Weekend events: Get ready for a woodworking project, a mobile museum or... goats


Free next weekend? Get busy with goat yoga, woodworking or mobile museums.

Los Angeles

Cross a few items off your L.A. restaurant bucket list during DineL.A. More than 400 restaurants, from Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air to Night + Market Sahm in Venice, are participating in the two-week event with tasting menus and lunch and dinner specials. View menus and book reservations online.

When: Jan. 11-25

Cost, info: Expect to spend $15 or more for lunch and $29 or more for dinner. Family friendly. No dogs.


A Faery Hunt’s “The King of the Fairies” is an interactive musical quest to find the true king of the fairies, hidden among the trees at Los Encinos State Historic Park. Wear your finest wings and carry your wands.


When: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 12

Cost, info: $12.50. Family-friendly. Dogs OK. (818) 324-6802

Los Angeles

Learn how to make a whimsical whirligig in the first class of the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Gardens’ Beauty of Wood Demonstrations event series. An expert from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware will teach you how to fashion the spinning craft for your patio or garden.

When: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 12

Cost, info: Free with arboretum admission. Family-friendly. No dogs. (626) 821-4623,

Los Angeles

Browse more than 15 libraries on wheels and other portable exhibits at the Los Angeles Central Library’s first-ever Mobile Museum Fair. Local participants include the African American Museum of Miniatures, the California Sneaker Museum, the Feminist Library on Wheels, LACMA’s art-workshop program and more.

When: 1 p.m. Jan. 13

Cost, info: Free. Family-friendly. No dogs. (213) 228-7500

Thousand Oaks

You may have tried child’s pose, but have you ever done it with a small animal on your back? You can stretch and socialize with five miniature goats at the Cabra Farmhouse’s outdoor goat yoga class in Thousand Oaks. After class, you can sample fresh goat cheese and whey bread, shop for goat-milk skincare products, and meet Prosciutto the pig. Bring your own yoga mat and sunscreen.

When: 2 p.m. Jan. 13

Cost, info: $35. Family-friendly. No dogs. (805) 551-8601