The Best Restaurants in Los Angeles Right Now

APL RESTAURANT

APL HOLE IN THE WALL

HOLLYWOOD

Casual lunch takeaway spot from LA’s BBQ master
Adam Perry Lang’s steak-and-short-rib powerhouse APL opened just a couple months ago, but he’s already doubled down with this new lunchtime window, which is blasting out high-end chili dogs with hand-cut prime-chuck chili, house-cured smoked beef toasted sandwiches, and a nutso $50 sandwich with a heap of pit-cooked shaved Prime NY Strip, pickle salad, onions, and horseradish on Texas toast.

PASCAL SHIRLEY

THE GABLES

SANTA MONICA

An all-day westside hang, for everyone
This new neighborhood spot has some serious pedigree, with Chef Vicki Fan Matsusaka (formerly of Superba) behind the stoves, and a Daniel Boulud alum as GM; they’re doling out upscale American classics like turkey meatballs in marinara on creamy millet, and a lunch chilaquiles with avocado mash and a 63-degree egg.

OKIBORU

OKIBORU

DOWNTOWN

Chinatown’s new contender for noodle king
This dipping-ramen specialist makes all of its thick noodles in-house, along with broths literally cooked for days. Options include bowls stacked with grilled pork ribs and marinated soft-boiled eggs, as well as cold tofu noodle ramen.

THE FIELDS LA

THE FIELDS LA

EXPOSITION PARK

A new food hall stacked with delicious options
This food hall’s conveniently located just next to the new incoming soccer stadium by USC, which means it’ll no doubt be crammed with Trojans chomping down on food from iconic LA vendors, including ceviches from Coni’Seafood, southern specialties from Barbara Jean, and burritos from Burritos La Palma.

ES TODO

DOWNTOWN

A Jonathan Gold-inspired take-out window
Sarkis Vartanian’s new international sandwich window was inspired by hearing the late, great JGold speak. “He basically said that the Los Angeles food scene was an amalgamation of different ethnic foods within few blocks of each other,” says Vartanian, and this new spot’s trying to get all of it under one roof, with a Turkish-ish sujuk (sausage & egg wrap) and the British-themed chip butty (with double-cooked fries and schug sauce on lavash) among the offerings.

MONTY’S GOOD BURGER

MONTY’S GOOD BURGER

KOREATOWN

Finally, an In-N-Out-style burger joint for vegans
After wowing audiences (literally!) at Coachella and Eat Drink Vegan, Monty’s Good Burger now has a brick & mortar in Ktown with the same monstrous vegan burger they’ve sold — and sold meat eaters on — at those fests. They’re using Impossible meat for their burgs, also stacked with vegan cheese; there’s also milkshakes and more, all of which are entirely plant-based.

HUMPHRY SLOCOMBE

HUMPHRY SLOCOMBE

VENICE

Boozy NorCal-based iced-creamery finally makes it down south
Sure, LA has tons (and tons) of artisan ice cream shops, but this newbie from San Francisco serves up some fascinating, boozy flavors like its signature bourbon-with-corn-flakes number and the seasonal Hawaiian Shaved Ice: a Roy Choi collab with condensed ice milk and a blueberry swirl.

KARAYAMA

DOWNTOWN

The beloved Asian karaage chain comes to LA
This new Little Tokyo fried chicken spot is an import from ACTUAL Tokyo, with over 50 locations spread throughout Asia. At the first US drop, they’re doing their ultra-crispy fried chicken in a bowl, as a plate, or on a sandwich; if you’re not into chicken for some reason, they’ve also got shrimp stir-fries and curry.

BABY J’S BURGERS

BABY J’S BURGERS

DOWNTOWN

A hot new burger joint with a special milkshake
LA’s got plenty of great burger places, and this new one — from the guy behind Birdies, who is also the former personal chef for Pamela Anderson — seems to be a great new addition to the list. But the classic roadside-style burgers aren’t the only attraction: they also have a CBD-infused green matcha milkshake, for when it’s time to burger-and-chill.

INKO NITO

INKO NITO 3RD ST

MID-CITY

Downtown’s acclaimed Japanese eatery makes its way west
It’s always good news when you no longer need to drive far for something great, which means that anyone who doesn’t live Downtown (or east of Downtown — we’re looking at you, Covina) should be celebrating the West 3rd opening of Inko Nito. The original restaurant has been crushing DTLA with delicious yellowtail collar, charcoal-grilled beef cheek, and fried shrimp maki rolls, all of which will also be on the menu at the new spot.

