Spring is right around the corner and ready to take control here in the San Fernando Valley. This is a time when we experience some of our best weather; bright and sunny temperate days, followed by cool and chillaxing nights.  What better way to transition into spring-mode than enjoy some LA activities!

Fri March 4th

Burbank –  Great causes come in all shapes and sizes.  Join the Burbank Mission for their Friday Night Café.  Music starts at 7:30/8pm and goes until midnight.  Enjoy free food, great music and maybe even join in or sing a song. This is a great way to support the community, hear some local talent and donate to a great cause.  Donations are accepted, but not required.
DWTN Lunchtime Yoga @ Grand Park is a great way to end a stressful and hectic work week.  Calm your mind and nerves under the gorgeous LA sky.   Grand  Park LA also offers some weekly noon time programs that may be of interest as well.   Grand Park LA  presents Springtime Reads  every Tuesday from noon to 1:30pm and Food trucks every Tues, Wed and Thurs from 11am-2pm!
DWTN/LA Live – See Disney’s Zootopia in AMAZING 4D!  Playing at the Regal Cinemas LA LIVE 14, you and the family can have a cinematic experience like no other!  Using state-of-the art technology, featuring motion seats and environmental effects; you and the family will be able to LIVE the film! The first 500 kids under 12 to purchase will get discounted ticket prices and concessions!
DWTN/Union Station – Every Friday in March, LA’s Iconic Union Station will be presenting a musical/art installation called Music for Train Stations.  The tastemakers at dublab have curated a series of sound installations that will be presented in the grand waiting room.  The purpose is to bring calm and zen to those navigating the hustle and bustle of the weekly commute.  Sounds play between 4 and 6pm.
Pasadena – Old Pasadena wants to put a little spring in your step with their Happy Hour Week! From March 1st through the 14th, join participating bars, restaurants and lounges as they offer tasty food pairings, delicious cocktails and fun.  Enjoy beer events, a new item release party and a craft soda and grilled cheese tasting event.  Friday is Mr. Pasadena’s Get Happy Crawl!  Enjoy this personally curated crawl that spotlights some of Old Pasadena’s best Happy Hours!
Toluca Lake –  Do your little ones have a face that outta-be in pictures?  Join ShoWorks Entertainment as they host an entertainment social meet-and-greet on Friday night at the Oakwood Toluca Lake.  Meet celebrity guests, walk the red carpet and learn more about ShoWorks amazing young actors programs.  There will be a parent child VIP lounge, food, music and more.

Sat March 5th

Canoga Park – Gerard’s Guitars is throwing a little Beatles and Classic Songs Sing-a-long night.  With a suggested $5 donation, you and the family can enjoy food, music and dancing.  Put a little spring in your step.
DWTN – Basque in the ambiance of lantern light during the 15th Annual Los Angeles Lantern Festival.  This event culminates the Lunar New Year with community sponsored festivities, booths, tours, music, food, art…and so much more!
Eagle Rock –  Leanna Lin’s Wonderland presents California Love Art Show.  This group exhibition is an artistic love letter to the Golden State.  See beautiful and engaging works from Californian artists that tell the story of their connection to our favorite state.
Griffith Park –  Grab the kids and head out to The Autry Museum to build your very own LEGO Western Town that was inspired by their Masters of the American West exhibition.
La Mirada –  For all you Halloween junkies, join the Halloween Club at their 4th Annual Spook Show from 12-7pm.  This frightful festival will be an all-day outdoor event featuring a devilish collection of SoCal’s local scare starters, vendors, artists and more.  Costumes are highly encouraged and Carnivalesque/Freakshow is highly encouraged, so come out and get your Halloween Fix!
Oak Park –  Give Old Man Winter a great send off with Oak Park Neighborhood School’s Super Fun Family Event.  For a small $5 dollar admission, kids can play in 20 tons of REAL snow, bounce houses, make art and even meet Elsa!
Silverlake/Los Feliz – Attend a free screening of Star Wars Exile at the Vista Theatre. Arrive early to enjoy the film and meet with the film makers.
West LAChildren’s Bookworld presents a mini- Andrew and Polly concert.  Their folksy vocal harmony and fun assortment of instruments will get parents and children dancing with delight.  The show is for all ages and FREE.

Sun March 6th

Beverly Hills –  Head out to the hills of Beverly to enjoy Woofstock 2016.  This annual pet extravaganza  offers free parking and entrance will feature food trucks, live entertainment, pet & people painting and a fun pet parade.  Bring the family and your canine companions down to have some fun!
Hollywood Tailwaggers & Tailwashers presents a one-of-a kind experience: 2 Girls 1 Pup – the comedy show you can bring your dog to! This event features a Red Carpet Pre-show, followed by some of LA’s newest upcoming comedians…and their Dogs!  A small $5 admission gets lets you and your furbaby  experience laughs, fun, food, doggy caricatures and more…how can you go wrong?
Pasadena –  As we head closer to wedding season it is time for all the fun bridal events!  Panache Bridal of Pasadena will be presenting the Eddy K Trunk Show.  Call to RSVP to see the latest in brilliant in beadwork and design.
San Marino – The Huntington Library boasts some of the city’s most beautiful gardens and amazing art collections. Check out their newest exhibits.
Santa Monica – Presented by the Peninsula Committee Los Angeles Philharmonic , the South Coast Botanic Garden is the venue for a day of fine music performed by area South Bay schools.  The concert is free with the admission to the gardens.  Enjoy classical music while gazing into the Koi Pond and smelling the sweet blooms of the garden.
Universal City –  Nothing feels better than giving back to those in need.  Ryan’s Case for Smiles LA will be holding a SEW 4 KIDS EVENT at the Hard Rock Café.  Learn to make a pillowcase for a sick child in a local hospital.  All ages are welcome and you are encouraged to bring as many friends and family as you can.  Fabric donations are accepted along with monetary or gift cards for purchasing fabric and supplies are always welcome.

