-Weekend-Whaddup- School’s Out!
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
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).
2014 Summer Sun Sets Concert Series at Calabasas Lake
June 8: Stone Soul – The Best of Classic Soul & Mowtown
Concerts on the Green @ Warner Center
See our Summer Concert Guide for the list of weekly performers.
Certified Farmer’s Market and Movies on the Farm “Odd Life of Timothy Green” @ Pierce College
Free Kids Workshops “Build a Lawnmower” @ Home Depot
Where: Your local home depot
When: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Who: Kids Age 5-12
How: Register HERE
For more info: More Info
CSUN Summer Movie Fest
6/5: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13)
6/12: Enchanted (PG)
6/19: Shrek (PG)
Public Star Parties @ Griffith Observatory
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.).
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
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.
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
ages: All Ages
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.
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
ages: All Ages
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.
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
ages: All Ages
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.