Weekend

Earth Day $1 Sale at Buffalo Exchange
Give every animal a chance! Buffalo Exchange will host its annual Earth Day $1 Sale, where all proceeds from the purchase of $1 items will be donated to The Fund for Animals, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States. The Fund for Animals operates the nation’s largest and most diverse network of animal care centers. Annual Earth Day benefits at Buffalo Exchange locations have raised over $464,000 for environmental causes since 1997. Saturday, locations here.

Mainland Poke Shop Opens
Get a taste of Hawaii with this fresh, chef-driven dining option from Ari Kahan, who has Executive Chef Kayson Chong, formerly of BOA and Rockenwagner, in the kitchen. Chong is elevating poke with fresh sauces, toppings, and daily selection of fish. Offering customizable bowls, you select a base of white or brown rice, or salad and chose raw fish like Ahi, Salmon, Albacore, tofu, and a rotating daily option. Toppings include avocado, Kuku’i Nut, Maui Onions, masago, sesame seeds, Furikake, green onions, mango, seaweed, chili flakes, jalapeños, rice puffs, pickled ginger, pickled shallots and sauces include Shoyu, Spicy Shoyu, Sriracha aioli, Thai chili coconut sauce, Peruvian citrus, wasabi cream, avocado cream, and agave Teriyaki. 8318 ½ W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Ayara Thai Cuisine Celebrates National Grilled Cheese Month
It’s that time of year again! Yes, April is National Grilled Cheese Month, and Ayara Thai Cuisine is spicing things up with this weekend’s special, Grilled Cheese Sandwich with a spoonful of chili paste. Check out Ayara’s Cheddar & Muenster Sourdough Sandwich with a twist of Thai flare. Next weekend grab the Yum Grilled Artichoke and Shrimp, a refreshing Thai “yum” salad with grilled artichokes and shrimp from the local farmers’ market! Available FridaySunday; 6245 W 87th St., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Sugar Paper Second Annual Warehouse Sale
Sugar Paper will be doing some spring cleaning with their Second Annual Warehouse Sale. The sale will take place at Sugar Paper’s airy west LA studio and will include everything from gorgeous letterpress cards and notesets to bright art prints and chic notepads. Prices will be 50-70% off a selection of the brand’s lust-worthy pieces. Stop by and stock up! Rustic Coffee will also be hanging out, selling their delicious pastries and coffee. Cash only; Saturday, 10 am-2 pm; 2032 Stoner Avenue, Suite B, Los Angeles 

Large Marge Pop-Up
Still trying to forget school cafeteria fare? The ladies of Large Marge, Courtney McBroom and Leslie Behrens, will take over the bar at Go Get Em Tiger to serve their best lunch lady-inspired dishes. Paired with wines by Jill Bernheimer of Domaine LA and offerings like the Sloppy Marge, this is anything but your typical cafeteria meal. $45; Friday, 7 pm; 230 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004

Bingo in the One Colorado Courtyard
Play Bingo with legendary Bingo’s very own Bingo Boy! This year’s event will also feature a $10 Final Grand Prize Round with proceeds benefiting Mothers’ Club Learning Center of Pasadena, a non-profit providing free social services and educational programs through their on-site learning center to low-income, at-risk families with children ages 0-5. Their unique two-generation programs increase literacy, educational outcomes and the emotional well-being. Free; Sunday, 2-4 pm; One Colorado – 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103

