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-Weekend-Whaddup- Labor Day Edition

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Happy Birthday L.A!

where: Olvera Street, Los Angeles Street at Alameda Street, Los Angeles
when: Friday September 4, 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM
who: everyone
how much: Free

 

the Whaddup:

The City of Angels turns 230 years old on September 4, but if you ask me she doesn’t look more than 24. Maybe 25. Olvera is the place to share and celebrate in this milestone.  Following a procession from Mission San Gabriel, mass, and other activities throughout the day, there will be a reception in the Cathedral Plaza with flags, banners, color guards, bag pipes, and more. Visitors are encouraged to wear Spanish, Native American, soldado uniforms or other appropriate attire.

For more info: website

 

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Take A Moonlight Hike w/Tree People

when: Sep 4 at 7:30 p.m.

where: Coldwater Canyon Park, 12601 Mulholland Dr., Beverly Hills, Ca

how much: $5

who: everyone

 

the Whaddup:

Come howl at the moon (in public this time) and explore Coldwater Canyon Park at night. Families welcome during this hour-long guided hike. You must pre-register to attend, contact moonlight@treepeople.org. Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m.

more info: website

 

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E.T at the Hollywood Bowl

where: Hollywood Bowl
when: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM 9/4 -9/6
who: everyone
how much: starting at $15

 

the Whaddup,
Bring the family to this extraordinary, premiere event, as the Los Angeles Philharmonic performs John Williams’ entire Academy Award®-winning score from Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming masterpiece about a boy and his alien friend, live-to-picture while this beloved film is shown in HD on the Bowl’s big screen. Don’t miss E.T. under the stars, as you’ve never seen or heard it before!

Rated PG.

For more info: website

 

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LAST WEEKEND @ Skirball

where: Skirball Cultural Center
when: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM and again @ 2PM
who: everyone
how much: Included with Museum admission: $10 General | $7 Seniors, Full-Time Students, and Children over 12 | $5 Children 2–12 | FREE to Skirball Members and Children under 2

Sunday, September 6
Buckle your seatbelts! This summer’s Family Amphitheater Performances at the Skirball takes family visitors on a ramblin’ musical “road trip. Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band (September 5), Dave Aaronoff and the Protagonists (September 6).

For more info: website

 

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Take Me To The LA County Fair

when: Sep 4 at Hours vary

where: Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, Ca

how much: $8-$20

who: All Ages

 

the Whaddup,

The L.A. County Fair is the largest of it’s kind, in the entire country. This isn’t the 4-H affair you know from your youth – it’s big, bigger and biggest with horseracing, Monster Trucks, big name concerts (everyone from ZZ Top to Train to The Beach Boys is playing) and more.

Kiddos big and little love the Barnyard Races, America’s Kids, Luminasia (it’s their last year at the circus), Esmerelda’s Traveling Circus, the World of Wonders, Mojo’s Wild and Crazy Lagoon, Beneath the Sea, the Sea Lion Show and so much more. Hungry? There are the traditional blue ribbon contests to drool over, but if you really want to chow down you can get fried goodies – from traditional funnel cakes to brownies, Oreos, Klondike ice cream bars, avocados, bacon, Kool-Aid and butter, which all get the deep fried treatment. And in an effort to also offer things that won’t send parents running there are plenty of yogurts, smoothies, fruits and salads too!

more info: website

 

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Malibu Kiwanis Chili Cookoff

when: Friday – Monday

where: 23789 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu CA 90265

who: everyone

how much:

 

the Whaddup:

The 32nd Annual Malibu Kiwanis Chili Cook-Off, Carnival & Fair is open Friday through Monday on Labor Day weekend August 30 – September 2nd, 2013.  The hours are as follows:

Friday through Monday, Labor Day Weekend, August 30 – September 2nd, 2013

**Chili Cook-Off is Saturday and Sunday from 11-6pm

Music all weekend.  Check out The Deltaz

Above the beautiful beaches and glamorous neighborhoods of California, deep in the secluded mountains, you can hear the pulse of Mississippi Delta Blues, the harmony of American folk music, and the rumble of retro rock – this sound is The Deltaz. The Deltaz are two brothers – John and Ted Siegel. Since they were boys they idolized the great American musicians of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

more info: website

 

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Play in the Snow at the Winter Family Festival

when: Dec 14 at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Studio City Recreation Center, 12621 Rye St., Studio City , Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the Whaddup:

Play in more than 70 tons of snow—there will be slides and snowman making—and get into the holiday spirit at the Winter Family Festival.  It’s a local fest with live music by local schools and community groups, photos with Santa, face painting, craft-making, restaurant food sampling at A Taste of the Holidays, food trucks and more.

