5 Awesome Things To Do In LA This Week

Is your calendar looking a little empty? Don't fret — we've done all the hard work for you and found five stellar things to do in our fair city this week. From a cultural conversation to a film fest, there's something on our short list for everyone.
A Night Of Food And Style
Can't decide whether you love food or fashion better? This one's for you: The Hammer Museum is hosting a discussion on the overlap between the two, featuring Scott Sternberg, the founder of Band of Outsiders, and Kevin West, a journalist and author. The event is part of an ongoing series that pairs creative individuals for conversations on culture, science, and the arts — with free admission to boot. In other words: an infinitely more productive use of your time than Taco Tuesday.
When: Tuesday, August 6, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard (near Westwood Boulevard); 310-443-7000.
Forget Tribeca — L.A.'s Got Our Own Film Fest
Movie buffs and aspiring filmmakers won't want to miss Next Weekend, a film festival hosted by the Sundance Institute. The four-day event will feature screenings, panels, workshops, and more. Festival ticket holders are also invited to the kick-off party on at CB2 West Hollywood for a night of DJs and drinks. Sounds like one jam-packed weekend!
When: Thursday, August 8 through Sunday, August 11
Where: Sundance Sunset Cinema, 8000 West Sunset Boulevard (near North Crescent Heights Boulevard); 323-654-2217.
Vintage Lovers: Brace Yourself
If your closet is continually stocked with retro wares, a visit to the Helms Design District Vintage Boutique is a definite must. There will be vintage clothes, jewelry, accessories, and more, as well as perks like on-site seamstresses.
When: Saturday, August 10
Where: LightSpace Studio, 8755 Washington Boulevard (near Wesley Street); 310-280-0082.
The Craft Beer Craze Continues
It's back! The 4th annual Craft Beer Crawl is taking place in DTLA on August 10 and 11. You'll be able to sample over 100 beers from seven different bars and restaurants, as well as fuel up at one of the food trucks situated along the route. Winos need not apply!
When: Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11
Where: Check in at Casey's Irish Pub, 613 South Grand Street (near Wilshire Boulevard); 213-629-2353.
A Music-Filled Weekend in Palm Springs
Need to get away from L.A. for the weekend? We recommend setting your sights east — Palm Springs to be exact. Splash House is hosting a weekend of poolside music complete with live acts and DJ sets, including Bag Raiders, Neon Indian, Miami Horror, and over 30 other performers. Shuttle services will be provided between the three participating hotels, so you'll never miss a beat.
When: Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11
Where: The Saguaro Palm Springs, 1800 East Palm Canyon Drive (near South Sunrise Way); 760-323-1711.

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