It's never too early to plan your next family vacation! This weekend, you can head down to Long Beach for some travel inspiration. KTLA's Gayle Anderson explains where you can go, plus details on other events you and your family can enjoy.
L.A. Travel & Adventure Show
Long Beach Convention Center
Downtown Long Beach
The 10th Annual Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show is in town. The Long Beach Convention Center is the weekend location for your one stop spot for travel inspiration, expert information, fun and cultural interaction.
Progressive L.A. Boat Show
Los Angeles Convention Center & Marina Del Rey
The Progressive Los Angeles Boat Show is the ultimate destination for boating and outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts. At both the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Marina Del Rey locations find sport fishing boats, yachts, performance boats, sailboats, ski boats, cruisers, jet skis, pontoons, motorboats, catamarans, cabin cruisers, dinghys/inflatables, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and more!
Saturday @ 1:00 p.m.
16th Annual MARDI GRAS West
2560 South Lincoln Boulevard
Marina del Rey
Uncle Darrow’s Creole – Cajun Restaurant hosts its 16th Annual MARDI GRAS West celebration from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This family-fun atmosphere includes face painting, food and live music by T-Lou & Super Hot Zydeco Band. A portion of the funds that Uncle Darrow’s raises will go to ReUnite America, to help families across America with disaster relief.
Uncle Darrow’s features Southern delicacies such as filé gumbo, fried farm-raised catfish, jambalaya, red beans and rice and po’ boy sandwiches, at down home prices.
Lego Monuments Tour
The Glendale Galleria where the public can see the LEGO MONUMMENTS TOURS, 10 Lego sculptures of historic monuments created by a team of 18 people out of nearly one million Lego pieces on display throughout the mall this month.
Glendale is the first of nine cities throughout the country, and the only one in California, whose malls this year will host the traveling exhibit, which includes a life-size replica of the Liberty Bell, as well as a 9-foot-tall sculpture of the Statute of Liberty and a 2.5-foot-tall sculpture of the White House.
The largest Lego monument featured in the exhibit is that of the U.S. Capitol Building, which took a team of eight builders 1,700 hours to build.
The Lego pieces used to construct the monuments are actually the same standard pieces available at the Lego store. The exhibit, which features a play area for children to build race cars and other structures out of Legos, runs through Sunday, February 22nd.
Have you seen the movie “THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL?” Or, “INTO THE WOODS?” How about “INHERENT VICE?” We can see for FREE these Oscar nominated costumes and more at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising exhibition in downtown Los Angeles.
Wilshire May Company building
6067 Wilshire Boulevard
And, while talking about the Academy Awards, the Academy teaches us about the business and creativity involved in costume design at this exhibit. HOLLYWOOD COSTUME, a multimedia exhibition features 150 iconic costumes from Hollywood’s Golden Age through the present. This exhibition is now on view in the historic Wilshire May Company building, the future location of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax.
The exhibition includes the original ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz shown with Dorothy’s blue and white gingham pinafore dress.
Zoodiac Lunar New Year Celebration
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
323 644 4200
The Los Angeles Zoo presents a ZOODIAC LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION with dragon dance parades and shows, Chinese Taiji Quan classes, Kung Fu shows, lion dance parades as well as history and culture lectures.
The weekend festivities observing the Year of the Sheep, also feature keeper talks and special feedings for animals related to the sheep and goat families, including Bighorn Sheep; Ibex, a species of wild goat; Gorals, small mammals with a goat-like appearances; and Markhors, a species of wild goat.
So, what’s going on in your world? Let us know! Please be sure to provide video with your request. The deadline for your information is Tuesday 5pm.
And, don’t forget you can always post your information on the KTLA Community Calendar.
Have a GREAT Saturday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.