Fri Sept 2nd
Beverly Hills – The Paley Center is hosting the South Park 20 Experience. 20 Seasons of foul-mouthed genius will be on display in the form of inspired art, clips and episodes and so much more!
DWTN – Exposition Park – The Natural History Museum will be showcasing their Extreme Flyers Sleepover. Participants learn about the high-flying reptiles of the traveling exhibit Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs, and can view the exhibit at night. Event runs from 6:30pm on Friday until 9am Saturday morning.
Hollywood – The Hollywood Bowl presents world renowned composer and Star Wars Soundtrack God – John Williams for a weekend long event. Enjoy a pre-John Williams performance with maestro David Newman conducting the series hits along with clips from all movies.
Hollywood – Vons Grocery Store is hosting a meet and greet for fans of Dodger Kiké Hernández to sign autographs and take pics.
North Hollywood – Vegan Street Fair is here to celebrate the close of summer. The Federal Bar will be hosting this great event with great food, music and tons of fun under the stars.
Northridge – CSUN – Blue Man Group At the Charles Playhouse
Pomona – The world famous LA County Fair is back and ready to give Angelenos one last summer romp. Enjoy games, animals, music, rides, shopping and all the glorious fried delicacies one person can handle!
The End of Summer Concert Series offers headliners ranging from Blondie, Chicago, Los Lobos, and Grand Funk Railroad to Iggy Azalea. (Separate ticket purchase required).
Venice – First Fridays @ Abbot-Kinney is a fun way to celebrate a Friday! This Food truck and art gallery extravaganza is sure to entertain and inspire.
Sat Sept 3rd
Calabasas – Malibu Creek State Park is hosting their weekend Junior Rangers program. Participants (ages 7-12) explore ecology, history, safety, plants, and wildlife in some of our activities.
DWTN – Glassel Park – Head to the LA River for the second annual Friend of the LA River Fish Derby :Off Tha Hook Catch & Release. This free day which means no licenses are required to fish on the river, but to participate in FoLAR’s Catch & Release competition, it’s $35. The two categories are for weight and rarest species, and biologists will be on hand to document every fish caught. Intriguing. Kids can catch and release for free if you register ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
LA – Beverly District – Grab the kids and head out to the New Beverly’s Kiddie Matinee. Every Saturday and Sunday, families can catch a matinee screening of a kid-friendly movie at the New Beverly Cinema. Sept. 2 & 3rd – Tom Sawyer
Los Feliz – Glaze Fire a paint-your-own pottery studio in Los Feliz, celebrates its first year in business with a Birthday Celebration on Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy free supply fees (normally $10/painter), balloons, flash tattoos and music. Painters must pay for the pottery piece that they paint. All ages are welcome.
Moorpark – Underwood Farms invites families to get their fill of Roma tomatoes at their farm. Bring containers and pick their own for 25 cents per pound, with no admission fee, Labor Day weekend only. Please bring your own containers.
Pasadena – Kidspace bids goodbye to summer at this special Farmer Days weekend. Kids can create their own harmonica to play in the barnyard boogie, explore how worms help our food grow and meet farm animal friends. Petting zoo open from 11:30am to 2:30pm.
Sherman Oaks –Help Groups Summer Camp programs provide a safe and enriching atmosphere for children with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. Led by highly-trained therapists and counselors, the programs create opportunities for children and teens to engage, experience and explore. For more information about the programs and instructions on how to enroll, visit http://www.kidslikemela.org/summer_camp/
Various LA Locations – Home Depot – Kids Workshop is a free monthly workshop for kids ages 5 – 12. The workshops teach basic DIY skills and tool safety. Kids go home with their craft and a free Kids Workshop apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. September 3: Back to School Whiteboard
Various LA Locations – Williams-Sonoma –Junior Chef Classes are free baking courses being offered.
Kids can learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way. These classes are offered at all Williams Sonoma locations, class time may vary by store location. Space is limited, advance registration is advised. September 3: Fall Baking for Kids Benefiting No Kid Hungry (This class costs $10)
Hollywood – El Capitan – The El Capitan presents a special engagement of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in honor of the film’s 25th anniversary. Belle appears live on stage before each screening of the movie. On select dates, El Capitan guests may enjoy breakfast, meet Belle and receive a commemorative photo before seeing the 10am showing. Seating is limited and reservations are required.
Museum Row – LACMA visitors can be inspired by the special exhibition: Alternative Dreams: 17th-Century Chinese Paintings from the Tsao Family Collection, then start their own collection of art. Participants make their own paintings in art workshops then add works made by friends and family
Fri Sept 9th
**Don’t forget: The LA County Fair is running every day through September 26th!!!!**
The Grove – American Girl Memories Repeating every month on the third Fridays through July 16, 2016. Families can enjoy a meal at the American Girl Store at the Grove.
Hollywood – Hollywood Bowl presents visionary songwriter, singer, and producer Jeff Lynne and his band ELO along with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra to close out the season with a supersonic flight through a glittering galaxy of songs, accompanied by a sky full of fireworks.
Sat Sept 10th
Chatsworth – Need some fun on a Saturday? Head out to Arcade Warehouse to play classic games you remember from your childhood, including vintage arcades, skee ball, air hockey, pinball, kiddie rides and more..all for free!
Griffith Park – Autry Museum – Sounds of SoCal – whether birds chirping or trucks honking—and learn popular songs of the West while working on your own DIY rhythm instrument.
North Hollywood – The International Film Festival North Hollywood will be screening Disney’s Frozen for their outdoor movie summer festival.
Northridge – CSUN – CSUN’s Department of Music will be presenting an sound spectrum concert to the public.
Santa Monica – The Naturalist leads kids on a 90 minute walk. Participants learn some of the skills and ways of the “Native People” that lived here long ago. Trail safety and “leave no trace ethics” are also discussed. Appropriate for children ages 7 and up.
Sun Sept 11th
Miracle Mile –The Craft and Folk Art Museum is holding a craftlab workshop this Sunday: Printing with Bubbles: use dyed bubbles to create unique and fun patterns on paper.
Pasadena – Kidspace Children’s Museum wants you to work on your best “arrr” for this Talk Like a Pirate Day celebration, with treasure map making, a cork boat-making workshop and a pirate band performance.
Pasadena & Santa Monica – Green Brooms Music Academy is offering a special day of $10 private music lessons at both its Santa Monica and South Pasadena locations. Children and adults at all experience levels are welcome. Lessons available include voice, drums, guitar, bass, ukulele, violin, viola, cello, banjo, flute, trombone, songwriting and music theory.
September 11th Memorial Events
It is a day that will live in our memories forever. September 11th, 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of the horrible 9-11 attacks in New York, Washington DC and Pennsylvania. This day is a dark spot on our country’s history, but also serves as a reminder that we are strong and by working together…we will overcome and prosper.
Hollywood – LAFDHS MUSEUM 9-11 MEMORIAL CEREMONY
Sherman Oaks– Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Station 88 will be holding a service on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM as we Never Forget 15 years later at Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Station 88 9/11 Memorial Fountain. Several elected officials, firefighters four at 9:11 and the famous RiverOaks chorus performance. There is no charge to attend all are welcome.
Memorial sites in SoCal:
- Hermosa Beach 9/11 Memorial,Hermosa Beach, California 
- Manhattan Beach 9/11Memorial,Manhattan Beach, California
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