WONHO LEE

TESSE

HOLLYWOOD

Notorious restaurateur Bill Chait returns with this Hollywood ode to meat
Bill Chait was once the most well known restaurateur in LA, with a hand in now-legendary spots like Republique and Bestia, and a seemingly golden touch — until he was forced out of his restaurant group, reportedly due to internal financial issues. He’s back in the game, though, with this meat-heavy restaurant on the Sunset strip serving charcuterie, crispy veal shortbreads, and a 34-oz dry-aged ribeye, all in a beautiful space that has wood-slatted ceilings and a tiled common table.

APL RESTAURANT

HOLLYWOOD

An indulgent meat-centric nirvana from Adam Perry Lang
BBQ genius/Jimmy Kimmel’s best friend Adam Perry Lang has finally opened his first LA restaurant, and to say it’s a barnburner would be an understatement. He legitimately may have the best steak in town with his rib-eye, the French onion soup will knock you out, and — oh yeah — there’s a giant dinosaur-sized short rib that’s as perfectly smoked-and-dry-rubbed as anything you’ve ever eaten in your life. Will your wallet feel hurt after you leave? It will, but this is definitely a good kind of hurt.

PETIT TROIS

PETIT TROIS

SHERMAN OAKS

The Valley finally gets a taste of chef Ludo Lefebvre
Ludo Lefebvre’s Petit Trois has been a long-standing favorite in Hollywood thanks to absolutely perfect French omelets and a burger that many people rave about, but the second location in the Valley is larger and more ornate — a testament to the new excitement around food in a part of LA long considered a culinary wasteland. The menu here is expanded from the original, so expect breakfast tartines and crabcakes at dinner, as well as the old favorites.

BAVEL DTLA

BAVEL

DOWNTOWN

Middle Eastern follow-up from the team behind Bestia
Bestia has been on our best-of Eat Seeker list since its inception, so it’s no surprise that the opening of the Middle Eastern sequel to that iconic Italian spot has also garnered a spot on the list. The menu’s full of cross-regional specialties like lamb flatbreads and confit turmeric chicken legs, as well as duck hummus (aka the one thing you never want to hear at a food fight).

TRIPLE BEAM

HIGHLAND PARK

Mozza and ERB’s chefs join forces for a new Eastside pizza spot
It says, “the place where they weigh the pizza” on the outside of this new small Highland Park Roman-style pizzeria, and that’s the basic concept: you tell ‘em how much you want, and you pay by the pound. You’re going to want a lot, though, because the pizza here comes from a truly legit pedigree: the chefs behind it are Nancy Silverton (Mozza) and Matt Molina (ERB), which has quickly propelled it to destination status. Get there quick.

ANDREW BEZEK

MAJORDOMO

CHINATOWN

The first LA spot from Momofuku’s David Chang
Celebrated Momofuku restaurateur/Ugly Delicious star David Chang’s first-ever LA concept is a tough reservation, which is no surprise: the dude’s food, which draws from Asian cuisine as well as US traditions, is practically made for LA. Early favorites include Benton’s sausage-stuffed, fried Korean peppers, and a short rib made a la BBQ master Adam Perry Lang, with kitchen duties from exec chef Jude Parra-Sickels (who was Roy Choi’s No. 2 man for years).

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FELIX TRATTORIA

VENICE

When Evan Funke was at the now-defunct Bucato in Culver City, his handmade pasta was considered some of the best in LA — and since closing that restaurant, he’s spent time in Italy and made it even better. It’s not hyperbole to say that the pastas at Felix are among the best we’ve ever eaten, anywhere, and they’re made even more delicious somehow by the open-kitchen vibe in the restaurant: The best seats are by the pasta-making window, where Funke and his staff hypnotically knead and roll dough. Come hungry.

ANNE FISHBEIN

VESPERTINE

CULVER CITY

This mysterious, much-hyped project from former Red Medicine/current Destroyer chef Jordan Kahn’s not for the weak-walleted: a set menu for dinner costs $250. But, when it’s been described by the team behind it as “a dimension of cuisine that is neither rooted in tradition nor culture — it is from a time that is yet to be, and a place that does not exist,” it’s impossible to not be intrigued. Essentially, it’s like the OK Computer of restaurants: moody, unique, and boldly futuristic.

