The Best Events for This Weekend

Equine festival, cooking classes, comedy shows, Earth Day celebrations—we've got the best events for your weekend ahead.

Chatsworth's Day of the Horse

Where/When: Stoney Point Ranch, 10861 Andora St., Chatsworth; Sunday, April 17, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Why Go: Meet the horses, see the presentations, enjoy a free lunch, and learn about Chatsworth's equestrian heritage.

Pricing: Free

Coffee and Couplets 

Where/When: , 18231 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana; Thursday, April 14, 4 p.m.

Why Go: See the great poets of tomorrow at the second annual teen poetry and open mic night.

Pricing: Free

Chandler Elementary Spring Fair 

Where/When: 14030 Weddington St., Sherman Oaks; Friday, April 15, 1:45 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Why Go: Games, food, arts and crafts, face painting, a bake sale, and an egg hunt? Sounds like fun for the whole family!

Pricing: Free admission, $1 activity tickets

Burbank Arts Alive! 

Where/When N. San Fernando Blvd. and E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank; Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17.

Why Go: Support local arts and head over to the two-day Burbank Arts Alive! festival, which pays homage to art in all its forms.

Pricing: Free

Complex Comedy 5th Anniversary Show 

Where/When: , 14336 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; Saturday, April 16, 8 p.m.

Why Go: Join this professional improv comedy troupe as they celebrate five years together. Plus, those two magic words: Open bar.

Pricing: $15-$20

China Philharmonic Orchestra 

Where/When: Valley Performing Arts Center, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge; Saturday, April 16, 8 p.m.

Why Go: See classics such as Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture and Puccini's Preludio Simfonicolive on a lovely Saturday evening.

Pricing:  $15-$55

Earth Day Bike Ride and Celebration 

Where/When: Starts at , 10225 Riverside Dr., Toluca Lake; Sunday, April 17, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Why Go: Celebrate Earth Day with a 7.5 mile bike ride, farmers' market, "Taste of Toluca Lake" and more. Remember to wear green!

Pricing:  Free

Brunch Cooking Class 

Where/When: , 10938 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; Sunday, April 17, 11;30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Why Go: What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than learning to make tasty plates like frittatas, summer pilaf and sweet bread? (Yes, you get to eat it, too.)

Pricing:  $75


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