An event-full weekend is yours for the taking.
Cinespia Cemetery Screenings
What: Cinespia’s tenth season kicks off with a screening of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and tunes from DJ Carlos Nino in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Why: Get there early (ideally armed with a blanket and bottle of wine) to secure your spot.
When: Sat. Gates, 7 p.m.; movie, 8:30 p.m.
Where: 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., at Gower St., Hollywood.
Taste of the Eastside
What: Sample grub from some of the best Eastside restos (BBQ oysters from Little Dom’s, roasted mushroom and nopales ceviche from Elf Cafe) with a side of live music, art workshops, and more at this ﬁrst-year fundraiser.
Why: There’s always tequila, beer, and wine tastings (or whiskey bread pudding shots) if you’re thirsty for more.
When: Sun., 1-5 p.m.
Where: Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., at Vermont Ave., Hollywood (323-660-5254). Tickets ($5-$65) online at brownpapertickets.com.
True Food Kitchen
What: SoCal’s second outpost of the globally inspired cafe is now open, bringing seasonal, mostly organically grown goodness to Santa Monica Place.
Why: Fuel up on wild ahi sliders or roasted asparagus pizza before a long day of shopping.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: 395 Santa Monica Pl., at Broadway St., ste. 172, Santa Monica (310-593-8300).
Equipment, Joie & Current/Elliott Warehouse Sale
What: Score up to 70 percent off Equipment blouses, Current/Elliott jeans, and Joie basics from seasons past at this epic downtown sample sale.
Why: Stock up on denim essentials and find the perfect summer blouse.
When: Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 4599 District Blvd., at Loma Vista Ave., Vernon.
What: Recently launched in L.A., the social dining network gives you an excuse to hit a new (or tried-and-true) restaurant and meet new people over a family-style dinner.
Why: Prepaying beforehand means no awkward bill battle at the end of the night.
When: Whenever you’re hungry for something different.
Where: Make a reservation online at grubwithus.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Hollywood Forever