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Free weekend? Doggie Street Festival, yoga at Dodger Stadium and Sunday Sessions at Grand Park

Grand Park in DTLA.
Katherine Davis/KPCC
Grand Park in DTLA.

This week was wet, but now that we got through the rainy weather, it's time to catch some rays again. This weekend, head to the heart of L.A. for some dancing, do some yoga at Dodger Stadium or have some laughs at the Hollywood Improv Festival. Here's what you need to know. 

1. Catfish, the art exhibit

(Photo: Michael Underwood)

"Catfish" became popular thanks to the MTV reality show about people who create false identities on social media and then seek romantic relationships. Now the slang word has inspired four artists to create an exhibit where paintings, textiles, photography and other objects come together with visuals from social media to tell a story about love and deceit. Catch this visual experience this weekend. If you can't, take a rain check — the exhibit goes into October.  

When: Ongoing until Oct. 26.

Where: Anat Ebgi Gallery | MAP

Price: Free

2. Hollywood Improv Festival

(Photo: Björn Hermans)

Laughing is always a great idea. The Hollywood Improv Festival starts Friday and promises laughs from the best in the business. Watch 16 of the best improv teams from in and around L.A. perform, attend panels with improv masters and catch workshops, including one on yoga for actors. The three-day fest will also have a raffle and a secret party to top it all off. 

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Where: Comedy Central Stage at the Hudson Theatre | MAP

Price: Tickets start at $15 

3. Podcast Festival 

Marc Maron, one of the podcasters that will be at the L.A. Podcast Festival. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Bud Light)

What would the world be without podcasts? Celebrate the amazingness that is the podcast at the L.A. Podcast Festival. Meet some of the biggest names in podcasting at panels, sit in on live recordings, record your own show and enjoy a a stand-up comedy show. Dinner Party Download, WTF with Marc Maron and Comedy Film Nerds will all be there. 

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Where: Sofitel Hotel | MAP

Price: Tickets vary. See here.

4. Mad Decent's Block Party 

Just when you thought summer music festivals were done, DJ/music producer Diplo's record label Mad Decent is throwing a two-day party where musical guests include Skrillex, Cashmere Cat and Major Lazer. Other acts include rappers Tyler the Creator, Riff Raff and T-Pain, just to name a few. The massive block party is taking over the Los Angeles Center Studios and may just make for one last tank-wearing, musical good time before summer officially ends. 

When: Saturday and Sunday

Where: Los Angeles Center Studios | MAP 

Price: 1-day tickets start at $45.50

5. Artists and Fleas

New York Fashion Week is over, but the fashion inspiration doesn't stop. Look for great fall finds at the Artists and Fleas marketplace, where 75 local artists, designers and vintage collectors will set up shop. Make sure to come hungry, because this intimate indie shopping place will have yum food.

When: Saturday and Sunday

Where: Art Gallery | MAP

Price: Entrance is free

6. Doggie Street Festival


Dogs, cats and other pets will be waiting for you to adopt them at the Doggie Street Festival at the Westwood Rec Center. Meet shelters and other organizations who help dogs and other pets find homes. Bring your friendly dog too! This fest will have music, a kids art area and eats. 

When: Saturday 

Where: Westwood Rec Center | MAP

Price: Entrance is free

7. Sunday Sessions

Good vibes. Good jams.

Keep the partying going until Sunday. Join a free dance party in L.A.'s Grand Park with beats by DJs including Eduardo Castillo and drinks by Pattern Bar. Good vibes and good jams guaranteed, in the heart of L.A. 

When: Sunday

Where: Grand Park | MAP

Price: Free

8. Yoga day at Dodger Stadium

yoga dodgers

Calling all yoga-loving Dodgers fans: This Sunday you can get your very own Dodger-themed yoga mat with a ticket packet for the Dodgers versus Pirates game. The packet also includes a free yoga sesh on the field after the game with a certified instructor from Yogaworks. 

When: Sunday

Where: Dodger Stadium | MAP

Price: Comes with Dodger ticket packet

What'd we miss? Let me know on Twitter @kristenlepore.