Barack Obama travels to California on Wednesday for a trio of talk show appearances. He’ll do “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Tavis Smiley Show,” and “The Ellen Show.” On the latter, he’s expected to take a few strikes at Ellen’s punching bag, part of a promotion she’s doing this week to raise money for breat cancer researrch.

Obama returns this weekend for three fundraisers on Saturday: A morning reception at the home of Ron Meyer, a lunch at the home of Irena and Mike Medavoy and an evening event at the home of Jon Vein. ON Saturday afternoon he’s scheduled to attend a town hall meeting in East L.A.

His two chief challengers, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards, also make swings through town this weekend. Edwards attends a fund-raiser at the home of Brett Ratner on Saturday, and Clinton attends a fund-raiser on Sunday at the home of Rob and Michele Reiner.