What just might be L.A.’s best concert series for kids kicks off this weekend, while an art exhibit all about Aphrodite (the goddess of love and beauty, don’t you know) closes.  And over at LACMA, the Levitated Mass is here – and there’s a family art afternoon to compliment it. In addition to the mass, there is magic, music, mad science and more. What are you waiting for? Get out there and explore!

Los Angeles

Irish Music at Big!World!Fun!
The Big!World!Fun! series for kids is one of the most entertaining, enlightening, enjoyable (and affordable) ways to spend a Saturday morning – and it starts today with a Gallic Gala.  Sat., 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Hollywood. $5 adults, kids are free. Ages 4-10. Event details.

Family Art: Levitated Mass
The 340-ton megalith moved more than a hundred miles to get to LACMA, and now you can be among the first to experience it – and then participate in workshops, dance and making your own awesome art. Sun., 12:30 am – 3:30 pm. Miracle Mile. Free. All ages. Event details.

Westside

Aphrodite at the Getty Villa
No girl (big or small) can help but be impressed with the exhibit that presents the goddess of love and beauty through a stunning range of objects, from large-scale sculpture to delicate jewelry. Fri. – Sun., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Malibu. Free. All ages. Event details.

Magician Minh Tran
See a little magic with Chinese magician Minh Tran, who will leave the whole family dumbfounded and amazed, at the beautiful Skirball amphitheater. Sat., 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm. West L.A. $5-$10. All ages. Event details.

Pasadena

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz
Kids in the audience get to play Munchkins alongside Dorothy, Toto and all of their new friends in this magical musical adventure. Sat., 11:00 am. Sierra Madre. $12-$18. Ages 2-10. Event details.

Beach Cities

Redondo Beach Pier Concert
The perfect way to cool off and wind down after a day at the beach is by enjoying a free concert of rockin’ rockabilly as the sun sets over the pier.  Sat., 6:00 pm. Redondo Beach. Free. All ages. Event details.

Worth The Drive

Mad Scientist Show
Amazing grow-foam, disappearing water, dry ice, and a taste of liquid nitrogen ice cream are all part of a show illustrating how fun science can be; then kids get to become mad scientists themselves and make a goopy cup of “slime” to take home! Sat., 11:00 am. La Habra. $7. Ages 3+. Event details.

— Meghan Rose