Westside Weekend Get Out Guide

Is this the last weekend before the kids return to school? Make the most of it with one more family fling.

If your family's winter break is drawing to a close, check out these Westside events for things to do this weekend before it's back to the grind of school and work. Let us know what you'll be doing — and upload your photos!

Pacific Palisades Art Odyssey Tour for Families — Mystical monsters, gods and goddesses and ancient Romans are all part of the fun on Saturday at the Getty Villa's Art Odyssey Tour for Families. The 30-minute, interactive tour takes adults and children 5 and up through the Villa's art exhibits. The tour is free, but parking is $15. Go online to get tickets. Each ticket allows entry for up to three children ages 15 and under with an adult in a car. Location: 17985 Pacific Coast Highway. The Villa is open on Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sign up for the tour 15 minutes beforehand at the tour meeting place.

Santa Monica Evett's Model Shop 65th Anniversary — The hobby and crafts model airplane shop at 1636 Ocean Park Blvd. celebrates its 65th anniversary Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Make a nostalgic visit to the mom-and-pop shop that has been serving hobbyists and model airplane enthusiasts for over six decades. Sign the guest book and meet 93-year-old founder Colby Evett and his wife, Yvonne. 

Brentwood Spotlight Tour: Abraham Lincoln —  If the Academy Award-nominated movie Lincoln sparked your interest in the 16th president of the United States, take your family to the Skirball Cultural Center, where a gallery talk and tour is scheduled Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. The tour is based on objects on loan from the Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, IL. The Skirball Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrance fee: $10 general admission; $7 seniors 65 plus and full-time students; and $5 for children 2 to 12. Free parking. 

For more Westside weekend events, go to Santa Monica PatchVenice-Mar Vista PatchBrentwood PatchPacific Palisades PatchWestwood-Century Center Patch and Culver City Patch.

What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments and upload your pictures and video!


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