Time to take some deep, cleansing breaths. The run of February holidays is over. You can just get out there (or stay in!) and enjoy winter, or the LA version of it. Whether that be engineering or shredding, bookmaking, biologist being, full moon hiking, oceanic orchestra listening or checking out a crazy fun show like Peppa Pig or the Globetrotters, here’s something to do for every age and interest.
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Firecracker Kid’s Run
Fit family outing for the weekend: the kiddie run (parent’s are allowed to accompany young runners) is only 2/3 mile and begins with a warm up and then after they cross the finish line there are ribbons and t-shirts and a carnival with games, face painting, petting zoo, a puppet show and more. Sun., 9:45 a.m. Chinatown. $15-$25. Ages 4 & up. Event details.
Air+Style for Lil’ Shredders
Shaun White’s snowboard festival is perfect and eye-popping for lil’ (and big) extreme sports fans what want to hear some music as well as watching the world’s best go head to head on a 16 story high snowboard jump. It’s epic, as the kids say. Sat. & Sun., Doors open at noon. Exposition Park. $75 adults, kids free with adult. All ages. Event details.
Peppa Pig’s Big Splash
More fun than a muddy puddle! Peppa Pig’s first live stage show is based on the popular TV series; it’s a fully immersive musical production featuring a dozen familiar and original songs. Sun., 2 & 5 p.m. Downtown. $30-$50. Ages 2-5. Event details.
Slam Dunkin’ with the Harlem Globetrotters
The legendary Globetrotters bring their mix of basketball, comedy, athleticism and entertainment to town in an interactive show that thrills sports fans and comedy lovers alike. Sun., 12:30 & 5:45 p.m. Downtown. $25 & up. All ages. Event details.
Classic Disney Flicks on the Big Screen
While waiting for the newest kids movie, why not see an old favorite, bigger than life? There’s just something about seeing movies like Frozen, Big Hero 6 and Tangled on the big screen. Check listings for what’s playing when. Fri.-Sun., Various times. Hollywood. $10-$20. All ages. Event details.
San Gabriel Valley
Young Engineer’s Week
Young tinkerers and builders are invited to Discovery Cube LA to kick off national Engineer’s Week where future engineers can try their hands at parachute drops, catenary arch building and more. Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hansen Dam. $10. Ages 5 & up. Event details.
Chinese New Year Celebration
Celebrate at The Huntington Gardens as the Year of the Monkey begins, with lion dancers, martial arts demonstrations, mask changing performances, traditional music, authentic Chinese cuisine and more. Sat. & Sun., 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. San Marino. $10-$25, kids under 4 free. All ages. Event details.
Bookmaking and Storytelling Workshop
In this workshop, kids look at beautiful examples of arts & crafts books and then handcraft a book and begin work on narrative and decorative elements. Sat., 2-3:30 p.m. Pasadena. $7 adults, kids free. All ages. Event details.
American Youth Symphony Free Family Concert
Hear a concert by kids, for kids. Families are invited to discover together the world of classical music in a concert and day of activities for kids of all ages. Sat., 11 a.m.-noon. Westwood. Free. All ages. Event details.
Be a Wildlife Biologist
Kids can learn about the National Parks Service’s ongoing research of local amphibians including snakes, lizards, salamanders and tree frogs with a hands-on workshop. Sat., 10 a.m. Malibu. Free. Ages 5-12. Event details.
Comic Book Expo
This is a smaller affair than the San Diego behemoth and just right for the young comic fan to dip their toes in. The celebration of comic books and pop culture showcases the works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators so get your superhero gear on and go! Sat. & Sun., Doors open at 10 a.m. Long Beach. Adults $25-$30, kids 10 & under are free. All ages. Event details.
Hear Ocean’s Orchestra
Fluted fish and violin sharks…this concert features musical performances influenced by the movements of fish. As water dwellers swim past musical bar lines of a three-story-tall exhibit window, students playing stringed instruments will translate the movements of the fish into music. Sun., 7 p.m. Long Beach. $14.95. All ages. Event details.
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