Weekday Event Picks for LA Kids: New Toys, Old Movies, & Wildlife, June 15-19

6/15/15 - By Jacqueline Stansbury

As parents, we worry a lot about street safety when it comes to our children. Can you imagine how it must be in the animal kingdom? Temescal Gateway Park explores this topic with the program Crossing Los Angeles on Four Legs: Wildlife Commuting Strategies in a Complex Landscape. An afternoon hike, picnic dinner, and a nature lecture make this a perfect summer evening.

The Studio City Library Science Program has Little Bits, a newish toy that introduces kids to working with electronic components, and the no-legged grunion run again in the wee hours of a summer night. A Gene Kelly/Judy Garland classic rounds out the week at El Segundo’s Old Town Music Hall; introduce the kids to a good old-fashioned musical in a good-old fashioned setting, where every show begins with a comedy short and an audience sing-along accompanied by a live pipe organ. Of course, if a brand-new movie is more your speed, be sure to enter our contest for a chance to win free tickets to a sneak peek screening of Minions!


1. Little Bits – Monday
The Studio City branch of the public library’s Science Explorers Club continues this week, using the kid friendly electronic components Little Bits. And as long as you're in the neighborhood, we know of 25 other things you could do in Studio City.
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2. Crossing LA on Four Legs – Tuesday
Temescal Gateway Park is the perfect location for this lecture that looks at how our four legged friends navigate their increasingly urbanized habitat. While the park itself is a rustic oasis, it is accessed from one of our busiest thoroughfares: Sunset Blvd.
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3. Midweek Movie – Wednesday
There are lots of ways to catch discounted kid friendly movies today. Check the $1 summer deals at Regal Theatres or Cinemark for a good start.
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4. An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success – Thursday
This in-store screening of American Girl's latest DVD release includes a goody-bag, red carpet photo op, and the chance to win a Grace doll. The movie sounds fun: Grace loves to bake and gets to do it in Paris.
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5. For Me and My Gal – Friday
Judy Garland’s first adult role and Gene Kelly’s feature debut are both in this classic film; it's got great songs, and everybody should get to the Old Town Music Hall at least once.
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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!