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Best Things to Do This Weekend in Los Angeles with Kids Jun 14-16, 2024

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Every Weekend there are amazing Things to do in Los Angeles with Kids! We’ve curated a list of what we think are the most fun, most interesting family events in Los Angeles this weekend – so you can have the best time together!

We’ll update this page every week so be sure to come back and see what great kids events we have coming up for the weekend in Los Angeles and Southern California. We are your source for the Best Things to do in LA with Kids!

Wondering what to do in LA this weekend? We got you! Whether you have Toddlers or Teens (or any kids in between), this list will give you great ideas for family fun this weekend! We work hard to add things to do we think you’ll enjoy.

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There are so many fun things to do in LA with kids every weekend!

As always these days, be sure to check each website for any weather cancellations or postponements. Just in case!

Things To Do in Los Angeles with Kids June 14-16, 2024

Families will find lots and lots and lots of fun things to do with your kids this Father’s Day weekend, June 14th – June 16th. Participate in Heal the Bay’s Annual Pride Beach Cleanup at Dockweiler Beach, have fun at Tarfest in Pan Pacific Park, attend Bowers Museum Comic Art Expo, celebrate Rainbow Family Day in the Park at West Hollywood Park, and much more!

And, for even more ideas on ways to celebrate Father’s Day, be sure to check our post 30+ Fun Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day 2024.

Also, Juneteenth is Wednesday, June 19th. However, many events are happening this weekend. You can find them on our post: 40+ Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth in Los Angeles.


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The Messi Experience: A Dream Come True
2800 Casitas Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90039

Opens this week! Get tickets now for the The Messi Experience: A Dream Come True and delight the fútbol (and soccer) fans in your life! You’ll see a tribute to one of the greatest players in the game today in this immersive & technological multimedia exhibit inspired by Leo Messi’s life and career! There are 9 thematic installations, including digital and physical games to learn soccer tricks from the GOAT. All ages welcome! Tickets via our affiliate link!

This event is hosted by our affiliate partner: Fever.


One Book, One County
Los Angeles Public Library System and Los Angeles County Library System

Throughout the month of June, and continuing through July 27th, 2024, LAPL, LA County Library, and 16 other library systems will be participating in One Book, One County making it the “largest book club in LA.” This year’s selected book is L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. “The program encourages all 9.8 million residents in Los Angeles County to read and discuss the same book, fostering community connection and education.” Unlimited digital copies will be available. A culminating event is planned for Saturday, July 27th and will feature an author talk, musical performances, and other activities. Details are available online. 

Shades of Greatness: Art Inspired by Negro Leagues Baseball
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza – (Level 2)
3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008

Families have the opportunity to visit the Museum of African American Art to view the exhibition, Shades of Greatness: Art Inspired by Negro Leagues Baseball. “The exhibit features 35 original works of art produced by 28 artists who interpret the Negro Leagues experience on and off the playing field.” This traveling exhibition comes from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri and will be in Los Angeles until July 7th. The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

Fountain Valley Summerfest
Fountain Valley Sports Park
16400 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, CA

Fountain Valley Summerfest is happening this weekend on Thursday, June 13th (5 pm 10 pm), Friday, June 14th (5 pm to 11 pm), Saturday, June 15th (2 pm to 11 pm), and Sunday, June 16th (12 pm to 8 pm). The fun includes live musical performances, carnival rides and games, food, drone light shows (on Friday and Saturday), and more. Details and ticket information can be found online. ($5 entry, free for children under 5.)

Moto Shibata during Men's Skate Vert Practice at 2023 X Games California at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA. ©Trevor Brown, Jr./X Games
Moto Shibata during Men’s Skate Vert Practice at 2023 X Games California at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA. ©Trevor Brown, Jr./X Games, photo used with permission.

X Games Ventura 2024 Presented by SONIC
Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 West Harbor Boulevard 93001

PLAN AHEAD: Enjoy the thrill of skateboarding, BMX, and the debut of Women’s BMX events, among other exciting competitions. This year’s event is twice the size of last year’s, offering improved viewing options, interactive fan experiences, and a diverse range of entertainment:Wiz Khalifa will take the stage on Friday night, while Kaskade will bring his signature beats on Saturday night. With nine artists performing throughout the weekend, the music lineup is set to keep the energy high and the crowds engaged. June 28-30 – get tickets with our Affiliate Link.

