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POPUP MARKETPLACE – Wednesday, May 20 @ 5-10pm

Featuring over 60 handcrafted vendors – many from the Arts District and Downtown Los Angeles, this FREE weeknight event curated by Melissa Richardson Banks and Edgar Varela of @WeAreDTLA also includes DJ music by Francesca Harding and Matthew Rubino​ plus $5 food and drink specials from eateries including Katsuya, Rock’N Fish, The Farm of Beverly Hills, Tom’s Urban, and more.

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INDIE MAKERS, CRAFTERS & ARTISTS: Agapantha Jewelry​, Anvil Handcrafted, Articulum General Store​, Arts District Printing Co., Barney & Clyde Mercantile​, Big Squeeze Press​, Black Brain, Brinko Ties​, Cactus Club Paper​, Candle Stash​, Cowpunk Leather Products​, CRASH Jewelry, Curmudgeon Cards, Detroit Trash, Downtown Muse, Few Bits, Goat & Kettle​, HollyWood & Twine​, HumanTreeRobot​, Ichiban Bath Company​, Library Store on Wheels, Lindall Leather Works, London Manori​, Luke Hobbs Design​, Macbeanie, Marley & Alfie​, Mayu Silk Art​, Objects With Purpose, Oceguera Handmade Felted Goods, Panache Jewelry, Pocket Square Clothing​, Pop & Timber​, Quetzal Boutique, Rad Uncle​, Record Truck, Roots Revival Co., ROTDcreations, Shay Candles​, SoCal Etsy Guild​, Sour Girls (Fox Force Three), Succulent Heaven​, The Glass Studio, The Tin Man Art, Topanga Patina​, UPCYCLED by Micha Design (list current as of 5/15/15)

PARKING: Event parking is just $10 in Lot W (West Garage) only IF you enter through Gate B –PARKING MAP HERE -(cash or credit – free for L.A. LIVE Preferred Members only)

DOWNTOWN DARK NIGHTS May 15 @ 6-10pm at L.A. LIVE!

RAIN or SHINE on Friday, May 15 @ 6-10pm at L.A. LIVE!

DOWNTOWN DARK NIGHTS curated by @WeAreDTLA

Taking its name to describe an evening when there are no games or concerts at L.A. LIVE’s Staples Center or Nokia Theatre, this FREE art-centric event features live music, live painting by street artists, and live performances by breakdancers, stilt walkers, hula-hoop dancers, deejays, and more plus $5 food and drink menus from numerous participating restaurants at L.A. LIVE. Event parking is just $10 in Lot W (West Garage) only IF you enter through Gate B –PARKING MAP HERE -(cash or credit – free for L.A. LIVE Preferred Members only)

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ARTOPIA! 4/30 @ 8-11 PM

The third annual LA Weekly’s Artopia will be held on Thursday, April 30, 8-11 PM in the Arts District at The Container Yard, featuring live art, live music, performance-based fashion, and more. This year’s immersive art experience is curated by none other than renowned art critic and writer Shana Nys Dambrot. With more to come, she’s gathered an amazing array of artists to participate, including Victor Wilde and his Bohemian Society, Mud Baron, Debi Cable and her 3D Art Gallery, Mikael B. Design, interdisciplinary artist Amy Kaps, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, and KCRW deejay Jeremy Sole.

In addition to the immersive art experience, Artopia will offer guests hand-crafted cocktails, shaken and stirred by the city’s most respected bartenders. A curated selection of Los Angeles’ hottest food trucks will on hand to enhance the evening by selling their signature dishes to hungry art aficionados. Last, but not least, new to Artopia this year is a special area devoted to vendors and artists who are showcasing and selling unique and handcrafted art and gift items. Produced by WeAreDLTA (a collaboration between Edgar Varela and Melissa Richardson Banks), the event’s first Artisan Village features an invited group of only 20 vendors.

Admission is limited to only 1,500 guests so buy your tickets NOW while they are still available and still only $30 (prices go up weekly until the event is sold out!)

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LA Weekly’s Artopia on Thursday April 30, 2015 @ 8pm -11pm
The Container Yard @ 800 E. 4th St, Los Angeles 90013