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Weekend

06/04/2014

NHM First Fridays Season Finale Festival
This is where music, science, collections, and cocktails come together. There will be two outdoor stages with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, De Lux,TOBACCO and Painted Palms performing. Take a Museum tour with Lisa Gonzalez, Assistant Collections Manager of the NHM BioSCAN urban insect biodiversity project; hear Dr. Noah Wilson-Rich talk about the hot topic, “Urban Beekeeping in Los Angeles and Around the World”; and dance with DJs Anthony Valadez and Garth Trinidad. Lecture and tours included but spaces are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. $20, $8/members; Friday, 5–11 pm; 900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007; 213.763.3466

Best Friends Animal Society + NKLA
For all of June, you can get any cat or kitten for $9 from Best Friends Pet Adoption Center or from the NKLA Adoption Center. All cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and ready to go. Sunday and the entire month of June; 15321 Brand Blvd., Mission Hills, CA 91345

Wheel House Cheese Shop in Culver City
They have more than 100 selections representing at least a dozen countries, 15-20 fine cured meats and charcuterie items and more than 100 gourmet accompaniments ranging from jams and spreads to crackers and pickles. Plus, you will soon be able to enjoy a craft beer or bottle of fine wine with your selections, too! The shop will also host all sorts of events, both spontaneous and planned, including classes, tastings, book signings and more. Opens Saturday, 11 am-8 pm (Tuesday-Sunday); 12954 West Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90066; 424.289.9167

Little Beast’s One Year Anniversary BBQ
Enjoy BBQ, local brews, cheddar-n-chive biscuits and charred pineapple at Little Beast Restaurant’s one year anniversary party. Plus, you can get down with the live music. Sunday, 12-4 pm; 1496 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041

First Fridays @ The W Hotel Westwood
Party on down with Garth Trinidad, who will be spinning and you can check out Clae’s Summer ‘14 collection launch and specially curated items. Friday, 5-9 pm; 930 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Jell-O Negronis at The Varnish
Negronis just got a little better in Los Angeles. They are now made with Jello-O. (and t
hey don’t spill, so you can get every last drop). $2; Through Sunday; 118 E 6th St.; 213.622.9999

Blind Barber and Movember Foundation
Attain this Men’s health event for free cuts, drinks and goodies as Blind Barber and the Movember Foundation come together for a good cause. Friday, 6:30-9:30 pm; Movember HQ, 8559 Higuera St., Culver City, CA 90232

Tapas Pop-Up at 3-Square Cafe
Cesar Bermudez, Executive Pastry Chef of Hans Rockenwagner’s LA restaurants, is most known for his pastries and desserts, but is extremely skilled in all elements of the kitchen. This summer, Cesar will be bringing a taste of Barcelona to Los Angeles, as he incorporates California ingredients into La Sal, a tapas pop-up shop, at 3-Square Café in Venice. Some menu highlights include a Preserved Tuna Salad, Goat Cheese Toast, Tortilla Española and Flan. Friday & Saturday, 6- 11pm (After next week, La Sal will be every Wednesday-Saturday throughout the summer); 1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Dance Media Festival
This is a four day film festival highlighting onscreen dance, presented by arts organization Dance Camera West. The Festival happens at venues including MOCA, REDCAT, and Union Station and features hundreds of dance-related films from around the world. Programming begins Friday with the unveiling of a new sculpture by artist Gustavo Godoy and a performance by Body Traffic, and continues with outdoor performances. $12+; Friday, 7:30 pm, Through June 13th; The Music Center, 135 N Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.972.7211

The Rockefeller Weekend Brunch
Head to Hermosa Beach for brunch options like Chicken & Avocado Burrito (egg whites, chicken chorizo, jack cheese, black beans, avocado, tomatillo salsa); Doughnut Holes (homemade doughnuts, cinnamon sugar, homemade jam); and Pork Belly Benedict (poached egg, pork belly, tomato, cheesy grits, asparagus, bacon hollandaise). 422 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; 310.372.8467

Tanzy Brunch
Brunch will now be available at Tanzy, featuring a menu including, Crispy Chicken and Sourdough Waffles, Corned Beef Hash, and Strozzapretti with Bolognese plum tomato and fresh ricotta. Mixologist and Master Sommelier Adam Seger’s cocktails and fresh juices will continue to be available during brunch. Cocktails offered for brunch include the Tanzy Mary with basil infused vodka and the Maria D’ Amalfi with San Marzano, tomato clam juice, porcini broth and house infused lemon vodka. Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-3 pm; 10840 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024; 310.307.7004

Malibu Pier Restaurant & Bar Brunch
Executive Chef Jason Fullilove is serving up House Smoked Salmon Benedict, Yellowfin Tuna with crushed olive, bergamot sour orange, pistachio, Lobster Roll with house made potato chips, California Sea Bass Crudo and Malibu Pier Banana Split (Caramelized banana, braised pineapple, candied peanuts, organic strawberries, vanilla & chocolate ice cream). Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-2 pm; 23000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265; 310.456.8820

Belmont Stakes Party Featuring California Grub, Grapes & Grain
Cheer on hometown hero, California Chrome, who has a chance to be the first horse to win the Triple Crown in more than 30 years! After the race, enjoy the finest food, wine, and cocktails no matter who wins. Saturday, noon-8 pm; The Chandelier Room at Santa Anita Racetrack, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia

Orange County Beer Festival
Join in a day of drinking international and domestic beers and then grab food from the gourmet food trucks. It’s a perfect reason to get to the OC. Saturday, 2-6 pm; Phoenix Club, 1340 S. Sanderson Ave., Anaheim

Spark Run 5k Presented by Kaskade
Ditch the bar scene and experience a different kind of night life! This neon-lit late-night run has music, colorful lighting and a whole new scene full of fun! Saturday, 7:30 pm; Music Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona

U.R. Art Musical Festival
This festivals has cocktails, music, food and fashion! If you have kids, there is an all-ages play area where they can participate in fun activities and art programs. Sunday, noon11 pm; Bergamot Arts Center, 1798 26th St., Santa Monica

Aesthetic Everything Beverly Hills Beauty Expo
Sip champagne, get pampered, sample luxe beauty products and snack on health foods while getting tips on how to achieve flawless skin from certified dermatologists and estheticians. Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; Beverly Hills Country Club, 3084 Motor Ave., Beverly Hills

KCRW “Summer Nights” Concerts
KCRW (89.9FM) is bringing back its signature all ages, free outdoor concert series Summer Nights, with KCRW DJ sets and live shows. Now in its fifth year, Summer Nights kicks off the season at the One Colorado courtyard with Waters and DJ Dan Wilcox. Saturday, 7:30 pm (and June 21); One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103; 626.564.1066

National Donut Day at Sixth St. Tavern
Celebrate this sweet day with a dish that combines maple-glazed donuts and buttermilk fried chicken. Chicken & Donuts has buttermilk fried chicken nested on top of donuts with a maple glaze, and Tapatio whipped cream. It’s best washed down with one of 24 revolving craft beers on tap. Saturday; 630 W 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.614.1900

National Donut Day at Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
Chef Ernesto Uchimura is jazzing up his signature crullers at the Sawtelle and Fairfax restaurants. The brand’s West LA location will offer a pair of Strawberries n’ Cream Crullers topped with whipped cream and seasonal fruit and the Fairfax outpost will offer a Maple Bacon Cruller with pig candy and maple glaze ($6 a plate). Friday

Donuts & Bourbon
Eating five donuts for dinner is totally normal when it’s National Donut Day. Flavors include rocky road and butterscotch-toffee, and you are gong to wash them all down with five good bourbons at BLD. Friday, 3-11pm; 7450 Beverly Blvd, reservations recommended at 323-930-9744

Sullen Art Collective Presents Kulture Klash
If you love tattoo art and ’50s fashion (like me), get to this burlesque fest that has original works by more than 50 artists. Friday-Sunday7 pm-2 am; The Queen Mary