Friends of Mar Vista Library Book Sale
Mar Vista Branch Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles 90066

Come on out to Mar Vista on Saturday, June 15th from 9:30am -1:30pm and shop for fantastic prices on gently-used books for all ages! The Friends of the Mar Vista Library, who recently celebrated their 40th anniversary, are ardent supporters of their local branch of the LA Public Library, and hold quarterly book sales to raise much-needed funds. You’ll be getting a bargain and supporting a good cause at the same time.

El Capitan Theatre: Inside Out 2
6838 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

From Thursday, June 13th through Sunday, July 21st families can see the Disney Pixar film Inside Out 2 at the El Capitan Theatre. Many screenings are planned including Spanish-Dubbed screenings (June 26 and July 6), Open-Caption Screenings (June 27 and June 30), and Sensory Inclusive Screenings (June 29 and July 2). Plus families will take in “our all-new dueling DJs preshow live at Headquarters.” Showtimes and tickets are available online. (The movie is rated PG.)  

Family PRIDE
Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Family PRIDE is a special event happening at the Annenberg Community Beach House on Friday, June 14th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. “Let’s come together to show our support for the LGBTQ+ community and spread love, acceptance, and understanding.” Pickle, the first Drag Laureate of the City of West Hollywood, will host a special story time, and Queer Chicana graphic novelist Kayden Phoenix will lead a “Draw Your Own Superhero and Princess” workshop for kids. Register online. 

Thor’s Reptile Family
West Valley Regional Branch Library
19036 Vanowen St., Reseda, CA 91335

West Valley Regional Branch Library is hosting Thor’s Reptile Family on Friday, June 14th at 1:00 pm. This hands-on, educational, entertaining show features arthropods, amphibians, and reptiles of all sizes. “You will be taken on a Safari around the world learning about various aspects of the animals presented with an emphasis on who, how and what their feeding habits are.” (Note – this event will also be held at Palisades Branch Library at 3:30 pm.)

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Accidentally Wes Anderson: The Exhibition
Santa Monica Art Museum – 1219 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica 90401

Have you ever seen a some amazing location in real life and thought, ‘That totally belongs in a Wes Anderson film’? An Instagram account & best-selling book brought to life, Accidentally Wes Anderson: The Exhibition is a delightful way to spend some time, all through the lens of Wes Anderson’s iconic aesthetic. The exhibit is very family-friendly and easy to fit into an afternoon outing. Get tickets with our Affiliate Link.

Celebrate: Sweden
Canyon Country Community Center
18410 Sierra Hwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91351

On Friday, June 14th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (and every second Friday of the month through September), Canyon Country Community Center hosts a special cultural experience which “brings the history and traditions of people and places from around the world” to attendees. On June 14th, families will learn about Sweden through on-site food trucks, musical and dance performances, arts and crafts, and more. 

Summer Movies in the Park: Elemental
Adams Park
2302 S. Raitt St., Santa Ana, CA

The City of Santa Ana invites families to enjoy a Summer Movie in the Park each Friday evening this summer (through July 26th). The fun begins at 6:00 pm with inflatables, arts and crafts, food vendors, and complimentary popcorn (while supplies last). The movie begins at dusk. On June 14th, the scheduled movie is Elemental. Families may bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets and picnics. (The movie is rated PG.)

Movies at the Steps: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
The Culver Steps
9300 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

Take the family to The Culver Steps on Friday, June 14th for a free, outdoor screening of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (rated PG). Families are encouraged to bring blankets to sit on. Complimentary popcorn will be provided (while supplies last). The movie begins at sunset (about 8:30 pm). No pre-registration is required. (Movies will be shown each Friday in June and July.)

Astronomy Night
Columbia Memorial Space Center
12400 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242

Columbia Memorial Space Center is hosting Astronomy Night on Friday, June 14th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. “Engage in fascinating conversations about the universe and experience an up-close encounter with the cosmos through our telescopes.”

Movies in the Park: Elemental
Garfield Park
1000 Park Ave., South Pasadena, CA

The City of South Pasadena invites families to an outdoor screening of the Disney Pixar film Elemental happening on Friday, June 14th at sunset. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. (The movie is rated PG.)

Movie Fridays on Third Street Promenade: Rent
1200 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Families are invited to Third Street Promenade for a free, outdoor screening of Rent on Friday, June 14th. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the movie starts at 7:30 pm. The fun also includes a themed photo op, snacks, and Pride-themed giveaways. Details are available online. (The movie is rated PG-13.)

