And so begins the last month of summer vacation… that means it’s time to start squeezing in every last drop of fun!  So, start with a trip to the bowl with Buzz & Woody, Nemo & the Incredibles then take part in a fishing frenzy or a drumming demonstration.  Practice some philanthropy with the Art of Giving and Hands Across the Sand, groove with a popular kindie rocker or see a silly show. Still not going? Tuck into a stack of pancakes from the best flapjack flippers from across the city and cap the weekend off with a nap. You’ll need one!

Los Angeles

Pixar at the Hollywood Bowl
It’s time to tuck some goldfish and gummy bears alongside the Gewürztraminer and goat cheese in the picnic basket and embrace a family night at the Bowl with friends from all your favorite Pixar films! Fri. – Sun., 8:00 pm. Hollywood. $11-$162. All ages. Event details.

Afro Beats at Drum Downtown
From the littlest family member to the biggest, everyone can find their own rhythm at a group drumming experience featuring pounding Afro Beats. Sat., 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Downtown. Free. All ages. Event details.

L.A. Weekly Pancake Breakfast
There is something perfect for everyone in the family with offerings from over 25 of the best pancake making joints in town! There will also be plenty of coffee, juice and ahem, adult juice (Bloody Marys or Screwdrivers) to drink. Sun., 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Downtown. $30. All ages. Event details.


Crouching Tiger, Sleeping Beauty
Take a classic tale, mix in a little martial arts and you get a funny and whimsical show that delights kiddos and entertains adults, too. Fri. & Sat., 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Eagle Rock. $7-$10. All ages. Event details.


Justin Roberts Getty Garden Concert
Kindie rock star Justin Roberts (with his band, the Not Ready for Naptime Players) kicks off the Garden Concerts for Kids series this year in a show for kids, parents, grandparents, and friends (real or imaginary)! Sat. & Sun., 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm. West L.A. Free. Ages 2-8. Event details.

Art of Giving Workshop
Combine a fun afternoon of crafting and creating with teaching children the importance of compassion and helping others; kids will create art that will be sold to benefit kids in need. Fri., Various times by age. Santa Monica. Free. Ages 4-13. Event details.


A Fishing Frenzy
Hundreds of magnetic fish will be released into the creek for little fishers to try and catch! Sat., 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Thousand Oaks. $5. Ages 3-8. Event details.

Worth The Drive

Hands Across the Sand
Be part of a worldwide event that’s an awesome way to show support for the ocean, not to mention hear a free concert and take part in a beach clean up. Sat., 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Long Beach. Free. All ages. Event details.

— Meghan Rose