From a great big family play day to getting artistic at the Pico Block Party, this weekend in Los Angeles has a little something for everyone. Scroll below to see all the fun the weekend has in store for you and your family.
photo: Jenifer Scott
KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids, and Live Nation announce the global expansion of the KIDZ BOP live tour phenomenon with the launch of an all-new show for next year—KIDZ BOP World Tour 2019. Sat. Event details.
Delectable dessert baking for kids. Rachel and the kids get messy and tasty in this super fun dessert creation class. They’ll supply the ingredients and the apron. The kids just need to bring their imagination! Parents can drop off or have fun and stay and cook. Sat. Event details.
Join the biggest family party of the summer featuring all-day live entertainment on the main stage, interactive experiences for kids of all ages, the best of everything local for families, plus food, products, samples, big raffles and more. Think Coachella for families. Sun. Event details.
Join Porfirio Gutiérrez for a fun-filled afternoon exploring the basics of indigo dyeing techniques during this hands-on experience. Participants will receive their own piece of cloth to dye and take home. Open to children ages 10+. This program is designed to foster collaboration between children and adults. Adults may not register without a child. Advance tickets required (no walk-ins). Sun. Event details.
18th Street Arts Center, a 30-year-old artist residency and contemporary arts center in the inland Pico Neighborhood of Santa Monica, holds its fourth major Pico Block Party community festival focused around celebrating Santa Monica artists and artisans. The free family-friendly artistic festival will feature art-making workshops with professional artists, performances, open studios with resident artists, exhibitions, food trucks, and other creative activities. Make puppets and act out short plays with artist Molly Allis, create homemade fabric prints using recycled plastic with artist Dahn Gim, create autobiographical collages about yourself and your “father figure” with artist Marcus Kuiland-Nazario in conjunction with his exhibition MACHO STEREO, learn how to compost with worms with Santa Monica’s Sustainability Works and more. Sat. Event details.
Based on the beloved comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles Schulz, this revue of songs and vignettes tells the story of some typical days in the life of Charlie Brown. From running after the school bus to spying the cute little red-haired girl at lunch, Charlie Brown deals with the fun and frustrations of life with his friends Lucy, Linus, and Schroeder; his kid sister Sally; and his faithful companion, Snoopy. With charm, wit, and heart, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” is fun for ages 5 through 105. Sat.-Sun. Event details.
The Batout Kids Make a Difference!
Come join the ranks of superheroes in training and help other kids in need! Experience our all-new epic Batman obstacle course as the Batout Kids Superhero Academy takes your training to the next level. The wearing of a superhero outfit is strongly encouraged. New and existing cadets are welcome! Ages 3-7 (approx.) Tickets are donation-based. All proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Club of Venice. Sat. Event details.
Worth the Drive
One of the most beautiful spots in the state is right in our backyard, at the Huntington Gardens & Library. It’s got a fabulous (and wet!) kids area, beautiful gardens for strolling through, a tasty tea house, a world-class art collection—in short, it’s a perfect place to spend the day exploring with kids. It’s also not cheap, something parents (with little ones who may tantrum and have to leave at any second) often steer clear of. However, every first Thurs., the garden is free— you just have to request a ticket in advance. And today’s the day (the first of the month) that you can reserve your tickets for next month’s free day! Reserve your tickets online today, selecting from two arrival times. Reservations are accepted beginning at 9 a.m., and they go fast. Sat. Event details.
The gorgeous California beaches gave us loads of fun this summer. It’s time to give back to the beaches by helping keep them clean. Spend Sat. morning enjoying the coast while helping the environment. Note: All participants must bring a signed waiver, for children under the age of 18 the waiver needs to be signed by a parent or guardian. Sat. Event details.
The TACA Family Picnic provides a fun, yet secure environment for children and families affected by autism to come together for a day of food, family, and fun! This popular annual event will host bounce houses, obstacle courses, arts & crafts, sensory friendly activities, silent auction and raffle, and more. Last year over 1,100 individuals took part in this amazing day providing community to the hearts of children and families affected by autism. Sun. Event details.