Bored by Dora the Explorer birthday party paper goods? Us, too. Instead, throw your kid a spicy, Indian-style birthday bash. We promise you won’t be sari.
Get little goddesses shimmying the traditional way with lessons from belly dancing expert Susanna Adamovic (323-573-3464; $150 per hour).
Henna artist Merritt Zalon will decorate the guest of honor and friends with temporary body art using a blend of all-natural henna, lemon juice, and essential oils. The party favors will last two to three weeks; the memories will last forever ($125 per hour).
Cater to little tummies with kid-friendly selections like veggie samosas and chicken tikka masala from the Indian cuisine experts at Bombay Palace. Or, better yet, host the party at the restaurant’s regal digs decorated in alabaster hues with niches and coves occupied by bronze statues of Hindu deities ($20-$30 per person).
Cut Arts Silhouette Portrait Event
What: Masters from Cut Arts use scissors and paper to create a perfect cameo keepsake of your mini.
Why: Keep a high profile.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: Peek Aren’t You Curious, 1015 Montana Ave., at 10th Ct. Call 310-434-9700 for an appt., $25.
Cathy & Marcy Concert
What: Join the Grammy-winning duo as they sing, yodel, scat, and chicken cluck in harmony.
Why: Stick around and play with drums, banjos, and ukuleles.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., at 31st St. (310-828-4497). Tickets online at mccabes.com. Adults and children 2 and older, $8; under 2, free.
Cabaret Benefit for Kids
What: Performances of the musical benefit P.A.L.S.
Why: So underprivileged kids and budget-strapped schools across So-Cal get a taste of the performing arts.
When: Fri.-Sun., 7 p.m.
Where: Class Act Musical Theatre, 5345 Wilhelmina Ave., b/t Mariano & Lund Sts. (818-703-6364). Tickets online at classactpals.com. Adults and children, $25-$100.
An Awesome Book Party
What: Dallas Clayton reads and signs his new release, An Awesome Book of Thanks, while you enjoy cupcakes and music from Micky Adams & Hug Cabin.
Why: We’re in awe of this book.
When: Sat., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Family Bookstore, 436 N. Fairfax Ave., b/t Rosewood & Oakwood Aves. (323-782-9221).
Photo: Ashley Dinges / Flickr
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