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The weekend overfloweth with all kinds of interesting events to keep our dear LAist readers busy. Continue reading below to get the skinny on hot spots for Saturday and Sunday.

SATURDAY
Summer is fruit season—this summer being an exceptional year for fruit trees—and The Huntington Library & Gardens in Pasadena is hosting a special gardening workshop this Saturday from 1:00–4:00 PM. "Tropical Fruit Trees" will teach gardeners at any level how to grow exotic fruits at home, "from the ubiquitous banana and avocado to the unusual lychee and starfruit; from juicy mangoes and papayas to the bizarre durian. Learn how to select and grow the best of each variety, including fertilizing, pruning, irrigation and landscape potential. Class includes a tour of The Huntington’s tropical fruit trees." Registration costs are $35.00 for members and $45.00 for non-members. To sign up, call (626) 405-2146.

In Hollywood at the Egyptian Theatre, see a sneak preview of the brand new Japanese anime film Dead Leaves at 3:00 PM. Prouced by Manga Entertainment and directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, the Egyptian touts this film as "the most wildly demented Japanese anime we’ve EVER seen, an incredibly mutated sci-fi/sex/action flick that plays like Paul Verhoeven, MAD magazine and artist Richard Williams thrown into a blender." The first 30 people to enter the theatre will receive a free Dead Leaves poster. [Please note that the screening is 18+ only.]

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The series "Dreaming Cinema: The Complete Bernardo Bertolucci" continues at LACMA with Bertolucci's 1976 film 1900, starring Robert De Niro, Burt Lancaster, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Donald Sutherland and Laura Betti. The screening begins at 5:00 PM.

At the New Beverly Cinema, catch a repeat of the classic double feature: Dr. Strangelove at 2:50 and 7:30 PM and Lolita at 4:40 and 9:20 PM.

In the Knitting Factory Front Room, see John Langford of The Mekons performing with Rico Bell. Tickets are $10.00 and the show commences at 10:00 PM.

In the first of two consecutive nights at the Troubadour, see
The Dillinger Escape Plan record release show with Planes Mistaken for Stars, Daughters, Read Yellow and Red Sparowes (featuring members of Isis). Tickets are $13.00 advance and doors open at 7:30 PM.

SUNDAY
At the Egyptian Theater, see the Los Angeles premiere of the French thriller Maléfique at 4:00 PM. Directed by Eric Valette, the film follows "four not-very-compatible prisoners stuck in a cell together, who discover an occult diary in the wall written by a former inmate. The diary holds the key to escaping into another dimension – but at what price?" Stick around after the film for a discussion the director.

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In the last of two consecutive nights at the Troubadour, see
The Dillinger Escape Plan record release show with Planes Mistaken for Stars, Daughters, Read Yellow and Red Sparowes (featuring members of Isis). Tickets are $13.00 advance and doors open at 7:30 PM.

Legendary punk band Stiff Little Fingers is performing at the House of Blues on Sunset with Throw Rag and The God Awfuls. Tickets are $15.50 and doors open at 7:00 PM.