Weekend

Cronut Pop-Up
If you don’t know what a Cronut® is, get out from under your rock. The croissant donut combo was created in Soho, New York and that’s where the craze began. Creator, Dominique Ansel, is coming to Los Angeles for his first ever Cronut pop-up outside NYC. He’ll be stationed outside Barneys at The Grove. Get your belly ready to feast on Milk & Honey flavored Cronuts that will be topped with a Tahitian vanilla milk ganache, honey jam and lavender sugar. They are only $5 and the funds go to the Heart of Los Angeles. Sunday, 10 am-2 pm (or until they run out); The Grove, E189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, 90036

L.A. Derby Dolls Bout
The L.A. Ri-Ettes battle it out against the Pennsylvania All-Stars. Cheer on badass ladies with names like Mourning Wood and Fleetwood Smack. $18-40; Saturday, doors at 6:30 pm; action at 8 pm; The Doll Factory, 1910 W. Temple St., Historic Filipinotown

Pursecase Trunk Show
Help support Pursecase with this weekend long trunk show! If you already have a pursecase, wear yours to the event and get your free cross body strap and some yummy treats. If you don’t have one yet, special trunk show pricing for the pursecases will be $25 (retail $29) and a special gift with your purchase is your choice of a cross body chain or a key clip and Trish McEvoy sample (each gift choice value is $10 and available while supplies last). Available pursecase colors include white, black, and pink (for iPhone 4/4S; iPhone 5/5S/5C; and Samsung Galaxy). Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am-5:30 pm; Bloomingdales Santa Monica, first floor, 315 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, 90401

Barnsdall Art Park Scotch Tasting
It’s an exciting time for the Park with the upcoming public relaunch of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House in May and its UNESCO-nominated status. Join them for an intimate conversation with German artist Manfred Muller and a Scotch Tasting curated by Silverlake Wine. Free to Barnsdall Art Park Foundation Members; $40 General Admission (or $40 towards a membership); Friday, 5:30- 7 pm; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles; 323.644.6275

The Makeup Show
LA is paying tribute to beauty legend Kevin Aucoin at The Makeup Show inside DTLA’s California Market Center. The event will showcase nearly 70 items from the late and great artist’s archives. Get ready for photos of Aucoin and tools that he used, that you have never seen before. Plus, swatches he made himself. They’re also going to display a video with praises from his many celeb clients. $48 (one day), $68 (two day); March 1 & 2; California Market Center, 110 E 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90079

Jacob Hashimoto’s Gas Giant at MOCA
Check out the exhibit by Jacob Hashimoto. He uses thousands of strings and painted paper sheets and creates amazing landscapes that look like computerized animations. March 1-June 8; MOCA Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave.; 213-626-6222.

NKLA aCATemy Awards
Find your new best friend by hitting up the No Kill LA Pet Adoption Center. For cats that are six months and older, adoption fees are only $14 and you new furball is completely spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Through March 9; NKLA Pet Adoption Center, 1845 Pontius Ave., Los Angeles, 90025

Oscar-Nominated Live-Action Shorts
Watch the Oscars this year and know about all the films, by watching these nominated films. Say late to watch all five of the live-action shorts’ Oscar-nominated animated companions$11Friday, 7:30 pm; Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 323.461.2020

CUT by Coachella
Now, you have another reason to workout. You could win two free tickets to the 2014 Coachella music festival. A new 30-day workout challenge, hosted by the creators of POUND Rockout Workout, includes daily challenges, contests, and festival-themed surprises. You’ll be #CUTbyCOACHELLA. Through March 30, various times; Various locations

Picture This!
This event brings together beer, art and laughs. Start with free Angel City brews and then watch animators drawing stand-up comedians. $10; Friday, 8:30 pm; Trepany House at the Steve Allen Theater, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Los Feliz; 323.666.4268


