7 Pop Culture Events You Need to Know About This Week, Including ‘The Kissing Booth 3’


It’s finally here, people: The premiere of The Kissing Booth 3 on Netflix. What? Don’t act like you haven’t been waiting for it with bated breath like I have. What college is Elle going to go to?! Will she choose to be with her boyfriend, Noah, or her best friend, Lee?! These are the thoughts that have kept me up at night, and I won’t be judged for them. 

But if you’re not a Kissing Booth fan (in other words, you’re joyless), there’s still plenty of pop culture happening this week to sink your teeth into. Below, check out the highlights: 

Sunday, August 8 

Devil’s Playground: If you’re caught up on the new Gossip Girl, then you saw the iconic venue where Zoya had her 15th birthday party: Webster Hall. And if you find yourself in New York City this year, you may be able to go yourself. Webster Hall—music haven, party paradise, etc. etc.—is back open and better than ever with a slew of events. Some recent ones include DJ Ty Sunderland’s Devil’s Playground, a utopian pop rave for the ages, and another party called Maruda. Azealia Banks is slated to perform at Webster Hall later this month, and Emo Nite—a staple event for scene kids everywhere—will make its return in September. Follow Webster Hall on Instagram. Follow Ty Sunderland on Twitter and Instagram. 

Monday, August 9

Reservation Dogs: Read the official description for this show, below. Streaming on Hulu

“From Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, Reservation Dogs is a half-hour comedy that follows the exploits of four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma who steal, rob and save in order to get to the exotic, mysterious and faraway land of California. The show’s first-of-its-kind Indigenous creative team invites audiences into a surprisingly familiar and funny world.”

Tuesday, August 10

This Will All Be Over Soon: Cecily Strong‘s memoir is now available. Per Amazon, this book is “a powerful memoir from the Saturday Night Live cast member about grieving the death of her cousin—and embracing the life-affirming lessons he taught her—amid the coronavirus pandemic.” Purchase on Amazon

Wednesday, August 11

The Kissing Booth 3: Here’s everything we know about the highly-anticipated last chapter of this buzzy film franchise. Streaming on Netflix

Thursday, August 12

Homeroom: Read an official description, below. Streaming on Hulu 

“Oakland High School’s class of 2020 confronts an unprecedented year, as anxiety over test scores and college applications gives way to the uncertainty of a rapidly developing pandemic and growing demands for systemic change.”

Friday, August 13 

Modern Love: Season two of this romance anthology series, based on the popular New York Times column, is here. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

Saturday, August 14 

Sealed With a Kiss: Wedding March 6: Read an official description for this movie, below. 9 p.m. ET on Hallmark 

“The modest wedding plans of a celebrity and his down-to-earth fiancée escalate while Mick gets an enticing opportunity Olivia won’t let him refuse, putting their own big day in jeopardy.”


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