Weekday Event Picks for LA Kids: British Invasion – Sherlock and Shakespeare, June 8-12

6/8/15 - By Jacqueline Stansbury

Anglophile Angelenos have much to celebrate this week. The Discovery Cube in Orange County debuts The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, a special installation dedicated to the art and science of deduction. Young sleuths work with a detective’s notebook and other hands-on crime-solving activities. Britain's most famous detective follows on the trail of Britain's most famous bard: For a user-friendly introduction to classic theater this week, take the family to the Rogue Artists Ensemble's Shakespeare(ish).

If you prefer to embrace our American heritage, specifically here in the West, this is the week for the Autry's free day. And with summer here (or nearly, depending on your school schedule), music and movies are all over the place. Read on for our top picks for the week.


1. Shakespeare(ish) – Monday
The Rogue Theatre Company riffs on the bard for a deconstructed, reconstructed evening of Shakespeare.
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2. Free Day at the Autry – Tuesday
Always free on the second Tuesday, the Autry with its emphasis on the West is a great museum for kids. Current exhibits include Western Frontiers: Stories of Fact and Fiction and Empire and Liberty, The Civil War and the West.
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3. Sandii Castlebury – Wednesday
Sponsored by the Topanga Banjo and Fiddle contest, this is a free concert at the library to promote folk singing.
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4. The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes – Thursday
The detective who never grows old is in the spotlight at a museum devoted to science and the discovery of the new. Thursday is opening day for the exhibition that runs all summer long.
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5. Outdoor Cinema – Friday
UP! screens free on the Redondo Pier Friday night. OC families who want to introduce their children to classic Hollywood cinema can enjoy High Society at The Great Park in Irvine, also for free.
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There are always plenty more activities on our daily events calendar  and in our monthly GoList. And if you don’t receive our newsletters full of suggestions for family fun, you really should subscribe…it’s free!