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DOWNTOWN—You'll need to pace yourselves for this one: The Gourmet Music Carnival is a new event that will offer 10 bands, 50 food trucks, and 250 vendors -- including many pretty vintage purveyors, some accessories, and who knows what else. The whole shebang goes for its virginal voyage on Sunday, August 21, at LA State Historical Park. Tickets are $12 online, or $16 at the door. 1245 N. Spring St. [Racked Inbox]
BEVERLY CENTER—Who better to present the new Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's collection than the Fug Girls? They'll preside over a pre-launch party happening August 30 at the BevCenter Macy's. As if enjoying their sparkling wit isn't enough, show up and enjoy cocktails, live modeling, the chance to win some of the new clothing, and surprises. It's on the second floor, starting around 6:30 pm. No, sorry, don't look for the Kaiser, but expect lots of fun. [Go Fug Yourself]