So, maybe, just maybe, your Mother’s Day wasn’t all that. Fear not. This coming week can be all about you. Start in Santa Monica on Monday, where moms get a free Tasti D Lite and a discounted kids' cup. I love this promotion, because so often it’s the kiddies who get the freebies, but we’re the ones paying when it isn’t gratis. On Tuesday, there are all sorts of kids clubs at the malls: puppets pop up in the Marina and Calabasas, and Rhythm Child is rocking in Glendale. Take yourself shopping, and buy some extra browsing time from your kids with the promise of free entertainment. End the week comfy and chic when Splendid and Ella Moss have a warehouse sale at the Cooper building in DTLA.
Shopping has its place, and I would never suggest someone blow off a warehouse sale, but Friday is also special because ET comes home. Actually, that’s External Tank-94, Nasa’s last remaining fuel take which is stopping at Fisherman’s Village before settling into the California Science Center beside Endeavour. Like the shuttle's dramatic arrival three years ago, this is a once-in-a-lifetime, unique opportunity, and it is free.
Meanwhile, the libraries are pretty interesting this week, too. In Mar Vista they're making mummies and decorating sarcophagi, while in Culver City teens are invited to learn to play the ukulele.
Many more ways to learn and play this week can be found on Mommy Poppins’ Event Calendar and Monthly GoList.