The weekend's coming, and if you don't have plans for it yet, Patch can help. Here's a list of events and activities taking place not too far away!
Julius Ceasar: Griot Theatre presents as its inaugural production, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Employing women and artists of color in non-traditional roles, this production is set against the backdrop of Game of Thrones to create a fresh and compelling take on this classical work. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Lutheran Church, 17500 Burbank Blvd., Encino. Tickets are 25.
Taste of Italy: The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles' annual Taste of Italy features food from Italian American restaurants, wineries and purveyors culinary specialties. It takes place from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at 424 N. Main St., Los Angeles. General admision tickets, $50, come with six food tasting tickets and four beverage tickets.
Underwood Farms' Fall Harvest Festival: This 15th annual event runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Oct. 31 and features a corn maze, animal center, hay pyramids, a pumpkin patch and more. Weekend admission also includes tractor-drawn wagon rides, live bands and animal shows. Admission is $12 per person on the weekends and $3 per person week days. The festival takes place at Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark.
Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist: Maddelena Bearzi, marine biologist and author will discuss her book and share her experiences working with dolphins. The talk takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Grat R. Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janns Road, Thousand Oaks. Admission is free.
Malibu Pie Festival: There will be pie baking and pie eating contests, local bands, kids' activities, a drumming circle along with food trucks and gift baskets at the 23rd annual Malibu Pie Festival, taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Courtyard, 30128 Morning View Drive, Malibu.