O.C. Bargainista: Give a little to get a lot

Freebie of the Week: Enjoy free rockabilly and Beatles music this weekend at the OC Market Place in the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. All concerts, including admission to the swap meet, are free with a canned food donation, which will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Enjoy the first round of the second annual West Coast Rockabilly Showdown beginning at noon Saturday, and the Abbey Road tribute band at noon (early Beatles repertoire) and 2 p.m. (Sgt. Pepper's costumes) Sunday. Admission is $2 without canned food donation. For more information, call (949) 723-6616 or visit ocmarketplace.com.


The 'kids' can celebrate themselves

Those seeking a fine dining experience for your prom-going or graduating teens should check out the popular seasonal Prime Celebrations menu at Fleming's of Fashion Island, 455 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. A complete three-course dinner for young adults is $50 per person — including beverage (coffee, tea or soda), tax and gratuity — through June 30. Course selections include salad or soup appetizer; entrees including petite filet mignon, New York strip, double chicken breast or tuna mignon; and dessert options like crème brûlée, cheesecake and walnut turtle pie. Prepay arrangements are available upon request; call (949) 720-9633 for reservations and mention the Prime Celebrations menu.


Historical society offers free workshop

Fancy yourself an amateur oral historian? Arm yourself with more than just courage at a free Oral History Training Workshop by the Newport Beach Historical Society from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Ayres Hotel & Suites, 325 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Learn how to prepare and conduct an interview, analyze and transfer notes, and prepare your materials for publication or exhibition. Space is limited. Suggested donation of $20. For reservations and more information, call (213) 200-5523 or e-mail reserve@NewportBeachHistorical.com.


Be entertained while buying new threads

Love indie designers? You'll adore the Thread show from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Enjoy a deejay, giveaways, a clothing swap, DIY booth, signature cocktails, mini manicures, a Man Cave and the hottest designers. Make reservations in advance at threadshow.com/shows.php to get in for $5, or pay $10 at the door. Kids 12 and younger get in free. Visit threadshow.com.


Does little Suzy need a wardrobe update?

Need girl's clothing? Stop by the Anita G. Girlfriends Warehouse Sale at 3505 Cadillac Ave. No. G1, Costa Mesa from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Monday. Save up to 75% on everything from skorts to bathing suits to dresses; nothing will be more than $10. Call (800) 717-0789.


New shipment of Produce

The excellent nonprofit Repeat Boutique, 370 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, has received 136 pieces of current Produce & Produce Studio cotton sportswear from the designer, and is selling them for under wholesale, in addition to their normal stock of pre-loved discount designer apparel. Visit repeatboutique.org.


Don't strain your neck to see this deal

Crane Massage Therapy, 13372 Newport Ave. Suite D, Tustin, will hold a grand opening celebration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. There will be a bounce house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and face painting from 9 a.m. to noon for children; adults will have the opportunity to get a 20-minute chair massage, a foot bath or a chiropractic adjustment for $20 each. Call (714) 287-5363 or visit cranemassagetherapy.com.


Not without my 501s

The new Levi's Dry Goods store at the Market Place on the border of Irvine and Tustin, 2801 El Camino Real, Tustin, will celebrate its ribbon cutting with a breakfast event at 10 a.m. Friday. The party continues from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, where patrons will enjoy spins by a deejay, beverages and appetizers. Customers will receive $40 off a $100 purchase or $75 off a $150 purchase this weekend only. Visit levistrauss.com.


It's out of the Park

Score a deal at the MetroPark going out of business sale, on now at all locations. Save up to 50% on men's and women's designer brands like Rock & Republic, BCBG and Obey, with an additional 20% off clearance merchandise. Discounts will increase as each store's closing date approaches. Area stores include Brea Mall, the Irvine Spectrum, and Main Place in Santa Ana. Visit metroparkusa.com.


Redecorate for dirt cheap

A hardware and plumbing store liquidation is on from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at a private home at 3135 W. Rome Ave., Anaheim. The sale includes hundreds of name-brand faucets, door locks, painting and contractor supplies, sporting goods, clothing and more.

Have a hot sale tip, or know about a great local business that you think deserves a little attention? Contact the O.C. Bargainista at candicebaker@gmail.com. And remember — never pay retail!

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