While it's not quite so righteous as teaching a hungry man to fish, teaching a teenager to cook might at least save money on takeout pizza, fast-food burgers and fries.
And if you're Jewish and your kids like costumes and parties, look no further than the Purim carnival at University Synagogue.
We have a great lineup for you and your family this week:
Where/When: Elle A Cooking, 11926 Goshen Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049; 11:00 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday
Why Go: Enrolling your teens in this fun class will yield some delicious returns if they like it and run with it.
Where/When: , 11960 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049; 4:30 p.m.–10 p.m. Saturday
Why Go: This late afternoon event features a carnival of games, a DJ, a food truck and child care for the little ones.
Where/When: , 405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095; Two shows: 11 p.m. & 2 p.m. Saturday
Why Go: The audience is encouraged to sing along and ultimately evolve into an all-ages dance party.
Pricing: $18 (kids 12 & under) $28 for others ($15 UCLA students)
Where/When: 16536 Park Lane Circle, Los Angeles, CA 90049; 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sunday
Why Go: The event will honor 14-year-old girl Kevin Kilroy. She created a three-minute presentation using former Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti's photographs and during five Masses at St. Paul the Apostle and raised $11,208; enough for two wells. A bagel brunch hosted by Wells Bring Hope founder Barbara Goldberg and Gil Garcetti will follow after an easy hike.
Pricing: Free, Donations encouraged
Where/When: , 308 Charles E. Young Drive West, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (Courtyard); 1 p.m.–4 p.m. Sunday
Why Go: Enjoy improvisational jazz music while you eat peanut butter and jam sandwiches!