Events - Mar 12, 2017

Below you will find the most comprehensive list of upcoming events, family activities, and things to do in L.A. with kids.  Browse through all of the events, or use the convenient search tool below to find the specific types of events you are looking for.

"Horses and Dragons" Exhibit

"Horses and Dragons" Exhibit

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California

9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 27 through March 31. Why are horses and dragons at the Aquarium? Because they are seahorses and seadragons. You can see...

05/27/2016 - 03/31/2017: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition

The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition

California Science Center, Los Angeles, California

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15 through April 9. Immerse yourself into the fascinating world of Pixar animation. This exhibit features more than 40 interactive components....

10/15/2016 - 04/09/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Interactive! The Exhibition – How Pop Culture Reshapes Technology

Interactive! The Exhibition – How Pop Culture Reshapes Technology

Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, Simi Valley , CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 22 through April 16. Discover how pop culture can influence technology in this fascinating exhibit. Interactive! has four themed areas -...

10/22/2016 - 04/16/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Diamonds: Rare Brilliance Exhibition

Diamonds: Rare Brilliance Exhibition

Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, California

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 16-March 19 (closed Dec. 25, Jan. 1). A truly dazzling exhibit, "Rare Brilliance" showcases a spectacular selection of colored gems that...

12/16/2016 - 03/19/2017: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Disneyland's Main Street Electrical Light Parade

Disneyland's Main Street Electrical Light Parade

Disneyland, Anaheim, CA

various times Jan. 20-June 18. This colorfully lit up parade, featuring many of the classic Disney characters.  was a staple of Disneyland since it began...

01/20/2017 - 06/18/2017: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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The Eagles Have Landed: Dan Gurney’s All American Racers Exhibit

The Eagles Have Landed: Dan Gurney’s All American Racers Exhibit

Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, California

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 28-Jan. 17, 2018. Dan Gurney is one of the iconic names of auto racing for his success as a driver, designer...

01/28/2017 - 01/17/2018: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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TMNT: Secrets of the Sewer Exhibit

TMNT: Secrets of the Sewer Exhibit

Discovery Cube Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 28-April 23. Michaelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael and Donatello surface at the Cube LA to let youngsters join them as Teenage Mutant Ninja...

01/28/2017 - 04/23/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Very Eric Carle Exhibit

Very Eric Carle Exhibit

Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 28-May 14. Is your child very into Eric Carle, then they will undoubtedly be very into this exhibit. Conceived around Carle's...

01/28/2017 - 05/14/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Dream Big IMAX Movie

Dream Big IMAX Movie

California Science Center, Los Angeles, California

10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Feb. 17-June 29. Dream Big, playing exclusively in L.A. at the California Science Center, is not your typical IMAX...

02/17/2017 - 06/29/2017: 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

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Festival of Fairytales: Disney's Live Action Adventures

Festival of Fairytales: Disney's Live Action Adventures

El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, CA

10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. 7 p.m. In the lead-up to the debut of its new live-action fairytale, Beauty and the Beast, Disney is...

03/03/2017 - 03/12/2017: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles,

7:30 p.m. March 8-10; 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. March 11, 2 p.m. March 12. Designated by Congress as an American "Cultural Ambassador to the World,”...

03/08/2017 - 03/12/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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SCV Kids Consignment event

SCV Kids Consignment event

Former Rite Aid, Castaic, California

530 families are contributing over 80,000 amazing new and gently-used items to the SCV Kids Consignment sale. You'll find clothes, toys, shoes, strollers, games, puzzles,...

03/09/2017 - 03/12/2017: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Big Spring Home & Garden Show

The Big Spring Home & Garden Show

Pomona Fairplex, Pomona, CA

noon-7 p.m. March 10, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. March 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 12. The Fairplex will be home to this free home-improvement expo, which...

03/10/2017 - 03/12/2017: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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West Side Story

West Side Story

Valley Performing Arts Center, Northridge, CA

 8 p.m. March 10, 3 p.m., 8 p.m. March 11, 3 p.m. March 12. One of America's most iconic musical, West Side Story comes to...

