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3 Ways to Turn Your Car Into Artwork

Recycling helps the world go round — and it’s easy for you to do. Not only does reusing or repurposing save space in landfills, it also allows you to create original artwork. Instead of junking your car, you can use it, or pieces of it, as artwork. Instead of being an eyesore, your car can bring beauty to the world and help save it at the same time. Take a look at these three ideas you can use to recycle...

Weekend

Succulent Driftwood Planter Workshop Join in the Harvest Garden for a hands-on workshop where you’ll create your own mini succulent garden, using found wood as a base. Descanso horticulture staff will provide expert guidance on working with succulents and design. $20 members/$30 non-members, includes materials; Saturday, 10-11:30 am; 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, 91011; 818.949.7980 KCET’s Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival The inaugural film festival features five films tackling the most important and relevant global environmental issues. Celebrity environmental activists including Raphael...

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Los Angeles Times‘ 22nd Annual Festival of Books The nation’s largest literary festival is headed to the University of Southern California. The event will feature more than 500 authors, celebrities, musicians, artists and chefs. On Friday, April 21, the 37th annual Book Prizes will honor reading and educational activist Ruebén Martinez with the Innovator’s Award, novelist Thomas McGuane with the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, and 11 outstanding literary works published during the last year. Authors and celebrities scheduled to appear at the festival...

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Ciclavia-Culver City Meets Venice This massive bike-riding event closes down major streets to car traffic and becomes a huge, bike-riding, walking, skate boarding, running party all on the Westside.While you are enjoying your car free streets, swing by The Mar Vista, where Co-owner and Executive Chef D. Brandon Walker is serving up new signature brunch dishes like Egg Hot Pot with Applewood smoked bacon, Cured Salmon Loaded Potato, and Goat Cheese Chilaquiles (vegan alternatives available), while enjoying live music performed throughout the day. Free; Sunday, 9 am-4 pm; Culver City,...

Can-Can Parleur

Can-Can Parleur is a relaxing paradise that allows you to take some time to slow down and breathe. From the tufted throne-like chairs to the welcoming cup of tea to the warm neck pillow, everything about this place oozes relaxation. Whether you need to quiet your mind, recharge or revitalize your senses while removing the tensions that come with having a busy life in Los Angeles, your wellness and well-being are the main focus of everything they do. As soon as I stepped...