Amenity Home Sample Sale
What: Duvets, pillows, baby bedding, and more from the organic linens line at up to 70 percent off retail.
Why: Cozy up to one-of-a-kind production samples ($50-$150), too.
When: Thurs., 6-10 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 453 S. Spring St., b/t Fourth & Fifth Sts., Downtown (213-624-7309).
In with the Old, Out with the New
What: Pilfer the racks of ten indie vintage boutiques under one gallery roof.
Why: Nothing over $200 and most under $75.
When: Sat., 1-4 p.m.
Where: HVW8 Gallery, 661 N. Spaulding Ave., b/t Melrose Ave. & Clinton St., West Hollywood (323-655-4898).
Plastic Island/McGinn Warehouse Sale
What: Samples and overstock from both collections priced 50-80 percent off retail (now $30-$400; reg. $150-$800).
Why: Last season’s leather jackets and right-now party dresses for the taking.
When: Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 1385 E. 15th St., at Central Ave., Downtown (213-749-0900).
Temescal Canyon Association Hikes
What: Follow your guide on a pretty, nine-mile adventure through Hondo Canyon to reach the view at Saddle Peak.
Why: Think ashram. Without the ashram part.
When: Sun., Meet at 8:45 a.m.
Where: Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., at Temescal Canyon Rd., Malibu.
DECK THE HALLS
Holiday Decorations That Jingle Your Bell
What: Spruce up your digs with a made-to-order garland, snowflake mobile, 3-D paper mistletoe ball, or Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
Why: No one likes a Grinch.
When: Before the first snowfall.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
Small Gift Opens
What: Hello Kitty and the Sanrio crew pull out all the stops — an arcade, miniature golf, Ferris wheel, food truck court, pop-up shop, classes, and a gallery of 50 artists’ original work — with a ten-day party for their 50th birthday.
Why: Ride Saturday morning’s sushi-bento-box-workshop ($25) wave straight to the I Heart Nerds party ($15).
When: Nov. 12-21. Schedule online at sanrio.com.
Where: Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., b/t S. Bundy Dr. & Walgrove Ave., Santa Monica. Tickets online at brownpapertickets.com.
I Heart Pies
What: Meet, greet, and eat fall flavors — apple crumb, peanut butter s’mores, pecan, chocolate mousse, and pumpkin — from the new local pie purveyor.
Why: Order for Thanksgiving or take a large or mini home right there on the spot.
When: Sat., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Plastica, 8405 W. Third St., b/t Orlando & Croft Aves., Mid-City West (323-655-1051).
Photo: Courtesy of Amenity Home
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