The eyes of the world are on us this weekend. They're handing out gold statuettes in Hollywood, and everyone who's anyone will be there. Except for me, as my nomination apparently got lost in the mail. No worries, there's tons of other things to do in the Southland (and they come with significantly less gridlock).
For starters, this is a big weekend for cats, hats, green eggs, and Whos, as the one-and-only Dr. Seuss is celebrated in a number of storied events. Bob Baker, the legendary puppeteer, has a weekend of activities in his name, no strings attached! (Scratch that, there are many, many strings.) And to go with all those strings: beads, as the Mardi Gras good times roll into town.
From celebrity storytellers to throwback train fares to brand new parks to the kindness of monsters....while it's an honor just to be nominated, there's no denying this weekend is full of win.
Keep reading for our award-winning picks for this weekend...