You spent nine months laboring over what to call your little bundle.
If only you’d seen the writing on the wall — specifically, Anna Bondoc’s nameplates. The local artist creates nursery-door lovelies inspired by Chinese jihanzi and Japanese katagami (ancient forms of paper cutting).
Though strikingly modern looking, the sturdy pieces are made using the time-honored technique of layering paper. Bold colors and motifs (animal hoof prints, rockets, flowers) give the finished multidimensional pieces a crisp, clean edge.
Choose from six designs; your order is ready to hang in just two weeks. Can’t knock that.
Available at Eggy, 8365 West Third Street, at South Kings Road (323-658-8882); online at annabondoc.com, $80/unframed; $140/framed.
What: Dance under the sun at a garden concert by the lively kiddie rockers.
Why: Their energy is contagious.
When: Sat. & Sun., 4-5:30 p.m.
Where: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., off Sepulveda Blvd. (310-440-7300). Admission is free; parking is $15.
What: Shop gently used boutique and designer brands, discounted 50-75 percent.
Why: The book nook/TV corner keeps restless tykes busy.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 10590 W. Pico Blvd., at Parnell Ave. (310-559-1199).
Big World Fun
What: Make instruments and listen as Latin American harpist/composer/educator Alfredo Rolando Ortiz shares his adventures.
Why: Stories of migration, hardship, and success expand your horizons.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.
Where: Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., b/t Vine St. & Cahuenga Ter. (323-461-3673). Tickets online at fordtheaters.org. Adults, $5; kids 12 and under, free.
Photo: Courtesy of Anna Bondoc
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