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Wild Child Gym in Platform Park
Mondays & Wednesdays
Wild Child Gym hosts weekly socially distanced, kids’ play classes designed to spark imagination, wonder and strength. Class is best for kids under age 7. Guardians stay and play. Spaces are limited. Please book at least two hours in advance.
Platform Park, 9715 Washington Boulevard, Culver City,
10:30 a.m., $25, platformlosangeles.com
Sunrise Sound Bath on the Beach
Saturday, April 2
Join Bloom Holistic Healing at Lifeguard Tower 14 for a blissful transformative sound bath. Dress comfortably, this class includes light movement. Bring a blanket, pillow, yoga mat and jacket in case it gets chilly. Optional: sunscreen, crystals and journal. Arrive 10 to 20 minutes early for parking and for a short walk to the beach.
2 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, 9 to 10:30 a.m., $30-$40, bloomholistichealing.org
International Children’s Book Day
Saturday, April 2
Join Sender One for a book exchange and crafts as they celebrate International Children’s Book Day, followed by a reading of “How to Solve a Problem,” a children’s picture book written by professional climber Ashima Shiraishi. The book exchange and reading will take place on the lawn just outside of the Sender One backdoor. Please bring a book to donate or exchange for another. All leftover books will be donated to a local nonprofit. RSVP online.
12775 W. Millennium Suite 4-140A, Playa Vista, Noon to 2:30 p.m., sender.one/playavista
Paws & Pages at Annenberg PetSpace
April 2 & 3, 9 & 10
Visit Annenberg PetSpace for a socially-distance story time, pet encounter and take-home craft. Help your young reader build communication skills and self-confidence by reading with adoptable pets or listening to a story. This in-space experience includes a book reading, opportunity to meet an adoptable pet or critter ambassador, and craft demonstration with materials to take home and complete. Register online. Tickets start at $3. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to cancel your registration.
12005 Bluff Creek Drive, Playa Vista, 12 to 12:30 p.m., annenbergpetspace.org
Justice and Spirituality on Screen: “Real Women Have Curves”
Wednesday, April 6
The CSJ Center’s Justice and Spirituality on Screen series engages questions of faith and culture through the lens of modern cinema. It is cosponsored by the LMU School of Film and Television, Center for Religion and Spirituality, and William H. Hannon Library. The 2021-2022 series them echoes that of the CSJ Center’s annual symposium, Faces of Justice.
LMU Campus, 12105 West Waterfront Drive, Playa Vista, 3 to 5 p.m., bit.ly/3LdeZ4B
Marina Culture Jam
Sunday, April 10
Don’t miss the first-ever Marina Culture Jam series presented by The Music Center at Burton Chace Park. This special three-part series is free and features live performances, arts and crafts, cultural learning activities and much more. Part I on April 10 features INCA, The Peruvian Ensemble and The Alley Cats. Part II on May 15 features Ballet Folclorico Do Brasil and Pacifico Dance Company. Part III on June 12 features TAIKOPROJECT and Diavolo. Free admission.
13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., marinadelrey.lacounty.gov
Easter Egg Hunt + Story Time
Sunday, April 10
Enjoy a hunt for over 6,000 eggs hidden all throughout RUNWAY and find the golden eggs for special prizes. Please meet at the new Spring photo installation on Town Center Drive. The egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. sharp.
12775 W. Millennium, Playa Vista, 10 to 11 a.m., runwayplayavista.com
Spring Break Comedy Bash
Saturday, April 16
Celebrate Spring Break with a massive beach comedy bash in Playa del Rey featuring major headliners from Netflix and Comedy Central. The 90-minute outdoor standup comedy show will take place at a gorgeous beachfront house in Playa del Rey. Lineup includes Amy Miller (Comedy Central), JC Currais (Conan) and Garrick Bernard (Single Drunk Female). Seating will be limited. You are encouraged to bring your own beach blanket or chair. There will be seating in the patio area of the beach house, but overflow will spill onto the beach. Plan accordingly. Feel free to bring food, drinks, coolers, picnic baskets, blankets, etc. Tickets cost $20. Email for more information and with any questions.
7053 Trolleyway South, Los Angeles, 8 p.m., email@example.com
Sacred Woman Collective Sunset Circle
Wednesday, April 20
Join Sacred Woman Collective for a Sunset Circle on the beach at Lifeguard Tower 26 at Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica. Sit in a circle and enjoy guided meditation, breathwork, a magnificent sound bath, and sharing and listening from the heart. Each Sunset Circle is $25. Payments can be made via Venmo to staci-levine-1 or via PayPal. Once you register, details will be provided prior to the event including where to park and what to bring.
Lifeguard Tower 26 at Ocean Park Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, 6 p.m., $25, sacredwomancollective.com
RUNWAY x Creative Communal Makers Market
Saturday, April 23
The family-friendly and pet-friendly event will feature local makers, live music, photo ops and fun kids activities including face painting. Free admission.
12760 W. Millennium, Playa Vista, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
Virtual Speed Dating for Professional Singles
Sunday, April 23
Virtual speed dating follows a combination of traditional speed dating rules and conventional mix and match etiquette. With Monday at 8’s Virtual Speed Dating platform, you can have the opportunity to meet other like-minded and active singles from across the country, even state by state. Mix it up a little by trying a new avenue and potentially meet someone great from a new region. All of the virtual speed dating events are hosted exclusively by a Monday at 8 Matchmaker. Cost $5. Tickets available online.
123 Main Street, Playa Vista, 6 to 7:30 p.m., bit.ly/3wEFZG7
Puppy Yoga in the Park
Sunday, May 1
Come practice yoga with man’s best friend while supporting a great cause. Laughing Frog Yoga is the only yoga studio in LA offering puppy yoga classes and their adorable friends can’t wait to meet you. They typically bring five to six puppies and small dogs to their events and many of them are looking for their forever homes. Puppy yoga classes are catered towards all levels and ages. Children are welcome to attend class. All minors below 18 will need a legal guardian to fill out a liability waiver form on their behalf to attend class. The last 30 minutes of class is reserved for hangout/selfie time with the pups. $5 from each ticket will be donated to the Paws for Life Animal Rescue. Located at Marine Park next to the tennis courts.
1406 Marine Street, Santa Monica, 10 to 11:30 a.m., laughingfrogyoga.com