Lots to Do This Weekend at Fairplex

rollerderby Lots to Do This Weekend at FairplexWhether you are looking for a vacation hot spot, want to shop or feel the exhilaration of professional Roller Derby, Fairplex is where you need to be this weekend.

The Giant Merchandise Sale offers bargain prices on items from TVs to clothes to digital cameras. This big overstock sale will be here Friday through Sunday in Fairplex 9. Hey, it’s not too early to do some holiday shopping!

Saturday brings the Auto Club Travel Show. Find out the best destination for your vacation. Travel agents will be available to help you find the perfect spot for any budget. The show is in Fairplex 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

And don’t forget exciting Roller Derby action on Saturday with the Los Angeles FireBirds. The ‘Birds face the Brooklyn Red Devils, who won a squeaker of a game last Saturday, beating the ‘Birds 49-48. Come out and watch the ‘Birds reclaim victory. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Rockin’ Roller Derby at Fairplex

Roller Skater resized Rockin Roller Derby at FairplexThe newly released movie, Whip It, has put a well-deserved spotlight on the fast-action sport of roller derby. Saturday, Oct. 24, the Los Angeles FireBirds will take on Mizz Georgia Hase’s Brooklyn RedDevils in banked track roller derby up-close and live in Fairplex 10 at 8 p.m.

This is some crazy kind of fun. “What makes ‘Whip It’ a blast is the action in the rink,” said Betsy Sharkey in the Los Angeles Times. Even mild-mannered Alex Cohen, host of KPCC’s “All Things Considered” becomes “Axles of Evil” roller-derby girl by night. She is a champion of the sport, which began in Depression-era America, and was tapped to teach “Whip It” stars the basics.

Fairplex 10
Saturday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m.
Ticket hotline: (800) 838-3006 or
Order tickets online [Tip: buy tickets in advance. General admission is half price; VIP is $5 off]