When/Where: Friday, 7:30 p.m. Griffith Observatory, 2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles
Why Go: Free lecture hosted by Griffith Observatory's Astronomical Observer, Anthony Cook. Griffith Observatory’s grounds, exhibits, and telescopes are open and free to the public each day the building is open.
Pricing: Admission and lecture FREE
When/Where: Sunday, 2:30 p.m., Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., with shuttle service to The Mountain Mermaid.
Why Go: A full-length performance of FDR starring Edward Asner and a post-performance discussion, led by author Rose Eichenbaum, with Ed Asner, Hector Elizondo, Ed Harris, Piper Laurie and Amanda Plummer. A dessert reception catered by Bon Mélange Catering follows. Free parking is available at Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., with shuttle service to The Mountain Mermaid. All proceeds benefit Theatricum Botanicum’s performance and educational programs.
When/Where: Seven days a week through February 5, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Woodland Hills Ice, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd Woodland Hills (818)854-4151
Why Go: It’s outdoor ice skating in the San Fernando Valley, featuring over 7,000 square feet of real ice under the sun and stars. Take a spin and then go shopping at Westfield Topanga.
When/Where: Saturday and Sunday, Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles.
Why Go: The Zoo’s tigers, bears, snow leopards and more have their zoo habitats transformed into a winter wonderland. This two-day event offers an educational and unique venue for guests to learn about adaptation to the environments and climate change.
Pricing: Free with Zoo admission.
When/Where: Saturday and Sunday, Warner Center Park, Topanga Cyn Blvd. and Oxnard St., Woodland Hills.
Why Go: It's a chance to buy some holiday gifts early. Artist will be selling original handmade works, including candles, ceramics, jewelry, paintings, photography, dolls, sculptures and more.
Pricing: Admission is free.