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Get Out: High Desert, Clean Beaches, Chamber Music

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DESERT: If you feel like taking a day or weekend trip, High Desert Test Sites is hosting an event this weekend. The activist, experimental art collective will be putting on an event in Joshua Tree with crocheting, exhibits, live music and food all day today and part of tomorrow. For a schedule and map, go here. Bring lots of water, snacks, big hats, sunscreen, a trash bag for your refuse and cash. For more info on the event, visit their website.

BEACH: Did you miss coastal clean-up day or are you hoping to do it all over again? Heal the Bay is hosting another clean-up in Venice today from 10 a.m. until noon. Everyone will be meeting for Nothin' But Sand at 3100 Ocean Front Walk at the end of Washington Blvd. If you want to register and sign a waiver ahead of time, visit the event's web site.

CLASSICS: More of an indoors kind of person? The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, directed by Jeffrey Kahane and featuring soprano Karina Gauvin, will be playing the music of Benjamin Britten, Antonin Dvořák and Ludwig van Beethoven tonight and tomorrow. Tonight the chamber will be playing in the Alex Theatre at 8 p.m. and tomorrow in Royce Hall at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $24 and may be purchased online.