The Weekend Guide

ice cream!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for vegan kale ice cream.

The vegan/raw/organic dessert shop scoops frozen sweets in the recently opened Echo Park location.
Why: More dairy- and gluten-free coconut-kale-lime ice cream with raw cacao nibs and salted caramel, s’il vous plait.
When: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 1700 W. Sunset Blvd., at Logan St., Echo Park (213-989-1718).

The old Test Kitchen space takes a trip to Southern Italy with a new resto where breads, salumi, and pasta are all made in-house.
Why: A wood-burning oven cooks pizza in less than 90 seconds. That’s sure to give the microwave an inferiority complex.
When: Fri. & Sat., 5:30 p.m.-midnight.
9575 W. Pico Blvd., at Ednis Dr., Beverly Hills (310-277-0210).

Bake Sale for Japan
Six L.A. bakeries help the earthquake-ravaged country by hosting the national event. Donations are encouraged from pros and home cooks alike.
Why: Last year, the sale raised $23,000 for Haiti; help double, triple, or even quadruple that amount.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Locations online at bakesaleforjapan.com.

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A Current Affair: Pop-Up Vintage Marketplace

Curated by Richard Wainwright, a private dealer, and Joey Grana, a designer and owner of Scout, it includes more than 25 local retailers and private dealers.
Why: Finds from Chanel, Chloé, Comme des Garçons, Givenchy, and Yves Saint Laurent will be waiting patiently for you (and your wallet).
When: Sat., 6-10 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: The Cooper Building, 860 S. Los Angeles St., b/t E. Eighth & E. Ninth Sts., 11th flr., Downtown.

The Art of ReUse
What: Green Is Universal and DIY wunderkind Etsy are challenging you to repurpose and upcycle home decor, fashion, jewelry, gadgets, and more.
Why: Besides your light carbon footprint? A trip for four to Universal Studios.
When: Thru Apr. 8.
Where: Sign up online at greenisuniversal-reuse.com.

Liberate Emporium
What: The New Age feel-gooderie carries everything from Hula-Hoops to exotic incense and has transformation counseling, hypnotherapy, and chakra-balancing sessions.
Why: Forget everything else — you had us at Hula-Hoops.
When: Tues.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 1765 Hillhurst Ave., b/t Melbourne & Kingswell Aves., Los Feliz (323-663-6000).

Photo: Nada Stankova Photography / Getty Images

9575 W Pico Blvd
@ Edris Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Liberate Emporium
1765 Hillhurst Ave
bt Melbourne & Kingswell Aves
Los Angeles, CA 90027
1700 W Sunset Blvd
@ Logan St
Los Angeles, CA 90026
860 S Los Angeles St
@ 9th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014