Grey skies always clear up. Put on your happy face and get out there.
Sample Sales at the Cooper Building
What: Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, Kerry Cassil, Development, and more open their doors to sell off their wares.
Why: Going door to door ain’t so bad.
When: Thurs., 3-8 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: The Cooper Building, 860 S. Los Angeles St., ste. 215, b/t th & 9th Sts., Downtown.
What: Same lovely chef serving the same tasty gnocchi and cicchetti, but the old Cafe Veneto gets a new name and 36 beers on tap.
Why: This gastropub by any other name would be as neat.
When: Daily, 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 8636 W. 3rd St., b/t Robertson Blvd. & Willaman Dr., West Hollywood (310-273-3605).
Volunteer at 826LA
What: Sign up for a weekly slot to tutor kids ages 6 to 18 who’d love some help with their English homework or creative writing ambitions.
Why: Reading! Writing! No ’rithmetic!
When: Mon.-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: 826LA, SPARC Building, 685 Venice Blvd., at Shell Ave., Venice (310-305-8418 or e-mail email@example.com).
What: Disco, ’80s, and trip-hop all rolled up into a Supernature party.
Why: Enjoy a tasty Goldfrapp-uccino.
When: Sat., 9 p.m.
Where: The Wiltern LG, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., at Western Ave. (213-380-5005). Tickets online at ticketmaster.com.
What: Graf artist Man One opens his new urban art gallery and shop during Downtown Art Walk.
When: Art walk, Thurs., noon-9 p.m.; Crewest grand opening, Sat., noon-9 p.m.
Where: Art walk, 2nd & 9th Sts., b/t Main & Spring Sts.; Crewest, 110 Winston St., b/t 4th & 5th Sts., Downtown (213-627-8272).