This weekend we're all thinking about one thing: the race. And who will win? Will it be the big orange pumpkin, or... a different big orange pumpkin? One way or another, it's going to be a big orange pumpkin, though I suppose it could be a small orange pumpkin. But whoever wins, it's going to be a pumpkin. And the lucky people who get to watch those crazy racing pumpkins of Manhattan Beach! Go, gourds, go!
It's also a big weekend for P-22, the adventurous mountain lion who rose to fame when he crossed two freeways to get from his birthplace in the Santa Monica Mountains to his adopted homeland of Griffith Park. P-22 (or P-kitty as he's known to his friends) is the feline of the hour at a festival given in his honor.
Come to think of it, there are going to be a lot of winners this weekend. Three hundred year old witches, kids with Broadway dreams, hungry critters, mad monsters, lucky puppies, eager beagles, ping pong prodigies, and more and more and more. It's a good time to be in Los Angeles, and remember: when our kids are happy, we all win.
Keep reading for our winningest picks for this weekend...