Electric Dusk Drive In
Roll into Downtown’s Electric Dusk Drive In for a screening of The Big Lebowski — you can watch it in your car, or outside in a lawn chair… just make sure you abide by the few rules they do have, dude. Saturday; 1000 San Julian St., Los Angeles, 90015

Restaurateurs Jacques and Marc Fiorentino and partner Mary Anne Reyes take the decision making out of dinner with a menu devoted exclusively to steak frites. Don’t fill up! Get a custom cheese plate for dessert. Open Daily, 5:30 pm-midnight; 7166 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; 323.274.2319

Grand Park Downtown Bookfest
I am a total book worm. Unite with fellow book lovers at this outdoor celebration of LA-based authors and publishing houses. While you’re there, try your hand at a typewriter, add a line to the world’s longest story, and score new reading material at the Writ Large Press pop-up. Saturday, noon-5 pm; 200 N Grand Ave., Downtown; 213.972.8080

FlyBarre Launches
Join in an hour-long energetic sculpting class designed to tighten and tone your body. A Flywheel DJ curates tunes, so you can sweat it out to a proper beat. ​Preview classes, Friday, 7, 8:15 & 10:45 am, 12:15 & 5:45 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 8:30, 9:30 & 10:45 am, noon. Flywheel Sports, 8599 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; 310.360.7200

Leee Black Childers Photo Exhibition
Lethal Amounts Gallery is hosting an exhibition from photographer (and former assistant to Andy Warhol) Leee Black Childers. Get a look at photos of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Andy Warhol, and Debbie Harry. Now through Saturday, April 19; Lethal Amounts Gallery, 1226 West 7th St.; 213.375.5010

Hometown HiFi Exhibition
What started in Jamaican clubs in the ’60s has continued to evolve into Dub culture. Presented by Sonos, this multimedia, interactive exhibit is sure to get rowdy and loud. Now through April 24, every Wednesday through Sunday from 12 p-6 pm; Sonos Studio, 145 N La Brea Ave.

Sommelier Saturdays at Del Frisco’s
Head to Santa Monica for a monthly wine series. It’s a two-hour wine lesson with one of the coty’s top sommeliers along with hors d’oeuvres. You’ll learn the differences between Pinot Noirs from different regions, oaked vs. unoaked Chardonnay and the art of sounding savvy when speaking with a restaurant’s sommelier. $35; Last Saturday of every month; March 29, 1 pm; 1551 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica; 310.395.7333

Cabaret Versatile’s monthly show at First & Hope
In the intimacy of First & Hope supperclub, experience the “joie de vivre” of the Cabaret Versatile. From the spectacular French Cancan to the sexiness of French Burlesque, let the dancers, singers and acrobat take you for a spin in their unique world of French folie! The opening act is “La French Touche.” This month, the talented Emmanuelle Girard, will delight you with a French flavored repertory. Cabaret Versatile is the only authentic French Cabaret troupe in California. French native, since her childhood, the creator Lola Ohlala studied dance and acting with amazing artists such as Nicole Mérouse (Comédie Française) or Jean-Claude Cotillard (father of the famous Marion). For more than 10 years now she’s been dancing and choreographing for the world of French Cabaret. $20 online, $25 at the door; March 28, doors: 8 pm, preshow: 8:30 pm, show: 9:15 pm;  First & Hope, 710 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dancing with Dragons
Dress the part of your favorite Game of Thrones character and celebrate with DJs, dancing, and Game of Thrones themed drink specials. Sit on the Iron Throne while sipping Brewery Ommegang’s limited-edition Fire and Blood ale here. $5 with RSVP here; $8 door; Saturday 9:30 pm; Grand Star Jazz Club, 943 N. Broadway, Chinatown; 213.626.2285

The Shit Showcase Comedy Show
It’s sure to be a shit show at this new monthly stand-up show led by transplanted Chicago comedian, Ever Mainard. Besides comedy, join in chug-offs, shots as prizes, and a hot dog man. $3.80 hereFriday, 7 pm; The Good Nite, 10721 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood; 818.850.3485

Ramen Yokocho
A total of 14 ramen-ya’s are serving at Santa Anita Park. (one ramen burger from Fujin). $8/bowl; Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-6 pm; 285 W Huntington Dr., Arcadia, 91007

Tap, Cheer & Give
This event celebrates the best of locally produced craft beer and music while featuring cause-supporting brands that are making a positive impact on their community, environment, employees, or humanity as a whole. This is an all access pass to some of the best breweries our city has to offer! With educational courses, music and the chance to support some of the most innovative socially-responsible brands and the non-profit causes they support, Tap, Cheer & Give has reinvented “beer-tasting” for the thirsty and curious giver. So, grab a glass and let’s party with a purpose! Unlimited sampling of 20+ beers, grooving DJs, 20-minute crash courses to further attendees appreciation of craft beer, and gourmet food trucks make up this one-of-kind festival. In addition, every attendee will be able to select one of the five causes represented at the event to which 10% of their ticket price will be donated. $35 – 45; Saturday, 2-6 pm;  Cross Campus, 1558-A Tenth Street, Santa Monica, 90401

