Paint the town.
What: More than 200 works from the likes of Cindy Sherman, David Hockney, and John Baldessari are up for grabs at the fundraiser. Feeling paddle shy? Grab a drink and make your way to the front row for a performance by Caught a Ghost.
Why: Get a jump on the bidding war online at paddle8.com.
When: Sat., 6-10 p.m.; bidding closes at 8 p.m.
Where: MOCA Grand Avenue, 250 Grand Ave., at Third St., Downtown (213-621-2766). Tickets online ($85) at brownpapertickets.com or at the door ($100).
What: The go-to destination for pretty designer wear expands to the Brentwood Country Mart.
Why: A trio of J Brand styles exclusive to the shop. Sheer jean-ious.
When: Opens Fri. Hours, Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 225 26th St., at San Vicente Blvd., Santa Monica (310-576-1342).
Geren Ford Sample Sale
What: Snag easy dresses, tees, and skirts on the cheap at the L.A. designer’s biannual annex sale.
Why: Samples start at $5, with everything under $100.
When: Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 1034 Seward St., b/t Santa Monica Blvd. & Romaine St., Hollywood (213-689-9500).
Malin + Goetz
What: The NYC apothecary’s new Larchmont outpost comes stocked floor to ceiling with its cult-status skin care line, perfume, candles, and classic shaving supplies.
Why: Refine your beauty ritual with a two-step regimen that’s gentle enough on even the most sensitive faces.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 238 N. Larchmont Blvd., at Beverly Blvd., Hancock Park (323-391-1884).
Moon Juice Cleanses
What: Treat your body to twenty-plus pounds a day of fruits and veggies with the spot’s new concoctions (cilantro celery punch, turmeric gold, spiced yam), dreamed up by former chef/L.A. Times Magazine food editor Amanda Chantal Bacon.
Why: Bikini season is just around the corner.
When: Daily, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 507 Rose Ave., b/t Rennie & Fifth Aves., Venice (310-399-2929).
Photo: John Baldessari, Three Government Personal (One Blonde) Considering and/or Deciding, 2008. Courtesy of the Artist, Los Angeles