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Saturday, Dec 8, 2012

Familyfestivals

Target Free Family Saturday: Holiday Celebration

FREE ALL DAY!

Enjoy a day of family fun and crafts. December’s theme is Holiday Celebration!

Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

ALL DAY CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES:
• Create colorful garland to hang for the holidays.
• Add snow & sparkle to your own winter scene and shake things up for the season.
• Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Fold an origami lantern to brighten the season.

SCHEDULE:

11AM: Doors open

11AM-2PM: Make holiday fruit leather pouches with Kidding Around the Kitchen

12-4PM: Strike a pose! Take fun photos with holiday props by Rocket Photo Booths

1PM-4PM: Come decorate holiday cookies with Parties by Stacey. For children only, while supplies last.

2PM: We Tell Stories performs The Season of Giving

3PM: The Santa Monica Oceanaires will perform your favorite winter songs

4PM: Doors close

ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
Kidding Around the Kitchen
Kidding Around the Kitchen (KATK) brings a “hands on” cooking experience and lesson in which the kids actively participate in the preparation of recipes. The result of their cutting, measuring, cooking, and then eating their creations is more than simply a lesson in health. They get to see, touch, smell, and taste the fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, eggs, meats, and other ingredients that they may never have previously seen in their raw form.

For more information on Kidding Around the Kitchen, visit: www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com.

Parties by Stacey
Parties by Stacey has been booking entertainers for and performing at children's parties in Southern California for over 12 years!

To book your party with Stacy, visit: http://www.partiesbystacey.com/.

Rocket Photo Booths
Rocket Photo Booths is a high quality photo booth rental service serving the greater Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego areas.

http://socre8tive.com/.

Santa Monica Oceanaires
The Santa Monica Oceanaires have been entertaining Southern California audiences for more than twenty-five years with their unique style and barbershop harmony.

For more information about the Santa Monica Oceanaires, visit: http://www.oceanaires.org/.

We Tell Stories
We Tell Stories is a multi-ethnic group of artists that seeks to educate, nurture, and strengthen communities by reconnecting young audiences with the ancient powers of storytelling and theatre.

For more information about We Tell Stories, visit: http://www.wetellstories.org/.

11:00 AM

 


Saturday, Nov 10, 2012

Familyfestivals

Target Free Family Saturday: Pop Culture

FREE ALL DAY!

Join us for a day of free family fun and craft projects inspired by the exhibition Giant Robot Biennale 3. November’s theme is Pop Culture!

Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

ALL DAY CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES:
• Create a colorful pop culture collage
• Make a cardboard robot using a variety of fun materials.
• Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Learn how to make an origami dragonfly.

SCHEDULE:
11AM: Doors open

11AM-2PM: Make delicious corn on the cob cookies with Kidding Around the Kitchen

11:30AM – 12:30PM - 1:30PM - 2:30PM – 3:30PM: Learn some new dances moves in Creation Station’s Hip Hop dance classes

12-3PM: Grow Your Own Media will help you silkscreen a t-shirt or totebag for you to take home


2-4PM: Make your own comic strip with artist Yumi Sakugawa

2-4PM: Giant Robot Artists’ Entourage Workshop with Rob Sato: Come make some watercolor paintings with artist Rob Sato! Attendees will learn watercolor texture techniques and how to use masking in this workshop. Materials provided.

4PM: Doors close

ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
Creation Station
Creation Station is a wildly creative dance school concept which provides movement based programs for children starting at 18 months of age. All of the classes at Creation Station reflect a commitment to promoting high self esteem. They entertain as well as educate and most of all, allow every child to be just that - a child! Creation Station takes a developmental approach to teaching. We offer classes for children ages 18 months to 16 years. If you come in for a class, please mention you met us at Target day and receive 20% off your session!

For more information on Creation Station, visit: Creation Station Culver City.

Grow Your Own Media
Grow Your Own Media is a community screen printing shop located in the Atwater Village neighborhood of Los Angeles. Their services include custom screen printing, screen printing classes, print studio rentals, event printing, and graphic design.

For more information about Grow Your Own Media, visit: http://www.gyomedia.com/LosAngeles/Welcome.html.

