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Saturday, February 28

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Play Pac Man & Frogger – For Free!

when: every Saturday at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Royce's Arcade, 21819 Plummer St., Chatsworth

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Join Dr. Annie Reiner for a reading in celebration of her new children’s books, Penelope’s Pearls and I Am Lilly. The books are illustrated with unique paper cut-out illustrations, and kids will have the opportunity to make cut-out pictures of their own following the reading.

Storytime, Book Signing & Craft with Annie Reiner

when: Feb 28 at 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

where: West LA, Children's Book World, 10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd. , Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 3-7

Kids Weekend Events 10

Hear the Whole “White Album” Live!

when: Feb 28 at 8 p.m.

where: Alex Theatre, 216 North Brand Blvd., Glendale, Ca

cost: $25-$100

ages: 5 & up

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See the Stars in the Sky at this Public Party

when: Feb 28 at 2 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

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

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Kids Weekend Events 1

Storytime, Book Signing & Craft with Annie Reiner

when: Feb 28 at 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

where: Westside, Children's Book World, 10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: free

ages: 3 to 7

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A Camellia and Tea Festival

when: Feb 28 - Mar 1 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada, Ca

cost: $4-$9

ages: All Ages

Learn and create as a family at Last Weekends of the Month, special last-weekend-only activities that change every month. For a full day of art making and exploration, stop by the Family Art Studio and Dig It!, too. This weekend, join local artisan group SewCranky in creating fabric wallets and water bottle bags using antique hand-crank sewing machines. The whole family will enjoy learning about this traditional craft, practiced by many Jewish garment makers in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. $10 General | $7 Seniors, Full-Time Students, and Children over 12 | $5 Children 2–12 | FREE to Skirball Members and Children under 2 Drop by anytime during Museum hours; last entry at 4:30 p.m. Ticket includes Museum admission | No reservations All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult

Skirball’s Last Weekends

when: Feb 28 - Mar 1 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: West LA, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $5-$10

ages: All Ages

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Carnevale Comes to Long Beach

when: Feb 28 at 11 a.m.

where: Long Beach, In Front of the Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

In celebration of Heal the Bay’s 30 years of work for a healthy ocean, Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is holding a Family Birthday Bash from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28th that includes free admission to an action-packed afternoon of guest appearances and activities, sponsored by Wells Fargo. Along with the amazing marine life always on exhibit at the marine science center, the Aquarium will unveil "Catch of the Day," a new exhibit of some of the most diminutive of local species – and provide cameras and microscopes to examine these tiny creatures. Representing the terrestrial species of the region, a barn owl, kestrel, skunk and opossum will also join the party, courtesy the Nature of Wildworks Wildlife Center of Topanga. The Los Angeles Public Library’s Store on Wheels will be parked just outside. For the remainder of 2015, Well Fargo’s generous birthday present to Heal the Bay will allow Aquarium visitors free admission the first Wednesday of the month, beginning March 4th.

Heal the Bay’s Family Birthday Bash

when: Feb 28 at 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Westside, Heal the Bay's Santa Monica PIer Aquarium, 1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Be a Wildlife Biologist!

when: Feb 28 at 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

where: Valley, Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Rd., Agoura Hills, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 4-12

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Saturday Morning Rock and Sing with Luis

when: Feb 28 at 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

where: Westside, Books & Cookies, 2309 Main St., Santa Monica, Ca

cost: $10, Siblings $5

ages: 2-8

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My, What A Great Show You Have (Little Red)

when: every Saturday at 1 p.m.

where: Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Los Angeles

cost: $10-$12

ages: 3-9

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Lowe’s Build and Grow: Monster Trucks

when: Feb 28 at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

where: Lowe's Stores, Multiple Locations, Los Angeles

cost: Free

ages: 3-8

Local Flavor Kids Activities

This “Cinderella” is Beautiful Inside and Out

when: Feb 28 at 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

where: West LA, LA Little Theater, 12420 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $10

ages: 3 & up

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A Wild Musical Trip Through Wonderland

when: Feb 28 - Feb 28 at 8 p.m.

where: Downtown, Walt Disney Concert Hall, 135 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $20 & up

ages: 6 & up

The Japanese American National Museum and Sanrio present Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, the world’s first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective. Organized as part of the global icon’s 40th-anniversary celebrations, the exhibition examines the colorful history of Hello Kitty and her influence on popular culture. Tickets on sale September 29, 2014. www.janm.org/hellokitty

Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty

when: every Saturday at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Downtown, Japanese American National Museum, 100 North Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA

cost: $10-$20, free for ages 5 and under

ages: All Ages

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Bob Baker’s “Something To Crow About”

when: Feb 28 at 10:30 a.m.

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

cost: $15

ages: 2 & up

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What Lives In a Tidepool?

when: Feb 28

where: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Take An Adventure, With LEGO

when: every Saturday at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, Ca

cost: $12.95-$16.95

ages: 3 & up

Join us for a "Frozen" Friday Crafts Party at TLB! Kids will listen to music from the movie as they create mini personalized Olaf snowmen, snowflake art, and more! *Healthy, vegan snacks provided. *Dress is "Frozen"-inspired attire to get in the spirit! RSVP: Call 212-744-0404, email tlb@tlbmusic.com, or online at http://tlbmusic.com/workshops-events/.

