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ECHO PARK—New-ish Echo Park lifestyle shop Feeding Birds is opening up its rooftop this Saturday for a 4th of July barbeque and screen printing party. Bring your own tee and get one of the shop's exclusive designs printed on it for free, or buy one that's been pre-printed for you. Crafting will commence at noon and last until 4, but you can stop by as early as 10am to welcome owners Daisy-Alexandra and David to the neighborhood— just follow the hot dog smell to 1825 Echo Park Ave. [Racked Wire]

LOS FELIZ—Los Feliz design store/gallery Happy has reached new levels of...creativity...with its latest installation. Artist Leia Jervert has created a topiary from "scraps" and "refuse", which is currently growing in the boutique's closet. Per an e-mail: "Where the hedge becomes unruly, viewers are encouraged to gently prune Jervert's bittersweet reminder of what is lost and how to come to terms with it." A good time to exercise your pruning skills would be Friday, when the shop celebrates a new exhibition of stitched canvases by Jim Gentry. [Racked Wire]