CATHY CHAPLIN

ANIMAL

MID-WILSHIRE

Sure, these guys’ newer Italian restaurant Jon & Vinny’s is hot right now, too, and their seafood restaurant Son of a Gun is also a stone-cold classic at this point. But the OG from these dudes still stands out for its delicious creativity; years in, they haven’t let the menu get stale at all, which means you’re gonna be ordering the classics — and then whatever insanity they’ve put on the menu today, since it may not be there again tomorrow.

BAROO LOS ANGELES

BAROO

HOLLYWOOD

This tiny James Beard-nominated restaurant, hidden in a strip mall in a no-man’s-land section of East Hollywood, would be voted least likely to succeed on looks alone. Once you glance at the tiny, challenging-to-understand menu, you may be even more tempted to bounce. Don’t. The food is from guys who did time at Noma and Daniel — two of the world’s best restaurants — and the $15-or-less grain bowls and pastas they’re serving burst with the flavor and love of those 10-times-as-expensive world-class restaurants. Just check the website/give them a call and make sure they’re open before you head there — they leave for months at a time for “inspiration trips,” but when they come back, the food’s somehow even better than before.

BESTIA DTLA

BESTIA

DOWNTOWN

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Since its opening in 2012, Bestia’s sort of become the definitive LA restaurant, offering a menu that appeals to both eat-anything foodies (pan-roasted chicken gizzards!) and eat-carefully dieters (tomato & plum salad!) in a setting that feels both industrial and homey, with prices that won’t make you feel wallet regret when you wake up in the morning. It’s no surprise it’s still one of the few tough reservations in the city; despite its size, everyone who leaves immediately wants to go back.

ZEN SEKIZAWA

N/NAKA

CULVER CITY

Before she was on the wildly popular Netflix show Chef’s Table, Niki Nakayama’s hole-in-the-wall Culver City spot — where she makes impossibly meticulous Japanese food that seems to hit all your taste buds at once — was already one of the most buzzy restaurants among foodie-type people in LA. But now that the cat’s out of the bag, it’s become nationally famous as well, which means getting in is a struggle — a totally worth-it struggle.

COURTESY OF GRAND CENTRAL MARKET

GRAND CENTRAL MARKET

DOWNTOWN

Seriously, are they ever going to run out of stall space at GCM — which, at this point, should just be considered a treasure of the city? Let’s hope not: Not only are all the old spots great (and set up for killer mash-ups), but newer openings (like Union chef Bruce Kalman’s pasta spot Knead & Co, the vegan ramen joint Ramen Hood, a Golden Road Brewing stall, and the bivalve-y Oyster Gourmet) make it a must-visit. Like, all the time.

PROVIDENCE

PROVIDENCE

HOLLYWOOD

Despite lots of competition from upstarts, Providence is still LA’s best special-occasion restaurant: The service is impeccable, as is Michael Cimarusti’s seafood. Is it cheap? It is not. Is it worth it? Most definitely.

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HOWLIN’ RAY’S

DOWNTOWN

This fried chicken spot’s had lines from day one, but that’s no surprise: The now-defunct truck of the same name, which specialized in the same Nashville hot chicken as the brick & mortar, was absolutely exceptional. Add to that the fact that neighbors in the Chinatown mini-mall include Roy Choi’s Chego! and the revolving test-kitchen Unit 120, and you may want to hit them all with a large group for a sharing-friendly feast.

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Q SUSHI

DOWNTOWN

This long-standing, high-priced, gorgeous sushi bar Downtown finds its way back to Eat Seeker thanks to an insane premium omakase, just added to the menu. Give the chef a few days’ notice and he’ll source rare, seasonal fish from Japan and elsewhere around the world, with a 15+-course tasting of flavors you literally can’t get anywhere else in LA (and that al dente vinegar rice is outstanding, too).

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MH ZH

SILVER LAKE

LA Weekly’s Besha Rodell unexpectedly crowed about this unpronounceable Israeli spot, and now food fans in LA are racing to get there for dishes like Lamb Ragooooo (yes, the extra os are on purpose) and Instagram-ready presentation, with piles of meat and veggies atop heaps of labneh.

