Weekday Event Picks for LA Kids: Cool Movies and One Last Splash, August 31-September 4

8/31/15 - By Jacqueline Stansbury

Summer is definitely ending on a hot note. It’s hard to send the kids off to school when the beach beckons, but for those of us whose summer ends before Labor Day, that’s the way the popsicle drips. I’m trying to ease the transition with lots of after school ice cream and fro-yo, and sometimes we even get to the pool or the beach. Speaking of which, I am seriously contemplating a round of hooky on Monday, because it’s the very last dollar splash day at the Annenberg Beach House. If you don’t get there for that, be aware that the pool is closed from October to May, though if this weather keeps up, they may have to reconsider that schedule.

One place you can always find AC is the movie theater. It’s Disney Princess week in Huntington Beach, where one admission gets you four movies plus four short subjects. And Friday night is for fairs: Malibu, Orange, and Santa Ana all have something planned for Labor Day weekend, and the fairest of them all (it is princess week after all), LA County Fair in Pomona, also opens this weekend.

Don’t forget it’s the first Tuesday and Wednesday of the month this week; brick builders know that means free LEGO. Also, be sure to check our daily event calendar. There is much to do this week.


1. Dollar Splash Day– Monday
One final hurrah at the glorious Annenberg Beach House pool.
See all Monday events

2. Disney Event – Tuesday
The Century Huntington Beach Theatre is screening Disney Princess movies all day, every day. One admission gets you into all four: Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Princess and the Frog, and Mulan.
See all Tuesday events

3. Job Shadow: Bird Biologist – Wednesday
Middle schoolers and teens can learn what it takes to be an aviculturist, or for those of us whose latin is rusty, bird expert. Kids prepare food and create enrichment toys for the lorikeets.
See all Wednesday events

4. Silver Lake Picture Show – Thursday
This week it’s a free, al fresco screening of Homeward Bound.
See all Thursday events

5. Fairs for Labor Day - Friday
In Malibu it’s a Chili cook-off, in Orange the International Street Fair includes a Children’s Street, classic carnival rides can be found in Santa Ana and what can’t you find at the L.A. County Fair?
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!