One treat of summer in Los Angeles is something we didn’t have when I was growing up Angeleno: outdoor cinema. Technology has turned what used to be a blurry, difficult to hear experience into something most spectacular. There is nothing quite like enjoying a yummy picnic, followed by a favorite movie. Many of these events are free, and practically every community in the greater LA area has an outdoor movie event. This week, a classic that never disappoints kids or their adults, Toy Story, plays at the Brentwood Country Mart.
The Leonis Adobe in Calabasas dates back to the 1800s and offers a genuine glimpse at our rural days of yore with its Lil Ranchers Days summer activities for kids. This week's edition, “Cooking on the Ranch,” offers more than just food related fun: kids can feed livestock, experience an authentic blacksmith demonstration, and explore the grounds. Sagebrush Cantina, conveniently located next door, has a free lunch for any kids with a coupon from the Adobe.
And this week marks the final run of the season for grunion at Cabrillo Marine aquarium. Something every resident or visitor to our city should experience at least once, a grunion run is a one-of-a-kind natural, nighttime, phenomenon. While grunion can be spotted elsewhere on our shores, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s accompanying movie and egg hatching presentation are worth the drive to San Pedro.