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DOWNTOWN—To hell with Sunset Junction! Go check out the block party at the Old Bank District on Saturday. It's FREE, for one thing. Music performances from all kinds of bands, including SJ alum Very Be Careful and Helen Stellar, food, art, and drinks, Saturday from 4pm to 1am. It's at 4th St. between Spring and Main; Main between 3rd and 5th. [Racked Inbox]
SANTA MONICA—If you're a Lost fan, or just interested in a good spectacle, the auction at the Barker Hangar is a can't-miss. It's supposed to be a big, huge deal -- a happening, really, with photo opps and auctions for vast amounts of stuff from the show, including Hurley's Camaro, Dharma beer, costumes, and pieces of the set. It's this Saturday and Sunday: exhibit starts and 9am, the auction starts at 1pm. Expect a madhouse. 3021 Airport Ave. [Profiles in History]
WEST THIRD STREET(ish)—Fierce Mamas by Christian Siriano is hosting a sample sale at their LA headquarters. It starts Monday, and goes through September 4; hours are 10:30am-4pm. It sounds like the service is comprehensive, so an RSVP (appointment) is a must: 323-852-1015. 123 S. Flores Street [Racked Inbox]
NEWPORT BEACH—Like costumes and tennis? How about playing tennis in a costume, for a worthy cause? Register now for the 12th annual Wood Racquet Classic in Newport Beach. All proceeds to to the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. The tourney isn't until September 5th, but if you want to register to play, you need to do it by August 25. [Racked Inbox]