Summer Champagne Social
The 18th Street Arts Center opens for Champagne, studio tours and activities. Participating artists include David McDonald, Yvette Gellis, media art organization EZTV, Mapa Teatro, and many more. In addition, Taipei-based artist Chih-Chien Chen presents FLOWING and Los Angeles artist Candice Lin hosts a workshop in the Artist Lab. Sunday, 11 am-3 pm; 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404

Flowerboy Project Opens
KNIBB DESIGN, the environmental design firm behind The LINE Hotel, is opening their first retail/cafe concept, Flowerboy Project. The storefront is an extension of their Venice based design studio on Lincoln Blvd that is a new hybrid spot of retail, café, food and fresh cut flowers. The shop features different types of potted plants, spaces to hang out with friends, fresh cut flowers, food, drink, and take aways including sandwiches using Clark Street Bread, shaved truffles, and other ingredients from Madam Monsieur Boutique Sandwiches. There’s also pastries from Sharon Wang from Sugarbloom Bakery, Harriet’s Cheesecake Unlimited, ALMA handmade chocolates, organic Vittoria Italian style espresso, sparkling water, and a selection of Clover Juices. Shop framed artwork from photographer Will Adler, clothing and accessories from Apolis, Clare V, Miansai, jewelry from Vendome Yamada, fragrances from Rodin and Feile, Gabriela Artigas, and Vere Verto. Open Monday – Sunday, 7 am; 824 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90291; 310.452.3900

Summer Tune Up-Yoga
Perform downward dog in the beautiful poolside setting at the newly renovated W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills. The weekly experience is led by celebrity fitness trainer and Lululemon Athletica Brand Ambassador, Elise Joan. Indulge in Zico Coconut Water mimosas, offered complimentary after each class, along with a 20% brunch discount at Backyard restaurant. Free; Sundays through September, 9 am; WET Deck, W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills, 930 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA; 310.208.8765

Into the Night
Watch a live liquid light show by the Joshua Light Show as you hear synth-pop act Tamaryn and psych rock band Mystic Braves perform live at the Skirball Cultural Center. You can also watch the sun set and check out more concerts Thursdays this summer, from July 23-August 27. The 19th annual free series features an eclectic mix of traditions and styles from Afro-Columbian funk and psychedelic Malian music to pan-Middle Eastern and America grooves. Highlights of the showcase include La Chiva Gantiva, Bassekou Kouaté and Ngoni Ba and Novalima among others. $20; Friday; 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 310.440.4500

To Live and Dine in LA
USC Annenberg professor Josh Kun and Chef Roy Choi are going to Skylight Books to discuss To Live and Dine in LA: Menus and the Making of the Modern City. The book features over 200 menus to chronicle the movement of food trends in LA—some dating as far back as the 19th century. Friday, 7:30 pm; Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Re Creo Supper Club
Re Creo Supper Club was created from a chef from Bestia and a chef from Saint Martha. Signup for their dinner and feast on Oreo-crusted pork belly, Frito pie gnocchi and apple pie gazpacho. $85 donation; Saturday, 7:30 pm; RSVP here

The Springs’ Vegan Wine & Cheese Tasting
in Downtown Los Angeles will be holding their second monthly Vegan Wine & Cheese Tasting.  This month, The Springs’ sommeliers have chosen a 6 wine flight of summertime-inspired Rieslings and Rosés paired with house-made vegan cheeses. $20; Sunday, 3 pm; 608 Mateo St., Los Angeles, CA 90021; RSVP: tickets@thespringsla.com

Grindhouse at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s homage to the horror and action movies of the grindhouse era is a complete experience with a double feature, fake trailers, and missing reels. Deathproof and Planet Terror, starring Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Rose Mcgowan, Bruce Willis and Josh Brolin, are wild, gory, sexy and sleazy. $15Saturday, doors: 7:15 PM, show: 9:00 PM; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Cinema on the Street Presents Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
Downtown Santa Monica’s outdoor movie series Cinema on the Street returns with a screening of one of my most favorite films, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, starring the zany and always entertaining Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. Sing along with Oompa Loompas and savor delicious Belgian chocolate bars from KC Chocolatier. A few fortunate moviegoers will unwrap Golden Tickets and win free gifts from the gourmet chocolate company. Installations include an interactive photobooth and a chance to win VIP seating in an outdoor viewing lounge styled by West Elm. Friday, 8 pm; 1400 block Third Street Promenade