Movies On the Roof
Westfield Fashion Square
14006 Riverside Dr., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Westfield Fashion Square is hosting its weekly Movies On the Roof series throughout the summer. The outdoor “movie-screening experience includes comfortable seating on plush bean bag chairs or deep-seated Adirondack chairs,?state-of-the-art projection and sound, and valley views in an upscale event space on the rooftop of Westfield Fashion Square.” Doors open at 7:30 pm with music, games, and giveaways to enjoy before the movie starts at sunset (around 8:30 pm). On Friday, June 14th The Notebook (rated PG-13) will be screened, and on Saturday, June 15th La La Land (rated PG-13) is scheduled. Tickets are available online. (Note – only Westfield Fashion Square eatery food is permitted.)

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Raging Waters
111 Raging Waters Drive, San Dimas, 91773

Get set for the most epic and thrilling summer escapade yet! Brace yourself for Raging Waters Los Angeles – the biggest water park in California. With 50+ heart-racing attractions to choose from, adrenaline junkies and kids of all ages are sure to have a blast. Slide and glide on Southern California’s only hydromagnetic coaster, the Aqua Rocket, chillax in the lazy river or the massive wave pool. You don’t want to miss the tube and body slides, suiting all levels of exhilaration, together with the unbelievable 30,000 soft water playground for the youngest ones. Get your tickets now with our affiliate link!

Electric Dusk Drive-In
236 N. Central ave., Glendale, CA 91203

Electric Dusk Drive-In begins its summer season this weekend with two family-friendly movies. On Friday, June 14th there is an 8:30 pm outdoor screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark. And on Saturday, June 15th there is an 8:15 screening of The Goonies. Dinner and concession goodies will be available on-site. Tickets are available online. (Both movies are rated PG.)

Children’s Story Time at Ishihara Park Learning Garden
2909 Exposition Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

Visit the Ishihara Park Learning Garden on Saturday, June15th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am for a special children’s story time. A new story will start every 15-20 minutes. Families are enoucraged to bring a gently used book (or two) to participate in the Youth Book Swap. 

Fierce Fables: Drag Queen Pride For All Ages is happening at The Carousel at the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, June15th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. This free event will feature Drag Queen and King storytelling, face painting, dance numbers, and more. Tickets are available online. 

Annual Pride Beach Cleanup
Dockweiler Beach at Tower 5850 (near Dockweiler Youth Center)
12505 Vista Del Mar, Playa del Rey, CA 90293

Heal the Bay invites families to help out with the Annual Pride Beach Cleanup happening on Saturday, June15th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Heal the Bay guarantees supplies for the first 300 who register. Register online. 

DJ Lance Rock Dance Party
Woodland Hills Branch Library
22200 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Visit Woodland Hills Branch Library on Saturday, June15th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am for a special Musical Storytime featuring DJ Lance Rock. This all-ages event is a celebration of reading, dancing, and imagination. All ages are welcome.

South LA – 2024 LASAN Open House
South Los Angeles District Yard
786 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90023

South Los Angeles District Yard is hosting its Open House event on Saturday, June 15th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Open House will feature trash trucks and equipment demonstrations, facility tours, informational booths, games, and more. All children will receive a special hat at registration and will have the chance to operate the controls on the trucks. Free food and other giveaways are available while supplies last. RSVP online for this free event.

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Sesame Street Live! Say Hello 
Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center – Terrace Theater
300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802

Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and other friends from Sesame Street will be in Long Beach on Saturday, June 15th. “At Sesame Street Live! Say Hello, you can sing and dance with your favorite furry friends while enjoying fun surprises along the way.” Performances are scheduled for 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Tickets are available online. (An add-on option is available as well, giving families the chance to meet the characters of Sesame Street Live! and take a picture with them.) (If you can’t make it Saturday, Sesame Street Live will be performed in Riverside on Sunday, June 16th.) 

Drag Queen Story Hour and
Family Matinee: Singin’ in the Rain in 4K and
June Drop-In Workshops for Families: Puppetry and Pride
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
6067 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is hosting several family-friendly events this weekend. On Saturday, June 15th families are invited to Drag Queen Story Hour from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Pickle, the director of Drag Story Hour, will host the event and will be joined by fellow drag artists for readings of It’s Okay to Be Different, Feminist Baby, and The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish. (Drag Queen Story Hour will also be available next weekend, June 22nd.)
At 11:00 am, there is a a Family Matinee screening of Singin’ in the Rain in 4K, described as “one of the most beloved movie musicals of all time is also one of the greatest films about moviemaking ever made.”
June’s Drop-In Workshop for Families is happening from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Families will have the chance to “design and create your own puppet with a unique look and personality to celebrate the themes of pride, which include loving and embracing each other’s differences!” Tickets are available online.

