LA Weekend Events: Jul

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The temperature may be hot but this weekend the events are cool. Check out our list below for all the ways to play in and around LA this weekend—from participating in a live, interactive CLUE game to helping craft a cardboard city, scroll below for the best things to do with kids all weekend long.

photo: Margaret River via flickr

Brentwood Country Mart Movie Night

Save the date for the return of Movie Nights! Come see a classic film (with a Pixar short* to start!) every Friday night at 6 p.m. in the South Courtyard at the Mart. Grab dinner, nibbles and sips to go for the show from your Mart favorites: Fri. Event details.

Clue Live: A Walking Experience

The iconic family-favorite board game comes to life at two locations in Los Angeles this summer! Time to find out whodunit! In this all-new safe and interactive immersive experience, guests become detectives to solve the mystery of who murdered the elusive Mr. Boddy in a walking tour around town visiting the legendary rooms of Tudor Mansion. Led by Mr. Butler, you will walk through iconic CLUE locations. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Sunsational Sandcastle Summer Decorating

Anyone may participate with a $30 fee, online application and a photo of their sandcastle creation. The deadline to enter is Jul. 6th Information. The online voting period will commence on Jul. 9, 2021 through Jul. 18, 2021. A donation of $10 is requested to cast a vote. For instructions, check event details. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Cardboard City by ReDiscover Center

Cardboard City is a 10,000 sf pop-up art center with free museum-style exhibitions of large scale cardboard sculptures and architectural models constantly added to by artists-in-residence, free family art activities introducing youth and adults to cardboard crafting techniques, a schedule of fee-based classes for youth and adults, and a Cardboard City Shop selling tools and materials so families can make cardboard art at home. The space will highlight fun, unique, family-friendly cardboard sculptures including a “wow factor” installation facing onto the Promenade. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Mega Bubblefest & Laser Show

Orange County’s number one family-friendly event is back. Come see the amazing Mega Bubblefest Laser Show, a 40-minute production featuring world-famous bubble artists Deni Yang. The show combines music, lasers and bubble artistry sure to make your kids laugh with delight and bring YOUR inner-child out! Who doesn’t LOVE bubbles? Come to see the show but stay for the festival filled with tons of interactive experiences like the large bubble drum stations, bubble exhibits, science demonstrations and more, not to mention the award winning exhibits inside the science center! Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Annenberg Beach House Splashpad

The courtyard and splashpad are open daily from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For a full list of best places to cool down, check out our list of splash pads, waterparks and more in LA. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Whats Her Story: Women in the Archives

In honor of the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote, What’s Her Story: Women in the Archives reveals compelling stories of women found in the Autry’s collections. This exhibit will showcase Assistance League of Los Angeles, Caroline Boeing Poole, Gladys Knight Harris, Native Voices theatre ensemble, and Women’s March participants as 20th and 21st century women who documented their activities and created archives as a way to preserve a legacy in their own voice. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Make Cuneiform Cookies

Uncover the mysteries of ancient writing in this virtual family project. Discover how to write cuneiform, a 5,000-year-old writing system from Mesopotamia. But instead of using a clay tablet, you can practice writing on a tasty cookie tablet. Using supplies available at home, follow our simple spiced cookie recipe and handy guides to write like a Mesopotamian scribe—then eat your work. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

RECONNECTING: A Vision of Unity by Kengo Kito

In his first U.S. exhibition, Japanese artist Kengo Kito – known for repurposing everyday objects into conceptual art installations – uses hula hoops to create a unified structure, symbolizing the interconnectedness of humanity. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

The Plastic Bag Store

Rotisserie chickens, dry goods and toiletries, cupcakes and sushi and popular products such as Yucky Shards cereal and Bagorade sports drink are among the thousands of hand sculpted items displayed on the store shelves—all made from discarded single-use plastics literally collected from the streets and garbage dumps. Several times each day, the “store” transforms into an immersive, dynamic live experience in which film, performers and intricate handmade sets tell the darkly comedic, sometimes tender story of how the overabundance of plastic waste we leave behind might be misinterpreted by future generations. Advanced tickets required. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

—Andie Huber


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