03/10/2017 - 03/12/2017: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Battlestar Galactica Trilogy Screening!

Battlestar Galactica Trilogy Screening!

Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, CA

The American Cinematheque will show all three full-length Battlestar Galactica movies in 35 mm. Come out and enjoy the tongue-in-cheek fun that this popular sci-fi...

03/11/2017 - 03/12/2017: 7:30 pm - 1:00 am

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Palos Verdes Farmers Market

Palos Verdes Farmers Market

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates , Ca

This well-established farmers market, which has been operating for 23 years, offers a wide selection of fruit, vegetables and organic foods. There are also vendors...

03/12/2017: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog Exhibit

Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog Exhibit

Los Angeles Maritime Museum, San Pedro, CA

It's all aboard for "Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog!" Upon entering this exhibit, kids will pass the lighthouse and ride the Birdwell Island...

03/12/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibit

Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibit

FIDM Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues-Sat. (closed Sun.-Mon.) Feb. 5-April 22. For the 25th year, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising's museum presents an exhibit that...

03/12/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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California Continued at the Autry

California Continued at the Autry

Autry Museum of the American West, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. The Autry has a new gallery space that will be home to "California Continued," which will explore...

03/12/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Caterpillar Adoption Days

Caterpillar Adoption Days

Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena,

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. March 11-April 23. Become a butterfly breeder by adopting a Painted Lady Caterpillar from the Busy Bee...

03/12/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom Festival

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada-Flintridge, CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 4-5, 11-12. Descanso's popular Cherry Blossom Festival has blossomed into a two weekend event this year. On both weekends, visitors can...

03/12/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Dana Point Festival of Whales

Dana Point Festival of Whales

Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point, CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 5-6, 12-13. The 46th annual Festival of Whales comes packed with more events than a can of sardines. Besides whale watching,...

03/12/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times Exhibit

Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times Exhibit

MUZEO, Anaheim, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Thur., Sun., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (closed Mon.) Feb. 12–May 7. In its only West Coast appearance, this exhibit showcases a wealth...

03/12/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Family Visiting Day

Hogg’s Hollow Preschool & Kindergarten, La Cañada, CA

Families with children 5 years old and younger may visit and apply for Mommy & Me classes, Preschool, TK and Kindergarten for the 2017/18 school...

03/12/2017: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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LABSCAPES: Views Through The Microscope

LABSCAPES: Views Through The Microscope

Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles, CA

This installation brings this remarkable microscopic world to life, offering a rare chance to peek over the shoulder of some of the world’s most renowned...

03/12/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Mad Science Sunday

Mad Science Sunday

Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena,

Today, young scientists can experiment with paint and learn about physics while making things like pendulums, catapults and spinning wheels. Kids also can have fun...

03/12/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time Exhibit

Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time Exhibit

LACMA, Los Angeles,

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs., 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Fri. 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Dec. 4-May 7 (closed Dec. 25). Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera are...

03/12/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Purim Carnival at Temple Judea Tarzana

Purim Carnival at Temple Judea Tarzana

Temple Judea Tarzana, Tarzana, CA

This temple carnival brings the holiday to life by weaving "the whole megillah" into the fun. There will be rides for all ages, midway carnival...

03/12/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Purim Carnival at Temple Judea Tarzana

Purim Carnival at Temple Judea Tarzana

Temple Judea Tarzana, Tarzana, CA

Temple Judea will bring the holiday to life by weaving "the whole megillah" into the fun with rides for all ages, midway carnival games and...

03/12/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Real American Places: Edward Weston and Leaves of Grass Exhibit

Real American Places: Edward Weston and Leaves of Grass Exhibit

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Sun. (closed Tue.) Oct. 22-March 20. This photography exhibition focuses on two titans of American culture: photographer Edward Weston and poet...

03/12/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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SeaWorld San Diego’s Magic Weekends

SeaWorld San Diego’s Magic Weekends

SeaWorld, San Diego, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. March 4-26. SeaWorld will be a little more magical in March because the park will feature a lineup of magic acts...

