The first day of summer may not be til the 21, but now that the calendar has flipped over to June, we've finally kissed spring goodbye and moved on to our favorite sunny season. So, what does that mean for our itineraries? Well, we're eager to try new things this time of year, and to help you do the same, we've culled a list of five amazing local events this week. From crafting instead of Netflixing, to growing vegetables instead of grocery shopping, broaden your horizons with this short list!
Time to Get Crafty
Does your desk job stifle your creativity? Flex your artistic muscles at the Craft and Folk Art Museum's Etsy Meet & Make: Craft Night. Bring in a small personal item and you'll be given materials to create a beautiful box to house it. Here's to a productive Thursday night!
When: Thursday, June 6, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Boulevard (near South Curson Avenue); 323-937-4230.
The Ultimate Destination For Vintage Lovers
It's baaack! Helm's Design District Vintage Boutique is returning to Culver City on June 8. Featuring a plethora of vintage clothes and accessories, plus conveniences like on-site seamstresses and free parking, this event is a must-see for all fashion aficionados.
When: Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: LightSpace Studio, 8755 Washington Boulevard (near Wesley Street); 310-280-0082.
Spruce Up Your Gardening Skills For Summer
Not blessed with a natural green thumb? Not to fret — the Arboretum's organic fruit and vegetable gardening class will remedy that! You'll learn about herbal companion planting, disease prevention, recipes, and more. So skip that Whole Foods trip and impress your friends with a dinner whipped up from your very own backyard.
When: Saturday, June 8, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Avenue (near Stanford Drive); 626-821-3222.
Catch A Flick Under The Stars in Pasadena
Relive the '80s by watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off on the big screen — and, under the stars. Held on Saturday, June 8 in Pasadena, this family-friendly event is complete with food trucks and live music to keep you entertained all night long. Plus, dogs are welcome, so bring Fido along for the fun, too!
When: Saturday, June 8, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall, 100 North Garfield Avenue (near East Holly Street); no phone.
No Buyer's Remorse Here — Shop Celebs' Closets For A Good Cause
Ever feel a little guilty after a particularly expensive mall excursion? Well, your shopping-induced shame ends here. That's because Tradesy is offering us the chance to purchase designer clothes straight from celebs' closets with all the proceeds going to the charity Coachart.org. Tori Spelling, Julie Bowen, Connie Britton, and more will be offering up their wardrobes at 50% off retail prices for the cause. Shop away sans guilt because the money you spend will be providing chronically and terminally ill kids with free art and athletic lessons.
When: June 4 to 14
Where: Online at Tradesy.com