Dates: First Friday of the month

Contact info: 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles; http://tickets.nhm.org/WebStore/shop/ViewItems.aspx?CG=nhmonline&C=NHMFirstFridays

Categories: Kids, Arts & Culture

—J.H.

Tour the Queen Mary

For more than 40 years the Queen Mary has been docked in Long Beach as a land-based cruise ship and hotel. Spend a day exploring the art deco design and take one of the walking tours. Focus on the ship's haunted encounters or the ship's involvement in World War II.

Cost: $24.95 for general admission

Contact info: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach; http://www.queenmary.com/default.aspx

Categories: Kids, Entertainment

—J.H.

Hiking yoga

Hiking and outdoor yoga are two great ways to enjoy the Los Angeles summer weather. Combine a cardio workout from hiking with the benefits of yoga in a yoga hike at Griffith Park. A trainer will take you through a trail with stops along the way for yoga.

Cost: $20 per hike

Dates: Check web page

Contact info: Griffith Park, 2800 East Observatory Ave., Los Angeles; http://www.hikingyoga.com/contenidos/contenidos_masinfo.php?id=67&secc=contenidos

Categories: Fitness

—J.H.

Yamashiro farmers market

The Yamashiro farmers market is unlike any farmers market in the city. The nighttime market offers beautiful views of the city, located in back of the Yamashiro restaurant. Listen to live music and stroll the vendors, which include fresh produce, clothing, candles and prepared foods, including offerings from the Yamashiro Grill.

Cost: Free