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August Event Calendar - Best Things To Do In LA

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It may be summer's last official month, but there's plenty to still do. From festivals to concerts at the legendary Hollywood Bowl and more, we've rounded up what you should be doing this August.

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Hard Summer
1101 W McKinley Ave
Pomona, CA 91768
Dates: August 1, 2015 - August 2, 2015

The annual summer music festival, which is synonymous with EDM music, is back again! Festival-goers will get a chance to listen to everything from dance music to hip-hop on four outdoor stages. Some of the headliners include the Chemical Brothers, Weeknd, Dillon Francis, Porter Robinson, Ratatat, Chromeo, and many many others.

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US Open of Surfing
Huntington Beach, CA
Dates: Ongoing until August 2, 2015

Whether you surf or not, getting to watch America's largest pro surfing competition live is something you won't want to miss. On hand will be 200,000 other people who are there to see who rides the best waves, who has the coolest boards, as well as live musical acts, a sports expo and the famed after parties!

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Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(323) 456-4813
Dates: Ongoing Until August 2, 2015

The largest annual fan celebration of Korean entertainment and culture in North America is back, and is expected to draw even more attendees than last year's 43,000+ crowd. A massive fan convention will take place from Friday to Sunday at the Los Angeles Convention Center, featuring all things K-culture, including: stars, panels, workshops, entertainment, and samples of Korean cuisine. At the end of each action-packed day, some of the top names in Korean pop music will play the Staples Center (Saturday and Sunday only). Various concert and convention ticket options are available, so check the website for more information.

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Concert: Sheryl Crow
The Hollywood Bowl
2301 Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 850-2000
Dates: August 7, 2015 & August 8, 2015

Nine-time Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow returns to LA to perform with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra for a two night event that is sure to be a stunner. Playing powerful hits like "All I Wanna Do" and "Soak Up The Sun," Crow will play a full show preceeded by Latin Grammy winning Cuban-Canadian singer/songwriter Alex Cuba.

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Eat | See | Hear: "Clueless"
Centennial Square in front of Pasadena City Hall
100 Garfield Ave
Pasadena, CA
(626) 744-4000
Dates: August 8, 2015 at 5:30pm

Celebrating 20 years since "Clueless" came out, Eat | See | Hear will be screening it at Centennial Square in front of Pasadena's City Hall. The event, which screens a different movie each week, will also feature food trucks from some of the best trucks like Rice Balls of Fire, The Lobsta Truck, Homeboy Industries, The Lobos Truck, Rounds Burgers, Alegria Food Truck, The Schmuck Truck, Grilled Cheese Truck, and more, as well as live music from Valley Queen and much more. "Wet Hot American Summer" will be screened on August 1, 2015 at The Autry in Griffith Park, or you can catch "Three Amigos" starring Steve Martin as it's screened on August 14, 2015 at the same venue.

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Unique LA Summer Market
California Market Center
110 E 9th St A727
Los Angeles, CA 90079
(213) 630-3600
Dates: August 8, 2015 & August 9, 2015 from 11am to 6pm

Unique LA is not your typical craft fair. 20,000+ attendees are expected to come to discover crafts from designers and artists and get a rate chance to meet and shop directly from over 300 amazing designers. With a goal of bringing design, fashion and art to everyone, visitors of the event can expect to find everything from unique stationary, candles, and other one-of-a-kind craft designs.


CicLAvia: Culver City
Various Locations
Dates: August 9, 2015 - October 18, 2015 from 9am to 4pm

For most, the idea of shutting down the streets in LA is a total nightmare scenario. But, for those participating in August's FREE CicLAvia in Culver City, its anything but. Returning to the westside for the first time since 2013, the event welcomes everything from bikes, and tricycles, to strollers and skateboards. The route will be a six-mile variation of the previous Westside route, which will allow for the participants to explore more of Culver City's charming neighborhoods, unique businesses, and great restaurants. The event is also not technically a race. And, you don't need a bike to participate. Walkers are welcome and you can join in at any point along the route.

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Lakeside Lounge
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 949-4200
Dates: August 12, 2015 - August 19, 2015

The beautiful and idyllic Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge is throwing an event that can best be described as summer camp for adults. On two Wednesday's in August, guests are invited to attend The Lakeside Lounge at the Gardens, where visitors will get their fill of games, delicious food from Patina, drinks from Boddy Lodge and much more. Activities are free with admission.

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Burbank Comedy Festival
Flappers Comedy Club
102 E Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 845-9721
Dates: August 16, 2015 - August 22, 2015

Everyone needs a good laugh or two here and there, right? For a full week, some of today's top comedians will be on hand for stand up showcases, industry panels, classes, open mics, and great parties at Burbank's Comedy Festival. All events are held at Flappers Comedy Club and guests will be treated to comedy from top names like Adam Corolla, Tom Green, Kel Mitchell (Good Burger) and Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe from "24").

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FYF Fest
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum & Sports Arena
3939 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(213) 747-7111
Dates: August 22, 2015 & August 23, 2015

Back again for its 11th year, FYF Fest is downtown LA's popular outdoor showcase of top musical acts. Some of today's most iconic bands and acts will be performing, including Frank Ocean, Bloc Party, Deerhunter, Dinosaur Jr., Morrissey and many others. The two-day musical event will also feature emerging and up and coming artists, and is the perfect summer time get-together.

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