The Weekend Guide

strut your mutt!

A (ca)nine out of ten.

Strut Your Mutt
Walk a mile with your furry friend to raise funds for local animal rescue groups.
Why: Pamper Sir Barksalot afterward with doggie yoga, pawdicures, an agility course, and psychic readings.
When: Sat., 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Blvd., b/t The Grove Dr. & N. Gardner St., Mid-City West.

Riot L.A.
What: Top alternative comics like Marc Maron, Paul F. Tompkins, Maria Bamford, and others come together at L.A.’s first (Kickstarter-funded) alt comedy festival.
Why: No two-drink minimum for the chuckle brigade — free beer in The Lot, sponsored by KCRW.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.-midnight; Sat., 2-11 p.m.; Sun., 2-10:15 p.m. Free beer, Sat. & Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: S. Main St., b/t W. Second & W. Third Sts., Downtown. Tickets ($5-$110) at riotla.com or at the door.

Got a Girl Crush Party
Celebrate the second issue of the cult lady zine with editors, local contributors, and a host of other fine femmes.
Why: Shop the boutique’s exclusive collaborations from Kate Miss and DullDiamond while savoring Deano’s Deli sandwiches and free cocktails.
When: Sat., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Myrtle, 2213 W. Sunset Blvd., b/t Rosemont Ave. & Mohawk St., Echo Park (213-413-0004).

Project Gallery + Espresso
Scope artist Zio Ziegler’s colorful tribal paintings at the grand opening of the contemporary street art gallery-cum-coffee shop in the revitalized Cahuenga Corridor.
Why: Creativity extends to the adjoining espresso bar, which serves unique java drinks to enhance your art appraisal skills.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 1553 N. Cahuenga Blvd., at Selma Ave., Hollywood (323-462-1100).

Design Loves Art
Peruse fifteen galleries of innovative contemporary art that runs the gamut from painting to photography to sculpture to video.
Why: The MOMA-exhibiting, TED-talking, graphic design-pioneering Paula Scher gives a rare free talk today at 2 p.m. on the creative process and her latest work, “Maps.”
When: Thru Nov. 10. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., at N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood (310-657-0800).

Photo: Courtesy of Strut Your Mutt

1553 N Cahuenga Blvd
@ Selma Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Pan Pacific Park
7600 Beverly Blvd
bt The Grove Dr & N Gardner St
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Riot L.A.
S Main St
bt W 2nd & W 3rd Sts
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave
@ N San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
2213 Sunset Blvd
bt Rosemont Ave & Mohawk St
Los Angeles, CA 90026