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29th Annual Children's Festival of the Arts

Sun, Aug 10. 12:00 noon-4:30pm. Presented by the Hollywood Arts Council. Free continuous family arts activities and performances for all ages at Paramount Pictures (Bronson Gate Entrance), 5555 Melrose Ave., (323-871-2787.

Art Works

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

Autry in Griffith Park

Free Tuesdays, Every second Tuesday of the month.  Saturday Matinee Starring Gene Autry @ noon every other month.  Weds Are West Days at the Autry! June 25- July 30 1-3pm Sizzling Summer Nights all-ages dance party Thurs in Jul 10 - Aug 14 from 6pm-9 pm.  National Day of the Cowboy and Cowgirl Jul 26 11am-5pm.  ¡Vivan Los Muertos! Oct 25 3pm-9pm.  4000 Western Heritage Way, (323) 667-2000.

Bob Baker's Musical World

Sat and Sun 2:30pm; Wed-Fri 10:30am. Fun with Strings is a Cabaret show featuring favorite acts from over the years.  Bob Baker Marionette Theater, 1345 W. First St., L.A. (213) 250-9995.  

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

4800 Hollywood Blvd, (323) 644‐6275. Operated by City of L.A. Dept. of Cultural Affairs. Register for music, visual and performing arts classes for young people at Junior Arts Center and adult classes in painting, drawing, sculpting, mosaic, stained glass, and more. Registration opens Jun 23 for children & Jun 28 for adults.  Classes start July 7 thru Aug 16. Call for fees and registration schedule.

Barnsdall Art Sundays

4800 Hollywood Blvd. Free Family Arts Workshops held at Junior Art Center most Sundays 10am-noon at the Barnsdall Art Park.

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, & arts activities after school daily. Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-7pm.

Cahuenga Branch Library

4591 Santa Monica Blvd, (323) 664-6418. Storytime Tues 4pm-5pm. Hours: Mon/Wed 10am-8pm, Tues/Thu 12:30pm-8pm, Fri/Sat 10:30am-5:30pm. : Summer Reading Programs June 9-Aug 12, Tues 4-5pm.

Chevalier's Books

126 N. Larchmont Blvd., (323) 465-1334. Book Signings, see blog. 10am-6pm every day.

ComedySportz Kidz

National Comedy Theatre, 733 N. Seward Ave., (323) 871-1183. Offers improv classes for kids 8 -13, and teens. Saturday classes start the first of the month.

Will & Ariel Durant Public Library

7140 W. Sunset Blvd., (323) 876-2741. Add: Make crafts with the whole family Thu 4-5pm, Theme changes each week. Story time on Tues 5pm. Ages 3 to 6 (all ages welcome). Hours: Mon/Wed 10am-8pm, Tues/Thu 12:30pm-8pm, Fri/Sat 10:30am-5:30pm.

El Capitan Theatre

6838 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 467‐7674. Classic movie palace built in 1925 is a visual treat showing first‐run Disney family features. Hosts Tiny Tot Tuesdays for some films; lights dimmed, sound levels reduced. 10 am. (See FILM & PLACES)

Original Farmers' Market

At Third & Fairfax, (323) 933‐9211. Summer Festivities June 15-Aug 24. Check website for other family oriented activities. (See PLACES and SPECIAL EVENTS)

John C. Fremont Library

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

Frances Howard Goldwyn Public Library

1623 N. Ivar Ave., (323) 856-8260. Storytime Fri 4pm. Check online at as events are subject to change. Hours: Mon/Wed 10am-8pm, Tues/Thu 12:30pm-8pm, Fri/Sat 10am-5:30pm, Sun 1-5pm.

