While summer may well be winding down and the kids may well be back in school, there are still outdoorsy things to do—so go do them! The Hollywood Bowl honors 400 years of the Bard with Shakespeare at the Bowl this week; actors from the great playwright’s very own Globe Theatre in London perform scenes accompanied by music inspired by his works, including my personal favorite, Nino Rota’s soundtrack to Romeo and Juliet. In other amphitheaters, this is also the final week of Orange County's summer staple, The Pageant of the Masters.
If the "theatah" feels too high falutin’, break on through to the pop culture side at the Redondo Beach Pier, where Doors tribute band Strange Days can light your fire.
The El Segundo Museum of Art, or ESMoA (not sure how it’s pronounced but it is kind of an arty monniker), hosts Tinkertopia. This drop in design and build evening is free for kids and their adult; and it makes good, artistic use of recycled materials.
And finally, if you've been feeling the pain of the California Incline closure, the re-opening this week is celebrated with a once-in-a-lifetime pedestrian-only ramp party.
As always, there are plenty more ideas to be found on the Mommy Poppins Event Calendar.