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Bad Poetry Open Mic
What: 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
What: 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.
Where: 11677 San Vicente Blvd., b/t Barrington & Darlington Aves., ste. 109, Brentwood.
Red Hot Shop-in-Shop
What: 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).