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Althouse's First Birthday in the Fashion District; Sweet Laurel Afternoon Tea in DTLA; More!

We round up the week's coolest events so you don't have to.

Downtown LA Now

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FASHION DISTRICT—One of DTLA Fashion District's chicest retailers, Althouse (761 S Main Street) is turning a year old! Owner Jennifer Althouse—an American Rag Cie vet—is celebrating in style Monday from 6-9pm with a 20% discount on their lust-worthy stock (the shop carries labels like Won Hundred, Nude Label, ASKA Collection, and Levi's Vintage Clothing), plus drinks and tacos. RSVP to Jennifer at 213-488-1374 if you plan to attend.

DOWNTOWN—Calling all our gluten-free friends! Sweet Laurel wholefoods baking company and Naked Sage have teamed up at DTLA event space The Moon & Co. (155 W Washington Boulevard, Suite #202) for an Grainfree Afternoon Tea Workshop this Sunday. The $89 ticket fee (available here) gets guests a tutorial on vegan/paleo baking techniques, stocking your pantry sans-grain, and crafting a perfect cup of tea followed by a casual high tea service. You'll also go home with a gift bag that includes a tin of the tea company's brand new Sweet Laurel Blossom Tea for your next at-home sipping session.

DOWNTOWN—Live out your nostalgic gaming fantasies at The Standard (550 S Flower Street) starting this Sunday night when the hotel's ping-pong club Spin introduces Arcade Nights. The popular hangout will transform from 12pm-2am with 20 vintage games—with no quarters required. Just a $5 cover charge gets you access to this good time. Since the space is technically a bar, only 21+ can come to play. This old school event continues through Tuesday, with weekday hours of 4pm-2:30am.

BEVERLY GROVE—Flip and fly this Saturday during a special Elements of AIR Workshop at one of our favorite fitness studios, AIR Aerial Fitness (8474 W 3rd Street, #200). This Saturday, score a 90-minute session led by master teacher Christina that focuses on strengthening and toning your bod with the addition of some sure-to-impress new tricks (have your smart phone at the ready!). The class costs $45 and you can sign up here to secure a spot for the workout celebs like Sarah Hyland can't get enough of.

HIGHLAND PARK—Home to an excellently edited vintage inventory, Weepah Way (5151 York Boulevard) is celebrating its first birthday as an HP brick-and-mortar. Owner Constance Baker started her biz exactly six years ago as Sew It Goes Vintage, so her in-store party this Saturday from 6-10pm is actually a double commemoration. Expect to see some brand new cozy pieces for fall, and very rad deals on off-season merch. And of course, festivities wouldn't be complete without a few libations.