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Things To Do in Los Angeles May 7-9, 2021
Families will find many fun things to do with your kids this Mother’s Day weekend, May 7th – May 9th. Enjoy a drive-in movie, make some art from home, explore a beautiful garden, and more.
And don’t forget, Sunday May 9th is Mother’s Day. Check out our post 23+ Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Los Angeles for fun ideas and ways to celebrate.
LAPL – Online
The Los Angeles Public Library system hosts an online story time each Tuesday through Friday at 10:00 am. “Listen, move, play, and sing along with librarians from all over Los Angeles!” The event streams live on LAPL’s Facebook and YouTube pages.
The LA County Library system invites families to participate in a special creative storytelling workshop on Friday, May 7th at 4:00 pm. A Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) teaching artist will be leading the workshop which features a reading of Simon at the Art Museum by Christina Soontornvat “brought to life through an art activity using paper weaving to create patterned paper textiles inspired by ancient Peruvian textile styles.” Register online and check the website for a list of needed materials.
Descanso’s Bloom Boom and Signs of Spring
1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Now is a perfect time to explore Descanso Gardens and marvel at their “Bloom Boom,” a celebration of all nature has to offer during late winter and early spring. Additionally, while you stroll through the Gardens, be on the lookout for “Signs of Spring” markers. “There you will find displays both educational and artistic. They’ll invite you to explore birds, nests, blooms, and all the signs of spring.” Advance tickets are required and are available online.
Drive-In at Gardena Cinema
14948 Crenshaw Blvd., Gardena, CA 90249
Treat mom to a drive-in movie this weekend at Gardena Cinema’s Drive-In. On Friday, May 7th, Saturday, May 8th, and Sunday May 9th there’s an 8:30 pm showing of Grease (rated PG) and a 10:45 showing of The Notebook (rated PG-13) each evening. Tickets are available online.
Drive-In At the Park
Kenneth Hahn Disc Golf Course
4100 S. LaCienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90056
There are many movies to choose from this weekend as part of the Drive-In At the Park series. On Friday, May 7th at 7:45 pm it’s Sonic the Hedgehog (rated PG) starring Jim Carrey and then later that night at 10:00 pm Big Momma’s House (rated PG-13) will be shown. On Saturday, May 8th, the first showing is Jumanji: The Next Level (rated PG-13) at 7:45 pm and then Gremlins (rated PG) at 10:00 pm. Tickets are available online.
Rooftop Cinema Club: El Segundo
1310 E. Franklin Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245
Enjoy a drive-in movie in El Segundo this weekend. On Friday, May 7th there is an 8:15 pm screening of La La Land (rated PG-13). On Saturday, May 8th you can watch Alicia Silverstone in Clueless (rated PG-13). And take mom to the drive-in on Sunday, May 9th for an 8:15 pm screening of The Sandlot (rated PG). Tickets are available online.
Rooftop Cinema Club: Santa Monica Airport
3233 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica, CA 90405
If Santa Monica is more convenient for you, families can enjoy drive-in movies at the Santa Monica Airport. On Friday, May 7th there is an 8:00 pm screening of Coco (rated PG). On Saturday, May 8th at 8:15 pm you can watch another Pixar film, Ratatouille (rated G). And take mom to the drive-in on Sunday, May 9th for an 8:15 pm screening of The Goonies (rated PG). Tickets are available online.
Modern Makers Mart Mothers Day Edition
460 Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802
Take mom to the Modern Makers Mart Mothers Day Edition happening on Saturday, May 8th from 11 am to 3 pm. This free even will feature more tasty treats, live music, locally crafted goods, a flower bouquet station, and more. Register online for this free event.
On Saturday, May 8th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, families can “learn the delicate and mindful craft of traditional paper flower-making with artisan Carmela Morales.” Learn how to use recyclable materials to create beautiful flowers (which would make a great Mother’s Day gift!). Register online for this free event and to check the list of needed supplies.
24th Street Theatre presents The Saturday Explorer Series 2021 on Saturday, May 8th (as well as May 15th and 22nd) from 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm. This live, virtual performance features “storytellers with tales from around the globe.” On May 8th, enjoy “Morning Stories with my Abuelo” where Santino Jimenez will share “stories from the New Mexican Southwest and Spain.”While the program is appropriate for all ages, children 6-10 might most enjoy it. Tickets are available online and are $10 for each show per household.
Drive-In Movies at the Mall: Coco
Lakewood Center Mall
500 Lakewood Blvd.,, Lakewood, CA
The Lakewood Center Mall is the location for a drive-in screening of the Pixar film Coco happening on Saturday, May 8th. The movie begins at 8:00 pm. Additional, each car will receive a free goody bag. Reserve your spot online.
Enjoy a special virtual Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday, May 9th at 3:30 pm. Enjoy a “look back at some of the best mariachi performances at The Ford presented by Colibrí Entertainment.” The performance will be shown on The Ford’s Facebook and YouTube pages. RSVP on the website.
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Wendy Kennar is a mother, writer, and former teacher who has lived her entire life in the same Los Angeles zip code. You can read more from Wendy at her website WendyKennar.com where she writes about books, boys, and bodies (living with an invisible disability).