March roars in like a lion, or maybe like a migrating whale! We know where you can see these giant creatures as they make their way along our coast. It’s also time to see magnificent cherry blossoms in bloom, hear fabulous music, enjoy a magical tea, spend special mommy-son time or get scientific with First Fridays and S.T.E.A.M. on the Pier.

unnamedphoto: S.T.E.A.M. Innovation Fair

Downtown

First Friday at NHM
Discover the Natural History Museum after hours with First Fridays. This year the topic is “Serving Up Science: The Dish On Food” and the whole family can explore food evolution and the science behind it at this fun and fact-finding evening. Fri. Event details.

Griffith Park

A Medieval Mother-Son Weekend
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Noble knights and mommies fair; make a lifetime of memories at this mother-son medieval themed weekend with games, activities, feasts and loads of together time. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Hollywood

The Enchanted Sleeping Beauty
The Nine O’clock Players presents a new take on a classic tale filled with zany, lovable characters and a score as enchanting as Briar-Rose in this family favorite that’s perfect for even the youngest theater goers. Sun. Event details.

San Gabriel Valley

Cherry Blossom Festival
These gorgeous blossoms are in bloom for a fleeting time, and Descanso is spectacular this weekend and next, celebrating with a festival filled with walks, stories, music blossoms and snacks.  The festival runs for two weekends and required timed tickets for the first time, so get yours now! Sat. & Sun. Event details.

An Imagine Tea
Performers from the famed Magic Castle will be at the Langham Hotel to entertain young guests, performing close-up slight of hand while kids dine on a special menu of magical treats. Sun. Event details.

Westside

S.T.E.A.M. Innovations Fair at the Pier
Santa Monica Pier transforms into a nucleus of innovation for young inventors, tech leaders and educators; kids are encouraged to dive into an interactive experience that connects the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Sun. Event details.

Celebrating Migration
No boat needed! It’s time for one of the greatest migrations on earth, right here along our very own coast. Join rangers to search for signs of whales, along with seals, dolphins and the creatures that live in the tide pools. Sat. Event details.

Hullabaloo Rocks McCabe’s Guitar Shop
This weekend at the legendary McCabe’s Guitar Shop you can see Hullabaloo’s foot-stomping, wing-flapping blend of American folk and roots. It’s a great way to start a Sunday, at one of our favorite places in town to catch a kids concert. Sun. Event details.

Versa-Style Dance Company
See some of the hippest street dancers in LA performing hip-hop specialties like popping, locking, breaking and house, along side salsa, West African dance and merengue. Sat. Event details.

South Bay

Young Explorers Discover the Rainforest
Young Explorers Academy at the Columbia Space Center looks at why Rainforests are always so green and warm as kids will be make rain clouds and look at the science behind ecosystems near the equator. Sat. Event details.

Worth the Drive

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters
Told with authentic African drumming, colorful staging and powerful choreography, Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters unmasks the true meaning of beauty and celebrates the splendor of the African continent. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

The Festival of Whales
There’s a whale watching adventure for everyone at this festival, from boat excursions to conservancy hikes. There are also tons of festival activities and events throughout the weekend—like a Dolphin Safari, Clam Chowder Cookoff, BBQ, Diamond Dig, Movie in the Park, Carnival, Rubber Duck Derby and more. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

What are you looking forward to roaring about in March? Let us know in the comment section!

—Meghan Rose