7 Things To Do This Week In L.A.

L.A.'s filled to the brim this summer with events galore, and this week is no exception. So, we sifted through them all to present to you the crème de la crème. Your sparse iCal is about to get stacked with free food, discount duds, and even a blast-from-the-past performance.
DIY Night: Flower Crown Making with Tavi Gevinson and Petra Collins
The pint-sized fashion icon, along with pal (and founder of The Ardorous) Petra Collins, have been calling Space 15 Twenty home ever since they landed in L.A. The duo's ongoing installation, Strange Magic, will be on display only through the end of the week. We suggest you swing by tonight to witness the art show, then stick around for a very boho-chic arts-and-crafts session.
When: Tuesday, July 24, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Space 15 Twenty, 1520 North Cahuenga Boulevard (At Sunset Boulevard); info@space15twenty.com.
Billabong Design For Humanity
Avoid any hump-day slumps with this jam-packed fashion, art, and music festival. The block party will feature not one, not two, but three concert stages, a bikini runway show, a slew of art exhibits and installations (most of which will be available via silent auction), craft demos, and loads of food trucks. Oh, and lots of booze to fuel you through, too! All the debauchery is for a good cause — 100% of ticket sales will go straight to The Cultivate Foundation.
When: Wednesday, July 25, 7 p.m.
Where: Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue (at North Windsor Boulevard); 323-956-5000.
Punk Photography: Experience Not Required
If you haven't been to the Annenberg Space for Photography's Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibit yet, you're seriously missing out. The visual history lesson is a must-see for any music enthusiast, and the lectures totally put your college seminars to shame. Stop by Thursday evening for photog Roberta Bayley's behind-the-scenes take on the '70s punk scene in NYC. Prior to her shutterbug status, Bayley worked the door at CBGB befriending the likes of The Ramones, Blondie, and many more. Her stories are sure to be epic!
When: Thursday, July 26, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue Of The Stars (at Constellation Boulevard); 213-403-3000.
Fourth Annual Renegade Craft Fair
Whether you're the next Martha Stewart or a rookie DIY-er, there's no shortage of activities at this indie market. In between purchasing handmade stationery and enrolling in a zine-making course, snack on grub from local food trucks or sip on some summer-appropriate cocktails. Trust us, this ain't your elementary school arts-and-crafts class!
When: Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 North Spring Street (near West College Street); 323-441-8819.
ForYourArt Presents New. Artisanal. Now.
This one-day food biennial (which coincides with Made in L.A. at The Hammer) will feature 12 local producers who will be on hand to sell and sample their best offerings. Curated by culinary insiders Krista Simmons (Top Chef Masters and LAist), Shawna Dawson (Artisanal LA), and Michaele Musel (The Secret Fork), this event is sure to excite any foodie (or art-lover's) taste buds.
When: Saturday, July 28 noon to 6 p.m.
Where: ForYourArt, 6020 Wilshire Boulevard (between South Orange Grove Avenue and South Ogden Drive); info@foryourart.com.
Nick Waterhouse At The Getty Center
Nick Waterhouse may look like Buddy Holly, but his sound is straight-up Ray Charles. Along with a sizable brass section, the bespectacled Los Feliz resident will belt out tunes from his debut LP, Time's All Gone. Come for the stellar set; stay for the singer's stand-up style. (No one else could pull off retro, high-waisted trousers quite like this guy!).
When: Saturday, July 28, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive (near North Sepulveda Boulevard); 310-440-7300.
Elkin's Exclusive Blow-Out Sale
Nothing complements a SoCal glow like one of Elkin's made-for-summer sundresses. Now you can get one of their must-have frocks for a fraction of the price at their shindig of a sale. (Yes, there will be refreshments, and music is always a must for these mavens!)
When: Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 1417 Alvarado Street (between Montana Street and Scott Avenue); no phone.
Photos: Courtesy of Elkin; Via ForYourArt; Via Facebook/Nick Waterhouse

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