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.


The Rose Bowl
1001 Rose Bowl Drive Area H
Pasadena, CA 91103

Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

Six Flags Magic Mountain
26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy,
Valencia, CA 91355

Santa Monica Place
395 Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Santa Monica Airport Interim Open Space
3223 Donald Douglas Loop S
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Rose Bowl Stadium, Lot K
1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103

South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

Fairplex in Pomona
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768

Marina del Rey Parking Lot 2
13477 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, CA

Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007

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

The Canyon - Montclair
5060 E Montclair Plaza, Space #2020 Montclair Place
Montclair, CA 91764

Heritage Square Museum
3800 Homer Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031

The Plant Drive-In (Van Nuys)
7876 Van Nuys Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91402

Various Locations, including Sears Parking Lot
211 West California Avenue (across the street from Sears)
Glendale, CA 91203

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Lawn
500 Exposition Park Dr,
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Leo Carrillo State Beach
35000 West Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265

Lechuza Beach
31711 Broad Beach Road
Malibu, CA 90265

El Matador Beach
32350 Pacific Coast Highway
Malib, CA 90265

Cabrillo Beach
3720 Stephen M. White Dr.
San Pedro, CA 90731

Terranea Resort
100 Terranea Way Dr
Rancho Palos Verdes , 90275

Abalone Cove Shoreline Park
5970 Palos Verdes Drive South
Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Little Corona del Mar Beach
Ocean Blvd. & Poppy Ave.
Corona del Mar, CA 92625

Table Rock Beach
31561 Table Rock Dr.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Crystal Cove State Park
8471 North Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Ocean Institute Dana Point
24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629

Mount Baldy
8401 Mount Baldy Road
Mount Baldy, CA 91759

Mountain High
24510 State Highway 2
Wrightwood, CA 92648

Lake Arrowhead
28200 Highway 189
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

SkyPark at Santa's Village
28950 Highway 18
Skyforest, CA 92385

Big Bear
43101 Goldmine Drive
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
1 Tramway Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Idyllwild Town Crier
54405 North Circle Drive
Idyllwild, CA 92549

Joshua Tree National Park
6554 Park Boulevard
Joshua Tree, CA 92256

Yosemite
9035 Village Drive
Yosemite Valley, CA 95389

Mammoth Mountain
10001 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Mt. Pinos Campground
Cuddy Valley Road
Frazier Park, CA 93225

Frazier Park Trailhead
OHV Trail 118
Frazier Park, CA 93225

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
13652 Highway 79
Julian, CA 92036

Palomar Mountain State Park
19952 State Park Drive
Palomar Mountain, CA 92060

Shane's Inspiration Inclusive Playground
4800 Crystal Springs Dr
Los Angeles , CA 90027

Pan Pacific Park
7600 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Coldwater Canyon Park
1100 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Roxbury Park
471 S. Roxbury Drive
Beverly Hills, CA

Grand Park LA
200 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tongva Park
1615 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica , CA

Malibu Bluffs Park
24250 Pacific Coast Hwy and Malibu Canyon Rd
Malibu, CA

Polliwog Park
1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Glen Alla Inclusive Playground
4601 Alla Rd
Marina Del Rey , CA 90292

Los Arboles Rocketship Park
5101 Cll De Ricardo
Torrance, CA 90505

Vincent Lugo Park
Prospect Ave. & Wells St.
San Gabriel, CA 91776

Reese's Retreat at Brookside Park
360 N Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103

Castano Fire Station 84 Park
5340 Canoga Ave.
Woodland Hills, 91364

Lacy Park
1485 Virginia Road
San Marino, CA

Lake Balboa
6300 Balboa Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91316

Museum of Illusions
6751 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Lacy Park
1485 Virginia Road
San Marino, CA

Lake Hollywood Park
3160 Canyon Lake Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Elysian Park (near Grace E. Simons Lodge)
1025 Elysian Park Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Brookside Park
480 N. Arroyo Blvd south of the Rose Bowl
Pasadena, CA 91103

Hancock Park at the La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Holmby Park
601 Club View Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Malibu Bluffs Park
24250 Pacific Coast Hwy and Malibu Canyon Rd
Malibu, CA

Hansen Dam Recreation Area
11770 Foothill Blvd.
Lakeview Terrace, CA

Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, 92869

Lake Balboa
6300 Balboa Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91316

Polliwog Park
1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Will Rogers State Park
1501 Will Rogers Park Road
Pacific Palisades, CA

Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 N Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90012-1838

The Old Zoo at Griffith Park
4801 Griffith Park Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Open: America's Teaching Zoo
America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College - 11:00 AM
Hollywood Legion Theater Drive-In
Hollywood American Legion Post 43 - 12:00 PM
Storybook Time in the Farm
Orange County Great Park - 1:00 PM
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