Here’s your guide to what’s happening in the San Fernando Valley during the next two weekends, March 8, 9, 10 and March 15, 16, 17.
Fri March 8th
LOS ANGELES: Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys Pop Up – Step into this pop-up and step into an alternative universe where the toys you know and love are a little … different. Check out more than 100 toys and games that have been “altered with a funny spin,” like “Covered in Spiders, Man.” Noon to 9 pm. Cost is $10 per person. Through March 17.
HOLLYWOOD: Cemetery of Tortured Souls – Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group – Halloween in March? Oh, yeah! Get a sitter for the kids and get transported to The Golden Age of Hollywood 1930s. It’s the All-New Horror-Theatre Spectacular! “While the only escape from The Great Depression
Sat March 9th
DANA POINT: Festival of Whales – There are so many things to see and do! Check out the Cardboard Classic Dinghy Dash & Expo, Whale of a Beach Cleanup, Marine Mammal Lecture Series, The Antique & Classic Boat Society, 8th Annual Clam Chowder
Sun March 10th
PASADENA: – Rose Bowl Flea Market – Rose Bowl Stadium – Football isn’t the only thing the Rose Bowl is known for – You can shop from more than 2,500 vendors on the second Sunday of every month! It’s known as the “Flea Market of the Stars” and has been for 50 years. Shop for the trendy, vintage, and just plain cool. From 9 am – 3 pm. General admission is $10-16 and may be purchased online.
REDONDO BEACH: 45th Annual Redondo Beach Pier Festival of the Kite – This is one of the longest-running kite festivals in the country! Open to the public, and all ages are welcome. There will be a contest for Best Hand-Made Kite, Highest-Flying Kite, and more. There will be live music, dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, and a Hot Dog on a Stick eating contest. From noon to 5 pm. FREE
Fri March 15th
LOS ANGELES: SAMSKARA – Wisdome LA – Immersive Art Experience in the Arts District. Features the works of “transformational artist Android Jones … full dome mapping projection show, Microdose VR experience, interactive photo experience,” all within the “new multi-media immersive art park Wisdome with 5 massive domes.” Cost is $29 per person (check site for special events and showings).
Sat March 16th
ENCINO: – A Faery Hunt – St. Patty’s Adventure! – Los Encinos State Historic Park – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in whimsical style with A Faery Hunt. Families and children of all ages will love this interactive performance filled with creativity, imagination, and fun. Join the musical quest through the forest. Come in costume to add to the magic. From 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Cost is $12.50 per person.
POMONA: STEA2M Fair – Fairplex – “Extreme Steam, Extreme Sun” is the theme. This “experimental event” is for K-12 students to inspire them “to explore and pursue learning and careers in the areas of STEA@2M” while you join “current and future scientists, artists, and techies who deep-dive into data and design.” Plus, Bill Nye the Science Guy is going to be there! And the event is FREE for all ages. You must register, though.
Sun March 17th
MALIBU: – Legacy Leprechaun Gold Hunt – Malibu Bluffs Park – Kids can look for Lucky’s pot of gold, listen at storytime, make a craft, and enjoy a leprechaun snack. The two Gold Hunt times are available, 10:15 am and 11 am. Sign-ups for gold hunt times are available at the check-in booth at 9:45 am. Event is FREE.
MOORPARK: America’s Teaching Zoo Spring Spectacular – Moorpark College Teaching Zoo – “Zootastic Beasts and How to Save Them” is this year’s theme. Children ages 3 and up will learn about different animals each hour and enjoy “arts and crafts, live animals, a butterfly conservation station, puppet shows, and more.” 10 am to 5 pm. $10 adults, $7 children/seniors.
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