Hooray for the weekend! If you're looking to make the most out of the next couple of days that the family has been looking forward to, well, you've come to the right place! If you have kids in your life, you know it’s a must to have a go-to list of fun stuff to do so you’re ready when they ask, “Where are we going today?” This weekend is packed with fun stuff for the whole family. We've come up with picks of unique activities that'll make the weekend more fun and memorable for everyone.

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1. IMAX plays Dream Big exclusively in LA

Where: California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037

When: May 20 and 21, 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Want to see your little ones leave IMAX with a big dream to take home? Catch this inspiring and enlightening movie at the California Science Center. More than just a wonderful movie to watch, the family can draw some inspiration as they highlight how renowned engineers have come to success and made their dreams come true. 


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2. Los Angeles Zoo 50th Anniversary Beastly Ball Features Rock Legend Slash in Concert

Where: Los Angeles Zoo5333 Zoo Drive, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027 

When: May 20, 6:00 pm

The L.A. Zoo, a trusted leader in animal conservation, is holding The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's (GLAZA) annual BEASTLY BALL featuring the legendary guitarist and noted wildlife advocate Slash in an exclusive live concert backed by Jimmy Vivino and The Basic Cable Band. Beastly Ball guests are to dress in "safari casual" attire as you stroll through the Zoo during a rare after-hours visit watching its inhabitants, interacting with keepers, and just simply enjoying the party and the sumptuous meals provided by some of L.A.'s most popular restaurants.


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3. Lights, Camera, WriteGirl

Where: Linwood Dunn Theater1313 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028

When: May 20, 6:30 pm

Get a chance to get a close glimpse of famous actors like Wendi McLendon-Covey from The Goldberg's, Keiko Agena from Gilmore Girls and Edi Gathegi of the movie Twilight.  The event also features a show of performed skits and monolog authored by WriteGirl teens mentored from the program. A fun night for a good cause.


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4. Jeffrey Kahane's Last Program as Los Angeles Chamber Orch Music Director World Premiere

Where: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, 350 S. Figueroa St., Ste 183, Los Angeles, California 90071

When: May 20, 8:00 pm

              May 21, 7:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of beautiful music by LACO (Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra). A world renowned orchestra, LACO is sure to show off a grand show with Christopher Carreone's "Will There Be Singing"'s World Premiere. The final concerto will be conducted with the orchestra by highly acclaimed LACO music director Jeffrey Kahane. It's a musical endeavor with masters of music that the family will surely enjoy. Tickets are available at laco.org or through their phone number 213 622 7001 x 1


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5. Writing Workshops LA: Essay Writing

Where: [email protected]

When: May 20, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Level Up Your Writing Skills at Chris Daley's Essay Writing Workshop.  Discover and be inspired as you get a chance to go through essays by David Foster Wallace,  George Saunders and much more with a different perspective all while enjoying heavenly pastries and bread over a good cup of coffee or tea from Los Feliz.


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6. Writing Workshops LA: Weekend Mixed Levels Fiction at Other Books

Where: [email protected]

When: May 21, 10:30 am

Get working on the novelist in you! Get sharper on your story writing skills with this 8-week class for mixed levels taught by Neelanjana Banerjee set at Other Books, Boyle Heights.  Go through different levels and perspectives of pacing,  characterization,  structure,  voice,  perspectives, and building scenes. You're sure to leave the workshop with renewed inspiration and sharper skills for your upcoming fiction and novels.


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7. An Exhibit Like No Other - The Orbit Pavilion

Where: Celebration Lawn, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108 626.405.2100

When: May 20 and 21

The Jet Propulsion Library and NASA come together to create this one of a kind exhibit that will play you a unique symphony of sounds from ocean waves crashing down on the shore to animals of all kinds, all linked to the movement of satellites. The Pavilion itself is a sight to behold, built with aluminum walls formed to a nautilus-shell-shaped structure, one experience you can say now is only in LA.


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8. Descanso Garden's Rose Festival

Where: Descanso Garden, 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011, USA

When: May 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

What's in a rose? What's in a bed of roses? What's a wonderful day filled with roses, cello music, and flowery art?  It's a blooming day the family can enjoy together, where you can get artsy and enjoy the full bloom of roses at the Descanso Garden's Rose Festival happening this weekend at  Descanso Gardens.


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9. Quartermania

Where: City of La Habra Community Center 101 W. La Habra Blvd. La Habra

When: May 21, 2017, 1pm-3pm (Doors open at  2:30pm)

The annual Quartermania fundraiser is back for the 2nd time. This event is being hosted by The Museum Guild for the benefit of the The Children's Museum at La Habra's Autism Family Morning program. Bring your quarters, bring your friends, have fun and help out. There will be items to bid on using quarters! These provide children on the spectrum with quieter, less-crowded Museum galleries and include unique activity stations and specialized resources/information for families.


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10. Get on Mini-Steamers at Torrence's Wilson Park's Mini-Train Rides. 

Where: 2290 Washington Ave, Torrance, CA 90501, USA

When: May 21, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Go on an old-fashioned train ride as the Southern California Live Steamers have volunteered to hold this event every first Sunday and 3rd Saturday of the month. As you enjoy a mini experience of the past, a little donation would be helpful for the volunteers who have rendered unpaid time to provide this attraction.