Free concert planned Saturday at Citadel Outlets' tree-lighting

By Anonymous

Free concert planned Saturday at Citadel Outlets' tree-lighting

The Citadel Outlets mall is set to host its 13th annual holiday tree-lighting ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The free event is to feature an outdoor concert headlined by country star Jana Kramer, Christina Grimmie of "The Voice," pop band After Romeo, Josh Levi of "X Factor" and YouTube sensation Cimorelli.

Radio personality McCabe and television personalities Tony McEwing and Maria Sansone will host the event, sponsored by AMP 97 and Fox 11. Those attending are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

The tree, from the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, is 115 feet tall, which the Citadel maintains is the world's tallest live-cut Christmas tree, just as the mall says the huge red bow that sprouted atop the facade overlooking I-5 in early October is the world's largest bow, at 36 feet wide by 21 feet tall.

The mall is off I-5 at 100 Citadel Drive, Los Angeles.

Murad Skincare is marking its 25th anniversary by opening the brand's first flagship.

The 1,500-square-foot store is at 8207 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday though Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Besides carrying the full range of Murad products, the store will offer personal consultations and it is equipped with a high-definition camera and software that can measure lines, wrinkles, sunspots, age spots and inflammation to make it easier to choose products and, over time, benchmark improvements.

Murad was founded in 1989 by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Howard Murad, who was also a trained pharmacist.

Vince is planning a sample sale from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at 5400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Credit cards only. No children or pets allowed.

Strut Bridal Salon, which specializes in plus-size gowns, is sponsoring a dress drive through the month of November to support Wish Upon a Wedding. Women are encouraged to drop off used wedding dresses from 2008 and later at the salon at 4264 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach. All sizes and styles accepted. Proceeds from sales of the used dresses are to go to help Wish Upon a Wedding continue its work of providing free weddings for couples in need. Strut Salon is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Donations are tax deductible.