Help others by donating canned/packaged food; new, unwrapped toys; new and used children’s books; pet toys/pet supply gift cards; as well as new/used clothing and blankets at the onsite Festival of Giving and be entered to win four (4) complimentary one-day admission tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood with Front of the Line passes.

more info:

visit website

 

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A Hanukkah Family Festival Con Luz y Libertad

when: Dec 14 at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: West LA, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $5-$10

ages: All Ages

the Whaddup:

This year’s Skirball Hanukkah Family Festival highlights two major themes of the holiday—light and freedom (luz y libertad)—through the lens of Latin American culture. Enjoy live performances (including Pasatono Orquesta and Mariachi Guadalajara), storytelling, art making, and a host of other family-friendly activities.

more info:

visit website

 

 

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The LA Zoo

has partnered with world-renowned light designers Bionic League, who have masterminded light shows for Daft Punk, Deadmau5 and Kanye West. You’ll explore a wonderland of glowing LED sculptures and holiday-themed 3-D projections inspired by the animals.

With music, festive food and drinks, and more there’s a little something for everyone. And don’t forget to explore your wild side with their themed nights and special performances. See LAZooLights.org for details.

This year, be the first to experience L.A.’s coolest new holiday tradition. L.A. Zoo Lights is at the L.A. Zoo in Griffith Park, where the 134 and 5 freeways meet. Open November 28-January 4, every night except Christmas and Christmas Eve.

 

 

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Disney On Ice

It’s a thing. It’s like Disney – only on ice.

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS LET’S CELEBRATE!
Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt
JOIN THE PARTY IN THE SOUTHLAND DECEMBER 10, 2014 – JANUARY 4, 2015

Make an ordinary day extraordinary when Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! – Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, comes to Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire and Long Beach bringing more than 50 Disney characters from 16 beloved Disney stories together in the Southland for one colossal party on ice! This fun-filled show features a magical montage of celebrations, holidays and festivals from around the globe set to a blend of contemporary music and favorite Disney songs, playing in the Southland from December 10, 2014 – January 4, 2015.

Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on a delightful tour as they celebrate a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains; a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Valentine’s Day Royal Ball with the Disney Princesses; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; traveling to far-off exotic places including China for the Chinese New Year, Brazil for Carnival and Japan for the beautiful Cherry Blossom festival Sakura. Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate!

 

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Get Cubed – Explore the Cube

Discovery Cube LA has an exciting blend of permanent and traveling exhibits connected to our foundation’s initiatives. From stepping into a simulated helicopter to take a tour of California’s natural resources to a scavenger hunt in a grocery store, the fun and learning never ends!

This is hands on fun. If you don’t like fun don’t go. There is way too much for me to go into here, suffice it to say it is worth a visit. It’s close by. Do it.

More info: Click Here

 

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Yuletide Cinema Event

FILM: There’s a Yuletide Cinema event at the Palace Theatre on Saturday with Cary Elwes, who will read from and sign copies of his book As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride.

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He’ll also do a Q&A before the 8:30 pm screening of The Princess Bride. Doors at 6 pm. Tickets: $16-$25.

 

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Underwood Family Farms

Trees on the Farm & Visits with Santa

When:  November 28 – December 19 (Trees)

Where: Moorpark Location (view map)
3370 Sunset Valley Road
Moorpark, CA  93021
Farm Center: (805) 529-3690
Tree Info: (805) 218-0282 or (805) 701-1335

Big Wave Dave’s *Christmas Trees bring Christmas to Underwood Family Farms.  Beginning on November 28 – December 19, fresh cut northwest trees as well as mistletoe, wreaths & all the fixings will be available for sale at the farm.

