And the winner is …
The Arts Incubator
What: Art Share L.A. fundraises with a night of music, dance, poetry, auctions, food, and drinks.
Why: All profits go to help low-income youth and their families.
When: Sat., 7-11 p.m.
Where: Color-Studio LA, Biscuit Lofts, 1850 Industrial St., b/t Mateo & Mill Sts., loft 115, Downtown (213-687-4278).
The Cinefamily Oscar Party
What: Sit back and enjoy the awards show madness on the really big screen.
Why: From one couch to another.
When: Sun., 4 p.m.
Where: Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., b/t Melrose Ave. & Clinton St., Fairfax District (323-655-2510).
What: Score desk accessories and housewares at up to 50 percent off.
Why: Forget the paper chase.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 8646 Melrose Ave., b/t Huntley & Norwich Drs., W. Hollywood (310-360-1512).
What: Thursday brings a fresh Emilia Romagna-inspired menu.
Why: Braised pork shank for two, spaghetti carbonara, and flights of parmesan cheese or chocolate ice creams.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 615 N. La Brea, b/t Melrose Ave. & Clinton St., La Brea Corridor (323-939-1148).
What: Authors Amanda Goldberg and Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper ink copies of their debut best seller, with their cohost Tamara Mellon.
Why: Get signed, then sign up to win a year of new shoes, shades, and bags in the Choo of the Month raffle.
When: Fri., 2-3 p.m.
Where: Ladies Shoe Department, Saks Fifth Avenue, 9600 Wilshire Blvd., at S. Peck Dr., Beverly Hills (310-275-4211).