The Central Coast Oyster & Music Festival
This festival returns for its third year with food, cocktails, the “Best Oyster of the Central Coast” competition, art installations by SpinCycle, an all-day line-up of live music. 10 Chefs will compete for the “Best Oyster of the Central Coast” award and you will vote for the “People’s Choice Award.” The festival will also feature a shucking contest where you can show off your skills and the immensely popular Aphrodisiac Lounge where you can enjoy the festival to the next level with a raw oyster bar, oyster shooters, sparkling wine, port, chocolates and cheeses. Part of the proceeds from the festival will benefit the Guerrilla Gardening Club. $25$10/tasting ticket, $10/children; Saturday, 12-8 pm; The Avila Beach Golf Course Resort, 6464 Ana Bay Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

The Beauty Date
Get gorgeous! Treat yourself to a glam girls night out at Bloomingdale’s. They will provide braid and blowout bars, nail polish stations, and yummy treats. Friday & Saturday1-6 pm; Bloomingdale’s, 315 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica

MONICA CANILAO: Born From Ruins
SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS presents Born From Ruins, the first solo exhibition in Los Angeles for Oakland based artist Monica Canilao. The exhibition will feature a range of Canilao’s work including a site-specific installation, a crystal coffin, mixed media collages, a paper quilt, parlor portraits, works on paper of painted birds, and a new series of never-before-seen Shibari inspired photographs. The gallery will transform into a dream-like space, bringing you into a display of life, death and rebirth. Everything used in Canilao’s wall works and installations are made from found and recycled materials. Opening Reception: Saturday, 8-11 pm; open through– July 5; 1331 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026; 213.213.0078

Swingers at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
I feel it’s a right of passage to watch this film when you move to Los Angeles. Ultra confident wingman Trent (Vince Vaughn) tries to teach his best bud Mike (Jon Favreau) on the unspoken rules of the LA nightlife scene while they prowl with their crew of fellow wannabe actors. With “money” performances from Vaughn, Favreau and Heather Graham, this charming and exuberant comedy put all three of them on the map. $8-15; Saturday, doors: 7 pm, movie: 9 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival
We live in the land of the beach and healthy, out doorsy people. So, get to Santa Monica Pier’s races to watch it all go down. Saturday; Santa Monica Pier; 310.458.8901

The 2014 LA PRIDE Celebration
Held in West Hollywood Park, this the largest gathering of the TLGB community in SoCal. Enjoy live entertainment (Jennifer Hudson and Azealia Banks headline) on multiple stages, headline performances, all new dance venues, numerous exhibitors, food and drink vendors and thousands of members of our vibrant and active community! $20-35; Saturday, 7 pm-Sunday; West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd.,West Hollywood, CA 90069

Make Music Pasadena
The all-ages music festival features more than 150 concerts from top bands and up-and-coming talent. Performers include Surfer Blood, Tennis, Saint Motel, Wild Ones and more. Schedule, stage information at here. Free, $5 suggested donation; Saturday, 11 am–11 pm; Colorado Boulevard and side streets, Old Pasadena; 626.744.0340

Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
The classic and vintage American car show celebrates its 20th year with a celebration of the Mustang’s 50th anniversary. View more than 100 classic and vintage American cars and trucks, including original Mustangs from the inaugural 1965 model year (officially 1964), a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT350 and convertibles, Mach 1s and 2+2s. The show also features what may be the most popular rental car ever, a 1965 Hertz Rental Mustang Fastback. More than a dozen classic Mustangs will be on display. Free; Saturday, 11 am-5 pm; 6333 W. 3rd St.; 323.933.9211

Great Horror Campout
Love horror movies so much, you want to be in one? This 12-hour overnight puts you in an interactive horror camping adventure where you can choose the intensity of your adventure, but you are “fair game” for any of the performers who want to get their hands on you. The whole time you will try to get items on the scavenger hunt. You can also opt for the “Chicken Zone” where you can relax watching horror movies while roasting marshmallows without being part of the action. $139/pp (four-person tent) or $203/pp (two-person tent), includes accommodations, dinner, continental breakfast and more; Friday; The Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., Downtown

Rooftop BBQ at the Peninsula Beverly Hills
Summer means a special BBQ menu to the poolside Roof Garden restaurant at the Peninsula Beverly Hills. Dine dishes like smoked baby back ribs, Madagascar shrimp chimichurri with tomato and avocado and a 28-day dry aged Harvey’s Guss 20-oz. tomahawk steak. Saturdays & Sundays through Labor Day; 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills; 310.975.2855

