LA Kids Weekend Events: Feb. 18-21

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It’s an extra-long weekend thanks to Presidents’ Day on Mon. so we’ve rounded up a few extra noteworthy events for those that might have the day off with their kids. In addition to the activities below, take some time to check out these landmarks and historical sites where you can learn more about Black history in Los Angeles. If you want to get out of town for the day, head to one of our favorite places to play in the snow near LA or if you’d rather stay close to home, check out our round-up of free things to do in Feb.—you won’t be disappointed.

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The Venice Love Fest
Come explore a world of handmade products that tell the stories of the people who created them. Browse racks of one-of-a-kind fashions, find unique gifts for everyone on your list, and treat yourself to something weird and wonderful that couldn’t be found anywhere else. Sat. Event details.

African Marketplace & Drum Circle
Join us for live music and performances, yoga, cultural food, handmade clothes & jewelry, fresh produce, and much more, in Leimert Park. Sun. Event details.

Jazz Music on the Lawn at Ivy Station
Enjoy some swingin’ New Orleans traditional jazz courtesy of the Big Butter Jazz Band. Picnic on the lawn or swing dance on the plaza! All ages welcome. Free validated parking. Sat. Event details.

City of Cinema: Paris 1850-1907
Placing cinema in the context of 19th-century Parisian visual culture, City of Cinema: Paris 1850–1907 explores how film emerged amid a wave of social, political, artistic, and technological developments. The exhibition brings together paintings, sculpture, posters, prints, photography, and film to reflect the range of artistic experiments that culminated in cinema as a mass medium. The story begins on the streets of Paris, where a diverse populace formed a collective audience for visual spectacle. Sun.-Mon. Event details.

Hip Hip Hooray! Smorgasburg LA!
Each Sunday, find dozens of exciting food vendors plus sophisticated shopping from the realms of design, craft, style, vintage, wellness, and more. Cultural events, pop-ups, and other surprises transform the ROW DTLA. Sun. Event details.

Presidents’ Day Celebration
Wallis Annenberg PetSpace will be open President’s Day. Enjoy our engaging weekday programming and connect with adoptable pets. Kids can take part in a special Presidents’ Day themed scavenger hunt and win prizes, while supplies last. Ready to put your favorite adoptables up to a vote? Take part in the demo-cat-ic process and choose your favorite pet to be declared PetSpace President for the day. Mon. Event details.

Presidents’ Day at Pretend City
Celebrate American Presidents with us! Enjoy a patriotic day in The City as we get creative, dive deep into science, and take a vote on who should lead the end-of-the-day parade! Mon. Event details.

Klimt: The Immersive Experience
A 20,000 square foot light and sound spectacular featuring two-story projections of the artist’s most compelling works. Encounter the brilliance of one of history’s greatest artists in 360 degrees.This is a 360º digital art exhibition that invites you to step into the world of the incomparable universe of Gustav Klimt, one the greatest artistic geniuses of the turn of the twentieth century. Fri.-Mon. Event details.

Pre-Sale Tickets

Harlem Globetrotters: Tickets on Sale
The Harlem Globetrotter’s Spread Game Tour will feature all-new premium experiences that are guaranteed to take your night to a whole new level. Their one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment with incredible ball handling, hilarious comedy and loads of fan interaction. Game Date: Feb. 27. Event details.

Pre-Sale Disney On Ice: Mickey & Friends
Grab your mouse ears and get ready for a party in your hometown as Disney On Ice presents Mickey and Friends skates into the Tinseltown area playing eight fun-filled performances at Long Beach Arena from Apr. 14-17. Event details.

—Andie Huber

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