Fri Aug 5th
This weekend listen to: Whiskey Sunday
Griffith Park – LA Zoo – Brew At The Zoo Sample 50 local LA craft and microbreweries at the zoo. Enjoy live music, DJs, pop-up keeper talks, and close-up animal encounters. Standard admission includes 5-ounce beer samples, which you can pair with pub-style grub (available for purchase). A limited number of VIP tickets for early entry to the entire route and access to two exclusive lounges with hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails are available. Designated drivers enjoy unlimited soft drinks.
Hollywood – Take the family out for a night of enchantment at the Hollywood Bowl where the LA Phil will be performing the music of Tchaikovsky to a beautiful fireworks show.
Pasadena – The Norton Simon Museum has a free admission night the first Friday of each month.
Ventura – For over a century, the good old Ventura County Fair has dazzled and entertained many on the Gold Coast. Enjoy some amazing bands, a rodeo, carnival rides and games, horse shows, livestock and so much more!
Sat Aug 6th
Calabasas – Barnes & Noble Free Storytime is a great way to get the kids involved in the joys of reading. Head out to their Calabasas location for a wacky celebration of underpants from a bestselling author/illustrator team featuring Dinosaurs Love Underpants and Aliens Love Dinopants. Coloring and activities to follow.
Chatsworth – The Arcade Warehouse opens its doors every Saturday to the public to enjoy new and classic video games. Enjoy video as well as amusement games like skee ball, air hockey, and kiddie rides.
Encino – Head out to Shakespeare By The Sea at Los Encinos State Historic Park to watch the classic, Othello Directed by Stephanie Coltrin. Othello is an emotional thriller, where back-stabbing and rumors destroy innocence and cause heartbreak.
Hollywood Adjacent – Fairfax Dist. – Cinefamily presents Saturday Morning Cartoons. Pajamas are encouraged in this event for all ages. Complimentary cereal bar for the kids and a cash bar stocked with mimosas for the adults!
North Hollywood – The International Film Festival North Hollywood is offering a series of free outdoor movies in public spaces in and around NoHo. Films are free for the general public with free popcorn.
Pasadena –Kidspace brings you Pokémon Weekends! Guests just need to show the
Pokémon Go app to receive $2 off. Kidspace admission for up to 4 guests during these select Pokémon Weekends between 10am and 5pm. Guests can also earn points in the Nature Exchange by completing a Pokémon Profile any day.
Pasadena – ScareLA is in its 3rd year. Hailed as the first fan convention dedicated to the celebration of Halloween, ScareLA is the perfect place to get your ghoul on. With the newest innovations in home Halloween décor to mingling with your favorite stars of the scream screen, ScareLA is surely a fun time!
Thousand Oaks – The Fishing Frenzy is a fun interactive event for kids of all ages. Hundreds of magnetic fish are placed in the creek and kids are given a magnetic fishing pole to catch them.
In addition, kids can do arts & crafts and explore Captain Carl’s Mobile Tide Pool.
Various Valley Locations – Michael’s Kids Club is offering a 30-minute creative crafting project for kids. This weekend is medals designed by Sprout.
Woodland Hills – Movies on The Green – Head out to Warner Park to watch the mega-blockbuster – Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the open air and under the starry sky. Enjoy food trucks or bring your own picnic.
Sun Aug 7th
Beverly Hills – Franklin Canyon – Take an invigorating 2-hour hike that traverses the canyon from top to bottom. Enjoy shady green trails and sun-kissed steep paths. Canyon history and habitat chat along the way. This is a moderate-difficult hike, so wear the right gear.
Burbank – Burbank will be rocking at The Starlight Bowl as they present The Fab Four. This nearly identical tribute to The Beatles is closing out their 2016 summer tour in lovely Burbank.
Hollywood – A Good time is always guaranteed at an El Capitan showing. Watch Disney’s remake of the classic Pete’s Dragon. Kids can enjoy an interactive experience while reveling in the movie magic.
Museum Row – La Brea Tar Pits La Brea Tar Pits is offering a very unique art class experience. Kids and adults will have the opportunity to create the coolest painting since the last Ice Age overlooking the Tar Pits’ lake pit. Adults and children (2nd grade and up) are welcome. An online RSVP is required by visiting:
Painting & Drawing sign up
Venice – We have to do all we can to protect our planet. Trek to Venice for the G2 Green Earth Film Festival. This 4th annual festival features environmental film screenings, panel discussions, food, live music and more.
