What: Chow down on authentic Neapolitan pies, antipasti, cannoli, and vino at Pasadena’s first VPN-certified pizza joint.
Why: Snag a spot at the bar for a front-row view of your margherita bubbling in the brick oven.
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 625 E. Colorado Blvd., at N. El Molino Ave., Pasadena (626-765-9550).
Eating Our Words
What: Hosted by poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi and gallerist Heather Taylor, the literary and culinary fest kicks off its second season with food-centric lectures by author Anne Zimmerman.
Why: When all the food talk makes you hungry, indulge in charcuterie and cheese courtesy of Gourmet on Wheels.
When: Tonight, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Taylor De Cordoba, 2660 S. La Cienega Blvd., b/t Venice & Washington Blvds., Culver City (310-559-9156). R.S.V.P. (required) to email@example.com.
Iris & Aria Finds
What: Get first dibs on vintage finds (Donna Karan cummerbund belts, a reversible zebra-print leather bag) at stylist Tova Weinberg’s first public sale.
Why: With a $60 ceiling (on most everything), the treasure hunting is pure gold.
When: Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 2233 Echo Park Ave., at Cerro Gordo St., Echo Park (323-509-7851).
Community & Co.
What: Interior designer Jennifer Ridel’s new showroom is filled with curated heirlooms, luxe fabrics, home accessories from Modfire and Eskayel, and a gallery space primed to host artists, authors, and musicians.
Why: Currently the only place in town sanctioned by pioneer acrylic furniture designer Charles Hollis Jones to sell his new and vintage pieces.
When: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 8259 Melrose Ave., at N. Harper Ave., West Hollywood (323-951-9244).
What: A stark white interior serves as a blank canvas for the latest from coveted brands such as Fluxus, Jeffrey Campbell, and House of Harlow at this just-opened boutique.
Why: Break free from your cubicle for some lunch-hour retail therapy.
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 510 W. Seventh St., at S. Olive St., Downtown (213-623-0013).
Photo: Javier Vazquez / Flickr