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Things To Do in August

August's a party in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. Check out our list of the best cultural happenings.


The Annie O Music Series

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Join us for intimate evenings in the Penthouse with Domino Kirke, Elise LeGrow, and Vera. Free with an RSVP to

August 3, 15, and 21 | The Standard, East Village

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Standard Sounds Presents: Mattie Safer

We're bringing Mattie Safer straight to the Top for a glamorous evening of music and cocktails. Free with an RSVP to

August 10th, 8 - 10 PM | Top of The Standard at The Standard, High Line

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Girls of Summer

A summer garden party with rosé, frosé, and ping pong, hosted by some of our favorite people.

August 9th, 6-8pm | The Standard, East Village Summer Garden

Quick Change

Join director Howard Franklin for a post-screening Q&A of his 1990 film featuring Bill Murray, who co-directed, in clown makeup and Geena Davis in all her 80s permed glory.

August 5th, 6:30 PM | The Metrograph

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The Future That Is upon Us: Surreal Screenings

Get your visual fix with Michael Gondry's "The Science of Sleep", his surreal musing and study of the dream world. Free with admission.

August 8th, 6 PM | The Guggenheim

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Warm Up: Total Freedom

PS1 hosts a hip-hop centric installment of their summer music series, featuring Cardi B, ASAP Ferg, and many more.

August 12th, 12 - 9 PM | MoMA PS1

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North By Northwest

Is it really summer if you haven't enjoyed a movie al fresco? We think not. Watch the 1959 classic "North by Northwest" and pack a picnic.

August 14th, 5 PM | Bryant Park

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New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room

A night dedicated to astronomy and astrology, covering everything from the Zodiac Man to planetary motion. Horoscope readers very welcome.

August 16th, 6:30 - 8 PM | 1216 5th Avenue, New York, New York

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Crown Heights

Summer at the cinema. Catch the Sundance Film Festival Audience Choice Award winner starring Lakeith Stanfield of "Get Out" fame.

Opens August 18th

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Sasheer Zamata

The SNL star welcomes Ilana Glazer and three other hilarious people for a night at Bell House.

August 20th, 8 PM | The Bell House

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Washed Out

If driving down the Pacific Coast Highway was a band, it would be Washed Out. Catch your West Coast spirit out East at Brooklyn Steel.

August 29th, 8 PM | Brooklyn Steel

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Desert Nights 7-Year Anniversary

Join us for a very special night to celebrate the 7th year of our Desert Night series, featuring the live music of Lauren Ruth Ward and Pearl Charles.

August 2nd, 7 PM - 12 AM | The Standard, Hollywood

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Lee Curtiss & Droog

Master of sensual synth, the sensitive, pop-inflected songwriter Lee Curtiss is the perfect way to unwind on a Friday night.

August 4th, 9 PM - 2 AM | The Rooftop at The Standard, Downtown LA

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Repopulate Mars Los Angeles

Future funk radiates from an all-star collection of DJs, including Lee Foss, Kenny Glasgow, and Eli Brown. Prepare yourself for a pool party on Mars.

August 6th, 2 - 9 PM | The Rooftop at The Standard, Downtown LA

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Saturn Rising x Darkest Dream EP Release Party

Bring your good vibes and help us celebrate the Darkest Dream EP release with Molly House Records.

August 10th, 9 PM - 2 AM | The Rooftop at The Standard, Downtown LA

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Summer with The Lions

Dance poolside with us at our Jamaican-themed night featuring The Lions.

August 24th, 7 - 10 PM | The Standard, Hollywood

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Kendrick Lamar

Kung-Fu Kenny, Travis Scott, and D.R.A.M. play all the bangers in one eve.

August 6th, 6:30 PM | Staples Center

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Summer Jazz at the Museum

Pack a blanket and enjoy a dreamy brass ensemble at LACMA. This time around, Don Littleton of percussion fame sets the pace.

August 11th, 6 PM | LACMA

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Tabaimo: Opening Night

The elegant Japanese artist premieres her first exhibition in Los Angeles, on view until December 3rd.

August 12th, 11 AM | Hammer Museum

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Echo Park Rising

The tagline reads "too many bands to count," and that's no exaggeration. Catch every up-and-coming act in one weekend at different venues around Echo Park.

August 17th, 1 PM | Echo Park

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Le Révélateur with a Live Score

French master Philippe Garrel’s potent, shimmering physicality shines through with a psychedelic bent in this '68 film. Watch it in Cinefamily's cozy theater with musicians providing a live score.

August 31st, 7:30 PM | The Cinefamily

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The Earlier, The Better

It finally pays to be on time in Miami. Come shop the clock as we discount select items throughout the day.

Tuesday – Thursday, All August | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Spa Specials

Taking an hour off the clock might pay off in more than one way. We are offering $85 spa specials, Tuesday through Thursday, giving you a chance to relax sans guilt.

Midweek, All August | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Garden Sessions: Cleaveland Jones

Join us for an acoustic samba set from the man who knows a bit about dub soul funk.

August 10th, 8 - 10 PM | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Join us for a private exhibition and silent auction of curated protest signs from local artists to benefit the ACLU of Florida.

August 11th, 7 - 10 PM | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Got something you want to share? Speak up! Bring your 500 word max. piece and say it aloud on the mic. Ain't no time like the present.

August 17th, 7 PM | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Reiki Certification Course

Learn to heal the ancient way with Lorraine Meyer. In this day-long workshop, participants will transcend the mundane, enjoy guided meditation, and learn hands-on healing techniques for soothing, relaxing, and healing the mind and body.

August 19th + 20th,10 AM - 5 PM | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

The Standard Presents: Chefs Stand Up

Reserving a seat at our dinner series to benefit your palate and a non-profit. This round brings the two inspirational women behind Madcapra and Kismet of LA fame, with profits going to Planned Parenthood.

August 23rd, 8 PM | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Not Your Standard Bingo

Shelly Novak will once again host and entertain her way through old school bingo. Best of luck!

August 27th, 7 PM | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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No Pop

Stop by the No Pop newsstand and participate in No Pop’s “PANTS OF MIAMI”. Volunteer to have the lower half of your body photographed for an upcoming zine of the same name.

August 31st, 6 - 8 PM | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Mere Façade

Catch the last day of the current exhibition featuring Miami-based artist reflecting on the projected image of the city and its media-portrayed history.

August 5th, 12 - 5 PM | Spinello Projects

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Summer Film Series: Black Audio Film Collective at PAMM

The Black Audio Film Collective presents a selection of '90s films that reflect new modes of representation.

August 10th, 7 - 8 PM | PAMM

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PFFF 17: Psychopaths

"Psychopaths" is Michael Keating's latest film that sets out to create a dark fever dream. A Q&A with the director will follow the thriller.

August 15th, 9:30 PM | Cinema Wynwood

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