To Do

Things To Do in August

Hearts and minds may be with your country in Rio this month, but don't forget the host of art shows, concerts, street fairs, and festivals happening in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. Serena Williams and the US Open hit NY, FYF Fest touches down in LA, and Basquiat's notebooks come to Miami. Let the games begin. 


Standard Sounds Presents: Sarah Walk

The recent signee to Bjork's label, One Little Indian, ascends to Top of The Standard.

Aug 25 | Top of The Standard

Olympics in the Biergarten

Come have a bier and watch the games, every day after 12pm.

August 5-21 | The Standard, High Line

The Standard and Casper Present: Sleep-In Cinema

Watch Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Groundhog Day, Dazed and Confused, Saturday Night Fever, and Vanilla Sky from the comfort of a Casper mattress in our High Line room.RSVP info to come.

August 16, 17, 23, 24, and 31 | The Standard, High Line

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Deva Mahal

See her perform once and you won't forget it. Catch the incredible siren in Brooklyn performing alongside Butcher Brown.

August 10 | The Knitting Factory

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Jazz Age Lawn Party

The late, great Bill Cunningham once said, "I can't think of a more delightful way to spend a weekend in the city" when discussing this party. Live out your Great Gatsby dreams.

August 13 + 14 | Governors Island

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US Open

Serena Williams will be coming in hot from the Olympics and ready to reclaim what's hers.

August 29-September 11 | Arthur Ashe Stadium

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The 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival presents nearly 200 of the country's leading theater troupes.

August 12-28

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Afropunk Fest

This year's lineup includes TV on the Radio, Tyler the Creator, Janelle Monae, Seinabo Sey, Young Fathers, and a whole lot more.

August 27-28 | Commodore Barry Park

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Make Homemade Dumplings

The Brooklyn Kitchen's cooking classes are top-notch, and this one's no exception.

August 22 | The Brooklyn Kitchen

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Try and score tickets to this epic night of comedy brought to you by three of NY's best.

August 16 | Union Hall

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The "Weight in Gold" singer comes to Brooklyn.

August 30 | Music Hall of Williamsburg

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Mad Decent Block Party

Diplo, Kesha, and many more are taking over Coney Island for this annual throwdown.

August 6 + 7 | MCU Park

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Garbage and Kristin Kontrol

Our girl Kristin Kontrol is taking the big stage alongside '90s legends. Read our interview with her to see the inspirations behind her new album. Also, don't miss GoldLink at Summerstage on August 28th.

Aug 1 | Summerstage, Central Park

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Madonna: Truth or Dare with Director Alex Keshishian, moderated by Chelsea Handler

Find out how this monumental documentary came to be from the director himself.

August 26 | Metrograph

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Bendelacreme’s Inferno A-Go-Go!

The star of Rupaul's Drag Race takes the stage this month for a show about "an eternity of suffering." Sounds hot.

July 28-August 19 | The Laurie Beechman Theatre

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El Cosmico presents: Desert Nights

The same Desert Nights vibe, but with a Texas touch. This month: the easy-on-the-ears (and eyes) country crooner Robert Ellis.

August 10 | The Standard, Hollywood

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Short Shorts

Pooldeck and chill with a series of short films followed by conversations with the directors, cast, and crew.

August 11 | The Standard, Hollywood

New Exhibits at LACMA

This month brings Guillermo Del Toro: At Home with Monsters (August 1st) and Loris Greaud: Sculpt (August 16th).

Openings on August 1 + 16 | LACMA

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W.A.S.T.E., the band's first US tour in 4 years, comes to Los Angeles. The Atlantic called it "terrifying," so you should probably go.

August 4 | Shrine Auditorium

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Odd Nights at The Autry

This night market sprawls across 2.5 acres in Griffith Park and has food trucks, live music, and a whole lot of cool odds-and-ends to explore.

August 19, and every 3rd Friday through October | The Autry

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FYF Fest

Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Grace Jones, and many more.

August 27 + 28 | Exposition Park

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Made in LA

LA artists of all disciplines exhibit their works at this third showing of the popular series.

Closes August 28 | The Hammer Museum

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Corbin (FKA Spooky Black)

The "Without U" singer is now the real deal.

August 29 | The Echo

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Eat | See | Hear: The Goonies

"Heyyyy youuuu guyyyys!" Go to this outdoor screening of the cult classic.

August 20 | La Cienega Park

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Sufjan Stevens / Kurt Vile and The Violators / Ibeyi

Three of today's best come together for one summer night in LA.

August 7 | Hollywood Bowl

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The Huntington

See the exhibits "Van Gogh and Friends" and "Blast! Modernist Painting" in one of the city's favorite art spaces.

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Lion Babe

The "Treat Me Like Fire" duo takes the summer stage.

August 12 | Echoplex

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Echo Park Rising

This free summer block party has been described as "the best block party ever." See LA's favorite local bands and enjoy everything Echo Park has to offer.

August 18-21 | Echo Park

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EXILE Summer Residency

EXILE Books has your summer Thursday plans covered. Come check out their array of innovative publishing projects in our shop and interactive artist presentations every Thursday through August 31st, 6-8pm.

The Shop at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

August 4: Doodler's Anonymous Epic Coloring Party
August 11: Movable Type: A Live Letterpress Demo with IS Projects
August 18: Fringe Projects presents The Site of Sound Pool Screening by Cara Despain
August 25: Algae x Edau Release Cocktail

Not Your Standard BINGO with Shelley Novak and DJ Jody McDonald

Join us for a special night of naughty BINGO with our lovely host, Shelley Novak and DJ Jody McDonald. Prizes include: a holistic bath, a one night stay, a pedicure, two day passes (Monday-Thursday), a spa robe, and more.

August 7 | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Standard Sounds presents Jazz Lounge with Leon Foster Thomas

Our jazz series is in full swing. We're teaming up with Peroni to add a little extra pep in your step with Leon Foster Thomas as he brings his virtuosic steel pan sounds to modern jazz.

August 4 | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

Summer Sound Bash

This Saturday night Sound Bash explores the full spectrum of vibrational sound healing.

August 13, 8-10pm | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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BodyTalk Access Lecture Series

This 6-week workshop with Maina Campos explores techniques to balance your brain, optimize your immune system, improve your hydration, increase resiliency, improve your posture, and give you tips for stress management.

Aug 15-Sept 26 | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Margate Under The Moon

A summer night street fair with arts, crafts, local businesses, and free beer.

August 13 | NW Corner of Margate Blvd.

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Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks Opening Celebration

Celebrate the opening of PAMM's new Basquiat exhibit with art talks, discussions, and live performances. The exhibition opens to the public on August 12th.

Aug 11, PAMM

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Popcorn Frights Film Festival 2016

The best international horror films come to one of our favorite cinemas in the city.

August 12-18 | O Cinema Wynwood

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Jill Scott

Catch the three-time Grammy Award-winning singer on her North American tour.

August 30 | The Fillmore MIami Beach

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