It's going to be a marathon weekend, and by that I don't just mean a literal "run 26.2 miles/get a medal" kind of marathon—although come to think of it, there is one of those going on. Cutting a path from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica Pier, passing Olvera Street, City Hall, The Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Rodeo Drive along the way (seriously, how LA is that?), the LA Marathon sounds awesome, especially if you're still recovering from last week's time change.
But the marathon I am talking about is the one in which we attempt to shove a month's worth of entertainment into two measly days. On one hand, we've got the LA Nature Fest at the Natural History Museum, which takes a look at LA's wild things. (Insert joke about my offspring here.) On another, you've got the Santa Monica Airport Artwalk, where you can mix and mingle with the artists in residence. On another, you've got the highly anticipated live action version of Beauty and the Beast (which, if your wild things are too wild they can watch while swinging on a jungle gym). You can learn with Pete the Cat and the CSI team at the Columbia Memorial Space Center; you can sing along with Willie Wonka and Princess Beauty. You can clean the beach or clean out the lake. You can meet stars of your favorite shows, or meet stars of your favorite shows.
You can celebrate whales and swallows and cherry blossoms and anachronistic technology and awesome women. You can do just about anything, except find time to do it all. Where's a time-turner when you need it,
Keep reading for our picks of the best of what's running this weekend...