Topanga Earth Day:: April 17th & 18th

The 11th annual Topanga Earth Day festival, a 90 percent waste-free non-profit event, will transpire on Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., through Sunday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Local Malibu yogis and kirtan singers Govindas and Radha will begin both days of the festival by leading participants in traditional bhakti yogic practice of India. Following yoga on Saturday, Edwin Lemus will lead the “Opening Ceremony” featuring world flags in the “May Peace Prevail on Earth Ceremony.” He will be joined by authentic Lakota Nation Chief Marvin Swallow and Japanese Shinto Priestess First Lady Hiroko Matsuda Swallow. Colorful Caribbean skirt dancers and West African drummers and dancers will perform pieces by choreographer Cari Ann Shim Sham. Performances during the opening ceremony will include peace and meditation band Gaia Mama, virtuoso percussionist and oud player Hani Naser and very special guests.

Patrons are asked to make a $10 (suggested) donation per day of attendance. The festival takes place at the Topanga Community House Fair Grounds, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, California, 90290.

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