Apolis, Quincy Jones to host Alfredo Rodriguez performance

Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodriguez performs in 2009. He is scheduled to perform Thursday night at the Apolis Common Gallery in Los Angeles.
(Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)

Music legend Quincy Jones is scheduled to introduce Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Alfredo Rodriguez at a special event at Apolis on Thursday.

The performance and reception is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Apolis Common Gallery at 806 E. Third St., Los Angeles. Attendees must be over 21 and RSVP to


To spotlight its new FP Movement collection, Free People is sponsoring a day of fitness on Jan. 20 in locations around the world. In Southern California, people are invited to Newport Dunes for a day of stand-up paddleboarding presented by Pirate Coast Paddle Company, yoga with Kylan Fischer and Chelsey Korus and a healthy food demonstration by Michelle Yam of Melissa’s Produce. Music is to be provided by DJ HyFi, and the first 50 guests will receive complimentary #FPletsmove tote bags. The event begins with check-in at 11 a.m., paddleboard and yoga class from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., food demo from 12:15 to 1 p.m. and yoga on the sand from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Space is limited, so RSVP at Newport Dunes is at 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach.


Jan. 8, 3:17 p.m.: A previous version of this article gave an incorrect date for the Free People event. It is scheduled for Jan. 20, not Jan. 22.

Junk Food Clothing is sponsoring free movies every day in January from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Abbot Kinney store, 1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. In addition, Tuesdays have been designated as Transformation Tuesday with special discounts available; the Grilled Cheese Truck is scheduled to be on the premises from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 14, offering shoppers $1 off sandwich combos; and a free combination spin and yoga class is planned from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 31 (RSVP to for the latter).


Eve by Eve’s boutique has opened at 350 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The boutique offers women’s apparel and accessories, La Isla swimwear, Repeat Mongolian cashmere and custom furniture by Naihan Lai.



Morphew has opened a seven-week, awards season pop-up shop at Melrose vintage boutique Bustown Modern, 8166 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. The shop features both vintage and fashion forward garments from designers such as Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior, Vionnet, Bill Blass and Karl Lagerfeld. The pop-up is open Monday through Saturday by appointment only. Call (212) 564-4331.


Planet Blue locations in Santa Monica and Venice have storewide, 50% off sales coming up. The sale is scheduled from Thursday through Sunday at Planet Blue Venice, 2840 Main St., and Jan. 16 through Jan. 18 in Santa Monica, 800 14th St. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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