Look, we here at Mommy Poppins don't play favorites, but even we have to admit that this weekend little Santa Monica is really something special. It becomes the geographic center of the YA world with Yallwest, earns a standing O for outstanding children's theater, takes a last bow for the kiddie concert on the pier, offers up tricks on two wheels (like trading out our old bikes and maybe teaching us to ride), and composes a love poem to literacy in Virginia Park.
Not that our other 'hoods aren't making us proud with their accomplishments: Santa Ana celebrates Cinco de Mayo and May Day. Downtown celebrates Cinco de Mayo, children's film, Children's Day, and opera (because it's classy). Van Nuys celebrates vegan eats; Downey celebrates Open Streets; Fillmore and Fullerton celebrate railroads, and Sun Valley celebrates sanitation.
Public service announcement to sons, daughters, grandchildren, spouses, and friends: May is the time for honoring mothers. As in Mother’s Day. As in next Sunday. There’s still time to prepare. Your momma will love you regardless, but who's to say a little extra effort couldn't win you a spot as new favorite?
Keep reading for our most favored picks for this weekend...