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From a Shakespearean shindig to festivals galore, there’s something for everyone happening this weekend.

The Reduced Shakespeare Company, a three-man comedy troupe, performs “All the Great Books (Abridged)” this Friday at Pepperdine University’s Smothers Theatre, 24255 PCH, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost between $20-$40. More information can be obtained by calling 310.506.4522.

Malibu Hardware & Supply hosts its grand opening celebration Saturday. The event will feature lectures on organic gardening by “tomato guru” Steve Goto, who will teach the audience the ins and outs of growing winter vegetables. Food and drinks will also be available to attendants, including one dollar tacos. The festivities take place at Malibu Hardware & Supply, 3730 Cross Creek Rd., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information can be obtained by calling 310.456.2772.

Dig in to the 22nd annual Malibu Pie Festival his Saturday. The event features home-baked pies of all kinds, food trucks, music and activities, at the Malibu United Methodist Church courtyard, 30218 Morning View Dr., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information can be obtained by calling 310.457.7505 or by checking out the article in this week’s paper: http://www.malibutimes.com/articles/2011/10/12/malibu_life/art5.txt

Malibu’s inland neighbor celebrates the season Saturday and Sunday with the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival. The autumnal event features live music, carnival games, crafts, contests, food and drinks, and lots of pumpkins. The festival takes place at Juan Bautista De Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Rd., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission costs $5. More information can be obtained by calling 818.222.5680.

The second annual Jewish County Fair takes place Sunday, a celebration of food, music and culture, at the Shalom Institute Camp and Conference Center, 34342 Mulholland Hwy, at 11 a.m. Admission costs $6. More information can be obtained by visiting www.bigjewishtent.com

To get the scoop on everything else that’s happening locally this weekend, check out our calendar: http://www.malibutimes.com/articles/2011/10/12/calendar_events/calendar.txt