*Free admission/free food/free drink/free valet/free thought
Woodland Hills – Concerts on The Green is always a surefire good time for young and old alike. Picnics are welcome; food trucks provide a variety of cuisines…this weekend: Matchbox 21: a tribute to Matchbox 20
Fri Aug 12th
This fun “Everything Italian” event is a great place to hear music, talk with friends and enjoy some yummy Italian food.Santa Monica – The Peter Fetterman Gallery is hosting an exhibit: “Broaden Your Vision: Outsider Art 101”. This exhibit is one of the most amazing comprehensive collections of Self-Taught/Outsider Art in the US.Woodland Hills – Are you ready for a Friday Night Frenzy? Head out to Glowzone LA to enjoy rock climbing, laser tag, obstacle courses and more!
Sat Aug 13th
Burbank – The Burbank Water Carnival Will be held at McCambridge Park. This annual water-themed summer celebration at McCambridge Pool will have games, races, raffles, and fun events for all ages.
Encino – It is all fairies and smiles in the woodsy glens of Encino. Faery Hunts Amazing Adventure is and interactive experience for the entire family. Children are encouraged to dress in fairy attire and mingle among the mystical forest nymphs.
DWTN – The Japanese American National Museum celebrates summer with the Natsumatsuri Family Festival. This celebration of Japanese history is filled with fun activities, Japanese dance classes and demonstrations, Okinawan deep-fried pastries and so much more!
Griffith Park – Autry Museum – Kids can learn how to pan for gold just like the old 49ers did back in the days of early California. This activity is free with the price of admission to the museum.
Various Valley Locations – Take the kids to the Lowe’s Build and Grow Event this Saturday. This free craft project class for kids is fun and allows kids to learn how to build and design with their hands. This weekend’s project is all about Marvel characters and the kid’s inspiration will be Black Widow!
Various LA Locations – Selected AMC Theatres are offering a special presentation of today’s biggest movies in a special screening for kids affected by autism. AMC Theatres Sensory Friendly Films is a program that provides a chance for kids and young adults with sensory issues to get out and watch a movie. Tuesday screenings are at 7pm. Saturday screenings are at 10am. Tuesday 8/9: Suicide Squad Saturday: 8/13: Pete’s Dragon
Woodland Hills – Grab the family and your best picnic gear to enjoy Movies on The Green at Warner Park . This weekend’s flick: Disney’s Inside Out.
Sun Aug 14th
DTWN – You can’t live in SoCal and not attend the 4th annual LA Avocado Festival 2016! Enjoy all things avocado at this event filled with libations from Angel City Brewery, various food trucks offering yummies and organic farmers peddling their finest avocados. Activities, games, music….this is an event you can’t miss! 21+
Miracle Mile – The Craft & Folk Art Museum invites you to join their color laboratory and create awesome color explosions by setting molecules in motion for their Tye Dye Event! Experiment with permanent markers on fabric then add a few drops of rubbing alcohol to create magical tie-dyed designs.
Santa Monica – Feel the beach air on your skin as you enjoy the Jazz On The Lawn. SanMo Cultural Affairs presents the 11th annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series. This family-friendly concert encourages people of all ages to dance or kick back and enjoy lively music in Stewart Street Park every Sunday in August.
Pasadena – The Norton Simon Museum is screening the 1982 film Annie (PG), directed by John Huston and starring Carol Burnett, Albert Finney and Aileen Quinn. The film is free with museum admission. No reservations needed.
Various LA Locations – CicLAvia The term CicLAvia (Spanish for “bike way”) can also be used to describe a temporary closing of LA’s streets. The event—inspired by the first Ciclovías in Bogotá, Colombia—welcomes bikes, tricycles, skateboards, strollers and smiles to ride a rotating cast of car-free routes.
Woodland Hills – Warner Center Park will be rockin’ with their Concerts on The Green Series. Bring a picnic or munch on some great food truck fare. This week rock on with:
Led Zepagain-Tribute to Led Zeppelin
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