Photo courtesy of Nick Gabaldon Day
Photo courtesy of Nick Gabaldon Day

Weekend Fun for LA Kids: Lummis Day, Nick Gabaldon, and The Great Big Day of Play

If we had had confidence that there was nothing to do this weekend, we would have said so. But we did not. Because there isn't not. By which we mean to say there is. Lots to do this weekend. As full a calendar you're likely to see, to be surpassed only by next week's, and the one after that.

You may have heard tell that there was no illusion, no construction of golf greens, but the facts will show that there was and there are. We've laid it all out for you. We are not afraid to make waves. Or to surf them. If you want to know the facts of this coming weekend, check out the preponderance of events that can be found on our daily events calendar (conveniently sorted chronologically). The truth is out there if you're just willing to read

Of course, it's not our job to tell you what to do with your kids. You are the parents. You make those choices. And if your (correct) choice is to take them to a free outdoor concert at Pasadena City Hall that celebrates music that made the leap from Broadway to Hollywood, well all we can say then is bravo, encore, well done. Are you teaching your kids to put the steam in punk? You've turned this parenting thing into an art! Can we expect to see you at The Great Big Day of Play (of which Mommy Poppins is a humble media partner)? Well, then, cross out whatever picture is in the dictionary next to awesome parent, because your fresh-faced visage is what belongs there.

 Keep reading for our unredacted account of this weekend's worthiest picks...


Orange Empire Railway Museum
2201 South 'A' Street
Perris, CA

Lake Forest Nature Park
26215 Dimension Dr
Lake Forest, CA

Multiple Locations, including Sycamore Grove Park
4700 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042

El Capitan Theatre Hollywood
6838 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

Laguna Hills Mall
24155 Laguna Hills Mall
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Bay Street Beach
near Bay Street and Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401

North Central District Yard
452 North San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90031

Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Home Depot - All Locations
5600 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

Ventura Harbor Village
1583 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001

Automobile Driving Museum
610 Lairport Street
El Segundo, CA 90245

Sherman Oaks Galleria
15301-15303 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks , CA 91403

Planes of Fame Air Museum
14998 Cal Aero Drive
Chino, CA 91710

18th Street Arts Center
1639 18th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404

City of Cypress Civic Center
5275 Orange Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630

Altadena Library
600 E Mariposa St
Altadena, CA 91001

Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

L.A. Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Oak Park High School
899 Kanan Rd
Oak Park, CA 91377

Hollywood Bowl
2301 N Highland Ave
Hollywood, CA 90068

Various parks in Agoura Hills, including Forest Cove Park,
5451 Forest Cove Lane
Agoura Hills, CA 93065

Pasadena City Hall
100 Garfield Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038

The Autry in Griffith Park
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027

The Fonda Theater
6126 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main St
Santa Ana , CA 92706

Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park
30952 Oso Parkway
Coto de Caza, CA 92679

McCabe's Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

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

Old Town Tustin
El Camino Real & E Main St
Tustin, CA 92780

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024

MOCA Grand Avenue
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Balboa Island
Balboa Island
Newport Beach, CA 92661

LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036