The Weekend Guide

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Taste of the Nation
More than 40 of the best chefs in L.A. (Ink.sack, Mo-Chica, Cooks County) come together to chop, roast, and saute the day away to help the fight to end hunger at Share Our Strength’s annual benefit.
Why: Quench your thirst with local beer and wine, plus craft cocktails by the mix masters at Harvard & Stone, The Spare Room, La Descarga, and more.
When: Sun., 1-4 p.m.
Where: The Lot, 1041 N. Formosa Ave., at Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. Tickets ($25-$160) at secure.strength.org.

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A spending spree in Venice (Gjelina, Heist, KelleyBakerBrows) with Deals to soften the blow to your wallet.
Why: Get 50 percent off a summer haircut at Trim.
You hear the siren call of the ocean breeze, warm golden sunshine, and Steven Alan wares.
Anywhere in the 90291.

Dry Tour

What: Find refuge a few steps from the boardwalk at Venice’s newest wine bar. Snack on globally inspired small plates (gougéres, antipasto), panini, and a potato bar loaded with gourmet goodness.
Why: Wash down scallop ceviche and papas a la Huancaína with mango Bellinis, discounted beer, and $6 vino at happy hour.
When: Daily, noon-2 a.m.; happy hour, 5-7 p.m.
Where: 80 Windward Ave., at Pacific Ave., Venice (310-399-8811).

Bellacures Pasadena
The nail salon celebrates its biggest location yet with complimentary manicures, blowouts and makeup by The Factory, boozy libations, pies on sticks, and gift bags for the first 100 people through the door.
Why: The deal sweetens with free gelicures for the first twenty DailyCandy readers to email bellacures@foxgreenberg.com their names and addresses.
When: Grand opening, tonight, 5-8 p.m.
Where: 40 Mills Pl., at W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena (626-264-8616).

Alon Shalom
The celebrated Israeli hairstylist works mane miracles at his new eponymous salon. All you have to do is sit back and sip the bubbly.
Why: Moroccanoil products, ornate archways, and painted tiles bring a taste of Marrakech to Melrose.
When: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 8014 Melrose Ave., b/t N. Laurel & N. Edinburgh Aves., West Hollywood (323-782-0141).


What: The iconic surf brand brings beach-bound threads along with a curated selection of jewelry, cameras, surfboards, and more to its new women’s flagship store at Malibu Lumber Yard.
Why: A Malibu-exclusive collection that benefits the Wishtoyo Foundation, a local nonprofit that works to protect and preserve coastal communities.
When: Daily, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 3939 Cross Creek Rd., at Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu (310-456-2692).

Photo: Rob Lawson / Getty Images

Alon Shalom
8014 Melrose Ave
bt N Laurel & N Edinburgh Aves
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Bellacures Pasadena
40 Mills Pl
@ W Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
The Lot
1041 N Formosa Ave
@ Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
3939 Cross Creek Rd
@ Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
Dry Tour
80 Windward Ave
@ Pacific Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90291