This weekend in Los Angeles is a sweet treat thanks to a festival dedicated to donuts, a must-attend gluten-free expo and some inventive smores making their debut. Check out the rest of our picks below (not all calorie-related, we promise).

photo: Mike C. via Yelp

Los Angeles

The original “rush-hour” confection is having a renaissance, and Union Station is taking guests into the center of the movement at the 2nd annual DTLA Donut Festival at Union Station’s South Patio. The momentously mouthwatering event will showcase the donut in all its many forms: plain, glazed and filled; traditional; and new wave. Guests can stroll through the “Hole Donut Marketplace”—a dozen donut vendors from L.A.’s old school cult favorites to trendy fashion-forward pastries featuring everything from scrumptious rings, crullers and long johns to fabulous fritters. Kids 12 and under are free. Sat. Event details.

Amazon’s Treasure Truck & Baby Registry
We’re excited to announce that Amazon’s Treasure Truck is coming to Los Angeles again! Amazon’s Treasure Truck and Amazon Baby Registry invite you to First Steps, a one-of-a-kind, pop-up registry experience that allows you to get hands-on with all the must-have baby registry essentials and enjoy an array of surprise and delight moments. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Mamas Making It Summit
Fashion Mamas will host its third Mamas Making It Summit, an immersive conference that aims to inspire working women and mothers to take their careers to the next level. This day-long gathering will feature in-depth business conversations led by dynamic and diverse leaders that include designer/model Tori Praver, mega-influencer Jacey Duprie of Damsel in Dior, Erica Domesek of P.S.- I Made This, Mandana Dayani of I am a voter., Ariel Kaye of Parachute Home, actress/director Tammin Sursok, and many more inspiring speakers. Hands-on experiences include a complimentary headshots studio, a Mama Lounge offering massages by Drybar’s new wellness venture Squeeze, footwear gifting by Reef, cannabis therapy with Dosist, crowdfunding consultations with iFundWomen, eCommerce troubleshooting with Shopify, and more to be announced. Sat. Event details.

Join the first annual teen night organized and curated by Craft Contemporary’s Teen Program. Enjoy snacks, live music, and hands-on workshops designed and taught by teens for teens. Plus learn how to get involved with Craft Youth Culture. Sat. Event details.

Free public star parties are held monthly at Griffith Observatory with the assistance of volunteers from the Los Angeles Astronomical Society, the Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers, and The Planetary Society. They are a chance for the whole family to look at the sun, moon, visible planets, and other objects, to try out a variety of telescopes, and to talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment. Please be aware that the astronomers and telescope demonstrators must cut off the line for each telescope to enable all viewing to be completed by 9:45 p.m. Sat. Event details.

The annual REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival returns with exhilarating short-film programs to enchant moviegoers of all ages. The festival showcases work from around the globe including Chile, Cuba, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Slovakia and United Kingdom—to inspire the whole family. Tickets are $5. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Westside

Join Fowler Educators for an interactive storytelling experience as we look, listen, and learn in our special exhibition India’s Subterranean Stepwells with the New York Times bestselling picture book A Bucket of Blessings by Kabir Sehgal. Children of all ages are invited to follow Monkey and his friends as they search for water to help end the drought plaguing an Indian village, where they learn a little-known legend about peacocks who can make it rain by dancing. Fri. Event details.

Pasadena

BoldPas returns to Old Pasadena
The third annual BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play in Old Pasadena showcases large, colorful, interactive art in the historic alleys of Old Pasadena. The installations are family-friendly, touchable, and fun.All ages are welcome and several installation stops are perfect for kids. The event is free and all ages are welcome. Sat. Event details.

The Celiac Disease Foundation Gluten-Free EXPO is a critical and life-changing event for celiac disease patients, family members, and the public to receive credible and current information, and to discover the latest and best gluten-free food options. This family-friendly event provides the opportunity to sample and buy the newest gluten-free products before they hit stores and meet others in the gluten-free community! Sat. Event details.

Burbank

The Plush Puffs Marshmallow & S’mores Toasting Bar, the newest dessert experience in Magnolia Park Burbank, will be hosting the first annual “S’mores GONE WILD Week” to celebrate creative and indulgent s’mores ideas. Creations will include a buttery soft pretzel from the San Diego Pretzel Company served open faced with Caramel Swirl Plush Puffs Marshmallows, drizzles of salted caramel sauce, and toffee bits. Another has a waffle from Valley Village’s Steampunk Coffeebar & Kitchen oozing with almond & peanut butters, & Vanilla Bean Marshmallows. Another will feature uniquely flavored jams from Los Angeles’ Laura Ann’s Jams. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

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