Get Out: Sunday
GET BOOKISH IN BRENTWOOD
Celebrate the Grand Opening of Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood from 1-4 this afternoon. They promise the day will be full of camaraderie, literature, and meeting new friends. Diesel says: "Please come and stroll through the store's carefully selected array of titles and help us to celebrate our new independent bookstore. No matter what they say, L.A. is still a great book town!" Huzzah! You'll find this new store in the Brentwood Country Mart (225 26th St., Santa Monica).
GET OILED UP
Spend your Sunday afternoon sampling olive oils and other goodies crafted in San Clemente by Oliver's at Algabar Home & Life (342 South La Brea Avenue). From 1-5 p.m. you can try Oliver’s EVOO Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar, Squirrel Brand’s new Caramel Pecans, and more.
Head over to the Silent Movie Theatre tonight for a Cinefamily screening of Secondhand Sureshots. It's an experiment in creative sound recycling; a dublab documentary film featuring four amazing, LA-based beat makers: Daedelus, J-Rocc, Nobody and Ras G in a secret mission to create new musical magic from the dusty remains of thrift store vinyl. This special LA unveiling of "Secondhand Sureshots" will feature a bonus music video screening and live performances in the conceptual spirit of the film. Bonus: Ticket price includes free drinks and screenprinting too. Doors open at 7, tickets are $13 general or $9 members.
GET YOUR DENIM ON
Deep discounts make buying things like pricey jeans less of a guilty pleasure, right? If denim is what you're in the market for, you might want to hit up the Denim Sale at the REVOLVE store on Melrose. It kicked off on Friday, and runs through Thursday, and you'll find denim brands like True Religion, 7 For All Mankind, William Rast and more at 30-85% off! The REVOLVE Flagship Store is on 8452 Melrose Ave in West Hollywood.
Handcrafted art and jewelry might be just what you're looking for to buy someone on your holiday wish list (or yourself--you deserve it!). There's a Holiday Art Boutique this weekend, running today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 688 Moulton Ave., Studio B. There will be all sorts of local artists with their work for sale.
Other Things to Do: Shop local and support the businesses on Beverly, check out the holiday window displays and Fulfilled for some Japanese pastries in Beverly Hills, if you live in Echo Park walking distance from Machine Project you can have a poet delivered to your home to recite a poem, make a pilgrimage to the "Vampire Bar" in Long Beach, or hunt down some Huell Howser Egg Nog.
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