It is not too late to enjoy summertime in CA. If you are looking for some fun (with or without the kids) this weekend, there are plenty of options to choose from.
Here are some of our favorites:
194 Open Houses - Simi/Moorpark, Conejo & West SFV, West Ventura County
Wings Over Camarillo Camarillo
More than 15,000 people flock to Camarillo Airport to watch flying demonstrations of a variety of World War II, civilian, experimental, and historical aircraft.
Echo Park Rising Echo Park
Echo Park Rising is a neighborhood event in its 6th year that focuses on the music, creativity, diversity and small businesses of Echo Park, with multiple stages and activities throughout the weekend.
Garden Concerts for Kids West LA
Renee & Friends close out the popular Garden Concerts at the Getty Center.
Culver City Public Theatre Children's Theatre in the Park Culver City
This is your last weekend to catch CCPT’s free production of Frog Tails in Carlson Park.
Nisei Week Japanese Festival Little Tokyo
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center celebrates the Nisei Week Japanese Festival with cultural exhibitions, entertainment, and activities.
Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival 2016 Griffith Park
Prior to Sunday’s show of The Tempest, the Silver Lake Chorus performs and John Frank, Senior Librarian at LAPL leads a discussion about the intersection between Shakespeare and contemporary culture.
SATURDAY AUGUST 20
Big World Fun Hollywood
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles perform a variety of songs, from Top 40 classics to salsa rhythms to Broadway ballads, at the Ford Amphitheatre. Preshow activities include making a Cuban Orisha doll out of upcycled t-shirts.
Cinemark Community Day Multiple Locations
Free movies at local Cinemark theatres! Selections include a range of recent Dreamworks Animation hits, such as Kung Fu Panda 3, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Home.
New School House Pride Wizards Market Hollywood
Whimsic Alley helps you get geared up for wizarding back-to-school.
Chinatown Summer Nights Chinatown
The last of the nights out in Chinatown features a photo booth, live music, a craft beer garden, food trucks, a roaming magician, and a capuchin monkey.
LA Taco Festival Downtown
Grand Park has tacos and music. Sounds like a perfect day.
Free Autism/Special Needs Play Group North Hollywood
The Shape of Behavior hosts an Autism Playgroup that offers kids and families a chance to socialize while enjoying fun sensory activities.
Campfire Programs at Malibu Creek State Park Calabasas
Look up and explore the "Mysteries & Wonders of the Night Sky" at Malibu Creek State.
Movies (Free and Otherwise)
Movies on the Green Woodland Hills
Bring your minions to Warner Center Park for a free screening of Minions.
Rooftop Cinema Pasadena
Oh, there you are, Peter! Hook screens at Corporate Center Pasadena.
Movies in the Park: Pacific Palisades Pacific Palisades
Where does he get those wonderful toys? Batman (the 1989 version with Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson) screens at Palisades Recreation.
Marina Del Rey Free Movie Nights Marina Del Rey
Oh, wouldn't it be loverly? Burton W. Chace Park has My Fair Lady.
It’s full of stars: 2001: A Space Odyssey screens at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Eat See Hear Beverly Hills
Cult favorite The Goonies screens in La Cienega Park.
Downtown Stage Saturday Concert Series Downtown
Hello, it’s me. I’ll be seeing Todd Rundgren at Pershing Square. It’s either that or bang on the drum all day.
Music in the Park Simi Valley
Rancho Simi Community Park has a whole lotta love for Led Zeppelin tribute band Led Zepagain.
Tiny Porch Concert Series Agoura Hills
Singer/songwriter Eddie Berman visits Peter Strauss Ranch for an intimate performance.
Levitt LA Summer Concert Series in MacArthur Park Downtown
Levitt Pavilion has Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles-based mariachi ensemble Mariachis de Nati Cano.
SUNDAY AUGUST 21
The IMF's 1st Annual Community Picnic Day Griffith Park
This fun health-focused day at Griffith Park raises awareness about multiple myeloma.
A Faery Hunt - Tarzana Tarzana
You faery, me Tarzana.
Kids Concerts at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum Topanga Topanga
Mark Lewis fills the stage at Theatricum Botanicum with his warmth, inventive songs, and stories. He is joined by a band of KITE kids.
[email protected]: Summer Memories? Make Comics! Westwood
That “what I did this summer” essay is sooo much more interesting in comic book form. Pow! Zap!
Autry Explorers: How the West Was Worn Griffith Park
Kids can learn about the use of animals in clothing worn in the American West.
Zimmer Sunday Family Programs Mid-Wilshire
Party Puppet Show brings its Sesame Street-inspired puppets to the Zimmer.
Silents Under the Stars Agoura Hills
Rudolph Valentino stars as both the Sheik and his son in his final film, 1926 silent The Son of the Sheik.
Sunday Outdoor Music Fests
Summer Concerts on the Green: Ka Hale Hula O Pilialohaokalani O Hilo Westwood
Fowler Museum spreads Aloha spirit with a free outdoor hula dance performance.
Jazz on the Lawn Santa Monica
Stewart Street Park has MôForró, playing triangle-driven, hip-swiveling dance music in the traditional, rootsy, “pé de serra” forró style from Brazil.
Concerts on the Green Woodland Hills
Welcome to the Hotel California: Warner Center Park has Eagles tribute The Long Run.
2016 Summer Sounds Free Concert Series West Hollywood
WeHo’s summer music fest ends the season with Mark Christian Miller (Jazz/Swing) at Kings Road Park.
South Pasadena Summer Concerts South Pasadena
Garfield Park says goodbye to the summer with the Caribbean Reggae sounds of Upstream.
Photo credit: Wings Over Camarillo