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Public Art Party
What: ForYourArt celebrates Yayoi Kusuma’s new work in L.A. with picnic lunches, video screenings, polka-dot cupcakes, a gallery exhibition, and festivities in the park.
Why: You think you’re turning Japanese. (You really think so.)
When: Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Locations at publicartparty.com.
What: A handsome new sports tavern catering to jocks (fifteen TVs, one projection screen; clam bakes) and benchwarmers (board games like Girl Talk, Connect 4, backgammon, and Jenga; vegan cassoulet) alike.
Why: Have a ball.
When: Thurs.-Sun., 5 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Starting Mon., Daily, 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m.
Where: 3413 Cahuenga Blvd. W, b/t Barham & Lankershim Blvds., Studio City (323-512-2500).
L.A. Fashion Bloom
What: Annie Costello Brown, Jesse Kamm, Wren, Clare Vivier, and Gregory Parkinson pop up for one month at Taylor De Cordoba gallery to help raise funds for P.S. Arts.
Why: Shop through the heart.
When: Fri.-Aug. 8. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. or by appointment.
Where: 2660 S. La Cienega Blvd., b/t Venice & Washington Blvds., Culver City (310-559-9156).
Multidesigner Sample Sale
What: Guy Baxter and friends (Myne, Heidi Merrick, others) marking past seasons 90 percent off, current seasons up to 75 percent off, and samples $15-$75.
Why: Oh, sale can you see.
When: Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 117 W. Ninth St., b/t Broadway & S. Los Angeles St., ste. 201, Downtown (323-309-8045).
Renegade Craft Fair
What: Indie design expo brings together more than 100 makers and artists, DIY seshes led by ReForm School and The Urban Craft Center, Swap-O-Rama clothing exchanges, and more.
Why: A handmade’s tale.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: California Market Center Penthouse, 110 E. 9th St., b/t Main & S. Los Angeles Sts., Downtown.