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Get Out: Topanga Days, Angel City Drive-In, Magical Train, Tortoises

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Topanga Days Festival
So apparently this is the "Best Festival Experience in Southern California During Memorial Day Weekend." Granted, it's one of the only ones...but anyhow...it does look good. Topanga Days is a 3 day Fair & Fund Raiser celebrating Music & The Arts, held on the Topanga Community Club grounds (1440 North Topanga Canyon Blvd), and runs 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, tomorrow, and Monday. This year's theme is "Topanga Roots Evolution." You can enjoy traditional festival games, eats, and attractions, and see some music (tonight's headliner is Blood, Sweat & Tears).

Bueller? Bueller?
Tonight is the season opener for the Angel City Drive-In in Downtown. On screen is the 80s classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Gates open at 7 and the show starts at 8:30; admission is $10, and you can get your tickets online ahead of the show.

Disney's Christmas Carol Train Pulls Into Union Station
Get a little taste of Christmas magic, Disney style at Union Station--the first stop on the movie studio's train tour promoting their holiday feature film version of A Christmas Carol starring Jim Carrey. They've got a special train that has exhibit cars where, for completely free, you can get behind the scenes info about the making of the movie. The train tour begins here this weekend, and continues around the country until November, so get all aboard while you can!

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World Turtle Day
Bet you didn't know that every turtle has its day, did you? Or, actually, that every turtle's day is today. Yes, it's World Turtle Day, and the people from the non-profit American Tortoise Rescue are behind this annual observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world. They'd like your help via a donation or bidding in their online auction, but if you'd rather celebrate by up close and personal with some turtles and tortoises, you might want to head to either Long Beach's Aquarium of the Pacific or the LA Zoo.