Things to do in Highland Park & Northeast LA this Month

Let us help you curate your month with some of the coolest events around.

There’s always something to do in Highland Park and surrounding communities, but finding what’s out there can be a tall task.

Thats where we come in! We’ve scoured for some cool events we think you should check out this month, take a look down below.

For a full calendar of events, click here.

August 8 – Create Your Own Comic Character Workshop

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm || $20 || Book Show LA

Participants are given an overview of the kinds of popular comics publications and guided through the process of creating a character suitable for the kinds of stories they’d like to tell.

The workshop will include some basic drawing instruction, tips on creating a character’s back story and the essentials of character design.

Hurry and book your spot, there are only 10 spaces available!

August 10 – Opening Reception: Some Place Like Home

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm || Free || Avenue 50 Studios

Some Place Like Home is an exhibit that invited artists to submit work inspired and related to the themes of home and displacement, with a particular interest in narrative works reflecting current or historical events.

Over 20 artists will be showcasing their work throughout the duration of the exhibit.

Admission is free, $5 valet parking will be available & snacks & refreshments will be available for a $2-4 donation.

August 11, 18 & 25 – Arroyo Comedy Show

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm || $10 || Arroyo Seco Golf Course

The Arroyo Comedy Show is northeast LA’s newest comedy show located at the beautiful Arroyo Seco Golf Course. Hosted by Brent Gill and Chris Charpentier and produced by Trish Hadley.

Click the link above to see an updated list of preforming comedians.

August 12 – The Secret Show @ Blind Barber

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm || Free || Blind Barber

The second Monday of every month, L.A.’s best combination barbershop and speakeasy hosts L.A.’s best night of comedy! Don’t miss August’s Secret Show, the lineup is stupendous.

This month’s lineup:

Laurie Kilmartin – Conan
Sabrina Jalees – The Comedy Lineup on Netflix
Dave Merheje – Ramy on Hulu
Will Weldon – Comedy Central’s This Is Not Happening
Nick Turner – Late Night with Seth Meyers

August 15, 16, 17 & 18 – Echo Park Rising

All Day || Free || Various Venues Around Echo Park

Echo Park Rising emerged through the Echo Park community as a celebration mirroring the loving spirit of Echo Park with an open environment for the enjoyment of live music, art, local business and good times. As the busiest weekend of the year for area businesses, the event hosts over 10,000 guests per day and more than 500 different artists participating in dozens of Echo Park Chamber of Commerce member venues shops, galleries, bars and restaurants. Echo Park Rising is presented by the Echo Park Chamber of Commerce and programming curated by Spaceland Presents

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A writer from the Los Angeles area in his 20-somethings. An enjoyer of good conversations, good compositions, and good drinks. Inspired by the the sights, sounds and ideals of a city which embraces cultures of all different mediums.

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