Summertime means family fun at the Sherman Oaks Galleria.
Last Monday night we decided to take Ava to see a swing band at the Sherman Oaks Galleria. If she's anything like her mother, then she is certain to love a step back in time with a swingin' big band while couples spin their partners on the dance floor. And she seems to be following in my footsteps...
We had dinner at my little secret - the Arclight Movie Theater. This place is a hidden gem since most people only eat there if they plan to watch a movie after dinner. I have taken Ava there numerous times because the food is good, reasonably priced and often times the restaurant is empty (especially if you go between movie times or during the week). It's the perfect combination for an unpredictable toddler.
Our dinner ended just in time to see The Dave Bertiz Swing Combo take the stage and for the dance floor to fill up with mostly old-timers showing off their slick moves. I forgot how much fun it is to people watch and there certainly was plenty of entertainment swirling around.
Ava really enjoyed the evening too. She danced and twirled and clapped and yelled, "Yeah!" after each song. She had a blast and burned up a lot of energy which made bed time that night a breeze. Overall, it was a very nice evening spent together as a family, one we hope to experience again before the summer season ends.
The Galleria has another series of summer shows for children on Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Ava and I went today for a fun-filled hour of silly songs and goofy dancing. Next week is a magic show and I hope we'll get to catch that too. It's fun. It's free and it's a lovely way to spend the last few days of summer.