The 14 Best August Events In L.A.

Sure, August does mark the final month of summer. And, yes, that sucks. But, rather than thinking of the month as a depressing countdown to the inevitable end of the season, why not end it with a bang?
Well, we're bringing you ways to do just that. From an emoji-themed cake-decorating class to a sample sale that’s literally too good to be real (but it is!), here are 14 unmissable events to mark on your calendar. Ready to have the best four weeks ever? Click on through.
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Photo: Courtesy of Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival.
4th Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival
The L.A. Food & Wine fest returns for another celebration of the city's best culinary talent. Check out the full lineup of events, and buy your tickets now before they sell out.
When: Thursday, August 21, to Sunday, August 24.
Where: Various locations.
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Photo: Courtesy of Rodarte.
Rodarte Sample Sale
Attention, Rodarte fans: Get in your car immediately. Today, August 1, is the one and only day of the Rodarte sample sale. (Let us know how you make out?)
When: Today, August 1.
Where: Interested shoppers must RSVP to for the time and location details.
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Boasting panels with everyone from Kelly Osbourne to Aimee Song, this is a day of beauty like you've never experienced before. When: Saturday, August 16.
Where: LA Mart, 1933 South Broadway.
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Blood Orange at The Ace Hotel
If you haven't seen Dev Hynes (a.k.a. Blood Orange) live, you've been missing out. Luckily, this is your chance — do it!
When: Thursday, August 21, 9 p.m.
Where: The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway; 213- 623-3233.
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Say It With An Emoji Cake Class
You read correctly: This is an emoji-themed cake-decorating class. Need we say more?
When: Saturday, August 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Charm City Cakes West, 8302-A Melrose Avenue; 323-642-7234.
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There's Something About Mary at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
"That seems like an awful lot of speed to give one little pooch."
When: Saturday, August 23, gates open at 7 p.m., movie begins at 9 p.m.
Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard; 323-469-6349.
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Malibu Country Mart Summer Block Party
A free day of old-school fair food and fun activities? Sounds like a perfect Sunday to us.
When: Sunday, August 10, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 3835 Cross Creek Road.
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The Dreslyn's First-Ever Sample Sale
Want rag & bone, Carven, Band of Outsiders, and tons of other favorites for up to 80% off? Thought so...
When: Today, August 1, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, August 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 719 South Los Angeles Street; Suite 512 (fifth floor).
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A Hard Day's Night at The Grove
In honor of the film's 50th anniversary, catch A Hard Day's Night live. Who knows? You might change your mind about which Beatle is your favorite.
When: Thursday, August 7, 8 p.m.
Where: 189 The Grove Drive; 323-900-8080.
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Superga Pop-Up Shop
Hey, sneakerheads! Superga's first West Coast retail space pops up today on Larchmont. It offers the lust-worthy Superga x Man Repeller collaboration, as well as seven new styles — including this rad pair of flag sneaks — exclusive to the pop-up shop.
When: Opens today, August 1, through September 28.
Where: 143 Larchmont Boulevard; 323-468-9320.
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Photo: Courtesy of Taschen.
Tiki Pop
Score advanced signed copies of Sven Kirsten's new book Tiki Pop, which will look rad on your coffee table. Note: Space is limited and reservations are required. Preorder your copy at 323-931-1168 or
When: Sunday, August 3, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Original Farmers Market, 6333 West 3rd Street.
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Photo: Courtesy of Flamingo Vintage.
Feel like there are a million places in downtown L.A. that you've been meaning to check out? Offering discounts and freebies at just about every business, ShopWalkDTLA is the day to do it.
When: Sunday, August 3.
Where: Various locations.
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Chance James Exhibit
With his latest exhibit including both paintings and furniture, Chance James is a multitalented artist who is definitely worth the trek out to Carmel.
When: Soft opening on August 11.
Where: +Olive, 120 The Crossroads Boulevard, Carmel; 831-250-3877.
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Photo: Courtesy of LACMA.
Muse ‘til Midnight at LACMA
Go see live performances by some of our favorite bands and DJs — all of which take place in different exhibits at LACMA. Bananas! When: Saturday, August 2, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard; 323-857-6000.