Calling all cone heads.
Sprinkles Ice Cream
What: The cupcake pioneers take on the ultimate summertime treat, scooping organic sweetness in classic (vanilla bean, coffee) and nostalgic (Cap’n Crunch, butter pecan) flavors along with fresh cookies and brownies next door to their flagship bakery.
Why: You can still get your cupcake fix with red velvet waffle cones, cupcake sundaes, and, if you’re feeling decadent, the Sprinkles Sandwich (a scoop of ice cream nestled between two cupcake tops).
When: Sun.-Wed., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 9631 S. Santa Monica Blvd., b/t N. Bedford & N. Camden Drs., Beverly Hills (310-274-7890).
Street Food Social Hour at Red O Restaurant
What: Snag a seat outside or in the tequila lounge for Rick Bayless’s inspired spin on street eats, from $2 oysters with tomatillo-habanero mioneta and smoky salsa to a trio of tostadas topped with sashimi-style Alaskan salmon, heirloom tomato escabeche, and grilled blue shrimp with jicama.
Why: Craft cocktails for $8, $7 wine, and $5 brews make you forget you’re north of the border.
When: Tues.-Sat., 4-6 p.m.
Where: 8155 Melrose Ave., at N. Kilkea Dr., West Hollywood (323-655-5009).
Street Food Cinema
What: Take movie night alfresco with screenings of cult classics and blockbusters, bands handpicked by The Viper Room, and a rotating cast of food trucks every Saturday night thru Labor Day. Plus, it’s dog friendly.
Why: Opening night kicks off with Napoleon Dynamite and the chance to win season tickets at the dance-off.
When: Sat. Doors, 5:30 p.m.; band, 6:30 p.m.; movie, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Dr., at S. Figueroa St., South Los Angeles. Tickets ($5-$15) at eventbrite.com.
Geren Ford’s Summer Kickoff Party
What: Prep for sunny days ahead with discounted clothes by the likes of Geren Ford, Wren, and Loden Dager; airy linen scarves by Rachel Craven; and geo planters by Kelly Lamb.
Why: Free organic cocktails, Sprinkles cupcakes, and a performance by The Peach Kings. In other words, it’s your excuse to start the holiday weekend early.
When: Fri., 2-7 p.m.
Where: The Annex by Geren Ford, 1034 Seward St., b/t Santa Monica Blvd. & Romaine St., Hollywood. Free with R.S.V.P. to email@example.com.
Photo: Peden + Monk / Courtesy of Sprinkles