It’s about that time to honor that special man in your life that made it all possible: DADDY!  Check out the fun summer activities that abound in the City of Angeles!  There is a little something for everyone from festivals-O-Beer to festivals celebrating nature and its abundance.  Go out and have great time!

Fri June 17th

Culver City –  Nintendo’s classic characters and games are coming to life as part of the one-of-a-kind Play Nintendo Tour. You’re invited to be a part of the tour when it visits the Westfield Culver City shopping center in Los Angeles for the Nintendo Tour 2.  Kids and parents can enjoy an unique 3DS experience playing some of Nintendo’s classic games.

DWTN – Get your fancy PJ’s out for a fun adult sleep over for the Buggy Nights at The Natural History Museum.  Enjoy trivia, music, late night munchie buffet with beer and wine as you indulge in natural history-themed movies.  Take a behind the scenes tour and wake up to a delicious breakfast buffet.

Glendale –  Head out to Robbins Brothers of Glendale for their Tacori Weekend Trunk Show
Shop Tacori’s latest engagement rings, wedding bands and fashion jewelry, sign up for sweepstakes and raffle prizes!

Hollywood – Hollywood is the place to be this Friday for a sneak-peek and behind the scenes of The Gabriella Foundation’s Ballet performance.  This tech rehearsal allows the audience a rare glimpse of the hard work of the stage crew and talent as they come together to make a performance flawless.  Delicious bites and drinks follow in the Fabiolus café at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre.

North Hollywood –  Skincare expert and celebrity makeup artist, Cole Patterson is offering a special day for all Dad’s out there. The Cole Skin Care Father’s Day Event showcases her line of men’s care products while she demonstrates how they work.  Hey, Dads have to look good too!

Sat June 18th

Pasadena – Time to have some fun and head out to The 7th Annual LA Vegan Beer & Food Festival  in gorgeous Pasadena at the Rose Bowl.  Enjoy unlimited pours of beer, kombucha and cold brew along with vegan food trucks, vendor and local restaurants.  There will be live music and a craft marketplace!

DWTN –  Beer is the theme this weekend with the big kick off of The 8th Annual L.A. Beer Week!  LA Center Studios will be hosting this awesome festival kick off featuring samplings of some of LA s best breweries and food vendors.

Griffith Park /Autry Museum –  The Autry is showcasing the Sunstock Solar Festival this Saturday and Sunday.  This 100% solar-powered event is a non-profit music and arts festival that features live music, food and all kinds of entertainment.  Profits from the event will be used to install solar power for the Kids Cancer Connection.

La Cresentia – The Kids Summer Clothing Exchange is a fun clothing swap for families.  You are encourage to bring any gently used children’s clothing, toys and baby gear to be traded and sold for new items.  This is a great way to meet new people, repurpose items and get the things you need! A bonus: Expecting mothers are welcome to come and pick up items for their new babies with no obligation to bring anything in exchange.

North Hollywood – North Hollywood is the place to party!  Check out their Not Your Average Block Party.  This event will feature live DJs, food trucks, fun games like lawn twister and volleyball and moon bounces for kids and adults!  With so many fun activities, lots of food and fantastic can you go wrong?

Pasadena – Check out the 24th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival at Paseo Colorado in Pasadena this Father’s Day Weekend.  This free even showcases artwork from local artists, lets the kids create their own and enjoy music and offers plenty of food at this fun and family friendly event.  Check out their complete schedule of events, which includes the 15th Annual Pasadena Police Classic Car Show, Artist Awards Ceremony and all the live music you can handle!

Glendale – Get a sitter for the kids, slap on your most shiny outfit and head on out to the Midnight Roller Disco. Dance to 70s tunes, order from the open bar, and roll out onto the rink. This social brings a lost era of groovy tunes, vinyl records, and short-shorts back to life. Feel free to dress in 70s-inspired garb for this evening out.

Venice – Did someone just say Bottomless Sangrias?  You won’t mind the trek to Venice for Komodo Venice’s Bottomless Sangria weekends!  Enjoy all the delicious sangria you want while you peruse their menu for yummy eats.  $12 per person is just the right price!  This is a good one, so RSVP as soon as you can!

Sun June 19th – HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

Griffith Park – What Dad wouldn’t love going back to his childhood fascination of trains?  Ride the7 ½ gauge model trains presented by Los Angeles Live Steamers.

La Cañada– Looking to show Dad you care in a unique way?  Take a ride East to the Father’s Day at Descanso Gardens celebration.  You and Dad can enjoy a picnic style lunch by Patina Restaurant Group amongst the trees and flowers.  Make it a beautiful day to celebrate THE MAN!

