The Weekend Guide

Excuses, excuses, excuses.

Cookies, Brownies, Cupcakes, Sugary Etc
What: No Cookie Left Behind bakers are selling homemade treats to raise funds for the Great American Bake Sale to end childhood hunger.
Why: You’re pretty sweet.
When: Sat., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Scoops, 712 N. Heliotrope Dr., b/t Melrose Ave. & Monroe St., East Hollywood.

Brunch at Little Dom’s
What: The resto is now open for breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch; snag a sidewalk table and order up savory baked eggs and lemon ricotta pancakes.
Why: World domination.
When: Daily, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; 6 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 2128 Hillhurst Ave., at Avocado St., Los Feliz (323-661-0055).

Ports 1961 Sale
Spring and resort merch — including select mod wood bags — are going for 70 percent off.
Why: Ahoy, well-dressed matey.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 8483 Melrose Pl., b/t La Cienega Blvd. & N. Alfred St., West Hollywood (323-951-9696).

Sam Shelton
A lady and her ukulele take the stage, followed by equally delightful neo-Americana band Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons.
Why: Tune in.
When: Fri., 10 p.m.
Where: The Hotel Cafe, 1623½ N. Cahuenga Blvd., b/t Hollywood Blvd. & Selma Ave., Hollywood (323-461-2040).

Kiehl’s Book Exchange
Trade in your old books for other people’s ex-beach reads; pick up sunscreen while you’re there.
Why: Avoid a repeat of The Other Boiling Girl.
When: Now thru Labor Day.
Where: For participating freestanding locations, go to kiehls.com.

Salsa with Contra-Tiempo
What: Free dance workshop and mini-performance with choreographer Ana María Alvarez’s salsa/Afro-Cuban/jazz/hip-hop ensemble.
Why: Rhythm is a dancer.
When: Sat., noon-2 p.m.
Where: Oakwood Recreation Center, 767 California Ave., b/t Oakwood & Seventh Aves., Venice (310-452-7479).

2128 Hillhurst Ave
@ Avocado St
Los Angeles, CA 90027
712 N Heliotrope Dr
bt Melrose Ave & Monroe St
Los Angeles, CA 90029
323- 906-2649