Get ready for February, which might be the month with the fewest days, but packs the most holidays and causes to celebrate into it. This weekend alone has a Super Bowl Run, a Lunar New Year celebration, sharing the love at Pablove, a Black History Month party and it’s also Museums Free-For-All weekend! And don’t forget to tune in Tuesday to find out if Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow.
It’s time for the annual ‘Museums Free-For-All’ weekend, when a host of the coolest museums in the world (right here in our backyard) open their doors wide and invite visitors to come for free. Participating museums run the gamut of art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science. Sat., Various times. Multiple locations. Free. All ages. Event details.
Opera for Kids: Figaro’s American Adventure
This is a wildly imaginative and engaging celebration of Rossini’s opera, The Barber of Seville, just for kids. If you think your kids won’t like opera, try this one- you’ll be surprised when they beg for more. Sat., 11 a.m. Downtown. $15. All ages. Event details.
True Pablove Family Valentine’s Celebration
The all-ages celebration features unique Valentine-themed arts and crafts, live music, a silent auction, kids’ activities, and great food and beverages…all to fight childhood cancer with love. Sat., 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Downtown. $60-$70. Ages 2-10. Event details.
Make A Parisian City Scene
Look at the art of Paris, the city that inspired so many Impressionists, and then make an Impressionist-inspired city scene at this Norton Simon afternoon of stories and art for young artists. Sun., 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Pasadena. $12/adult, kids free. Ages 4-8. Event details.
Baaaaa in the Lunar New Year
Ring in the Year of the Sheep with Pacific Asia Museum’s annual Lunar New Year Festival. The museum will host a free day of performances, demonstrations, hands-on activities and gallery admission. Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Pasadena. Free. All ages. Event details.
Portraits Gone Wild
Discover how still portraits can come alive through lenticular prints—images that appear to move when viewed at different angles. Then strike a pose and snap a unique family photo. Sun., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Westwood. Free. Ages 5 & up. Event details.
Junie B. Jones, The Musical
“This is the bestest musical ever! It’s got loads of funny songs, and it’s based on a bunch of books this lady wrote about me and the things I do in first grade. Come see me! Love, Junie B. Jones.” Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m. Santa Monica. $15-$20. Ages 4 & up. Event details.
Let’s Move Outside
Don’t couch potato it and watch a game today—go get physically active in the great outdoors! Join a ranger for physical activities and games. Sat., 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Agoura Hills. Free. All ages. Event details.
Super Bowl Sunday Fun Run (or Walk!)
Before you sit on the sofa to pig out and watch the big game, get some exercise and have some fun! And even if you’re not running, you can cheer on the goofy runners in crazy costumes. Sun., 7 a.m.-10 a.m. Redondo Beach. $32-$72 (Free to watch). All ages. Event details.
Worth the Drive
Celebrate African American Heritage at the Children’s Museum
Oral traditions kept early African American history alive. Master storytellers continue the tradition today and activity stations help kids create story quilt squares and corn husk dolls. Sun., 1 p.m. & 3:15 p.m. La Habra. Free. Ages 1-10. Event details.
Looking for places to watch the Super Bowl this weekend with the kids? We’ve got your covered with our family friendly watching spots!
Photo credits: True Pablove Foundation and Meghan Rose