Weekday Event Picks for LA Kids: Manly Music, Moonlight Movies, Museum Nights, August 17-21

8/16/15 - By Jacqueline Stansbury

Keeping cool will be a challenge this week, but Frozen is back at El Capitan for an end of summer sing-a-long. If movie theater AC doesn’t do it for you, cool off with gelatoice cream, or fro-yo, then head to the beach; we have plenty of them. At some you can even catch a free concert or movie. Another way to keep cool on a hot day is by heading indoors to an ice skating rink. Or, if you'd prefer to just read about skating, hockey lovers and the LA Kings will be spending some quality storytime together at the Brentwood branch library. And this is the last week to celebrate summer nights in the garden at the Natural History Museum. 

Finally, if you have a boy whose voice is in flux as he creeps from tween to teen, you may want to bring him to the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus auditions this week. The LACC’s Young Men’s Ensemble is one of few in the country to serve the changing male voice.

As always there os plenty more on the Mommy Poppins’ Event Calendar.


1. Auditions for Young Men’s Ensemble of LACC – Monday
LACC is a choir for young men and boys who want to sing, even as their voices are evolving. This unique group attends to each individual’s changing voice. Auditions involve performing, sight reading, and a taking music theory test.
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2. Moonlight Movies on the Beach – Tuesday
Catch a free showing of Guardians of the Galaxy at Granada Beach in Long Beach; this is one of those movies that is as fun for grown-ups as it is for kids. Parking is free. Snacks are not, but popcorn will be available for purchase.
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3. Hockey Story Time with LA Kings and Bailey – Wednesday Hockey fans can meet the ice crew, get autographs, and take pictures with Bailey the Mascot at a refreshingly cool story time at Brentwood's Bruce David Kaufman Branch of the library.
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4. Frozen Sing-a-Long – Thursday
The El Capitan has it all figured out. Just in case you don’t have the lyrics memorized, they will be projected for you. This tale of sisters, snow, and sorcery should be the perfect way to chill. Be sure read our parent review, if this is your first time.
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5. Summer Nights in the Garden – Friday
The Natural History Museum takes it outdoors one last time this summer for music, food trucks, garden tours, and crafts. Admission is free, but some activities require tickets, so it's wise to arrive early. RSVPs are already full this week, but some tickets will be available at the door.
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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!