Stella Adler Academy/Theatre

"Dora the Explorer," Kids fare at the
kodak Theater

6773 Hollywood Blvd. 2nd Fl, (323) 465-4446.
Youth and children’s acting workshops (call for schedule). (see THEATRE)
Autry Museum Of Western Heritage
4700 Western Heritage Way. (323) 667-2000.
The Los Angeles Times Children's Discovery Gallery is the place to explore, learn and have fun.
July 4: July 4th Celebrations, 12pm
July 5: Family Workshop “Potter’s Stamp” 1pm
July 25: Family Night “Beach Pajama Party” 6:30pm
July 30: Preschool Program “Be a Potter!” 11am
Aug 2: Family Workshop “Western Toys” 1pm
Aug 27: Preschool Program “Ten Little Rabbits” 11am
Sept 6: Family Workshop “Creating Tiles of the West” 1pm
Sept 11: Family Workshop “Remembrance Day” 1pm
Sept 24: Preschool Program “When Clay Sings” 11am
Ford Ampitheatre
2580 Cahuenga Blvd., East (323) 461-3673. Lovely historic outdoor amphitheatre. Travel the world with “Big! World! Fun!” for children and their parents. Programs begin at 10am. Children free, Adults $5. Call for reservations.
July 12: Los Angeles Korean Dance Academy: Korean Traditional Dance
July 26: Taiko Drumming: Japanese-American Rhythms
Aug 2: Gulistan Dance Theatre: Dance of Central Asia the Middle East
Aug 9: Asha’s Baba: African Music Storytelling
Aug 16: Ballet Folklorico Panameno de Elisa De Cespedes: Folk Dance Music of Panama.
Aug 23: Inca: The Peruvian Ensemble: Music and Dance of Peru
Aug 30: Pacifico Dance Company: Games Dances of Mexico
Sept 6: Aztec Empire: Aztec Stories
Sept 13: Great Leap: Stories of the Asian, Latino African-American Experiences.
Sept 20: Alex Acuna, Justo Almario Friends: Pan-American Music
Sept 27: Troubadour Theatre Company: Funky Punks Go To Hollywood
John C. Fremont Library
6121 Melrose Ave., (323) 962-3521.Mother Goose Storytime, Tues 10:30am with stories, puppets, rhythms and surprises. Summer Reading Club with children’s activities, Tues 3:30pm.
Family Nights, Mon 6:30pm:
July 7: Alligator Al
July 14: Wildlife Wendy
July 21: Old Fashion Puppet Melodrama
July 28: Silk Cut, the Magic Team
Aug 4: Marcus Miller Drums
Aug 11: Danza Azteca Xochipilli
Aug 18: Full Spectrum, Portable Planetarium
Aug 25: Loose with Dr. Suess! Suessian characters on stage
Frances Howard Goldwyn Public Library
1623 N. Ivar, (323) 856-8260.

“Grandparents Books” Tues, Thurs, Fri 3-5pm.
July 12: Sing-a-long tour of USA, 2pm
July 24: Children’s Authors “Meet the Authors Program”, 2pm
Aug 9: Storytelling “How to Make a Pie See the World”, 2pm
Aug 23: Practice Reading with Dogs (RSVP required), 2pm
Cahuenga Branch Library
4591 Santa Monica Blvd., (323) 664-6418.
Craft Story Hour every Tuesday at 4pm, featuring special guest musicians, magicians, and presentations.
California Youth Theatre
1605 N. Ivar, (310) 657-3270. Non-profit educational arts organization provides youth ages 12-21 opportunities to explore and participate in all aspects of the performing arts.
Chevalier's Books
126 N. Larchmont, (323) 465-1334.
Story-telling every Saturday from 10:30-11am
Durant Public Library
1403 N. Gardner (323) 876-2741. “Grandparents Books” Mon-Fri, 2:30-4pm (to 5pm on Tues). Every Thursday in July Aug, teen volunteers will play games and make crafts with children 1pm-4pm.
July 10: Drama Workshop w/ Christina Conte, 4pm.
July 31: Mask Making w/ Danli Bayne, 4pm.
Aug 26: End of Summer Party w/ guest author Q.L. Pearce, 4pm.
Cast Theater/Theatre DisBarnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd, (323) 660-6268.
“Sunday Open Sunday (SOS)” art workshops,
free admission:

July 13: “Mapping the Everyday” with Irina Contreas, 2-4pm
July 27: “Habitats for Insects” with artist Michael Fritzen, 2-4pm
Aug 3: “Botanical Observations” with artist Anita Bunn, 2-4pm
Aug 17: “Welcoming Altars” with artist Daisy Tonantzin, 2-4pm
Boys Girls Club of Hollywood
850 N. Cahuenga Blvd., (323) 464-7325.
Fun with a purpose is their most important rule.trict
804 N. El Centro, (323) 957-2343. The Theatre District at the Cast presents “Not So Tall Tales,” an afternoon series for kids with storytelling, theatre, dance, and re-interpretation of classic fairy tales. Sat Sun 2pm, thru Aug 24.
El Capitan Theatre
6838 Hollywood Blvd., (800) DISNEY-6. A classic movie palace built in 1925 and fabulously restored. Its outer lobby is a visual treat and the beautiful interior offers modern comfort and state-of-the-art sound.
“Pirates of the Caribbean” July 9-Aug 3. “Freaky Friday” (with Disney Princess Tea after the show) Aug 6-Sept 1. Showtimes: 9:30am, 12:15, 2:45, 5:30, 7:45 10:15pm. (See FILM and PLACES)
Edmund D. Edelman Hollywood Bowl Museum
2301 N. Highland Ave., (323) 850-2058. Come Make Noise! – an engaging interactive music-making experience that's fun for children and adults. Admission is free. Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-4:30pm.
Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave., (323) 850-2077.
SummerSounds: Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl. The six-week festival features interactive performances full of music and storytelling with this year’s theme “The Voyage of The Global Harmony” where world music meets classical, weekdays July 14-August 22. Performances for children under 5 at 10am, and children 5-10 at 11:15am, Mon-Fri. Also create original works of art at the Fine Arts Playground with professional artists. (Performances are $5, workshop material fee $2)
Griffith Park
Besides being a great place to have a picnic, the Park features activities for children including Travel Town, old trains, cable trolley cars and antique fire engines that kids can climb on; Nature Museum, pony train rides on model railway cars; and L.A. Zoo.

