LA Kids Weekend Events: Aug. 7-9

Don’t let this weekend pass you by. Plan ahead with our guide to all the virtual concerts and shows, and in-person, physically-distanced events and activities happening in Los Angeles. You got this!

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Dance Like a Dino
Sing, dance, and play interactive games with popular kids performer Laurie Berkner, as she hosts a virtual Dinosaur Beach Party concert. She will have everyone up and stomping to her beloved children’s classic, “We Are The Dinosaurs.” All the details.

Pack a Picnic
While park playgrounds and facilities may still be off limits, you can still spread out a blanket and enjoy a meal al fresco on the grass. Discover the best, most under-the-radar picnic destinations around LA.All the details.

Touch a Jellyfish
All the outdoor exhibits are open at Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific. Book online in advance and kids can visit the touch pools, feed the lorikeets, watch the penguins play and more! All the details.

Park Yourself Here
The Valley Cultural Foundation is hosting a Drive-Up Movies series in Woodland Hills. On Sunday, pack up the family and park in front of the big screen to see the original Trolls movie. All the details.

Go On an ODDysey
The Getty Museum and the Troubadour Theater Company bring you a slapstick, family-friendly retelling of Odysseus’s epic adventures in The ODDyssey. Tune in on Sun. at 3p.m. for the 15-20 minute Zoom webisodes, featuring a cast of kooky mythical characters. Event details.

Get a Moo-ve on
The Gentle Barn invites guests to its physically distanced Gentle Barn Drive-Thru on Sun. Go behind the scenes at the barn and meet the cows, pigs, goats, sheep and more, who call this Santa Clarita rescue home. All the details.

Celebrate Summer
On Friday, LA’s Natural History Museum is bringing its popular Summer Nights series to your backyard, with live DJ music, staff presentations and more. For kids, there’s also activities and crafts to keep them entertained. All the details.

Go Stargazing
The Perseid Meteor Shower will be active from now until Aug. 26, but the lights will be brightest starting this weekend, from Sun. night into the pre-dawn hours of Mon. If you’ve been looking for a reason to get out of LA, now would be an ideal time to head to Joshua Tree, one of the top viewing spots in SoCal. All the details.

–Shannan Rouss

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