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The Los Angeles Design Festival kicks off this week, signaling the beginning of two weeks worth of citywide design celebrations. The festivities range in size, scope, and splendor from large-scale design conferences to more intimate gatherings in studios, showrooms, and shops across town. With over 40 events scheduled in June, the LADF continues to grow with each year. Here are a few of de LaB’s top picks. For more info and a full schedule of events, check out the LADF’s website or their new mobile app.  Happy festival-ing, LA!

LADF Opening Night Party with Wiles Magazine: June 14
LADF and Wiles Magazine kick off the festival by honoring the inaugural recipient of the Julia Morgan ICON Award, the inimitable Deborah SussmanLearn more and RSVP here.

Big City Forum: June 19
Our friends at BCF host one of their signature salons for design intellectuals.They’ll explore visual language in the public sphere and much more. Join them for the conversation and stay for cocktails. Learn more and RSVP here.

Never Built Los Angeles Preview: June 20
Join Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin for the last fundraiser before the much-anticipated Never Built Los Angeles exhibition opens at the A+D Museum next week. Learn more and RSVP here.

Dwell on Design Eastside Home Tours: June 22
Don’t miss this hot-ticket home tour which includes stops in Atwater Village, Silver Lake, Downtown LA, and Glendale. Buy tickets here.

Pecha Kucha x Ping Pong: June 26
Don’t miss de LaB’s first-ever Pecha Kucha x Ping Pong Night, curated by Santino Medina. Buy tickets here.

Design Shopping Night: June 27
Shop your favorite design haunts for one special night across town, in neighborhoods like DTLA, Highland Park, Venice and Culver City. No RSVP necessary.

Chinatown Design Night: June 29
Chung King Alley brings back the annual design street party which also serves as the closing party for LADF this year. Galleries and stores stay open late. Music, art, and even some dragons. No RSVP necessary.