Hey There Muscles
The Santa Monica Pier and the Ferrigno family fitness dynasty have teamed up for the second year of Hey There Muscles – Lean Fitness by Ferrigno FIT. Hey There Muscles offers a complete overhaul of mind, body and spirit with classes focused on creating lean muscle, and education on healthy living and eating habits. Classes will be led by a rotating team of Ferrigno FIT instructors and nutrition experts, including acclaimed actor and body builder, Lou Ferrigno, and his daughter and business partner, Shanna. The series will kick off this Saturday with Shanna Ferrigno and Ferrigno FIT’s newest Fitness Director, Alexis Olerio, focusing on core and shoulders strength. With the sound of the ocean as a backdrop, head to the West End of the Pier for interval bodyweight exercises, including stretching, resistance training, weights, kickboxing and nutrition and motivational pep-talks. Each class offers total body workouts in a judgment-free environment for all levels, and they are designed to be a 360-experience from mind to muscle, concentrating on a different area of the body each week. Bring water and towels. Weights, mats, bands and other necessary equipment will be provided. Free, every Saturday, 9 am (July 18-August 8); Santa Monica Pier

Adult Milkshakes at Del Frisco’s Grille at Irvine Spectrum
Kids aren’t the only  ones having all the fun this summer. Jump on $7 Adult Milkshakes with the purchase of any entrée in honor of National Ice Cream Month. Made with Nocello Walnut Liquer, Crème de Cacao, chocolate liquer and real vanilla ice cream, the decadent dessert is usually $11, but anyone who orders an entrée will enjoy The Adult Milkshake for just $7. Friday through July 26; 772 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618; 949.341.0376

Fusicology Third Fridays at FIGat7th
Enjoy a listening party with Resident DJ MONALISA and special guests. Usher in the weekend with great happy hour food and drinks while listening to awesome music under the stars. Join us for a special tribute to living legend, Stevie Wonder, on Friday July 18th with special guest DJ’s from Motown on Mondays LA. Take your Saturdays to a whole new groovier, cooler level with City Vibes, a wide-ranging sound experience of live performances and spinning by iconic Los Angeles DJ’s with the heart of the City as your backdrop curated by KCRW DJ, Anthony Valadez. Upcoming performances include Joey Dosik with Anthony Valadez on July 18, The Rebirth with Aaron Byrd on August 1, Dallas Austin with Anthony Valadez on August 15, Fabiano do Nascimento with Jeremy Sole onSeptember 5, and Mocky with Anthony Valadez on September 19 from 4pm – 7pm, TASTE Courtyard  Friday, 4-8 pm

Villains Tavern
The dark carnival canteen in DTLA’s Arts District, promises summer fun. Join them in DTLA for Live Band Karaoke: Death to the DJ. That’s what live karaoke band Casual Encounters has planned for you. You’ll front a live band, sing for free and most likely off-key – but no one’s judging. They’re too busy drinking. Sundays at 8 p.m; 1356 Palmetto St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

30th California Spirit Fundraiser
The American Cancer Society with host, Rocco DiSpirito, is putting on the 30th California Spirit fundraiser at Sony Pictures Studio with an evening that includes samplings from the best chefs, wineries, and mixologists in Los Angeles, silent and live auctions, live entertainment, and a raffle for a 2015 Ford Fusion Energi from the Southern California Ford Dealers. Try food from Bouchon Beverly Hills with chef/ proprietor Thomas Keller in attendance, hand crafted cocktails created by renowned mixologist Julian Cox, and the opportunity to sample from Catch & Release, Redbird, ICDC, Barrel & Ashes, chi SPACCA, Lemonade, Knuckle & Claw, Picca, Tavern, A Sweet Savory, and wine and spirits from Malibu Vineyards, Mystic Hills Vineyard, The Wine House, Greenbar Distillery, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and LVP Sangria. $350/person, $3,500/table of 10; Sunday, 4 pm; Sony Pictures Studio

