We all know what an SUV is, but who knew that an ETV is an Egg Transport Vehicle? The Discovery Cubes in LA and OC are dedicating the week to engineers, with events at both locations every day this week. The celebration culminates in a weekend egg drop: ambitious young engineers can spend the week designing and test driving their homemade ETVs, then bring them to the museum on Saturday to see how their eggy passengers survive being transported 20 feet, straight down. While prepping at home, perhaps parents of engineers should collect data regarding whether egg yolk is good for hardwood floors.
Those more interested in nautical transportation can check out the Los Angeles Boat Show this week. As I suspected, there will be boats on display indoors at the L.A. Convention Center. What I didn’t realize, but, duh, kind of obvious, is that sailboats and powerboats 35 feet or longer are presented in the water at Burton Chase Park in Marina Del Rey. There’s a free shuttle between the two locations.
February is Black History Month, and this week brings a free chance to celebrate with stories at a Sunshine Drum Circle with Ina Buckner-Barnette and Chazz the Great Percussionist. And speaking of FREE, the Giggles 'n' Hugs free weekday admission offer is around for one more week.
If we still haven’t floated your boat, there are many more options on the Mommy Poppins Event Calendar and Monthly GoList.