Things to Do This Week-end With the Kids

By unwire, January 17, 2007

Shark Business: CalTech Beckman Auditorium, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m. This film unravels some of the mysteries surrounding sharks with controversial behaviorist Dr. Erich Ritter. You’ll witness divers testing the limits of shark-human interaction outside of cages with dangerous sharks such as lemon, bull and even great white. Rachel Berquist of Caltech’s Mechanical Engineering Deparment will introduce the film and guide the post-screening discussion. $5. 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena. Map

Family Day: Norton Simon Museum, Saturday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m. Explore the world of sound and music in Hindu sculpture, then create your own special musical instrument. Free with museum admission. 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Map

Musical Circus: Pasadena Symphony, Saturday, Jan. 20, 8:30 a.m. Children can hold and "play" orchestral instruments, then enjoy a concert for kids by "Homespun," featuring storyteller Leslie Perry, musician Robert Hilton and blues singer Brother Yusef. Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. Map

A Kids Life: Haugh Performing Arts Center, Citrus College, Saturday, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Meet Zach, a fun-loving 5-year-old and his big dog Starsky. They explore their hometown, make new friends, and learn lessons about life along the way in these two musical performances specifically designed for children in grades K-5. $6. 1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora. Map

Tales In A Ten Gallon Hat: Monrovia Public Library, Saturday, Jan. 20, 11:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saddle up your horse and ride on over to the library as we enjoy the Wild West through stories, songs, and more! For school-aged children (K-5th).

Family Picnic Sundays: L.A. County Arboretum, Sunday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m, Family Picnic Sundays! Come explore The Arboretum Library, (open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and our great story trees! Enjoy plant & nature stories and a make & take craft. 626-821-3222 $7 adults, $5 seniors, students; $2.50 ages 5-12. Map