Flavorpill’s Guide to the Week’s Top 10 LA Events

There’s so much going on in the City of Angels, it can be hard to keep track of it all. Thanks to the new Flavorpill, we’re inviting the entire community to make suggestions with its gorgeous city-based culture guide — an open platform where our very own editors and curators meet and mingle with artists, gadabouts, and other tipsters for a limitless variety of both ongoing and one-off recommendations. With this in mind, please enjoy our weekly list of hand-picked event suggestions here on Flavorwire, and in the meantime, be sure to check out the new Flavorpill. We’ll see you there.

Monday, August 19

FASHION/STYLE: ThreadCrawl
Support local fashion retailers at ThreadCrawl. This unique seven-day shopping event, which appears poised to be Los Angeles’ most massive shopping event ever, offers exclusive discounts at hundreds of clothing shops in 24 neighborhoods around the city. Buy a ticket and you’ll be eligible for every ThreadCrawl discount, plus have access to special events. From Glendale to Los Feliz and West Hollywood to Santa Monica and points in between, you’ll be able to score great prices at spaces such as Confederacy, Civilianaire, Ragg Mopp Vintage, Echo Park Co-Op, Alternative Apparel, Burning Torch, and Alpha Man, along with at pop-up shops at several locations, among them The Standard Downtown and Hollywood’s Project Art Gallery. Salons, bars, and restaurants are slated to join in soon. Even better: $2 of every $17 ThreadCrawl ticket sold benefits City of Hope’s scientific research and patient care. — Karin E. Baker

Tuesday, August 20

FILM: Queer/Art/Film: John Cassavetes’ Opening Night

Wednesday, August 21
secret salon

PARTY: Canon PowerShot + Flavorpill present Secret Salon
Flavorpill has teamed up with Canon PowerShot to bring the salon out of the 18th century. Ditching the powdered wigs entirely, we’ve asked three local creatives to meditate on a secret topic and present their thoughts via an intimate performance and presentation. Don’t worry: we’ve kept at least one aspect of the evening aligned with Enlightenment tradition: cocktails and light bites will be served. We really can’t disclose any more info at this time, but we urge you to RSVP above, pack your camera, and be ready for anything the night of. We promise it will be nothing short of illuminating. — Leah Taylor

FILM: The Act of Killing

Thursday, August 22

COMEDY: Leche Lounge feat. Cassie Carpenter
Silver Lake’s beloved Mexican restaurant Malo hosts weekly comedy shows in its intimate upstairs hideaway, which comes complete with a private bar. At the aptly named Leche Lounge, comics do indeed “milk” it, with an audience fueled by tacos, tequila, and comedy. This week, Flavorpill’s own multitalented diva-doll Cassie Carpenter shows us, once and for all, how gorgeous girls can be funny, too. Catch her live, along with fellow comics Amy Ashton, David Gee, Josh Waldron, Tammy Jo Dearen, and more. — Tanja M. Laden

Friday, August 23

CITY GEM: Rudolph Valentino Memorial Service
Rudolph Valentino was one of the biggest movie stars of the 1920s. In 1927, his untimely death at the age of 31 sent legions of fans into hysterics — and a few to suicide — while 100,000 people lined the streets of New York City to pay their respects. Every year on the anniversary of his death, an anonymous “Lady in Black,” veiled and carrying a red rose, has visited Hollywood Forever Cemetery to mourn at his tomb. 86 years after his demise, the legend continues at the annual Valentino memorial, with guest speakers, musical tributes, and video presentations as salute and homage to the man known as “the Great Lover.” — Karin E. Baker

Saturday, August 24

MUSIC: Rocky Dawuni
Ghanian reggae sensation Rocky Dawuni is known for riveting live shows as well as a dedication to promoting social justice. He’s been a powerful voice for Product (RED) and is one of the few folks behind Afro Funké, the “Afroboogie ritual,” and “weekly funk invocation.” Catch Ghana’s own living legend in a rare live appearance when he plays a free show as part of KCRW’s World Music Series at Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park. — Amanda Moshier

FESTIVAL: FYF Fest

BOOKS: theNewerYork presents The Literary Carnival III

Sunday, August 25

PARTY: Small Dog Meet-Up

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ART: KICK ASS! Kung Fu Posters from the Stephen Chin Collection
Producer and screenwriter Stephen Chin donated his enormous collection of kung fu film posters and related ephemera to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in 2011, and the Academy is now displaying the collection’s crème de la crème in the lobby of its Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Check out this grouping of over 80 posters featuring stars of kung fu such as Bruce Lee and Bruce Li, along with Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Chuck Norris, and many more. — Karin E. Baker