Get Out: Patch's Pick-and-Choose Weekend Planner

Marina DeBris' "Pearls Before Swine" reception, Mar Vista Fall Festival and library book sale.

Still have no idea what to do this weekend? Don't panic. Mar Vista Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our picks:

Where/When: , 11430 Woodbine St, Los Angeles, CA. Sat. Oct. 15, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Why Go: Don't miss the biggest ! Sponsored by the Mar Vista Community Council in conjunction with community organizations and local businesses, there will be live entertainment, food, arts and crafts booths, community information booths, inflatable bouncers for kids and an art expo. And Farmers' Market Manager Diana Rodgers will be honored at the event.

Pricing: Free.

Where/When: , 12006 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. Sat. Oct. 15 10 a.m. - 4 p.m

Why Go: Find a great deal on a wide selection of  books featuring adult, teen and children's paperbacks, hardcovers, as well as CDs, videos, DVDs and more.

Pricing: Free entrance.

Where/When: , 12958 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. Sat. Oct. 15, 5 - 7 p.m.

Why Go: Come meet and mingle with environmental artist Marina DeBris. DeBris creates "precious jewels" containing washed up pieces of plastic and air gun pellets to highlight the problems of ocean pollution. The show will be up through October 26.

Pricing: Free.

Where/When:, 10858 Culver Blvd. Sun. Oct. 16, 8  - 10 p.m.

Why Go: You don't have to drive all the way to Hollywood to see some of the best improv ensembles in Los Angeles and beyond. Just head to neighboring Culver City for a night of fun and laughter.

Pricing: $5.

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