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The Weekend Guide

Float on.

RIDE
Boating on Echo Park Lake
What:
Rent a pedal boat or take guided tours on a gondola or outrigger canoe for a leisurely spin around the Eastside’s newly revitalized body of water.
Why: Take your floaties and your appetite (rumor has it Square One Dining will open for lakeside breakfast soon).
When: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 751 Echo Park Ave., b/t Park & Bellevue Aves., Echo Park (213-481-8577). Hourly pedal boat rental, $10; kids under 17, $5.

PREP
Culinary Camp
What: Four Seasons throws a three-day foodie affair as part of its new Camp Beverly Hills series, which includes a market-fresh picnic at a local farm, lessons in cocktail crafting, and an elaborate Indian feast.
Why: Pick up tricks of the trade from L.A.’s top chefs, including Culina honcho/Food Network Chef Wanted champion Mette Williams, plus gift baskets of favorites from the Four Seasons kitchen.
When: Fri.-Sun.
Where: 300 S. Doheny Dr., at Burton Way (310-273-2222). Reserve your spot at 310-860-4000. Cost is $595 without a guest room.

DRINK
Pinot Noirs 2000 Vintage at Patina
What:
Shake off your workday worries with alfresco pinot pairings and canapes from the legendary French restaurant.
Why: You’ve been looking for an excuse to hit the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and this one’s the booziest.
When: Tonight, 5-7 p.m.
Where: 141 S. Grand Ave., at W. First St., Downtown. Tickets ($70) at 213-972-3331 or patinarestaurant.com.

WATCH
Donnie Darko
What:
Catch the cult classic when it screens at Santa Monica High School along with live music and a gaggle of top food trucks.
Why: Pack the pup for a pet-friendly date night, complete with free treats and a doggie lawn, or skip traffic via your fixed gear and use the event’s bike parking.
When: Sat. Doors, 5:30 p.m.; screening, 8:30 p.m.
Where: 601 Pico Blvd., b/t Fourth & Seventh Sts., Santa Monica. Tickets ($10) at donniedarko.eventbrite.com or at the door ($12).

STRETCH
Yoga Is My Health Insurance
What:
Treat yourself to a workshop targeting spine and lower-back health; walk away taller and with a stronger core.
Why: Yogis of every level, from beginners to daily down-doggers, are welcome.
When: Sat., 2 p.m.
Where: Peace Yoga Gallery, 903 S. Main St., at E. Ninth St., Downtown. Tickets ($25) at 412-326-9642 or at the door ($30).

LAUGH
A Catbaret
What:
Catch the one-night-only, celeb-studded, feline-themed fundraiser for L.A.’s best-named cat cause, Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats.
Why: Comedic actor Fred Willard is sure to be the cat’s meow.
When: Sun., 7:30 p.m.
Where: Belasco Theater, 1050 S. Hill St., at 11th St., Downtown (323-730-1102). Tickets ($35-$125) at kittybungalow.tix.com.

SNACK
Shave Ice
What: Sate your sweet tooth poolside with Hawaiian-style icy treats ($7-$11) served by local artist-cum-snow cone slinger Ashkahn.
Why: Mix up a medley of tropical flavors, including coconut, banana, pineapple, mango, and more; add a shot of rum if you’re feeling frisky.
When: Thru Labor Day. Fri., 4-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Lono’s Sweet Shop, The Standard Hollywood, 8300 W. Sunset Blvd., at N. Sweetzer Ave., West Hollywood (213-536-7667).

Bar Bites at Allumette
What:
Keep it casual and cocktail focused with the new bar-only, a la carte menu at Echo Park’s most innovative small-plates restaurant.
Why: Pair bartender Serena Herrick’s Southern Hospitality (Dickel Tennessee whiskey, plum shrub, Graham Beck Brut, flowering thyme), with chef Miles Thompson’s ranch potato chips served with salmon roe, yuzu creme fraiche, and garlic chive.
When: Tues.-Sat., 6-10 p.m.
Where: 1320 Echo Park Ave., b/t Sunset Blvd. & Montana St., Echo Park (213-935-8787).

Photo: Frank Rothe / Getty Images

LOCATIONS
751 Echo Park Ave
bt Park & Bellevue Aves
Los Angeles, CA 90026
300 S Doheny Dr
@ Burton Way
Los Angeles, CA 90048
310-273-2222
601 Pico Blvd
bt 4th & 7th Sts
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-395-3204
8300 W Sunset Blvd
@ N Sweetzer Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069
323-650-9090
1320 Echo Park Ave
bt Sunset Blvd & Montana St
Los Angeles, CA 90026
213-935-8787
1050 S Hill St
@ 11th St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
213-746-5670
903 S Main St
@ E 9th St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
213-500-5007
141 S Grand Ave
@ W 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-3331
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