#TopPicks: February ’19 Outings

From Black History Month to winter celebrations, this month is chock full of fun outing opportunities for you and your Little!

Check out our list of top picks for February outings below, and don’t forget to check out the calendar¬†for more outing ideas!

Ongoing

La Raza [through 2/10]: View an exhibition at The Autry about the influential bilingual newspaper that provided a voice to the Chicano Rights Movement.

Kings, Queens, and Castles [through 2/18]: This is an engaging introduction to chess pieces and game strategy at the Bowers Museum.

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg [through 3/10]: Take in the first ever retrospective about the inimitable Supreme Court Justice.

Disney Classics at El Capitan Theatre [all month]: El Capitan Theatre is featuring several Disney classic films, such as The Lady and the Tramp, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast.

Hot Wheels: Race to Win [through 4/28]: Experiment and play with Hot Wheels cars at the LA Discovery Cube.

The LEGO Space Hollywood [through 2/10]: Though free tickets are sold out for this limited time event, you can put your name on the wait list or join the walk-up line for your chance to check out this interactive pop-up event celebrating the release of the new LEGO movie.

Monday, February 4

Off the Page Play Reading Series: [Free] Check out the stage reading of Joseph Heller’s Catch 22.

Knitting and Crocheting Club: [Free] Learn how to knit or crochet at the Westchester library.

Tuesday, February 5

Speaking Truth to Power: From Thomas to Kavanaugh: [Free] Is your Little interested in the law and politics? The Hammer Museum presents a screening of Anita (2013), followed by a conversation with a UCLA law professor who assisted Anita Hill’s team.

Wildlife Wendy’s Tropical Birds: [Free] Learn about the natural behaviors of tropical birds at the Mark Twain Library, featuring birds!

Wednesday, February 6

Hollywood Movie Night: [Free] Check out a screening of Night School at the Hollywood Regional Library.

DJ 101 with DJ Hapa: [Free] Learn the fundamental concepts of DJing at the Junipero Serra Branch library.

Thursday, February 7

Candy Making for Teens: [Free] Learn how to make molded chocolate lollipops at the Harbor City library.

Game Day & Coding: [Free] Play board games, Wii, and ping pong at the John Muir branch library.

Food Science Program: [Free] Learn how to make Fizzing Lemonade at the Koreatown branch library.

Friday, February 8

Valentine’s Day Cupcake Decorating: [Free] Supplies are included for this cupcake decorating event at the Pacoima library.

Game Day: [Free] Play Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360 Kinect, or board games at the Central Library.

Saturday, February 9

Public Star Party: [Free] Check out the Sun, Moon, and visible planets at the Griffith Observatory.

Yoga for Everybody: [Free] Check out this beginners’ yoga class at the Cahuenga branch library.

Racism on Our Plates: [Free] Learn about how racism is revealed through food at this enlightened session led by a food historian at the Palisades branch library.

Student Smart ACT Prep: [Free] Sign up for part 1 of this session, and take a practice test and attend a strategy review session.

Crafternoons in Art: [Free] Head out to the Central library for an afternoon of arts and crafts.

Monday, February 11

Light-Up Valentines: [Free] Visit the John C Fremont branch library to learn how to create a light-up message for your Valentine.

Tuesday, February 12

See the Moon and Stars in Homemade Telescopes: [Free] Join a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador to learn about the moon and the solar system at the Sylmar branch library.

Coding Club for T(w)eens: [Free] Sign up for this coding workshop at the Silver Lake branch library.

Magnetic Slime: [Free] Learn how to make magnetic slime at the Canoga Park branch library.

Wednesday, February 13

Sunset Walk & Talk: [Free] Enjoy an evening stroll with a Park Ranger and Museum Guide.

Hollywood Wednesday Movie: [Free] Check out a screening of Dog Days at the Frances Howard Goldwyn branch library.

Thursday, February 14

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party for Teens: [Free] Make a black rose bouquet, eat snack, and listen to break-up songs at the Harbor City library.

STEAM Candy Making for Teens: [Free] Practice measurements with different colored chocolates and watch what happens when solid candies are liquefied and frozen at Vermont Square branch library.

Friday, February 15

Odd Nights at the Autry: [$0-5] Expect food trucks, a kids area with a rock wall, pop-up shops, massive inflatables, and free parking at this outdoor, evening celebration in Griffith Park at The Autry.

