It’s June! As school winds down and we gear up for summer, the city offers up a wide variety of activities.
Garbage trucks and things that go,
A king, a princess, an auto show.
Art and dancing, Olympics and books,
So many things to do, just take a look:

Los Angeles

Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
The Original Farmers Market hosts this casual car show that features more than 100 vintage and classic American cars – and is just steps away from ice cream treats, movie theaters and dancing fountains. Sat., 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Mid City. Free. All Ages. Event details.

Sanitation Yard Open House
Ride in a giant garbage truck and practice picking up and dumping garbage cans along side “Mr. Recycle” and “Robo Blue” who are serving up family fun, food and prizes. Sat., 9:00 am – 2:30 pm. Glassell Park. Free. All Ages. Event details.

Big Family Day at MOCA
MOCA’s biggest art celebration of the year features galleries, hands-on activities, entertainment, and more. Sat., 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Downtown. Free. All Ages. Event details.


The Legends of King Arthur
Join Arthur, Guenevere and Merlin as they tell (silly and tall) tales of the Round Table in an interactive show at the Theatricum Botanicum. Sun., 11:00 am. Topanga. $9. Ages 2-8. Event details.


U.S.A. Men’s Olympic Team Water Polo
Get a taste of the Olympics (in person) as the U.S. Men’s National Water Polo Team takes on Croatia in their last match before leaving for London! Fri., 6:30 pm. Pasadena. $25-$150. All Ages. Event details.

Lummis Day
Enjoy music, dance and poetry representing a rainbow of cultural traditions from across our city with special performances, seed planting and crafts for kids. Sun., 10:30 am – 7:00 pm. Arroyo Secco. Free. All Ages. Event details.

Beach Cities

Storybook Ballet: Cinderella
With a gorgeous score, a kindly Fairy Godmother, comical stepsisters, a handsome prince and spunky Cinderella herself, this classic storybook ballet adaptation of the beloved fairy tale is a delight for all ages. Sat. & Sun., Various times. Torrance. $18. Ages 3+. Event details.


4GOOD Book Drive
Hot dogs and children and books – oh my! Help restock the libraries of local elementary schools in need by cleaning out your bookshelves and enjoy a delicious Carney’s lunch (where 15% of sales will go to the event). Sun., 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Studio City. Free. All Ages. Event details.

— Meghan Rose