After a fire crackin’ Fourth of July, this weekend begs for some easy, breezy entertainment.  Chill the kids out with a morning of old school Looney Tune cartoons at the Hammer, introduce them to some creepy crawlers at the Natural History Museum, or tuck into an evening of storytelling under the stars. If you’re in need of a little me time, the Creative Space Summer Camp for kids 3 and up is just the ticket. The whole family will get a kick out of the musical Priscilla’s Perfect Day while Mother Earth reigns at the Venice Eco-fest. Hungry for more? Sample international flavors galore at the South Bay Greek Festival or the Bastille Day celebration Downtown. Mmmm….we’ll have a crepe, s’il vous plait!

Westside (Beverly Hills, Bel-Air, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Cheviot Hills, Culver City)

What’s Up, Doc? Classical Cartoons at Hammer Museum Cartoons and classical music go together perfectly in this looney hour of animated shorts. Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd  scamper their way through Wagner and Rossini operas and Peter takes on the Wolf in these long-tiome family favorites. Sun., 11 a.m., Westwood. Free. Read More

Camp Beverly Hills Creative Space Summer Camp Junior camp is tailored for little ones from ages 3-4 and includes indoor and outdoor activities ranging from music, art and cooking to yoga and plenty and playtime. Kids ages 5 and up spend three weeks learning everything from making their own movie and music to playing kickball, soccer, scavenger hunts and more. Each day brings a new activity and experience. We promise, this one will tire out even the busiest of bees. Begins Mon. and ends Fri., July 30. Junior Camp half day, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $960-1200, Junior and 5 and up Summer Camp, Full day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $1080-1350. Beverly Hills. Read More

Los Angeles (Hollywood, Silverlake, Los Feliz, Hollywood, Downtown)

Mais Oui Bastille Day Festival Show your kids that there’s more to France than French fries and Pepe Lepeu. Monticello Old Lodge transforms into a Parisian-style celebration with street performers, singers, artists, and plenty of food to sample. Don’t miss the Parisian Waiters Race and check out the petanque tournament. Oh, la la! Sun., Noon to 9 p.m., Elysian Park, $5, Children under 13 Free. Read More

Roach Motel Critter Club: Roach Appreciation Day at the Natural History Museum Let’s face it, the word roach and appreciation are rarely in the same sentence but they just might have a good side. Learn all about these icky crawlers in this short class geared for 3-5 year olds. Plus, members can get a sneak peek of the extensively renovated building 1913 which debuts with the exhibit Age of Mammals on Sunday. Sat., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Downtown Los Angeles. Free with paid admission, adults $9, Children 5-12, $2. Read More

Beach Cities (Santa Monica, Venice, Malibu Manhattan Beach, Huntington Beach, Redondo Beach)

Green Machine Venice Eco-Fest Teach your kids good green habits (and we’re not just talking about eating their veggies) by checking out this educational—and fun—festival. There’s live entertainment all day long, plenty of organic and vegatarian food to sample and when all the eco-technology exhibits start to bore, head to the family fun zone for games and entertainment. Sat., 10 a.m. 6 p.m., Free. Read More

Opa! South Bay Greek Festival No togas necessary for this fun family outing. Parents can indulge in delicious, homemade Greek food while the kids play games and dance to live music. And you might even pick up a new recipe or two if you catch one of the cooking demonstrations. Fri., 5 to 10 p.m., Sat., Noon to 10 p.m,. Sun., Noon to 9 p.m., Redondo Beach. Adults $2, Kids 12 and Under, Free. Read More

Valley (Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Glendale, Pasadena)

Priscilla’s Perfect Day Family Musical Kids will love the singing and dancing that accompanies the story of Priscilla Penelope Periwinkle’s vacation, that almost falls to ruin when it begins to rain—not to mention the existence of her bratty little brother and annoying dog. But the discovery of magical crayons just might brighten the day. After the play stay for a pancake breakfast. Talk about perfect. Sat., 11 a.m. North Hollywood., $12. Read More

Good Night, Moon Storytime Under the Stars at Vroman’s Bookstore Slip on the kids pajamas and grab a cozy blanket for an evening of storytelling with the night sky as the backdrop. Smores sweeten the deal for everyone. Sat., 7 p.m. Pasadena, Free. Read More

-Lara Burnap