Thanks to our enviable weather (things are just getting warmed up!) we can still chill outdoors most of the month. On our radars? The much-anticipated grand opening of LA’s newest playground North Beach in Santa Monica and the music and art block party in Westchester that will keep those bodies moving and grooving all weekend long. Check out the rest of our picks below, including the can’t miss interactive pup-centric art event happening at Figat7th.

photo: WAM via Facebook

Westside

SnackNation Better Every Day 5k
SnackNation is hosting their inaugural Wellness Festival in Downtown Culver City. The 5k race will take runners through the streets of Culver and concludes at Media Park for an afternoon of celebrating with snacks provided by their partners, food trucks, live DJ-sets, Kids Corner with Yoga, Recovery Village with IV vitamin therapy plus massage station, and so much more! Sun. Event details.

North Beach Playground Opening
Enjoy the newest universally accessible playground in Santa Monica, built for kids of all abilities. This playground accommodates children regardless of their social, emotional or physical capabilities, fostering fun and compassion for all and includes separate play areas for children 2–5 years old and another for children 5-8 years old. Be there when this playground opens and enjoy this addition to a great family day at the beach. Sat. Event details.

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Renowned Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson
Third Generation Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson will be at Monica + Andy on to create hand cut silhouettes. Each one is cut freehand and takes just minutes. All ages are welcome, even the squirmy ones. Karl’s work has been featured in over 30 magazines including The O List in Oprah Magazine, People, and Elle Decor. He also has a large celebrity following and has created silhouettes for Reese Witherspoon, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez, Secretary of State John Kerry, Tom Cruise and many more. His artwork is also currently carried by Restoration Hardware Baby & Child and specialty children’s boutiques. Sat. Event details.

Westchester Arts & Music Block Party
Join the Westchester community for a day filled with art, music, food and fun! The Emerson Ave. Community Garden Club is hosting the third annual Westchester Arts & Music (WAM) Block Party — a free, day-long celebration filled with live music and dance, art, food and socializing. Emerson Ave. between 80th Street and 80th Place will be closed and the garden will be open for tours, art activities for all ages, and a diverse mix of music and dance performances, vendors and food trucks! Sat. Event details.

Los Angeles

Join musicians and cowboy poets as they perform stories and songs of the romantic Old West, contemporary music of the American West, and songs of the open range and the American cowboy. (And don’t forget to poke through the Autry first, starring in your own western, working in a Chinese restaurant and panning for gold.) Sun. Event details.

Science & Tech Meets Mobile
Over three days, YoMo Los Angeles will welcome 9,000 school children from across Los Angeles to one huge showcase of science and technology. With live theater shows, interactive workshops, and dozens of hands-on activities, there will be something to engage every young person. YoMo is designed to bring classroom learning to life – by showing the exciting and rewarding career opportunities that are available in the mobile and STEAM ecosystem. Fri. Event details.

Outdoor Movie: A League Of Their Own
LA’s Premier Outdoor Movie, Food Truck & Live Music Event Series, with the largest inflatable movie screen on the west coast & 100% dog-friendly will be playing A League Of Their Own (rated PG) at the North Hollywood Recreation Center. Sat. Event details.

dOGUMENTA
Located at downtown Los Angeles’ premier shopping and dining center, FIGat7th, this exhibit features artwork from LA-area artists including, but not limited to, Meena Khalili, Janne Larsen and Joshua Levine. dOGUMENTA is free and open to the PUP-lic and will feature artists’ take on the concerns, interests, and worldviews of canines. While dOGUMENTA is not by or about dogs, it is for them to do whatever it is they like!  Whether they sniff, pee, or even eat the interactive multimedia works, dOGUMENTA is designed to be comFURtable for our favorite pups to be pups! Onsite mobile dog adoption service will be offered both Sun. of the exhibit. Sun. Event details.

Glendale

Glendale Tech Week gets powered up by Wana at the Central Library and the young entrepreneurs of Los Angeles are the stars.​ See toddlers through teens show off their tech prowess and business savvy. Sample their products, hear their pitch, and “invest” in your favorites. Everyone goes home a winner, and someone goes home The Winner. Bring the whole family for kids-in-tech fun throughout the Library, including STEAM games in the Children’s Room, MakerSpace workshops, robot demos from Rolling Robots, and Collab&Play’s Tiny Tots corner. Sun. Event details.

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—Andie Huber

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