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What: In celebration of the launch of their latest “Denim Days” campaign, this Saturday, Swedish uber-retailer H&M is playing host to a mini fête at their Fifth Avenue flagship.
Why: Score 25% off denim purchases, plus enjoy denim DIYs and customization, sweet treats, and plenty of tunes. The Carrie Diaries’ AnnaSophia Robb will also be on hand to dispense style advice, so get ready to meet her in the flesh!
Why: Get your vintage fix with 50% off!
Why: This Coen Brothers classic witty comedy combines the best in dark humor, bowling, and John Goodman. What more could you ask for?
Why: Tonight, Locust Projects is fêting their 15 years in the biz with a pop-up event series, One Night Stands. The experimental event space is kicking it off with a block party, and in addition to teaming up with local neighborhood venues Bardot and Ricochet, there will be a site-specific installation by Karl Haendel, a video sculpture by Miami native Carlos Rigau, and plenty of tunes, cocktails, and eats by Gastropod.
Why: If you haven’t seen this movie yet, you have to. It’s the ultimate iconic 1960s Swinging London fashion time capsule, and with Vanessa Redgrave, uber-supermodel Veruschka, and Jane Birkin starring, the fashion plays as much of a role as the plot in keeping you hooked. Get ready for a taut paranoiac thriller with style to spare.
Why: American Icon is making this month’s Yard Sale a two-day shopping and music fest of epic proportions. Thirty rad vendors (Brookes General, Splendor Vintage) will be paired with 16 local bands (The Flesh Lights, The Bad Lovers),all under one roof at the Hotel Vegas and Volstead Lounge. This is definitely the best thing happening this weekend, so be there or be square.
What: First Friday
Why: Vegas is a place all its own, and besides the attractions on the Strip, there’s a pretty darn unique local flavor. Tonight, come support local culture with the Arts District’s First Friday, a celebration of Vegas’ local art, food, and culture. Check out the wares from both up-and-coming and established artists, plus live music, performances, and plenty of awesome food trucks. There’s also an after party at Artifice if you want to keep the celebrations goin’!
What: SF Unplugged
Why: Remember a simpler time, before our addiction to Instagram and the Twitterverse, like, say, the 90’s? Tonight, get down with a throwback to analog as Digital Detox and Reboot host an off-the-grid party at Inner Mission SF to celebrate the National Day of Unplugging. Check your phone at the door and treat yourself to massages, tea, a DIY craft station, a board game and typewriter zone, and free drinks! Unplug and recharge.
What: Etsy Pop-Up Shop
Why: Etsy is taking things off of the interwebs and into IRL with a cross-country pop-up shop, and they’re kicking off things right here in LA. Tomorrow, be sure to stop by West Elm for an array of jewelry, home decor, stationery, and more from local Etsy designers and artists, all curated by HGTV’s Emily Henderson, plus delish mini desserts from Heirloom L.A..
Why: Dig for buried treasure at this local flea—you’re bound to find a trove of vintage gems on the cheap! Also, a bunch of OC food trucks set up shop next to the action, so in between cruising the goods, nosh on some gourmet street eats.