Free weekend? See awesome photography, shop a new flea market and don't drink green beer

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Not into pub crawls with green beads, beards and brews? Cool. We really aren't either. We'll be kicking off the weekend with awesome photography, followed by a dose of Irish sketch comedy and then a lovely day at the beach. It'll be another hot and sunny weekend, so bring out the sandals and shades.

Here's everything you need to know: 


1. THE POWER OF PHOTOGRAPHY: A NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT

How adorable is that face? The up-close photography is just a glimpse into the compelling (and cute!) art that's currently on display at the Annenberg Space for Photography for National Geographic's 125th birthday celebration. In addition to tons of mosaics, weave around 14-foot video walls  and watch a documentary that shows behind-the-scenes footage. The exhibit runs through April 27 so you've still got some time to pencil it in.

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: Annenberg Space for Photography | MAP

Price: Free | Parking info here


2. PASADENA CELEBRATES ST. PADDY'S

(Photo: One Colorado)

Prepare to get pinched if you're not wearing green during St. Paddy's at One Colorado. Enjoy a family-fun day filled with kids crafts, Irish dancing and live Celtic music . Expect crafts, dance lessons and more at this free community event. 

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: One Colorado Courtyard | MAP 

Price: Free 


3. SOCK PUPPETS REENACT "ROSANNE"

(The Echo)

If you were the kind of kid who grew up watching old sitcoms in syndication after school, this is the sock puppet show for you. Rekindle your romance with the Conners this Saturday night as Roseanne and Dan struggle to balance middle-class work and family life with DJ, Darleen and Becky. Help producers Glamour Puss and Frencie preserve the holy cannon of sitcoms during this reenactment of "Roseanne," the sitcom that ran from 1988 to 1997.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Echo | MAP

Price: $10 | Purchase tickets here. 


4. ROGA (Running + Yoga)

(kleemo/flickr Creative Commons)

You can check off two more things on your to-do list this weekend with ROGA at Angel City Brewery. Enjoy a sunny day of yoga followed by a 2-mile run through downtown L.A. Then, gear up for a refreshing Vinyasa flow class at 10 a.m. When you're done, treat yourself to a cold glass of beer at Angel City Brewery.

When: 9:30 to 12:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Angel City Brewery | MAP

Price: $10 for beer and exercise 


5. FRIDAMANIA: WOMEN'S DAY FESTIVAL AT MOLAA

(Photo: profzucker/flickr Creative Commons)

The Museum of Latin American Art will honor the work of artist Frida Kahlo during Target Free Sundays. Enjoy Cumbia music and enter to win the Kahlo look-a-like contest. Expect creations from local female artists, followed by colorful foods from Latin America and special art workshops held in the Balboa Events Center. The festival is a chance to celebrate the empowerment of women through various forms of art and music. 

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 

Where: Museum of Latin American Art | MAP 

Price: Free museum admission 


6. THERE'S A NEW FLEA MARKET IN TOWN

The Melrose Trading Post is back by popular demand. This time, it's opening up a new flea market in the San Fernando Valley at Taft Charter High School. Enjoy a collection of handcrafted goods and vintage finds. Bring lots of water and your walking shoes: Temps are expected to reach 87 degrees in the valley this weekend. 
 

When: 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Taft Charter High School | MAP

Price: $2.00 |  Print out this coupon and get $1 off admission). 


7. SCIENCE SUNDAYS AT NEWPORT BEACH

Spend Sunday at Newport Beach for science and sunshine with folks from ExplorOcean. Kids will have the chance to hone their adventurous side as they learn about the intricacies of the deep blue sea. Can't make it to this weekend's event? No problem; you have until Dec. 21, 2014.

When: Sunday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Where: Back Bay Science Center | MAP 

Price: Free 


8. ST. PATRICK'S DAY SHILLELAGH AT UCB

Enjoy a good laugh and a dose of Irish sketch comedy with the folks from UCB Theatre this St. Patrick's Day. Catch "Uncle Irish's St. Patrick's Day Shillelagh," directed by Saturday Night Live's Neil Casey and learn about the quirks of Uncle Irish. 

When: 10 p.m. Saturday

Where: Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre | MAP

Price: $10 | Purchase tickets here. 


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