Bouchon Bread Service & Bake Sale
What: The world-famous bakery toasts the arrival of chef Alan Ramos with a new bread service, which invites you to pick up fresh-from-the-oven epis and baguettes twice daily.
Why: Stop by after 6 p.m. to load up on discounted sweets and viennoiserie.
When: Daily, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 4:30-5:30 p.m. Bake sale, 6-7 p.m.
Where: 235 N. Canon Dr., b/t Dayton & Clifton Ways., Beverly Hills (310-271-9910 ext. 621).
Lemon Poppy Kitchen
What: The just-opened Glassell Park cafe and bakery from the duo behind Anca’s Romanian offers stuffed flatbreads, pastries, and Handsome Coffee Roasters java.
Why: Buttermilk biscuits smeared with organic seasonal preserves (peach habanero, strawberry lemon lavender) — made with love by Katie Kildow of From the Robin’s Nest.
When: Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 3324 Verdugo Rd., b/t W. Ave. 33 & Arthur St., Glassell Park (323-739-0012).
Venice Pop Up
What: Snag impossibly cool SoCal staples (airy knits, faded denim) for both sexes from NSF’s prespring and spring collections, along with samples priced $20-$75.
Why: Handmade suede clutches and teeny bikinis by emerging Brazilian designer Taely Valentin.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 1-6 p.m.
Where: Sat., 1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd., at Rialto Ave., Venice; Sun., 609 S. Grand Ave., at W. Sixth St., ste. 801, Downtown (424-216-8361).
MM6, Vivienne Westwood, Viktor & Rolf, Pringle of Scotland, and By Malene Birger Sample Sale
What: Give your closet a taste of the avant-garde with 60 percent off clothing, accessories, and shoes from the labels’ respective spring/summer ’12 collections.
Why: Celebrate your designer haul with free bubbly.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 9150 Wilshire Blvd., at N. Oakhurst Dr., ste. 240, Beverly Hills.
Santa Monica Festival
What: Eat, shop, and play at the annual eco-centric fest, complete with live music, free fitness classes, DIY workshops, and a marketplace of handmade wares by indie designers.
Why: Hungry for more? Hit the food salon for cooking demos and mouthwatering food trucks (Nom Nom Truck, Coolhaus, The Gastrobus).
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Blvd., at 25th St., Santa Monica.
Photo: Courtesy of Bouchon