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SHOPPING is hosting a four-day pop-up store to showcase the LOVA men’s line. The pop-up's at the Revolve flagship store that’s not slated to open until August – but the men’s line was too hot to wait for then.

noon-7 pm // Revolve Pop-Up Store // 8452 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood // Free (unless you buy something, natch).

Presented by the Aliados Con Amnesty network of Amnesty International USA and Avenue 50 Studio, this art talk will feature selected artists from the “Presente! Homenaje a la Mujer" exhibit. The artists will relate the inspiration and stories behind their works, and Aliados Con Amnesty network will kick off their “stop violence against women” campaign.

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7 pm // Avenue 50 Studio, Inc. // 131 N. Ave. 50, Highland Park // Free.

It’s the second Thursday of the month – so it’s time for the Downtown Art Walk. Many galleries and museums are free – and the Downtown DASH offers free shuttle service on Gallery Row from 7-10 pm. New in March: LAMP Community Art Project on Main Street and Gallery at REDCAT at Disney Hall to the Downtown Art Walk. Also the Rowan Lofts will host a special presentation: a four-screen projected outdoor video art installation, produced & curated by Niche Video Art, and an indoor show of Felipe Dupouy's downtown photography.

12-9 pm // Downtown Art Walk // Various venues: Check the map. // Free.

The Very Short Movie Festival starts tonight at Cinespace. During the festival, which ends on April 12, a total of 48 shorts from around the world will compete in the comedy, drama, animation, documentary and experimental categories. Awards will be given in each grouping based on online votes at, and a jury of professionals will select the Best of Fest winner.

6 pm // Cinespace // 6356 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles // $10-$15.

Sleepwalking Through The Mekong follows the LA-based band Dengue Fever on their recent journey to Cambodia to perform 60s and 70s Cambodian rock. "More than a rockumentary, the film serves up a portrait of modern Cambodia as the band tours through Phnom Penh and beyond, crossing a great cultural chasm with the same spirit of Cambodia's original rock pioneers." The filmmaker and band members will be in attendance.

8 pm // Echo Park Film Center // 1200 Alvarado St., Los Angeles// $5.

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