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Butterfly Release Party

Butterfly Release Party Pavillion Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

August 3 is the last day that the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s Butterfly Pavilion will be open. To celebrate and to have a befitting end, they are releasing the butterflies to the wild. Would be family fun!

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Yowsah

Yowsah Ace Hotel Ambrosia Salad Kim Ahn

The Ace Hotel’s Yowsah is coming back this Saturday, August 2, and will feature Kim Ahn (who always hosts and is the resident DJ) along with Ambrosia Salad. Check it!

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Carsick #13

Carsick 13 Spazzkid Lovers

Local musician Spazzkid loves listening to music while in cars. He actually loves it so much that he actually did a “live performance” in a car. It’s called “Carsick #13″ and its rad. Catch the video below!

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$1.31 At Baskin Robbins

Baskin Robbins 31 Los Angeles

Have a family? Just like ice cream? Here’s something to note: on July 31, you can get scoops for $1.31. Wild! Also, only happening in LA and Phoenix. ~*~wE sPeCiAl~*~

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Japan Diaries

Formento And Formento Japan Diaries Fahey Klein Gallery

Fahey/Klein have a new photo show called Japan Diaries that features artists Formento & Formento. It’s on view now and is up through August 30.

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Features

Renegade Craft Fair Los Angeles Summer 2014 1

Downtown was sun-baked: it was very warm. It was downright hot. By 3:30 pm Outpost Cold-Brewed Coffee, one of the vendors of the Renegade Craft Fair, was sold-out, guzzled up by patrons of the fair trying to cool down with caffeine that looked like beer. Vendors were fanning themselves and healthier than usual popsicles were melting. The wind showed no mercy knocking over items in booths to sudden sounds of “Oh, dear!”

It was not Comic-Con.

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Jia Han Illustration Dogs 2

Personally, I don’t think we give dogs much attention. While our treatment of them is ethically contested, they still are our best friends. They’re beautiful and funny and offer a type of unrivaled companionship that only they know how to do. They are very important to us!

I think illustrator Jia Han would agree with this. She recently did a study of various dog breeds that analyzes and celebrates their nature. They also appear to be so simple on their surface but are an incredible layering of materials pull out the personality of pups.

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Juliette Toma Mixed Media Collage 1

Juliette Toma is an illustrator currently studying at Art Center. She is a multi-talented artist, capable of painting and drawing in as literal or abstract ways possible. Her best work are her collages which embody an idea of intersection that everything she makes has. They’re referential and of-the-body, a processing of past, present, and future American tropes.

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Salene Jang Small Memories 3

Salene Jang describes herself as an illustrator and designer “who likes pretty things and animals.” That seems a bit on the surface of what she can do but, when you look at her work, you do find that she excels at sharing those two subjects and often colliding them together. Her paintings in particular are extremely good looking in that they use bold colors to build worlds of wonder, places and scenes that are almost too spectacular to process. In a way, they’re her way of processing the world—and little memories she may has.

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salt. Costa Mesa Eyewear 3

It’s particularly difficult to not be obsessed with glasses in Southern California. It’s almost always sunny that we always have to protect our eyes. That also may explain why there are so many local eyewear houses, which is nothing to complain about since sunglasses are easy to love. I was recently chatting with a friend about this and she alerted me of a new Costa Mesa based, beach angled luxury glasses maker called Salt. They are a brand that hits both the understated and trendy marks, a difficult territory to occupy—but Salt. does it with grace.

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