It’s the peak of the summer and there are many events coming up that will make it more fun and memorable for you and your entire family. Choose your best pick below and enjoy the long summer days:
Fri July 14th
SOUTH LA: Origami is a great technique that allows you to develop your creative side and is a perfect way to relax and meditate after a long week of working. Be at the Junipero Serra Branch Library at 3 pm. Location and event details here.
CHINATOWN: Mommies, take your kids to the fun event of making ice cream from scratch. Let them learn how to make their favorite dessert while they pick and design the flavors. The ice cream workshop starts at 3:30 pm at the Lincoln Heights Library.
SOUTH LA: Learn about nutrition and how to make simple, healthy meals along with Zumba dancing. The event is free of charge and includes Zumba class plus healthy eating advices. Find out more here.
AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC: SHARK LAGOON NIGHTS invites you to meet the ocean’s great predators up-close for FREE. You can even touch the bamboo sharks or greet from a safe distance some of the bigger ones like Sandtigers as well as rays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon.
Sat July 15th
SYLMAR: Attend the Giant Book Sale to Help Sylmar Library. Get special deals on books, movies and music at our huge Book Sales benefitting the Friends of Sylmar Library. The event starts at 9:30 am and you can see more here.
DTLA: Bring your children and their imagination at the Edendale Branch Library this Saturday for an entertaining afternoon of LEGO brick building activities. The event starts at 9:30 am and is free of charge.
Sun July 16th
LONG BEACH: 21st annual Tafesilafa’I Festival – Tafesilafa’i, Long Beach’s premier Pacific Islander Festival, marks its 21st year with traditional and cultural rituals, music, dances, and food. This week-long Festival starts July 16, 2017. The event is free and you can see more in detail here.
TORRANCE: Join the Band for an evening of toe-tapping favorites. This 60-person ensemble is led by maestra Christine Hayes will share the stage with the renowned vocal jazz quartet, Ready Willing & Mabel. Bring a picnic and enjoy a night on the upper meadow. The event starts at 6 pm and is $10 at the door, children 12 and under free. See more here.
Fri July 21st
LONG BEACH: The 21st annual Tafesilafa’I Festival will take place at the Shoreline Park (behind the Aquarium) starting from 2 pm – 10 pm and the admission is free. You can see more in detail here.
STUDIO CITY: What better way to finish the working week than gentle yoga class with a certified instructor? Be at the Studio City Branch Library at 10 am and make sure you bring your water bottle and mat.
WEST HOLLYWOOD: This Friday you can attend a poetry workshop moderated by Nathan Sheets. Participants write to a prompt inspired by a classic poem. All ages and all levels are welcomed.
Sat July 22nd
LONG BEACH: Today’s the last day of the Tafesilafa’I Festival. Make sure to visit it as the admission is free, and it will take place at the Shoreline Park (behind the Aquarium). The festival starts at 10 am – 10 pm. You can see more in detail here.
EAGLE ROCK: A certified Tai Chi instructor will teach you techniques to ease your tension and stress, and improve your balance and breathing at the Arroyo Seco Branch Library. The class is free and you can see more here.
Sun July 23rd
WINNETKA: One of LA’s Top 5 flea markets, Topanga Vintage Market includes over 170 of LA’s best vintage, antiques, and collectibles dealers, plus live music, dozens of local artisans, and 5 great food trucks. See more information here.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD: Strong Words – Voices of the City, presents an afternoon of stories told with words, with music, and photographic lenses. Starts at 2 pm, at the North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library.
HOLLYWOOD: Join the Goldwyn-Hollywood Library for a couple of hours of poetry and spoken word performances. Sign up to present at the open mic and just be there to hear other poets read. See more here.
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