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Get Out: Unique LA's Mini-Market, Betsey's Birthday Bash, Movies! Moguls! Monkeys! Murder!, Elvis Fest

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Or you could shop with these guys... Photo by sadjeans via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr


Or you could shop with these guys... Photo by sadjeans via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
Unique Los Angeles Mini-Market
"Buy local!" is the rally cry of Unique Los Angeles, who have paired up with Urban Outfitters/Space 15 Twenty to bring you Mini-Market--a giant 'buy local' outdoor sale today from 10-4. The Mini-Market will be set up adjacent to the Hollywood Farmer's Market and will have over 60 independent designers and artists, selling everything from clothing to art prints, baby goods to beauty products, plush dolls to stationery. No cost to get in.

Betsey Johnson's birthday bash on Melrose Avenue
Ecclectic fashion designer Betsey Johnson wants everyone to help her celebrate her 67th birthday (whoa!) at her store on Melrose Avenue. She'll be making an appearance (no word on if she'll cartwheel as she's prone to do down the catwalk) and customers can meet her and enjoy some treats between 5-6 this evening.

Movies! Moguls! Monkeys! and Murder Too!
Check out a screening of archival prints from the Nederlands Filmmuseum, featuring early motion pictures shot in Los Angeles from 1909 to 1914 and highlighting the Selig studio and its pioneer filmmakers. $5 general admission (Academy members and students with a valid ID - $3); 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood

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Elvis Festival at the OC Marketplace
An all day tribute to Elvis Presley, the king of rock and roll! Featuring Elvis tribute artists, Jailhouse Rockers of California Elvis Presley Fan Club, stilt Elvis, Elvis therapy dog, A Hunk O’ Pink Bubble Gum Blowing Contest, Rock A Hula Hoop Contest, Crème de la King Elvis Karaoke Contest, other activities and strolling entertainment. In its 40th year the Orange County Market Place is held every weekend at the O.C. Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa. Hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes nearly 1,000 merchants, fresh produce, gourmet foods to go, artisans and crafters, manufactured homes, kid’s play area, inflatable attractions, hair salon, food concessions and more. Admission is $2 and free for kids 12 and under.