VIP Admission.

Article by Kellie Fell.
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