Secrets of Pasta-Making Revealed at Drago Centro
Learn how to get perfect pasta from flour to noodle, along with traditional Italian sauces from Drago Centro’s Chef di Cucina, Ian Gresik. The three-hour class also includes a take home pasta-making kit for participants. $100; Saturday, Noon-3 pm; 525 S. Flower St., Downtown; Reservations required: 213.228.8998 or betty.cardenas@dragocentro.com

Super Saturday Sipdown at American Tea Room
Kick off summer with free signature blended iced teas every at American Tea Room in Beverly Hills. The month kicks off this weekend with tastes of the 4 Green Matcha Blaster, which offers a big kick of caffeine and antioxidants; and Sweet Lullaby—a blend of French Lavender tea and Chamomile—iced, chilled and blended with a dollop of local wildflower honey. Saturdays through June 28, 1-4 pm; 401 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills; 310.271.7922

Forever Never Land Scavenger Hunt
Joining in on the fun going on during the Pride Parade! Participate in the scavenger hunt to win a pair of free tickets to attend the first annual Forever Never Land fun and music festival taking place in San Luis Obsipo on September 13-14th. To participate, you must follow clues from the Forever Never Land Twitter account,@FNLfest to decode where the (3) various locations with (2) tickets at each will be hidden alongSanta Monica Blvd. Once the tickets have been located, the winner will tweet or Instagram a photo of them with their winnings with the hashtag #FNLfest to claim their prize!

Open Air Kitchen + Bar
This spot is also celebrating Pride with the debut of flavored mimosas! After this weekend, these flavored mimosas will be a permanent addition to their brunch menu, and will change seasonally to keep up with the freshest of ingredients. The featured flavored mimosas for this PRIDE weekend will be Grapefruit & St. Germaine, Cranberry & Grand Marnier, Pineapple & Mint, and Strawberry & Basil. 829 N La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069; 310.854.0756

Charm City Cakes West Pride T-Shirts
In celebration of June’s Pride Month, 
Charm City Cakes West will be offering specially designed Pride t-shirts for $20, with 10% of the proceeds benefitting the Los Angeles LGBT Center and Equality Maryland (Duff Goldman’s original Charm City Cakes is in Baltimore).  The Los Angeles LGBT Center empower people to lead full and rewarding lives without limits based on sexual orientation and gender identity, by providing the highest quality educational, cultural, and wellness programs to residents of Los Angeles county. T-shirts are currently available for purchase online and starting this Friday, at the West Hollywood bakery until June 30.

Sales:

Barneys New York: The Grove
Enjoy 40% off apparel, handbags, footwear, jewelry, accessories and more during the luxe retailer’s highly-anticipated sale. Now through the next few weeks; 189 The Grove Dr., S-10, Los Angeles, CA 90036,323.761.5255; 9570 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 310.276.4400; 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310. 260.4715

Modernica 25th Anniversary Factory Sale
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Modernica is throwing the king of factory sales. In addition to hundreds of discounted items, including its signature fiberglass shell chairs, there will be contests where you can win additional discounts and prizes. Food trucks will also be on hand so you can stay in the game. Saturday, 9 am-3 pm; 2901 Saco St.; 323.826.1611

Elisa B
Score 40% off all regular-priced items and an additional 25% off markdowns during the designer boutique’s relocation liquidation sale. Expect to find brands like Clover Canyon, Greylin, Mother Denim, Parker NYC, Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim and more. The store owner, Elisa Bruley, says merchandise is being quickly snapped up, and that she expects inventory will last until mid-June. Now through the next few weeks; 12 Douglas Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103; 626.792.4746

Free City Supershop
Stock up on the LA basics brand’s comfy sweatpants during their 2-for-1 sale. Saturday & Sunday; 
1139 N Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Kathryn Amberleigh
Save up to 95% off the footwear designer’s colorful handmade creations during her two-week sample sale. Through June 15; 8130 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Just One Eye
Score up to 40% off high-end brands like The Row, Valentino, Chloé and many more during the luxe boutique/art gallery’s summer sale. Through the next few weeks; 7000 Romaine St., West Hollywood, CA 90038; 888.563.6858