COURTESY OF PIZZANA

PIZZANA

BRENTWOOD

If we told you that one of the best pizza spots in the city was in Brentwood, would you believe us? You should: Chef Daniele Uditi is from Naples and insists his pizza taste like home, with Italian-imported ingredients making up the bulk of the toppings. Don’t miss his on-special margherita (which is topped with a crunchy basil mixture that gives it far more texture than a traditional pie) and the fried artichoke salad, which hits you with flavor and bite.

Article by Thrillist.

Cool Things to do This August in LA

Need stuff to do this month in Los Angeles? We looked ahead on our calendar to focus in on some of the best events happening in August around Los Angeles that you should probably have on your radar. After all, better to get your tickets now than wait till the last minute and find out your favorite event is sold out.

August 2018 event highlights include Jackalope Summer Nights, CatCon, the L.A. Taco Festival, Harry Potter Roller Skating Night, Echo Park Rising, KCON, the start of the L.A. County Fair, and much more.

Enjoy!

1. BOLD Summer Nights Kickoff Block Party on Rodeo Drive (August 2)

Head to the kickoff event of Beverly Hill’s BOLD Summer Nights, which will feature fireworks, art installations, food offers, shopping, and plenty more. If you miss opening night, you can still attend BOLD Summer Nights every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from August 2-25. -> More information

2. Jackalope Summer Nights in Pasadena (August 3-4)

Head over to Central Park in Old Pasadena for Jackalope Arts’ new night market, featuring food, drink, music, and over 200 artisan vendors. -> More information

3. Classic Drive-In Movies at the Roadium (starts August 3)

Enjoy classic films under the stars and with loved ones at The Roadium’s drive-in movie theatre every Friday this August and the first Friday of September. -> More information

4. The Emoji Art Show in DTLA (August 3)

The Emoji Art Show is coming to Los Angeles, featuring a night of performances, live art, body paintings, desserts, and more, all based around emojis! -> More information

5. Brew at the L.A. Zoo 2018 (August 3)

Brew at the L.A. Zoo celebrates its annual brewfest with music, pop-up zookeeper talks, and animal discovery stations, plus craft suds from 40+ breweries. T -> More information

6.  Stronger | Weekend: A LiveStrong.Com Event at The Rose Bowl (August 4)

Stronger | Weekend will feature celebrity trainers Jillian Michaels, Anna Victoria, Cassey Ho, and more leading the day with a yoga class, a mat pilates class, insights on eating healthy and exercise habits, and much more. Plus, join in on a group plan to break a Guinness World Record. Be sure use the promo code LOSANGELES10 for special $10 tickets to the event! -> More information

7. Brunch Life Festival in Long Beach (August 4)

Come to the first-ever Brunch Life Fest, where a variety of brunch tastings, mixed drinks, games, and music will take over Long Beach’s Rainbow Lagoon Park. -> More information – Discount tickets

8. 1st Annual Boyle Heights Beer Fest (August 4)

Sip on beer from dozens of locally crafted brews and help support charities like OLTE during the 1st Annual Boyle Heights Beer Fest. -> More information

9. Night Sky Festival Returns to Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills (August 4)

9. CatCon 2018 at the Pasadena Convention Center (August 4-5)

Pop and cat culture will converge at CatCon for two-days of cat-centric showcases including merchandising, cat world celebrities and cat adoptions -> More information – Discount tickets

10. Night Sky Festival Returns to Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills (August 4)

National Park Service’s Night Sky Festival returns to Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills on August 4 with kids activities, telescope viewings and more. -> More information

11. KCRW Presents Summer Nights’ Backyard Party (August 4, 11, & 18)

KCRW’s wildly popular Summer Nights series is back, and for the first time ever is being held at the station’s new headquarters, located at Santa Monica College’s Center for Media Design. The three-concert series will feature The Midnight Hour (the new project from Ali Shaheed Muhammad) and composer Adrian Younge performing with an 18-piece orchestra on August 4, a solo acoustic performance from Jim James on August 11, and a DJ set by Henry Rollins on August 18. -> More information