Griffith Observatory

2800 E. Observatory Rd., (213) 473-0800. See its new exhibitions, peek through its telescope, & tour the universe. Daily planetarium shows. Hours: Tues-Fri 12-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-10pm. o:

Hollywood Bowl Museum

2301 N. Highland Ave., (323) 850-2058.  Located on the grounds of the Hollywood Bowl.  Features photos, film footage, programs & artifacts about the history of the Bowl. New exhibit: The Beatles @ The Bowl; June 21-Sept 28. Free entrance. Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-show time. Sun 4pm to show time.  (See PLACES)

Hollywood Dance Center

817 N. Highland Ave., (323) 467-0825.  Dance classes including ballet, jazz, belly dancing, ballroom & more.  For all ages. (See DANCE)

Hollywood Farmers' Market

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

Hollywood Recreation Center

1122 Cole Ave., (323) 467-6847. Sports, arts, ballet, piano, fitness programs. Summer Day camp or 3-day camp for children. Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-10pm, Sat 9am-5pm.

Hollywood Schoolhouse

1233 N. McCadden Pl., (323) 465-1320.  Dance, drama, art classes, aquatics, woodworking, gymnastics, karate and more for pre-K 6th grade. Summer Camp June 16-Aug 8, Mon-Fri 9am-3pm

Los Angeles City College (Community Services)

855 N. Vermont Ave., (323) 953‐4000 ex. 2651. Registration for Children's Fall drawing, music, dance and singing classes June 16- Aug 31. See schedule for adults and children at

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

5333 Zoo Dr., (323) 644‐4200. World‐class zoo located in Griffith Park. Visit new reptile and amphibian exhibit LAIR as well as Sea Life Cliffs, Chimpanzees of Mahale Mountains, Red Ape Rainforest, and Elephants of Asia. World of Birds show weekdays (except Tues) 11:30am.  An Indian Rhino Encounter is available every Sat, Sun, and on holidays at 12pm/Noon-$12. The Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel features hand-carved & painted wooden figures representing the flora & fauna of SoCal.  (See PLACES)

Los Feliz Public Library

1874 Hillhurst Ave., (323) 913-4710.  Baby/toddler Storytime every Weds 10:30am. Summer activities for all ages June 16-Aug 8. Free film screenings the 3rd Saturday of every month at 1pm. Hours: Mon/Wed 10am-8pm, Tues/Thu 12:30pm-8pm, Fri/Sat 10:00am-5:30pm.

Lost Studio

130 S. La Brea Ave., (323) 933-6944. Les Enfants Magiques! An on-going children's acting workshop (ages 7-17) culminating in a performance. 

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 Teen Center. Monday Farmers Market 9am-2pm. For schedule please visit (See PLACES)

Peterson Automotive Museum

6060 Wilshire Blvd., (323) 930-2277. Daily and weekly hands on activities for all ages: check website. Special Children's Summer Workshops: Heroes Week Jul 21-25; Design Week, Jul 28-Aug 1; Explorers Week, Aug 4-8.

Second City Studio Theatre

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

Silverlake Children's Theatre Group

1110 Bates St. at Effie, (323) 634-2595. Weekly classes for young performers ages 7-18 in directing, mime, improve, 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. (See THEATRE)

Storybook Theatre at Theatre West

3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, (818) 761-2203. Check website for children's show.  Also available for school and birthday performances.

SummerSounds World Music for Kids

Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., (323) 850-2000. Music + Art festival for children ages 3-9, Mon-Fri, Jul 7 thru Aug 1; Music performances and Art Workshops daily at 10am and 11:15am.

Travel Town

5200 Zoo Drive, Griffith Park 323-662-5874. Over 35 locomotives, cabooses, freight and passenger cars, a trolley and streetcar and a miniature train ride.  Take a picnic and take a trip into the past. Gift shop and docents. Weekdays 10-4; weekends 10-5.

Universal City Walk

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

Universal Studios Hollywood

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

West Hollywood Library

625 N. San Vicente Blvd., (310) 652-5340. An architectural and visual delight. Call for Storytime info.

West Hollywood Park

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

Wizard of Art

1947 Hillhurst Ave.  (323) 661-0341. Summer Workshop, June 16 - August 22, 9am till noon. Schedule at

Yucca Community Center

6671 Yucca St., (323)661-0341. Activities for children and teens. Free LA Kids activities include soccer, computer, piano, cooking and ballet classes. Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.