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Thursday, August 25

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Twinkle Time Shines at the Grove

when: Aug 25 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles

cost: Free

ages: 2-5

Journey to a world lost in time, buried in ice, and ruled by giants. In this exciting 20-minute, 3D adventure, discover an icy world on the brink of extinction, where humans share the frozen tundra with majestic beasts and encounter some of the Earth’s most awe-inspiring mammals—from saber-toothed cats and dire wolves to giant sloths and iconic mammoths that lived 5,000 years before modern civilization. Tickets are available now at tarpits.org/titans.

Titans of the Ice Age 3D Film

when: Aug 25 - Jun 20 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Miracle Mile, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $8-$16

ages: All Ages

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Happy Birthday, National Park Service!

when: Aug 25 at 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: National Parks, Everywhere, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Music in the Park with Concerts on Canon

when: every Thursday at 6 p.m. & 7:10 p.m.

where: Beverly Cañon Gardens, 241 N. Cañon Dr., Beverly Hills, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

What does it mean for you child to be ready for school? Join us to learn what skills children need to be ready & willing to learn! You will also learn how to make the most of your child’s early learning moments through Purposeful Play© !

Developing School Readiness

when: Aug 25 at 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

where: Wondertree Kids, 710 S. Allied Way, El Segundo, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 0-3

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Kelp Forest Dive Show

when: daily at 11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

where: Exposition Park, California Science Center, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Tinkergarten classes help kids develop and grow through outdoor play-based learning activities. It’s based on the belief that independent exploration, well-designed play scenarios and just the right guidance are the keys to kids developing a host of important capabilities, including self-reliance, creativity, teamwork and problem solving. To the kids, it’s a chance to get messy, solve mysteries, move their bodies, make friends and have fun. For the grown-ups, it’s a chance to get together with like-minded parents and learn creative and effective ways to play and learn with our kids. Please join us for this free trial class to spend some time outdoors playing and learning with your little one. (Caregivers are welcome too!) Please use the provided link to RSVP so that we can have the appropriate amount of supplies.

Try Tinkergarten For Free

when: Aug 25 at 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

where: Playa Vista "Sports" Park, 13196 Bluff Creek Dr., Playa Vista, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 1 1/2-5

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Summer of Music Concerts on the Pier

when: Thurs & Sat through Sep 3

where: South Bay, Redondo Beach Pier, 100 Fishermans Wharf, Redondo Beach, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Bob Baker’s “Something To Crow About”

when: Aug 25 at 10:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.

where: Bob Baker Marionette Theatre, 1345 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $15

ages: 2 & up

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Twilight Concerts on the Pier

when: every Thursday at 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

LOS ANGELES, July 20, 2016 – LAIKA, the acclaimed animation studio and creators of the upcoming epic adventure film, Kubo and the Two Strings, which Focus Features releases in U.S. theaters on August 19, will present “From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience.” This innovative, first-ever interactive event will feature an up-close look at the artistic detail and imagination behind LAIKA’s groundbreaking ten-year filmmaking history, which also includes the Academy Award-nominated films Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012) and The Boxtrolls (2014). The special event will take place at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Globe Theatre from August 5-14 and is included in the price of admission to the theme park. “From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience,” will showcase the evolution of LAIKA’s unique blend of handcrafted stop-motion animation and visual effects magic that will come to life in four imaginatively themed rooms. The extensive display of original sets, puppets and props will immerse guests in their singular, fantastical worlds. “LAIKA’s films are an imaginative fusion of old-school movie magic and cutting-edge technological innovation,” says Travis Knight, LAIKA’s President & CEO who makes his directorial debut with Kubo and the Two Strings. “For the first time ever, we’re peeling back the curtain and inviting audiences into our worlds, to see where our dreams are born. This experience offers a rare glimpse into the remarkable creative process of the brilliant artists and mad geniuses of LAIKA. I’m thrilled that their cinematic wizardry will be beautifully on display at Universal Studios Hollywood.” Set in a fantastical Japan, Kubo and the Two Strings follows the journey of clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson), a young boy whose relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (voiced by Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (voiced by Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey) and sets out on a thrilling quest to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family and fulfill his heroic destiny. The voice cast also includes Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro, and Rooney Mara.

From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical Experience

when: Aug 25 - Aug 28 at 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Hollywood, Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Hollywood, Ca

cost: Price included in park admission

ages: All Ages

Bring the whole family to the Skirball’s Last Weekends of the Month. These fun-filled Saturdays and Sundays feature special last-weekend-only performances and activities that change every month. Take part in related art activities in the Family Art Studio, too. In conjunction with The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats, draw inspiration from Keats’s use of shadows in many of his children’s books. Use chalk and other drawing materials to make a shadowy impression of yourself and your family as part of a collaborative art project.

Sunset Concerts at the Skirball

when: every Thursday at 8 p.m.

where: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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The Tempest at the Old Zoo

when: Weds.-Sun. through Sept. 4

where: Griffith Park, Old Zoo, 4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Can’t See the Dodgers? Catch a Minor League Game!

when: Aug 25 at Various times

where: Epicenter BallPark, 8408 Rochester Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, Ca

cost: $9-$13

ages: All Ages

A re-imagining of Disney's cherished film, PETE'S DRAGON is the story of a boy named Pete (Oakes Fegley) and his best friend Elliot, who just happens to be a dragon.

Meet Pete’s Dragon at the El Capitan

when: Aug 25 - Aug 28 at Various times

where: El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $13-$26

ages: Rated PG

For Sporty Dad

Dodger vs the Giants

when: Aug 25 - Aug 25 at 7:10 p.m.

where: Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $25 and up

ages: All Ages

Friday, August 26

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Family Art Stops at The Getty

when: Aug 26 at 11:30 a.m.

where: Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 5 & up

5. See Some Art at LACMA

Friday Night Jazz at LACMA

when: Fridays through Sep. 30

where: Miracle Mile, LACMA, 5900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Discover Super (Stem) Cells

when: Daily through Sept. 5

where: California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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It’s A Party, Fiesta La Ballona

when: Aug 26 - Aug 28 at Various times

where: Veteran's Park, Culver Blvd. & Overland Ave., Culver City, Ca

cost: Free Admission

ages: All Ages

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The Tempest at the Old Zoo

when: Weds.-Sun. through Sept. 4

where: Griffith Park, Old Zoo, 4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Free Hot Dogs!

when: Aug 26 at 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Dog Haus, 4929 N. Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Bob’s Big Boy Car Night

when: Fridays

where: Bob's Big Boy, 4211 W. Riverside Dr., Burbank, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

LA’s hottest family-friendly restaurant and community clubhouse Au Fudge is transforming their creative space into an au-mazing ‘mommy & me’ spa haven for Mother’s Day! Nite spa will be offering massages, manicures, makeovers, and more for moms and their little ones throughout the day! Date: Mother’s Day | Sunday May 8th Time Slots: 9-10:30am, 11am-12:30pm, 1pm-2:30pm, 3pm-4:30pm. Tickets: $75 for Moms, $40 for Kids. Ticket includes 1.5 hours of relaxation & fun in the creative space (Dads welcome to come hangout with their kids and assist with pampering Mom!) Activities Include: Braid Bar, Mini Makeovers, Hand & Foot Massages, DIY Facials, Chair Massages, Petit Manicures, Face Painting, DIY Gifts for Moms

Au-Mazing Endless Summer at Au Fudge

when: Aug 26 at 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Au Fudge, 9010 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, Ca

cost: Free (Must RSVP)

ages: All Ages

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See a Comet Formed Before Your Eyes

when: Tues-Sun through Sept. 4

where: Griffith Park, Griffith Observatory, 2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 4 & up

