This Weekend: I'll Be Running My Ass Off

— by Caroline on Crack

Sheep in the lobby

Frankly, what with the L.A. marathon this Sunday I can’t do any of the following fun stuff. Waah! I’ll be too busy freaking out, I mean, preparing for my run. Anyhoo, that shouldn’t stop you.

Friday, February 29

Free Pink’s Hot Dogs
Do you like Pink’s hot dogs so much that you’d eat one for breakfast? If so, you’ll be happy to know that the Farrelly Brothers are giving away free Pink’s dogs to promote their new TV series, Unhitched. Only the first 500 die-hard dog eaters to show up Friday and Saturday mornings will get the treat.

  • 9:30am, Friday and Saturday. Pink’s, 709 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles (map). (323) 931-4223.

Corduroy Magazine Issue 2 Launch Party
What’s more swank than a magazine launch party at an arty bar? Corduroy Magazine is throwing an issue release party at part bar/part gallery, Mandrake in Culver City. Beats will be provided by BFF. To party like a hipster RSVP asap to

  • Free. 9pm-2am. Mandrake Bar, 2692 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Culver City (map).

Saturday, March 1

Ella Moss, BCBG, And Splendid Sample Sale
I luuuves my one red Ella Moss dress and wish I had more cuz I always get compliments on it. Fortunately there will be a sample sale where you, me, everyone can rack up on party frocks, saving up to 70% off everything. There will also be tops, swimwear, bags, etc. on sale with sizes ranging from 0 to 12.

  • 10am-4pm. Marriott Residence Inn, 1177 S. Beverly Drive, Los Angeles (map).

Free Yogurt at Red Mango
Even though the West L.A. Red Mango has been open for awhile now, it’s celebrating its official grand opening with free yogurt and prizes. Come by and snag your own cup of creamy goodness.

  • 12pm-4pm. Red Mango, 10913 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles (map). (310) 474-4154.

Sunday, March 2

Spaceland’s 13th Anniversary Party: $13 for 13 Bands
In honor of its 13th birthday, Spaceland is offering 13 bands for only $13! Come celebrate one of L.A.’s fave live music venues with the likes of Oliver Future, The Blood Arm, Run Run Run, and 400 Blows, to name but a few.

  • $13. 1pm. Spaceland, 1717 Silver Lake Boulevard, Los Angeles (map).

J-Boogie and Sake1 DJ Battle at Custom Hotel
Oooh, it’s going down at the Custom Hotel. Two DJs battle for your enjoyment. San Francisco’s J-Boogie and Sake1 end their music melee all over town at the hotel’s poolsize Sundaze Series. Best part? It’s all for free!

  • Free. 1-9pm. Custom Hotel, 8639 Lincoln Boulevard, Playa del Rey (map). (310) 645-0400.