What’s playing this weekend in L.A.? Plenty of classic films are coming to life in a whole host of cool ways – whether it’s a princess coming to life on stage, a sing-along under the stars (not the rainbow!) or the chance to make an intergalactic weapon from a galaxy far, far away. Feeling messy? Get down and dirty with Mud Mania or creatively dusty at the Chalk Art Festival. Travel through time to walk with dinosaurs or take a peek at the future of robotics. And cap the weekend off with a fabulous bike ride through Santa Monica with funky art and music at stops along the way!

Los Angeles

Cinderella at the El Capitan
Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo! See Cinderella on the big screen and live on stage. Fri. – Sun., Various times. Hollywood. $10-$22. Ages 3+. Event details.

Wizard of Oz Sing-Along
It’s time to head “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” to see “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and if you “Only Had a Brain” you’d “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” to the new Academy Amphitheater, toting along a blanket and popcorn to sing along to your heart’s content! Sat., Sunset. Hollywood. $3-$5. Ages 5+. Event details.


Tour da Arts C.I.C.L.E.
Cycle through the city, making pit stops along the way to see art, hear music and do a little dancing.  Sun., 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Santa Monica. Free. All ages. Event details.


Make a Lightsaber
Invited kids are on a galactic adventure to test out their Jedi craft skills. To eat: blue milk and yummy mini light sabers. Try them they must. Sat., 11:30 am. Pasadena. $5. Ages 3-10. Event details.

Dinosaur Days at Kidspace
Get a glimpse back in time to the prehistoric world of dinosaurs. Enjoy dino-ized art and activities all weekend long.  Sat. & Sun., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Pasadena. $10. Ages 1-10. Event details.


Chalk Art Festival on the Pier
Calling all petite Picassos! Help transform The Pier into an amazing canvas, stretching out over the water. Sat., 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Redondo Beach. Free. All ages. Event details.

Robotics by the Sea
Robots take over the Aquarium and kids can learn about land and underwater ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) and even drive an underwater ROV through an obstacle course  – no driver’s license required! Sat., 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. San Pedro. Free. All ages. Event details.

Worth The Drive

Mud Mania
Make a mess with impunity as you squish a little history between your toes at this delightfully muddy festival where you’re not supposed to stay clean! Sun., 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Long Beach. $4-$6. All ages. Event details.

— Meghan Rose