NATURE BY KAYAK: This once-a-month foray around Upper Newport Bay Ecological Preserve is presented by the Aquarium of the Pacific, but it does not meet at the Long Beach-based aquarium, we should note. It's a $58 three-hour tour. You'll paddle, and you'll learn. Two fine things to do on a Sunday. Aug. 15
LA CRAFT EXPERIENCE: There's something slightly surreal about shopping for handmade earrings at 11: 35 p.m. Surreal good, of course. This one-of-a-kinderie will set up shop in Chinatown on Saturday, Aug. 14 from 5 p.m. through midnight. Will there be delicious food trucks? Will there be, indeed.
FEEL GOOD FILM FEST: Maybe it's the 71st anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz." Maybe it is because we needs some mirth, asap, collectively, and lots of it. Maybe it is because we just like movies with sugar on top. Maybe you should get to the Egyptian Theatre over the Friday, Aug. 13-Sunday, Aug. 15 weekend for some sweet cinema candy.
SQUARE DANCE AT HERITAGE SQUARE: Bingo has had its huge comeback. So has burlesque. But square dancing hasn't yet received the accolades it deserves. The 110-close historic park is hosting a hoedown, complete with old-style calling, on Saturday, Aug. 14. Please tell us you've got your crinoline pressed and ready. 5-7 p.m., $5
ZOMBIE CAMP: Zombie want to scare you? No. Zombie want to teach you how to teach other people how to do the "Thriller" dance, so that a whole bunch of zombies may participate in the global-big celebration this October. Zombie teaches other zombies how to teach dance on Sunday, Aug. 15 in Van Nuys.