Once a month, Walt Disney Concert Hall holds World City, a free music event for children. We met up with Emily, Thad, and their son Lincoln outside the stunning architectural wonder Saturday morning, where there was already a long line forming.
Once you get your tickets, you stand on another line upstairs, to get into the small outdoor amphitheatre.
After about an hour waiting, you choose your seats. This was our second time coming to one of these, so we were in the know – sit stage right and you’ll avoid the sun.
The program featured the dance troupe Bolivian Corazon de America:
Lincoln was NOT a fan of the masks.
I felt bad for this dude, who had to keep one hand on his hat the entire time because it was slipping off.
Outside the hall they have craft booths set up.
It’s really a lot of fun – not only for kiddies but for adults too! We packed a picnic lunch and sat outside, with a view of the beautiful rose fountain:
I brought some goodies to share with the group. A bag of Whale Tails tortilla chips – Lincoln was obsessed with these – I had a large handful dipped in Trader Joe’s peach salsa…
…Tierra Farm Organic Chocolate Covered Almonds (about 6 or 7 of these)…
…veggies with ranch dressing and strawberries that Emily/Thad brought – I had a few of each.
For myself, I made a salad. I kept the greens on top so they wouldn’t get all soggy – underneath were shredded cucumber, carrots, black eyed peas, and grape tomatoes marinated overnight in Mike’s Special Flax Seed Oil.
All mixed up, with a dollop of peach salsa:
After a trip to the terrific gift store, we said our goodbyes, drove back home, and took Julius for a little walk; when I got back I was quite warm and craving a soda, so I made myself one with the Sodastream:
Diet Cola two days in a row! Wonder if I’ll have another craving tomorrow…
Around 5pm I snacked on an organic navel orange and a caramel tootsie pop.
We tried to see a movie, but the computer screwed up our tickets and we wound up on the phone with our credit card company/the movie theater trying to straighten things out. By the time we were done with that it was too late, so we decided to go out for dinner. I wanted to try someplace new, so I did a bunch of research on some places in Thai Town.
The first restaurant we tried was closed for renovations. The next one wasn’t open past 8 pm. We finally wound up at our old standby, Ruen Pair – cheap and authentic. We’re not afraid of the B-rating, either. We got there just in time – Abe just made it into the packed valet lot and I snagged the last two-seater before the long lines started.
Since the weather’s warming up, I figured it might be a while before I’ll be craving soup again so I ordered that.
Egg noodles with BBQ pork and bok choy:
Abe and I also split the Morning Glory (I may have taken more than my share):
We always order this when we come here – it’s super duper garlic-y.
I also had a bite of Abe’s Pad See Ew with tofu:
Everything was delicious, as usual, but I wasn’t wowed by my noodle soup. It was bland in comparison to everything else, and what I’ve eaten here before.
I wound up eating half the noodles/meat in my dish, and all the broth and veggies, making it easier to bring home and make something new with leftovers:
We finished dinner at around 9 pm. I felt like this was late, but the place seemed like it was going to be busy for another couple hours. When we got home I was too full for dessert <—that’s crazy.