Love is in the air! As you get ready for Valentine’s Day, we’ve got plenty of things your kiddos will love you for taking them to – from the Fresh Beat Band to a “Frozen” Sing Along to a Lego Day or a chocolate exploration. There are things for you all to do together too, such as the True Pablove Family Day and Baby Loves Disco’s Valentine Party, and even hand crafting all your cards. And if you want to try something totally new, we found a few outings you may never have even considered…


The Fresh Beat Band
The beat goes on in this live show that brings all your favorite songs from the TV show to the Nokia Theater stage. Sat. & Sun., 1:30 p.m. & 5 p.m. Downtown. $25-$65. Ages 3-8. Event details.

True Pablove Family Celebration
This celebration perfectly encapsulates love: it’s an all-ages celebration with unique Valentine-themed arts and crafts, live music, a silent auction, kids’ activities, and great food…all to fight childhood cancer with love. Sat., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Downtown. $60. All ages. Event details.

A Valentine’s Day Ball with Baby Loves Disco
Shake it on the dance floor today with your smallest Valentine at the dance party for little people, featuring DJs, MCs, dancers, music, crafts, food, drink boxes (cash bar for non-driving mamas & papas) and of course, lots of dancing. Sat., 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Downtown. $15/person; $50/family of 4. Ages 1-7. Event details.

Hollywood/Mid City

“Frozen” Sing Along
You saw “Frozen.” (More than once.) You have the soundtrack. Now you can sing along with Elsa and Anna as the movie plays on the big screen. Fri. – Sun., Various times. Hollywood. $11-$22. Ages 4 and up. Event details.


Make Your Own Valentine Cards
Come make printed Valentines: Make them for your classmates. Make them for your family. Make them for everyone you love. Sat., 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. Eagle Rock. $25. Ages 3 and up. Event details.

Pasadena Area

A Class for Young (Chocolate) Lovers
This class for kids goes straight to the source of your favorite Valentine’s confection with an expedition that starts with tropical plants and ends with delicious art. Sat., 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. San Marino. $25. Ages 7-12. Event details.


Lego Day
The Skirball is hosting a day of fun and collaborative Lego-building with visiting Lego group LUGOLA. Spend the day constructing your own imaginative structures. Sun., 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. West LA. $5-$10. All ages. Event details.

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
McCabe’s Guitar Shop hooks it up with the plucky sounds of the Silver Lake-based musical group (and Red Tricycle fave) Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. Sun., 11 a.m. Santa Monica. $10. Ages 2-8. Event details.


See What Sparkles in the Sky
This family-friendly astronomy evening helps you zoom in on a planet over 10 times the diameter of Earth, a partly lit Earth satellite and the brightest night star. Hot cocoa keeps little ones alert and warm. Sat., 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Calabasas. Free. All ages. Event details.

Worth the Drive

Tết Festival
The Tết Festival celebrates the Lunar New Year, spring, and a chance for new beginnings. Festivities include dragon dancers, pageants, entertainment, rides, food and more. Fri. – Sun., Various times. Costa Mesa. $5, free for kids under 4 ft. tall. All ages. Event details.

Professional Bull Riding
It begins with pyrotechnics, explosions, and flames. Then the excitement really starts when the riders try to stay on the strongest bucking bulls on the planet. Now that’s something you don’t see every day in LA! Fri. – Sun., Various times. Anaheim. $15 – $125. All ages. Event details.

Hearts, chocolate or bulls: what are you up to this weekend? We’d love to know! Let us know in the comment section.

-Meghan Rose

Photo credits: Pablove photo by Allison Cox for The Pablove Foundation and LEGO Day photo courtesy of Skirball Cultural Center; photo by Jen Maxcy