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Stella Adler Theatre

6773 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 465-4446. www.stellaadler-la.com (See THEATRE)

Art Works

660 N. Larchmont Blvd., (323) 463-2562. Art Works Studio & Classroom offers fine art classes for all ages. www.artworksstudio.org

Autry National Center/Museum of the American West

4700 Western Heritage Way, (323) 667-2000. Visit L.A. Times Children's Discovery Gallery to explore, learn and have fun.  Workshops: Gold Rush Saturdays and Sundays 11am & 3pm free with admission. (See FILM, MUSIC, PLACES & VISUAL ARTS)

Barnsdall Art Park (Junior Arts Center and Barnsdall Arts Center)

4800 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 644-6275. Operated by L.A. Cultural Affairs.  Full schedule and registration information online at www.juniorcenter.org (children's art classes) and www.barnsdallarts.org (adult art classes)

Barnsdall Art Sundays

Free Family Art Workshops held at Junior Art Center most Sundays 2pm-4pm. Barnsdall Arts Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd.  www.barnsdallarts.org

Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood

850 N. Cahuenga Blvd., (323) 467-2007. Fun with a purpose is their most important rule. Field trips, sports, music and arts activities daily. Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-7pm. www.bgchollywood.com


Cahuenga Branch Library

4591 Santa Monica Blvd., (323) 664-6418. Hours: Tues/Thu 12:30-8pm; Wed/Fri/Sat 10am-5:30pm.


Chevalier's Books

126 N. Larchmont Blvd., (323) 465-1334. Story-telling every Sat and Sun 10:30-11am.  Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm.


ComedySportz Kidz

National Comedy Theatre, 733 N. Seward St., (323) 871-1183. 1st Saturday of every month at 3pm.  www.comedysportzla.com


Will and Ariel Durant Public Library

7140 W. Sunset Blvd., (323) 876-2741. Hours: Tues/Thurs 12:30-8pm, Wed/Fri/Sat 10am-5:30pm. Toddler Storytime Fri at 10am.


El Capitan Theatre

6838 Hollywood Blvd., (800) DISNEY-6. A classic movie palace built in 1925 is a visual treat.  (See FILM & PLACES)


Original Farmers Market

At Third & Fairfax, (323) 933-9211. www.farmersmarketla.com


John C. Fremont Library

6121 Melrose Ave., (323) 962-3521. Hours: Toddler Weds at 11:30am. Grandparents and Books volunteers. Tues 2:30-4:30pm and Wed 1-3pm. Hours: Tues/Thu 12:30-8pm and Wed/Fri/Sat 10am-5:30pm.

 

Frances Howard Goldwyn Public Library

1623 N. Ivar Ave., (323) 856-8260.  Tues- Sat. Hours: Check online as events are subject to change. For other special events, visit www.lapl.org

 

Griffith Park

Besides being a great place to have a picnic, the park features activities for children: Pony rides, old-fashioned carousel, Travel Town, with old trains, antique fire engines, cable & trolley cars that kids can climb. A Nature Museum, historic FerndellWalk, hiking trails, rides on railway cars and the L.A. Zoo and Autry National Center. (see PLACES)

 

Griffith Observatory

2800 E. Observatory Rd., (213) 473-0800.

See its new exhibits, peek through its telescope and tour the universe. Daily planetarium shows. Hours: Wed-Fri 12pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-10pm; www.griffithobservatory.org

 

Hollywood Bowl Museum

2301 N. Highland Ave., (323) 850-2058. Located on the grounds of the Hollywood Bowl, features photos, film footage, programs and artifacts on the history of the Bowl. Current Exhibition "Soundscape: Hearing Music at the Hollywood Bowl". Tues-Fri 10am-5pm. (See PLACES)

 

Hollywood Dance Center

817 N. Highland Ave., (323) 467-0825. Dance Classes for all ages including ballet, jazz, belly dancing, Pilates and more.  www.hollywooddancecenter.com. (See DANCE)

 

Hollywood Farmers Market

(323) 463-3171, Ivar and Selma Ave. between Hollywood and Sunset. Every Sunday from 8am to 1pm. Farmers, artisans, food vendors and entertainment.  (See PLACES)

Hollywood Recreation Center

1122 Cole Ave., (323) 467-6847. Sports, arts, ballet, piano, fitness programs for children and teens. Mon-Fri 12-10pm, Sat 9am-5pm.

