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What You’re Doing This Week: July 15

July 9, 2013 6:00 AM

(credit: Pantages Theatre)

(credit: Pantages Theatre)

(credit: Paley Center For Media)

(credit: Paley Center For Media)

Summer has arrived and it’s time to get out of the house! This week features amazing concerts, dinning festivals, movie festivals, and more to keep you entertained throughout the week. There is always something to do here in Los Angeles.

July 15

(credit: Discover Los Angeles)

(credit: Discover Los Angeles)

dineLA’s Restaurant Week

Various Locations

Attend the first night of dineLA’s Restaurant Week! It is a 12-day dining event (July 15 through 26) showcasing Los Angeles as a premier dining destination and highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences that LA has to offer. Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced pre-fixed lunch and dinner menus from some of LA’s best restaurants.
Prices and meal periods vary by restaurant and exclude beverages, tax and gratuity.

Related: What You’re Eating: dineLA Restaurant Week

July 16

(credit: Paley Center For Media)

(credit: Paley Center For Media)

An Evening with “Web Therapy:” the Craze Continues…

Paley Center For Media
465 N. Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 786-1000

Spend the night with the stars of SHOWTIME’s acclaimed comedy series “Web Therapy” as the Paley Center welcomes members of the cast and creative team to preview the new season, and discuss the series. “Web Therapy” stars Lisa Kudrow as an online therapist with little patience for her patients. The series begins its third season on July 23 and the season promises even more guest stars. General admission is $20, and $15 for members.

(credit: Original Farmers Market)

(credit: Original Farmers Market)

Taste of Farmers Market in July at The Original Farmers Market

Original Farmers Market
6333 W.3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-9211

Visit the Taste of Farmers Market event on July 16 from 5 to 9 pm and take a world tour of cuisines, from Philly to Paris. Many of the Market’s retail merchants are joining the party with gifts and specials at the event. The ticket to this fantastic event includes access to taste the food available and two drink tickets good for non-alcoholic beverages. Tickets are $35 with advance registration and $40 at the door. Those who register before July 3
will be automatically entered in a drawing for a $100 Farmers Market gift certificate. Groups of 10 or more receive a 10 percent discount on tickets.

Related: Best Of LA’s Original Farmers Market

July 17

(credit: Pantages Theatre)

(credit: Pantages Theatre)


Pantages Theatre
6233 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 468-1770

Playing at the Pantages Theatre is SISTER ACT, Broadway’s oh so funny and feel good musical! It features original music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Little Shop of Horrors”). You can’t go wrong with a musical with music by Alan Menken.

SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look — a convent. Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

July 18

(credit: Annenberg Space For Photography)

(credit: Annenberg Space For Photography)

Iris Nights Lecture Series

Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Century City, CA 90067
(213) 403-3000

Neal Barr, a brilliant photographer who began his career with the U.S. Army Public Information Office, will speak as part of the Iris Nights lecture series. Barr worked his way up through the photography world assisting the famed fashion/beauty photographers Irving Penn and Ray Kellman. He has also worked with legendary fashion editor Wilhela Cushman. His clients have included Harper’s Bazaar, Revlon, Cover Girl, Estee Lauder, Bergdorf Goodman and Faberge. It’s a night spent with a legend in Photography and fashion.

July 19

(credit: Outfest Los Angeles)

(credit: Outfest Los Angeles)

Outfest 2013

3470 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 935
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 480-7088

Outfest 2013 features 157 gay and lesbian films and videos from 28 countries. It also spans seven different venues across Los Angeles. The best thing about Outfest is you can see some amazing films you probably won’t see any place else. There are also free public programs, grand gala events, short film programs, panels, and special events and parties. The 2013 Outfest Los Angeles has something for everyone. You must catch at least one film or event at Outfest!

July 20

(credit: Art Walk Ventura)

(credit: Art Walk Ventura)

ArtWalk Ventura

651 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
(between Chestnut and Fir in Historic Downtown Ventura)

ArtWalk Ventura will take to the streets of Ventura’s historic Downtown and Westside Cultural District on July 20, from noon until 8 p.m. The shops, restaurants and storefronts in the area will be transformed into high-end art galleries and studios showcasing the talents of more than 500 regional artists in the thriving arts community.

July 21

(credit: London West Hollywood)

(credit: London West Hollywood)

“Oz The Great and Powerful” Tea Series

The London West Hollywood
1020 N. San Vicente Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 358-7788

The London West Hollywood’s “Oz The Great and Powerful” Tea Series is for families, children and the young at heart to experience an afternoon tea in which the décor, food and menus are all decked out to the film. Guests will be invited to sip on a selection of fine teas or Wicked Witch Brew Juices for Munchkins. Emerald City miniature sandwiches & canapés will be paired with delicious Flying Monkey Bite black currant and peanut butter scones. It’s truly a magical way to spend the day.

The “Oz The Great and Powerful” Tea is available Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The price per adult is $28 and children are $14. Reservations are required.

Vanessa Diaz is a freelance writer and blogger. You can find her on her blogs The Queen of Swag and Disney Domain. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


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