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Get Out: Wildflower Walk, Benefit Concert with 'Sober House' Stars, Cooking with Native Plants, M. Butterfly

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Walk: Spring Wildflowers in East & Rice Canyon
Join volunteer Naturalist Wendy, the resident flower expert of East Canyon, for a 1 p.m. Spring Wildflower walk. Meet up in the parking lot for this 2 hour easy walk, where you can see the beautiful flower display. East & Rice Canyon (24255 The Old Road, Newhall); Free.

Artists in Recovery Benefit Concert
Join host Jennifer Gimenez (LAist Interview 1, 2) from Vh1's Sober House for a benefit concert sponsored by Pasadena Recovery Center for A.I.R.S., which is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money from the public and businesses to help people with drug and alcohol addictions in crisis or recovery. Enjoy live performances by Lisa Douglass, Megan Slankard Band, Jesse Scott, & Mista DJ, and appearances by Kendra Rossi (Vh1's Sober House), Andy Dick (Vh1's Celebrity Rehab & Sober House), & Jennie Ketcham (Vh1's Sober House), Dr. Charles Sophy (Vh1's Sober House), with more as-yet announced celebs expected to attend. More info. $20 general, $30 VIP, pay via Paypal to sragewea[at]aol [dot]com. 7 p.m. @ Club Life (6311 Wilshire Blvd).

Learn: "California Native Seasonings and Condiments"
Biologist, native plants expert, and foodie Connie Vadheim will lead a class at at The G2 Gallery, a green art space specializing in nature and wildlife photography. The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers & Native Plants, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the understanding, use and preservation of the California native flora will co-host the event. This is a class for gardeners who love to cook! Learn about all the native plants that can be used to flavor and enhance your food. Tastings and recipes included. To register, call The Theodore Payne Foundation at (818) 768-1802. $30.

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M. Butterfly at CSULA
Check out the closing performance of an evocative play by a college theatre group. Fantasies and realities collide in this acclaimed play confronting issues of gender, war, diplomacy, feminism, romance, and stereotypes. Noted for David Henry Hwang's provocative dialogue, this Pulitzer Prize-nominated and Tony Award-winning play remains socially relevant today. 2:30 the State Playhouse at Cal State L.A. (buy tickets)