Weekday Event Picks for LA Kids: Juggling, Dogs, and Dancing, August 10-14

8/10/15 - By Jacqueline Stansbury

Inevitably, as we make our way through the summer, there are things that look like fun to do that we don't get around to doing; so here is a gentle reminder. Our weather has been sublime, and there are so many opportunities to enjoy the out-of-doors: concerts, movies, Shakespeare, The Hollywood Bowl, and stargazing all come to mind.  My own family will be celebrating our daughter (and the weather) on the beach this week: Happy Birthday, Juliet! 

Many of you may have read our review of Inside Out. When Roberta says the show at El Capitan is worth the expense and bother of braving Hollywood Boulevard at the height of tourist season, she knows what she is talking about. My daughter loved the movie, and the pre-show was indeed spectacular, combining live action and 3-D for a truly psychedelic experience.

Be sure to check out our Event Calendar for more free and discounted activities.


1. Randy Kaplan – Monday
Hailed by the Nashville Blues Society as “one of the nation’s foremost children’s entertainers,” Randy Kaplan brings his quirky combination of comedic storytelling and folk music to the Woodland Hills Library.
See all Monday events

2. World Record Juggling – Tuesday
A free Kids Club event at Marina Del Rey’s Waterside mall has lots of things up in the air. Meet by the fountain to be amazed.
See all Tuesday events

3. Tail Waggin’ Tutors – Wednesday
The canines are coming to the library in Silver Lake. Apparently, they enjoy a good story and will listen without comment. Kids can practice their reading skills with this most appreciative audience. Sierra Madre families have a similar opportunity on Thursday.
See all Wednesday events

4. Concerts on Cañon – Thursday
The Westside Jazz ensemble performs for free in the Beverly Cañon Gardens, adjacent to the Montage Hotel. Bring a picnic.
See all Thursday events

5. Dance Downtown – Friday
This week the theme is Disco from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Food is available for purchase, or bring your own. No need to lug chairs or blankets; the Music Center will provide tables and seating for this outdoor dance party in our newest old neighborhood – DTLA.
See all Friday events

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!