LA Canvas Presents: The Third Annual Carnivale
It’s a party you can’t miss! Get access to an open bar, carnival games, DJs, and some awesome swag. $25; Saturday, 9 pm; Mack Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Ave., Downtown

Downtown Modernism
This weekend, check out this outdoor marketplace that’s returning to Modernica’s DTLA factory for its second installment of mid-century modern retail therapy. Expect over 60 furniture, art and decor dealers, including Conscious HomeDanish Modern NoHo, Modern One and more. In addition, there’ll be plenty of food vendors, a gourmet coffee kiosk and an organic ice cream stand. Downtown Dog Rescue will be hosting an on-site adoption booth for those of you looking for a new furry friend. $3 (free fro kids); on-site parking is free; Sunday, 8 am- 2 pm; 2901 Saco St., Los Angeles, 90058

SoulCycle Pitch Perfect Ride
The soundtrack to Pitch Perfect definitely gets you moving. Join in this workout and pedal and sing along. Friday, 5:30 pm; 11640 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood

Diana: Legacy of a Princess

View heirlooms, photos, and fashions of Princess Diana. Her evening gowns and dresses will definitely inspire your wardrobe. Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, 90802; 877.342.0738

Glow Yoga
exhale spa will be hosting Glow Yoga, which is a complimentary 60-minute Flow Yoga class that’s outdoors under the historic fig tree at The Fairmont. Each year, The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows turns out the lights and operates by candlelight to welcome spring and honor the Earth with ‘Earth Hour’. All levels are welcome, so bring your mat and let’s Glow and Flow together! Saturday; 8:30-9:30 pm; The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401; 310.576.7777

Magnificent 7 Male Revue
Even if you don’t have a bachelorette party coming up, these hot male dancers are ready to perform so you can eye up their goods. Saturday, 29, 6:30-10:30 pm; Busby’s East, 5364 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire

Vintage Clothing & Textile Show
If Diana’s wardrobe didn’t inspire you, this surely will. Join in this vintage experience, that has sixty-five exhibitors selling and displaying antique textiles and vintage clothing. Sunday, 9 am-3 pm; Pickwick Gardens, 1001 Riverside Dr., Burbank

Sunday Funday K9 Extravaganza
PoshPetCare and Kombucha Dog are partnering up to show you and your pooch a good time. Get a complimentary play date and sip yummy cocktails! Plus, the first 20 guests to check in at PoshPetCare will get a gift bag for their furry friend. Sunday 30, noon; Vaucluse Lounge, 8210 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood

Sundance Composers Lab
Whenever you hear Don’t You (Forget About Me), you always think of the last scene in The Breakfast Club. Harry Gregson-Williams will share his creative techniques and give you a chance to see how music shapes a film. Sunday, 2 pm; Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, 9390 N Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills

Beer & Wine Block Party
This event is all about grilled bites, beer and wine tastings! Put on your eatin’ pants and get to it. Sunday, 3-6 pm; Warren’s Blackboard, 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood

National Something on a Stick Day
Celebrate everything you eat on a skewer, kebab, satay, lollipop, or on a popsicle stick. Chef Ricardo Zarate honorsPeruvian street food at Picca with anticuchos, or small bites of grilled, skewered meat. The most popular and adventurous, the Anticucho Corazon, is made from beef heart. There is also Anticucho Lengua, a braised ox tongue, or Culita, braised chicken tail. Catch  inside Hotel Casa del Mar is serving up S’mores Lollipops. At CAFE del REY, grab skewered Grilled Tiger Shrimp with curry cilantro marinade on a bed of farro, cucumber, edamame, haricot vert, and harissa vinaigrette. Nest at WP24 in The Ritz-Carlton, Downtown Los Angeles has the Creamsicle made with Kalamansi sorbet and vanilla ice cream blend together. Katana has a Wagyu & Lobster Skewer with Uni Butter and Truffle Essence, while the Robata Bar has the Ise Ebi, a skewer of ½  lobster tail with yuzu butter.

