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Posted By Karen Young On June 27, 2009 @ 12:01 am In Activities | No Comments

ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950
The exhibition features rare vintage artwork and books, 1940s Hollywood movie serials, and colorful interactive displays including a drawing studio, a newsstand, a vintage Batmobile ride, and stations that allow children to dress up as Superheroes or transform themselves via a quick costume change in a telephone booth. Guest curator Jerry Robinson brings a long history as a comic book industry insider to the exhibition. Working with Batman co-creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger, Robinson named Robin, Batman’s young protégé. Robinson also co-created The Joker, Batman’s nemesis and one of the first Super-Villains.  Skirball  Centuer Tues. – Sun through August 9  2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, LA, CA 90049  (310) 440-4500  Admission” Included with Museum admission (tickets at the door): $10 General; $7 Seniors and Full-Time Students; $5 Children 2-12; Free to Members and Children under 2; Free to all on Thursdays www.skirball.org

Hollywood Bowl: SummerSounds 2009: The World in Your Backyard
This year we leave behind the SS Global Harmony to explore ethnic Los Angeles — its musicians, the neighborhood they reflect and the world music that informs them. Explore the music that is right here, where diverse cultures influence and enrich one another in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Director Debbie Devine — joined by colleagues from the educational theater troupe The 24th Street Theatre — will take you on a journey to discover music, dance and art from the dynamic cultures of Brazil, Mexico and India, AND where to experience them right here at home!
For further info: www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/summersounds.cfm

Starlight Bowl

Since the summer of 1992 the Burbank Starlight Bowl has been thrilling audiences with a blend of high energy performances and community based programming. Nestled in the Verdugo Mountains, the Starlight Bowl is Burbank’s premiere outdoor entertainment venue and has entertained generations of Southern California families. The Starlight Bowl’s convenient location, great sight lines, grassy picnic area and comfortable seating are complemented by the high quality family entertainment presented on July 4th and each Sunday evening throughout the summer. The Sunday evening concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. following the annual 4th of July celebration, from July through August, you can expect the best in music and entertainment.www.starlightbowl.com

The Playroom

This one-of-a-kind indoor play center caters to children up to five years old. There’s a large bounce house, mini roller coaster, real playhouse, air hockey table, rock wall, ride on toys, ball pit, and much much more.  Open Play Hours: M-F 10 am – 6pm, Rates:  $9  Children under nine months with an older sibling are free.  Call for birthday party info.  14392 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks (818) 784-PLAY www.theplayroomvalley.com

The Laserium® CyberTheater™

Offers a variety of experiences, including technologically updated versions of three of the most popular Classic Laserium shows, featuring music from Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, the Beatles, and Led Zeppelin. The new venue presents brand new shows with exciting and interactive technology, and live entertainment featuring the hottest new bands, iconic performers and theme nights. The redesigned 424 seat theater features two LightDancer™ musical instruments, an extended stage for live performances, multiple screens and surround sound with immersive lasers and computer graphics to create an experience that visitors will want to come back to again and again.  Located at the Historic Vine Theater in Hollywood, California 6321 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood www.laserium.

Sunday Family Day: Messy Science
Zimmer Children’s Museum, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100. L.A. For the sake of science, make a mess with everyday items. $3 per child with admission: $8 adults, $5 children 3 and older. 323-761-8984. Hands-on Activities

Family Weekend Workshop: Cosmic Comics
L.A. Comic book artist Crystal Webb helps kids create their own comic book hero and comic strip. Reservations required. Ages 4 and older; children must be accompanied by adults. Free with admission: $15 adults, $10 children 2-12. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2:30-4 p.m., Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., (877) 722-4849.

Concerts in the Park: Woodland Hills/Tarzana Chamber Family Festival
The annual weekly family fest features kids’ rides, vendor booths and performances, including headliners Orleans. Free. 818-704-1358, www.valleycultural.org.  Sundays, 2-8 p.m., Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills.


Kids Improv Events at the Raven Playhouse
Improv comedy performed by kids for the whole family. Full audience participation. 5233 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. (818) 505-9355. www.joytheatre.com

The Pied Piper at Storybook Theatre and Theatre West

Interactive musical theater for kids 3 through 9. Saturdays at 1 pm. 3333 Cahuenga Blvd West
Main Box Office: 323-851-7977, Storybook Box Office: 818-761-2203  www.theatrewest.org

Art Adventure at the Getty Center
A one-hour tour for children (ages 5 and up) and adults to enjoy together, featuring a fun, activity-filled visit to the galleries. Sign up at the information desk in the Museum Entrance Hall beginning at 1:30pm. Offered in English and Spanish. Every Sat-Sun, 2pm. Museum Galleries, The Getty Center (310) 440-7300 or www.getty.edu. 1200 Getty Center Drive, LA.


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