Celebrate a few days early at this annual party at the Farmers Market. There will be authentic Cajun cuisine, Dixie beers, and Grammy-nominated zydeco bands. If you really want to go all out, hit up The Echo’s Saturday night Mardi Gras Mashquerade. Saturday & Sunday, Noon; Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St., Fairfax; 323.933.9211

Short Order Mardi Gras
Get brunch specials for Mardi Gras Weekend and join in a Louisiana-style Crawfish Boil on Fat Tuesday (March 4th). During brunch, order up Shrimp and Grits and on Tuesday, enjoy  jumbo crawdads, corn, okra, red potatoes, roasted tomatillos, housemade spicy sausage and cornbread. Also, try their housemade cinnamon sugar beignets for dessert. Cocktails include the French 75 (gin or cognac, lemon, champagne); Champs Elyees (cognac, green chartreuse, Angostura bitters, lemon); Sazarac (rye, peychaud bitters, absinthe mist) and Vieux Carre (rye, cognac, benedictine, sweet vermouth, Angostura and Peychaud bitters, orange oil). Saturday & Sunday; 6333 W 3rd St., Fairfax

Cabaret Versatile
In the intimacy of the Fedora Bar, inside First & Hope supperclub, in Downtown, experience the “joie de vivre” of the Cabaret Versatile. From the spectacular French Cancan to the refined sexiness of French Burlesque, let the dancers, singers and acrobat take you for a spin in their unique world of French folie! sponsored by Calmada Boutique Hotel & Duverger Macarons will offer 2 lucky members of the audience the chance to win some amazing prizes. $20 online, $25 at the door; February 28, door: 8 pm, show: 9 pm; First & Hope, 710 W 1st St., Los Angeles, 90012

Oscar Night at Warren’s Blackboard
Watch the Oscars while sipping $6 cocktails. This Valley spot will host a live screening of the show while you enjoy happy hour food specials and. Sunday, 5 pm; 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood

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Sales:

Eva Franco
Save 50-60% off the LA designer’s retro dresses, skirts and tops. Friday & Saturday731 S Spring St., Suite 500, Los Angeles, 90015

Generic Surplus & Simon Miller
Get 50-70% off men’s footwear from Generic Surplus and Generic Man, plus denim and apparel from Simon Miller during the sample sale. Friday; 719 S Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, 90014

Jenni Kayne: Cooper Building
The LA designer’s unloading her famous D’Orsay flats at a generous two for $80. In addition, find apparel, accessories and home goods during the sample sale. Friday; 860 S los Angeles St., Los Angeles, 90014; 213.627.3754

Jim Barnier: Cooper Building
Enjoy up to 70% off at the boot maker’s end-of-season sale. Friday; 8111 S San Pedro, Los Angeles, 90012

Kitson
Expect up to 80% off women’s, men’s and children’s apparel and accessories; home goods and gifts at the trendy retailer’s Robertson Blvd boutique. Through Sunday; 115 S Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, 90048; 310.859.2652

Lovers + Friends
Head over to suite F101 to get the LA label’s merchandise for $10-30 during their sample sale. Through Saturday; 2301 E 7th St., Los Angeles, 90023

Maje: Beverly Center
For the next two weeks, score 60% off the French brand’s entire fall/winter collection at their Beverly Center location only. 8500 Beverly Blvd., #683, Los Angeles, 90048; 310.360.4888

Reformation: Cooper Building
Enjoy up to 80% off the eco-friendly cult fave brand’s outerwear, dresses, tops and more during their two-day sample sale. Friday; 860 S los Angeles St., Los Angeles, 90014; 213.627.3754

Tarina Tarantino: Sparkle Factory
Save 60-80% off the pink-haired designer’s makeup. In addition, expect to score jewelry, handbags and home decor (cash only). Friday & Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; 910 S broadway, Los Angeles

Zadig & Voltaire
Now through the end of the month, score the edgy French brand’s fall/winter collection and select pieces from their spring line for up to 50% off. 8640 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 90069; 310.358.9616

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