This Weekend: Celebrate Outside

— by Caroline on Crack

What are you up to this weekend?

Friday, May 2

Grand Opening of the Americana at Brand in Glendale
The mall that took $400 million and two years to make is finally opening tomorrow and shoppers rejoice. The first 300 customers into the new Urban Outfitters there get a free UO/Glendale tote. The first 200 at the H&M store get a free T-shirt and maybe a $10-$300 gift card (gc winners are randomly selected). The first 300 frugal fashionistas at Forever 21 will receive $10-$100 gift cards. Shoppers, start your engines.

  • 9am grand opening ceremony, 10am stores open. S Brand Boulevard and E Colorado Street, Glendale (map).

The Little Mermaid Sing-A-Long at the El Capitan
OMG, I LOVE this movie and knew/know the words to every song. That’s why I highly recommend this sing-a-long at the beautiful El Capitan. Sing at the top of your lungs, show no shame. “Part of youuuurr wooorrrrrrrrrrddddd!” Maybe stop by the soda shop next door before the show for a black & white sundae.

  • 7:45pm, through May 11. $13 ($9 through Goldstar). El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood (map). (323) 467-7674.

Saturday, May 3

Nike Beach Clean-Up and Fun Run at Dockweiler Beach
You might think I’m weird but I think this sounds like a really fun event. Help clean up the beach first and then go for a run! AND you get a free breakfast first before the activities. If you bring 9 or more of your friends, you guys will get a Nike gym sack for future workouts.

  • 8am-11am. Dockweiler Beach, 6203 Pacific Avenue, Playa del rey (map).

BodyRock in the Park
There’s a party going off in Griffith Park! DJs spinning til dark, barbecues, volleyball games and you can BYOB just as long as it’s beer or wine. Weekend forecast says high 60s so bring a light sweater and blankets.

  • 2pm-9pm. Free but there’s a $10 suggested donation. Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles (map).