Hollywood Dance
817 N. Highland Ave., (323) 467-0825.
Children’s ballet classes. Call for schedule. (See DANCE)

Hollywood Schoolhouse
1248 N. Highland Ave., (323) 465-1320.
Dance, drama, art classes and activities (aquatics, computer, gymnastics and karate) for pre-schoolers thru middle school. Year-round art classes for children and young adults, operated by Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department.

Junior Arts Center
4800 Hollywood Blvd., (213) 473-8457. Operated by L.A. Cultural Affairs Department at Barnsdall Art Park, art classes for young people resume in the fall.

Lillian Theatre
1076 N. Lillian Way, (310) 364-4351. Children’s Creative Workshop weekly summer program offering classes in performing, visual , musical/recording, dance and writing arts. Call for more information.

Los Angeles City College
(Community Services) 855 N. Vermont Ave., (323) 669-1031. Entertaining, informative fun classes for children. Classes in drawing, dance and drama. Call for details and schedules.

Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Dr., (323) 644-4200. Especially for children at this world-class zoo is Adventure Island Los Angeles Children’s Zoo with state-of the art interactive devices designed for ages 2-10. Giraffes, alligators, river otters, gorillas and orangutans are always a hit. See Winnick Family Zoo and Dragons of Komodo. Entertainment daily.“Go Wild About Reading”. July 1-Sept 1, an edZOOcational summer reading and entertaining program featuring celebrity book readings at noon. Open 10am-6pm daily, except Christmas. Admission $8.25/adults $3.25/children ages 2-12. (See PLACES)

Los Feliz Public Library
1874 Hillhurst Ave. (323)913-4710.

July 2: Harry Potter Party, 4pm
July 9, Aug 6, Sept 3: Family Storytime, 4pm
July 11, Aug 27, Sept 10: Preschool Storytime, 10:30am
July 16: “Meet the Author” Q.L. Pearce, 4pm
July 30: Danza Azteca Xochipilli, 4pm
Aug 13: American Originals “Freedom to Read’em” Magic Show, 4pm
Sept 7: Animal Magic with John Abrams, 4pm
Lost Studio Theatre
130 S. La Brea Ave., (323) 933-6944.
"Les Enfants Magique!" on-going children's acting workshops (ages 7-13) culminating in a performance.

National Comedy Theatre
733 N. Seward St. (323) 856-4796. ComedySportz performs a special show for younger fans and their families Sat at 3pm. (Reservations recommended). Comedysportz one week improv workshops for children 8-14 yrs, with each session culminating in a performance for family and friends.
Nine O’Clock Players
1367 N. St. Andrews Place, (323) 469-1970. An Auxiliary of Assistance League of Southern California, provides musical productions of classical children’s plays
Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Blvd., (323) 848-6530. Daily programs for youth and teens, activities and monthly excursions. Kids Club for 5-10 year olds on Mon-Fri from 10am-2pm
116 N. Robertson, Plaza A, (310) 358-2500. Art gallery/book store specializing in illustrated works by 70 top artists. Toddler Tuesdays at 11am. Special events for children every Saturday at Craft Story Hour at 11:30am. Call for details. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm.
Symphony In The Glen
(213) 955-6976. Non-profit organization free classical symphony concerts in beautiful Griffith Park (Old Zoo area). Concerts are preceded with free educational activities for children. Seating is picnic style, bring a blanket or low beach chair. Children of all ages are welcome!
July 13: String Concert 6-8pm (Children’s activity 4:30-5:30)
Aug 10: Wind Band Concert 6-8pm (Children’s activity 4:30-5:30)
Sept 7: Grandparents’ Day Concert 3-5pm (Children’s Activity 1:30-2:30)

The Lee Strasberg Acting Studio
7936 Santa Monica Blvd., (323) 650-7777. Classes in acting, singing and dance, with productions at the end of the session, ages 7-17.

Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza, (818) 508-9600

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Theatre West
3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, (323) 851-7977. At Storybook Theatre. “Goldie Locks and Three Bears” coming this fall.

Theatro Frida Kahlo/Grupo de Teatro Sinegia
2332 W. 4th St., (213) 382-8133. Children’s workshop’s in theatre, photography, and animation.

West Hollywood Park
647 N. San Vicente, (323) 848-6534. Activities for children their parents/guardians. “Tiny Tots,” 18 mos-3 years, Mon-Fri 10am-noon; 3-5 years, 1:30-5pm. “Saturdays in the Park” on the first Saturday of the month; enjoy refreshments and entertainment from 10am-noon.