12. BrunchCon LA at The Reef in DTLA (August 5)

The third annual BrunchCon LA returns to The Reef in Downtown L.A. on August 5 for the highly acclaimed food and drink festival that’s all about your favorite morning ritual… brunch! -> More information – Discount tickets

13. Dog Days of Summer at Hammer Museum (starts August 7)

Celebrate canines during Dog Days of Summer at the Hammer Museum. Adopt a dog at Yappy Hour or enjoy a film screening like Old Yeller, Best in Show, or Isle of Dogs. -> More information

14. KCON LA 2018 in DTLA (August 10-12)

The world’s largest Korean culture convention stops in Los Angeles from August 10 to 12 for KCON, a celebration of music, workshops, meet-and-greets, and more. -> More information

15. ‘Frida Kahlo Under the Stars’ at LA Plaza de Culturas y Artes (August 11)

Frida Kahlo Under the Stars with Gregorio Luke comes to LA Plaza de Culturas y Artes on Saturday, August 11 for an evening dedicated to this iconic artist. -> More information

16. Angel City Brewery’s 6th Annual Avocado Fest (August 11-12)

Angel City Brewery’s 6th Annual Avocado Festival takes place August 11-12, celebrating the state fruit with music, food, and limited release Avocado Ale. -> More information

17. Echo Park Rising 2018 (August 16-19)

Echo Park Rising celebrates the creativity, diversity, music and businesses of Echo Park with a four-day celebration featuring food, drink, and live music. -> More information

18. STRETCH at OUE Skyspace LA (August 17)

STRETCH is a spandex-themed  dance party that doubles as a cheeky homage to an 80’s workout video. The event features two indoor floors plus two outdoor decks, all taking place 1,000 above the ground at OUE Skyspace LA.  -> More information

19. Long Beach BBQ Festival at Rainbow Lagoon Park (August 17-19)

Pitmasters at Rainbow Lagoon Park will cook a variety of meats, while guests enjoy live music and fun activities. -> More information

20. The 2018 L.A. Taco Festival in Grand Park (August 18)

The 2018 L.A. Taco Festival features an eclectic array of traditional and trending tacos, all from local L.A. spots. Admission is free (pay for tacos as you go). -> More information

21. Rum Tiki Social & Tiki Swapmeet (August 19)

Head down to Roxanne’s Cocktail Lounge in Long Beach for a Tiki Swapmeet and social featuring live tiki bands and DJs, games, and selected tiki vendors from across SoCal. -> More information

22. The Labyrinth Masquerade Ball XXI in Downtown L.A. (August 24-25)

Get ready for a unique experience at the Labyrinth Masquerade Ball at the Millennium Biltmore in DLTA. This a unique experience features extravagant costumes, artists and performances. -> More information

23. 2018 DTLA Proud Festival Pershing Square (August 25-26)

The DTLA Proud Festival begins at noon each day and will feature live music, food trucks, local artists, a pop-up water park and much more! -> More information

24. Brick Fest Live: Lego Fan Experience in Pasadena (August 25-26)

Brick Fest Live, the Lego Fan Experience, is coming to the Pasadena Convention Center for two days of insane builds, hands-on activities, and sets to buy. -> More information

25. ScareLA 2018: Halloween in Summer (August 25-26)

Celebrate Halloween in the summer with ScareLA, the city’s only convention with interactive experiences, industry professionals, roaming monsters and more. -> More information – Discount tickets

26. Leimert Park Village Book Fair at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw (August 25)

The Leimert Park Village Book Fair comes to Baldwin Hills Crenshaw on August 25 for an all-day literary extravaganza. -> More information

27. The 13th Annual Venice Beach Music & Arts Festival (August 25)

The free Venice Beach Music & Arts Festival features world-class music, and dance entertainment, as well as food trucks, murals, book signings and more. -> More information

28. Muse ’til Midnight — LACMA in 3D (August 25)

Muse ’til Midnight at LACMA is the ultimate late-night party. 2018’s edition is a celebration of 3D art, inspired by LACMA’s new exhibit, 3D: Double Vision. Enjoy music curated by DUBLAB, access to five galleries and more. -> More information

29. 7th Annual Harry Potter Roller Skating Night (August 25)

This August Harry Potter Roller Skating Night returns to Moonlight Rollerway for a 7th and final edition. -> More information