Underwoods Farm Center & Farm Market Open will be open from 9am – 5pm weekends only from the day after Thanksgiving – Sunday, December 14.  Admission to the Farm Center is $6.00/per person and children under 2 free. Tractor rides & the Animal Show are included with paid weekend admission. The Farm Center will be closed Monday, December 15 – March 1, 2015.

Visits with Santa! Don’t miss visits with Santa Claus just 2 weekends only – December  6, 7, 13 & 14 from 11am-4pm. Make sure to bring your camera.

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*Christmas Trees are available 7 days a week beginning November 28 through December 19 from 9:30 am-7:30 pm

 

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Outdoor Ice Skating (Downtown Burbank)

Downtown Burbank’s most festive holiday tradition returns for 8-weeks of outdoor ice skating, themed nights, and special performances at The Rink in Beautiful Downtown Burbank. The fun begins Friday, November 28 and runs through January 19, 2015.

Transforming the corner of N 3rd Street and E Orange Grove Avenue into a magical winter wonderland, skaters of all ages will enjoy 90-minute sessions on the ice with friends and family.

A great way to celebrate the holidays, The Rink is steps from shops and restaurants decked out for the holiday season, making it a joyful family outing and memorable getaway. Admission is $10.00, skate rentals are $3.00, and Bobby the Seal rentals are $6.00.  Season passes are available for $139 through November 20, and $159 afterwards. Passes are valid for unlimited skating every day from Friday, November 28 through January 19, 2015.

Special events at The Rink in Downtown Burbank include:

Ugly Sweater Mondays, ’80s Night Wednesdays, and Thursday Night Fever, where skaters are encouraged to get into the spirit, dress up, and have fun on the ice from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
The Mayor’s Tree-lighting Ceremony in front of City Hall on Friday, December 5 at 6:30 PM– stop by and skate before and after event!
Santa Claus will be making an appearance on Saturday, December 13, and kids of all ages are invited to skate with the big man himself from 12 noon to 1:30 PM.
The Rink will be filled with Santas and Elves during Skating Santas Night, an event where everyone is welcome to arrive in costume on Saturday, December 20 from 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM.
Performances by the Los Angeles Ice Theater are scheduled for every Saturday in December at 5:45 PM.
For those wanting to brush up on their skating skills, classes by professional instructors from Pickwick Gardens Ice Skating Rink are offered starting Saturday, December 20 at 9:00 AM and 9:25 AM, and for adults on Tuesdays at 7:50 PM.
All season, the KCET Community Kiosk will be on-site giving Rink attendees the opportunity to play an active part in KCET’s 50th anniversary. The interactive kiosk visually displays historical KCET touch points, and prompts community members to answer the question: “How do you envision a better state?”  Visitors are encouraged to participate in this unique community experience.
On Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM, be sure to visit Downtown Burbank’s weekly Farmer’s Market in the parking lot behind the Community Services building.
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10% group discount for parties of ten or more. Please pay in one transaction in advance (recommended) or at time of session. Waivers may also be completed prior to skating. For further information, please contact therinkindowntownburbank@gmail.com or 818-806-8551.

– See more at: http://dtnbur.com/event/the-rink-in-dtn-bur-2/#sthash.thd1wJ18.dpuf

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Date Night at the LA Zoo

Roaring Night @ The L.A. Zoo DATE NIGHT!

Friday, June 27

Roaring Nights is a nighttime concert series that featuring indie bands, full bars and favorite L.A. food truck dining plus pop-up zookeeper talks, animal encounters and a DJ dance party.Also, July 25th and August 27th!
Where: L.A. Zoo
When: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Who: Adults Only 18 Years old +
How: Buy tickets online or just show up
Cost: Admission to Roaring Nights is limited to guests 18 years and older. Valid I.D. is required. $18 per person; GLAZA members $15. Free parking available.
For more info: More Info

Certified Farmer’s Market and Movies on the Farm “Frozen” @ Pierce College

Friday, June 27

Each and every Friday night through Sept. 19th enjoy a visit to the Pierce College farmers market and catch a movie on the farm! Craft and food vendors, entertainment, kids activities and a new movie each week.
Where: Pierce College
When: 5:00 PM
Who: The whole family
How: Just show up
Cost: Free
For more info: More Info
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Amphitheater Performances “MASANGAMARIMBA” @ Skirball

