Another Southern California weekend with the kiddos and always lots to do! Get artsy and crafty at the NEW Children’s Museum with Finger Painting Friday. Kids can get their mariachis on at Mariachi Mania at the Balboa Theatre. Enjoy a Pug and Doug Drawing Adventure at the always-fun Mon Petite Château mommy cafe. Or be Indiana Jones at the Discovery Science Center in Irvine. Happy Weekend!

San Diego

Finger Painting Friday
Can you touch the clouds? When you’re at NCM, you can! Make a happy cloud painting with tools that are soft and smooth like the clouds in the sky! Finger Painting Friday activities at NCM are generously sponsored by ScholarShare. Fri., 10:00 am, The NEW Children’s Museum, Free with admission. All ages. Event details.

Mariachi Mania
Classics 4 Kids presents this hour-long, bilingual concert engaging to audiences. The Classics Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates the music, dance, and song of Mexico! World-renowned Mariachi Garibaldi of Southwestern College, under the direction of Jeff Nevin, and traditional folkloric dancers bring this festive concert to life. Mariachi mixes with classical music, offering cultural enrichment for the senses. Sun., 2:00 pm, Balboa Theatre, $11 – $20, All ages. Event details.

East County

Parent’s Night Out
Two science experiments, art projects, dinner including pizza, fruit, vegetables, milk/juice. Low teacher to child ratio. Fun throughout the night! Sat., 5:00 pm, Next Generation Educational Center, $25 per kid. 6 weeks – 12 years. Event details.

South Bay

Pug and Doug Drawing Adventure
Enjoy a Pug and Doug Drawing Adventure with Steve Breen, beloved children’s author, illustrator, and Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist. The adventure includes multiple drawing demonstrations and reading by Steve, an autographed copy of Pug and Doug, Mon Petit day pass, and the unique opportunity to meet the author/illustrator up close and personal in a fun and interactive setting. Sat., 2:00 pm, Mon Petite Château, $39, All ages. Event details.

Orange County

Indiana Jones Archeology Adventure
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology, presented by the National Geographic Society, immerses you in the science and history of field archaeology. Walk in the footsteps of beloved film hero Indiana Jones as you embark on this interactive museum adventure. Sat., 10:00 am, Discovery Science Center, $12.95 – $14.95. All ages. Event details.

Protect Your Kids Workshop
Learn nine simple steps you can take immediately to ensure your kids are cared for by the people you want, in a way you want, should something happen to you or your spouse. You will learn how to ensure your current will, trust or other estate planning documents won’t fail and the vital steps necessary to protect your kids both legally and financially. Sat., 2:00 pm, Granola Babies, Free. All ages. Event details.

Bring the family for a fun day at the cinema with a day of Kidtoons films (G-rated). Sun., 10:30 am, Anaheim GardenWalk, $2.50. All ages. Event details.

What are you doing this weekend? Heading to a museum or going beachside?  

— Leah R. Singer

Image courtesy of The NEW Children’s Museum Facebook page.