This is the big final day of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, definitely your loudest event option this weekend. Or you could head to the peaceful easy-feelingness of Topanga Canyon for the 10th Annual Topanga Earth Day Festival . Organizers are proud to announce it's a "90 percent waste-free event." You can trudge up the hill to the site, or take a biodiesel-powered shuttle made by Bio Beetle. Then you can enjoy guest speakers on sustainable and holistic-living solutions, a healing village and ecological vendors. Music is of the soothing yet uplifting variety, with performances by Leon Mobley & Da Lion (pictured), Marc Ford, Lili Haydn and many others. Learn massage therapy, reflexology, acupuncture, Oriental medical perspectives, Tibetan herbal remedies, yoga, tai chi, reiki and more. Dig the 3D Stage -- the D's stand for "Drum, Didge & Dance!" Bring your own instruments and join "an amazing journey through sound." By the time you've experienced the spiritual love of Govindas and Radha, a bhakti yogi/kirtan husband-and-wife duo who will lead you in traditional yogic practices of India, you'll be a better person.
Sat., April 18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., April 19, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., 2009