The Sawdust Art & Craft Festival kicks off in Laguna Beach this week. The summer-long event features a Children's Art Spot and demonstrations by artists and craftspeople, including glass-blowing, ceramics, and jewelry-making. Families can make a day of it in Laguna by visiting the nearby Art-a-Fair, also opening Friday, and the Festival of Arts, which is host to the unique Pageant of the Masters, beginning next week.
Continuing the arts round-up, families can brush up their Shakespeare at one of the Southland's free summer festivals: Shakespeare by the Sea celebrates its 20th year with productions at 24 sites throughout LA and OC, including Taming of the Shrew at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro this week, and the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival is underway with the Independent Shakespeare Company's Measure for Measure kicking off the season. Our review from last year has all the key info for enjoying this festival.
And, since we cannot live by art and Shakespeare alone, there are also plenty of free concerts, free movies and movie festivals going on—pretty much one for every day this week.
Here are some picks for the week; there's much more to be found on the Mommy Poppins Event Calendar. Read on for our favorite outings this week.