Art-A-Fair 2011 Two- and three-dimensional art created by Laguna Beach and national artists abounds at Art-A-Fair 2011. View works in every medium, including oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, drawings, photography, digital art, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, glass and wood, and watch the artists as they create. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thu. through Aug. 28. $7. (949) 494-4514. http://www.art-a-fair.com.
Street Sight In the postwar years, there was a shift away from the picturesque and the anecdotal in Southern California photography to a more conceptual and experiential mode, one that took into account artistic processes and that was anchored firmly to the image maker's conveyance of choice in navigating the midcentury landscape: the car. The exhibition "Street Sight" tracks this shift with works from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, including those by Adam Bartos, Darryl Curran, Bevan Davies, John Divola, Judy Fiskin, Robbert Flick, Dennis Hopper, Graham Howe, Grant Mudford, Jane O'Neal, Marvin Rand, Seymour Rosen, Ed Ruscha, Julian Wasser and Terry Wild. Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Opening reception, 7-9 p.m. Free. (626) 792-5101. http://www.armoryarts.org.
Dwell on Design Curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, this event is a three-day celebration of all things sleek and functional featuring more than 200 brands on the exhibition floor, design competitions, home tours across Los Angeles and presentations and panels. Speakers include Ed Begley Jr. and William McDonough, coauthor of 2002's "Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things." L.A. Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., L.A. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Exhibition Plus pass starts at $30. Dod.dwell.com.
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event Bidders won't find fancy hybrids or electric vehicles on the auction block at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event, just throaty hot rods, polished classic cars and updated models. The event also features vendors, demonstrations, seminars and a kids' zone. OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. $10 Fri. or Sun. $15 Sat. (480) 663-6255. http://www.barrett-jackson.com.
Leimert Park Village Book Fair Now in its fifth year, the Leimert Park Village Book Fair returns to the center of L.A.'s African American arts and culture scene for a day of readings, book signings, panel discussions, cooking demonstrations and live entertainment. Participants include boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, radio host Russ Parr and celebrity chef Govind Armstrong. Vision Theatre back lot, 4318 Degnan Blvd., L.A. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. (323) 730-0628. http://www.leimertparkbookfair.com.