Saturday, June 28

Make the Skirball your family’s go-to destination all summer! The Family Amphitheater Performances 2014 season features lots of weekend fun. Sing along with performers, dance to music from around the world, watch circus arts and acrobatics, meet exotic animals, and much more.  Saturdays and Sundays, June 21–August 31,
12:00 and 2:00 p.m.See the SUMMER CONCERT GUIDE for the complet schedule
Where: Skirball Cultural Center
When: 12pm and 2pm
Who: The whole family
How: Just show up
Cost: Included with Museum admission:; $10 General; $7 Seniors, Full-Time Students, and Children over 12; $5 Children 2–12; FREE to Skirball Members and Children under 2
For more info: More Info

Great American Backyard Campout

Saturday, June 28

Unplug and head outside. That is the idea behind National Wildlife Federation’s widely popular national family event, Great American Backyard Campout. In conjunction with Great Outdoors Month, the annual event encourages people of all ages to camp in their backyards, neighborhoods, parks and campgrounds, as a way to reconnect with nature. This year’s Great American Backyard Campout is Saturday, June 28, 2014.
Where: Your backyard!
When: n/a
Who: The whole family
How: Just pitch the tent!
Cost: Free
For more info: More Info

Shakespeare at the Old Zoo

when: Thursday-Sunday through August

where: Griffith Park, Old Zoo, 4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 5 and up

the Whaddup:

The Independent Shakespeare Company does shows every summer at the Old Zoo.  Here are some reasons to go:

1.  Free, fabulous productions of Shakespeare!
2.  One of the most beautiful, best kept secrets of an outdoor space: the Old Zoo in Griffith Park.
3.  Bring a picnic and catch one of the special shows throughout the summer where there are fantastic Players in the Park or Invertigo Dance pre-shows for the whole family.
4. Explore and play before the show.

This summer you can see Taming of the Shrew or Twelfth Night. Check the website to see which is playing tonight. Bring bug spray and warm clothes, as it gets chilly when the sun goes down.  Blankets and low chairs are permitted, tall chairs and dogs are not.  Shows run all summer Thursday-Sunday at 7 p.m.

more info:

visit website

What Do You Get the Man of Steel Who Has Everything?

when: Jun 29 at 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Miracle Mile, Zimmer Children’s Museum, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $5-$8

ages: 2-8

the Whaddup:

You are invited to Superman’s super awesome fantastic birthday celebration. Decorate your own hero mask, star in your own comic strip, and meet the man of steel himself – Superman will be making an appearance before he takes off to save the world!

 

more info:

visit website

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Pals of Pups Can Wag to Woofstock!

when: Jun 29 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

where: La Cienega Park, 8400 Gregory Way, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the Whaddup:

It’s a pretty universal truth that kids LOVE dogs.  So let them play with tons of them at Woofstock!

The day includes Cat and Dog Adoptions, a Pet Parade, Pet goodies marketplace, pet entertainment and food trucks for humans.

Parking on site or at Beverly Hills High School with free pet friendly shuttles to the park.  Well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome.

more info:

visit website

Happy Birthday, Kidspace!

when: Jun 28 – Jun 29 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, Ca

cost: $11

ages: 1-10

the Whaddup:

Kidspace is having a party to celebrate 35 years of as the coolest kids museum in town and you’re invited! Enjoy live performances, party games and crafts, walk through a timeline of Kidspace’s history, help create a communal art piece, and don’t forget the birthday cake!

more info:

visit website

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Pirate Invasion & Mermaid Festival

when: Jun 28 – Jun 29 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Long Beach, Belmont Pier, Long Beach, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the Whaddup:

Sword fights, treasure hunts, a kid’s costume contest, live music and even a pirate food court: this pirate-themed weekend festival is perfect for your baby buccaneer! Your day will be filled with live entertainment, a kid’s zone (including arts & crafts), and perhaps some browsing for unique pirate’s loot at the marketplace. There will be pirate ships and a live production of “Treasure Island” and even over 50 mermaids in the Mermaid village and even the first Mermaid Olympics. Be sure to join in the spirit and dress up along with most of the people there.

more info:

visit website

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Pismo Beach

School got out yesterday and it already feels like Summer. Last year we dove right into camp but this year we’re easing into things with activities and some well needed down time.

