YALLWest reaches out to teens and tweens this week with its third annual, two-day YA literary festival in Santa Monica. Actor Chris Colfer, author of Stranger Than Fanfiction, headlines this year’s festival, which features more than 100 authors. Friday is a preview event that includes Story Ball presentations, author panels, and food trucks. Saturday continues with a full day of panels, signings, music, book sales, Quidditch gaming, Scrabble tournaments, giveaways, and more.
This week also brings several events specifically aimed at the special needs community. The Family Autism Event at Pretend City and AMC Theatres Sensory-Friendly Films provide opportunities for kids on the autism spectrum and their families to enjoy community activities in a sensory-friendly, accepting environment. iFLY Hollywood Indoor Skydiving's All-Abilities Night offers the chance for people with mental and physical challenges achieve the dream of flying.
Add to that a little circus, festival, and fireworks, and we've got the makings of a great week!
For lots of other ideas of what to do this week, check out Mommy Poppins Event Calendar and our April GoList. Here are some favorites for the week.