Free rides this weekend on Irvine Spectrum's Ferris wheel

Free rides this weekend on Irvine Spectrum's Ferris wheel
The refurbished Ferris wheel at Irvine Spectrum Center is a colorful sight. (Irvine Spectrum Center)

Irvine Spectrum Center's 108-foot-tall, Italian-made Ferris wheel is celebrating a new look with free rides Friday through Sunday, this weekend only.

The wheel's 12,500 standard lightbulbs have been replaced with more than 52,000 energy-efficient LED lights capable of 16 million color schemes.

Irvine Spectrum is at 670 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine.

Sample sales

Chic Little Devil's summer sample sale featuring up to 90% off retail on designer dresses, swimwear, coverups, sandals, sneakers, jewelry and accessories is scheduled to start Thursday. Just a few of the deals organizers are promoting: Alexander McQueen heels, $60, and scarves, $90; Giuseppe Zanotti and Balmain shoes and accessories, $80;  Lanvin heels, $80;   Fully beaded couture lamb skin weekender bags, originally $1,200, $40 and up;  chain mail Diabless halter dress and tops, originally $900,  $75. The sale is will be on from  10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at the Chic Little Devil Style House, 1206 Maple Ave., Los Angeles.

Building Block plans to host a sample sale this weekend including merchandise from Building Block, Rowena Sartin, Welcome Companions and Waka Waka. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.  Building Block is at 1727 N. Spring St., 3rd floor, Los Angeles.

Sanctuary's blowout summer sale is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saurday at 3611 N. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank. Prices start at $19; 10% surcharge for credit or debit cards.  No strollers, food or men allowed.

Michael Stars is offering 75% off Michael Stars merchandise (including menswear for the first time) and 60% off Hudson jeans in a summer sample sale this week. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The sale is at 12955 Chadron Ave., Hawthorne. The first 50 shoppers each day are to receive an additional 10% off Michael Stars clothing.


A  trunk show featuring the Hayley Paige fall 2015 bridal collection is scheduled this weekend at Blush Bridal Couture, 13011 Newport Ave., Tustin. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The show is open by appointment. Call (714) 573-8000 or visit the Blush Bridal Couture website.