Weekend Recommender: August 9-12
Attend a film fest, shop C. Wonder, and support a star-studded charity event.
August 09, 2012
C. Wonder comes to the West Coast.
The 8th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Kick Off
Thursday, August 9
Spotlighting only short films, the festival will hold its opening night party at Grauman’s Chinese Theater hosted by TV Guide personality Carly Steele. Also premiering tonight is Periods, an improvised comedy short series from Zachary Quinto, starring Penn Badgley. The HollyShorts Film Festival runs through August 16. For party tickets ($50) hsff8thannualopeningnight-eorg. 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
C. Wonder Grand Opening
Saturday, August 11 10 AM-7 PM; Sunday, August 12 11 AM-6 PM
The first West Coast flagship of Chris Burch’s C. Wonder debuts at Fashion Island this weekend with a special celebration. Ribbon-cutting weekend for the New York-based lifestyle clothing and home brand includes DJ, snacks, refreshments, and VIP prizes. 347 Newport Center, Newport Beach, 949-644-4376
3rd Annual My Brother Charlie Family Fun Festival
Sunday, August 12, 12-4 PM
Power couple Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete are holding their annual family-friendly event at Culver Studios to benefit their HollyRod Foundation. The charity—aimed at helping families affected by autism and Parkinson’s disease—will get support from celebrities such as Vanessa Williams, Nancy O’Dell, Laila Ali, and Brooke Burke-Charvet. Tickets: adult $150, children (3-14) $50 can be purchased at mbc2012.eventbrite.com. 9336 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City