Kidding Around the Kitchen
Kidding Around the Kitchen (KATK) brings a “hands on” cooking experience and lesson in which the kids actively participate in the preparation of recipes. The result of their cutting, measuring, cooking, and then eating their creations is more than simply a lesson in health. They get to see, touch, smell, and taste the fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, eggs, meats, and other ingredients that they may never have previously seen in their raw form.

For more information on Kidding Around the Kitchen, visit: www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com.

Yumi Sakugawa
Yumi Sakugawa is an illustrator and comic book artist based in the greater Los Angeles area.

For more information about Yumi Sakugawa, visit: http://www.yumisakugawa.com/.

OTHER TARGET FREE FAMILY DAYS:
December Target Free Family Day: Holiday Celebration

11:00 AM

 


Saturday, Oct 13, 2012

Familyfestivals

Target Free Family Saturday: Marvelous Masks

FREE ALL DAY!

Enjoy a day of family fun and crafts. October’s theme is masks!

Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

ALL DAY CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES:
  • Make a mask marvelous by adding your own fun and flair

  • Use your imagination to create some props for dress-up and disguise!

  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Make a spooktacular origami ghost


  • SCHEDULE:
    11AM: Doors open

    11AM-2PM: Make fall fruit faces with Kidding Around the Kitchen

    1-4PM: Let Cartoon Slinger draw a superhero caricature of you!

    2-4PM: Meet-and-greet with real lucha libre wrestlers from Legion Championship Wrestling!

    3PM: Watch Dapur Kita Productions will perform a traditional Balinese masked dance accompanied by live Balinese music

    4PM: Doors close


    ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
    Kidding Around the Kitchen
    Kidding Around the Kitchen (KATK) brings a “hands on” cooking experience and lesson in which the kids actively participate in the preparation of recipes. The result of their cutting, measuring, cooking, and then eating their creations is more than simply a lesson in health. They get to see, touch, smell, and taste the fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, eggs, meats, and other ingredients that they may never have previously seen in their raw form.

    For more information on Kidding Around the Kitchen, visit: www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com.

    Legion Championship Wrestling
    Legion Championship Wrestling (LCW) is the newest and hottest wrestling company on the west coast. LCW runs live shows on the last Sunday of every month at the Casa Del Mexicano in East LA, CA.

    For more information about Legion Championship Wrestling, visit: http://legionchampwrestling.blog.com/.

    Cartoon Slinger
    Dominic Arneson has been drawing caricatures professionally for nearly 15 years and has entertained all types of clients and party guests with his fast hand and friendly persona, from celebrities and corporate executives to children with disabilities. From infants to senior citizens, Dominic has drawn people of all walks of life, and thousands have enjoyed a personalized, one-of-a-kind cartoon that was created in their likeness, just for them.

    For more information about Cartoon Slinger, visit: http://www.cartoonslinger.com/.

    Dapoer Kita Productions
    Dapoer Kita Productions is a professional event and meeting planning company based in Los Angeles that focuses on the planning, coordination and organizing of premier events and meetings as well as artist and performer management. Our goal is to offer each client an experience that is unique and flawless. The meticulous, diligent, and friendly approach of our team will ensure that you will receive one of a kind event service.

    We offer for a variety of unique Indonesian cultural performances - from music to dance - that reflect the diversity of cultures from the many ethnic groups that compose the nation of Indonesia.

    For more information, please contact Sri Susilowati at (626)298-1915

    OTHER TARGET FREE FAMILY DAYS:
    November Target Free Family Day: Marvelous Masks
    December Target Free Family Day: Holiday Celebration

    11:00 AM

     


    Saturday, Jul 14, 2012

    Familyfestivals

    Target Free Family Saturday: Faces + Places

    FREE ALL DAY!

    Enjoy a day of family fun and crafts. July’s theme is travel! Keep checking back for more information.

    Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

    ALL DAY CRAFT ACTIVITIES:
  • Make a travel bag for your summer adventures

  • Decorate a journal to capture travel memories

  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: origami jet plane

  • *SPECIAL! Fill out our family survey and get a free Metro token for your family! (While supplies last)

    SCHEDULE:
    11am – Doors open

    11am-4pm: Hale'iwa Shave Ice will be giving out child-size shave ice (while supplies last, for children only)

    11:15am – 12:15pm: Family Little Tokyo Walking Tour (10 people max)

    11:30am • 12:30pm • 1:30pm • 2:30pm • 3:30pm
    30-minute kid-friendly Japanese language classes by the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute (10 people max per class)

    12pm: Asian-themed candy buffet by Sweetlips Design (while supplies last, for children only)

    1pm – 4pm: Make your own version of Kidding around the Kitchen’s award-winning citrus sunshine faces

    1pm – 4pm: Let Party Face airbrush your face! (for children only)

    2:30pm – 5:30pm: Special Free Family Little Tokyo Gastronomy Tour by Six Taste Tours(families only, 14 people max)

    4pm – Doors close


    ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
    Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
    The BEVERLY HILLS LINGUAL INSTITUTE is a unique, unparalleled private language school offering high quality instruction in 25 languages. Well established and highly regarded, BHLI has an impressive student retention rate and is enthusiastically recommended by its own students as well as consulates, cultural institutions and area universities. During each eight week term, BHLI offers more than 180 classes at all levels, beginning through advanced, using high quality university textbooks and curricula. Small classes of no more than ten students meet once a week for 80 minutes and are taught by professional, native speaker instructors, many of whom are also teaching at local universities and colleges.

    For more information about the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute, visit www.bhlingual.com/index.html.

    Sweetlips Design
    Sweetlips Design is the chocolate-dipped and candy-coated lovechild of April Castelo-Canlas' formal education in fine art and design, her background in retail visual merchandising, and a career in fashion licensing-- All sprinkled generously with her natural knack for event planning and keen eye for detail.

    Fueled by a fiercely creative imagination and driven by intuitive artistic and technical skills, April creates a multitude of memorable, one-of-a-kind event experiences as individual and unique as each of her clients. No two projects are ever exactly the same.

    Always experimenting with new ideas, she cites "love, art, childhood memories, nature, family and friends" as her main sources of inspiration.

    April lives in Los Angeles with her fiancé Nickolaus. She enjoys painting, sports, cooking, hiking, and of course, entertaining for family and friends.

    For more information on Sweetlips Design, visit: www.sweetlipsdesign.com

    Kidding Around The Kitchen
    Kidding Around the Kitchen (KATK) brings a “hands on” cooking experience and lesson in which the kids actively participate in the preparation of recipes. The result of their cutting, measuring, cooking, and then eating their creations is more than simply a lesson in health. They get to see, touch, smell, and taste the fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, eggs, meats, and other ingredients that they may never have previously seen in their raw form.

    For more information on Kidding Around the Kitchen, visit:www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com.

    Party Faces
    Party Faces brings an exciting, and colorful contribution to any event. For more information about Party Faces, visit www.partyfaces.com.

    Six Taste's Little Tokyo Food Tour
    Little Tokyo is home to several restaurants, bakeries, and other historical eating establishments. Its 100-plus years of history provide some fascinating stories. Six Taste's Little Tokyo Tour will take you throughout Little Tokyo, from Fugetsu-Do, a confectionary shop and the oldest building in Little Tokyo to Chado Tea Room, where you'll get to taste some authentic Japanese tea, to several other restaurants and other eateries.

    Six Taste's food tours are more than just walking and eating. They hope to provide you with an entertaining, educational, and exciting experience. You'll learn about Japanese culture, the history of Little Tokyo, the art and science of tasting, and have great conversations over great food.

    The "Gastronaut Tour" includes a balance of history, culture, and delicious food. You'll stop at some of the most fascinating historical locations in Little Tokyo, meet owners of some of the longest running stores in Little Tokyo, try amazing food at seven different locations, and learn about Japanese culture and culinary customs. This tour is perfect for tourists or LA natives that have never ventured into Little Tokyo before.

    For more information about Six Taste and it’s other tours, visit www.sixtaste.com.

    Hale'iwa Shave Ice
    Hale'iwa Shave Ice is a food truck that serves authentic Hawaiian shave ice. For more information about Hale'iwa Shave Ice, visit http://haleiwashaveice.com/index.html.

