This Weekend: Free Concerts, Year-Old Stinkers, Billion Dollar Babes

— by Caroline on Crack

If you’re not hitting the Great Chefs event this weekend or that infamous Cougar Convention, here’s a bunch more for you to do.

Thursday, November 5

Vanity Room Clothing Drive
Clean out your closet for a good cause, free cocktails and the chance of winning a Hobo Wallet. My fave party frocks store is having a clothing drive for used clothes that are in good condition to support the local Salvation Army tonight. In addition to all of the above, you’ll also get 10% off any full priced item.

  • 6-10pm. Vanity Room, 13217 Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles (map).

Friday, November 6

Half Off Everything at Luna Park
You read right. For whatever reason, if you print out this picture and present it to your bartender or server with the check at Luna Park on La Brea, you get 50% off your entire bill for lunch and dinner regardless of the size of your group. Sweet!

  • 11am-6pm. Luna Park, 672 S La Brea, Los Angeles (map).

Billion Dollar Babes LA Sale at Petersen Museum
The Billion Dollar Babes Sale is back where you can score up to 85% off original retail on over 40 designer labels like DVF, Chloe and Gucci. When you RSVP through 944 magazine you get free admission to the VIP event on Friday and that means early access to those discounted Jimmy Choos! Cash and credit cards only. RSVP required.

  • VIP Friday, 12pm-9pm; Public Saturday, 9am-5pm. Peterson Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles (map).

Kia Soul Collective Free Concerts including Silversun Pickups
Enjoy free concerts all weekend thanks to the Kia Soul Collective — Janelle Monae, Diplo, Fool’s Gold, Pink Dollaz. And if you test drive the new Kia Soul you get a pair of tickets to see the Silversun Pickups on Sunday night. But since tickets are limited and on a first come first serve basis, get there early to secure a pair. Test drives start on Friday at noon. Must have a valid driver license to drive.

  • Friday-Sunday, 12-8pm. Free. Siren Studio @ Orange, 1050 N. Orange Drive, Hollywood (map).

Sunday, November 8

Stinkers’ One-Year Anniversary
Trucker-themed bar Stinkers is celebrating its one-year anniversary. There will be drink specials, there will be DJ Ladyfingers spinning punk, rock and soul and swag for party-goers. Think air-fresheners for your semi as well as hats and T-shirts.

  • 7pm-2am. 2939 W. Sunset Boulevard, Silver Lake (map). (323) 661-6007.

Tuesday, November 10

Milagro Tequila and Cigar Tasting at Pink Taco
They call it a tasting but actually there will be an open bar! So for $30 (advance) you get all the tequila you can handle and get to enjoy live DJ sets while smoking hand-rolled cigars and noshing authentic Mexican appetizers on the restaurant’s patio. For advance tickets, either call the manager at the restaurant or email rsvp [at] with your full name, phone number and number of tickets.

  • 7-10pm. $30 advance, $35 day of. Pink Taco, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard, Century City (map). Advanced reservations: (310) 789-1000 or rsvp [at]