The spring weather is perfect for getting out and exploring all that Southern California has to offer. Here are a few suggestions of things to check out this week.
Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week
It’s not too late to toast Happy Hour in Old Pasadena. Enjoy discounted drinks and appetizers at restaurants like Barney’s Beanery, Café Santorino, Dog Haus Biergarten, Haven Gastropub, Pita Jungle and more until March 15. Several venues will also feature live music. Visit the website for the Happy Hour and live music schedule
“Sampling the Microscopic Artwork of Willard Wigan”
California African American Museum
600 State Drive Exposition Park
Los Angeles. CA 90037
There are just a few days left to see the highly unusual exhibition of unique sculptures that are so small they can fit in the eye of a needle, on a pinhead or on the tip of an eyelash. Seen through a microscope and created by Willard Wigan under a highly meditative state and using the hair of a fly as a paintbrush, these extraordinary micro-sculptures will be on display until March 17.
Astronauts, Rockets & Robots – California Museum of Photography
3824 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
This exhibit features spacetoys from the collection of David Whitmire Hearst Jr. Foundation and will be on view until May 18. The exhibition displays a varied selection of spacetoys from the early 1960s to the present.
309 Palm Street Suite A
Newport Beach, California 92661
The migration of the Pacific Gray Whale off the California coast is a remarkable sight! The migration generally runs from Christmas until mid-April. Newport Landing offers daily 2.5-hour whale watching trips. Call now for reservations.
Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869
Load up the kiddies and take a trip to the hoppiest place in town! The Irvine Park Railroad throws a fantastic Easter Eggstravaganza complete with pictures with the Easter Bunny, carnival games, train rides and more.
Kids Only Club “Jellybean Science”
42081 Main Street
Temecula, CA 92590
This fun-filled “lock in” event for kids only (ages 5-10 years old) will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and includes dinner. The evening will be spent in good Pennypickles hands as the children learn candy experiments and discover the museum’s inventions. Tickets are $12 per child and children must be pre-registered to attend, so reserve your tickets now.
Open House at VCA West Los Angeles
1900 South Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025
VCA West LA will be hosting a family-friendly open house to celebrate the newly constructed animal hospital. The open house will feature tours, talks, demonstrations and the opportunity to meet the hospital’s expert staff of veterinarians and specialists, refreshments and kid activities too.
Concordia University St. Patrick’s Day 5K Dash
Irvine, CA 92612
Wear green and have a shamrock of a time running through the Concordia University campus. Pre-Registration is $30 per person and includes a T-shirt and swag. Late registration is $35 per person. Hurry up and get your green on – the race starts at 9 a.m.
Cupcake Decorating Class For Kids
Auntie Em’s Kitchen
4616 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Chef Terri Wahl will teach kids how to decorate cupcakes while parents get a chance to sip on mimosas and sample Auntie Em’s appetizers. The class is from 1 to 3 p.m. and make sure to RSVP because the original class on March 24 is already sold out. The class is $30 for one adult and one child at least 4 years old, and the price includes cupcake materials, snacks and mimosas for the parent.