We know you don't always stay in the neighborhood for the weekend, so here are some events and activities taking place Saturday and Sunday in town and nearby.
Simi Valley Fair & Music Festival:The 28th annual festival will take place through Sunday at Rancho Simi Community Park, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. The hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. There will also be a parade starting at 7 a.m. Saturday. General admission is $7, seniors and kids under 12 are $5 and kinds under 5 get in free.
Leonis Adobe Hands-On History Day: Learn how to make tortillas, churn butter, rope a "steer," hand-wash clothes, bye woold and other activities like early settlers to the area from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Leonis Adobe, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children under 12. Museum members get in for free.
Malibu Canyon Dirt Dash: This event benefiting the Salvation Army kids' camp includes a 5K or 10K scenic trail run and a 5k mud run with rope climbs, swings, bridge crossings and a mud pit and is for walkers, runners and adventurers of all skill levels. It takes place from 8 to 1 p.m. Saturday at Camp Gilmore, 26801 Dorothy Drive, Calabasas. See the event website for details and costs.
Thousand Oaks Arts Festival: This ninth annual event features live performances, children's hands-on artistic and interactive art exhibits and art of all sorts. There will also be food available for purchase from food trucks. The festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks and the adjacent The Lakes shopping center. Admission is free.
Vintage Topanga Market: The once-a-month market is back in Woodland Hills this weekend featuring vintage furniture, household goods and decorations as well as jewelry and crafts made from vintage items. The market runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Westfield Promenade shopping center, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills.