Skirball’s Family Amphitheater Performances: The Show Ponies

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This summer, Skirball is putting on a summer concert series called “Family Amphitheater Performances.” Each weekend features a new band with a different sound and style that will take you and your family on a musical road trip across America.   Invoking the spirit of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Show Poniesenliven […]

My Twins’ Offers To Help Are Not Helpful

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By: Amber Leventry I walk a messy line between allowing my boys to help me with daily tasks and overriding their demands and little toddler screams of, “I do help!” My willingness to embrace their eagerness so they can achieve independence and life-long skills of knowing how to take care of themselves veers in and […]

Kidspace Performance Series: Earthworm Ensemble

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Enjoy a show in Kidspace’s Stone Hollow Amphitheater this summer! All performances will start at 12:30 pm and will be free with museum admission. Earthworm Ensemble will close out this year’s performance series with their family folk/country music style. Enjoy singing along with songs about the Earth and green living and listen to the sounds of the […]

The O.C. Fair

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The Orange County Fair provides extra family entertainment this year to celebrate its 125th anniversary! Entertainment includes rides, exhibits, animals, free music, as well as the popular Pacific Amphitheatre Summer Concert Series(with concerts by Willie Nelson, The Band Perry, Huey Lewis, Echo and the Bunnymen, The B-52s and more), the Action Sports Arena, and of […]

30th Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts

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HOLLYWOOD ARTS COUNCIL TO PRESENT 30TH ANNUAL FREE CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS SUNDAY, AUGUST 9TH AT PARAMOUNT PICTURES FREE One-Day Only Festival on Sunday, August 9, 2015 from 12 Noon – 4:30 p.m. This fun, family event features Live Performances of Dance & Music From Around The World, Celebrities, Family Art Workshops, Face Painting […]

Skirball’s Family Amphitheater Performances: Randy Kaplan

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This summer Skirball is putting on a summer concert series called “Family Amphitheater Performances.” Each weekend features a new band with a different sound and style that will take you and your family on a musical road trip across America.   Roots rocker Randy Kaplan, described by New York magazine as “one of those happy-they-exist […]

Wine Tasting Family Fun Event at Barnsdall

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Normally a wine tasting doesn’t sound like a very kid-friendly event.  But this isn’t your normal wine tasting.  Unwind and enjoy the beautiful Barnsdall Art Park as the sun is setting, from the gated gardens of the historic Hollyhock House. Silverlake Wine presents four selections of boutique, small production, artisanal wines from around the globe. […]

Picnic on the Promenade: Create a Chalk Art Masterpiece/Build a Flower Bouquet

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Escape from the cubicle and enjoy lunch at Downtown Santa Monica’s Picnic on the Promenade. This annual summer series eases locals and Promenade walkers into the weekend every Friday afternoon with live music, classic board games, interactive challenges, and free services from Downtown merchants. Bring a lunch or grab-and-go from one of Downtown’s award-winning eateries […]