Take the cake.
BabyCakes NYC Opens
What: The vegan bakery’s second L.A. outpost is filled with freshly baked gluten-free cupcakes, cookie sandwiches, and donuts. Mmmmm, donuts.
Why: Sweet treats without the (white) sugar crash.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 236 N. Larchmont Blvd., at Beverly Blvd., Hancock Park
H.D. Buttercup Sale
What: Up to 70 percent off all furniture and home accessories, from timeless designs by Timothy Oulton and Lillian August to out-of-the-box decor from Cisco Home and Style de Vie.
Why: With new items arriving daily, it’s hard to make just one trip.
When: Thru Jan. 15. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 3225 Helms Ave., at Venice Blvd., Culver City (310-558-8900).
What: Take a crash course in Japanese cuisine and culture with two months of culinary events, including soba and rice workshops, an onigiri-creation contest, film screenings, and a pop-up soba restaurant and sake bar at Breadbar Century City.
Why: The series ends with the opening of a new soba spot in Torrance this spring.
When: Starts Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Full schedule online at facebook.com.
Where: Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., at S. Central Ave., Downtown (213-625-0414).
CamLab at MOCA
What: The experimental SoCal duo’s three-month residency includes free monthly parties that transform the museum with fabric and video art, as well as a sound track commissioned by L.A. band Hotel La Rut.
Why: First up is Dubious Equalities, a Rothko-inspired project where guests participate in a cocktail-fueled open mic session, an interactive video booth with mirrored live feedback, and more.
When: Starts Thurs., 7-10 p.m.
Where: 250 S. Grand Ave., at Third St., Downtown (213-621-2766).
Remedy Ritual Package at Post Ranch Inn
What: Get a fresh start to the New Year with the award-winning resort’s latest spa service, complete with bath soak, cleansing body exfoliation, and customized aromatherapy massage, all of which use products made with locally sourced flowers and essential oils.
Why: The treatment doesn’t end there. Go home with a gift bag stocked with your custom blend and the spa’s most-loved products.
When: Daily, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: 47900 Hwy. 1, Big Sur (831-667-2200).
Photo: Tara Donne / Courtesy of Babycakes