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SILVERLAKE—Cute Sunset Junction gift boutique Los Angeles County Store (4333 Sunset Boulevard) not only stocks goods exclusively from LA-based makers (Androgyny Design jewelry or Frisky Fish essential oils, for example) but also celebrates local talent with regular in-shop events. This Wednesday the shop kicks off an exhibition of lovely figurative paintings by designer/artist Valerie Suter with a reception from 7-9pm. LACS will even serve up food and drink featuring Angelean ingredients, with snacks from Deaf Man's BBQ and sips spiked by Buzzed Honeys.
GLENDALE—Nothin' says summertime like burgers and beers and this Thursday The Americana (889 Americana Way) is pairing that classic combo with throwback flick Back to the Future. Starting at 6pm, attendees can snag sliders and fries courtesy of Katsuya and two brews from nearby Golden Road, then settle onto the green for a sundown screening. Not a beer drinker? No worries, Katsuya will offer a cash bar (ticket price includes only the beers) for those with a penchant for cocktails. 80's attire is not required, but will certainly earn you extra cool points. The $20 tickets can be purchased here and since there will be spirits abound, only 21 and older folks are invited to this event. Bring your own pillows and blankets to make yourself cozy, but no chairs please.