-Weekend-Whaddup- Easter Fun & More
Topanga Earth Day
when: Apr 19 – Apr 20 at 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
where: Westside, Old Canyon Ranch, 301 Old Topanga Rd., Topanga, Ca
ages: All Ages
With music, speakers, ecological artists, innovative environmental demonstrations, non-profit organizations, biodegradable & sustainable solutions, organic food & beverages, a free bio-diesel shuttle, and native planting, this is an Earth Day with something for all ages and all cultures. For the kids there will be a Prayer for Peace flag painting workshop, musical instruments making, tree planting and storytelling, face painting, loom and hand spinning, cooking on a parabolic dish an Alice in Wonderland tea party and more.
Note: This is a new location for the festival. There is no parking on Old Topanga Road, you must park and take a shuttle. For more info about parking and shuttles, check the website.
Big Bunny’s Spring Fling
when: Apr 18 – Apr 20 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
where: L.A. Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, Ca
ages: All Ages
Big Bunny’s Spring Fling brings fun activities and entertainment for all L.A. Zoo visitors! Entertainment includes pet a fuzzy bunny, have your face painted, make a be-a-bunny craft, have your photo taken with Big Bunny (additional fee), and enjoy children’s musical entertainment.
Friday Night Jazz at LACMA
when: every Friday at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
where: Miracle Mile, LACMA, 5900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca
ages: All Ages
Don’t forget blankets, sweaters, chairs and a picnic to while you lounge on the grass and listen to the jazz… Every Friday from April 18th through the end of June, you can hear a free jazz concert at LACMA in the grand entrance.
Bring the kids early to snag great seats and let them run around Hancock Park, rolling down the hill and exploring the tar pits before the concert starts. And remember that the museum is free to all Los Angeles County residents after 5 p.m. on Fridays (Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays too!), so be sure to check out the latest exhibits.
photo by: © Disney Pictures
“Bears” Roars into the El Capitan
when: Apr 18 – May 14 at Various times
where: El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Ca
ages: 4 and up
Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold.
Critter Club: Ladybugs and Butterflies
when: Apr 19 at 10 a.m. & 11 a.m.
where: Exposition Park, Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca
Explore the Museum gardens where your little scientist will meet new friends who not only call the garden home, but also keep it healthy.
The Saturday class is free with paid Museum admission. No reservations required, but tickets are very limited, so arrive early! (Check-in at the Dueling Dinos in the Grand Foyer.)
World City Music Presents Mongolian Music
when: Apr 19 at 11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
where: Downtown, Walt Disney Concert Hall, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, Ca
ages: All Ages
Khukh Tenger is a dance group that performs the unique dance traditions, customs and rituals of Mongolia’s nomadic people. Huun-Huur-Tu is a music group that practices a traditional art called khoomei or “throat-singing.” Together the present an amazing morning of Mongolian art and culture for kids to soak up!
Be sure to take advantage of the fun, free workshops where kids explore the featured culture through unique art-making projects such as calligraphy, puppets, musical instruments, accordion books, textile projects and more.
Performance takes place at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Free tickets are distributed on Grand Avenue at 2nd Street. Tickets for 11 a.m. performance are distributed beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets for 12:30 p.m. performance are distributed beginning at 11 a.m.
An Egg-ceptional Celebration
when: Apr 19 at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
where: Los Angeles Arboretum, 301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, Ca
cost: $3-$8 (and $3 donation for some activities)
ages: All Ages
In honor of Easter, it’s an EGG-ceptional Celebration for kids of all ages at the Arboretum. Eat Egg Scrambles and take Egg-Expeditions. There will be make and take activities, refreshments and prizes galore.
pringtime Easter Festival @ Underwood Family Farms
Where: 3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CAWhen: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show upCost: Admission is $6 and children under 2 are free. Some activies require additional tickets.For more info: Event info
Spring Egg Hunt @ Balboa ParkJoin us for Crafts, Special Entertainment, Face painting, Egg Hunt and more! Be sure to bring your own basket!Where: Balboa Sports Center – 4935 Balboa Blvd., Encino, CA 91316When: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PMWho: Ages 1-11How: Just show upCost: FreeFor more info: Call 818-995-1690
Easter Egg Hunt @ Los Encinos State ParkJoin the Los Encinos Docents Association at Los Encinos State Historic Park for our annual Easter Egg Hunt.This is our most popular event; a tradition for decades. In addition to the Egg Hunts for ages from toddlers to 10, we will have traditional games, a blacksmith, and old-time music, tours of the historic adobe and performers in period costume.
The Egg Hunts will be grouped as follows:
1:30: 2 and under in the Corral.
2:00: 3-4 years old
2:30 5-10 years in the Orange Grove
Please bring your own baskets.Where: Los Encinos State Historic Park – 16756 Moorpark St., Encino, CA 91436When: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show upCost: Admission is free. Donations of any amount are welcome.For more info: Event info