It’s the dog days of summer: aime for lazy beach days, chill BBQ nights, and a whole lot of fun in between! We’re talking paddling in the LA River, a Dragonfest of epic proportions, talking cats on stage, singing lions at the Greek, a historical one-day camp, fishing, music, surfing, Shakespeare, and some dandy Andy Warhol art. Scroll down to see what’s on our radar this wonderful weekend.
photo: Jazzy Ash
Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band Rocks the Park
We think this is one the best kid and parent pleaseing bands in Los Angeles, so you’ll definitely want to catch a free concert by this the husband-and-wife duo who serve up catchy pop and cleverly crafted lyrics. Sun. Event details.
Two Gentlemen at the Old Zoo
This August you can see Two Gentlemen of Verona, the second production of the season from the Independent Shakespeare Company. After being blown away by their July production of Measure for Measure, we’re sure this show is a must-see for all Shakespeare lovers. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
San Gabriel Valley
Puss in Boots on Stage
Lucky for Charlie, his tap-dancing cat Puss in Boots is here to help win the hand of the princess. With big band music, a dastardly prince and a shape-shifting ogre, this story is sure to delight your whole litter. Sat. Event details.
Catch Adrinkra or MôForró
The Skirball’s Family Amphitheater Performances summer weekend series hosts West African–Ghanaian fusion band Adrinkra on Saturday, and on Sunday MôForró plays the rootsy, pé de serra–style of forró from Northeast Brazil. Sat. & Sun. Event details.
San Fernando Valley
The Martial Arts History Museum (a fabulous hidden spot!) is filled with a host of martial arts movie stars, Kung Fu pioneers, book authors and manga, anime and cosplay guests. Sat. Event details.
Surf’s Up at the International Surf Festival
Even if your little ones are too small to hang ten on their own, the whole family can enjoy watching some of the best surfers across the globe as they compete in body surfing, surfing, sand soccer, volleyball, paddle board, lifeguard championships, dory racing, youth swims and even sand castle building. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
With surfing, paddling and fishing this weekend, we are wondering: what’s your favorite summer water sport?