Your July Plans, Booked!

Photo: Courtesy of Renegade Craft Fair; US Open of Surfing;
Saturday officially marked the beginning of summer. Meaning: It’s about time we all get serious about our staycation plans. That's right — there's no need to trek to some distant locale just to get some R&R or be entertained. It's all right here.
In the mood for the ultimate throwback, outdoor movie screening? What about the most awkward art exhibit of all time? Ahead, we're sharing our kick-ass list of July events you'd be a fool to miss. And, no one wants to be a fool.
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Photo: Courtesy of Renegade Craft Fair.
Renegade Craft Fair
Score awesome home-decor pieces, stunning jewelry, and one-of-a-kind wares at this DIY celebration.

When: Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Grand Park, 200 North Grand Park Avenue.
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Photo: Courtesy of Doggie Festival.
Doggie Street Festival
Find a new best friend at SoCal's largest doggie adoption festival.

When: Sunday, July 20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Westfield Century City Mall, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard (between Century Park West and Avenue of the Stars); 310-277-3898.
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Photo: Courtesy of Awkward Family Photos.
Awkward Family Photos Exhibit
A highly curated selection of indisputably awkward family photos? Uh, yeah, that's perfection.

When: Now through Sunday, July 27
Where: California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main Street (between Ocean Park and Hill Street); 310-392-8537.
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Photo: Courtesy of Universal Pictures.
Back to the Future at Malibu Country Mart
"Roads ... where we're going, we don't need roads."

When: Saturday, July 12, 8:15 p.m.
Where: Malibu Country Mart, 3835 Cross Creek Road; 310-456-7300.


Some Like It Hot Poolside At Mr. C Beverly Hills
Because Marilyn Monroe should always be watched poolside.

When: Tuesday, July 29, 8 p.m.
Where: Mr. C Beverly Hills, 1224 Beverwil Drive; 310-277-2800.
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Photo: Courtesy of Sarah Hagan.
Home Makers? An Exhibition
Check out this incredible, 75-piece collection — made by 25 local, female artists.

When: Sunday, July 12, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Cypress Village Tunnel, 3400 North Figueroa Street.
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Photo: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures.
Grease Sing-a-Long
In the spirit of summer lovin', we're giving away a pair of tickets to this outdoor, sing-along extravaganza. If you live in the area and want to score seats for you and a date, let us know in the comments section below why we should pick you! We'll select and alert the winner directly on Tuesday, July 1.

When: Sunday, July 13, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Avenue; 323-850-2000.
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Photographed by N. Russo.
Vans US Open of Surfing
Some go to watch incredible surfing at its very best. Others go to check out all the hot surfers. Either way, it's very much worth it.

When: Saturday, July 26
Where: Huntington Beach Pier, Main Street; 714-536-5281.
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Taste of Farmers Market at the Original Farmers Market
Attention all farmers' market obsessed: This one's for you.

When: Tuesday, July 15, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The Original Farmers Market, 6333 West 3rd Street; 323-933-9211.
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Photo: Courtesy of Rizzoli.
Gardens Are For Living Book Signing At Kelly Wearstler Boutique
If you're into gardening, flowers, or decorating outdoor spaces, meeting Judy Kameon and picking up a copy of her new book are pretty much mandatory.

When: Tuesday, July 1, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Kelly Wearstler, 8440 Melrose Avenue (near North Croft Avenue); 323-895-7880.
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Photo: Courtesy of BCBG.
BCBG Retrospective
Celebrate the brand's 25-year anniversary by drooling over incredibly stunning dresses.

When: Saturdays now through August 23, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: BCBGMAXAZRIA Corporate Headquarters, 2761 Fruitland Avenue (between Seville Avenue and Soto Street); 877-707-2224.
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