Sweet and salty. Just how you like your weekend.
Salty Caramel Cupcakes from Sprinkles
What: The crunch of fleur-de-sel crystals atop your treat came all the way from Brittany, France. Bite down for the perfect textural accoutrement to the rich, buttery cake and frosting.
Why: We only eat salt that’s traveled 5,000-plus miles.
When: Fri.-May 23.
Where: 9635 Little Santa Monica Blvd., b/t N. Bedford and Camden Drs., Beverly Hills (310-274-8765).
What: Two music stages, over 200 craft booths, and more than 1.5 million sweet berries.
Why: Start your own garden, watch a timed cooking battle, and indulge in a spaberry treatment.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: College Park, 3250 S. Rose Ave., at Raider Way, Oxnard (888-288-9242). Tickets ($12) online at ghostcart.com.
MashUp Contemporary Dance Company
What: The debut performance of the all-female group explores and interprets every egghead’s favorite subject — Science.
Why: E equals some seriously flexible ladies squared by live music, video art, and photography.
When: Fri. & Sat. Doors open, 7 p.m.; show, 8 p.m.
Where: Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., at N. Berendo St., Hollywood (323-644-6272). Tickets ($25) online at bgttix.com.
Em Productions Sample Sale
What: Sidle into summer with Seneca Rising, Veda, Something Else, Soyon, and more for $30-$300.
Why: Printed cotton tees and dresses keep it cool in every way. Prep for fall with knits and leather jackets.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: The Cooper Building, 860 S. Los Angeles St., at E. Ninth St., ste. 402, Downtown (213-614-9292).
Project Space Opens
What: Design gurus Arkitip and Incase have set up shop with original artwork supported by a rotating list of curated specialty products.
Why: The rectangular industrial space will host many exhibitions, performances, and installations to come.
When: Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 603 N. La Brea Ave., at Clinton St., Hollywood (323-938-8818).
Photo: Courtesy of Sprinkles Cupcakes