This Weekend: Sake Sommelier Seminar, Warehouse Sale, Vintage Yard Sale

— by Caroline on Crack

Looks like it’s going to be a gorgeous weekend, all sunny and stuff. I have to go out of town for family business but enjoy!

Friday, April 9

Junior Drake Warehouse Sale
Score Junior Drake leather handbags, wallets, totes, shoulder bags and more at very steep discounts of 65-90% off. We’re talking what once was $500 is now $80. And signature logo canvas and leather bags are two for $50. For sustenance there will be free hot dog refreshments and a live DJ will keep you grooving while you browse. Those who spend $150 and up get to spin some wheel for prizes. Cash and credit cards only.

  • Friday-Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-5pm. 740 East 60th Street, Los Angeles (map). (800) 813-1803.

Saturday, April 10

Master Sake Sommelier Leads Seminars at 2010 Cherry Blossom Festival
Celebrate the cherry blossom festival the best way, with hour-long sake sessions lead by Master Sake Sommelier Yuji Matsumoto of Kabuki Japanese Restaurant. This weekend Yuji-san will host educational sake-tasting seminars teaching you not only how to decode a sake menu but how to pair sake and food. Cost is $30 and includes three types of sake with food. It’s only 20 attendees per session and you can sign up at the event booth in front of the Japanese American National Museum.

  • Saturday 12pm and 3pm, Sunday 1:30pm. Entrance at: 1st and Central (in front of the Japanese American National Museum), 100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles (map). Sake Garden: LA City Parking Lot #7 (in front of Geffen Contemporary MOCA).

Massive Stylesmith Vintage Sale
More shopping! Online Etsy store for Stylesmith is closing its virtual doors but you can shop its huuuge yard sale of hundreds of vintage garments, shoes and accessories starting at $5; jewelry starts at $1! Cash and cards only. RSVP:

  • 11am-4pm. 137 S. Jackson Street, Glendale (map).

Devil’s Drive-In: A Clockwork Orange
My fave Stanley Kubrick movie, next to The Shining. Gather your droogs for a little bit of the old ultra-violence. And don’t forget to bring your own bottle of booze. Show up via bike, on foot or car. There’s an FM transmitter for your car or comfy astroturf for your bootie. Angel Derby Girls are your car hops bringing you food and popcorn.

  • 6:30pm. $10. 240 W. 4th Street, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles (map).