5 Awesome Things To Do in L.A. This Week

laevents2_518Photos (From Left, Clockwise): Courtesy of Hammer Museum; Via exhale spa; Courtesy of AllSaints; Courtesy of Racked LA.
We can feel summer’s engine revving, that’s for sure. iCals are fit to burst with all sorts of around-town goodness, and we are definitely not complaining. To help you get your shop/art/screen on — and stay organized while doing it — we’ve done some sleuthing to round up the happenings you want to get in the books, stat. Los Angeles culture, you’re lookin’ fine.
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Rub Shoulders with the A-List at this Streetwear Pop-Up
New York-based cult fashion label Hood by Air will be settling into Scion’s lifestyle gallery for its first pop-up retail installation this weekend. The monthlong event, “Morph,” will feature art objects as well as the debut of limited-run Shayne Oliver designs. Look out for a luggage capsule collection, HBA T-shirts in rare colorways, backpacks, and even super fans of the label, like Rihanna, Kid Cudi, and Drake. So, with that, we’ll include the all-important RSVP link!
When: Saturday, May 18, 7 p.m.
Where: Scion AV Installation, 7667 Melrose Avenue (at Santa Monica Blvd.); no phone.
A Beachside, Brand New, and Oh-So Impressive AllSaints Pop-Up
Is Soho’s AllSaints brick-and-mortar a regular stop when you make it out East? Dream of rocking their moody pieces? If you nodded yes, rejoice, because the cult-cool UK retailer, as of today, has an L.A. space in Malibu, and it’s a doozy. The 1,745-square-foot pop-up shop will offer shoppers a summer mix of men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, amidst their signature design space of vintage sewing machines, looms, and concrete floors. It's set to stay open for a year, but why not be a pioneer and see it first?
When: Open Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: AllSaints Malibu Pop-Up, 3890 Cross Creek Road (near Pacific Coast Highway); 310-494-9310.
Expand Your Visual Horizons at this Flux Screening at the Hammer
Flux and Westwood's Hammer Museum will be screening the L.A. premiere of David Shane’s hilarious new short film Playdate (fresh from 2013's Tribeca Film Festival) and Kirsten Lepore’s enchanting animated film Move Mountain. Craving a little Wednesday night music to go with your film fix? Not to worry — the screening will also feature new music videos from David Bowie, Passion Pit, Gaslamp Killer and more. You can bet this will be a weird and wonderful evening, with special filmmaker presentations following the screening and an after-party, to boot.
When: Wednesday, May 22, 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale at the box office at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard (at Westwood Boulevard); 310-443-7000.
Fitness Nut? Wishful Thinking? Everyone’s Invited!
If you've experienced it before, you know that Core Fusion definitely isn’t your mellow Sunday night candlelit yoga. Exhale spa's signature classes leave you sore in that really incredible, proud way for days. But don't worry — this isn't Barry's Boot Camp, either. If you've been trying to nudge yourself into a new summer regimen, clear your schedule this Wednesday and head to Exhale’s Santa Monica location to take part in FusionFest, an all-day event that includes free classes, music, trunk shows, food, drink, and mini-spa therapies. See the full schedule of classes and sign up here! All levels are welcome.
When: Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Check schedule for class times.
Where: Exhale Santa Monica at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, 101 Wilshire Boulevard (near 2nd Street); 310-319-3193.
Girl Power in the Art World? Yeah. Major.
Co-owner of Echo Park gallery iam8bit, Amanda White, continues to host her all-femme art show, Grace & Ritual, featuring the work of 47 emerging artists and contemporary creators from around the world. In the spirit of solidarity — and supporting really rad projects masterminded by really rad women — we view it as our duty to check it out. See the full list of participating artists here.
When: Now through Sunday, May 26, Saturdays 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sundays 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., or by appointment.
Where: iam8bit Gallery, 2147 W. Sunset Boulevard (near Mohawk Street); 213-908-6154.
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