03/12/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Angelic Auxiliary of Children's Bureau's Carnival at the Pier

The Angelic Auxiliary of Children's Bureau's Carnival at the Pier

Pacific Park, Santa Monica , CA

Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Come down to Santa Monica Pier's Pacific Park for a day of play, laughs and rides. Admission includes...

03/12/2017: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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We’re All in the Same Boat Project

We’re All in the Same Boat Project

Ports ‘o Call, San Pedro, CA

Big Sunday invites people of all ages, from all walks of life for a two-hour harbor cruise. Guests include individuals, families, corporate groups, faith groups,...

03/12/2017: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Dubuffet Drawings, 1935–1962 Exhibit

Dubuffet Drawings, 1935–1962 Exhibit

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (closed Mon.) Jan. 29–April 20. Hammer Museum presents the West Coast debut of the first in-depth museum exhibition...

03/12/2017: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Hammer Family Flicks Film Series: Betty Boop and Friends

Hammer Family Flicks Film Series: Betty Boop and Friends

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Betty Boop, Poe’s Raven, Raggedy Ann and Andy are all part of the kaleidoscope of classic cartoon characters that will come to life on the...

03/12/2017: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Moholy-Nagy: Future Present

Moholy-Nagy: Future Present

LACMA, L.A., CA

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thur., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (closed. Wed.) Feb. 12-June 18. This wonderful retrospective...

03/12/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Inner Eye: Vision and Transcendence in African Arts Exhibit

The Inner Eye: Vision and Transcendence in African Arts Exhibit

LACMA, L.A., CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Tues., Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. This exhibit presents 100 sculptural and textile pieces that focus on different...

03/12/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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"Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A." Exhibit

"Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A." Exhibit

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., California

noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Oct. 7-March 12. Roy Lichtenstein was one of the pioneers of the Pop Art movement. He also had...

03/12/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Adventures in Neverland

Adventures in Neverland

Promenade Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA

noon-1 p.m. March 11-April 1. Join Peter and Wendy as they embark on all new adventures into Neverland! When Peter returns to Neverland he finds...

03/12/2017: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Authors Appearance: Dee Wallace and Keith Malinsky

Authors Appearance: Dee Wallace and Keith Malinsky

Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA

Today's Kids Edition of Vroman’s Local Author Day presents actress Dee Wallace and Keith Malinsky, who have created a gorgeous children’s book On Dandelion Seed...

03/12/2017: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Dance Sundays with Debbie Allen & Friends

Dance Sundays with Debbie Allen & Friends

The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, CA

Kick up your heels and shake a leg at the Wallis for its monthly free dance party. Debbie Allen and her pals will get your...

03/12/2017: 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

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Farhang Foundation's 9th Annual Celebration of Nowruz

Farhang Foundation's 9th Annual Celebration of Nowruz

UCLA Hall and Dickson Court, L.A., CA

This celebration of the Iranian New Year has moved to the UCLA campus. The festivities will feature the traditional Haft Sin display, the annual Iranian Costume...

03/12/2017: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Interstitial Exhibit

Interstitial Exhibit

Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA

noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. March 5-Aug. 6. The Pasadena Museum of California Art's exhibit "Interstitial" refers to sculptural work that falls into the spaces between the...

03/12/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Orbit Pavilion

Orbit Pavilion

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA

noon-4:30 p.m. Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri.; 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat., Sun. Oct. 29 through Feb. 27. In collaboration with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory...

03/12/2017: 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Pantsula 4 LYF: Popular Dance and Fashion in Johannesburg Exhibit

Pantsula 4 LYF: Popular Dance and Fashion in Johannesburg Exhibit

Fowler Museum at UCLA, L.A., California

noon-8 p.m. Wed., noon-5 p.m. Thur-Sun. Jan. 29 through May 7. This is the first U.S. exhibition to focus on the contemporary South African movement...

