Weekly Editor’s Picks: Wiggle Waggle Walk, Surf City Surf Dog

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Weekly Editor’s Picks: Wiggle Waggle Walk, Surf City Surf Dog

A dog goes surfing with her pet parent on the shores of Long Beach Peninsula in Washington. (Myscha Theriault/MCT)

A dog goes surfing with her pet parent on the shores of Long Beach Peninsula in Washington. (Myscha Theriault/MCT)

A dog goes surfing with her pet parent on the shores of Long Beach Peninsula in Washington. (Myscha Theriault/MCT)

A dog goes surfing with her pet parent on the shores of Long Beach Peninsula in Washington. (Myscha Theriault/MCT)

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Friday 9/23

Music Tastes Good | Music/Food

$25

Long Beach’s Music Tastes Good festival is a three day mix of food and music that ranges from alternative to Latin music. Lineup includes Living Color, Las Cafeteras, Rival Sons and more.

12 p.m.

200 Pine Ave.

Long Beach, CA 90802

Feast of San Gennaro @ El Capitan Theater | Food

Free

The Feast of San Gennaro celebrates everything Italian, including the food. Live music and rides will also be at the festival for people to enjoy in between bites.

5 p.m.

6838 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Saturday 9/24

Little Tokyo Book Festival @ Japanese American Cultural & Community Center

Free

Asian American authors will be showcased at the first Little Tokyo Book Festival on Saturday. Authors will read and sign copies of their books in addition to a series of panels on topics like identity.

10 a.m.

244 S. San Pedro Sr.

Los Angeles, CA 9012

Diptych/Tritych @ ARC Pasadena | Dance

$20

The dance company known as The Movement is joined by the Weslie Ching Dance company for a show revolving around three different pieces. Modern dance and ballet clash together for a show that seeks to push the limits of creativity.

8 p.m.

1158 E. Colorado Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91106

Sunday 9/25

Wiggle Waggle Walk @ Brookside Park | Pets

$25

Get ready to either take a dog for a walk or trail beside them around at Brookside Park near the Rose Bowl. A dog costume contest and bootcamp round out the activities for man’s best friend.

360 N. Arroyo Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91103

Surf City Surf Dog @ Huntington Beach | Pets

Free to watch; $64 per dog to register

If walking dogs is a little too basic, Huntington Beach might be the perfect spot since dogs will be catching waves, but not exactly hanging ten. The surfing competition starts off with large dogs and progressively makes its way to smaller dogs before the final round starts.

8 a.m.

103 Pacific Coast Hwy.

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Monday 9/26

An Evening With…Queen Sugar @ LACMA | Screening

$25

A special screening of the television series “Queen Sugar” invites the public to not only watch the series, but participate in a Q&A session. Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey, along with some of the show’s actors will be present. The show is unique in the sense that all the directors are women.

7:30 p.m.

5905 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

@midnight @nerdmelt | Comedy

$8

The comedy game show @midnight takes to the Nerdist Showroom for a night of topical comedy based off current events and strange happenings.

7522 Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90046

Tuesday 9/27

Night of Silenced Voices: A Banned Books Week Celebration @ Skylight Books

Free

The words on the pages of banned books will no longer be silenced as bookworms unite to stick it to the man. A banned book sale and an open mic are just part of the night’s celebration.

7:30 p.m.

1818 N. Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

“Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?” Screening @ Skirball Cultural Center

$10

8 p.m.

This documentary follows the journey of Saar, a gay man from Israel who moves to London to escape prejudice. With the help of the London Gay Men’s Chorus, Saar and his family reconnect after he finds out he contracted HIV. A Q&A with the director will follow the screening.

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Wednesday 9/28

“A Sky in the Palm of a Hand” @ Pasadena Museum of California Art | Exhibit

$7

Two different art forms replicate the ways of nature in this exhibit, with works from Lloyd Hamrol and Joan Perlman. Felt sculptures and abstract paintings make up the core of this visual experience.

12 p.m.

490 East Union Street

Pasadena, CA 91101

“Up Close & Personal: Steve Aoki @ Grammy Museum

$25

DJ Steve Aoki will speak about his claim to fame and how he works out the creativity process. Besides being a DJ, Aoki also runs the Dim Mak record label.

7 p.m.

800 W. Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, 90015