As you can see from this week’s list, there’s a ton to do around town… but we’ll do our best to relax!

 

Kids Club @ Sherman Oaks Galleria

Saturday, June 7

the Whaddup:
Sherman Oaks Galleria presents free shows for children and their parents. There are prize drawings from Galleria merchants at the end of each show, and shaded seating is available to accommodate the audience.

This week’s performer: Singer Ranger Jack

Where: 15301-15303 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks CA 91403

When: 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Who: Ages 3 and up

How: Parking is validated  (bring your ticket to Kids Club).

Cost: Free

For more info: More Info or call 818.382.4100

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2014 Summer Sun Sets Concert Series at Calabasas Lake

Sunday, June 8

All concerts begin at 6:00pm and are free to the public. Located on the Greenbelt at Calabasas Lake

June 8: Stone Soul – The Best of Classic Soul & Mowtown
Where: Free parking and admission to all events. Enter at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center at 23400 Park Sorrento
When: 6:00 PM
Who: The whole family
How: Just show up
Cost: Free
For more info: More Info

Concerts on the Green @ Warner Center

Sunday, June 8

Don’t miss this wonderful concert series every Sunday night. There is plenty of room for a late afternoon picnic with the family while being entertained by headline performers. The Concerts in 2014 will be held Sunday afternoons, June 1st through August 24th.

See our Summer Concert Guide for the list of weekly performers.

Where: Concerts on the Green are held at the beautiful Lou Bredlow Pavilion in Warner Park at 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., in Woodland Hills.
When: 6:00 PM
Who: The whole family
How: Parking for Concerts on the Green is available in the parking structure directly behind the stage on Califa Street for $10. Additional parking is available on Owensmouth Avenue in either parking structure between Califa and Oxnard. (see map).  Signs are clearly posted. Parking for Movies on the Green is $5 per car.
Cost: Free
For more info: More Info

Certified Farmer’s Market and Movies on the Farm “Odd Life of Timothy Green” @ Pierce College

Friday, June 6

Every Friday night through Sept. 19th you can enjoy a visit to the Pierce College farmers market and enjoy a movie on the farm! Craft and food vendors, entertainment, kids activiites and a new movie each week.
Where: Pierce College
When: 5:00 PM
Who: The whole family
How: Just show up
Cost: Free
For more info: More Info

Free Kids Workshops “Build a Lawnmower” @ Home Depot

Saturday, June 7

Home Depot offers a free monthly workshop for kids ages 5 – 12.  It’s best to call ahead and reserve a spot for your little mechanic. The workshops teach basic DIY skills and tool safety. Kids go home with  their craft and a free Kids Workshop apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement.

Where: Your local home depot

When: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Who: Kids Age 5-12

How: Register HERE

Cost: Free

For more info: More Info

CSUN Summer Movie Fest

Thursday, June 5

Cal State Northridge hosts enjoy free outdoor screenings of (mostly) family-friendly movies on Oviatt Library lawn. Movies start at sundown (around 7 or 7:30pm). Food trucks are available starting at 5:30pm.

6/5: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13)
6/12: Enchanted (PG)
6/19: Shrek (PG)

Where: 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge CA
When: 5:30 PM Movie starts around 7PM
Who: The whole family
How: Just show up
Cost: Fre; Parking $6
For more info: More Info
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Public Star Parties @ Griffith Observatory

Saturday, June 7

Free public star parties are held monthly at Griffith Observatory from 2:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. with the assistance of volunteers from the Los Angeles Astronomical Society, the Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers, and The Planetary Society. They are a chance for the whole family to look at the Sun, Moon, visible planets and other objects, to try out a variety of telescopes, and to talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment.

Please be aware that the astronomers and telescope demonstrators must cut off the line for each telescope to enable all viewing to be completed by 9:45 p.m. Hours for telescope operation are not the same as for the building (which closes at 10:00 p.m.).

