THIS WEEKEND: Sales, Test Kitchen, Free Self Defense, Food Trucks and Other Fun Stuff In and Out of the San Fernando Valley

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Live Music @Noho Dine Out Fridays: Food trucks, music with Fairlaine, craft vendors. Dogs welcome. When/Where:  Friday, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Parking Lot at 11458 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. Free admission.

Brunch with a Princess:  It’s Lollipop Dream’s signature event where the lovely  princess hosts a morning of dress-up, face painting, princess dancing, story time, and princess etiquette. There’s a continental brunch of coffee, juice, bagels, muffins, and cookies for adults and children to enjoy. Cost is $30/family of 2, $10 add’l family member. Please RSVP by calling 818-981-7446. Prepayment is required upon reservation. This fills up fast. When/Where: Saturday, February 25, 10:30 a.m. –  noon, Lollipop Dream, Sherman Oaks Fashion Square,

Free Self Defense: Join in on  Burn Yoga’s first of the free, monthly, women’s self-defense workshop.  It will be taught by martial arts expert, Ted Silverberg, who is the founder of Circle of Trust (a program geared toward a common sense approach to self-defense for women of all ages). Sign up on the website. When/Where: Saturday, February 25, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., 28914 Roadside Drive, Suite 205, Agoura Hills.

Chef Adam Horton from Studio City's Raphael, is one of five celebrated chefs, who will bring their respective burger flair to Test Kitchen at Short Order this Saturday evening. Photo Courtesy: Sauce LA

Test Kitchen LA: You might want to venture over the hill to Short Order at The Original Farmers Market on February 25 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. when it launches its monthly Test Kitchen-inspired series, through which celebrated chefs from the Los Angeles area offer their signature dishes (with a focus on, but not limited to, burgers) for the late-night crowd. Participating chefs will be hosted by Short Order’s Christian Page, and includes the 818’s own Adam Horton and mixologist Adam Parke from Studio City’s Raphael; Walter Manzke (Republique), Kris Morningstar (Ray’s & Stark Bar), and Ori Menashe (Bestia). Other mixlologists behind the bar are Short Order’s Julian Cox, Daniel Warrilow (Son of a Gun) and Paul Sanguinetti (Ray’s & Stark Bar) who will all prepare fun, off-the-menu cocktails for the evening. Burgers are $14-18 and special sides are $5-$12. All special menu items are  available a la carte. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are suggested for table service. For reservations email including requested reservation time, contact name and number and number in the party. Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. When/Where: February 25 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Short OrderThe Original Farmers Market, 6333 W Third Street / Stall #110,Los Angeles,323.761.7970

Bridal Bliss:  It’s a special event for Brides-To-Be! Enjoy a day of wedding bliss with prizes, refreshments and plenty of fun. Join experts on hand with helpful tips. Plus, savings from your favorite stores including Williams-Sonoma, Polacheck’s Jewelers, LOFT and more. When/Where: Saturday, February 25, Calabasas Commons, Noon-4 p.m, Free.

The Laugh Pack: It’s “I AM COMIC” Reunion Show with Bruce Fine, Jordan Brady, Rich Shydner and Kira Soltanovich  who are all regulars on such shows as Late Night, Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show. When/Where: 6:30 p.m. open bar, appetizers and desserts by Cindy’s Sweet Creations; 8 p.m. show; Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West.; Tickets: $28 in advance, $32 at the door.

“Recreating Nature” Exhibit Meet the Artist Reception: “Recreating Nature,” a new art exhibit at the Platt and Borstein Galleries features the work of Lauren Evans, Carol Goldmark, and Jamie Sweetman, who draw on nature as their inspiration and reinterpret it in unexpected ways through the use of drawing, painting, and sculpture/installation.When/Where: Sunday, February 26, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Dr., Bel-Air. Free

Congressman Brad Sherman Town Hall Meeting :  The Congressman will discuss the economy, taxes, housing, the national debt, education, Social Security and Medicare as well as other issues facing Congress.  Most of the meeting will be devoted to Congressman Sherman listening and responding to questions from Valley residents. Sherman’s district office staff will be on hand to help constituents resolve any problems they may have with federal agencies, including the Social Security Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs. When/Where: Sunday, February 26, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Reseda High School, 18230 Kittridge Street, Reseda. Free admission, parking and refreshments.


Lucky You Resale Boutique

Deal: Save an additional 20% off storewide sales which includes items up to 70% off. Also, get a beverage along with your shopping.

Good Through: February 25 only, 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.. 12441 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood.

Liz’s Antique Hardware

Deal: This one-of-a-kind store is having their 20th Anniversary Sale. Save 20% on all in-stock hardware and lighting.

Good Through: February 28. 453 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles.

Hillary Rush Boutique

Deal: This fashionista spot is closing. There’s savings up to 50% off the entire store! Brands include J Brand, Jeffrey Campbell, Gucci, Dior, Tila March and more. They’re adding new product daily.

Good Through: March 1. 8222 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles.

The Saturday Sale

Deal: Save 50%-85% on name brand and designer clothing for men and women this  at the Californa Market Center downtown. Designers include Stiletto, Shennel, Ravel, Q-ton, Frank Lyman, Red Wagon Baby,  Bella Moon, Eight X,, Erge Designs, Miguel Torres Couture, DKNY, Shari Wacks Jewelry, Priorities, Kay Celine, Doctrine Jeans, Stencil, XCVI, River Up, Ethos, Judy P Apparel,
Young Fabulous & Broke, Staples USA, City Girl, Nu Paris and more.

Good Through: Saturday, February 25 only. 10 California Market Center,  110 E. 9th St. Cash only. $1 entry fee.

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