This Weekend: Sales and Festivals across Los Angeles

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BY KAREN YOUNG

There’s sales and festivals galore this weekend — from denim and shoes to plants and crafts — and festivals and events from Koreatown to Venice and Santa Monica to Malibu down through the Valley and out to Agoura Hills.  Not to mention the greatest gathering of Superheroes out to beat a Guinness record led by Will Ferrell!

Reyes Adobe Days celebrates California history.

TO BUY!

HAVE DENIM , WILL TRAVEL: The traveling fashion sample sale, The Warehouse Sale, is back and this time it’s bringing the 7 For All Mankind Warehouse Sale on 10/1 ( noon-8pm) and 10/2-10/3 (10am-6pm). Save 60%-80% on  premium denim jeans, plus over 30,000 clothing items for men & women, including jeans, shorts, skirts, tees, shirts, polos, sweaters, outerwear, and more — all at not to be believed prices!  Oct. 1: Jeans start at $65, Oct. 2: Jeans start at$55, Oct. 3: Jeans start at $45. Los Angeles Convention Center – South Hall J, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015. Cash/ CC only.

CHANNELING CARRIE BRADSHAW: Jet down to Fred Segal’s Annual Footwear, Clothing and Accessories Clearance Sale through October 17. Save 50%-75% on goods by Jet, Ella Moss, Ya Ya, William Rast, Loomstate, Christian Louboutin, Pierre Hardy, Versace, Costume National and more. 8100 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles and 420 & 500 Broadway in Santa Monica.

CHANNELING DIVINE DESIGN: Come down to  the L.A. Mart Design Center  Bi-Annual Sale for the public weekend event. Enjoy savings of up to 70% on high-quality furniture, rugs, lighting, art, and home accessories of all styles. From modern to transitional to traditional to eclectic to European inspired styles, this sale that has something for every home aficionado. Free design consultations* on a first-come, first-served basis on Saturday (9am-12 noon). Hours: Saturday, 10am-5 pm and Sunday 11am-4 pm.  $10 entrance fee. 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, 90007. Cash /CC.

GET A JUMP ON HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Where can you find 24,000 handmade items within your budget just in time for the holidays? The Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show, October 1-3 at the Long Beach Convention Center! It’s the ultimate shopping, entertainment and gourmet food experience with over 250 exhibitors, food booths, concert performances, fun for the kids, crafting demonstrations, and more. New this year, free health screenings are offered for patrons. For tickets call 800-346-1212 or go to www.harvestfestival.com

GARDEN MAKEOVER: The California Native Plant Sale and Fair features hundreds of California native plants, seeds, shrubs, ground covers, irises, books, posters, speakers, maps, kid stuff, displays, educational information, snacks and drinks. Free admission. Sat & Sun, Oct 2 & 3, 10 am – 4 pm – Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd, Encino

TO DO!

FIRST FRIDAYS ON ABBOT KINNEY: Stroll along this one mile street in Venice tonight, October 1. Stores, galleries and restaurants all have their doors open for a party atmosphere.  Food trucks line up and down the street and gather in a parking lot just west of Venice Blvd. It gets crowded, so get there early! 6-10pm

IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE: Join Will Ferrell and 1,500 of his closest costumed superhero friends at 10 am LA LIVE in Downtown LA  Saturday, October 2 as they attempt to make heroic history and claim the Guinness World Records title for Largest Gathering of Superheroes. The Mega-event is being hosted by DreamWorks Animation to celebrate the November 5 release of MEGAMIND.  It is open to all caped crusaders wishing to join the fun. To qualify for the record attempt, all interested participants must arrive dressed as an easily recognizable superhero that has appeared in a published book, comic, television program or film, as stipulated by the record guidelines. A minimum of 1,501 superheroes must gather for the event to break the current world record.

YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS CULTURE IN THE 818: Get a rare inside glimpse into the studios of 30 artists in their studios at the 2010 Valley  Artists Studio Tour — a MDF fave earlier this week! Buy directly from the creative source. Start collecting from you favorite Valley artists. Proceeds go to local arts causes.  Reception and Art Sale is included in the ticket price. Sat, Oct 2, 7 – 9 pm Tour runs Sat, Oct 2 – Sun, Oct 3, 10 am – 5 pm.

JEWISH COUNTRY FAIR: Join entertainer, Craig Taubman of Craig ‘N Co and the Shalom Institute at The Jewish County Fair in the Malibu mountains on Sunday, October 3. An Outdoor Community Celebration of Food, Music, Body, Mind, and Spirit, the event will include performances by Universal Records’ recording artist The Rescues, Josh Nelson, Moshav, SoulAviv, and You Tube sensations, Michelle Citrin and Smooth E. Check out fitness workshops, pita making, bungee trampoline jumping, crafts, dunk tank, circus acrobats, sno cones, funnel cakes, wine, beer, hot dogs and Takosher, the kosher taco truck, an MDF fave! For more info or to purchase tickets  $5 advance/$8 at the door, visit www.jewishcountyfair.com.

LOS ANGELES KOREAN FESTIVAL: The 27th Annual Los Angeles Korean Festival at Seoul International Park (Olympic + Irolo) runs through Sunday, Otober 3. The theme of this year’s festival is the ‘Melting Pot of Cultural Diversity,’ which celebrates the opportunity that all cultures can live in harmony in the United States. Music, dance, parades, arts and crafts vendors, food! Fri 3-10 pm, Sat noon – 10 pm, Sun, 2-10 pm. Seoul International Park, 3250 San Marino St., Los Angeles, CA 90006

CALIFORNIA HISTORY REVISITED: Mosey down to Reyes Adobe Days on Oct. 2 and 3 at the Reyes Adobe Historical Site in Agoura Hills and  celebrate the best of California culture, past and present. The event offers families a free day of museum tours, music stage, interactive historical demonstrations, pony rides, 1800s games, carnival games, art gallery with local artists and food vendors. Additional events include a parade, car show, circus-style entertainment, Senior Fiesta, artist reception and wine tasting, a certified 5K & Family Run with pancake breakfast and Gymkhana. Tickets: $12 in advance at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center and $15 at the door. Reyes Adobe Historical Site, 5464 Reyes Adobe Rd, Agoura Hills. 10am – 4 pm both days.

GO GREEN CAR: The AltCar Expo provides one of the most extensive presentations of Alternative technology vehicles and transportation, infrastructure, renewable energies, energy efficiency and urban planning found worldwide. The expo will also feature world renowned experts speaking to consumers and professionals.  Fri, Oct 1 & Sat, Oct 2 10am-5 pm – Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St, Santa Monica. FREE ADMISSION

GET YOUR BEST HENDRIX ON: The Amp Show is back this Sunday, Oct. 3 at the Airtel Plaza in Van Nuys with more than 75 exhibitors. The event is open to the public with $20 admission. Featuring amp companies showing off their gear in individual hotel rooms where you let go of your inner Hendrix or Plant and crank it up. Speaker, guitar and effects companies will also be on hand. Exhibitors includes Fender, Peavey, Bogner, 65Amps, Egnater, DAR, Matchless, Tonic Amps, Pigtronix, Celestion, Hermida and many more. Check out the full list at www.AmpShow.com.

FREE FAMILY ART DAY: Drop in, create art, and share Sundays with your family at MOCA’s hands-on, artist-led workshops for families with children ages 5 and up.On Sunday, October 3 at 1 pm, meet and work with guest artist Vincent Valdez to create your own Los Angeles artwork with family and friends. Museum admission is free to all participants. Reservations are not required. All family workshops and gallery activities are offered in English and Spanish.  MOCA Grand Avenue, 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles. For more information, please contact Fabrizio Flores at 213/621-1765.

Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of My Daily Find. Email her with suggestions and ideas: karen@mydailyfind.com


About Karen Young

Karen Young is the founder of My Daily Find.