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Palihouse Rooftop Summer Screenings
What: Head to the new Moroccan-style spot for a movie at twilight (time of day only, people). The space is full of lush citrus trees, lanterns, and lounges. Up this week is Joy Division biopic Control.
Why: For a study in contrast, drink wine and nibble on finger sandwiches, cheese, and fruit on a zebra-hide rug while Ian Curtis implodes.
When: Every Sun., 7 p.m.
Where: 8465 Holloway Dr., at Hacienda Pl., West Hollywood (323-656-4020). R.S.V.P. required to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Savor Los Angeles
What: Prepare your sweet tooth for a tasting event with unique treats from our favorite sweet purveyors (Babycakes, Plaisir), free bubbly, bites, DJs, a photo booth, and more. The 10,000-square-foot space gives you plenty of room to expand your appetite.
Why: CoachArt, a nonprofit that pairs kids who have chronic illnesses with instructors in the arts and sports, will be on hand for volunteering opportunities.
When: July 30, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Miauhaus Studios, 1201 S. La Brea Ave., at W. Twelfth St., Mid-City. Tickets ($35-$55) online at parallellines.info.
ChocolateBox Cafe Happy Hour
What: Fifty percent off the decadent summer drink menu with offerings like iced tea mixed with raspberry, lemon, or passion fruit sorbet. Rev up with an espresso and gelato concoction.
Why: DC readers get a free piece of chocolate (dark wild strawberry, white crispy hazelnut, and more) with a drink purchase thru July 25.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 6-10 p.m.
Where: 3939 Cross Creek Rd., at Pacific Coast Hwy., ste. c, Malibu (310-456-7977).
The Great Rock ’n’ Roll Sample Sale
What: Concert gear won’t cost more than your ticket with up to 60 percent off limited-edition and one-of-a-kind musical mementos, such as The Beatles and Kiss tees.
Why: It’s the freakin’ weekend. Get 20 percent off happy hour dranks and apps.
When: Thurs., 6-11 p.m.
Where: House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd., at Olive Dr. West Hollywood (323-848-5100).
What: Up to 80 percent off the ecofriendly line’s flowy tanks, silk-screened tees, and easy dresses.
Why: You’ll look good and feel good in the trippy Estero tee (reg. $98, now $29).
When: You want more than your apples to be organic.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
Cali Design Biennial
What: Five innovators curate product, fashion, graphic design, transportation, and architecture categories. Competing designers are focusing on how they’ve responded to the current effed-upness of political, social, and environmental challenges.
Why: Find out how a crystal-covered penis ring made for Ms. Jackson fits into the above — if you’re nasty.
When: Wed.-Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Pasadena Museum of California Art, 490 E. Union St., at N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena (626-568-3665). Cost is $7.
Photo: Courtesy of Weinstein Company