THE ANTI-TOYOTA GRAND PRIX
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
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