Latin Inspired Menu at 41 Ocean
Executive Chef Jimmy Martinez’s new menu includes Swordfish Ceviche, Nopales Farmers Market Salad, Seabass Skillet, Jumbo Baked Crab Tamale and Duck Confit Cassoulet. Craft cocktails including a Spanish Mule and Hibiscus Negroni, as well as beer, wine and an extensive tequila collection will be available. 1541 Ocean Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401; 310.879.4141

Public School 310 Brunch
This Culver City restaurant by Chopped (One of my faves) winner Lauren Kyles has a new weekend brunch full of fried chicken Jidori & waffles, roasted veggie hash & eggs, stuffed French toast, and chicken sausage & cheddar grits. See the menu here; there’ll be a test later. 9411 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 90232; 310.558.0414

Café Rockenwagner Serves Brunch
The brunch menu will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays serving savory and sweet plates like Avocado Crostini, Grilled Weisswurst, Huevos Rancheros, Authentic German Apple Pancake Soufflé, Chicken, Apple, & Baby Kale Salad, Brioche French Toast Custard, The Pretzel Burger and Steak Salad. Craft beer, wine and cocktails will be available for both. Starting Saturday, March 29th; Saturday & Sunday,  8 am-4 pm; 1168 S. Barrington Ave., Brentwood, 90049; 310.478.6313

Littlefork Brunch
Angelenos love bottomless brunches. Here, purchase any entrée at and for $12 extra, you can get unlimited pours of Littlefork Punch, Bloody “Larrys” (made with bourbon and house-smoked tomato juice), regular ol’ Marys, and mimosas (for those who just want to kick it old school). They are serving up smoked meat hash, good morning burger, breakfast poutine and brioche French toast. See the whole menu here. 1600 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, 90028; 323.465.3675

The Must Brunch
You and your dog (yes, dog friendly patio here) haven’t had a fried chicken-n-hoecake in a while. Get to The Must for those and other dishes like homemade, chunky corned beef hash with poached duck eggs, the McMustwich along with cocktails  like spicy, Syrah-spiked Bloody Marys. 117 Winston St., Los Angeles, 90013; 213.628.2000

The Ceviche Project
When this pop-up is going down, you can expect Casamigos Tequila and Caliche Rum. You’ll get a five-course seafood tasting menu with custom cocktail pairings. Sunday, 1 pm; the top-secret Arts District location is only revealed to those who get a ticket here.

W Los Angeles – Westwood’s Boozy Brunch
Kickoff of the season with Executive Chef, Dakota Weiss’ news menus for NINETHIRTY and The Backyard this spring. Before the new menus are released, the hotel is holding an exclusive, boozy Cabana Brunch available every Saturday and Sunday till Memorial Day. Book the brunch and choose from a choice of entrees off the new brunch menu, and enjoy one or two bottles of Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label, depending on the size of the group. $150-300; 310.443.8218


Frame Denim
This line founded in 2012 by London-bred Swedes Jens Grede and Erik Torstensson is having its first-ever sample sale here. Stop by Mezzanine 2 at DTLA’s Cooper Building to score up to 75% off on all denim bottoms, including pants, shorts and crops. Prices start at $40! Friday, 12-3 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, 90014

Heidi Merrick
Enjoy deep discounts on the LA designer’s merchandise, including items for $50. Friday & Saturday; 850 S Broadway, Ste 903, Los Angeles, 90014; 323.717.2153

Score deals on the LA-based luxury brand’s handmade shoes and handbags during their two-day sample sale. Friday & Saturday; 1024 N Orange Dr., Los Angeles, 90038

Rich & Skinny Denim, 27 Miles Malibu and More
Score 50-5% off new and used women’s merchandise from Rich & Skinny Jeans, boho cool brand 27 Miles Malibu and more designer brands at A List Sample Sale’s one-day sale. Sunday, 11 am-4:30 pm; 6410 W 6th St., Los Angeles, 90048; 323.841.3000

Show Me Your Mumu, More
Score big on the LA brand’s maxis, crop tops, tanks and more, plus cashmere from 27 Miles Malibu and floral crowns from Flower Gypsies during the two-day sample sale. Friday & Saturday; 2320 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 90291

Stella & Jamie
Take up to 75% off the contemporary LA brand’s spring/summer and fall/winter 2013 collections. Friday; 860 S Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, 90014; 213.627.3754

Sugar Paper
Save 50-80% off the luxe LA letterpressers’ stylish stationery, wall art and more during their first sample sale. Saturday; 2032 Stoner Ave., Los Angeles, 90025

Score the designer’s colorful accoutrements, cosmetics and more at 50-80% off during her two-day sale at the Sparkle Factory. Friday & Saturday;

910 Broadway, Los Angeles, 90015

California Market Center
Enjoy deals at hundreds of showrooms full of men’s, women’s and kids’ apparel; gift and home decor, furniture and more. Saturday from 10 am-3:30 pm, the deals continue with up to 85% off of designer brands like Young Fabulous and Broke, Eva Franco, DKNY and others during the market’s Saturday Sale (admission is $2). Friday & Saturday; 110 E 9th St., Los Angeles, 90079; 213.630.3600




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