Santa & Monica Collectibles Airport Market Outdoor Antique
Furniture, rugs, paintings, clothing and more on the first and fourth Sundays of each month. Santa Monica Airport, 3223 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica. Today, 6-8 a.m., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; next Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. $3-$7. (323) 922-2511.
Wiggle Wiggle Waggle Walk Join thousands of animal lovers for this 12th Annual fundraiser for the Pasadena Humane Society. www.wigglewagglewalk.org. Brookeside Park, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena. Today, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. (626) 792-7151, Ext. 167. Historic Hollywood Boulevard Walking Tour Hollywood Heritage presents this two-hour weekly trek through classic Tinseltown from a preservationist point of view. Convenient to MetroRail. Weather permitting. Today, next Sun. 9 a.m. $5-$10. (323) 465-6716.
Melrose Trading Post More than 200 eclectic vendors sell records, furniture, arts and crafts and more in the Fairfax High parking lot. Also features food vendors and live entertainment. www.melrosetradingpost.org. Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles. Today, next Sun.9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $2, children $1.
Pumpkin Festival Celebrate fall with pig races, a corn maze, pony rides, train rides, a petting farm and plenty of farm-grown pumpkins, gourds and squash. peltzerfarms.com. Peltzer
Farms, Today-next 39925 Calle Sun., Contento, 9 a.m.-8 Los p.m. Angeles. Pumpkin (951) 695-1115. patch free. Rides $4-$5.
Food Tasting Walking Tours Indulge your tastebuds on a tasting tour of the original Farmers Market and eclectic W. 3rd Street. Guests graze continuously along the tour route at ethnic eateries, gourmet grocers and bakeries. Advance purchase required. www.meltingpottours.com. Farmer’s Market, 3rd and Farifax Blvd., Los Angeles. Fri.-next Sun., 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults $49, children $25. (800) 979-3370.
24th Annual Oktoberfest German music and dancers, a beer-tasting pavilion featuring California and German brews, wine tasting and Bavarian contests, plus displays of vintage World War II aircraft in the Commemorative Air Force Museum and dare-devil flying demonstrations. Commemorative Air Force Museum, 445 Aviation Drive, Camarillo. Today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $10. (805) 701-7248.
Silver Lake Art, Craft and Vintage Dive into the Ghettogloss-sponsored craft fair that features vintage clothing, tarot readings, plants, pet couture and more. For vendor info please email info@silverlakecraftvintage. www.silverlakeartcraftvintage.com. Citibank Parking Lot, 2450 Glendale Blvd., L.A. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (323) 467-0623.
Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest This weekend festival features German music, food and beer, log-sawing competition, kids’ contests, arts and crafts and much more. Free shuttle. bigbearevents.com. Big Bear Lake Convention Center, 42900 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake. Today, next Sun., noon-5:30 p.m.; Sat., 12:30 p.m.midnight. Sat. Adults $12, seniors $9, children $6. Sun. Adults $6, seniors $4, children free. (909) 585-3000.
Community Drum Circle All ages and skill levels are invited to a drum circle with Ron Powell, drummer for the Kenny G. band and percussion choreographer of the Disney Lion King Parade. Pomona First Baptist Church, 757 N. Garey Ave., Los Angeles. Today, 2 p.m. (909) 629-5277 Ext 3014.
Leon Trotsky: His Life and Ideas Participate in a lively exploration of the life of one of history’s foremost revolutionaries. Discuss how the key elements of Trotsky’s thought can be used by today’s activists for radical change. www.socialism.com. Solidarity Hall, 2170 W. Washington Blvd., L.A. Mon., 7 p.m. Free.
Griffith Park Night Hike The Sierra Club leads fun and instructive twohour hikes through Griffith Park. Wear comfortable shoes and meet at
the upper merry-go-round parking lot. Griffith Park, 4800 Carousel Drive, L.A. Tue.-Thu., 6:45 p.m. (213) 387-4287. Activist Support Circle Group Venting The theme of this community meeting is “Sharing Our Activist Frustrations, Keeping Our Activist Spirit.” ActivistSupportCircle.org. Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St., Los Angeles. Wed., 7 p.m. Free. (310) 399-1000.
