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The Weekender - What To Do In L.A. The Last Weekend Of July

Rebecca Kirkman |
July 29, 2010 | 3:25 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

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1. Walking Sleep, Spirit Vine @ Pershing Square
Combine the indie vibe of Silver Lake's Spaceland lounge with the appeal of an outdoor concert and you've got Spaceland Under the Stars. This free concert, sponsored by the City of L.A. Dept. of Parks and Recreation, is held in Pershing Square. Two local L.A. bands will play at the show, with Spirit Vine opening for Walking Sleep. They have sounds you won't want to miss.
Thursday, July 29, 8 p.m.

2. SquaresVille Vintage
You have scoured the flea markets, been to countless Goodwill stores, but haven't found that perfect vintage something. Make the next (and hopefully final) stop on your quest SquaresVille Vintage. This rad vintage store is located in Los Feliz, and stocks a unique collection of men's and women's clothes and shoes. If you need to lighten your vintage collection rather than add to it, you can sell to them, too. Check out their MySpace for info. (Yes, that's right, they have a MySpace.)
Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday and Monday 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

3. "Valley Girl" Screening
Like, oh my God! Another free movie opportunity! Bring out your inner valley girl at the free Pershing Square showing of this 1983 classic. There will be free popcorn, but the 80s soundtrack alone should make you mark this down--in pen--as your Friday night plan. Bring snacks (sorry, no alcohol allowed) and a blanket to sit on.
Friday, July 30, 8 p.m.

4. Abbot's Pizza
If you've never experienced the unique and delicious taste of the bagel pizza crust, check it off your list this weekend. This pizzeria, located on Abbot Kinney Blvd., spices up its crusts with poppyseeds and other tasty seasonings. With many gormet selections to choose from, the hardest part about eating here is deciding what to get. Local Venice natives reccommend the salad pizza. At only $3.95 a slice your wallet won't be sorry, either.
Every day, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

5. Public Fruit Jam
Try something I'm guessing you've never done before this weekend. All you need is some fruit and an open mind. LACMA's initiative Fallen Fruit will host a public jam-making session this Sunday where strangers come together with various fruits they find in public areas or grow at home and negotiate to make a creative new jam. Come home with some fruit preserves, and some good stories too, I bet.
Sunday, August 1, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

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