Various LA LocationsPlan Check Kitchen + Bar is creating a hearty breakfast for all those Dad’s out there with bottomless drinks for $15 and all the yumminess he can handle.  Enjoy classic dishes with a twist and a cocktail to accompany it.

Pasadena – Kidspace presents Mad Science Mayhem, an event sure to be a fun time for all.  Kids can make fizzy, slimy and explosive creations in their laboratories, interact with robots and even play in the robot petting zoo!  Mad scientists will be on hand to give chemistry and physics demos.

Simi Valley The Reagan Library and Museum is offering a fun-filled day of activities in honor of Father’s Day.  Eat some good ol’ BBQ at their buffet and take a tour of the library grounds.

Woodland Hills – Warner Center Park is the place to be for their Concerts on the Green series.  This Sunday rock out to the tunes of our Rock Icon gone-too-soon, David Bowie with Space Oddity – World’s #1 David Bowie Tribute Act.  Picnics are encouraged and food trucks will be on hand to serve it up.

Fri June 24th

DWTN – It is time to show off your best dance moves at the Dance Downtown LA!  This weekend they will be Line Dancing and Two-stepping the night away at The Music Center Plaza.

Sat June 25th

DTWN/Exposition Park – Wildlife in the city at the Urban Nature Festival both Saturday and Sunday. The Natural History Museum is celebrating that amazing urban wilderness with garden tours and nature walks, a taxidermy workshop and photography lessons. Come out over two days for music and family-friendly performances, as well as lectures and book signings.

Griffith Park – Join in the whimsy and magic for Griffith Park’s Faery Hunt & Birthday Party. Faery Trail Theater’s interactive children’s show leads you through trails and groves in the park to find fairies who appear at every turn! The journey is followed by the Fairy Birthday Party. Kids can enjoy fun, dancing, games, fairy unicorn readings, fairy face painting, one-on-one time with the Fairy Princess, food and frolic.  Kids are encouraged to dress up in the fun.

North Hollywood – The Shape of Behavior is hosting their 2nd Annual Shape Special Needs Summer Carnival Resource Fair.  This carnival will have face painting, bounce house and the Kona Ice Truck.  Filled with fun and games, this carnival is to benefit and teach awareness of families with special needs. The first 10 families receive a free gift.

Pacoima – The San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Obon is one of the largest Buddhist gatherings in the City of Los Angeles.  Participate in the tradition of Japanese Obon Odori dancing and enjoy other cultural and ethnic experiences such as taiko drum performances, Japanese calligraphy and doll exhibits, and a variety of tasty ethnic foods.

Pasadena – Check out Family Day at The Pasadena Museum of California Art. The Museum families to participate in fun art projects for all ages based on current exhibitions.

Pasadena – Can comedy and politics ever get along?  Most definitely at this year’s Pasadena Politicon.  This two day event features some of today s hottest comics giving their two cents on what is going down in our ever-changing political world.

Sherman Oaks –  The Sherman Oaks Galleria Kids Club presents free shows for children and their parents. Each week, a different professional kids’ entertainer and Kids Club MC bring an hour of sing-along, magic or comic fun.  This week is a presentation by the Wildlife Learning Center.

Sun June 26th

Beverly Hills – Calling all you dog parents!  Come check out Woofstock 90210! This family friendly event includes a Pet Parade, face and body painting for pets and people, and pet entertainment & demonstrations. Animals/rescues are available for adoption.  Dogs can “get married” at The Dog Wedding movie booth.  All well-behaved leashed dogs welcome, (must be current on all necessary vaccinations).

CalabasasSun-Sets Concert Series at Calabasas Lake is a great place for families to set up for a picnic and enjoy some live entertainment.  This weekend features Boogie Knights!

DWTN – The California African American Museum hosts a drop-in crafts day in its courtyard. Crafts and Creations in Caam’s Courtyard is a fun way for kids and adults to showcase their arts and crafts skills while learning vital African American history and culture.

Griffith Park – The Free Shakespeare Festival at the Old Zoo is running this month with a production of Richard III. There is no seating at the venue; bring your own blanket or low-backed lawn chair. It can get pretty chilly in the evenings so you’ll want a jacket. Concessions are available for purchase or you can bring your own picnic.

Pasadena – The Norton Simon’s Museum showcases Stories in The Afternoon.  They tell stories to explore the world and subject matter of great paintings. Participants then create masterpieces of their own.  This week’s story is Beyond the Pond.

Wilshire District The Craft and Folk Art Museum hosts a  “pay what you can” day each Sunday. This museum is LA’s signature museum dedicated to traditional arts and crafts.

Woodland Hills – Warner Center Park is the place to be for their Concerts on the Green series.  This Sunday rock out to the tunes of Ticket to Ride – Tribute to the Beatles.  Picnics are encouraged and food trucks will be on hand to serve it up.

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