This Weekend: Your City Is a Wonderland

— by Caroline on Crack


Friday, September 28

LF Store’s 3-Day Blowout Sidewalk Sale
Help LF Store out by clearing out their remaining 2007 spring and summer fashions so they can make way for the upcoming season. Pleassse? They’ll give you 75-90% off selected merchandise. Think about it, $200 shoes are now $18. And it’s all for a good cause: fall and winter fashion. You’ve got three locations to choose from.

  • Friday, September 28-Sunday, September 30. 2736 Main Street, Santa Monica, (310) 584-9371. 133 N. Larchmont Boulevard, Los Angeles, (323) 465-1000. 278 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, (949) 497-9194.

Fred Segal’s Annual Sale
Wanna shop like a celebutante but can’t afford to? Well, Fred Segal, clothier to the stars, is having its Annual Sale where designer wear for men and women are marked down 50%. The sale runs til all the clearance is cleared out. Get there before all the good stuff is taken.

  • 8100 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood. (323) 651-4129.

6th Annual Feast of San Gennaro
Ohhh, aaaay, three days of Italian food and wine hosted by Adam Corolla and Jimmy Kimmel. Nuff said. Oh wait, one more thing, Bada Bingo, bingo played with Italian-American celebs. OK, OK, and there’s also live music, bocce ball games, karaoke and a cooking stage where you can learn recipes, all in celebration of Italian culture.

  • Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30. 11am-10pm. $5. 1651 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood.

Soul Food at Royale
On the last Friday of every month, Royale on Wilshire presents a soul food event featuring a special soul food menu, R&B music from local radio djs and 1/2 off soul food appetizers menu. A new artist music lounge goes off from 8:30 to 9:30pm and more music continues for the rest of the night til 2am. So chow down on mac n’ cheese and spare ribs then work it off on the dance floor to hip-hop classics from the ’70s-’90s.

  • 8:30pm. No cover. Wilshire Royale, 2619 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. RSVP here or send an email to

Saturday, September 29

Neighborhood Music Festival 2007
How Hollywood is this? Steve Aoki and DJ AM spinning sets back to back. And even Brent Bolthouse — nightlife impresario responsible for Hyde, Area and Privilege — is djing, albeit in the VIP area. Definitely more hipster than raver scene. But hard-core partyers can hit up this festival first since it starts at 3 and then make their way over to the Nocturnal Festival for the ultimate dance party just 3.5 miles away.

  • 3pm-2am. General admission $40, VIP $80. 3911 South Figueroa Street, Downtown L.A.

Nocturnal Festival
I soo want to go to this! I wanna dance to Chemical Brothers, Paul Van Dyk and Benny Benassi, among others. If you go, remember to drink lots of Gatorade before and after cuz you’ll definitely work up a sweat at this here party/festival. General admission is $60 and VIP is $150. With VIP you get access to a hosted vodka bar, special viewing deck of the main stage and, most importantly, special restrooms.

  • 7pm-4am. General admission $60, VIP $150. Nocturnal 2007, 836 Francisco Street, Downtown L.A.

Sunday, September 30

Down the Rabbit Hole at the Bar
Hurting from all that dancing in wonderland on Saturday? Drop down the rabbit hole at The Bar on Sunset where you can sit back, drink and listen to some soothing blues. And if you can even muster up some brain power, you can share a game of Connect Four and Backgammon with your buddies. Johnny from Kings will be playing his blend of hard-core urban blues this Sunday and the last Sunday of every month.

  • 9pm. The Bar, 5851 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood. (323) 468-9154.

23rd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival
The ultimate summer block party to end the season, Abbot Kinney’s in Venice. This 23rd annual event is celebrating Venice’s 102 years of community and this time it’s going green with eco-friendly vendors and seminars and environmental issues. I know, doesn’t sound all THAT fun. But two stages for live music, three food tents and 300 vendors featuring handcrafted goods sounds cool. And after what you did on Saturday, don’t you want a mellow Sunday anyway?

  • 10am-6pm. Abbot Kinney between Main Street and Venice Boulevard.