When: Aug. 8
Where: The Greek Theatre
What: LA gives up the funk for this music festival embracing all things hip, happening and soulful. Morris Day, S.O.S. Band, Zapp, Midnight Star and Con Funk Shun perform.
When: Aug. 5-Sep. 2
Where: The Hollywood Bowl
What: Another season of great jazz concerts under the stars, courtesy of the Hollywood Bowl’s Creative Chair for Jazz, Christian McBride.
When: Aug. 6-Jan. 24, 2010
Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
What: The museum presents a cross section of its 20th century design collection with an emphasis on furniture and architect-designed objects.
When: Aug. 12
Where: Pantages Theater
What: The Reese Witherspoon movie hit, Legally Blonde makes it to the theater. Ditzy “Elle Woods” sings her way through Harvard Law School.
When: Aug. 13
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center
What: Employers come together to screen, recruit and hire candidates. Industries represented include finance, technology, government, retail, healthcare, sales and customer service.
When: Aug. 15-23
Where: Various locations in Little Tokyo
What: A week-long celebration of Japanese culture and tradition in Downtown. Sumo wrestling, sake tasting, Kabuki performances and drumming are all on the agenda.
When: Aug. 15
Where: Various venues throughout Chinatown
What: Off-the-beaten path bus tour providers Esotouric show hungry and blood-thirsty Angelinos another side of their town. The trek goes through the chilling murder locations and Chinese restaurants of the San Gabriel Valley.
When: Aug. 18
Where: Greek Theatre
What: The legendary British rock musician and his band perform. Special guest Lucinda Williams opens.
When: Aug. 21
Where: Staples Center
What: Sweet emotion and other sentiments bring the legendary rockers, fronted by Steven Tyler, to the stage for a special LA appearance.
When: Aug. 22-23
Where: The streets of Silver Lake
What: East Siders and LA hipsters take to the streets of Silver Lake where bands like Miss Derringer and Sly & Robbie play live, and rides and food beckon.