The Weekend Guide

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Bad Poetry Open Mic
The Better Off Dead Poets Society and ForYourArt celebrate the launch of Pamela August Russell’s new book, B Is for Bad Poetry, with their first one-night prose fest.
Why: Snap! Snap! Snap! Snap!
When: Thurs., 8 p.m.
Where: Mandrake, 2692 S. La Cienega Blvd., b/t Venice & Washington Blvds., Culver City (310-837-3297)

Chill at the W Los Angeles-Westwood Hotel
What: The backyard swimming pool is now a rink courtesy of a sturdy topper of ice; order a pair of rental skates and a cozy cocktail to go with it.
Why: Take your best slap shot.
When: Opens Sun. Mon.-Fri., 3-10 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 930 Hilgard Ave., b/t Weyburn & Le Conte Aves., Westwood (310-208-8765).

Twisted Sundays at High
The rooftop bar serves classic games like Twister, Pictionary, and Dominos, along with meal deals and special drinks like the Honey Bee Bomb and Lit Up Lemonade.
Why: Saturday night just wasn’t boozy enough.
When: Sun., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave., b/t Winward Ct. & 17th Ave., Venice (310-452-1111).

Fluxus Brentwood Opens

What: Fete the new location of the styled-up local line of jersey basics with the label’s new designer Jeffrey Sebelia and a sweet discount of 25 percent.
Why: Go with the flow.
When: Sat., 1-4 p.m.
11677 San Vicente Blvd., b/t Barrington & Darlington Aves., ste. 109, Brentwood.

Red Hot Shop-in-Shop
Curated by DailyCandy, Target’s online destination comes to town with its handpicked selection of unique finds and exclusive Collina Strada clutch and Rachel Leigh bangles.
Why: A real rouge operation.
When: Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 6700 Topanga Canyon Blvd., b/t Vanowen St. & Victory Blvd., Canoga Park (818-746-9922‎).

930 Hilgard Ave
bt Weyburn & Le Conte Aves
Los Angeles, CA 90024
6700 Topanga Canyon Blvd
bt Vanowen St & Victory Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91303
11677 San Vicente Blvd
bt Barrington & Darlington Aves, ste 109
Los Angeles, CA 90049
2692 S La Cienega Blvd
bt Venice & Washington Blvds
Los Angeles, CA 90034
1697 Pacific Ave
bt 17th & Windward Aves
Venice, CA 90291