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Performing and visual arts are hot in Los Angeles this week

Looking to up your appreciation of the arts?

We've rounded up artsy events around Los Angeles this week that will scratch your cultural itch, from a stand-up show to a magical play.

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'I Promise This Will Be Cute'

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Join comedian and actor Brendan Scannell for an hour of comedy, music, storytelling and general cuteness. Scannell is an actor and comedian living in LA. He stars in "Bonding" on Netflix and previously in "Heathers" (a TV adaptation of the cult classic) on Paramount Network. In 2018, Vulture named him a "comedian you should or will know."

When: Friday, July 19, 8-9:30 p.m.
Where: Dynasty Typewriter, 2511 Wilshire Blvd.
Price: $10 (General Admission)
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NoHo Summer Nights Festival 

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Ticket to Ride has been touring internationally since 1999 and features some of the best Beatles impersonators in the country. Their show includes many of the Beatles iconic looks. It begins with the four lads appearing on stage wearing the iconic 1964 famous black Beatle suits, thin black ties and "Beatle Boots.” The second half of the show features the vibrant “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” uniforms, closing with a trip down Abbey Road. 

When: Saturday, July 20, 7-9:30 p.m.
Where: North Hollywood Recreation Center, 11430 Chandler Blvd., Next to the Library
Price: Free
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Hollywood Hills Sculpture Garden Tour

From the event description:

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Los Angeles skyline and an exclusive tour of a visionary hideaway and private art collection nestled just below the iconic Hollywood sign — Join Atlas Obscura for a sunset stroll through artist Dr. Robby Gordon's contemporary sculpture garden at his private home in the Hollywood Hills.

When: Saturday, July 20, 8-9:30 p.m.
Where: Hollywood Hills
Price: $35
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From the event description:

Pushing the boundaries of street dance vocabulary, "Funkedified" challenges stereotypes and invites the audience to view hip-hop through a new lens. This multimedia work celebrates the funk music and street dance of the 1970s and is set against the landscape of a video montage of African-American communities of that era.

When: Saturday, July 20, 8 p.m.
Where: Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Price: $12.50 - $25
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'The New Bad Boys of Magic'

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Chicago sketch comedy meets Hollywood stage trickery with "The New Bad Boys of Magic," starring Daniel Donohue and Eric Siegel as two former magic prodigies-turned bitter rivals. Eric, now a homeless drunk, crashes Dan's pathetic, family-friendly act. Two perfect foils, they stumble backwards into one impossible feat after another in vaudevillian synchronicity. As tensions rise, they desperately try to reignite their magic to save the show and recapture what they lost. 

When: Sunday, July 21, 8 p.m.
Where: The Three Clubs, 1123 Vine St.
Price: $5
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Parking in Downtown LA can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of Downtown LA parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check the LA Metro website for nearby stations and schedules.

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