03/12/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Redondo Beach Festival of the Kite

Redondo Beach Festival of the Kite

Redondo Pier, Redondo Beach, CA

Colorful kites will beautify the skies above the Redondo Beach Pier. Go fly a kite and see if you can win one of the fun...

03/12/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Peter Pan

Peter Pan

The LifeHouse Theatre, Redlands, CA

7:30 p.m. Fri., 2:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sat., 2:15 p.m. Sun. Feb. 18-March 26. The Lifehouse Theater invites the public to take a trip to...

03/12/2017: 12:15 pm - 9:30 pm

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Andell Family Sundays

Andell Family Sundays

LACMA, L.A., CA

12:30-3:30 p.m. March 5, 12, 26. This month's art projects are inspired by the armor, prints, and paintings on display in the "Renaissance and Reformation:...

03/12/2017: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Finding Belle

Finding Belle

Santa Monica Playhouse, Santa Monica, California

2 p.m. Sat., 12:30 p.m. Sun. through June 25. Something strange has happened to your favorite fairy tale characters, like Cinderella, Snowhite, Aladdin and Mother...

03/12/2017: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Weekend Tidepool Walks

Weekend Tidepool Walks

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro, California

1-2:30 p.m. March 11, 25; 3-4:30 p.m. March 12, 1:30 - 3 p.m. March 26. See what animals and marine life you can discover on...

03/12/2017: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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A CraftLab Workshop: Exploding Book Making

A CraftLab Workshop: Exploding Book Making

Craft & Folk Art Museum, L.A., CA

Parents, fear not. The "exploding" element to this book-making workshop refers to creating a pop-up book. Taking a cue from the museum's book arts exhibition,...

03/12/2017: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Cupcakes + Coloring: An After School Treat

Cupcakes + Coloring: An After School Treat

Baby Bea’s Bakeshop, Beverly Hills, CA

2-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Feb. 28-May 31. Children are invited to Baby Bea's Bakeshop after school for cupcakes, coloring, storytime, and games! Think of it as...

03/12/2017: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Family Jam: Bollywood and Bhangra!

Family Jam: Bollywood and Bhangra!

Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

The Fowler hosts a spectacular Bollywood and Bhangra dance lesson along with a performance with Blue13 Dance Company today. You will also have the opportunity...

03/12/2017: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Sideways Stories From Wayside School

Sideways Stories From Wayside School

Theatre 360, Pasadena, CA

7:30 p.m. March 3-4, 10-11, 2 p.m. March 5, 12. The award-winning Theatre 360 children's theater company presents a stage adaptation of the popular Louis...

03/12/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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St. Patrick's Day In Ireland

St. Patrick's Day In Ireland

Scherr Forum Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza,, Thousand Oaks, CA

Experience a St. Patrick's Day in Ireland inside the Scherr Forum Theater. This spirited show blends Irish music, songs and dance into a real "hooley,"...

03/12/2017: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Tangled Fairy Tales II

Tangled Fairy Tales II

Promenade Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA

2-3 p.m. Sat.-Sun. March 11-April 1. This mini-musical gives a new twist on your favorite stories. When Mulan finds out the evil Warrior has released...

03/12/2017: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Hansel & Gretel Bluegrass

Hansel & Gretel Bluegrass

24th STreet Theatre, L.A., CA

3 p.m. Feb. 12, 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9. The 24th St. Theatre will stage the world premiere of this...

03/12/2017: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Purim Party at the Zimmer

Purim Party at the Zimmer

Zimmer Children’s Museum, L.A.,

It’s always a party at the Zimmer and today they will be having a Purim party. In the art room, kids can make noisemakers and...

03/12/2017: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Young Scientists Symposium

Young Scientists Symposium

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro, California

This symposium celebrates young scientists and shares the findings of the students who participated in this year’s Young Scientists Program. Research demonstrations and presentations will...

03/12/2017: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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South Pasadena Little League Challenger Division

South Pasadena Little League Challenger Division

Orange Grove Park, South Pasadena, CA

South Pasadena Little League's Challenger Division is always open for kids who have physical or mental challenges and want to play some baseball, make new...

03/12/2017: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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