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Weekend Planner: Journalist Talk, Helping the Homeless and Music Education for Kids

Event options include Newsweek writer Maziar Bahari discussing his new book about being imprisoned in Iran and a Juilliard-trained musician helping you pick out instruments for your children.

Have you heard of Maziar Bahari, an award-winning journalist imprisoned for more than three months in Iran on espionage charges? Bahari will talk about his experience tonight at the Skirball Center. Or why not hand out food to the homeless or take a hint from a Juilliard-trained musician on the musical instrument that would best suit your child? You can also stroll through the Getty with your family. It's all in your backyard.

Maziar Bahari

Where/When: The Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.; Friday, 8 p.m.

Why go: Hear Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari discuss his new book, Then They Came for Me. It chronicles the 118 days Bahari spent in Tehran's dreaded Evin prison after the Iranian government accused him of espionage. The award-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker and human rights activist had come to Iran to cover the 2009 election. 

Price: Free

Reach Out Saturday

Where/When: Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 12000 San Vicente Blvd.; Saturday, 8 a.m.

Why go: Distribute food to homeless shelters during Brentwood Presbyterian Church's annual Reach Out Saturday.

Price: Free

Music Education for Children

Where/When: Donald Bruce Kaufman-Brentwood Branch Library, 11820 San Vicente Blvd.; Saturday, 2 p.m.

Why go: Juilliard Music School graduate Cara-C will advise parents on the best musical instruments for children, along with how to find outside music resources such as concerts, summer camps and schools.

Price: Free

Art for the Family

Where/When: , 1200 Getty Center Dr. Museum Galleries: 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays

Why Go: There's something for every family member to enjoy. Plus, the exhibits change often enough to offer a variety of experiences.

Price: Free

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