Whether you see Mary Poppins Jr., catch an album release concert, meet the instruments or take a class with Hamilton star Andrew Chapelle, this weekend’s activity choices hit the right note. Scroll through the rest of our picks and let us know where you’re headed in the comments below!

photo: Ivonne Maria Photography

Los Angeles

#BrandlessLife Pop-Up with Purpose
Brandless, the e-commerce startup offering everyday essentials for $3, is hosting a Pop-Up with Purpose. and marks the direct-to-consumer company’s first experiential space. Located in West Hollywood, they will offer an immersion into #BrandlessLife, a new lifestyle platform centered on the brand’s belief that life is about living more and branding less. In addition to interactive and Instagrammable moments, the experience will provide daily activities to live, learn, and love with intention, led by some of the most influential thought-leaders in wellness, food, entrepreneurship and social impact. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Mary Poppins, Jr.
Join Jane and Michael Banks on a “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” adventure with their “practically perfect” nanny, Mary Poppins as she helps the Banks family in more ways than one! Don’t miss this Broadway Junior version of the classic tale, presented by Fantasia Family Music at the historic and beautiful Warner Grand Theatre. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

May the 4th at OUE Skyspace L.A.
OUE Skypace L.A.’s May the 4th event is celebrating everyone’s favorite galaxy far, far away with a star-soaring event above LA. Joined by Sword Play LA, the most beloved characters from the Star Wars universe will descend on the scene for meet-and-greets, sword-fighting performances and more! Admission includes access to the 54th, 69th, and 70th floors as well as a ride down the exhilarating Skyslide. Fri. Event details.


Salt & Straw Debuts Student Inventor Flavors
Last chance to try Salt & Straw annual student inventor series featuring five limited-edition flavors inspired by suggestions from local elementary school kids. A portion of the proceeds from these special flavors will benefit the schools—each located near one of Salt & Straw’s scoop shops. Fri. Event details.

Hamilton Workshop with Hamilton Star Andrew Chappelle
Meet and work with Broadway and Hamilton star, Andrew Chappelle! Kids On Stage is partnering with A Class Act NY to bring Santa Monica this awesome event that includes learning a Hamilton song and dance, Q&A, autographs and more. Note: This is an educational workshop, not an audition for Hamilton or any other Broadway show or shows. Sat. Event details.

Sara Lovell “Wild Is Everywhere” Album Release Concert
Award-winning songwriter Sara Lovell celebrates the release of her fanciful new album “Wild Is Everywhere” with this all-ages acoustic show. Furry alligator puppies, pickleberry wormnut pies, run-away socks, rhinos under the bed, and flying children are just a few of the wonders you’ll encounter in Sara Lovell’s fanciful worlds. With two full-length albums of songs for kids and families, it’s apparent that Sara is not so much singing to children as she is reporting back with love from a magical landscape she inhabits. Come see her live performance here in Los Angeles! Sun. Event details.

Mother’s Day Mini Photo Sessions
In the spirit of Mother’s Day, we have created a Frida Kahlo-inspired face painting and photography mini-sessions with Ivonne Maria Photography and Yoga Munkee. Not just for Moms though! If you want to be a part of this we want everyone who is inspired! Participate in the ultimate family dress up experience with a professional face painter and photographer in our modern-chic location in Santa Monica. Sun. Event details.

826LA@Hammer: A Superpowered Comics Workshop
Inspired by classic battles between superheroes and villains, students create their own twist on a superhero comic, featuring believable characters and Marvel-worthy dialogue. Led by Ashlyn Anstee, a storyboard artist for cartoons who has no superpowers (except maybe being able to eat a dozen cookies in one sitting). Sun. Event details.


Fashion Mamas’ The Mama Market
Fashion Mamas—the exclusive members-only network for influential mothers who work in fashion and creative industries—is set to host a massive Mama Market to inspire creative Mother’s Day gift shopping. The one-day-only experience will feature more than 30 inspiring, mama-owned brands and retailers. Sat. Event details.

Meet the Instruments
Led by our instructors and students, children gain hands-on experience with a variety of instruments, including: piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, and a variety of winds and brass instruments; while parents and caregivers hear from PCM faculty members about beginning lessons, choosing and acquiring instruments, and special opportunities for learning and performing at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. Sun. Event details.

Where are you headed this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!

—Andie Huber


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