Where: Griffith Observatory – 2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles, CA 90027
When: 2:00 PM – 9:45 PM
Who: Everyone
How: Just show up
Cost: Free
For more info: Event info or (213) 473-0800

World Oceans Day

when: Jun 8 at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, Ca

cost: Free (in costume!)-$6.50

ages: All Ages

the Whaddup:

World Oceans Day is a day to take note of the ocean’s wide array of wonders and appreciate it’s bounty and resources, and to consider ways that each of us can help with conservation. Explore the wonders of the ocean at the Ocean Institute.  Today you can investigate the oceans of the world, discover unusual animal adaptations through hands-on activities, learn about the importance of the ocean for different cultures, past and present and listen to explorers and mad scientists explain myths and legends of the seas.

From coral reefs to arctic waters, those dressed ready for adventure as a pirate or mermaid will get in for free.

more info:

visit website

 

Paddle Over to the Paddleboard Race & Festival

when: Jun 7 at 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

where: Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the Whaddup:

The Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival is an all-day, family friendly celebration of decades of surf, paddleboard and lifeguard history.

The festival offers live entertainment through-out the day, including live bands, Hawaiian-style slack-key guitar, Southern California’s top hula dance troupes and more.

There are plenty of youth events including a Jrs Swim, Jrs Soft-Top Surfboard Race, and a 1K Kids Run on the sand. Plus, there are free games and activities for kids of all ages on the beach.

 more info:

visit website

 

 

Cars, Cars and More Cars at the Farmers Market

when: Jun 7 at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Original Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the Whaddup:

To celebrate the rich history of Gilmore Gas and its extraordinary impact on the car culture of California, The Original Farmers Market hosts one of the most entertaining casual car shows in the West.  This year the focus is on Mustangs, for the 50th anniversary of the car.

This year’s show, “Mustangs at the Market – 50 Bucking Years” pays tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang! – See more at: http://www.farmersmarketla.com/events/eventDetail/20th-Gilmore-Heritage-Auto-Show/34#sthash.5WvQNQSc.dpuf

more info:

visit website

 

Dig It: Egyptian Family Art Days

when: every Sunday at 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

where: Miracle Mile, LACMA, 5900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the Whaddup:

LACMA has a huge collection of Egyptian art—some of it is over 2,000 years old! Look for the mother and son gods Isis and Horus, a sarcophagus, and many animals like baboons, cats, and falcons. After exploring, make your own Egypt-inspired art in workshops.

And while you’re at the museum, don’t miss Chris Burden’s kinetic sculpture, Metropolis II. Kids can sit mesmerized for ages at this whizzing, whirring mass. It’s in action every Sunday (Fridays and Saturdays, too.)

LACMA’s Andell Family Sundays are programs designed especially for families: make art, look at art, and talk about art together in workshops and bilingual gallery tours. Most of all—have fun.

The program is free with admission, and kids always get free admission for themselves and an accompanying adult with the LACMA NextGen program! Please remember that all children must be accompanied by an adult.

more info:

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It’s pretty springy out there!

With all this nice weather, you’re thinking about what sort of weekend fun is available between the t-ball games and birthday parties… So let’s get to it, here is your official Studio City Dad Weekend-Whaddup!

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The Muppets Take Over the El Capitan for “Muppets Most Wanted”

when: Mar 21 – Apr 17 at Various times

where: El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $12-$35

ages: 5 and up

Whaddup:

Travel with the Muppets to Berlin, Madrid and London as they find themselves entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic “Number Two” Badguy.  The kids will love it, you’ll adore it (seriously, if you can watch the trailer with Tina Fey, Ty Burrell and Ricky Gervais without snorting, you’ve had your funny bone removed!) and the El Capitan is the place to see it, because before every show they’ve got Miss Piggy & Kermit singing live on stage, as well as costumes and props from the movie and a “Most Sensational Muppet Workshop” after select 1:10 p.m. shows (call 818-845-3110 for details and tickets).

more info:

visit website

And check out this article from a fellow Dad Blogger… he met Muppets! I’m jealous.
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American Girl® Celebrates Native American Culture

(Glendale)

when: Mar 23 at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Griffith Park, Autry Museum, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $4-$36

ages: 5 and up

Whaddup:

Kaya’s American Girl stories explore what it was like to grow up as a Nez Perce girl before America became a country. This special excursion helps girls understand even more about  Native American culture and teaches them authentic arts and crafts. Join a basket-weaving workshop with Jacque Nunez of the Acjachemen Nation, make your own Kaya Parfleche Bag, and enjoy performances of  Native American dancing. Complimentary parking at The Grove, free parking at the Autry.

