5 Awesome Things To Do In L.A. This Week

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5things Photo: (From Top Left, Clockwise): Via The Natural History Museum, Via Tide & Pool, Via Luckyrice, Via The Pacific Amphitheatre

The Rest Is History
The Natural History Museum just opened Becoming Los Angeles, a new exhibition showcasing the city’s evolution and dynamic history. Boasting approximately 250 artifacts — some of which date back all the way to the initial founding of L.A. in 1781 — the exhibit presents each era through a variety of perspectives. Plus, you’ll get to see Charlie Chaplin’s original “Little Tramp” costume!
When: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Where: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd, (213) 763-3466.

Attention: Beach Babes!
Summer’s not over yet — and, just to prove it, Bardot Boutique is hosting a shopping event and offering up beachy goods for a great price. Ranging from Kimi & Li bikinis to Tide & Pool printed beach towels, enjoy all merchandise at 15% off!
When: Thursday, July 25th, 3 to 7 p.m.
Where: Bardot Boutique, 2043 Westcliff Drive, Suite 103, Newport Beach, (949) 515-2710.

I Love Rock ‘N Roll
If you love rock ‘n roll, think love is all around, and have a bad reputation, we’ve got good news for you: Yes, that’s right, the one and only Joan Jett and The Blackhearts will perform live this week in L.A.! Get tickets now! We don’t hate ourselves for loving you, Joanie.
When: Thursday, July 25, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Pacific Amphitheatre,100 Fair Drive, (714) 708-1500.
Tickets: Here

Penny Lane Forever
Arguably Kate Hudson’s best performance ever, Almost Famous plumbs ‘70s rock ‘n roll stardom, groupies, band-aids, and really, really great clothes. Next weekend, Eat|See|Hear is showing the cult flick on the largest outdoor screen West of the Mississippi! Plus over 52 food trucks are sponsoring the whole thing — just in case you get hungry.
When: Saturday, July 27, 5:30 to 11:00 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles Trade Tech College, Parking Lot F, 400 W Washington Blvd, No phone.
Tickets: Here

Major Epicurean Experience
Wildly popular in New York, this festival is sure to receive a big welcome in L.A., (and hosted by Chef Sang Yoon, no less). This year’s second annual Luckyrice Feast will include the best chefs cooking with Asian flavors in L.A., from RockSugar’s Jenee Park to Kris Yenbamroong of Spice Table. One tip: Go with an appetite.
When: Saturday, July 27, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Book Bindery, 8870 Washington Blvd., (310) 559-5766.