Think outside the box this weekend (literally) with 17 creative new uses for all that cardboard packaging, a pop-up drive-in featuring Inside Out, virtual story time with one of our favorite actresses and more. Read on for the details on these events, plus more of our picks for the best things to do this weekend—both at home and safely beyond it.

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Enjoy Story Time with Gabrielle Union
Tune into Vroman’s Live on Saturday for a special story time with Gabrielle Union as she shares her new book Welcome to the Party. Inspired by the birth of Union’s daughter, the book is a fun and upbeat love letter from parents to little ones. All the details.

Rock Out with The BeatBuds
The BeatBuds offer rockin’ songs, playful movement activities, arts and crafts projects, stories, puppet shows and more with their Friday concert (they also perform live on Mondays and Wednesdays). Grab your musical instruments and get ready to rock. All the details.

Get Creative with Cardboard
Upcycle all those cardboard boxes (thanks to oh-so many deliveries) with DIY creations kids will love. From a rocket ship to maze game, there’s something for everyone. All the details.

Take a Swing at Golf
Get outdoors with your pint-sized putters and discover some awesome golf camps and instructors around town that are open for business, with safety measures firmly established. All the details.

See Wizard of Oz at The Roadium
The Roadium in Torrance is reviving its classic 1950s drive-in for a one-of-a-kind movie-going experience this summer. Every Friday and Saturday night, guests can enjoy a great film in this throwback retro setting, along with hot food, movie concessions, and more! All the details.

See Inside Out at The Rose Bowl
From July 2 through 26, visit The Rose Bowl on Friday, Saturday or Sunday for a classic drive-in experience, hosted by Tribeca Films. Movies will be shown at various times throughout the 4th of July weekend, including E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The NeverEnding Story and The Wizard of Oz. On Sat., July 11, Pixar’s Inside Out will be on the big screen. All the details.

Pick Your Own Berries
Head to Underwood Family Farms or one of the other two nearby farms now open for socially distanced pick-your-own fun. While rides and other activities are closed, you can still grab a wagon and load up on all the fresh fruits and veggies. All the details.

Go on a Zoofari Tour
Feed a giraffe or porcupine or touch an armadillo at the Wildlife Learning Center, now open for private tours of up to eight quarantining-together family members. All the details.

Ride On!
From the beach to Burbank, discover all the car-free bike paths now open in LA for a socially distanced ride. Finally kids can feel the wind in their hair, practice their pedaling and enjoy a change of scenery.  All the details.

–Shannan Rouss