Friday, March 2, 2012

The Weekend Feast For March 2nd - 4th

 Hello Dear Readers - I apologize for the lack of fresh posts this week. I was in Florida over the weekend doing my 1st half-marathon - The Disney Princess half-marathon at Disney World! It was incredible, one of the most fun, most difficult, most self-imposed limitation smashing events of my life.  My legs are almost recovered - I took my first walk yesterday - but my spirit never will recover and I don't want it too. I have been shattered as only a few things in life can shatter you; love, babies, death, sudden loss or making (not having, making) a dream come true.  I will never, spirit willing, be the same and in the name of continuing to shatter self-imposed limits I am bringing all kinds of new things into my life. I'll keep you posted.

For you and your family this first weekend in March offers all kinds of fun. 

Tonight  (Friday) at the Santa Monica Community College John Drescher Planetarium you can view Jupiter and the Moon (sounds like a band.) Begin in the planetarium itself to know what to look at and for then step to the telescopes and feast your eyes on giant Jupiter and the waxing moon. The show starts at 7pm tickets are $5 for kids 12 and under, $6 for adults.  It's here for details.

On Saturday you can continue exploring planets as Disney Concert Hall's Toyota Symphony for Youth presents The Planets by Gustav Holst.  The Symphony for Youth programs are such fun. The morning begins at 10am with pre-concert activities including art, dance and story workshops and an instrument "petting zoo." The concert starts at 11am. It's here for tickets and details.

 Kid friendly music continues Sunday night at Disney Hall as the L A Children's Chorus performs  a concert featuring music inspired by the work of Shakespeare.  Music includes Prokofiev's "Suite from Romeo and Juiliet" and a piece whose name is guaranteed to make your kids laugh - "Where the Bee Sucks" by Robert Johnson. The name comes from The Tempest as Ariel sings "Where the bee sucks there suck I,  in a cowslips bell I lie." 

This is a cowslip, of course. The English countryside will be awash with them in a month or so.  Can't you just see the tiny faeries lying in their soft yellow bells? 

The LA Children's Chorus concert begins Sunday night at 7:30 pm. Tickets and complete Disney Hall information is available here

Pacific Standard Time focuses on Downtown and Echo Park this weekend ( it's here for the PST guide to the weekend)  and the Food trucks will be in attendance at The Pasadena Museum of California Art for Art as Appetizer Saturday afternoon from noon to 4pm. 

The pool at The Getty Villa, Malibu

Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2pm The Getty Villa presents Art Odyssey, an interactive Children's art program. Families take a guided tour with several fun stops requiring family team-work along the way. Tickets ( always free)  are available for this weekend - it's here for details on this program and how to get yours.

Have a great weekend!

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