HUSHfest: West Coast v. East Coast Hip Hop
HUSHconcerts (formerly known as Silent Frisco) is back with its monthly concerts on the west end of Santa Monica Pier. Catch the sunset over the ocean and hear some of SoCal’s finest DJs. This weekend, join in WEST COAST v. EAST COAST HIP HOP with the best of N.W.A, Tupac, Snoop and co. on 1 channel with Biggie, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, and more. Sol Rising (Lu Fam Pro) reps the EC while DJ Amore One (Luminaires, Lu Fam Pro) holds down the Westside. HUSH residents Gentle Giant and PZB open. $10, includes all-night headset rental, $40/VIP (Includes all-day headset rental and lounge access with hosted beer, wine, and margaritas from 7-10 pm); Saturday, 7 pm; Santa Monica Pier

East LA Meets Napa & Bordeaux
AltaMed’s premier fundraiser, East LA Meets Napa, is celebrating 10 years. ELAMN will feature wines from many areas including Mexico, Bordeaux and Napa regions. Latino owners, chefs, and representatives from 30 restaurants and 30 wineries showcase their wonderful food and wines. This event includes a VIP pre-event reception, a brief program, live entertainment, dancing, all the food you can eat, all the wine you can drink, and a surprise or two! $150; Friday, 6-9 pm; 800 N Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Rental Car Rally
Rental Car Rally is a competitive road trip. You get a car. You gather a team. You wear a costume. And then you compete for cash and prizes. Throughout the night you’ll hit about 10 checkpoints. And all along the way, every other costumed competitor will be trying to sabotage your chance at victory. Should you make it to the end of this journey having a) driven the fewest miles and b) impressed the most competitors, then you’re are going home with a golden gas pump and five-hundred dollars worth of loose change. $189; Friday-Sunday

White Light White Night
The night benefits Los Angeles non-profit Walk With Sally, an organization dedicated to providing free mentoring support programs to children of parents or siblings with cancer – one child at a time, one heart at a time. Wear white to this event with live music from Super Diamond [The Neil Diamond Tribute], gourmet bites from over 20 restaurants during the Taste of Los Angeles, and beverages and specialty cocktails from local craft breweries and boutique wineries. Why wear white? While growing up, Nick Arquette, founder of Walk With Sallys’ mother, Sally, was diagnosed with cancer and believed in the healing spirit of the color white. Throughout the world the symbolism of the color white claims to stimulate a person’s own divine nature into healing one’s self, known as the “White Light of Healing and Protection”. In honor of that belief, Walk With Sally invites you to come together on a beautiful summer night to celebrate hope, healing, and everyone that has come to battle cancer. $200+; Saturday, 5-11 pm; The Rooftop of the Plaza at Continental Park in El Segundo, CA, 870 Nash St., El Segundo 90245

RootDown LA
Get to the Wiltern for an afternoon of delicious healthy foods with seasonal, farm-to-table dinner catered by Jennie Cook’s Catering, featuring veggies grown by RootDown LA, a South Central based non-profit whose goal is to empower high school students to build stronger communities by cooking and growing healthy food, right where they live. During cocktail hour, take a tour of the new RootDown- designed pop up garden, chat with heath specialist, and learn about food properties while sampling local beer and bites. Koreatown’s Beer Belly will curate the tap paired with tastes by Roy Choi’s, Whole Foods, Café Gratitude, The Pot, Gjelina, REBBL, and more. To incorporate the Wiltern’s music presence, KCSN’s DJ Adam Ferrick will be spinning local tunes. Then join in the family style dinner of three courses (salads, mains, dessert). $20/Cocktail hour & 5 beer samples, $65/General Admission (Includes cocktail hour, 5 beer samples, dinner with wine, LA Grow gift bag, one plant from the pop-up garden), $95/VIP (Includes parking, cocktail hour, 5 beer samples, dinner with wine, LA Grow gift bag, one plant from the pop-up garden); Sunday, 4:30 pm; 3790 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010; 213.531.0557

Rubio’s CoastFest
Rubio’s is inviting you to its 4th annual Rubio’s CoastFest, which is one of the largest organized beach cleanups in San Diego. The clean up includes a celebration of the ocean with live music, complimentary food (Santa Fe Crusted Tilapia Taco that’s not yet on the menu, handmade guacamole and chips, freshly prepared salsa) and drinks, a beer garden, and dozens of activities for kids of all ages including a mobile ocean education center, surf lessons, disc golf, surf-shaped corn-hole and more. This year’s event is gearing up to be even bigger with the addition of performances by one of Billboard magazine’s chart-ranking artists, The Mowgli’s, as well as popular children’s band Hullaballo. Additional experiences include an exhibit from the California Surf Museum, pop-up gardens featuring fresh ingredients used in Rubio’s dishes, an outdoor cinema provided by Cox Media and photo booth provided by Cox Communications. Saturday, 10 am; 200 N The Strand, Oceanside, CA 92054


