Weekend guide: Earth Day festivities and a one-of-a-kind market for homegrown goods

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Friday, April 23
  • “DIRT!” at the Raymond
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A movie screening at the historic Raymond Theatre is nothing to pass up. For the first time in decades, the theater will be open for a screening of “DIRT!” to kick off Greening the Earth Day and Armory Family Arts Festival, which gets into full swing on Saturday. (Details below.) DIRT!” is a documentary about the life-giving wonders of soil. The screening is sponsored by Conscientious Projector.
7 p.m. tonight, Raymond Theatre, 128 N. Raymond Ave. Free.



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    Langham spa now open

The Huntington Spa at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena reopens today after a month-long renovation and refurbishment. The newly remodeled space includes one major addition: the Chuan Body + Soul element focusing on treatments based on traditional Chinese medicine. The new 11,000-square-foot spa features a fitness center and 13 treatment rooms, including a couples room, and offers luxurious services such as massages, facials, body treatments, manicures, pedicures and hair services.
The Huntington Spa, 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave. thehuntingtonspa.com, (626) 585-6414. Online booking coming soon.
Saturday, April 24

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    Greening the Earth Day

The Crown City celebrates Earth Day in style. Pasadena’s Greening the Earth Day and Armory Family Arts Festival will feature green products, green organizations, water-friendly plants, electric vehicles, children’s art workshops, art exhibitions and nonstop live entertainment. Also, the event will include Pasadena’s first genuine swap meet, where the public can give and take away items without exchanging any money. That’s “reducing, reusing and recycling” at its best. 
Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., and across the street in Memorial Park, and on Raymond Avenue between Walnut and Holly Streets. Free. armoryarts.org
Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25

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    Unique LA shopping in downtown

The second annual Unique LA hits downtown this weekend. It’s the largest independent design show in the country, and it makes it easy for shoppers to buy local and support the homegrown economy. More than 95 percent of the products are made in the U.S. of A. Expect the one-of-a-kind shopping afforded when more than 300 artists and designers gather to showcase their wares in one place. Beyond that, attendees will experience live music, DIY workshops, gourmet pop-up cafs, visiting food trucks, a lounge, a photo booth and more.
Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. California Market Center Penthouse, 110 E. 9th St., 13th Floor, Los Angeles. $10 at the door. uniquela.com
(Photos courtesy Armory Center for the Arts, Unique LA and staff file photos)

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