The Weekend Guide

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Cafe Gratitude Venice
Seasonal vegan grub hits Rose Avenue as the mini chain expands westward, serving all-organic Cali cuisine and juices with a heaping side of celeb spotting.
Why: Raw lasagna and quinoa crispy treats in the sun-soaked space or fresh air and a beer (yes, it’s organic, too) on the patio.
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 512 Rose Ave., at Rennie Ave., Venice (424-231-8000).

Nosh on Northern Italian classics with Californian flavors at Top Chef contestant Alex Reznik’s expansive new downtown resto. Think traditional Piedmontese pasta, house-made charcuterie, and wood-fired pizzas topped with artisanal meats and seasonal veggies.
Why: Market-inspired sweet and savory cocktails from Matthew Biancaniello (Library Bar).
When: Opens Fri. Sun.-Wed., 5-11 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 5 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 1020 S. Figueroa St., at W. Olympic Blvd., Downtown (213-743-7600).

Sugar Social at Taylor De Cordoba
Beloved author and advice columnist Cheryl Strayed (a.k.a. Dear Sugar) shares sweet and salty stories from her new book, Tiny Beautiful Things, and best-selling novel, Wild, at the summer session of Eating Our Words.
Why: Dig into locally sourced treats from I Heart Pies and Carmela Ice Cream.
When: Sun., 7 p.m.
Where: 2660 S. La Cienega Blvd., b/t Venice & Washington Blvds., Culver City (310-559-9156); R.S.V.P. (required) by Fri. to rsvp@taylordecordoba.com.

Pressed Juicery at The Cooper Building

What: Deliciousness pressed daily in the heart of the Fashion District — in two new summertime flavors (peach melon and watermelon lemon cayenne) available for takeout.
Why: Power up before you power through the sample sales upstairs at Cooper Design Space.
When: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: The Cooper Building, 860 S. Los Angeles St., at E. Ninth St., Downtown (213-688-9700).

Stila Warehouse Sale
What: Save up to 80 percent on hundreds of Stila cosmetics, including glosses, shadows, blushes, and more.
Why: Your tube of mascara predates the Obama administration.
When: Sat., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Doll Factory, 1910 W. Temple St, at N. Westlake Ave., Silver Lake.

Photo: Jill Fromer / Getty Images

1020 S Figueroa St
@ W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
512 Rose Ave
@ Rennie Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90291
1910 W Temple St
@ Westlake Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026
860 S Los Angeles St
@ 9th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
6021 W Washington Blvd
bt Hargis & Melvil Sts
Culver City, CA 90232