March 27, 2019


March 31: BJE/JKIDLA Day of Service Learning
Gather at the Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda for challah making, painting and planting potted plants, arts and crafts and singing with the residents. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. 9:45-11:45 a.m. 7150 Tampa Ave., Reseda. (323) 761-8631.


A little like the percussion-driven, wordless off-Broadway hit “Stomp,” a little like mime ensemble Blue Man Group, this Israeli-based troupe will energize teens and preteens with “Currents,” inspired by the historic competition between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla to discover new energy sources. The show takes audiences on a journey between two troupes, each using inventive choreography, music and visual effects to convey different views of light and electricity. 7:30 p.m. $39-$99. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 556-2787.

April 7: Sunday in the Park
 PJ Library and American Jewish University partner for this an afternoon of family fun. Enjoy horseback riding, art activities, live animals, games and kosher barbecue. Open to everyone. Noon-4 p.m. $5 (food extra). American Jewish University, Brandeis-Bardin Campus, 1101 Peppertree Lane, Simi Valley.

April 13: Festival of Books 
Celebrate a love of reading and explore all things literary at this year’s festival, which features children’s book authors and publishing houses, a children’s stage, entertainers, and storytime. USC, University Park Campus, Los Angeles. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Also, April 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

April 14: “Fiddler on the Roof”
The beloved Broadway classic about Tevye the Milkman, his wife, Golde, and their five daughters — along with the people of Anatevka — returns to the stage in Los Angeles. What better way to introduce the kids to “To Life,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “Tradition.” Runs through May 5. Tickets start at $35. Ages 5 and older only. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 468-1770.

April 14: Grandparent & Me
Sing songs with Doda Mollie, enjoy an interactive story, make crafts and share Passover snacks. Kids ages 3 to 6 years old and their grandparents or other special friends are welcome. 10-11:30 a.m.  $25 per family (in advance), $30 (at the door). AJU-Whizin Center, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles.  

April 25: Passover Playdate in the Park
Listen to a story and play with friends while enjoying Passover snacks. Sponsored by University Synagogue. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Douglas Park, 2439 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. RSVP to alevitt@unisyn.org or (310) 472-0603.

April 27: Super Kidz Expo
At this Only for Kids by Kids Event, the Convention Center becomes the ultimate place for babies through preteens — complete with reptile adventure, ninja campout, bounce houses, princess tea parties, petting zoo, toddler zone, science station, face painting, magic shows, photo ops and special guests (plus rest areas and shopping for the parents). 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Also April 28. $15 (general), free (younger than 12). L.A. Convention Center, South Hall K, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles.

April 28: Skirball Puppet Festival: “Fantastic Creatures”
Celebrate the art of puppetry and the magic of storytelling at the Skirball Cultural Center’s eighth annual Puppet Festival. This campus-wide, daylong festival features new and classic tales told with a variety of puppets, live music and art-making with talented puppeteers and artists from across the country, working in a range of cultural and artistic styles. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Advance tickets to Noah’s Ark will not be available. Limited one-hour tickets will be available to Skirball Puppet Festival attendees only on a first-come, first-served basis. $10-$15 (Members and children 2 and younger, free). Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500.


May 19: Celebrate Israel Festival 2019
Bring the family to celebrate Israel’s 71st Independence Day. Enjoy a day filled with activities, live entertainment, glatt kosher food, kids area, challah bake, shopping, jewelry workshop, amusement rides, petting zoo and more. Tickets start at $10. Noon-7 p.m. Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, 2551 Motor Ave., Los Angeles. (310) 837-5186.


June 1: Kidz Bop World Tour
The brand-new show is an interactive experience for children of all ages. The Kidz Bop Kids will perform some of today’s biggest hits “sung by kids for kids,” with new sets, choreography and the songs kids know and love. 6 p.m. Tickets start at $27. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 850-2000.

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