5 things to do with your kids this weekend, including storytime with puppets and dance & paint party

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Here are 5 kid- and family-friendly events across the Eastside this weekend.

Friday night “Chicken Run” screening at Audubon Center

Kick off the last weekend of September with a fun screening of “Chicken Run,” on Friday, September 28th at 6:30 p.m. at Audubon Center at Debs Park! Attendees can also enjoy some food, movie concessions, and fun arts & crafts for kids of all ages! As soon as the sun sets, watch the center turns into an outdoor movie theater. Go here for details.

Storytime at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater

September is Read-A-New-Book Month! DJ Lance Rock starts the morning reading a popular children’s tale, followed by some puppet performances. Finally, marionettes Captain Wilbur and Banjo Monkey join in on the fun during made-up story time! Show is Saturday, September 29. Doors open at 10 a.m. $15 each, ages 3 and up. Children under 2 are free.  Go here for more details.

“Coco” screening in Lincoln Heights

Continue to celebrate Latino Heritage Month with screening of Disney’s “Coco,” at The Lincoln Heights Branch Library from 2-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 29. It’s an event the whole family can enjoy! Go here for more details.

Dance and paint party in East L.A.

Don’t miss a dance and paint party at the East Los Angeles Library from 2-3 p.m. (Sept, 29)! The celebration begins with participants putting small objects and paint colors into a box. Once the music starts, kids hold on tight to the box and the dancing begins. Then they open their box to reveal their very own unique work of art! Fun times for ages 2 – 12! Go here for details.

Panning for gold at The Autry

Learn how to pan for gold, just like they did during the California gold rush at The Autry! When gold panning is closed due to weather, other family-friendly activities are available inside the museum. Saturdays–Sundays, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Go here for details.

Make sure to check with event organizers for last minute changes.

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