As the school year concludes, every night of the week can bring another big, end-of-year school event. Here's hoping you don't have anything planned on Monday, because the grunion are running! In honor of this recurring marine biology cycle enjoyed by generations of Angelenos, the Cabrillo Aquarium hosts its annual Fish-tival. A grunion run is something that every child growing up in the City of Angels should experience at least once. Monday’s festival offers hands-on labs and instruction; it's an event worth staying up late on a school night, though the grunion will be running through July.
For kids of a certain age, there is no member of our community more fascinating than the fireman. I will never forget the earnestness of my son when he donned a red fire hat and set about the important work of wielding a hose against the fearsome element of fire. The NoHo FD pays a visit to the North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Branch of the public Library to thrill a few more little tykes with a demonstration this week.
Finish the week with two classics under the same roof when Bob Baker’s Marionette Theater hosts a screening of Pippi in the South Seas. The ginger-haired Ms. Longstocking gets up to all sorts of antics, and the kids will get a kick out of the bizarrely synced dubbing.
MOCA is free Thursday night, and lasers light up the library in Gardena. Many more ways to fill the week can be found on Mommy Poppins’ Event Calendar and monthly GoList.