Retail Therapy: Make a splash at L*SPACE

Just swimmingly: Pop by the L*SPACE by Monica Wise swimwear w¿arehouse sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 2525 Pullman Ave., Santa Ana. Save up to 75% on women's trendy beach attire. Information:

Make the grade: For big discounts on trendy junior apparel, stop by the Dainty Hooligan warehouse sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1440 S. State College Blvd., unit 5G, Anaheim. Dresses and bottoms will be priced at $5, $10 or $20. Bring cash. Information:

Back to style: The Irvine Spectrum Center will host a Teen Vogue Back-to-School Saturdays event from noon to 4 p.m. Attendees can enjoy pop-up fashion shows, a style and beauty "spa," in-store events and rewards with purchase. From noon to 2 p.m. at the Giant Wheel Court, beauty professionals from around the center will share makeup, brow, hair and nail trends. Pop-up fashion shows will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the wheel, Edwards and carousel courts. The first 300 customers who turn in $250 in receipts at guest services in the Giant Wheel Court before 10 p.m., from Spectrum store purchases made between noon and 4 p.m. that day, will receive a $50 shopping center gift card. Information:

Like a boss: Springsteen: The Premier Tribute to the Boss, a tribute band, will offer a free outdoor concert from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Mike Ward Community Park, 20 Lake Road, Irvine. Information: (949) 724-6606.

Kendra Scott conquers: Orange County fashionistas can't get enough of the Kendra Scott jewelry collection. The Blushington makeup and beauty lounge at Fashion Island will celebrate the launch of the Kendra Scott jewelry boutique's new Charm Bar Collection from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. Enjoy complimentary makeup touch-ups, champagne and sweets when you RSVP to The Kendra Scott boutique at Fashion Island also will host a "Kendra Gives Back" party from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15. Twenty percent of sales will benefit Girls Inc., and "bubbles and bites" will be served. RSVP by Aug. 12 to

Who needs Coachella? The Pacific Festival at the Dunes returns to Newport Dunes, 1131 Back Bay Drive, from 1 to 9 p.m. Aug. 16. Attendees can dance to the tunes of Holy Ghost!, Poolside, Miami Horror and more than a dozen other acts at the 18-and-older festival, which will also include food, beverages, art and beach activities. Information:

Chop-chop: Foodies may be thrilled that the new Din Tai Fung restaurant is set to open later this month at South Coast Plaza. The famed Taiwanese restaurant is beloved for its dumplings. Insider tip: While table reservations might be hard to secure for the foreseeable future, order the takeaway service and enjoy a picnic across the bridge at the secluded Noguchi Garden. Information:

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