Kids Run the Bases. Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Angels
Kids Run the Bases. Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Angels

Weekend Fun for LA Kids: Wooden Boats, Fun-A-Palooza, REDCAT, Playhouse Block Party

Can you feel that? That's summer getting ready to pop. Whether or not summer break has started for you personally is moot; if it hasn't it will soon, and enough Angelenos are in flipflops-and-beachbags mode that, on average, we are all on vacation anyway.

So how are you kicking off your summer break, which may or may not have started yet? You could be competing in the Special Olympics Summer Games (or cheering on the exceptional athletes who are). You could be winning a Tony (or cheering on the talented performers who are). You could be winning an award from the PBS SoCal Kids Writers contest (or cheering on the talented writers who are). You could be rounding the bases at Angels Stadium. You really could. If you're under 13. Otherwise, you can (checks notes) cheer on the kids who can. Remember: they also win who only stand and cheer.

More summer series are starting this weekend, and everyone is in a partying mood. We have kid-centric moviesfree videogame play, wooden boats, cardboard cars, hard-shelled heroes, a fun-a-palooza, sweet, sweet treats, oceans, fishcartoons, dance, and sanitation. Summer 2019 is go for launch!

Keep reading to get this summer started...


Promenade on the Peninsula
550 Deep Valley Drive
Palos Verdes, CA 90274

The Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Hollywood Palladium
6215 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater
631 West 2nd Street Located in the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex
Los Angeles, CA 90012

California State University, Long Beach
6000 E Atherton St (enter by the Pyramid)
Long Beach, CA 90815

El Molino Ave. and Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Balboa Yacht Club
1600 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92661

The Paley Center for Media
465 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd Lovelace Studio Theatre
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

CBS Studios
4204 Radford Avenue
Studio City, CA

Clark Regional Park
8800 Rosecrans Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90621

Union Station
800 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dockweiler Youth Center
12505 Vista del Mar
Los Angeles, CA 90245

The Expo Center
3990 Menlo Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90037

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

Century Park Elementary School
10935 S. Spinning Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90303

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

New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Trippet Ranch - Topanga State Park
20828 Entrada Rd
Topanga, 90290

Point Fermin Lighthouse
807 W Paseo Del Mar
San Pedro, CA 90731

AWH Ranch
10157 Johanna Ave.
Shadow Hills, CA 91040

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

Pasadena Central Library
285 E. Walnut St. Children’s Story Room
Pasadena, CA 91101

East End Downtown Santa Ana, including
305 E 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA

Westfield Culver City
6000 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230

Los Angeles Central Library
630 W 5th St Mark Taper Auditorium
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027

EXPO Center
3980 Bill Robertson Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Chinatown Central Plaza
943-951 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Memorial Park Bandshell
222 West Sierra Madre Blvd
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Old Pasadena District
99 E. Colorado Blvd and locations throughout Old Pasadena
Pasadena , CA 91105

Rotating Locations, including Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Ave
Pasadena , CA 91101

Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd
Topanga, CA 90290

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Angel Stadium
2000 E Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA

LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center
23400 Park Sorrento
Calabasas, CA 91302

Barnes Park Amphitheater
350 W. McPherrin Ave
Monterey Park, CA

La Cañada Memorial Park
1301 Foothill Blvd
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
16th Annual KidsFilmFest
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Save with Stories
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National Doughnut Week: Free Krispy Kreme!
Krispy Kreme - Participating Locations - various times Pick
Reserve Tickets for the Free Day at Free Day at the Arboretum
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden - 9:00 AM
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