Monday, June 15, 2009
Despite the light sprinkles on Saturday, CC and I braved L.A.'s crazy drivers (who only seem to up the crazy quotient with added moisture) and docked at The Americana at Brand in Glendale for a taste of Noah's Ark and a kiddie drum circle.
Let me explain. The outdoor mall (from the same people who brought you The Grove) hosted an event on the green that featured the popular animal puppet exhibit now on permanent view at the Skirball Cultural Center, as well as the tyke-friendly beats from One World Rhythm.
Before we hit the road, I called ahead and made sure the droplets wouldn't put the kibosh on the whole event. Rain or shine, said the Americana rep. How appropriate, I thought, for Noah's Ark. Luckily, it didn't actually flood just to be event-appropriate.
Once we arrived, CC was ready to grab a drum and join in the kid-focused rhythms. She jingled bells, clapped her hands and generally rocked out with the rest of the crew.
Unfortunately, we arrived toward the end and didn't get to see any animals or make a pint-sized Ark, but we'll be hitting the Skirball on Friday to see the exhibit in person. Can't wait!
And speaking of the exhibit, the lovely folks over at the Skirball have given me two pairs of admission tickets to give away on my blog. One set is for the Noah's Ark exhibit, and the other set is for their ZAP! POW! BAM! exhibition "The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950."
Here's how you can enter:
1. Leave me a comment on this post and let me know which pair you would prefer -- Noah's Ark or ZAP! POW! BAM!
2. Follow me on Twitter (I'm @la_story) and send me a message/direct message letting me know which pair you want.
3. Leave me a comment on this post AND follow me/send me a message via Twitter letting me know which pair you'd prefer, and I'll enter your name TWICE!
I'll announce the two winners (one each for Noah's Ark and ZAP! POW! BAM!) on Monday, June 22.