Santa Monica Reads All Summer Kickoff Party
Main Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Visit Santa Monica’s Main Library on Saturday, June 15th from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm for the first day of their Summer Reading program. The fun includes a magic show, sweet treats, special guests, and more. 

Antoinette Portis Story Time and Signing: Not-A-Box City
Children’s Book World
10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Visit Children’s Book World on Saturday, June 15th at 11:00 am for a special story time and book signing. Antoinette Portis will be reading and signing her newest children’s book, Not-A-Box City. Families may also order personalized copies for pickup at the bookstore or shipping. 

Ceramic Making Family Workshop
Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

“Create and decorate your own clay vessel using ancient techniques” at the Getty Villa on Saturday, June 15th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. “Explore the art of storytelling inspired by images and designs from Greek, Maya, and Moche pottery in this free, drop-in workshop for all ages.” Advanced, timed tickets are required and available online. 

Rainbow Family Day in the Park
West Hollywood Park
647 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Rainbow Family Day in the Park is happening at West Hollywood Park on Saturday, June 15th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. “Bring the kids, pets, your blankets and baskets. We’ll have art, food, music, and vendors!” RSVP is required for this free event and is available online.  

iFLY Indoor Skydiving – Universal CityWalk
1000 Universal Studios Boulevard #1, Universal City, 91608

Feel the thrill of skydiving without jumping out of an airplane without the danger! Head to iFLY at Universal CityWalk in Hollywood, a premier indoor skydiving facility powered by a state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnel. After a training session, you’ll experience free-fall conditions with the help of an instructor. No experience is necessary and afterward, you can take home a personalized flight certificate. Get tickets with our affiliate link. For ages 3 and up.

Paddleboarding or Kayaking with Sea Lions in Marina del Rey
Meeting point: The Hive Marina del Rey Café, 4242 Via Marina, Marina Del Rey, 90292

Experience a kayaking or paddleboarding adventure in Marina del Rey!
Find hidden spots in the marina and discover local wildlife, including sea lions, dolphins and a wide variety of birds. Your guide will provide information about the local environment and marine life, paddle-boarding techniques, and safety while you enjoy being on the water. Suitable for ages 7 and up. Get tickets with our affiliate link.

Vroman’s Special Storytime Featuring Arlene Abundis 
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA

Vroman’s Bookstore invites families to a Special Storytime event on Saturday, June 15th at 11:00 am. Debut author Arlene Abundis will present her children’s book, Into the Mighty Sea, the story of “a girl with big emotions who learns that sometimes taking a step back can be exactly what you need. When Mariel’s emotions become a big sea of color, she must learn to sail through or get lost in the swells in Into the Mighty Sea.

Tarfest: A Day in the Park
Pan Pacific Park
7600 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

The 21st Annual Tarfest event is happening on Saturday,June 15th from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The free annual music and art festival features live performances, an artisan marketplace, kids’ activities, art installations, food trucks, and more. 

Pride Month: Keith Haring
Lawndale Library
14615 Burin Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260

In recognition of Pride Month, Lawndale Library is hosting a special event for teens (ages 13-17) on Saturday, June 15th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. At this activity, teens will learn about American artist Keith Haring’s life and work and have the opportunity to create their own Keith Haring-inspired artwork. Advance registration is required as attendance is limited.

Public Star Party
Griffith Observatory
2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Griffith Observatory is hosting a Public Star Party on Saturday, June 15th from 2:00 pm to 9:45 pm. The Public Star Party is a “chance for the whole family to look at the Sun, Moon, visible planets, and other objects, to try out a variety of telescopes, and to talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment.” This is a free event. 

Wild Things Are Happening: The Art of Maurice Sendak
Central Library
630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Visit the Central Library on Saturday, June 15th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm for an “enchanting story time and art-making adventure inspired by the exhibition Wild Things Are Happening: The Art of Maurice Sendak at the Skirball Cultural Center.” After storytime, children will participate in an art activity, “drawing inspiration from the whimsical world of Maurice Sendak’s illustrations.” Additionally, families will receive a family pass to visit the Skirball for free. The activity is designed for children ages 3-11. 

