The Flying Karamazovs: CalTech Beckman Auditorium, Friday, March 16, 2007, 8 p.m. Show combines hilarity and silliness that is bound to tickle your eyes as well as your sides. Music is played on traditional and not-so-traditional instruments. There are silly dances, world class juggling and most importantly... lots of fun audience participation. Tickets: adults $29, $25, $21; youth $10. 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena. Map.
Family Day: Norton Simon Museum, Saturday, March 17, 2007, 1 p.m. What is green: St. Patrick’s Day, nature, envy. Explore this verdant hue in artworks, then make a shamrock color wheel. Free with museum admission. 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Map.
Family Class and Tidepooling: Natural History Museum, Saturday, March 17, 2007, Spectacular Sea Slugs, Discover the world of nudibranchs with Curator of Malacology Dr. Ángel Valdés. Begin with a visit to the Museum’s research collections, look at slugs through the scanning electronic microscope, and learn about their bodies during a nudibranch dissection. Then, join Dr. Valdés at Palos Verdes Peninsula for a tidepooling excursion. Participants provide their own transportation and lunch. Limited to 30 people. Grades 2 and up. Members, $40; general admission, $46.
KITE: Pasadena Playhouse, Sunday, March 18, 2007, 11 and 2 p.m. The Kids Interactive Theater Ensemble is theater for kids by kids. This group creates storytelling performances with special attention paid to thoughtful and entertaining youth-friendly material. The players, ages 9-14, present original plays they have created. Performances also held March 25 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 kids, two and under free. Reservations: 818-340-5333 39 South El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Map.
Monrovia Canyon Park, open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays. Come and enjoy a wilderness experience only five minutes from downtown Monrovia. This refreshing recreational site provides a peaceful and quiet setting for your family, social or business gatherings. Let your imagination and your appreciation for nature be revitalized as you explore the 80 acres of trails and serene picnic areas.