This program is included with standard museum admission. However, if you really want to treat your kids, there’s a pre-program lunch, (at 11:00 am) at American Girl at The Grove. Tickets for the lunch, which includes admission to all afternoon activities at the Autry, are $36 each. Space is limited. For tickets and additional information, visit americangirl.com/losangeles or call (877) 247-5223.

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Mini-Riders Love Horse Tales

(Newbury Park)

when: Mar 22 at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

where: Rancho Sierra Vist, Via Goleta and Potrero Road, Newbury Park, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Whaddup?

Bring the kids for an afternoon at the Rancho to see the ranch buildings and restored old carriages.   You can take a hike (1.5 miles), or not, and then meet the rangers and volunteers who patrol the area on horseback. They’ll also be showing off for the kids in a  horse riding demo in the ranch arena.

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Sew Your Own Friend

(Eagle Rock)

when: Mar 22 at 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Purple Twig, 2038 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles , Ca

cost: $30

ages: 5-9

Whaddup:

Kids can create their own soft creatures. They’ll learn a variety of lessons today as they first make a pattern from a drawing of their own, then cut out, decorate and finally hand-sew the creature. Kids will work with a variety of fabric, yarn, buttons and beads.

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cherry blossom

Cherry Blossom Festival

(Pasadena)

when: Mar 22 – Mar 23 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada Flintridge, Ca

cost: $3-$8

ages: All Ages

Whaddup:

Descanso is spectacular this weekend, if you’re going to go-go now!  Spring arrives in Japan on drifts of pink and white cherry blossoms. Descanso Gardens celebrates this season of promise and a longtime friendship with the Japanese community at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.

Highlights Include:
Cherry Blossom Walks
Meet the nine types of flowering cherries in the Descanso landscape.
Koto Music Concset
A concert with June Kuramoto on the koto, the national instrument of Japan.
Origami Folding with a Master
Learn to create simple and beautiful paper treasures while practicing an ancient Japanese handicraft.

Kids under 5 are free.

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Catch A Movie in the Outfield: “The Sandlot”

(South Pasadena)

when: Mar 21 at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

where: All-Star Baseball School, 660 Stoney Dr., South Pasadena, Ca

cost: $5

ages: 5 and up

Whaddup:

Bring your picnic blanket and spread out on the grass for an outdoor movie night on the beautiful baseball field. The show for the evening is, of course, the baseball classic: “The Sandlot.”  You can bring your own food and drinks. Hot chocolate, chips, popcorn, candy and other snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

Note:  cancel in the event of rain, as this is an outdoor facility.

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Calling All Little Truckers Who Love BIG Trucks

(Arcadia)

when: Mar 22 at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Santa Anita Park, 285 West Huntington Dr., Arcadia, Ca

cost: $15

ages: All Ages

Whaddup:

If your little wheeler likes big trucks, this is the event you can’t miss.  Truck Adventures is a unique opportunity for kids to get up close and personal with over 50 trucks and other vehicles that they see every day on the road. Fire trucks, police cars, construction vehicles (in other words – all the tot favorites!) and many other vehicles will be on display for children to see, touch, explore, sit in the driver’s seat and talk to the people who drive these vehicles each and every day.

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Operation Gratitude: March to a 2nd Million Care Package
When Saturday, March 22, 2014, 9am – 12pm
Where Van Nuys California Army National Guard Armory
17330 Victory Blvd.
Lake Balboa, CA
Event type Neighborhood Event
Note Operation Gratitudeis a 501(c)(3), non-profit, volunteer-based organization that annually sends 100,000 care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind and to Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors and their Care Givers.Saturday, March 22
9:00 am – 12:00 pmVan Nuys California Army National Guard Armory
17330 Victory Blvd.
Lake Balboa, CAFor more information please contact Penny at opgratvolunteer1@yahoo.com