L.A. Museum 2011 Summer Kids Activities Calendar: Week 3

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Well the 405 Freeway closure was shorter than expected and it actually reduced traffic in some areas of the city. The Getty Center Museum and the Skirball Cultural Center are open again, and our art museums continue to offer lots of things to do in Los Angeles this summer. Here’s this week’s kids activities schedule.

My Pick of the Week,” is the Fowler Museum’s Fela-bration festival this Saturday, July 23, from 1-4 pm.  Marking the closing of the exhibition, “Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley,” this festival has a jam-packed program of  live performances of Nigerian music and dance, plus face painting and a mask-making activity for families.  See my upcoming post on more about the Fowler Museum at UCLA.

Week of July 18-24: Highlighted programs indicate special programs for this week only; or repeating programs that feature a new theme, performer, or movie each week/month.  All other program listings repeat daily/weekly throughout the summer.  Always click on the link of any activity you plan to attend for program details, and to confirm the date and time. Museum schedules can, and do change, from time to time. And be sure to subscribe to this blog to get an email copy of this calendar every week.

Weekday Family Activities – July 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

Getty Center – Weekdays
FAMILY ART STOPS: Gallery tour activity
Tuesdays – Fridays: 10:30 am, 2 pm, 2:30 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Center. Sign-up begins 30 minutes before the program.

Getty Villa – Weekdays
ART ODYSSEY FOR FAMILIES: Gallery tour activity
Wednesdays – Fridays: 12 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Villa. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour.

LACMA – Weekdays
Monday and Friday: 2–2:30 pm
Boone Children’s Gallery, Hammer Building
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 12–5 pm; Sat and Sun: 11 am–5 pm, drop-in
Boone Children’s Gallery, Hammer Building

Norton Simon -Thursday
ADVENTURES UNDER THE SUN: Gallery adventures and art activities
This week’s outdoor program: “At the Circus: Toulouse-Lautrec”
Thursday, July 21: 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Skirball Cultural Center  – Weekdays
DIG IT!: Archaeological simulated dig activity.
Thursday and Friday.  Drop-in during Museum hours.

Family Weekend Activities – July 22, 23, 24

LACMA – Friday Night
STORYTELLING FOR FAMILIES: Stories Round a(flashlight) campfire
This week’s program: “Taken by the Fairies-Stories of Mystery and Magic”
Friday, July 22: 7 pm
Free with general admission.  Tickets available one hour before program, seating is limited.

Fowler Museum at UCLA – Saturday Afternoon
Saturday, July 23: 1-4 pm, drop-in
Free, no reservations required.
FELA-BRATION!: Free Concert
Saturday, July 23: 1-4pm
Live performances and face painting (details above)
Free, no reservations required.

LACMA – Saturday Afternoon
This week’s movie: “Journey to the Center of the Earth”
Saturday, July 23: 2 pm

LACMA – Saturday Evening
LATIN SOUNDS: Free Summer Concerts in the park
This week’s concert: Bobby Matos & his Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble
Saturday, July 23: 5 pm

Skirball Cultural Center – Saturday Afternoon
Saturday: 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
Performering: Arpana Dance Company, Indian Dance Company
Included with Museum admission; no reservations

LACMA – Sunday Afternoon
Sunday, July 24:  12:30–3:30 pm
North Piazza, no reservations

Skirball Cultural Center – Sunday Afternoon
Sunday, JULY 24: 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
Performing:  Zak Morgan, Grammy-nominated children’s muscian
Included with Museum admission; no reservations
Sunday, July 24:  Intermittently 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Throughout the run of the Houdini exhibition, strolling magicians perform magic.
All ages. Included with Museum Admission, no reservations

Getty Villa – Weekends
ArtQuest!: Art activity workshop
Saturday and Sunday: 11 am – 3:30 pm, drop-in
Outer Peristyle, Getty Villa
ART ODYSSEY FOR FAMILIES: Gallery tour activity
Saturday and Sunday: 2 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Villa.  Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour.

Getty Center – Weekends
FAMILY ART LAB: Feathers, Fur and Fun!
Outdoor art activity workshop
Saturday and Sunday through July 24: 11 am – 3:30 pm, drop-in
Family Room Patio, Getty Center
ART ADVENTURES FOR FAMILIES: Gallery tour activity
Saturday and Sunday: 2 pm
Museum Galleries, Getty Center.  Sign-up begins at 1:30 p.m.

Everyday Family Activities

Getty Center Museum
FAMILY ROOM – Interactive activity space
Families can draw, build, and play together (see blog post).
Daily, except Mondays. Drop-in during Museum hours.

Skirball Cultural Center
Daily, except Monday
All ages.  Included with Museum admission; no reservations
NOAH’S ARK – Interactive activity space
Families can climb, build, explore, and make art together.
Daily, except Monday
Special admission fee required.  Free to Members and Children under 2. 
Free to all visitors on Thursdays. Advance tickets recommended weekends, Thursdays, and school holidays.


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