Brokechella
Can’t afford Coachella? Brokechella is your answer. Enjoy food trucks, face painting, fantastic art, and of course music. They’ve got 4 stages, a World Initiative, comedy and variety stage, a huge vendor fair, giant jenga puzzles, and more. It’s their fifth birthday and they are going big! Plus, Healthy Spot, SoCal’s all-in-one pet care retail company specializing in premium, eco-friendly products and grooming services is sponsoring a dog lounge at Puppychella complete with samples, treats, water and a wading pool. $15; Saturday, 3 pm; 590 S Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Bespoke Cycling Opens in DTLA
In the heart of DTLA’s financial district, at FIGat7th, Bespoke Cycling Studio brings an exciting indoor cycling experience, combining athletic coaching with high-energy music. There are four high-intensity classes to burn calories, sculpt and tone the body. Bespoke Cycling Studio has built a team of eclectic professional instructors who all share a love for cycling and fitness during classes that range from 45-60-minutes, seven days a week. Morning classes start at 6 am and evening classes begin at 5:30 pm. In addition to the morning and evening classes, they offer a 30-minute express lunchtime class Monday-Friday, plus, enjoy complimentary shoe rentals, L’Occitane natural beauty shower amenities, alkaline water station, and conveniences such as digital lockers, towels, and fresh fruit. You can also opt-in to our tailored fit services including preset cycling shoes, weights and bikes. 735 S. Figueroa St. #105 Los Angeles CA 90017,323.545.2444.

Komodo Venice Hosts Chef Samuel Monsour’s “Chuck Taylor’s Fried Chicken All Stars” Pop-Up
Komodo’s Venice location will host the second in the series of Boston Chef Samuel Mousour’s “Chuck Taylor’s Fried Chicken All Stars” pop-ups. You will have a choice of Komodo Executive Chef Erwin Tjahyadi’s happy hour version of Nashville-inspired crispy deep-fried chicken drenched with homemade chili oil or Chef Samuel Monsour’s low country-style in buttermilk brine, Carolina gold sauce, and Bojangles’ fry seasoning. Your ticket includes a half of a fried chicken of choice, miso-bacon corn, cookout slaw, bottomless macaroni & cheese (featuring Vermont Sharp Cheddar and Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale), and an ice cream sandwich. Komodo will be offering two featured drinks for the evening – Spiked Mint Lemonade and Spiked Mint Sweet Iced Tea ($5). Paying homage to the pop-up series name, sneaker artist Brian Staton will be unleashing the second edition of his hand painted Chuck Taylor’s Fried Chicken All Stars kicks, which will be available to order in all sizes at the event ($200). Additionally, you can bring a previously purchased pair of Chuck Taylor Canvas sneakers and Staton will custom paint them with designs ranging from $100-200. $20; Friday, Four seatings: 8 pm, 9 pm, 10 pm and 11 pm; Komodo Venice, 235 Main St., Venice, CA  90291

The Exorcist in the Old Zoo
As if this movie could get any scarier, the outdoor screening is in one of LA’s spookiest locations. It’s also the launch of their summer screenings. Friday, 6 pm; The Old Zoo at Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA

20th Annual L.A. Times Festival Of Books
Speakers at this year’s Festival of Books include Jason Segel, Billy Idol, Malcolm Gladwell, Octavia Spencer, chef Roy Choi, and more. There will be plenty of music, food, and art to add to the book revelry. Saturday & Sunday; USC, 3551 Trousdale Parkway; 213.740.4211

Angel City Brewery Celebrates Spring with a Charitable, Fashion Event
Celebrate Earth Day and the kick-off to spring with a day of fashionable fun to benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. St. Vincent de Paul will be on-site collecting donations of gently-used clothing, shoes and accessories, while also selling items from their downtown shop. Meanwhile artists and local vendors will be set up in the brewery selling artisanal wares. Those who donate five or more products during the event will receive a raffle ticket, redeemable throughout the day to enter to win products from Angel City Brewery, St. Vincent de Paul and Beer Bazaar vendors. The day’s main event will be three fashion shows in the brewery’s Beer Hall at 3 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm. The looks from the shows will be available for purchase following the presentations. Foodism food truck will be parked in the lot serving their signature dishes. Plus, live music from Ben Shaw, Vignes Rooftop Revival, Runson Willis, Eva B Ross Foundation, Fungame, EarthWake, Coresh and DJ Mimi Chakravorty. Saturday, 1-8 pm; 216 S Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.622.1261

 Sales:

Artists & Fleas
Everyone’s favorite curated flee market is back. Don’t miss out on the art, sweet + savory bites, vintage finds, and workshops that Artists and Fleas has to offer on the third weekend of every month. Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm; 647 Mateo St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

Goodwill’s Vintage Sale
Shop 135,000-square-feet of vintage finds in Atwater Village. The Goodwill Southern California (GSC) Community Enrichment Center at Fletcher Square is toasting to Goodwill’s 100-year anniversary next year and offering a selection of rare, retro pieces collected by the non-profit over the last century. 10 item limit per person; merchandise will be sold on a first come, first served basis; items sold as is while supplies last; no additional discounts will be offered or applied; may not be combined with any other offer or coupon; all sales are final. Sunday, 10 am-9 pm; 3150 N San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90065

Kitson’s Warehouse Sale
They are offering up to 80% off on a massive list of labels. Stock up on clothing, shoes, and accessories for women, men, and kids. Expect designers like Brian Lichtenberg, Boy London, Groceries, McQ, Stich’s, Antony Morato, Eleven Paris, Black Kaviar, KWay, Paul Smith, Yosi Samra, Doma, Ash, Supra, Rachel Zoe, La Marque, Aviator Nation, Bella Dahl, Blessed Are The Meek, Gents, Rebecca Minkoff, Frye, Mason’s, RVN, 3×1 Jeans, Black Orchid, House of Harlow, Genetic Denim, Good Hyouman, Autumn Cashmere, Hartford, J Brand, and 7 For All Mankind. Leave your big bags at home. Saturday through Friday, 10 am-7 pm, April 24; 1124 N Citrus Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Brokedown Clothing
Enjoy discounts on the bohemian loungewear label’s fest-ready basics. Friday, 9 am-6 pm; 1604 Babcock St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Désirée Klien, Vere Verto, Kieley Kimmel, More
Get major deals on clothing by Désirée Klien, leather bag brand, Vere Verto, minimalist clothing from Kieley Kimmel, footwear from The Palatines, and accessories by Pari Desai. Friday & Saturday, 12-5 pm; 1709 N Kenmore Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Hudson Jeans
Stock up on current styles for $60 and past-season styles for $40 during the LA-based denim brand’s two-day warehouse sale. Friday, 11 am-6 pm, Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; 5900 Triumph St., Commerce, CA 90040

Rachel Pally
Get the LA designer’s resort andholiday collections for 60-75% off. Expect pieces from her contemporary, plus-size, and baby lines at the three-day warehouse sale. Friday & Saturday, 10 am-6 pm, Sunday, 11 am-4 pm; 201 S Anderson St., Los Angeles, CA 90033 (The entrance is on Azusa Street between S Anderson Street and S Mission Road).

Kao Pao Shu
Snag up to 80% off the LA accessories brand’s origami-like carryalls, clothing, and more. Friday & Saturday; 212 W 12th St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

RVCA
Score discounts on the skate-inspired brand’s clothing, accessories, swimwear, activewear, and more for women, men, and kids during the three-day warehouse sale in Irvine. Friday-Sunday, 9 am-7 pm; 16700 Red Hill Ave., Irvine, CA 92606

Thomas Wylde
Get 60-80% off the label’s womenswear and accessories. Friday, 11 am-8 pm, Saturday, 11 am-6pm; 3231 S La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016; RSVP required: sohini@thomaswylde.com

Active Ride Shop
Stock on merchandise from a host of skate-inspired labels, including Obey, HUF, The Hundreds, Volcom, Diamond Supply Co., and many others during Active Ride Shop’s warehouse sale. Expect to find tees, tops, tanks, and sweatshirts (2 for $30), active tees (2 for $20), jackets ($25), women’s tops ($10) and dresses, $15, footwear (2 for $60, 3 for $84, or 4 for $100), kid’s clothing ($10), and more. Friday, 12-7 pm, Saturday, 9 am-7 pm; 12178 4th St., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

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