30. Cinecon Classic Film Festival at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre (August 30 to September 3)

Cinecon 54 returns to the Egyptian Theater with a 5-day festival full of classic film screenings, celebrity appearances, panels, a memoribilia show, and more. -> More information

31. L.A. Times The Taste at Paramount Studios (August 31 to September 2)

Hosted at the iconic Paramount Studios from August 31-September 2, Taste LA will feature tastings alongside demos, pop-ups and chef experiences. -> More information

32. L.A. County Fair (starts August 31)

The L.A. County Fair returns to Pomona for a enormous assortment of activities, musical performances, food and beverage offerings, and more. The fair runs through September 23. -> More information – Discount tickets

Article courtesy of We Like LA.

Every New Show And Movie Coming To Netflix In August

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The Best Places To Travel To In August

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ISLA MUJERES, MEXICO | BARCROFT MEDIA/GETTY IMAGES
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SARDINIA, ITALY | MICHAEL RUNKEL/ROBERTHARDING/GETTY IMAGES
CORONET PEAK SKIFIELD, QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND | GLOBALTRAVELPRO/SHUTTERSTOCK
DISMAL RIVER, NEBRASKA | MAREKULIASZ/SHUTTERSTOCK
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON | JMWSCOUT/E+/GETTY IMAGES
IGUAZU FALLS, PARAGUAY | HERNAN ZAGORDO/MOMENT OPEN/GETTY IMAGES
LA TOMATINA FESTIVAL, SPAIN | PABLO BLAZQUEZ DOMINGUEZ/STRINGER/GETTY IMAGE NEWS
WARREN, VERMONT | BOSTON GLOBE/GETTY IMAGES
NIGHTFALL MUSIC SERIES, TENNESSEE | NIGHTFALL MUSIC SERIES
WILD WADI WATERPARK, DUBAI | MARIEKE KRAMER/SHUTTERSTOCK

Free Events In Los Angeles Before Summer 2017 Ends

1. BoldPas: An Art Takeover of Old Pasadena

August 12: A one-day event that showcases art by professional and up-and-coming Los Angeles-based artists. Installations will be throughout the alleys of Old Pasadena. The event will be from 12 – 8 p.m. -> More information

2. Summer Block Party at Malibu Country Mart

August 12: Enjoy afternoon filled with activities ranging from a petting zoo to face painting and more. Event is from 12 – 3 p.m. and takes place at the Malibu Country Mart. -> More information

3. CicLAvia: San Pedro Meets Wilmington

August 13: Bike, run, sprint, or walk at the closed-streets event. -> More information

4. Grand Performances

Grand Performances offers free summer events in Los Angeles. Eight performances are still left in August, and one L.A. Chamber Orchestra concert in September -> More information.

5. Dance/DJ Nights at Grand Park

The Music Center’s Dance DTLA takes place at Grand park and will continue through September 1. Dance Downtown takes place every other Friday night and is from 7 – 11 p.m. DJ Nights runs every other Friday as well and goes from 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. -> More information

6. Sunday Sessions at Grand Park

Grand Park offers a free dance party one Sunday per month. Two dates remain to pay tribute to L.A.’s house music scene: August 21 and September 17. -> More information

7. KCRW Summer Nights

Free outdoor series with events at the Santa Monica Pier, the Annenberg Space for Photography, the Hammer Museum, and many other locations. Dates still left are August 11 and 25, plus Chinatown Summer Nights, September 2. -> 2017 Summer Nights schedule.

8. Echo Park Rising

August 17-20: Free music on Sunset Blvd, Glendale Blvd, Alvarado Avenue and Echo Park Avenue. The 2017 lineup includes The Buttertones, CRX, Moon Honey, Meatbodies, and many more appearances. -> More information

9. Family Art Day at the Hammer

August 19: Free event offering art, performances, music, and much more. -> More information

10. Red Bull Soapbox Race Los Angeles at Elysian Park

August 20: The Red Bull Soapbox Race Los Angeles comes to Elysian Park on August 20 for an exciting day at the races. Experienced and amateur drivers unite as they race on their homemade soapbox crafts down the twists and turns of Angels Point Road for its annual global event. -> More information

11. Griffith Observatory Solar Eclipse Viewing Event

August 21: From 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. stop by Griffith Observatory from 9 a.m. to noon and experience the 70% partial solar eclipse.  -> More information