Harvest Festival Browse more than 24,000 handmade items at this original art and craft show. Food booths, concerts, kids’ area and more. www.harvestfestival.com. Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; next Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $9, seniors $7, children 13-17 $4, Children 12 and younger free. (800) 346-1212.
Claremont Village Art Walk Centered at Bonita and Yale avenues, the art walk encompasses a three square block area in historic Claremont Village. Fri., 6 p.m. Free. (909) 621-4494. The Fullerton Arboretum Supper
Club Enjoy an intimate three-course meal that’s designed to inform diners about their food’s journey from earth to plate. Co-sponsored by 5 Bar Beef, which will provide an educational tour of the plants and soil that grew dinner, pluis cooking instructions and seasonal recipes to take home. www.fullertonarboretum.org Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Road, Cal State Fullerton Campus, Fullerton. Fri., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Members $55, Nonmembers $65. (657) 2783407.
Twilight Hikes Hike along the trails in the Santa Monica Mountains. Meet at the east end of the center’s parking lot. Stoner Recreation Center, 1835 Stoner Ave., Westwood. Fri., 6:30 p.m. Free. (310) 253-9840.
John Muir PTA flea market Antique furniture, paintings, vintage housewares, clothing, jewelry and kids entertainment and much more. John Muir Elementary, 2510 Lincoln Ave., Los Angeles. Sat., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Adults $1, children free. (310) 570-6483.
The Wooden Boat Festival Stars of the show are the brigantine Irving Johnson and the 85-foot P-520, a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps crash boat, plus the yacht Cheerio II, formerly owned by Errol Flynn. www.thewoodenboatfestival.com. American Legion Post 291, 215 15th St., Newport Beach. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $10. Children yougner than 8 free. (949) 673-5002.
So Cal Paranormal Convention Lectures and activities from leaders in
the ghost hunting field, celebrity appearances by paranormal personalities. Guest appearances by the Syfy channel documentary film makers, the Booth Brothers, Destination Truth’s Rex Williams, and more. Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., L.A. Sat., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. $35.
Bromeliad Plant Show 2010 Learn all about the art of growing epiphytic and terrestrial Bromeliad plants in Southern California. www.tiachucha.com. Tia Chuchas, 13197-A Gladstone Ave., Los Angeles. Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.
Cemetery walking tour Karie Bible hosts this year-round tour, which highlights the various historic tales, scandals and mysteries of the Hollywood Forever cemetery. www.cemeterytour.com. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Sat., noon; next Sun., 2 p.m. $12. (818) 517-5988.
B.A.M. Festival Beer, art, and music are the focus of this celebration of craft brews. 10 breweries, four bands, food tents, and open artist studios. All proceeds benefit 18th Street Arts Center. 18th Street Art Center, 1639 18th St., Santa Monica. Sat., 1-6 p.m. $33. (310) 453-3711, Ext. 106.
PCC Flea Market More than 500 vendors gather on the first Sunday of every month to sell everything from antiques, collectibles, books, toys, clothes and more. Vinyl record enthusiasts will delight in the more than 50 used-record and music sellers, located on the third floor of the parking structure. www.pasadena.edu. Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles. Next Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. (626) 585-7906.
Americana MusicFest Fifty groups or solo musicians will perform on three stages. Musical genres include folk, bluegrass, Cajun, country, gospel, blues, jazz and honky-tonk. Proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks Charitable Foundation. www.americanamusicfestkw.org. Paramount Ranch, 2813 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills. Next Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $12, children $10, children younger than 5 free. (805) 584-0694. Adobe to Atomic: Glendale’s Ranch Heritage Home Tour The Glendale Historical Society offers a rare, upclose-and-personal look at one of the cvity’s oldest ranch homes, built in 1871 and restored in 1932. Last tour at 3:30 p.m. www.glendalehistorical. Casa Adobe de San Rafael, 1330 Dorothy Drive, Los Angeles. Next Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $30. (818) 242-7447.
Bunny Expo Bunnies, chinchillas and guinea pigs are available for adoption. Activities include free nail trims for your rabbits and guinea pigs, bunny games, bunny photo contest, a huge silent auction and raffle. www.bunnybunch.org. The Bunny Bunch Burrow, 4601 Brooks St., Los Angeles. Next Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (909) 626-3946.