5 Things To Do This Week In L.A.

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For all of you folks who avoided the heat wave with Netflix marathons and a primo location near your AC, now's your chance to make up for lost outdoor time. With al fresco fêtes and sports in the sand, this week is shaping up to be one for the books. But, if you don't consider yourself a sun-worshiper per se, we still have some alternatives up your alley, as well!
Get Your Makeup Done For A Good Cause
Blushington, our must-hit beauty bar for last-minute makeup applications, is partnering with Keep A Breast Foundation, and 50% of proceeds will be donated to the charity. For one day only, sip on complimentary champagne and enter to win a slew of great gifts, all while getting camera-ready for a cause. Come fresh-faced and walk away feeling beautiful (in more ways than one!).
When: Wednesday, August 22, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Blushington, 8591 Sunset Boulevard (near Sunset Plaza Drive); 310-652-5874.
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Listen To PYYRAMIDS At The Spare Room, For Free!
OK GO’s Tim Nordwind and singer Drea Smith will stop by this bar-slash-bowling-alley for an event that's basically the equivalent of a strike for any social butterfly. But just a heads up: There are no bumpers at this spot — so bring your A-game!
When: Thursday, August 23, 9 p.m.
Where: The Spare Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Boulevard (at North Orange Drive); 323-466-7000.
Get Your Martha Stewart On
It's well-known that we're full-fledged Etsy devotees, so don't be surprised if you spot us at every booth during this year's DIY fest with CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles and Etsy. Expect loads of demos, tons of food trucks, and a jam-packed tie-dye station at this free event.
When: Friday, August 24, 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles, 112 East 22nd Street (near Sampson Way); 310-732-1270.
Take In The View At The Manhattan Beach Volleyball Open
Missing Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh post-Olympic Games? Then make your way to Manhattan Beach for a day of sets, spikes, and dives at this event hosted by Jose Cuervo. Bring your bikini, and try to avoid getting sand in your tequila snowcone.
When: Friday, August 24, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Manhattan Beach Pier (near Ocean Drive); no phone.
Shh ... It's A Super-Secret Pop-Up Dinner
It's time to break out the summer whites one last time before Labor Day rolls around. This underground and outdoor mass picnic makes its first appearance in SoCal after major successes in S.F. and Chicago. While the exact location won't be announced until the day of, it's common knowledge that this dinner has chic written all over it.
When: Saturday, August 25, 5 p.m.
RSVP: Here
Photos: Jose Cuervo; Blushington; Blink L.A.
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