LOS ANGELES, July 20, 2016 – LAIKA, the acclaimed animation studio and creators of the upcoming epic adventure film, Kubo and the Two Strings, which Focus Features releases in U.S. theaters on August 19, will present “From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience.” This innovative, first-ever interactive event will feature an up-close look at the artistic detail and imagination behind LAIKA’s groundbreaking ten-year filmmaking history, which also includes the Academy Award-nominated films Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012) and The Boxtrolls (2014). The special event will take place at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Globe Theatre from August 5-14 and is included in the price of admission to the theme park. “From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience,” will showcase the evolution of LAIKA’s unique blend of handcrafted stop-motion animation and visual effects magic that will come to life in four imaginatively themed rooms. The extensive display of original sets, puppets and props will immerse guests in their singular, fantastical worlds. “LAIKA’s films are an imaginative fusion of old-school movie magic and cutting-edge technological innovation,” says Travis Knight, LAIKA’s President & CEO who makes his directorial debut with Kubo and the Two Strings. “For the first time ever, we’re peeling back the curtain and inviting audiences into our worlds, to see where our dreams are born. This experience offers a rare glimpse into the remarkable creative process of the brilliant artists and mad geniuses of LAIKA. I’m thrilled that their cinematic wizardry will be beautifully on display at Universal Studios Hollywood.” Set in a fantastical Japan, Kubo and the Two Strings follows the journey of clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson), a young boy whose relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (voiced by Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (voiced by Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey) and sets out on a thrilling quest to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family and fulfill his heroic destiny. The voice cast also includes Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro, and Rooney Mara.

From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical Experience

when: Aug 26 - Aug 28 at 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Hollywood, Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Hollywood, Ca

cost: Price included in park admission

ages: All Ages

A re-imagining of Disney's cherished film, PETE'S DRAGON is the story of a boy named Pete (Oakes Fegley) and his best friend Elliot, who just happens to be a dragon.

Meet Pete’s Dragon at the El Capitan

when: Aug 26 - Aug 28 at Various times

where: El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $13-$26

ages: Rated PG

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The Dodgers Take on da Cubs

when: Aug 26 - Aug 28 at Various times

where: Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles

cost: $28 & up

ages: All Ages

Journey to a world lost in time, buried in ice, and ruled by giants. In this exciting 20-minute, 3D adventure, discover an icy world on the brink of extinction, where humans share the frozen tundra with majestic beasts and encounter some of the Earth’s most awe-inspiring mammals—from saber-toothed cats and dire wolves to giant sloths and iconic mammoths that lived 5,000 years before modern civilization. Tickets are available now at tarpits.org/titans.

Titans of the Ice Age 3D Film

when: Aug 26 - Jun 20 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Miracle Mile, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $8-$16

ages: All Ages

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Melody’s Summer Block Party!

when: Aug 26 - Aug 28 at 10 a.m.

where: Mid-City, American Girl, 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 8 & up

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See A Beautiful Planet in 3D IMAX

when: Daily through Sept. 5

where: Exposition Park, California Science Center, 700 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $5.25-$8.50

ages: All Ages

Join us on this day trip as we explore the Malibu Creek State Park and look for our small lizard friends! Our Curator of Herpetology, Dr. Greg Pauly and Dr. Robert Espinoza, herpetologist at CSUN, will lead us through a trek in the hills searching for our scaly neighbors. Learn the art of lizard spotting and gain the tools needed to identify and record a lizard in your own backyard so you can contribute to the Museum's RASCals Project! Online registration available and if you have any questions about the exact meet up location, please call: (213) 763-3466 . Hope to see you there!

Taking Care of Our Animal Friends: Lizards!

when: Aug 26 at 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

where: San Gabriel Valley, Kidspace, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, Ca

cost: $13

ages: 1-10

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Bring Your Tiny Dancer to Dance Downtown

when: Aug 26 at 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

where: Music Center Plaza, Grand Ave. & Hill St., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Bob Baker’s “Something To Crow About”

when: Aug 26 at 10:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.

where: Bob Baker Marionette Theatre, 1345 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $15

ages: 2 & up

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