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Get Out: Venice Beach Biennial, Game-Making Workshop & Unique L.A.

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By Lenika Cruz

VENICE: Through Sunday, the Venice Beach Biennial (part of the larger Made in L.A. project) will allow new artists to work alongside veteran boardwalk artists to create site-specific installations, live performances, sculptures and more. Art is fun, but it's even better in the sun. Today, the biennial runs until sunset. For more information, visit the event website.

DIY GAMES: Today, after getting some inspiratino at the Craft and Folk Art Museum's "Baseball: The All-American Game" exhibition, stop by the museum's game-making workshop. You can make your own games out of cardboard, paint and other fun materials. Visitors can drop in between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. There's a $5 fee, but if you're a CAFAM member, it's free. For more details, be sure to check out the museum's website.

POETRY: Attention all you poetry fiends: it's not too late to head down to the Greenway Court Theatre for inkSLam, L.A.'s Premier Poetry Festival '12. Today, the festival will wrap up with a poetry roundtable at 4 p.m. and the inkSLam Western Round Up finals hosted by Poetri Smith (cool name, huh?). Greenway Court Theatre is located at 544 N. Fairfax Ave. Tickets (prices vary) can be purchased here.

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UNIQUE: Want to know where you can get massages, attend DIY craft workshops, enjoy unlimited drinks and shop til you drop? Head over to Santa Monica's Barker Hangar for this summer's Unique L.A. where hundreds of designers and artists will be selling their made-in-America goods (oh, and there's going to be food, too!). Admission for both days is $10. Check out our post on the event.

VINYL: Remember how we told you about that new vinyl store moving to the Eastside this summer? Well, the time has finally come, and Highland Park's Mount Analogue will be opening its doors today from noon to 10 p.m. for a party that will include free refreshments, food trucks and live music performances/DJ sets from the likes of Peanut Butter Wolf, Mariachi El Bronx, Zig Zags and Peaking Lights. Sound like your kind of thing? The store's Facebook page has all the details.