194t, J Brand, Acne Studios, More
Get pieces from 194t, J Brand, Acne Studios, C&C, True Religion, Walter, Filippa K, Hudson, and more for $20-80 a pop during the multi-designer sample sale in Tarzana. Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-5 pm; 18600 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356

Flynn Skye
Take 50-90% off the local boho label’s maxi dresses, tops, bottoms, and more during the two-day sample sale in Venice. Saturday, 10 am-4 pm, Sunday, 10 am-3 pm; 2320 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Fresh Laundry
Get the luxe contemporary label’s USA-made silk tops, knitwear, maxi dresses, and more basics for $15 a piece during the two-day sample sale; plus, buy 10 or more items and score each for $10 a piece. Friday & Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; 1815 Tyburn St., Glendale, CA 91204

Goodwill Flagship & Outlet Center
Enjoy deep discounts furniture, home goods, rugs, and more during Goodwill’s summer clearance sale. Saturday & Sunday, 8 am-8 pm; 3150 N San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, CA, 90065

J Brand Factory Outlet
Now until the designer denim outlet closes (July 27th or sooner), score everything for $60 and under during the LA denim brand’s factory outlet closing sale. 1225 E Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.748.1408

Joe’s Jeans
Snag the LA denim label’s bottoms for $35; shorts, dresses, rompers, hoodies, and jackets for $25; footwear for $20; and tops for $10 to $20 during the three-day warehouse sale at the brand’s Commerce HQ. Plus, spend $100 or more and get a free pair of shoes. Friday, 12-4 pm, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm, and Sunday, 10 am-3 pm; 2340 South Eastern Ave., Commerce, CA 90040

Get the preppy brand’s women’s, men’s, and kids apparel starting at $10 during the two-day sample sale. Friday & Saturday, 10 am-4:30 pm; 2712 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403; 877.787.4703

Kain, Vere Verto, Joah Brown, More
Get up to 70% off basics by Kain and Joah Brown; contemporary-chic apparel by Theonne and Tambourine; eco-conscious, hand-dyed clothing by Tina+Jo; globally-inspired apparel by Carolina K.; ethical apparel by St. Roche; and convertible luxe leather bags by Vere Verto during eM Productions’s two-day summer sample sale. Friday, 10:30 am-6 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.627.3754

Find first-quality jackets and rompers for $25; pants for $20; shorts, skirts, and shirts for $15; and knits for $10; plus sample quality items for $5 to $20 during the two-day sample sale at the LA denim and activewear label’s Vernon HQ. Friday & Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; 5224 Alcoa Ave., Vernon, CA 90058

Riller & Fount
Enjoy up to 80% off the luxe basics brand’s jersey dresses, tops, skirts, and more during the two-day sample sale in DTLA. Friday, 10 am-3 pm; 308 East 9th St., Suite 407, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Shaine Mote, Kieley Kimmel, Black Crane
Get deep discounts on minimalist-cool clothing from Shaina Mote, Kieley Kimmel, and Black Crane during the two-day sample sale in DTLA. Friday & Saturday, 12-6 pm; 719 S Los Angeles St., Suite 726, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Very J and Love Rich
Enjoy major discounts on apparel from the contemporary juniors brands during the one-day sample sale in DTLA. Friday, 11 am-5 pm; 1935 E 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

Objects Without Meaning
Objects Without Meaning is hosting a sample sale in DTLA. Expect major discounts on dresses, tops, bottoms, and accessories. The first 50 people that walk through the door will receive a free pair of denim. Friday & Saturday, 12-6 pm; Om Studio, 120 E. 8th St. 2nd Fl.,  Los Angeles, CA 90014

Calder Blake
Score deep discounts on the cool LA label’s samples and spring 2015 pieces at its new Mar Vista boutique. Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-4 pm; 11708 Washington Place, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Enjoy 15 to 30% off modern home furnishings, seating, storage, accessories, decor, and more showroom floor models during the contemporary Danish design company’s end-of-season sale. Now through August 30th; 434 N La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 310.866.5177

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