12. Friday Flights at the Getty

August 25: Final installment of Friday Flights at the Getty. -> More information

13. GinCITY at Greenbar Distillery

August 27: Greenbar Distillery will open its doors and showcase its latest, CITY Bright Gin. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the distillery, sample gin cocktails, view installations, and enjoy live music. Food trucks will also be on site. Admission is free, but you need to RVSP for timed entry.  -> More information

14. Shakespeare in the Park

Free/donation-based Shakespeare from Wednesday – Sunday through September 3 in Griffith Park. -> More information

15. Silver Lake Picture Show

Outdoor movies screened every other Thursday at Sunset Triangle Square. Still remaining for 2017:  Space Jam on August 17,  10 Things I Hate About You on August 31, and Scream on September 14. -> More information

13. Summer Movie Fest at Cal State Northridge

Free weekly movie night on CSUN’s Oviatt Library Lawn. Films still remaining: Psycho on August 10, La La Land on August 17, Space Jam on August 24, and Doctor Strange on August 31. -> More information

16. Sunset Concerts at Skirball Cultural Center

A showcase for up-and-coming and established artists from everywhere. Four more dates left to attend. -> More information

17. Summer Nights in the Garden at Natural History Museum

An evening of cocktails, music, tours, and more at the Natural History Museum. Dates left: August 11 and August 25. -> More information

18. DT Stage Concert Series at Pershing Square

Two big concerts left for summer 2017: The B-52s on August 12 and X on August 19. -> More information

19. Free Museum Days

Plenty of free museum days in August to check out!

Fun August Events in Los Angeles

Attending any events in August?

Below are some fun events happening this month in and around Los Angeles. Take a look and purchase your tickets in advance before they are sold out!

This month includes an LA Taco Festival, a Solar Eclipse event, and an art festival!

August 4: FIGat7th Downtown Festival -> Details

August 4: ‘Brew at the Zoo’ at the LA Zoo -> More information

Starts August 5: Dine LBC (Long Beach Restaurant Week) -> Learn more

August 5 – 6: ScareLA Summer Halloween Convention -> More information

August 10 – 13: Sundance NEXT FEST -> More information

August 12: BoldPas: An Art Takeover of Old Pasadena -> More information

August 12: Thrillist Taco Knockout in DTLA -> Details

August 12 – 13: BrunchCon at The Reef in DTLA -> More information

August 12 – 13: CatCon 2017 at Pasadena Convention Center -> More information

August 13: 4th Annual Burbank Comedy Festival -> Learn more

August 17 – 20: Echo Park Rising 2017 -> More information

August 18 – 20: The Long Beach BBQ Festival -> Details

August 19 – 20: Hot Sauce Expo -> More information

August 19 – 20: 13th Annual Art Deco Festival -> More information

August 20: Los Angeles Comic Book & Science Fiction Convention -> Details

August 21: Solar Eclipse Viewing Event at Griffith Observatory -> Info

August 26: LA Taco Festival 2017 at Grand Park -> More information

August 26: Artopia at Union Station -> More information

August 26 – 27: DTLA Proud Festival -> More information

August 27: GinCITY at Greenbar Distillery -> More information

August 30: End of Summer Festival -> Details

Rodeo Realty's Westlake Village agent Leo McHale in The Acorn for outstanding sales in August

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In June, Rodeo Realty’s Leo McHale made news in The Acorn Newspaper for closing 11 sales in 45 days—totaling $7.4 million. Less than three months later, the Westlake Village agent is making headlines again for his outstanding sales in August.

According to the newspaper, as of August, McHale has 25 closed sales totaling nearly $17 million. Some of his recent sales include an estate in Morrison Ranch in Agoura Hills at $1.2 million and another in Morrison Ranch at nearly $1 million.

The Acorn states that McHale is ranked as the No. 1 Agoura Hills agent from 2011 through 2015 and is also recognized as the No. 1 Lake Lindero agent, outselling any other brokerage or agent combined with nearly $63 million in volume and 108 new, pending and closed sales.

“The secret is to outwork everyone around you and to have integrity,” McHale tells The Acorn. “I am truly blessed to help someone buy or sell a home, and I am proof that you can be successful without sacrificing your values.”

To read The Acorn feature on McHale, click HERE.

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