The Weekend Guide

moksha festival!

The downward dog days of summer are upon us.

Moksha Festival
What: Feed your mind, body, and spirit at a two-day celebration of all things Zen (yoga, sacred music workshops, ayurveda) at Santa Monica College.
Why: Life got you in knots? Seek out the Healing Camp for Reiki and massages.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 1310 11th St., at Arizona Ave., Santa Monica. General admission is free; workshop and music events tickets ($45-$108) online at mokshafestival.com.

The Writers Junction Summer Literary Marathon
What: Get a seven-hour peek into the brains behind The Chappelle Show, Hell on Wheels, and Once upon a Time while schmoozing and boozing at The Writers Junction’s annual fundraiser.
Why: A portion of the proceeds benefits The Young Storytellers Foundation.
When: Fri., 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 1001 Colorado Ave., at 10th St., Santa Monica (310-451-0999). Tickets ($8) online at junctionlitmarathon.eventbrite.com or roll the dice at the door to determine your admission price.

Rosa Mexicano

What: The East Coast mainstay lands on Sunset Boulevard with a contemporary take on Mexican fare and, more importantly, one of the best helado selections in town (sea salt cajeta, prickly pear with blueberries).
Why: Master boozeologists from Proprietors LLC mixed up the cocktail list.
When: Sun.-Wed., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-midnight.
Where: 8570 W. Sunset Blvd., at Londonderry Pl., West Hollywood (310-657-4991).

Joy of Soy
What: A one-night ode to edamame at famed Chinese resto Yujean Kang’s features a $45 tasting menu with five soy-centric dishes (stuffed tofu, sweet tofu with sesame ice cream).
Why: Take things to the next level with wine pairings for an additional $45.
When: Fri., 7:30 p.m.
Where: 67 N. Raymond Ave., b/t E. Holly & E. Union Sts., Pasadena (626-585-0855).

The Hudson Block Party
What: The WeHo watering hole hosts an epic block party ($7-$10) packed with local bands and DJs, street art, vendors, two full bars, and nonboozy refreshments from The Churchill and Intelligentsia.
Why: Part of the funds raised by the fun benefits the West Hollywood Library.
When: Sat., 1-11 p.m.
Where: 1114 N. Crescent Heights Blvd., at Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood (323-654-6686).

Photo: ZenShui / Sigrid Olsson / Getty Images

Rosa Mexicano
8570 W Sunset Blvd
@ Londonderry Pl
West Hollywood, CA 90069
The Hudson
1114 N Crescent Heights Blvd
@ Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
The Writers Junction
1001 Colorado Ave
@ 10th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Yujean Kang's
67 N Raymond Ave
bt E Holly & E Union Sts
Pasadena, CA 91103
Moksha Festival
1310 11th St
@ Arizona Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401