The Weekend Guide

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To quote the indelible Rebecca Black, “Gotta get down on Friday.”

Topanga Earth Day Festival
Celebrate the third rock from the sun by filling up on pedal-powered smoothies, yoga, and tree planting at the annual gathering.
Why: Live music will stream from two solar-powered stages. Now that’s grass roots.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-sunset.
Where: 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., b/t Cheney Dr. & Rugged Trl., Topanga. Suggested donation is $12.

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Terri & Gary Burbank: a Depiction of Love and Reality
: Having cornered the celebrity psychic consulting market, Terri and Gary Burbank are branching out into the art world with a mixed-media exhibit at This gallery.
Why: We have a premonition this show will be a real mind-bender.
When: Fri., 7-10 p.m.
Where: 5906 N. Figueroa St., at N. Ave. 59, Highland Park.

Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles: in a Lonely Place
The downtown bus tour revisits the crime novelist’s old haunts as well as landmarks immortalized in his hard-boiled fiction.
Why: Noir is the new black.
When: Sat., 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Tour departs from Clifton’s Cafeteria, 648 S. Broadway, at W. 7th St., Downtown (213-627-1673). Tickets ($58) online at esotouric.com.

To Japan: from L.A. with Love Fundraiser at Space 15 Twenty
Local designers and artists peddle their wares, with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund.
Why: Marie Nails will do Tokyo-style manicures on Sunday. Bring on the Hello Kitty decals.
When: Sat., 7-10 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd., b/t Selma Ave. & Sunset Blvd., Hollywood (323-555-1212).

LAVA Sunday Salon
In this month’s free installation of the ongoing series, musician and writer Ian Whitcomb humorously recounts his swinging times as a British teen idol living in 1960s Los Angeles.
Why: Eccentric performer The Ukalady will strum a few on her weapon of choice, the ukulele.
When: Sun., noon-2 p.m.
Where: Clifton’s Cafeteria, 648 S. Broadway, at W. 7th St., Downtown (213-627-1673). Info at 323-223-2767.

Photo: Keith Berson & Ebb Eskew

5906 N Figueroa St
@ N Ave 59
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Clifton's Cafeteria
648 S Broadway
@ W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
1520 N Cahuenga Blvd
bt Sunset Blvd & Selma Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
N Topanga Canyon Blvd
off Entrada Rd, enter at Trippet Ranch
Topanga, CA 90290