Most students in Southern California have hit the one-month mark in their summer vacation, and if they have not yet moaned about boredom, that is coming soon.
There are a number of free and low-cost activities happening around the county that can stave off that familiar complaint. Below find a listing.
* Explore the “Summer Sounds at the Hollywood Bowl,” family-friend concerts on stage July 5 to Aug. 13. The bowl is located at 2031 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. Performances are weekdays at 10-10:45 a.m. and 11:15-noon. Admission: $7/per person.
La Santa Cecilia explores the joyful Latin American fusion that can be found on Olvera Street
Experience the delightful Yiddish music and dances performed by Klezmer Juice
* Garden Concerts for Kids
Some of the best children’s musicians from across the nation including the rock band Milkshake; folk and rock singer Elizabeth Mitchell; and Sarah Lee Guthrie and family performing alternative country, will appear at the Getty Center for their special family-friendly summer offering. Concerts are Aug. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 from 4-5 p.m. Free. No reservations required. (310) 440-7300. The Getty is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. Call for parking. (310) 440-7300
* John Anson Ford Amphitheatre offers its own version of kid-friendly entertainment Saturday mornings at 1o a.m. through Aug. 28. Performances include song, dance and theatrical performances. Admission is free for children and $5 for adults. Parking is $1. Reservations are required. Call (323) 461-3673 or (322) 856-5793. The amphitheater is located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Los Angeles.
* Children’s Concerts at Levitt Pavilion include puppet shows, theatre performances, musical performances and playhouse Disney’s Choo Choo Soul. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. through August 25. Admissionis free. (626) 683-3230. Levit Pavilion is located at 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena.
* Music in the Zoo. A variety of musical performances will take place in different locations at the Los Angeles Zoo Fridays, July 23 and Aug. 6 from 6-9 p.m. Animals on view until 8 p.m. Cost: Zoo members: $12.50 for adults and $7.50 for children ages 6-15; non member tickets are $16.50 for adults and $10.50 for children 6-15. Free for children under the age of 5. The zoo is located: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles.
Compiled with help from OW High School interns Ebony Hoofe, Dashonique English, Grenisha Fields and Greshaw Fields