Los Angeles Times Festival of Books


The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The Festival was an immediate success and has evolved to include live bands, poetry readings, chef demos, cultural entertainment and artists creating their work on-site. […]


Spring Camp – Superhero Bugs


In this weeklong camp, children (ages 5-8) will examine the science and anatomy of bugs and use this knowledge to write a comic book story about an insect-based superhero of their own creation! Campers will also visit with some of our resident bugs, create superhero bug costumes, learn comic book drawing techniques, and write a […]


ArtNight Pasadena

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At Kidspace during ArtNight Pasadena, explore the art, history, and culture of puppetry. Create your own finger and animal puppets, learn the mechanics of marionettes and design one in the Imagination Workshop. Enjoy a puppetry performance by The Crayon Court at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 pm, followed by a professional puppeteering demonstration. Admission to Kidspace, […]


“Mutti Gras” Pet Parade & Costume Contest


L.A.’s favorite Mardi Gras celebration returns for its 26th year straight! Join us all weekend, rain or shine, including Fat Tuesday, February 17 for the finest New Orleans and Zydeco music, strolling parade bands, activities for kids, bead-throwing, and our Mutti Gras Pet Parade and Costume Contest. Download our event flyer for a complete schedule. […]


Family Fun: Valentine’s Day Treats at Sur La Table

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What better way to say “I love you” than with a treat made with the little ones you love most? Join us for a fun family get together filled with baking, laughing and sugar! Decorate your way into your Valentine’s heart with delicious cookies, dipped treats and chocolate cupcakes made even easier with some helpful […]


Valentine’s Card Making at Purple Twig


Valentines Day is a wonderful celebration of friendship. Come make printed Valentines. Make them for your classmates. Make them for your family.  Make them for all you love.  After we print them up we will add some delightful glitter to make them really special. We will also be having a neighborhood kids bake sale from […]


One Million Kids for Equality Launches Before SCOTUS Ruling


  One Million Kids For Equality, in coalition with The Personal Stories Project and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Rainbow Center, have officially launched a historic and very ambitious campaign to engage One Million Kids ahead of this summer’s historic ruling on marriage equality. The campaign started Thursday with the launch of a temporary website, a […]


Man Down! A Gay Dad Wants To Wave His White Flag

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By Henry Amador Tired, irritated, angry, distant, envious, tired, overwhelmed, tired, judgmental, did I say tired? These are some of the ways I have been feeling lately and that really has me feeling, well… tired, irritated, angry, distant, envious, overwhelmed, judgmental and tired, really tired. I was recently featured in an article on Buzzfeed about […]