This Weekend: Cherry Cupcakes, Derby Girls/Xanadu and an Odd Couple

— by Caroline on Crack

While you’re here enjoying Sprinkles’ new cupcake flavor, checking out that crazy all-day American Apparel flea market sale and enjoying Xanadu with the Angel City Derby Girls, I’ll be in Santa Barbara attending a dear friend’s wedding. Hm.

Friday, July 25

Sprinkles Summer Cherry Cupcakes
Cherry, cherry, baby! Sprinkles is celebrating cherry season with a very special cupcake, Summer Cherry. Made with pureed cherries both in the cake and frosting, this is sure to be your fave summer treat. Available thru August 3. Oh, and FYI, the chocolate marshmallow cupcake is seasonal no more. It’s now part of Sprinkles’ daily flavors!

  • 9635 Little Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills (map). (310) 274-8765.

Roman Holiday and Seven Samurai Screenings in Old Pasadena
It’s his and hers night in Old Pasadena where the girls can enjoy Audrey in her Oscar-winning role as a runaway princess and the dudes can take in a flick about kick-ass samurais defending a village of farmers from bandits. All in a charming outdoor setting.

  • 8:30pm and 10:45pm. Free. One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley, Old Pasadena (map).

Saturday, July 26

Global-Tronic Summer Sessions at the Getty
Say it isn’t so, the last of the summer sessions at the Getty? Well, it goes out with a bang, featuring electronica and world music. Check out DJs Zizek Urban Beats Club, Pacha Massive, DJ Hoseh as well as the 11-member Boogaloo Assassins.

  • 6-9:30pm. Free, no reservations required. The Getty, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles (map).

Xanadu at Angel City Drive-In
OMG, this was one of my favorite movies growing up. I used to skate around the cul de sac I lived on with ribbons in my hair pretending I was Kira (Olivia Newton-John). Now you get to enjoy it with some real skaters as the Angel City Derby Girls will bring you your food. Drive-in and pay $10 or skate in and it’s only $5. Feel free to BYOB as well.

  • Gates open 7:30pm, show starts at 9pm. $5 skate in, $10 drive in. Alexandria Hotel, 240 W. 4th Street (2nd floor), Downtown (map).

Sunday, July 27

American Apparel Factory Flea Market Sale
It’s a flea market! No, it’s a rave! Nope, it’s a carnival. Actually it’s all those things with an American Apparel sale (merchandise priced as low as $1) and Sebastian Tellier thrown in. There will be a slip-n-slide, snow cones, a dunk tank and a night time party dj’d by DJ Them Jeans.

  • 2pm-12am. $5 (12pm early bird entry for $12). 747 Warehouse Street, Downtown (map).

Gnarls Barkley w/ Fallou Dieng and Deerhoof at the Hollywood Bowl
This show sounds like so much fun! Alternative/soul odd couple Gnarls Barkley with Senegalese popster Falloue Dieng and Bay Area group Deerhoof. Time to get up and dance. Hmm, maybe I can make it back from SB in time to hit this concert.

  • 7pm. $10-$96. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Avenue, Hollywood (map). (323) 850-2000.