Look for the Leprechauns wherever you go this weekend, they’re tricky little guys and they’re getting ready for Monday’s festivities.  We are getting ready, too, so here are spots to wear your green, Purim parties across town, and plenty of other cool outings – like art in the park, a Minecraft morning, an event where Mozart meets macaroons (yum!), a Pyrate adventure sail or exploration of the art of Frida Kahlo.  Where will you be?



Support Our Students at ArtFest
It’s the “Grandest” student showcase featuring home-grown talent from LAUSD at Grand Park. See and hear music, dance, theater, paintings, drawings, photos and films from local kids and also take part in the creativity zone, silent auction, giveaways and food trucks. Sat., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Downtown. Free. All ages. Event details.

Pasadena Area

How Does Minecraft Work?
This Minecraft workshop gives mini gear-heads an insight into how computer networks and games work. Sat., 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Glendale. $55. Ages 7-13. Event details.

Art Night Pasadena at Kidspace
Enjoy a performance from Rhythm Child and learn mural painting, tinker and design with circuits and electronics and explore creatively throughout the museum. Fri., 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Pasadena. Free. Ages 1-10. Event details.


Rocky & Bullwinkle & Peabody & Sherman
Before the new movie comes out, show the kids the original cartoons. Rocky, Bullwinkle, Mr. Peabody, Sherman and dozens of other classic characters come to life at the Aero Theater.  Sun., 6:30 p.m. Santa Monica. $9-$11. Ages 5 and up. Event details.

Magical Mozart & Macaroons
Little ones love this chamber music salon where they can get cozy with Mozart’s music, then snack on macaroons at the post-show cultural festival. Sat., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Santa Monica. $15. Ages 3-9. Event details.


Party at the Purim Carnival
It’s the annual Purim carnival from Temple Beth Hillel, and it’s a great throwback of a family carnival with rides, games, food, live music, and fun.  Sun., 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Valley Village. $1 tickets. All ages. Event details.

South Bay

St. Patty’s Seaside Parade
A touch of Ireland comes to the beach in this true small town parade with school marching bands, bagpipers, floats, vintage autos, step dancers and Irish setters all taking part. Sat., 11 a.m. Hermosa Beach. Free. All ages. Event details.

Scrap Arts Music Festival
You can make music with whatever you’ve got handy.  These musicians deliver adrenaline-laced performances using the most unusual instruments you’ll ever see.  Sat., 8 p.m. Torrance. $35. Ages 6 and up. Event details.

Long Beach

Hello, brows!  Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is honored at at Fridamania: a day that celebrates the contributions of women to art. Come dressed for the Frida look-a-like contest. Sun., 11 a.m. &- 5 p.m. Long Beach. Free. All ages. Event details.

Worth the Drive

Pyrate Adventure Sail
Ahoy mateys!  Experience the thrill of sailing a tall ship as you hoist sail, fire the cannons, and fight off pirates during this family-fun afternoon on the high seas. Sun., 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Dana Point. $23-$40. Ages 4 and up. Event details.

Where and how are you celebrating the wearing of the green?  We’d love to know – meet us in the comment section.

-Meghan Rose

Photo credits: jpmpinmontreal via Creative Commons and Meghan Rose