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1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.,Topanga,Ca

Taming of the Shrew

when: Aug 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm

where: Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, Ca

cost: $10-$35

ages: 6+

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Is Kate a Shrew? Or is she a woman who speaks her mind? Is Petruchio a macho tough guy? Or is he someone who is strong enough in heart to see a great thing when it is in front of him.  Watch them fight, woo, and love with a glorious happy ending. There’s no more perfect setting than the leafy bower of Theatricum’s outdoor stage to experience Shakespeare.

Even kids that you might think are too young for a full Shakespeare production get a kick out of the teasing Kate and Petruchio – and surprisingly they really get some of the silly exchanges (“If I be waspish, best beware my sting”)!

Kids 6 and under are free.

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Friday, April 25

bob's big boy

Bob’s Big Boy Car Night

when: every Friday at 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Bob's Big Boy, 4211 W. Riverside Dr., Burbank, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

It’s time for a blast from the past at Bob’s Big Boy in Burbank. Pull… read more

See a Comet Formed Before Your Eyes

when: Apr 25 at Various times

where: Griffith Park, Griffith Observatory, 2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 4 and up

the scoop:

Every year the Griffith Observatory breaks out this special program for school holidays, and now… read more
madrona marsh

Stories, Science and Crafts at the Marsh

when: every Friday at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: South Bay, Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 3-6

the scoop:

This ‘Friday of Fun’ at Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center includes story time, science,… read more
Register Here: Schools all over the nation are trying to find out how to teach their Tweens and Teens how to be safe and smart on social media. Join us at this unique event as we learn from over 15 speakers in one day that share practical knowledge you can use with the kids in your organization. In addition to learning from the smartest minds in online safety, you will get the chance to network with educators, parents and safety professionals that are passionate about online safety. Your Tweens & Teens want to be on social media, so let’s use this session to examine over a dozen great examples of positive posts. Event Details Where: Santa Monica College (Bundy Campus), 3171 S Bundy Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90066 What: Practical knowledge that will help you keep kids safe and smart on social media. When: Friday, April 25th, 2014 - Checkin: 9:30am to 10:00am at Santa Monica College Bundy Location. - Keynote address starts promptly at 10:00am (Please don’t be late) - Lunch at 12:30pm - Last panel ends at 4:00pm Who: This event is limited to 120 parents, professionals, PTA members, teachers, principals, IT professionals, student counselors and anyone else that wants to learn social media safety tips and tactics from experts that work with kids. Why: In one full day each attendee will learn almost a dozen formulas they can start using with their Teens/Tweens (or in their school/organization) to keep kids safe online. Panel Topics & Agenda: 1) Brief Overview of the 10 Hottest Apps (10am) In less than 30 minutes, learn about the latest apps from a trusted industry expert. Discover how each app works and what you need to know for your Teens & Tweens. We’ll outline Snapchat, Instagram,, Vine, Twitter, Whisper and more. 2) Identity-Theft, Fraud, Cyber Security & How To Set Strong Online Passwords (10:30am) Learn the counter-intuitive tips you can use to keep your kids safe from predators and identity theft. Learn the basics for secure passwords on every device. Also, we’ll be discussing the benefits of 2-step authentication. 3) How to Keep Kids From Spending too much 'Screen Time' on Mobile, Social & TV (11:30am) Experts say to limit kids to 1-2 hours of screen time each day. Our panel will offer tips and suggestions to make sure your kids aren’t overusing their devices. Lunch & Networking (12:30) Enjoy a lunch from Chipotle and network with other educators and parents that are keeping kids safe. 4) Tips to Combat Cyber Bullying & Peer Pressure (1:15pm) Educators and professionals will offer suggestions of how to identify the early signs and stop it early. Also, we’ll share positive and negative case studies from schools you can learn from. 5) Managing & Monitoring your Kids Online Reputation & Promoting Online Privacy (2:15pm) Learn what tools you need to use to identify any online reputation issues that your kids might have. Do you comment and like each of their posts? We’ll tell you why that might not be such a good idea. 6) Ten Positive Ways to Post on Social Media to Impress Colleges & Employers (3:15pm) Your Tweens & Teens want to be on social media, so let’s use this session to examine over a dozen great examples of positive posts. Register Here:

Keep Kids Safe and Smart on Social Media

when: Apr 25 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: West LA, Santa Monica College- Bundy Campus, 3171 S Bundy Dr., Los Angeles, CA

cost: $59-$199

ages: Parents

the scoop:

It’s a hard issue our parents never had to deal with – keeping your kids… read more
bob baker

Bob Baker’s “Fun with Strings”

when: Apr 25 at 10:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.

where: Bob Baker Marionette Theatre, 1345 W. 1st Street, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $15

ages: 2 and up

the scoop:

Bob Baker’s marionettes take kids to “the place where imagination dwells.” Jack Frost, The Snow… read more

“Cats” the Musical

when: Apr 25 at Various times

where: La Mirada Center for Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada, Ca

cost: $20-$70

ages: 4 and up

the scoop:

The naming of cats is a difficult matter, it isn’t just one of your holiday… read more

Friday Night Jazz at LACMA

when: every Friday at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Miracle Mile, LACMA, 5900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Don’t forget blankets, sweaters, chairs and a picnic to while you lounge on the grass… read more

“Bears” Roars into the El Capitan

when: Apr 18, 2014 - May 14 at Various times

where: El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Ca

cost: $10-$22

ages: 4 and up

the scoop:

Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear… read more
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Awkward Family Photos Museum Exhibit

when: Apr 25 at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Westside, California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., Santa Monica, Ca

cost: Kids free; $8 adults

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

And you thought your Christmas Picture was bad!  The whole family will crack up at… read more

Natural History Museum’s Butterfly Pavilion

when: Apr 13, 2014 - Sep 1 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $8-$17

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Get up close to beautiful butterflies in the Butterfly Pavilion, then observe a few in… read more

Freeze Dance and Sing-Along Friday

when: every Friday at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: Zimmer Museum, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Mid City, Ca

cost: $5-$8

ages: 2-6

the scoop:

Fridays at the Zimmer are fun, indeed! At 11 a.m. in the Mann Theater, a… read more

See the “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” in 3D IMAX

when: every Friday at Various times

where: Exposition Park, California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $4.25-$7

ages: 3 and up

the scoop:

“Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” is now showing at the California Science Center in 3D IMAX,… read more
star eco

Meet Rescued Wild Animals at the STAR Eco Station Tour

when: every Friday at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: STAR Eco Station, 10101 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, Ca

cost: $6-$8

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Meet parrots and pythons and piranhas – oh my! You can take kids from babies… read more

Shark Lagoon Night

when: Apr 25 at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

where: Long Beach, Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators at the Aquarium of the Pacific for… read more

New Camp Angeles – A NHM Overnight Adventure

when: Apr 25 at 6:30 p.m. to 9 a.m.

where: Exposition Park, Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $60

ages: 5 and up

the scoop:

It’s all about LA.  The newest overnight addition will take you through the past and… read more

Free Friday at the Pacific Asia Museum

when: Apr 25 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Pacific Asia Musuem, 46 North Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Here’s a museum you may not have been to – and a few reasons you… read more
Kids Weekend Events 4

Tarzan Swings Onto Stage

when: Apr 25 at 1 p.m. or 7 p.m.

where: El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, Ca

cost: $30-$34.99

ages: 5 and up

the scoop:

This show about the wild man of the jungle, raised by gorillas, is based on… read more

Visit “A Snowy Day”

when: Apr 25 at 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

where: West LA, Skirball Cultural Center, Sep, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $5-$10

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

While we had a winter with no snow (no rain, no clouds, no winter), we… read more
American Girl

Mom and Me Day at American Girl

when: Apr 25 at 5:30 p.m.

where: Mid-City, American Girl Place, 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $45/per person

ages: 8 and up

the scoop:

Usually the trip to American Girl Place is special for kids, but this one will… read more

Explore the Wonders of the Space Station

when: every Friday at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Exposition Park, California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Destination Station explores life aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the largest space station ever… read more

Dodgers Friday Night Fireworks

when: Apr 25 at 7:10 p.m.

where: Elysian Park, Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $18-$225

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

There will be fireworks on the field and in the sky tonight, as the Dodgers… read more

Step Back in Time with the Renaissance Pleasure Faire

when: Apr 26 at 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

where: Renaissance Pleasure Faire, 15501 E. Arrow Highway, Irwindale, Ca

cost: $13-$26

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

It’s time for the days of old, when knights (and their ladies) were bold –… read more

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