5 Things To Do This Week In L.A.

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That’s a wrap, folks. Another successful seven days are (almost) behind us. And if your mind is already wandering to the week ahead, we feel you. As you may know, we’re on the hunt to bring you buzzy happenings in L.A. — all week long. And this time we have a really jazzy lineup. Seriously. From sake tastings to block parties, these are events you’ll want to put in your iCal, stat. Mid-week boredom, begone.
Sunset Walk & Shop
Any event that combines goodies and grub, we’re all about. That said, you’ll probably spot us lurking around the Sunset Walk & Shop event next Sunday. This cool shindig offers up items from 40 local designers and artists, all at super low prices (rad). Plus, there will be tons of food trucks on-site.
When: Sunday, May 20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 8240 Sunset Boulevard (near Harper Avenue).
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Barry McGee at PRISM Gallery
Renowned street artist Barry McGee is headed back to PRISM for another thrilling, color-soaked exhibition. The exhibit kicked off Friday, but will run until June 30. We recommend strolling in on a weekday (for a quieter viewing) to peep McGee’s captivating, geometric works.
When: Through June 30, Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: PRISM, 8746 West Sunset Boulevard (near Sherboume Drive); 310-289-1301.
The Hudson Block Party
Who doesn’t fancy a good ol’ block party? We know we do. Well, hip eatery The Hudson is upping the ante and throwing a pretty peppy neighborhood fete. Equipped with yummy food and beverages, the event will also feature music by White Rabbits and Of Montreal, along with DJ sets by LP, Skeet Skeet, and more. There will also be a photobooth. You in?
When: Sunday, May 20, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: The Hudson, 1114 North Crescent Heights Boulevard (at Santa Monica Boulevard); 323-654-6686.
Price: $10 before 2 p.m., $15 after; Buy tickets here.
CHAYA Sake Festival
Never been sake tasting? Well, why not let the pros over at CHAYA introduce you over 26 different types. At its first-ever sake-tasting event you’ll enjoy live beats while noshing on complimentary sushi. Sounds like a pretty sweet evening to us.
When: Friday, May 18, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: CHAYA Downtown Los Angeles, 525 South Flower Street (between 5th and 6th streets); 213-236-9577.
Echo Park PDA Walk
It’s no secret that L.A. is a hotbed of creativity. So, why not get up and out of the house and peep it in person. The Echo Park PDA (public displays of art) Walk is chock-full of hip workshops, live art, music, and shopping. It’s a goodie. So, don’t miss it.
When: Saturday, May 19, 12 to 6 p.m.
Where: Along Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard.
Photo: Via PRISM
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