Twelve shopping days to go till you-know-what.
What: Donate school and art supplies, event tickets, game park passes, or gift cards in any amount.
Why: L.A.’s oldest therapeutic foster family service center needs help brightening the holidays for abused and neglected babies, children, and teens.
When: Thru Dec. 21. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 815 N. El Centro Ave., b/t Gregory & Waring Aves., Hollywood (323-463-2119). Call ahead.
Brunch at Comme Ca
What: David Myers’s bistro starts serving pain perdu, Bruno’s quiche, and more breakfast and lunch greats this weekend.
Why: This deserves a toast.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: 8479 Melrose Ave., b/t La Cienega Blvd. & Melrose Pl., W. Hollywood (323-782-1104).
Spring Arts Tower
What: Spring Arts Collective designer sample sale plus Downtown Art Walk talents all in one place.
Why: Spring into action.
When: Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: 453 S. Spring St., b/t Fourth & Fifth Sts., mezz., Downtown.
Matteo Sample Sale
What: Take up to 75 percent off bedding, blankets, pillows, throws, and other cozy things.
Why: We sheet you not.
When: Thurs.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 912 E. Third St., b/t Alameda St. & Santa Fe Ave., Downtown (213-617-2813).
Madison and Diavolina Warehouse Sale
What: Clothing and accessories from Marni, Chloé, Marc, Sonia, Tory, and more big names priced up to 80 percent off.
Why: Shoes your battles wisely.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Madison, 8115 Melrose Ave., b/t N. Crescent Heights Blvd. & N. Kilkea Dr., West Hollywood (323-462-5222).