Best things to do this week in Los Angeles and SoCal: September 6-8

Dance to the music of Mac Miller. Listen to Kendrick Lamar live. Go out to the Popular Kids Club. Watch the Rams begin their Super Bowl title defense.

Tuesday September 6 – Wednesday September 7; 8 p.m.

Alicia’s Keys
Greek theater
2700 N. Vermont Ave., Griffith Park
The singer-songwriter and musician performs two shows at The Greek that were postponed from last year. Pink Sweat$ opens both evenings.
COST: Tickets start at $85; MORE INFORMATION

Director Judd Apatow, seen here at a special screening of HBO’s documentary film ‘George Carlin’s American Dream,’ is performing at Largo this week and bringing along some friends.

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Tuesday September 6; 8:30 p.m.

Judd Apatow and Friends
Largo at the crown
366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Grove
The comedian, director, producer and screenwriter has a lot of friends so you never know who will join him on the Largo stage.

Kendrick Lamar wears a crown of thorns with a white shirt and black trousers while performing at the Glastonbury Festival.

Rapper and musician Kendrick Lamar headlines the Pyramid Stage during day five of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2022 in Glastonbury, England. He is performing this week in Anaheim.

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Wednesday September 7; 7:30 p.m.

Kendrick Lamar
Honda Center
2695 E.Katella, Anaheim
The Compton-born rapper and producer is on The Big Steppers Tour, joined by Baby Keem and Tanna Leone. If you miss the Anaheim show, it also performs at Toyota Arena in Ontario on September 11 and four nights at Arena in Los Angeles from September 14-17.

Mac Miller points the camera in the middle of a room with graffiti on the walls.

The Teragram Ballroom hosts a celebration of the life and music of Mac Miller, four years after his death.

Wednesday September 7; 8 p.m.

mac miller celebration
The Teragram Ballroom
1234 W. 7th St., Downtown LA
We lost the rapper and record producer too soon, at age 26 on September 7, 2018. There’s a dance party celebrating his life through his music and images of him and his favorite people and things. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a mental health awareness charity. It’s a show for all ages.

Wednesday September 7 – Thursday September 8; 8 p.m.

Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis / Wynton Marsalis’ All stand up
hollywood bowl
2301 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood
The revered jazz trumpeter and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra perform Wednesday with The Manhattan Transfer. The following night, the LA Phil, Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra perform Marsalis’ Jazz Symphony.
COST: Tickets start between $9 and $12; MORE INFORMATION

Wednesday September 7; 6:30 p.m.

Cobra Kai Season 5 premiere
street cinema
LA State Historic Park
1245 N. Spring St., Downtown LA
The popular Netflix series returns on Friday, September 9, but fans can get a sneak peek with Street Food Cinema. The screening begins at 8:30 p.m., but arrive early with food trucks expected to include Lupita’s Tacos, Fried Out, Dilan’s Caribbean Grill, Pickles and Peas, Daddy Ji, Bunz Gourmet, and Ridge’s Churro Bar. Low chairs only.
COST: FREE with ticket reservations; MORE INFORMATION

Wednesday September 7; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Kids club
Santa Monica Place – Food Court
Level 3395 Santa Monica Pl., Santa Monica
The Kids Club takes place on the first Wednesday of each month until December with different guests. Hosted by bilingual pop artist Twinkle Time, this family event entertains children and their parents with dancing and singing. This week’s guests are Ruth and Emily.

Wednesday September 7; 7 p.m.

1A under voltage
Crawford Family Forum
474 Raymond Avenue South, Pasadena
KPCC Palooza Public Radio continues with 1A host Jenn White interviewing chef Keith Corbin on his memoir, California Soul: an American epic of cooking and survival. He’ll talk about his successful restaurant Alta Adams and his early days at Watts with stops at some of California’s most notorious maximum security prisons. Autographed copies of Chef Keith Corbin’s memoir will be available for purchase through Vroman Bookstore.
COST: Pay what you can up to $12 for a preferred seat; MORE INFORMATION

Thursday September 8; 8 p.m.

Popular kids’ club
Permanent Archives Roadhouse
1906 Cypress Avenue, Glassell Park
Hang out with the cool kids for a comedy night with Anthony Jeselnik headlining with Christine Medrano, CJ Sullivan and Andrew Orolfo.

Thursday September 8; 5:20 p.m.

Buffalo Bills vs. LA Rams
Sofia Stadium
1001 Stadium Drive, Inglewood
The Rams kick off the football season — and their Super Bowl title defense — by taking on QB Josh Allen and the Bills.
COST: Tickets start at $145; MORE INFORMATION

Thursday September 8 – Friday September 9

Peter Hook and the light
The Ace Hotel Theater
929 S. Broadway, Downtown LA
Hook, best known as bassist and co-founder of Joy Division and New Order, is currently touring with his current band The Light. The tour features the performance of Joy Division albums Unknown pleasures and Closer played in full with an opening set of New Order material. El Ten Eleven opens at night.

Thursday September 8 – Monday October 31

Halloween Horror Nights
Hollywood Universal Studios
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City
The haunting season begins early at Universal with eight haunted houses – including The Horrors of Blumhouse and The Weeknd’s After Hours Nightmare, “a surreal living nightmare of its after hours videos.” The experience also includes spooky areas, rides, and returning Jabbawockeez performances.
COST: $72 – $102 (overnight tickets); MORE INFORMATION

Thursdays in September

Under the Oaks
Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Topanga
Enjoy four evenings of music on the Theatricum’s outdoor stage starting this week (September 8) at 8 p.m. Listen to the program, Beethoven under the stars with a lot of noise for the music, which includes Beethoven’s first two string trios: String Trio in C minor, Op. 9 No. 3 and Trio for Strings in E flat major, Op. 3. The works will be performed by Much Ado About Music: Lawrence Sonderling on violin, Anja Sonderling on viola and Daril Boland on cello.

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The patient
Steve Carell is definitely not like Michael Scott in this psychological thriller from Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg (Americans). Carell stars as a therapist who goes one-on-one with a serial killer played by Domhnall Gleeson, who demands that the therapist cure him of his urge to kill. Hulu has dropped the first two episodes of its limited series, Series of 10 episodes last week and releases new episodes weekly on Tuesdays.

Food and beverage offers

Check out the 411 on restaurants, bars and food events in SoCal this week:

  • Crossroads Kitchen chef Tal Ronnen brings back the “Seafood Towerafter a three-year hiatus. Diners can indulge in a two-tiered tower of undersea vegan delights with mushrooms like lobster tempura, oyster shooters, calamari and rockefeller oysters.
  • The kitchen of the golden girls appeared in Beverly Hills a few weeks ago. Fans of the iconic TV show can order Sophia’s Lasagna, Rose Marie Combo and St Olaf’s Candy. The 90-minute dining experience starts at $39.
  • New Ojai Burger in Old Town, Orange offers Japanese-American-influenced wagyu burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries, mochi waffles and milkshakes. Within walking distance of Chapman University, the restaurant offers student night on Mondays with 10% off with a valid student ID.
  • Huckleberry Bakery and Cafe in Santa Monica launched a happy hour, Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. with $5 craft beers and $10 canned wines.
  • The recently reopened historic Culver Hotel, now operated by Proper Hospitality (Proper Hotels, Hotel June, The Collective), offers live music Wednesday through Sunday in its new bistro by Lillie. Cal-French influenced spot is now open for dinner and drinks at 5:00 p.m.

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