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Spring into Spring with a Full Moon

Here are some of the things going on in Venice this weekend.

We sprang forward last weekend, but this weekend, spring is springing! On Sunday, we observe the vernal equinox, which means that after this weekend, we get more daytime than nighttime.

Speaking of nighttime, we're expecting the full moon on Saturday to be extra large, because the full moon is occuring when the moon is closest in its cycle to the earth. Moonrise will be at 7:29 p.m. Saturday.

Hopefully, we'll be able to see it. The forecast for the weekend is calling for "few showers" both Saturday and Sunday, with accompanying clouds.

Be it raining or shining, here are some things to keep you busy this weekend.

On Friday, stop by the show, where from 6 - 10 p.m., all proceeds will be going to help quake victims in Japan. (You can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 towards relief efforts without leaving the house).

At The G2 Gallery, "," will be playing at 7:30 p.m. The documentary about the Alberta Tar Sands is presented in conjunction with the gallery's

Got kids? Disaster relief and oil extraction might be a little heavy, then. Instead, stop by from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. The best Hawaiian costume takes home a $20 gift certificate.

On Saturday, get out and help beautify our neighborhood! Join the Venice Neighborhood Council and the Joyful Activists at Windward Circle for .

Saturday evening, Walgrove Avenue Elementary will host a fundraiser called " with author Jim Heimann. He will take the audience on "a visual tour through Southern California's past via rare, odd, and unusual images and facts culled from his rare, odd, and unusual archives." Group babysitting will be available for $5 per child. Tickets, $18.

On Sunday, watch out for the . Nothing in Venice will be closed, but if you're trying to go elsewhere in the city, consider yourself forewarned.

For more things to do, check out our full events calendar. And, as always, if you know of something going on in Venice, add it here.

Have a great weekend!

carolyn rios March 18, 2011 at 11:16 PM
The Windward Avenue Clean-u[p is also sponsored by the Venice Chamber of Commerce.
Jeffrey Solomon March 20, 2011 at 04:52 AM
This moon is known as a "Super Moon" for it is the closet to the earth until the year 2029.

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