For some this coming weekend means Superbowl Sunday, but being a couch potato is not an option with busy kids tramping around the house. If you’re gung-ho to watch the Steelers and Packers duke it out, tire the kids out by hitting the half marathon at the Rose Bowl or head to Redondo Beach for the Baby Buggy 10K. Or give those imaginations a workout by check out American Indian Culture Day at the Autry Museum or introduce your tykes to music outside of Yo Gabba Gabba at the LA Opera. We’ve got plenty more fun things to add to your to-do list this weekend, so get up and go.
If you’re looking to get summer camp lined up, take note that this weekend Tips on Trips and Camps is hosting a free event at Marymont High School in Pacific Palisades (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Eagle Rock, Downtown)
Who Wants to Be an Opera Singer Who says you need to be all old and wrinkled to love opera? Introduce your kids to the finer things with this cool, interactive experience at the LA Opera. Sat., Workshop 10 a.m., Performance 11 a.m., Downtown Los Angeles, $15. Event Details.
American Indian Culture Day: Plains Bowling Go back to the Old West and learn the games the American Indians played. Kids get the chance to discover what life was like through story telling, game play and even some arts and craft time. Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Los Angeles, Free with Museum admission, $4-$10, Children under 3 free. Event Details.
Westside (Beverly Hills, Westwood, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Cheviot Hills, Culver City, West L.A.)
Family Story time with Maira Kalman Known for her vividly illustrated children’s books, join author Maira Kalman as she reads her stories. Tuck in for tales that include What Pete Ate from A to Z, Max Makes a Million and Next Stop Grand Central. Sat. and Sun., 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Los Angeles, Free. Event Details.
Disco Night with DJ Disco Joe Kids can boogie down and get funky while DJ Disco Joe spins the tunes. Parents can sit back and enjoy dinner while the kiddos get sweaty. Fri., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Brentwood, free with $9 admission. Event Details.
Santa Monica (Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Mar Vista, Malibu)
Free Hockey Youth Clinic with LA Kings Kids 5-13 can hit the ice and learn a few tips on handling the puck like a pro. This is the last Sunday for the free clinic. Sun., 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Santa Monica, Free. Event Details.
Pinkalicious Premiering this weekend, this silly musical is based on the book about a little girl who eats so many pink cupcakes that she turns, you guess it, pink! Perfect for that sweet little princess in your family. Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m., Santa Monica, $8 Adults, $6 Under 12. Event Details.
Valley (Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena)
Cavalia A blend of visual effects, dance, acrobatics and live music takes this horse show to another level. A fantastic experience for equine-loving families. Sat., 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m. Event Details.
Rose Bowl Half Marathon and Kids 1K Plan on spending your Superbowl Sunday knocking back wings? Well, make a new plan to get the kids and you out on the race track. The Rose Bowl hosts a half marathon and kiddie 1K to start off this gluttonous day on the right foot. Sun., 8 a.m., Pasadena, $10. Event Details.
Beach Cities (Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach)
Redondo Beach 10K/5K Instead of sitting on the couch and watching the Superbowl, burn off some steam with a run. Runners can hit the pavement for the 10K, 5K or load up the little ones for the 10K Baby Buggy jog. Sun., Registration 6 a.m., Baby Buggy, 8:15 a.m., $30, Redondo Beach. Event Details.
Shark Lagoon Nights Put those Jaws fears to rest once and for all by getting up close with the toothy sea dwellers. Touch bamboo sharks and sting rays while admiring sand tigers and white tips. This free night, complete with snacks, occurs almost every Friday through May. Fri. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Long Beach, Free. Event Details.