 

Hollywood Schoolhouse

1233 N. McCadden Pl. (323) 465-1320. Dance, drama, art classes, aquatics, computer, gymnastics and karate for pre-Kindergarten to middle school.

www.hollywoodschoolhouse.org

 

Junior Arts Center  (See Barnsdall Art Park)
Los Angeles City College (Community Services) 855 N. Vermont Ave., (323) 953-4000. Children's classes in drawing and dance.

www.lacitycollege.edu

 

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

5333 Zoo Dr., (323) 644-4200. World-class zoo located in Griffith Park features Sea Life Cliffs, Chimpanzees of Mahale Mountains, Red Ape Rain Forest exhibits replicate native environments. Long awaited Elephants of Asia recently opened. "World of Birds Show" weekends & Holidays 11:30am, 2pm & 3:30pm, "Animals & You" 10:45 & 11:45am daily plus Sat/Sun 12:45pm.  Admission $14 adults & $9 children ages 2-12.  Hours 10am-5pm daily.

 

Los Feliz Public Library

1874 Hillhurst Ave., (323) 913-4710. Baby/Toddler Storytime 2nd & 4th Wed 10:30am. Toddler/Pre-K Storytime 2nd & 4th Wed 11am. This library also offers a variety of family art classes and activity clubs. Call for more information. Tues- Sat. Hours: Tues and Thurs 12:30-8pm, Wed, Fri and Sat 10am-5:30pm.

 

Lost Studio

130 S. La Brea Ave., (323) 933-6944.  "Les Enfants Magiques!" on-going children's acting workshops (ages 7-17) culminating in a performance. loststudioca.tripod.com. (See THEATRE)

 

Nine O'Clock Players

(Assistant League Playhouse)

1367 N. St. Andrews Pl., (323)469-1970.  Formed in 1929 presents delightful musical plays for children in comfortable 330 seat theatre. "Jack and the Giant" most Saturdays and Sundays  at 2pm Nov 6-Dec 11. www.nineoclockplayers.com

 

Pinocchio Playhouse

At the Hollywood Fight Club Theatre, 6767 W. Sunset Blvd. (323) 465-0800. Shows for kids starring kids! www.hollywoodfightclub.com

 

Plummer Park

7377 Santa Monica Blvd., (323) 845-0172. Daily programs and activities for youth and teens with monthly excursions. Youth Leadership Program in conjunction with the Teen Center. Hours 3pm-9pm Tues-Sat.  Monday Farmers Market 9am-1pm. For full schedule please visit www.weho.org

 

Second City Studio Theatre

6560 Hollywood Blvd., Second Floor (323) 464-8542. Improv and sketch comedy teen/youth program open to students ages 8-18. www.secondcity.com

 

Silverlake Children's Theater Group

1110 Bates St. at Effie, (323) 634-2595. Weekly classes for young performers ages 7-18 in directing, mime, improvisation, stage combat, magic, playwriting and acting.

 

The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute

7936 Santa Monica Blvd., (323) 650-7777. Acting classes for ages 7-17. Spring 2011 Session dates: Apr 2-Jun 12. (See THEATRE)

 

Storybook Theatre at Theatre West

3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, (818) 761-2203. 

Universal CityWalk

100 Universal City Plaza, (818) 622-1111. Now open every day of the year. www.citywalkhollywood.com. (See PLACES)

 

Universal Studios Hollywood

100 Universal City Plaza, 1(800) UNIVERSAL. Hollywood's #1 family attraction. (See PLACES)

 

West Hollywood Library

715 N. San Vicente Blvd., (310) 652-5340. Wednesday Storytime for toddlers at 11am and for preschoolers at 4:30. Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-8pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-5 pm.

 

West Hollywood Park

647 N. San Vicente Blvd., (323) 848-6534. Activities for children and parents. For full schedule visit www.weho.org

 

The Wizard of Art

1947 Hillhurst Ave., (323) 661-0341. Art Classes for all ages. Visit www.Thewizardofart.com for schedule.

 

Yucca Community Center 

6671 Yucca St., (323) 957-6339. Activities for children and teens. After School Club with walking pickup at local schools; free LA Kids activities include soccer, computer, piano, cooking and ballet classes. Spring Camp Apr 18-22. Open House Mar 26. Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-5pm.