The Weekend Guide


Movie night.

Cinecon 49
Celebrate L.A.’s rich film history with 40-ish rare flicks, movie memorabilia, and surprise celebrity guests.
Why: Skip the latest wannabe blockbuster for oldies but goodies like Fifty Roads to Town and The Holy Terror.
When: Thru Mon. Check website for event and screening schedule.
Where: Grauman’s Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., at N. McCadden Pl., Hollywood. Tickets ($27-$115) at brownpapertickets.com.

Do Good Bus
Volunteer a few hours of your time for a mystery ride that’ll land you at a top-secret community service project.
Why: Riders get lunch — plus high fives from the karmic universe.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Universal City Metro Station parking lot, 3901 Lankershim Blvd., at Universal Hollywood Dr., Universal City. Tickets ($27) at eventbrite.com.

Summer Surrender
Make a Labor Day break for the desert to check out the Ace Hotel’s latest pop-up shop, hosted by costume designer Kime Buzzelli’s new outpost, The End.
Why: Sort out your future courtesy of an on-site psychic medium, peruse the exotic plant selection, and check out Owl Vintage wares.
When: Fri.-Mon., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Ace Hotel & Swim Club, 701 E. Palm Canyon Dr., at S. Camino Real, Palm Springs (760-325-9900).

Wasteland Parking Lot Sale
Park yourself in the back lot of the beloved vintage shop for major steals on goods from the likes of UNIF, Jeffrey Campbell, and others.
Why: Kelsi Dagger’s sparkle-happy Twilight boot ($40) and Insight’s tie-dye corner pants ($25) make the Studio City trek worth it.
When: Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 12144 Ventura Blvd., at Vantage Ave., Studio City (818-980-8800).

Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Sample Sale
Shop feminine dresses, caftans, and accessories from the L.A. designer’s spring ’13 collection.
Why: Handbags start at $40, accessories bottom out at $20, and boho-chic separates are going for $50 and up.
When: Today & Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Cooper Building, 860 S. Los Angeles St., at E. Ninth St., ste. 422, Downtown (213-627-3754).

Welcome Companions: Jungle Book
Fete fall’s arrival with a new carryall from the high-minded label, which debuts a ten-piece bag line ($90-$620) inspired by the French artist Henri Rousseau.
Why: To celebrate, designer Laurel Consuelo Broughton directed an originally scored stop-motion film, shot inside a puppet theater.
When: Collection debuts online Sun.
Where: At welcomecompanions.com.

Into the Night: the Wild Side
What: Catch Jenny O.’s sweet-as-honey chops as Skirball wraps up its summer concert series.
Why: Bid farewell to the season with cocktails, crafting, screenings of Dr. Seuss’s The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, and more.
When: Fri., 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, at Skirball Center Dr. (310-440-4500). Advance tickets ($16.50) at skirball.org or at the door ($20).

The Taste
SoCal’s annual culinary event returns with unlimited tastings and an abundance of specialty drinks.
Why: Snag bites from restos including Bagatelle, Fishing with Dynamite, STK, Pizzeria Mozza, and more.
When: Fri., 7:30-11:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 7:30-11:30 p.m.
Where: Paramount Pictures Studios, 5555 Melrose Ave., at N. Windsor Blvd. Schedule and tickets ($65-$125) at eventbrite.com.

Photo: 20th Century Fox Film Corp. / Everett Collection

12144 Ventura Blvd
@ Vantage Ave
Studio City, CA 91604
6712 Hollywood Blvd
@ N McCadden Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90028
3901 Lankershim Blvd
@ Universal Hollywood Dr
Universal City, CA 91352
860 S Los Angeles St
@ E 9th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
701 E Palm Canyon Dr
@ S Camino Real
Palm Springs, CA 92264
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
@ Skirball Center Dr
Sherman Oaks, CA 90049
5555 Melrose Ave
@ N Windsor Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038