September 24, 2018

Let the games begin!

Aug. 8 is the start of the XXIX Olympiad (just a fancy way of saying the 29th Summer Olympics) in Beijing, China. The games bring together athletes from more than 200 countries to compete for national glory and gold, silver and bronze medals — in a variety of sports (no, shopping is not one of them — I checked).
The opening ceremony will be shown on ” target=”_blank”>23rd annual Children’s Festival of the Arts. Kids of all ages will have the chance to enjoy music from Russia, Korea and India; eat yummy food; get their faces painted, and make really cute crafts they can take home. The folks at Paramount are playing host, which means you never know which famous faces will show up to play.

Free. Noon to 4:30. On the lot of Paramount Pictures, 5555 Melrose Ave., Hollywood (free parking at Bronson Gate). For more information, call (323) 871-2787.

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kids@jewishjournal.com with your first name, age and city — along with your opinion about gossip. One winner will be selected at random — but the runners-up will have their essays printed on an upcoming YeLAdim page.