Fri March 11th

Century City –  The Annenberg Photo Space is showing an exhibit of acclaimed National Geographic photographer, Frans Lanting.  Enjoy  beautiful photography  of primative organisms like jellyfish and chronicles the evolutionary characteristics and the rise of mammals and beyond and is free
Griffith Park – See what lurks in the night at the Old Zoo.  This event is geared mainly toward adults and $15 gets you admission and an invite to fun as they screen the horror classic, Poltergeist.  The  Great Horror Campout is gearing up for their summer series.
Miracle MileLACMA wants to bring April showers a little early with the “Rain Room”.  This massive room is filled with water that rains down from the ceiling…but what makes it interesting is you stay dry while the water falls around you.
to the public.
Pasadena –  Experience Art Night Pasadena in Pasadena’s underrated museum district.  Museums and performance spaces will be opening their doors for the free biannual art event.  The event will be featuring some amazing works, performances and as always amazing eats!
Pasadena – Ever wonder where artists like Warhol and Banksy gathered their inspiration?  See the original with this pop art exhibit of Marcel Duchamps work at the Norton Simon Museum.  Duchamp’s artwork will be featured alongside 20th century successors like Warhol and Ed Ruscha.

Sat March 12th

Burbank – What better way to spend a nice Saturday morning than perusing the delicious and fresh goodies at the Burbank Farmer’s Market.
Calabasas/Malibu Creek – Mountains Restoration Trust in conjuction with TreePeople will be holding their Return of the Los Oak Woodlands event in the historic Malibu Creek Park.  Help this team of eco-heroes clean, clear and replant the dwindling Oak Tree population and rebuild the native landscape.
DWTN – NOBO –  FWELA welcomes spring with a lively Craft, Art & Music Festival.  Join 35+ local artisans, bands and food vendors strut their stuff in this bounty of beauty.
Echo Park –Expand your musical horizons at the Edendale Branch Library as they present their EDENDALE UP CLOSE Concert Series featuring the operatic talents of Brian Asawa and Diana Tash.  Free to the public, this hour of classical opera is a great way to appreciate all facets of music.
La Cañada Descanso Gardens is hosting a celebration of Japanese culture with their Cherry Blossom Festival.  For the admission entrance cost, you and the family can enjoy origami classes, guided garden walks, Patina-catered food and musical performances.
Lake Balboa –  Spring is definitely knocking on the door and what better way to whoop it up than with the Festival of Colors LA.  This festival has multiple locations – including a large celebration in Norwalk and in Lake Balboa park.  The festival celebrates the Indian custom of Holi – where participants shower each other in colorful powder as a way to welcome spring.  Enjoy the burst of colors along with free hugs, yoga, meditation and traditional dancing.
Museum Row –  Take full advantage of this one!  Museum Day Live is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine.  Register at the magazine’s website for admission to some of LA’s finest museums.  Freebies like these are too good to pass up!
PasadenaThe Luggage Room Pizzeria and local charity Five Acres is holding a meet the artist event for a new coloring book that is for both Adults and kids of all ages.  The images were drawn by a local artist and $2 from the sale of each book is going back to Five Acres.  Enjoy a fun afternoon meeting the artist, eating some pizza and getting your coloring on.  15% of the food sales will go also go back to Five Acres.

Sun March 13th

Franklin Canyon – Hit the hiking trails with this fun and invigorating Nature Trek in LA’s historic Franklin Canyon between Studio City & Beverly Hills.  Learn the canyon’s history during the habitat chat on the hike.
Malibu – Let lazy Sunday take a holiday and enjoy a family hike at Leo Carillo State Park.  This beach boasts tide pools teaming with life and gorgeous landscapes.  Get some sun and surf!
Pasadena –  Join One Colorado as they celebrate St. Paddy’s day with the music of The Bracken Band Quartet in their  main courtyard.  Enjoy the evening as Celtic guitar and fiddle dance through the night air under the resonating beat of Irish percussion.
Redondo Beach –  Go fly a kite, will ya!  Sunday is the perfect day to head out to the coast.  Redondo Beach is holding the 42nd Annual Festival of The Kite from 12pm-5pm.  This festival is free and open to all ages.  Watch some of the most colorful and innovative kites fly, kite contests and even a mass group kite ascension.
Santa Monica –  McCabe’s Guitar Shop is presenting a mini concert by award-winning illustrator/songwriter Morgan Taylor.  Featuring material from his Grammy nominated DVD/CD set: “Gustafer Yellowgold’s Dark Pie Concerns” , Taylor’s music is a touching and comedic presentation of stories and animation.  Tickets are $10.
Wilshire District – LA’s Craft and Art Museum is offering a one of a kind glass and metal craft workshop.  Family art time can be some of the most memorable, and this CraftLab Family Workshop will be a special one.  The workshop will teach the art of embossing and painting on aluminum.

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