Hollywood Blvd. 2nd Fl, (323) 465-4446.
the Explorer," Kids fare at the
Youth and children’s acting workshops (call for schedule). (see
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
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
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
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
4591 Santa Monica Blvd., (323) 664-6418.
Craft Story Hour every Tuesday at 4pm, featuring special guest musicians,
magicians, and presentations.
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.
126 N. Larchmont, (323) 465-1334.
Story-telling every Saturday from 10:30-11am
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.
Theater/Theatre DisBarnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd, (323) 660-6268.
“Sunday Open Sunday (SOS)” art workshops,
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.
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
“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)
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.
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
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.
817 N. Highland Ave., (323) 467-0825.
Children’s ballet classes. Call for schedule. (See DANCE)
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
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.
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.
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.
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)
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
130 S. La Brea Ave., (323) 933-6944.
"Les Enfants Magique!" on-going children's acting workshops
(ages 7-13) culminating in a performance.
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
1367 N. St. Andrews Place, (323) 469-1970. An Auxiliary of Assistance
League of Southern California, provides musical productions of classical
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
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! www.symphonyintheglen.org.
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)
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.
100 Universal City Plaza, (818) 508-9600
The Hollywood Studio Tour
3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, (323) 851-7977. At Storybook Theatre.
“Goldie Locks and Three Bears” coming this fall.
Frida Kahlo/Grupo de Teatro Sinegia
2332 W. 4th St., (213) 382-8133. Children’s workshop’s in theatre,
photography, and animation.
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.