Lead the way.
P.S. Arts Opening Night Preview Party
What: The local nonprofit dedicated to restoring the arts to public schools hosts a swanky fund-raising soiree celebrating the Los Angeles Antiques Show and the 60-plus exhibitors.
Why: Give while the getting is good.
When: Wed., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Barker Hanger, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica Airport (310-390-8751). Tickets ($150 for one, $250 for two) online at psartantiques.com.
What: Mitigate your carbon footprint as The Supper Club and Friends in High Places team up with a raw menu from Mooi foods, boozy organic ice cream (cabernet choco chip, peach white zin), Banzai Sake and Veev Eco cocktails, Charles Smith Wines, and a full range of spa and healing treatments (La Rocca facials, low-energy blowouts).
Why: A limited amount of $75 tickets (or $150 for the VIP cocktail party) available to DC readers.
When: Lounge, Fri. & Sat., noon-5 p.m.; VIP, Fri., 7:30-11 p.m.
Where: Address given upon ticket purchase. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lace Knit Beret Class
What: Beginners learn to stitch in the round and make their own très chic spring caps out of hand-painted cotton yarn ($40, not including materials).
Why: Just what you need to top things off.
When: Wed., 7-10 p.m.
Where: The Little Knittery, 3195 Glendale Blvd., at Edenhurst Ave., Atwater Village. R.S.V.P. to 323-663-3838 or email@example.com.
What: At his month-old cafe and bakery, the delightfully French Philippe Dray injects his cream puffs with mousse in flavors like Irish cream, mango, and vanilla. Belgian waffles, cakes, and ice cream also deserve some attention.
Why: Dray studied under the first assistant of Pierre Hérme, one of Paris’s boldface pastry chefs.
When: Tues.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 8613 Santa Monica Blvd., b/t W. Knoll & Westmount Drs., West Hollywood (310-855-7177).
Exit Through the Gift Shop
What: Amateur filmmaker and shopkeeper Thierry Guetta serves as an eccentric tour guide to the street art world, documenting the elusive Banksy, catching up with Shepard Fairey, and introducing other notorious characters like Invader.
Why: It sheds light on the scene that happens mostly in the dark.
When: Showtimes at arclightcinemas.com.
Where: ArcLight Cinemas, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd., b/t Vine & Ivar Sts., Hollywood (323-464-4226).