Ride the rails with throwback anniversary prices. Photo courtesy of Irvine Park Railroad
Ride the rails with throwback anniversary prices. Photo courtesy of Irvine Park Railroad

Here Are the Things You Want To Do this Weekend in LA: Purim, Pokemon, and Irvine Railroad

For a city still on lockdown, we sure have a heck of a lot of fun things to do. This weekend you can drive through Magic Mountain for a car-tastic experience, you can dive under the sea with your favorite angular sea sponge, and you can climb aboard for Irvine Railroad's annual fest.

It's time once again to pay tribute to LA icon Bob Baker as his puppets take over Union Station and from there the entire city. Tom & Jerry are taking over NYC in their new feature film, which you can see at your house or at a drive-in. There are celebrations for African American History month, camellias and cute kids, and the music of Pokemon (with Post Malone!).  And break out the hamantaschen, because Purim is celebrated with both virtual and in-person events.

There are more fresh and fun ways to engage your kids with Poppins@Home: It's a wonderful world of wizards with Snapology, Brick Art & Design teaches kids how to create museum-worthy masterpieces, and littles can learn their ABC's and the laws of science with Science Through the Alphabet.

Keep reading for even more fun and festive things to do...

While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining an appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do.

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Santa Monica Airport Interim Open Space

Marina del Rey Parking Lot 2
upcoming events
(Fri Jun 18, 2021 - Sun Sep 5, 2021) Marina Drive-In Movie Series

Various Locations, including Sears Parking Lot
upcoming events
(Thu Mar 4, 2021 - Sun Jun 27, 2021) Electric Dusk Drive-In 2021

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Lawn
Next Step Virtual Financial Camp
Zoom link provided with registration - 9:30 AM
Scratch Junior Coding Camp for 4 to 7 Years
Young Gates-KIds Online Personalized Classes - 10:15 AM
Intro to Excel Sheets Programming Course
Young Gates-KIds Online Personalized Classes - 11:30 AM
The Daydreamer's Academy Movie-Making Summer Camp
The Daydreamer's Academy - 12:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides