The San Diego Science Festival wraps up this weekend but if your child is more curious about music and dance, he or she has art options too.
Your choices for family-friendly activities in La Jolla and in San Diego, from March 23-29, include the big finish to the science festival, at Petco Park, and arts performances and exhibits by and for youngsters.
Other events include a benefit for families struggling with autism.
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- Where/when: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Dr., La Jolla, Saturday and Sunday.
- Why Go: To bring a fairy tale to life for your dance-obsessed youngster. San Diego's California Ballet company performs selections from three standards: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Le Corsaire. Performances at 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.
- Price: $25-$60.
- Where/when: Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla, 5 p.m. Saturday.
- Why Go: See art produced by local artists and youngsters from the San Diego State Childrens Center at “A is for Art.” Enjoy live music and take a shot at owning some of the art when five pieces are auctioned.
- Price: Free.
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- Where/when: Balboa Park, 6th Avenue and Laurel Street, San Diego, 8 a.m. Saturday.
- Why Go: To support youngsters with autism through the seventh annual Race for Autism. Includes a 5K and a 1-mile route, and a resource fair during and after the race.
- Price: $20-$35.
- Where/when: Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., San Diego, 10 a.m. Saturday.
- Why Go: The San Diego Science Festival concludes in grand style with Expo Day at the ballpark, featuring music and hands-on experiments. Other events on the final day include the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair at Balboa Park and a Coastkeeper beach clean-up in Coronado.
- Price: Free at Petco, varies at other sites.
- Where/when: Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., San Diego, 2 p.m. Sunday.
- Why Go: For Viva Vivaldi, a performance of the classic Four Seasons geared toward children, with a pantomime troup and a chance for youngsters to see instruments up close and interact with the musicians.
- Price: $12-$20.