This Weekend: Gin School, Ghostly Costume Ball, Sweet Rose Creamery Goes Hollywood

— by Caroline on Crack

Thursday, September 8

Fashion’s Night Out with the Lomography Gallery Store LA at Space 15 Twenty
Late night shopping, gift bags, drinks and deals from Urban Outfitters and Free People. What more can a fashionista celebrating LA’s Fashion Night Out ask for? How about a free workshop where you can also pick up some lomo techniques 6:30-7pm.  They’ll also be screening the documentary The September Issue featuring Vogue’s Anna Wintour, starting at 7pm.

  • 6-10pm. Space 15 Twenty, 1520 North Cahuenga Boulevard, Hollywood (map).

Friday, September 9

Ella Moss/Splendid Warehouse Sale
Score 50%-70% off fashions from Splendid and Ella Moss, including the kids’ lines. Take your pick of fab tops, dresses, and bottoms. Everything is restocked daily. Cash and credit card only.

  • Friday-Saturday, 9am-4pm. Cooper Building, 860 S. Los Angeles Street, 11th Floor, Los Angeles (map).

Saturday, September 10

Sweet Rose Creamery Hits Hollywood’s Grauman Chinese Theatre
Eastsiders who can’t seem to make it all the way to Santa Monica to try out this delicious ice cream can just swing by the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood where the ice cream store will be selling its frozen wares from a cart starting this weekend and on September 16, 24 and 27. Just in time for the heat wave!

  • 11am-5pm. Grauman Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood (map).

SoCal Paranormal Convention’s Carnivale of the Dead Costume Ball & Sideshow Cocktail Hour
Cap off this supernatural convention with a phantasmagorical evening all dressed up in ghoulish gear. (I so can’t wait for Halloween!) Festive paranormal activities include fortune telling, circus acts, fantasy sideshows and more. Or mingle with likeminded morbid souls at a cocktail hour where you’ll be transformed into a zombie via a zombie makeover (not the other way) and a circus performance over drinks and apps.

  • Cocktail hour, 6pm; ball, 7pm. $15-$25. Millenium Biltmore, 506 S Grand Avenue, Downtown (map). (213) 612-1565.

Tuesday, September 13

Gin-ology 101 at Public School 612
It surprises me that not many people like gin. To them I say, “You’re missing out!” If you’re curious about the spirit, though, you might want to check out this special gin tasting/class by guest mixologist Russ Sabin. You’ll learn about its history and how to mix it (gin and grapefruit, mmm!). There will also be nibbles to coat your stomach.

  • 7:30pm. $35. Public School 612, 612 Flower Street, Downtown LA (map).