From ancient gardens and igloos to a festival of whales, this weekend in Los Angeles has an otherworldly feel to it thanks to these great events below. And if you are into planning out the rest of your month, don’t miss our list of family-approved, March must-dos.

photo: The Pier at Redondo Beach

Los Angeles

For this collaborative workshop, participants are invited to spend an afternoon building an ice igloo with L.A.-based artists and collaborators Beatriz Cortez and Rafa Esparza. Together, the group will discuss the history of Inuit technologies and architecture and work with ice blocks to create a temporary sculpture. Space is limited, advance registration required. Sat. Event details.

Learn about ancient indigenous plants and their preservation as you work with exhibiting artist Beatriz Cortez to create a nomadic garden using organic materials, soil, rocks, and living plants. Space is limited. RSVP requested. Sun. Event details.


Who keeps the moon shining bright?  The Old Man charged with that task emparks on an epic adventure of land, sea and sky in search of his missing wife in this swirling tale of love, accompanied by a live, indie-folk band.  The endllessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co. finally arrives in Los Angeles with a luminously lo-fi spectacle that elevates traditional storytelling to high art. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Join instructor Susan Lee for a fun-filled event where parent/grandparent/caregiver can create an art project with their child! You can either work together to create one art project or each work on your own. Projects introduce your child to a variety of mediums such as acrylic paint, watercolor as well as color theory. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FYI: Geeky Teas does have shop cats who are very friendly. However, you will create in a room that is cat-free. Fri. Event details.

Sherman Oaks

Giggle Gaggle would like to present our improvized comedy show! Tickets are $5 per person, and we have a buy get one free deal. All procedes go back to the performers. The performers are children. Please think of the children! Sun. Event details.


Worth the Drive

The Queen Mary presents its very own Mardi Gras Krewe Ball, bringing the flavor of the Big Easy aboard the historic ship! Celebrate the Mardi Gras season with dancing, drinks, jazz, and of course, traditional New Orleans cuisine. The Grand and Windsor salons will be transformed into French Quarter streets during a parade, as strolling entertainment hands out beads and live music brings everyone to the dance floor. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Send the whole family’s spirit soaring at the Festival of the Kite on the Redondo Beach Pier. Celebrating its 45th year, the longest-running kite festival in Southern California plays host to both expert kite flyers and novices alike. Sun. Event details.

Come and enjoy a rare opportunity to explore Apricot Lane Farms and meet Emma, Maggie, and the Orphan – the stars of our Emmy Award-winning short films featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday and in our upcoming feature film, The Biggest Little Farm. This tour, specially designed for children, is one-hour long, primarily focused on the garden, vermicompost barn areas and our featured animals. Suitable for all ages and stroller friendly. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Every Mar., 40-50 whales pass by Dana Point each day, earning its reputation as the “Whale Capital of the West.” Take in the city’s annual Festival of Whales, which includes whale watching boat tours and a whole host of other activities for kids of all ages. Browse art shows featuring works from local award-winning artists and high school art students or watch the 4th annual Cardboard Classic & Dinghy Dash featuring a beach of captains racing in the harbor with nothing but a paddle and their cardboard ships. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

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—Andie Huber


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