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As always there are more things to do in LA this week than there is time in which to do them. Selecting which events to highlight was also tough as there is never a day without an event taking place. However, there are a couple of not-to-be-missed events like Batman LIVE and the Orange County Brew Ha Ha that just had to be featured. Check them out!

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September 5

Can’t live without the Batman? Is he an icon in your home? Is your kid obsessed with wearing a cape and singing “nah nah nah nah nah nah nah Batman?” over and over? Do you feel like you’re living in a live-action version of the movie? Well quench your child’s play fantasies with the real thing…BATMAN LIVE is coming to the Honda Center September 5 – 9th. BATMAN LIVE is a 15 million dollar stage production with an original story featuring a 43 strong cast of actors and circus-trained acrobats, a 3D Gotham City landscape, a bespoke symphonic score, custom-built state-of-the-art stage, a 100 foot bat-shaped LED video wall, pyrotechnics and the impressive Batmobile, designed especially for the show by legendary racing car designer Professor Gordon Murray. Get your tickets on Ticketmaster.

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September 7

Pining for a flash back to the days of feathered hair, roller skates and the sweet, soft-pop warmth of Olivia Newton John’s easy listening easy life tunes? The Doma Theatre Company is offering you just that escape. You may not get the exact Olivia Newton John vocal experience but this will at last transport you to that place…for a few hours as Xanadu takes to the stage September 1 – October 7 at the MET Theatre in Hollywood. Hallie Baran directs, with choreography by Angela Todaro and musical direction by Chris Raymond.

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September 8

Get your tastebuds revving. Camp Taco Bell is hosting a taste test this Saturday to see which of the two finalists in their competition to create a new menu item will win! Out of 90 teenagers who submitted menu items the top two finalists were selected from the The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wilmington and Carson. Taco Bell aficionados will have a chance to vote on whether the Wilmington Club’s “Live Large Burrito” and Carson’s “Volcano Bowl” is tastier! The team who sells the most of their “Camp Taco Bell” menu item will receive a combined total of $15,000 in scholarships and grants. So get out to Hollywood this weekend and help some innovative kids raise some funds for their education!

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September 8

Looking for a killer date idea for your dude? Or something fun to do without the wives? Or want to show the guys how its really done…come on ladies we know you like the brew. With over 60 award winning breweries, more than 150 craft and import beers, loads of beer friendly food trucks and booths, expert presentations and live entertainment the 3rd Annual Orange County Brew Ha Ha is likely to be a hit. It’s only 3 hours long…1pm – 4pm so you don’t want to miss a single minute. Oh yeah and how cool is this? Off-duty Firefighters will pour beer for you and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Fallen Fire Fighters Relief Fund.

Related: Best Craft Beers in Orange County

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September 9

Grandparents Day Activities

Sunday, September 9 is National Grandparents Day, a day to honor our grandparents, to celebrate family and to help children become aware of all the valuable information and insight grandparents have to offer. This is the perfect day to take your grandchildren for a nature walk at Tree People on Coldwater Canyon to teach them the importance of environmentalism. Or plan a day at Echo Park where you can have a picnic, play catch, tell stories or take a paddle boat out on the water. If its still too hot out this weekend there is plenty to do indoors. The California Science Center is a terrific learning environment offering ocean exhibits with sea life and vegetation, space science, weather science, mechanics and so much more. Find an area that you as a grandparent know a lot about and impress your grandkids with your knowledge of that topic. Want to inspire them with a little Biblical insight, schedule a visit to Noah’s Ark at the Skirball Museum and share with them the story of the animals boarding the ship two by two as they explore the rainmaker machine and create fun crafts. There is so much to do in LA with your grandchildren, make every day and every opportunity a learning experience.

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.