5 Things To Do This Week In L.A.

Yes, the Olympics are captivating, but considering summer's nearing an end, it's about time you took full advantage of the many events this starry city has to offer! Why not view art in an unconventional setting or swing by one of the many eateries celebrating Julia Child's birthday this month? Whether flying solo or with your entire team, it's about time you left the couch and settled for TiVo replays. (Added bonus: You can now pause and stare at those ab-tastic swimmers!) Our lineup of the top things to do this week in L.A., right here!
Jesca Hoop With Special Guest Jesse Harris At The Largo
The NorCal native hits the stage for an intimate evening of Tom Waits-approved tunes. For $25, expect to hear tracks from her new album, The House That Jack Built, and a bit of folky fun from Mr. Harris.
When: Tuesday, August 7, 8 p.m.
Where: Largo, 366 North La Cienega Boulevard (at Oakwood Avenue); 310-855-0350.
L.A. Restaurants Celebrate Julia Child's Birthday
This master chef's birthday is right around the corner, and we plan to celebrate in true Childs-style: eating! Hit up Comme Ca, Church & State, Bouchon, Kendall’s Brasserie, Jar, Tavern, or Maison Giraud for menus curated for the special occasion. And don't be embarrassed to ask for more butter with that bread basket, the kitchen legend would encourage it!
When: Tuesday, August 7 and Wednesday, August 15
Xavier Veilhan: Architectones at the Richard Neutra VDL Research House
Opening August 9, the iconic residence will host Xavier Veilhan’s latest sculptural installation, which will be up until September 16. Littered throughout the property, the French artist's pieces will be featured everywhere from the front garden through the ground floor and domestic quarters to the rooftop reflecting pool. Home is where the art is!
When: Thursday, August 9 to Sunday, September 16
Where: Neutra VDL, 2300 Silver Lake Boulevard (near Earl Street); 323-644-5480.
Chicano Batman and KCRW’s Anthony Valadez Live Performance
If you have yet to experience KCRW’s Made in L.A. Music Series at the Hammer Museum, this Thursday is your final opportunity! The series is set to pack its bags after the KCRW DJ and East LA’s Chicano Batman take the stage. Time to dust off those dancing shoes.
When: Thursday, August 9, 7 p.m.
Where: The Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard (at Westwood Boulevard); 310-443-7000.
ELLE and Revlon's L.A. Designer Power Purse Giveaway
Before you drop dollars on a new handbag, why not attempt to win one filled to the brim with $3000 worth of goodies? Follow Elle magazine on Twitter or Revlon on Facebook for more details on the secret destination and how to enter. Good luck!
When: Saturday, August 11
Photos: Via Facebook/Revlon; Xavier Veilhan; Largo

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