School’s been out just long enough for kids to start saying, “What can I do?” Rest assured, there are plenty of activities to keep them busy. Get their imaginations off and running with a scene-writing class at the Hammer Museum or the Skirball Center’s monster (the friendly kind, naturally) mash slumber party. Send them to the top of the world at a week-long surf camp or better yet, off to the red carpet where they can brush shoulders with their favorite stars at the world premiere of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Maybe their kind of Hollywood action is a Grease-tastic sing along or the Juno Bus Tour’s Rising Star Search. Science-loving kiddos will dig the chance to investigate fossils and more at the Natural History Museum. Choose your flavor of festival fun, whether it’s  Long Beach’s Bayou jam or Sweden’s Midsummer Celebration. Oh yeah, it’s summer loving and we’re ready to have a blast.

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

Art Smarts
Fowler Museum Presents Kids in the Courtyard: Art in Resist Creativity will be flowing as kids learn to replicate traditional batik designs of flowers, animals and people. Sun., 1 p.m. To 4 p.m., Westwood. Free. Read More.

Scene Stealer
Sunday Afternoons for Kids: Making a Scene at the Hammer Museum Got a budding screenwriter in your brood? Let his imagination run wild with the help of writer Wynne Renz, who leads students ages 8-13 through the process of creating their own film scene. Sun., 12 p.m., Westwood, Free. Read More

Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Hollywood, West Hollywood)

For the Hopelessly Devoted
Grease Sing-a-Long at the Hollywood Bowl Gather up your Pink Ladies and T-Birds and tune-up the vocals for your best Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta impersonations. The evening kicks off with a parade followed by Grease on the Bowl’s giant screen. Fri., 7 p.m., Hollywood, $7-72. Read More.

Sweet Dreams
Monsters And Miracles Family Sleepover at the Skirball Cultural Center Pack up your Pjs for a slumber party unlike any other as you and your kids head off to dreamland aboard Noah’s Ark. Inspired by the Skirball’s exhibition Monsters and Miracles: A Journey through Jewish Picture Books, the evening includes the chance to bond with beloved characters like Curious George and Shrek as well as dinner, arts and crafts, and bedtime stories. The fun continues in the morning with breakfast and more stories. Sat., 6 p.m., Los Angeles, $55 adult/child, $45 Member adult/child. Read More

Downtown (Silverlake, Los Feliz, Eagle Rock, Downtown)

Vamp It Up
The World Premiere of the Twilight Saga: Eclipse at Nokia Theatre Twi-hards won’t want to miss the chance to see their favorite stars hit the red carpet. Tip of the trade: get there early to nab a prime spot for gazing at hunks Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and Kellan Lutz. Might we recommend ear plugs? The vampire-loving tween shrieks will be at top volume. Thurs., 7 p.m., arrivals begin approximately 6 p.m., Downtown, Free. Read More

Go Fish
Finding Fresh and Fossil Fishes at the Natural History Museum Scientists-in-the-making will flip for this Junior Scientist class led by fossil guru Dr. John Long of the Research and Collections Department. Kids step into the shoes of an Ichthyologists and investigate the difference and similiarties between ancient placoderms and modern fishes—and everything in between. Sat., 10 a.m. To 4 p.m., Downtown. Free with $2 museum admission. Read More

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

Music Mayhem
Juno Baby’s One For All Bus Tour at the Kidspace Museum It’s boom chick time for Juno fans as the gang descends on Pasadena. In addition to the chance to meet Juno and hear all your favorite songs, your child has the opportunity to audition for a Juno Baby production in the Rising Star Search. Sat., 1 p.m. To 4:30 p.m., Pasadena, Read More

How Swede It Is
Midsummer 2010 Celebration at Vasa Park It’s a smorgasbord of fun with games for kids, waterslides, raffles, folk dancing, and plenty of grub. Don’t miss the raising of the maypole and the royal court parade. Sun., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Agoura. $5 donation, children under 12 free.  Read More

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

Hang 10
Surf LA Today Surf Camp Nothing says summer like catching a wave.  This week long summer camp coached by professional surfers teaches the ins and outs of surfing from pushing in and out of waves to handling rip tides and currents. At the end of the week, your surf god or goddess will show off their newfound skills in a surf contest complete with trophies and prize packages. Cost includes surfboard, t-shirts and more. Mon. to Fri, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Malibu, $350. Read More

A Cajun Good Time
Long Beach Bayou Festival at Rainbow Lagoon Park Slather the sunscreen on your little crawdads and get ready to get down Cajun-style. Learn the Zydeco, boogie to Lousiana tunes, grub on some creole food, and check out the arts and crafts booths. Sat, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sun., 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Long Beach, $10-30. Read More

–Lara Burnap