THE GOODS : CHEAP THRILLS : Emmy-Nominated Costumes Take Bows in Beverly Hills
See the costumes worn by the stars of “In Living Color,” “Tales From the Crypt,” “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” and other television shows at Beverly Hill’s annual display of Emmy-nominated costumes today through Sept. 4. The costumes, on display according to show, are all within walking distance of one another--at stores such as I. Magnin, Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co. Better yet, pick up the Beverly Hills trolley at the corner of Dayton Way and Rodeo Drive for a dollar, and take a tour of the city, which includes the costume display and a discussion of the designers (such as Bob Mackie, whose costumes for “Gypsy” are nominated). The trolley gives 20-minute tours of the city from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. (800) 345-2210.
Sample Beers From Micro-Breweries
Quench your thirst for exotic beers and eat out too, for less than it would cost to take a date to dinner. The Summer Karnival of Beers offers tastes of food and beer from 30 micro-breweries at Fullerton Hofbrau, 323 N. State College Blvd. The event benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Fullerton. Two-hour sittings begin at noon both days, ending Saturday at 11:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. $25; $12 for designated drivers (includes food, drinks). (714) 525-8241.
Marvel Comics Mega Tour Is Coming to Town
Whether your heroes are on the level of Wolverine, Storm and Cyclops, or more the speed of Ren and Stimpy and Beavis and Butt-head, they will all be a part of the Marvel Comics Mega Tour, coming to the Los Angeles Airport Hilton, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5, children under 6 free--but there are also tickets available at comics retailers for $2.50 (try Comics Unlimited in Hawaiian Gardens, Forbidden Planet in Sherman Oaks or Hi De Ho Comics in Santa Monica, to name a few). Marvel creator Stan Lee and several Marvel writers and artists will be there. (818) 995-0151.