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ECHO PARK—All you have to do is step inside her namesake boutique to know that Erin Tavin has a flair for the dramatic. We can't wait to see how that translates to the new Little Birds reading series, debuting Thursday, January 7. It's not all dramatic: featured authors include Julia Chaplin (Gypset Style), Sarah Tomlinson (reading from an in-the-works novel titled The Year of Mr. Nobody), and Ms. Tavin will read her own works. Something else she has a flair for: parties. Champagne and chocolate will be on hand. The events starts at 7pm, and punctuality is highly encouraged. 1543 Echo Park Avenue (213-482-5832) [Racked Inbox]
HOLLYWOOD—Thursday night, Native on Franklin is throwing a party and having a sale at the same time. The festivities start at 4pm: 50% off everything in the store, tunes by DJ Lisa J, drinks poured by Sean B., and hors d'oeuvres provided by Prizzi’s. Could you ask for anything more? A good time is practically guaranteed! 5915 Franklin Avenue (323-962-7710) [Racked Inbox]