    OTHER FAMILY EVENTS
    14th Annual Summer Festival on the Courtyard: Japanese American Olympics

    11:00 AM

     


    Saturday, May 12, 2012

    Familyfestivals

    Target Free Family Saturday: Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage

    FREE ALL DAY!

    May is Asian Pacific Heritage month. Celebrate with fun arts, crafts, and food for the whole family. Keep checking back for more information.

    Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

    ALL DAY CRAFT ACTIVITIES:
  • Customize a re-useable lunch bag for carrying tasty treats!
  • Construct & embellish your own decorative paper lantern
  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: origami balloons


  • SCHEDULE:
    11AM – Doors open

    11 AM - 4 PM - Mighty Boba Truck will be giving away mini-sized boba milk teas (For children only, while supplies last)

    12 PM A sushi tasting with Toshi Sushi (For children only, while supplies last)

    1 PM – A Hawaiian food tasting with Aloha Cafe (For children only, while supplies last)

    1 - 4 PM – Make Asian Fusion Chicken noodle soup with Kidding Around the Kitchen

    2 PM – A Korean roti (bread) tasting with Cafe Dulce (For children only, while supplies last)

    3 PM – A Japanese pastry tasting with Mikawaya (For children only, while supplies last)

    4PM – Doors close


    ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
    Kidding Around The Kitchen
    Kidding Around the Kitchen (KATK) brings a “hands on” cooking experience and lesson in which the kids actively participate in the preparation of recipes. The result of their cutting, measuring, cooking, and then eating their creations is more than simply a lesson in health. They get to see, touch, smell, and taste the fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, eggs, meats, and other ingredients that they may never have previously seen in their raw form.

    For more information on Kidding Around the Kitchen, visit:www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com.

    The Mighty Boba Truck
    The Mighty Boba Truck offers main dishes, known as Mighty Heroes, featuring Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken, Island Pork Chop, Taiwanese Sweet Sausage, and Marinated Tofu Steak. In addition, we serve sides (namely Sidekicks) such as Sweet Butter Toast, Consensed Milk Toast, and Honey Sweet Potato Fries. We also invent Specials of the Month items to add to the variety of flavors.

    Most importantly, The Mighty Boba Truck delivers TASTE-omizable Mighty Concoctions, made-to-order tapioca Boba Tea beverages. Choose from Black Tea, Green Tea, several Milk Teas (Regular, Honey, Almond) and many Refreshing Teas (Passion Fruit, Honey, Mango), with or without sweet gummy boba balls. Yum…Special requests (less sugar/milk, etc) are welcome; if we can do it, we’ll do it. And just like our food selection, we introduce new Flavor of the Month to stimulate different taste buds. ^_^v

    For more information on the Mighty Boba, visit www.mightyboba.com.

    Toshi Sushi
    Owner Chef Toshihiko Seki is one of a few Edomae (traditional) sushi chefs. He was trained in Japan, and has more than 30 years of experience.

    For more information on Toshi Sushi, visit:visit Toshi Sushi's Facebook page.

    Aloha Cafe
    Aloha Cafe has been proudly serving Hawaiian food since 1996. Originally located in Monterey Park, Aloha Cafe prides itself on bringing you authentic island-style cuisine in a laid back atmosphere. Come visit our new location in Little Tokyo, inside Honda Plaza (across from Office Depot).

    For more information on Aloha Cafe, visit www.eatatalohacafe.com.

    Cafe Dulce
    Located in the Japanese Village Plaza, Cafe Dulce is one of Little Tokyo's newest coffee shops. For more information about Cafe Dulce, visit www.cafedulce.co.

    Mikawaya
    Since 1910 Mikawaya has taken pride in the manufacture and sales of traditional Japanese pastries known as "Wagashi"

    For more information about Mikawaya, visit www.mikawayausa.com.

    2012 TARGET FAMILY FREE SATURDAY SCHEDULE
    July 14: Faces + Places

    OTHER FAMILY EVENTS
    14th Annual Summer Festival on the Courtyard: Japanese American Olympics

    11:00 AM

     

     

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