Get Crafty at Michaels

when: Saturdays

where: Michaels, Multiple Locations, Los Angeles

cost: $2

ages: 3 & up

Come dressed as your favorite superhero (or make one up!), craft your own mask, and dance to the DJ"s beats while raising money for Treehouse - giving foster kids a childhood and a future. Full menu available and bar open for parents 21+ Please bring donations of warm coats, hats/gloves and socks in good condition to help foster kids stay warm this winter!

Calling Comic Book Fans!

when: Feb 28 - Mar 1 at 10 a.m.

where: Long Beach, Long Beach Convention Center, 200 S Pine Ave., Long Beach, Ca

cost: $20 & up for adults, kids under 11 free

ages: All Ages

Let It Snow

Meet “Annabelle and the Snow Queen”

when: Weekends through Mar 29

where: Santa Monica Playhouse , 1211 Fourth Street , Santa Monica, Ca

cost: $12.50-$15

ages: 2 & up

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The Happiest Baby & Toddler on the Block

when: Feb 28 at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Canoga Park, Canoga Park Community Center, 7248 Owensmouth Ave., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $20

ages: Parents of kids 0-3

This upcoming St. David’s Day marks the second annual Welsh festival in Los Angeles, where participants from Wales, Welsh descendants and Welsh ex-pats will all converge on the Cinefamily Silent Movie Theater in Hollywood, California on March 1st for the 2014 Los Angeles St. David’s Day Festival-Grand Concert. The festival promises to be a smashing hit with headliner Meinir Gwilym (Llangristiolus, Anglesey) making her North American debut. Gwilym is an acclaimed artist with titles including ‘Composer of the Year’ and ‘Best Female Artist’ (BBC Radio Cymru Rock and Pop Awards). Additionally, Gwilym has been sponsored by Yamaha and in 2005 had an hour documentary about her life on the S4C. Also included in the Concert, there will also be a British composer set by accomplished harpsichordist Christopher D. Lewis from Rhiwbina, while the angelic harmonies of the Welsh Choir of Southern California will rejoice in Welsh tradition, and beginning will be the beautiful harp music of Aedan MacDonnell. Included in the festivities will be a Welsh language workshop by Jason Shepherd of Swansea, Welsh food, gifts, book release encompassing artists from Wales and the US, and kids crafts.

Saint David’s Day Festival

when: Feb 28 at 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

where: Downtown, The Pico Union Project, 1153 Valencia St., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $5-$10, kids under 5 free

ages: All Ages

A Mini Musical for Ages 3 and Up Come see Alice in Wonderland like never before in a 360 degree, immersive in the round setting!Join Alice as she follows the White Rabbit down a rabbit hole and into Wonderland where she meets the Chesire Cat, Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts and other zany characters. Sing and dance along to modern day songs with this audience interactive musical as she finds her way back home through a journey of self discovery! This is a Creating Arts Company Mini Musical, which is a one hour interactive-cinematic-theatrical-musical experience that is fun for the entire family and will entertain adults as well as children ages 3 and up!

Alice in Wonderland, In the Round

when: Weekends through March 8

where: Creating Arts Studios, 3110 Pennsylvania Ave., Santa Monica, Ca

cost: $15

ages: 3 & up

Kids Weekend Events 4

See the Little Mermaid Dance (It’s A Ballet)

when: Feb 28 - Mar 1 at Various times

where: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S Mission Dr., San Gabriel, Ca

cost: $24-$30

ages: 4 & up

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Disney’s “Camp Rock”

when: Feb 28 at Various times

where: Norris Center for the Performing Arts, 27570 Norris Center Dr., Rolling Hills Estate, Ca

cost: $10-$22

ages: 5 & up

Roald Dahl’s much-loved story follows the vain attempts of three farmers, Boggis, Bunce and Bean, one large, one short, one lean, to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms. They try to get rid of him by any means possible. This fun adaptation will have adults and children cheering for the good guys and booing for the villains! This is a Creating Arts Company Pint Size Play, which is a one hour interactive-cinematic-theatrical-musical experience that is fun for the entire family and will entertain adults as well as children ages 3 and up! Feb. 21st – Mar. 22nd, 2015 Saturdays and Sundays | 1:00 – 2:00PM

So Fantastic, Mr. Fox

when: Feb 28 at 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

where: Santa Monica, Creating Arts Company, 3110 Pennsylvania Ave., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $15

ages: 3 & up

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Family Fun That’s Totally Turtles

when: Feb 28 at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

where: Long Beach, Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, Ca

cost: $40.00 per adult/child pair

ages: 4-6

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A Poetry Circus

when: Feb 28 at 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

where: Griffith Park, Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round, 4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Sled down the slope, play in the snow, carnival games, bouncy house, crafts, face painting, food and more. Silent auction, bid on goods & services.

Let it Snow! Snow Carnival School Fundraiser

when: Feb 28 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: Oak Park Neighborhood School, 1010 Kanan Rd., Oak Park, Ca

cost: $3-$5

ages: All Ages

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Saturday Science: The Science of Food

when: Feb 28 at noon & 3 p.m.

where: Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way, Downey, Ca

cost: $5

ages: 7 & up