Yeah, yeah, Valentine’s Day is this week. But aren’t you a bit tired of all the Valentine’s Day news? Of course Valentine’s Day is GREAT but there’s so much more to love this week. Check out our take on super cool, mother Earth-type things taking place this week in LA.
Al Gore on “The Future: Six Drivers of Chang”
Pasadena Civic Center Ballroom
300 E Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
Brought to you by Vroman’s Bookstore, the former vice president who shed light on global warming with his movie “An Inconvenient Truth” and authored several bestsellers has a new book to offer us, “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change.” This is an in-depth study and comprehensive map of the forces that are shaping our world. Come hear the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winner and chairman of the Climate Reality Project, a non-profit devoted to solving the Climate Crisis, speak about the topic he has dedicated his life to, and the knowledge he wants to share with all of us. Tickets are $40 and are available online.
Hike Along The Ocean
Sierra Club 20’s and 30’s Section
7 to 9 p.m.
Find a date. Join the 20’s and 30’s Section of the Sierra Club and go for a conditioning walk along the ocean. What a great to enjoy nature, make some new friends and enjoy the beautiful ocean view. This five-mile hike will help you condition yourself for some of the more intense mountain hikes that the club hosts. The Sierra Club is committed to explore, enjoy and protect the planet.
6215 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Take a date to see this ethereal pop star with an almost otherworldly voice and haunting vocals. See Ellie Gould perform live at one of the coolest LA music venues, the Hollywood Palladium, and feel your spirit lift just a little higher from this earthy plane.
Have a Date with Dr. Harvey Karp
The Pump Station & Nurtury
1248 Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90038
Head to the ultimate Earth momma location in L.A., The Pump Station & Nurtury, for a date with Dr. Harvey Karp, the man who created the “5 S’s” and really did help you have the “Happiest Baby On The Block.” With his latest book he wants to help you have the “Happiest Toddler On The Block.” Join Dr. Karp at The Pump Station & Nurtury on Feb. 14 in Hollywood to learn all about toddler parenting. Plus – there will be milk & cookies! If you can’t make it on Valentine’s Day, Dr. Karp will also be speaking at the Santa Monica location on Feb. 15.
Helios Dance Theatre
1310 11th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Exotic, erotic and very intense, the Helios Dance Theatre brings its primal dance performance The Lotus Eaters to the Broad Stage. According to ancient lore, Helios, the Greek God of the sun, was the bringer of light and life. Aptly named, this dance troupe brings to the stage a raw and powerful contemporary dance performance that will seed your thoughts and fill your soul with fire.
Build a Sand Snowman Day
Leo Carrillo State Beach
35000 West Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
Love the sea and the sand? No place better to hang out at the beach than in Malibu. Come out at 11 a.m. for some fun and celebrate your love for beachside activities with the National Park Service rangers for a day at the beach building “snowmen” out of sand. Families and friends will learn about beach ecology and warm weather. Also – if you are lucky, you might get to explore a tidal pool. During the spring, tide pool creatures are exposed during low tides. Ask the rangers to point some out!
Laura Gerson loves to discover things about Los Angeles and share them with your family. She blogs about kids activities and resources for Moms at www.MomAngeles.com.