Like everything else on Melrose Avenue, the great thing about the entertainment choices is that they are unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else in L.A. This month, there’s a gallery party and a femme writer festival as well as some of the longest-running shows in the country!
And of course, any of your nights out for entertainment can be enhanced by a pre- and post-show meal and drinks at one of the best restaurants or coolest bars in the city.
Here’s all the entertainment on Melrose Avenue in July:
Every Tuesday at 9am, Greenway Court Theatre is home to the country’s largest weekly open mic night. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Da Poetry Lounge brings some of the most powerful performers to the stage for three hours of rhyme, music, dance, and comedy. You’ll never see it happen like this again, and you’ll never forget it.
GREENWAY COURT THEATRE
544 No. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles 90036
Must-see one-night-onlys are happening all month at Groundlings. On July 12, the comedy duo Schmabaret! perform a rock-n-roll parody as the infamous rock band Lady, queer improvisers return on July 9 in The Gale, and also back by popular demand is Annie Sertich’s one-woman show, How Not to Kill Yourself… on July 24.
THE GROUNDLINGS THEATRE
7307 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Vakseen is an L.A.-based collage painter (yes, that is a painting!) whose work has been exhibited all over the world. His work honors women by exploring how their inherent beauty is affected by insecurity, surgery, and society. He’s bringing “Vanity Pop” to New Profanity for three weeks with a public opening night event on July 21.
7418 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
She NYC Arts is launching its first L.A. festival at Zephyr in July which will feature five new works for the stage by women writers. Also, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from July 6-22, The Road Trip Monologues is showcasing new work from international writers crossing various genres and unique human experiences.
7456 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046