Crafting, Primping, Dancing, And Kittens: Your Weekend Guide To Los Angeles

by Meghan Sara

Los Angelinos! Drop your In ‘n’ Out Burger and listen up for just a second! Sick of hitting the beach, soaking up the sunshine, and enjoying the beautiful West Coast Spring weather? Yeah, I bet you are! Well, don’t worry, because a little bit of East Coast coolness is coasting to your town this Saturday.

No, I’m not talking about freezing rain! (Sorry, California girls, we’re not bitter at all.) Brooklyn’s original indie craft fair, the BUST Craftacular, is moving west to Los Angeles this Saturday, May 7th. The first 200 attendees will get a free swag bag! The Spring! edition of the BUST Craftacular will host local makeup artists, a rad interactive screenprinting exhibit, indie cosmetic companies, and some of L.A.’s best indie craft vendors to get you pumped and pretty for a whole new Spring season. For less than the price of a bottle of organic, gluten-free water, you’ll have an all-access pass to:


Cuddle some kittens, help some homeless cats and learn more about volunteer oppurrrrtunities at the Kitty Bungalo table. The company takes special care in socializing feral kittens and graduating Ivy League lap cats into life long loving homes. We could all use some serious snuggles, and Kitty Cabana is the place to get them.

screen printing 

Screen that Shirt! The world’s premiere screen printing company HIT+ RUN will be hosting an interactive screenprinting activity where guests can screen their own poster or t-shirt from one of BUST Magazine’s top illustrators. Attendees personally interact with the screen printing process on-site to create unique pieces of wearable art. No one will run once they hit the Hit + Run station.

makeup station 

J’adore contour, and you will too, once you get the low down on how to at the Mandy Apple Makeup station. Amanda Bourne will be offering make-up tutorials for guests to get that Instagram-ready glam!

flower crown station 

The flowers from your Coachella crown are starting to wilt. So come by and freshen up those flowers by crafting up a new crown!

friendship bracelet making 

Remember sitting outside, making friendship bracelets with your bff, making a wish and waiting for it to “fall off?” Wish granted, The Forever Friends booth is providing attendees with spools and spools of colorful yarn that will bring back the memories thanks to SUBLIME STITCHING, the original, independent company that first introduced tattoos, pinups, robots, and rock-and-roll to embroidery design, will have a Friendship Bracelet bar.

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Plus, attendees can check out free craft tutorials and demos, grab a drink, and dance with DJs all day. Would we lie to you? No, we’re New Yorkers, we always tell it like it is. Get your tickets NOW, then tomorrow you can pop the top off your convertible and cruise down the street between the palm trees to the BUST Craftacular Spring! in L.A.


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