A (ca)nine out of ten.
Strut Your Mutt
What: 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.
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
What: 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
What: 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
What: 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