Forget the old song and dance.
What: Sweet Siamese team transforms a downtown warehouse into a magical forest party with the help of dancing, acrobatic, and musical creatures.
Why: What are the chances?
When: Fri. & Sat. Doors open at 8 p.m.; performance, 9 p.m.; after-party, midnight-2 a.m.
Where: Madera Design House, Downtown. Address released at time of ticket purchase. Tickets online at treetopproductions.org.
Lemonade Bowl Box
What: Salad and sandwichery celebrates its new Venice location with specialty take-out boxes packed with your choice of edible picnic essentials.
Why: You can squeeze it in.
When: Venice, daily, 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Beverly, daily, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 1661 Abbot Kinney Blvd., at Venice Blvd., Venice (310-452-6200); 9001 Beverly Blvd., at Almont Dr., West Hollywood (310-247-2500).
J Brand Gallery
What: All the classics you love and newbies (Hussein Chalayan collaboration, exclusive J Brand Boutique collection) now in one place.
Why: Twenty percent off during the opening party’s no reason to sing the blues.
When: Opening reception, Sat., 2-4 p.m. Regular hours, daily, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Ron Herman, 8100 Melrose Ave., at Crescent Heights Blvd., Mid-City West (323-651-4129).
GoodReads Book Swap
What: Exchange old paperbacks and hardcovers for others’ preloved editions; snacks courtesy of the Kogi BBQ taco truck.
Why: And so the story goes.
When: Sat., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., b/t Larrabee St. & Palm Ave., West Hollywood (310-659-3110).
What: Story of stolen love and identities returns to the big screen with a party to mark its release on DVD.
Why: Let ’em roll.
When: Thurs. Showtime, 8 p.m.; after-party till 11 p.m.
Where: Downtown Independent Theatre, 251 S. Main St., b/t W. Third & W. Second Sts., Downtown (213-617-1033).