The Hundreds
Score up to 75% off the LA street wear label’s tees, hoodies, jackets, hats, bottoms, and much more during their two-day summer warehouse sale and BBQ. There’ll also be face painting, snow cones, games and music. Saturday, 8 am-6 pm, Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; 3150 E 46th St., Vernon, CA 90058

Parker, More: The Stylist LA
Score party dresses and more for $5-100 during the dress borrowing service’s semi-annual sample sale. Expect dresses from brands like Parker, Naven and others; swimwear by Bettina’s and more. Friday, 12-5 pm, Saturday 11 am-4 pm; 3793 Wade St., Los Angeles, CA 90066; 310.331.8539

Riller & Fount
Score basics label’s tops, dresses and more for
 up to 80% off during their summer sample sale. Friday, 10 am-3 pm, Saturday, 10 am-2 pm; 308 E 9th St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Rebecca Minkoff Eyewear, More
Enjoy up to 75% off eyewear from Rebecca Minkoff, Paul Frank and Eye Society; plus apparel and accessories from Leisure Society, Scotch & Soda, DL1961 and more during Baum Vision’s cash-only summer warehouse sale. Friday, 11:30 am-7 pm, Saturday 10 am-5 pm; 3100 Pullman St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Koral Denim
Score the LA denim brand’s jeans for $30 and tops for $20 during their two-day sample sale. Friday & Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; 5524 Alcoa Ave., Vernon, CA 90058

Monique Luo Bridal: Cal Poly Pomona
Head to Cal Poly Pomona to score the bridal designer’s wedding gowns in sizes 2-26 for $99-199. Flower girl dresses will also be available for $25 and up; check out more details and parking info at the university’s website here. Saturday, 9 am-2 pm; 3801 W Temple Ave., Pomona, CA 91768; 909.869.7659

Michael Stars
Score up to 75% off the LA designer’s Cali cool basics, including tops starting at $15, dresses starting at $40, sweaters starting at $20 and more during the two-day sample sale. Friday, 12 -6 pm, Saturday, 8 am-2 pm; 12955 Chadron Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250

LA Mart
Get to the floors 1, 10 and 12 for deep discounts on gifts, home goods, furniture, accessories and more from an array of showrooms during LA Mart’s open-to-the-public Design Center Sample Sale. $10; free parking; Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007; 800.526.2784

Kill City
Score the edgy label’s women’s and men’s apparel, outerwear, accessories and one-of-a-kind finds at deep discounts, including denim for just $15 during their two-day mega warehouse sale. Saturday, 10 am-7 pm, Sunday, 11 am-4 pm; 130 S Anderson St., Los Angeles, CA 90023

Kelly Wearstler
Enjoy deep discounts on the LA design maven’s furniture, home goods, lighting, rugs and more during her epic spring cleaning warehouse sale. Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm; 1428 Channing St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

Glamour Kills
Take up to 75% off the NYC-based brand’s rebellious merchandise, including rare and out of print items, during their two-day shopping and live music bash. Saturday & Sunday; 2525 Pullman St., Santa Ana, CA 92705

Clare Vivier
Snap up the LA bag designer’s clutches and more starting at wholesale prices during her not-to-be-missed sample sale. Saturday & Sunday, 12-5 pm; 3249 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039

BB Dakota & Jack
Tops, shirts an
d shorts are $5; pants, dresses and blazers are $10; outerwear is $20; and leather is $50 at the LA contemporary label BB Dakota and its affordable sister line, Jack, during their summer sample sale. Friday & Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; 1638 Pomona Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Wildfox Sale
Get ready for unbeatable bargains this weekend with under $100 items.  White Label $40-75; T-shirts $20-25; fleece $30-40, denim $40, swim $20-40, kids $15-25 and sunglasses $40-75. This warehouse sale is cash only! Friday, 9 am-4 pm, Saturday 10 am-2 pm, Sunday, 11 am-2 pm; 767 Alameda St., Building 2, Unit 100, Los Angeles, CA 90021

By Whitney

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