Taking care of business.
Spitfire Girl Summer Gallery Series
What: The indie boutique kicks off its art installations with pieces by seven emerging Cali-based artists that run the gamut from playful illustrations to tattoo-inspired artwork.
Why: Chill out with gratis libations on the back patio.
When: Fri., 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: 2203 W. Sunset Blvd., at Mohawk St., Echo Park (213-989-1977).
Old Pasadena Film Festival
What: The free four-week outdoor film fest caters to cineophiles of every stripe, with flicks including Edward Scissorhands, The Princess Bride, Rebel Without a Cause, and An Affair to Remember.
Why: Relive the ’90s at the kickoff tonight with screenings of Clueless and Sliding Doors.
When: Thru July 30. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: Various locations. Full schedule online at oldpasadena.org.
|Grab the popcorn. There are many must-see movies this month.|
What: The down low on goings-on about town — underground sample sales, restaurant openings, new fashion lines, and, yes, the odd adorable puppy video.
Why: All the kids are doing it.
Where: Your friendly Twitter account.
Saturdays Off the 405
What: Pair your Klimt with a Getty-tini and performances in the museum courtyard at the Getty Center. This week’s sound track provided by Best Coast.
Why: Get there early to bypass the crowds and explore the galleries on the Spotlight After Dark tour.
When: Sat., 6-9 p.m.
Where: 1200 Getty Center Dr., at N. Sepulveda Blvd., Brentwood (310-440-7300).
What: Hosted by the L.A. Derby Dolls, this jam-packed expo of art, science, comedy, and music features an all-star grudge match along with a Black Rebel Motorcycle Club performance, Ed Asner reading Dr. Seuss, and much more, with proceeds benefiting the Down Syndrome Association of L.A.
Why: A $5 raffle ticket buys you a shot at scoring a vegan lunch date with The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon at the famed Richard Neutra Case Study House #20.
When: Sat., 8 p.m.-midnight.
Where: Doll Factory, 1910 W. Temple St., at N. Westlake Ave., Echo Park. Tickets ($40-$100) online at brownpapertickets.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Spitfire Girl