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Animal House

go wild!

Before long, they’ll be asking about the birds and the bees. (Gulp.)

Let Birdie’s Playhouse help out. The new music class combines singing, dancing, and fun factoids about wildlife.

Preschoolers unleash their inner beasts to original tunes by Latina singer Birdie Mendoza. Global beats and eco-conscious themes keep things fresh. The 45-minute sessions can include instrument play or animal-themed story time, y se habla español.

Gather five or more families and Mendoza will wing her way to you.

Because she knows you’re living la vida loca.


Sundays, 10 a.m., at the YWCA, 2019 14th Street, between Pico Boulevard and Bay Street, Santa Monica. To sign up, e-mail birdie@birdiemendoza.com or call 310-570-8663. The first class is free. For more information, go to birdiesplayhouse.com.

This Week in Los Angeles!

EAT (and SAVE)
La Grande Orange Cafe
What: Wholesome grub (grilled cheese, fresh fish) plus weekend brunch (Belgian waffles, organic bacon) on the house for small fry.
Why: There is such thing as a free lunch.
When: Everyday before 6 p.m.
Where: 260 S. Raymond Ave., b/t E. Del Mar Blvd. & E. Bellevue Dr., Pasadena (626-356-4444).

SHOP
Lola et Moi
What: Take 30 percent off new color-drenched spring/summer collection when you mention DailyCandy.
Why: J’adorable.
When: Thru Apr. 15.
Where: 238½ S. Beverly Dr., b/t Charleville Blvd. & Gregory Way, Beverly Hills (310-276-5652).

SEE
Wholly Moses
What: Actor Carl Weintraub tells the story of the prophet’s journey through a strange land.
Why: Don’t pass this one over.
When: Sun., 3-4 p.m.
Where: JCLLA, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., b/t S. Sweetzer & S. La Jolla Aves. (323-761-8644).