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Get Out: Puppetry in Venice, Photograph Silver Lake, Explore Tidepools & Historic Pico-Union

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Photo by Lisa K. Gray

Photo by Lisa K. Gray
Tonight is the premiere of an original one act performance piece with alternative puppetry over at the Electric Lodge--it's a solar powered theatre--in Venice. The Triumvirate Pi Theatre's latest show, "Does He Know?", explores broken relationships and the search for love through live actors interacting with various forms of puppetry. The show runs through next week on Saturdays and Sundays. Self-Guided Tour of Historic Pico-Union
Today marks the first day that you can take a self-guided tour in the Los Angeles Conservancy's bilingual Pico Union: Layers of History (.pdf). "Pico Union is among the city’s most architecturally diverse and distinctive communities." And so the tour begins into this city's fascinating history.

Spring Equinox Hike
Hello, Spring! Bring in the new season with an evening hike in the middle of Los Angeles at Franklin Canyon. The two hour "moderate" hike begins at 6 p.m. and is led by the William O. Douglas Outdoor Classroom, who will discuss seasonal changes, constellations and the planets. (Note: a listing in Outdoors Magazine does not provide a meeting place, but the park is small enough, we presume people meet at the Visitor Center)

Tidepool Exploration
Head on over to the beach to Leo Carillo State Park in Malibu to explore tidepools at 2 p.m. Meet at the park entrance, then take a guided hike and tour to the tidepool area with interpretation rangers. Rain cancels the event. And yes, if you want to Twitter or live blog the whole thing, the park has free WiFi.

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Snap a Photo:
If you're in Silver Lake at noon on the dot, snap a few photos and voila, you've just participated in a huge community art project.

For eight weekends beginning today, the Descanso Gardens presents "The Power of Flowers: Beauty With Purpose." Besides checking out the gardens, today's festivities are light (unless you've got kids), but future days include a Horticulture Walk, a photography exhibit and walking tours.

Lolita Meets Alice + Wonderland
Blythe Dolls may randomly be still popular, but so is Alice in Wonderful and Lolita. The latter two will be combined tonight at a Mad Tea Party in Culver City's Royal/T.

The Future of Transit in LA
How will our city's transit problems be solved? No one knows for sure, but architects, engineers, urban planners and students who entered a contest at SCI-ARC might have an idea. Today, the winners will be announced and their visions will be on display throughout the day at the college.

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