-Weekend-Whaddup-Volleyball, Magic, Music, Rockets, Kinetic Theory – Don’t be bored out there!
Where did Summer go (if your kid goes to an LAUSD school) it ended last week!
But don’t let that ruin your fun. I plan to keep mine going until the days are no longer in the triple digits and rain begins to fall. It may be awhile.
Go do something Summery. For instance, the AVP Beach Volleyball event happening down in Manhattan Beach. A great place to put your toes in the sand even if there wasn’t a supercool volleyball competition/festival happening. And since there is, well…
The Manhattan Beach Open
The 55th Manhattan Beach Open marks the longest running, continuous tournament in the sport of beach volleyball. The AVP returns to the mecca of beach volleyball as the most talented men and women in the sport battle it out to have their names enshrined on the well regarded Manhattan Beach Pier. The event will feature the Manhattan Beach Open Walk of Fame Pier Ceremony, 12+ ancillary courts, the Manhattan Beach Open Legends match, interactive games, athlete signings and more.
***FREE GENERAL ADMISSION***
Please click here for a complete guide to the 2014 Manhattan Beach Open
Getty Garden Concerts: Alastair Moock
when: Aug 16 – Aug 17 at 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
where: The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles, Ca
Alastair Moock has been called “Tom Waits for your tot” by his hometown Boston Globe, and that’s one reason we think you’ll love hearing songs from Moock’s newest album, Singing Our Way Through: Songs for the World’s Bravest Kids.
This free outdoor music series for kids and their families takes place in the Getty Center’s Central Garden and features some of the best children’s musical artists from across the nation!
Catch Rocket Fever
when: Aug 16 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
where: Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way, Downey, Ca
ages: All Ages
Rocket Fever is spreading at the Columbia Memorial Space Center and you whole family can get in on the action. A day full of rockets where you can learn how they work, what they’re used for, how to make your own, and even get a chance to launch one. There will be activities for all ages for kids, and adults, too. There will be an additional fee for the rocket building class.
when: Aug 16 at 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
where: Westside, Hotel Casa del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, Ca
cost: $40 for 1 child & 1 adult
Spend time with a modern prestidigitator, Derek Hughes, for a magical kid-centric matinée. It starts with illusions that will impress the young and young at heart. Then kids get magic trick instruction to ignite their own careers in sorcery. And every kiddo will take a magic trick home with them along with the power to amaze their friends and family. After the show, refreshments of lemonade, strawberry smoothies, cookies, and fruit will be provided as guests can meet and greet with the magician.
*Note: Your wee ones (kids) must be accompanied by an adult
more info: visit website
Robots by Sea?
when: Aug 16 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
where: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro, Ca
ages: All Ages
Robots take over the Aquarium at the annual Robotics Day! Watch demonstrations from local high school robotics clubs and learn about land and underwater ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles). Kids even get the chance to drive an underwater ROV through an obstacle course and discover how scientists use ROVs to explore the ocean.
Get Squishy With It: Mud Mania
when: Aug 17 at 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
where: Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site, 4600 Virginia Rd., Long Beach, Ca
ages: All Ages
What does every child love? Making a mess! And this is the place to do it with impunity. Kids (and grownups) can squish a little history between their toes at this delightfully muddy festival where you’re not supposed to stay clean. Mud-tastic activities include adobe brick-making, mud relay races, clay sculpting, archaeology adventures and more. De-mudding station available; bring old shoes (required), a change of clothes and a towel.
Kids 3 and under are free.
The Family Amphitheater Performances
“Kinetic Theory” @ Skirball
Where: Skirball Cultural Center
Make the Skirball your family’s go-to destination all summer long! The Family Amphitheater Performances 2014 season features weekend fun for the whole family. 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,â€¨12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
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