Film Screening: [Free] Watch a free screening of First Man at the Koreatown library.

Saturday, February 16

Zumba with Lula: [Free] Try out a Zumba class at the Mid-Valley regional library.

SAT Practice Test: [Free] Improve those SAT scores by signing up for this SAT practice test at the Koreatown library.

San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival: [Free] Ring in the year of the pig in the San Gabriel Mission District, complete with carnival games, chalk art contest, and kids zone.

Black History Parade: [Free] Check out Pasadena’s 37th annual black history parade, featuring a college fair, food, music, and vendors!

Little Tokyo Manga Society: [Free] Socialize, discuss, and read some great manga at the Little Tokyo library.

Long Beach Comic Expo: [$0-40] If your Little is wild about comic book culture, check out this 2-day expo for all things cartoons.

NASA Comes to the Library: [Free] Learn about the latest discoveries from NASA at the Brentwood branch library.

Movie: Fences: [Free] Check out a screening of Fences at Eagle Rock branch library.

Black Panther: [Free] See a screening of Black Panther at Harbor City branch library.

Sunday, February 17

Western Music Association Showcase: [$6-14] Enjoy a range of performances by musicians and cowboy poets celebrating the American West at The Autry in Griffith Park.

Latin Jazz Sunday: [$3-10] Take in live jazz music from the UCLA Latin Jazz Ensemble.

Movie Screening: [Free] See a screening of Crazy Rich Asians at West Valley regional branch library.

Chinatown Firecracker 5K/10K Run and Walk: [starts at $15] Promote health and fitness with your Little while celebrating the new year!

Long Beach Comic Expo: [$0-40] If your Little is wild about comic book culture, check out this 2-day expo for all things cartoons.

Tuesday, February 19

Bullet Journaling 101 for Teens: [Free] Get organized in the new year and learn how to create a bullet journal at the North Hollywood library.

WriTeens do Zines: [Free] Learn how to make a zine at the Canoga Park library.

Wednesday, February 20

Tai Chi & Yoga: [Free] Try out a tai chi and yoga class at the Mid-Valley regional library.

Friendship Month Bracelets: [Free] It’s friendship month, and there’s no better way to celebrate your match friendship than with a bracelet made at Will & Ariel Durant branch library.

Thursday, February 21

The Hate U Give: [Free] Check out a screening of The Hate U Give at West Valley Regional branch library.

Friday, February 22

Camellia Festival: [Free] This 3 day festival in Temple City celebrates the beautiful camellia flower, and features food, rides, and games!

Anime Club Screening: [Free] Check out a screening of an anime at Pacoima branch library.

Saturday, February 23

Camellia Festival: [Free] This 3 day festival in Temple City celebrates the beautiful camellia flower, and features food, rides, and games!

Career Conversations: [Free] Is your Little interested in a career in law? Attend this session at the Central Library to learn more about how to pursue it!

Queen of Katwe: [Free] Check out this screening of Disney’s Queen of Katwe at Echo Park branch library.

Podcasting 101: [Free] Learn how an indie, DIY podcast was created at the Memorial branch library.

Job Skills: [Free] Learn job readiness skills at the Silver Lake library to prepare your teenage Little for the future!

Sunday, February 24

Camellia Festival: [Free] This 3 day festival in Temple City celebrates the beautiful camellia flower, and features food, rides, and games!

Monday, February 25

LA Saves: [Free] Is your Little saving up for something special? Get tips on how to save money at the Pico Union branch library.

Master Builder Mondays: [Free] Is your Little really into LEGO? Check out this opportunity at the Will & Ariel Durant branch library to have some fun!

Tuesday, February 26

Game Night: [Free] Every Tuesday is game night at the Wilmington branch library! Enjoy video games, board games, and card games along with snacks.

Black Magic: [Free] If your Little is really into magic, this event at the Mar Vista library is not to be missed!

Science Lab: [Free] Partake in a fun science activity at the Edendale branch library.

Wednesday, February 27

Washi Tape Crafting: [Free] Make works of art with washi tape at the Pico Union library.

Reducing Stress with Meditation: [Free] Experience stress relief at the Los Feliz branch’s meditation workshop.

Thursday, February 28

Papier-Mache Mask-Making: [Free] Get messy at the Canoga Park library’s mask making session!

African Dance Rhythms: [Free] Express yourself through dance during this dance workshop at the Sun Valley branch library.

 

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