Wahoo's fish taco restaurant locations will offer a free taco of the customer's choice to anyone who walks into their store Saturday. No coupon or secret password required. Local locations include: 3000 Bristol St.; 1862 Placentia Ave.; or South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St # 211, Costa Mesa.
Get some culture, for free
Freebie of the Week: Better hurry for this one! Smithsonian Magazine is offering free admission for two people to their choice of hundreds of museums around the country tomorrow. Visit the website to request and print your admission ticket. Local offerings include the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum, and Mission San Juan Capistrano. Visit microsite.smithsonianmag.com/museumday.
Try that new shiraz
The Main Street Wine Co., 301 Main St., Suite 107, Huntington Beach, will hold a first-anniversary party from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday. On the docket: giveaways, tastings and appetizers. Call (714) 969-7400.
Satisfy that J Crew craving
The J Crew outlets in Camarillo, Cabazon, the Bay Area, and the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego have a devoted clientele, but those of us who are inclined to sleep in on Saturday mornings rather than drive hundreds of miles have a new vice: the online J Crew Factory Outlet, which is open from midnight Friday to midnight Sunday EST each weekend. Visit jcrew.com/factory.jsp.
LF prices get even lower
The LF boutique at 278 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach, is having its final weekend blow-out sale before its biannual sample and warehouse sale in the South Bay. Deals include up to 90% off all spring and summer items, including $16 tops that retailed for up to $120; premium jeans for $28 (worth up to $252); and dresses for $28 and below (retail value: up to $228). Call (949) 497-9194 or visit lfstores.com.
Denim, denim, denim
Need more premium denim options: The Warehouse Sale is having a huge blow-out clearance sale Saturday and Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Ave., Room 213. Save up to 90% off retail for guys and girls, with jeans for $45 and tops for $20 on Saturday. Sunday, the prices drop to $35 for jeans and $15 for tops. (There are discounts for bulk purchases, too.) Make reservations for free admission or pay $5 at the door. Visit thewarehousesale.com.
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