S.T.E.A.M.works: The Puppet Musical
El Camino Real Library
4264 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90023

El Camino Real Library is the place for a “wacky fun puppet show” happening on Saturday, June 15th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. S.T.E.A.M.works: The Puppet Musical tells the story of “whiz kids Max and Julie embark on a Hip-Hop musical S.T.E.A.M. adventure as they strive to take the top prize at the Science Fair.” Recommended for children ages 5-12.

Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles Free Concert
Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046

In celebration of Pride Month, the  Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles will be performing a free concert on Saturday, June 15th from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. This outdoor event will include performances of “favorite hit songs from recent season concerts.” Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, cushions, and/or blankets. 

Movies in the Park: Lilo & Stitch
Palm Park
5703 Palm Ave., Whittier, CA 90601

The City of Whittier is hosting a Movie in the Park event on Saturday, June 15th. Bring along your blankets and chairs and favorite movie snacks and settle in for a screening of the Disney film Lilo & Stitch. The fun begins at 6:00 pm with lawn games, music, and crafts. The movie starts at dusk and is rated PG.

Music in the Park
Rancho Simi Community Park
1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley, CA

Rancho Simi Recreation and Park Department is hosting a Music in the Park event on Saturday, June 15th at 6:30 pm. The Garth Guy, a Tribute to Garth Brooks, will be performing. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs. And if you don’t feel like packing a picnic, food vendors will be on-site.

Street Food Cinema: Avatar: The Last Airbender Night
Autry Museum
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 

Street Food Cinema invites families to an outdoor screening of four episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender Night on Saturday, June 15th. “In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.” Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the screening begins at 8:30 pm. A number of food trucks will be on-site as well. Tickets are available online. (Rated TV-Y7.)

Movies in the Park: Migration
Greenwood Park
1520 Greenwood Ave., Torrance, CA

The City of Torrance is hosting an outdoor screening of the animated movie Migration on Saturday, June 15th. “Relax, sit back and watch a free movie under the glow of the moon and stars!” Don’t forget to bring your blankets, chairs, and picnics. The movie begins at dusk. (The movie is rated PG.)

Movies Under the Stars: Mamma Mia!
One Colorado
41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 

As part of its Movies Under the Stars program, One Colorado invites families to enjoy an outdoor screening of Mamma Mia! on Saturday, June 15th. The movie starts at 8:30 pm. Free public seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Families may also bring their own blankets, chairs, and snacks. (A VIP premier seating option is also available. Details are available online.) RSVP online. (The movie is rated PG-13.)

Movies in the Park: Migration
Ken Dyda Civic Center
30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 

Rancho Palos Verdes invites families to an outdoor screening of Migration on Saturday, June 15th. The movie begins at dusk, but the pre-movie fun starts at 7:00 pm, including on-site food trucks. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and/or low-slung beach chair. 

Bowers Museum Comic Art Expo
Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706

Bowers Museum is hosting Comic Art Expo this weekend onSaturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. The free event “promises to be a dynamic gathering for comic enthusiasts, artists, and collectors alike, in celebration of our current exhibit, Asian Comics: Evolution of an Art Form.” The Comic Art Expo will feature family-friendly activities, DJs, a variety of artists, and more. Plus, if you arrive in Cosplay, you’ll receive free museum admission and exclusive access to the Asian Comics exhibition for $10. (Cosplay restrictions will apply; guidelines can be found online.) RSVP online. 

Family Matinee: Aladdin (1992)
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

As part of its Family Matinee program, New Beverly Cinema is screening Disney’s animated Aladdin on Saturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th. The family-favorite featuring the voice of Robin Williams as the “side-splitting, shape-shifting Genie” will be screened at 2:00 pm each day. (The movie is rated G.) Tickets are available online. 

Sun Print: Family Workshop and
Artist-at-Work: Early Photographic Processes
Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90049

The Getty Center is hosting two special events on Sunday, June 16th. From 11:00 am to 2:30 pm, families are invited to participate in the Getty’s Sun Print: Family Workshop. “Harness the power of the sun to make one-of-a-kind photographic prints called cyanotypes by arranging flowers, leaves, and stencils on light-sensitive material.” This is a free, drop-in program. Timed admission tickets are required and are available online. 
Also on Sunday, families have the opportunity to learn from photographer Francesco Fragomeni “and explore the art and science of early photographic processes related to Hippolyte Bayard’s life and work.” This event is held in hour-long blocks twice during the day, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Both events complement two of the Getty’s current exhibitions, Hippolyte Bayard: A Persistent Pioneer and Nineteenth-Century Photography Now.


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