The weekend's coming, and if you don't have plans for it yet, Patch can help. Here's a list of events and activities taking place not too far away!
Julius Ceasar: Griot Theatre presents its inaugural production, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Employing women and artists of color in non-traditional roles, this production is set against the backdrop of Game of Thrones to create a fresh and compelling take on this classical work. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Lutheran Church, 17500 Burbank Blvd., Encino. Tickets are 25.
Seaside Highland Games: Up the coast just a bit, Ventura will host the Seaside Highland Games, a Scottish festival featuring pipers and drummers and other sorts of entertainments, dance, athletics, kids' events, shopping and drinks and food (the press release didn't mention whether there would be plenty of haggis to be had . . .). The event begins with a whisky tasting from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and continues on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. One-day tickets are $16 for adults 13-61 years, $14 for military personnel and seniors 62 years and older and $5 for children 6-12. Kids 5 and younger are free. See the festival website for two-day ticket prices.
Seusical: The musical about an elephant with sensitive hearing and a sensitive heart, a cat with a cool hat and a taste for adventure and a boy whose mind is bursting with "too many thinks" opens Friday at 8 p.m. and continues Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. Tickets for opening night are $17-$25 and include a champagne reception. Regular ticket prices are $12-$20.
Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist: Maddelena Bearzi, marine biologist and author will discuss her book and share her experiences working with dolphins. The talk takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Grat R. Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janns Road, Thousand Oaks. Admission is free.
Malibu Pie Festival: There will be pie baking and pie eating contests, local bands, kids' activities, a drumming circle along with food trucks and gift baskets at the 23rd annual Malibu Pie Festival, taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Courtyard, 30128 Morning View Drive, Malibu.