Forefathers: Doc, is it a boy or a girl?
Doctor: It’s a nation!
EAT (and DRINK)
Hash and High at Hotel Erwin
What: Dine on Hash’s fresh, seasonal American fare on the ground floor of the newly opened, affordable, designy hotel or head to High for a bevy of drinks, bites, and unbeatable views of the city and sea.
Why: Keep tabs on the scene at Muscle Beach from your perch at the rooftop bar.
When: Hash (opens Fri.), Mon.-Fri., 7-11 a.m.; Sat. & Sun., 7 a.m.-noon. High, daily, 5-11 p.m.
Where: 1697 Pacific Ave., at Windward Ct., Venice Beach (310-452-1111).
Essex Public House
What: A new modern-day pub with more than 40 specialty brews, twenty wines by the glass, and bar food worth the crawl.
Why: They beer what you’re saying.
When: Daily, 5:30-11:30 p.m.; bar until 2 a.m.
Where: 6683 Hollywood Blvd., between N. Las Palmas & N. Cherokee Aves., Hollywood (323-460-6608).
What: Score 40 percent off Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Phi, Phillip Lim, Rag & Bone, and others.
Why: Drop code word bananas when you shop today thru Sun. and receive an extra 10 percent off sale items.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 4661 Hollywood Blvd., b/t N. Vermont Ave. & Lyman Pl., Los Feliz (323-913-3040).
Jenni Kayne Sale
What: Snag spring and resort jackets, tops, shorts, skirts, and dresses at 60 percent off online and in-store.
Why: Your closet’s undergoing Jenn-trification.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 614 N. Almont Dr., b/t Santa Monica Blvd. & Melrose Ave., West Hollywood (310-860-0123).
What: Six shine-free versions of hit hues like You Don’t Know Jacques, Russian Navy, and Alpine Snow debut.
Why: Nothing to gloss over.
When: Tues., Wed. & Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Rob/B, 12246 Ventura Blvd., b/t Laurel Grove & Vantage Aves., Studio City (818-980-7622).
Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love
What: New doc chronicles the trials, tribulations, and triumphs surrounding Senegalese human rights activist/Africa’s biggest selling pop star’s controversial album, Egypt.
Why: The sound of music.
When: Opens Fri. Showtimes at laemmle.com.
Where: Sunset 5, 8000 W. Sunset Blvd., at Crescent Heights Blvd., Hollywood (323-848-3500).