Los Angeles is going global this weekend. Check out Fowler Families: World Travelers where you can decorate passports and learn about art from all ends of the earth. Eat and drink your Italian heart out while checking out the exhibit: Titian & Tapestries at the Norton Simon Museum. And don’t miss the Harlem Globetrotters for some “Around the World” basketball fun. If staying earthbound is too tame, you can also journey to the “other side” with some paranormal experts aboard the Queen Mary. Check out the rest of our weekend picks below.

photo: Fowler Museum via Facebook

Los Angeles

Grounds & Hounds Puppy Pop-Up Cafe
Grounds & Hounds, the 100% organic and Fair Trade-certified coffee company that donates 20% of all profits to local animal rescue organizations, is joining forces with Jonathan Adler Los Angeles to host a Puppy Pop-Up Café celebrating all things caffeinated & cuddly. Swing by Jonathan Adler on Melrose with or without your loyal furry companion (we prefer WITH!) to power up with Grounds & Hounds founder, Jordan Karcher, at the Grounds & Hounds complimentary coffee bar featuring the brand’s favorite blends. Susie Cakes will be supplying sweet treats for you and your pup. Sat. Event details.

Kids Build
We’re mapping and planning, scribbling and prototyping, creating new ideas for February’s Project X29. You can bet you’re sanding belt that we’ll be using our sweet new bench-top drill press for this turbocharged workshop. Sun. Event details.

Join Smorgasburg LA as they launch into 2019 after their month-long holiday hiatus. Each Sunday, find dozens of exciting food vendors plus sophisticated shopping from the realms of design, craft, style, vintage, wellness, and more. Cultural events, pop-ups, and other surprises transform the vast site into a new node in Downtown LA’s burgeoning scene, and a unique destination for the region. Sun. Event details.

Westside

The benefits of reading to shelter dogs have long been praised by educational programs and rescue organizations alike. Wags Kids! is proud to announce the launch our very own reading program, Paws and Pajamas, hosted bi-monthly at our adoption center. Children ages 6-12 with a guardian. Sat. Event details.

Enjoy an activity that will surely be fun and informative as children learn how to create a Ferris wheel. Each workshop is designed to be engaging and educational for elementary age (5 – 11 years) children. RSVP is requested, but registration is also available at the door. Sat. Event details.

Decorate your very own passport before taking an imaginative journey across the globe! Explore and learn about artworks from countries around the world with Fowler Educators while gathering stamps for your passport at each stop. Related Exhibitions: Intersections: World Arts/Local Lives Some of the finest objects from the Fowler’s extensive holdings of art from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Indigenous Americas are featured in this long-term exhibition that celebrates the richness of world arts and considers the roles they play in peoples’ lives. Sun. Event details.

Pasadena

A Night in Focus: Titian & Tapestries
A lively evening program focused on the loan of Titian’s Lady in White and the exhibition Once Upon a Tapestry: Woven Tales of Helen and Dido. Throughout the evening, enjoy live music in the galleries, a weaving demonstration by tapestry weaver Yadin Larochette, art-making activities for visitors of all ages, Italian-themed food and wine for sale in the café and more. Free with Museum admission. Sat. Event details.

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Long Beach

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for the annual African American Festival, celebrating the rich diversity of African American and African cultures. The weekend will feature live entertainment, arts and crafts, ethnic food, and more. Festival performers include Mardi Gras second line dancers, hip hop and break dancers, tap dancers, jazz musicians, interactive drum circles, West African dancers and storytellers. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

The Queen Mary has invited the finest paranormal investigators in the world to come aboard, hosting a recurring intimate investigation of the Revenant Room Theatre and the historic Rope Locker in A Voyage to the Other Side. Each month, paranormal thrill seekers will be treated to one of Aiden Sinclair’s 45-minute theatrical séance performances, a one-of-a-kind lecture, paranormal investigator & meet and greet with a special guest. Sat. Event details.

Worth the Drive

Apricot Lane Farms in Moorpark, CA, will be opening our doors for a unique look at their certified biodynamic and organic farm. This specially designed experience is a 2-hour moderately strenuous walking tour of the farm, followed by an opportunity to shop on our on-site farm stand. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their “All-New Fan-Powered World Tour” to Anaheim for a great family adventure of wholesome fun that makes for special memories. As America’s icons of sports entertainment, they have broken down barriers and dazzled and dunked their way into the hearts of more than 142 million fans, performing in 123 countries and territories on six continents over the past nine decades. Their one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment with incredible ball handling, hilarious comedy and loads of fan interaction. Sun. Event details.

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—Andie Huber

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