Food & Drink

The Weekend Guide

May Day, captain. May Day.

Pourtal Opens
What: Intimate wine bar with Enomatic machines and sustainable decor lets you sample high-end, hard-to-find, and socially conscious bottles.
Why: Pour, little not-so-rich girl.
When: Daily, 11 a.m-11 p.m.
Where: 104 Santa Monica Blvd., b/t Ocean Ave. & 2nd St., Santa Monica (310-393-7693).

What: Good eats, live jazz, silent auction, and new works created by teens and performed by pros benefiting the WriteGirl creative writing mentoring program.
Why: Pen and tell her.
When: Sun., 6 p.m.
Where: Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., b/t E. Colorado Blvd. & E. Green St., Pasadena (626-737-2867).

Unique Los Angeles

What: More than 275 indie designers, craftsters, and handiworkers come together for two days of sales, snacks, DIY sessions, and more.
Why: One of a kind.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: California Market Center Penthouse, 110 E. Ninth St., at S. Main St., Downtown.

Nothing to Wear Sample Sale
Katy Rodriguez, Gregory Parkinson, Magda Berliner, Wren, and vintage collections going for 50-70 percent off.
Why: You can say that again.
When: Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Resurrection, 8006 Melrose Ave., b/t N. Edinburgh & N. Laurel Aves., West Hollywood (323-653-6960).

EM Productions Sample Sales
The downtown sales showroom hocks Corpus, Society for Rational Dress, Seneca Rising, and more for $25-$140; the Hollywood press office hosts Scout, Richard Ruiz, Cosa Nostra/Good Vig by Jeffrey Sebelia, and pals for a $15-$150 blowout.
Why: What a production.
When: Sales, Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; press, Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Sales, The Cooper Building, 860 S. Los Angeles St., at E. 9th St., ste. 402, Downtown (213-614-9292); press, 1608 N. Las Palmas Ave., b/t Hollywood Blvd. & Selma Ave., Hollywood (323-644-2684). Cash only.

104 Santa Monica Blvd
bt Ocean Ave & 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
8006 Melrose Ave
@ N Edinburgh Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046