It's back to school night at Los Alamitos High School. It's your best chance to meet your kid's teachers and get the scoop on homework and homeroom happenings. And for the little ones, there is live music, livelier birds and a little bit of South American culture to spice things up.
Why go: Find out about all the latest activites Los Al has to offer, get updates on PTSA activities, and kick off the school year right.
Where/When: , 3591 Cerritos Ave., Los Alamitos; 6:15 p.m. Wednesday
Where/When: Orange County Zoo, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange; 10 a.m. Thursday
Why go: Children ages 3 and 4 can learn all about birds, even those that don't fly.
Where/When: Vanguard University Lyceum Theater, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa; 8 p.m. Thursday
Why go: This fun and inspirational musical revue teaches children the value of making good choices, and explores fundamental American values.
Where/When: Santa Ana YMCA, 2100 W. Alton Ave., Santa Ana; 5 p.m. Saturday
Why go: Gourmet food trucks such as Rolling Sushi and Slapfish will be selling food; plus, live entertainment, silent auction, and a beer garden.
Pricing: Free admission
Where/When: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Why go: Enjoy mariachi performances, interactive music from Central and South America, kids’ crafts and face painting, ethnic cuisine, Latin cooking demos and a large number of giveaways.
Pricing: Free with aquarium admission, which is $24.95 for adults, $12.95 for children ages 3 to 11, $21.95 for seniors 62 and older. Free for members, 20 percent off for their guests. Free to those with a birthday on the 10th of any month.