Purim fun. Photo courtesy of Alpert JCC
Purim fun. Photo courtesy of Alpert JCC

Things To Do and What's Canceled in LA this Weekend: Patrick's, Purim, and Butterflies

As the weekend approaches, rain is in the forecast, and a public health crisis is looming. As of this writing, most major venues are still open, extra precautions are being taken, and, this being Los Angeles, the show still goes on

But we are starting to hear of more canceled events, particularly the large scale ones (Coachella, E3, the sport of basketball). The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has been postponed until October. A number of universities and private schools are transitioning to online classes for the next few weeks, though we have not heard much of public school closures on the K-12 side.

We're doing our best to keep our calendar updated with canceled or postponed events (we've listed several at the end of this post). Since the landscape is rapidly changing we suggest checking with the venue for up-to-the-minute information. Now might be a good time to avail yourself of our "Boredom Busters" guide, aka how to stay home with your kids for extended periods of time without driving each other bananas.

The disruption in daily routine may be hard for kids to make sense of, and they may need some reassurance. I’m reminded of the Mr Rogers quote about dealing with crisis: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping... If you look for the helpers you will know that there is hope."  In this coronavirus crisis, we are all the helpers. By washing our hands, sneezing into our elbows, and maintaining social distance, we are all doing our part to limit the spread of this illness. We are all the helpers, and if for a short time we scale back on our activities, we are doing it to keep our friends, our family, and our neighbors healthy.  

Keep reading for our healthiest, and most helpful, suggestions for the weekend...


Moorpark College Teaching Zoo
7075 Campus Road
Moorpark, CA 93021

Kidspace Children's Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103

Dana Point
Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Santa Ana Zoo
1801 East Chestnut Avenue
Santa Ana, CA

El Capitan Theatre Hollywood
6838 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Agoura Hilla/Calabasas Community Center
27040 Malibu Hills Road
Calabasas, CA 91301

Discovery Cube OC
2500 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Mile Square Regional Park
16801 Euclid Street
Fountain Valley, CA

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M. White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731

Children's Book World
10580 1/2 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

The Broad Stage
1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Village Green at Oso Viejo Park
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Norton Simon Museum
411 West Colorado Blvd
Pasadena , CA 91105

Reed Park, just north of Miles Memorial Playhouse
1130 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 N Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA 91007

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Temple Israel of Hollywood
7300 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M. White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731

Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802

Rancho Sierra Vista
Potrero Rd & Via Goleta
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320

Los Angeles Ballet
11755 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024

24 Hour Coin Laundry
7926 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90044

San Buenaventura Mission
211 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001

Pier and Hermosa
Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Madrid Theatre
21622 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303

Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Huntington Central Park
18000 Goldenwest St,
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA 91107

Lowe's - All Locations
2800 120th Street
Hawthorne, CA 90250

One Colorado
24 East Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91103

Temple Judea
5429 Lindley Avenue
Tarzana, CA 91356

Valley Beth Shalom
15739 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91436

Dolby Theater
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood , CA 90028

Ontario Convention Center
2000 E Convention Center Way,
Ontario,, CA 91764
Harry Potter at Home
- various times Pick
A Hamilton Read-Along
- various times Pick
Live from La Brea Tar Pits
- various times Pick
Movies in Your Car - Ventura
Ventura County Fairgrounds - 8:00 PM
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