Events - Mar 18, 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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Filter Theatre presents Twelfth Night

Filter Theatre presents Twelfth Night

The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, Beverly Hills CA

8 p.m. March 14-17, 2 p.m., 8 p.m. March 18, 2 p.m. March 19. The Wallis is proud to present the West Coast premiere of...

03/14/2017 - 03/19/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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American Ballet Theatre presents Whipped Cream

American Ballet Theatre presents Whipped Cream

Segerstrom Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa CA

7:30 p.m. March 15-17, 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. March 18, 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. March 19. ABT serves up the world premiere of this whimsical...

03/15/2017 - 03/19/2017: 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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72nd Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show

72nd Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show

Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara CA

9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 17-19. The theme of this year's Orchid Show is “Orchid Mystique,” which pays homage to a family of flowering plants that...

03/17/2017 - 03/19/2017: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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PJ Masks and Peppa Pig Head to the L.A. Zoo March 17-19!

L.A. Zoo, Los Angeles CA

The stars of Entertainment One’s hit series Peppa Pig and PJ Masks are coming to town for a special visit with fans at the L.A....

03/17/2017 - 03/19/2017: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Beauty and the Beast at the El Capitan

Beauty and the Beast at the El Capitan

El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood CA

10:45 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. 10:30 p.m. March 17-April 30. El Capitan will offer a beautiful experience to watch Disney's new live-action version of...

03/17/2017 - 04/30/2017: 10:45 am - 12:15 am

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The Help Group’s Luck of the Irish Party

The Help Group’s Luck of the Irish Party

The Help Group Autism Center, Sherman Oaks CA

The Help Group’s Kids Like Me program invites all teens to enjoy an afternoon filled with St. Patrick's day themed activities followed by a pizza...

03/18/2017: All Day

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The Lakes at Thousand Oaks Present Sing-A-Long with Princess Beauty

The Lakes at Thousand Oaks Present Sing-A-Long with Princess Beauty

The Lakes at Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks CA

The Lakes at Thousand Oaks will host a family-friendly afternoon with special guest Princess Beauty. There will be  music, cupcake decorating from Sprinkles Cupcakes, balloon...

03/18/2017: 12:00 am

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L.A. Urban Nature Fest

L.A. Urban Nature Fest

Natural History Museum, Los Angeles California

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 18-19. Come on down to the Natural History Museum's Nature Garden and celebrate our city's urban wild life. You can go...

03/18/2017 - 03/19/2017: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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A Very Special Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Time

A Very Special Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Time

Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena CA

Fans of a very well-known Eric Carle will be very thrilled by today's special story time, which includes stories, crafts and a photo op with...

03/18/2017: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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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...

03/18/2017: All Day

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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...

03/18/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Barns in Winter

Barns in Winter

Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach CA

To celebrate its newly refurbished barnyard, the Rancho invites the public to experience the early spring activities that take place in the on a ranch...

03/18/2017: 10:00 am - 12:00 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...

03/18/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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California Yarnscape

California Yarnscape

The Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles CA, USA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. March 14-June 25. See one-of-a-kind pieces by fiber artists, knitters, and crocheters that respond to the question,...

03/18/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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California Yarnscape Workshop: California Poppies

California Yarnscape Workshop: California Poppies

The Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles CA, USA

Contribute to the California Yarnscape! At this drop-in workshops, you can learn 3-D fiber art techniques to help create vibrant California poppies through crochet-shaping techniques....

03/18/2017: 10:00 am - 2:00 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...

03/18/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 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...

03/18/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Easter Bunny Photos at The Shops at Montebello

Easter Bunny Photos at The Shops at Montebello

The Shops at Montebello, Montebello CA

Take treasured snapshots with the Easter Bunny. He'll be waiting for you at Center Court. Go to www.noerrbunny.com/simon/ and reserve your appointment for a photo...

03/18/2017: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Family Nature Walk

Family Nature Walk

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada-Flintridge CA

On these guided tours, children (ages 6-10) and their families can go on an expedition, discovering what nature has to offer along with learning how...

03/18/2017: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Iron Horse Family Steampunk Carnivale

Iron Horse Family Steampunk Carnivale

Southern California Railway Museum, Perris CA

This weekend-long event pays homage to the Victorian Era, Edwardian science fiction and the Industrial Revolution with a real, live steam-powered locomotive being the perfect...

03/18/2017 - 03/19/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Kidspace's Early Learner Program

Kidspace's Early Learner Program

Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena

10-10:30 a.m. March 11, 18, 25. This month features a trio of Early Learner Programs. On March 11, it will be toddler time español, where...

03/18/2017: 10:00 am - 10:30 am

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LABSCAPES: Views Through The Microscope

LABSCAPES: Views Through The Microscope

The Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles California

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.-Fri. Feb. 28-March 28. Today,  and the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance announced the upcoming installation of “LABSCAPES: Views Through The...

03/18/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Lakeshore Learning Event: Rockin’ and Learnin’

Lakeshore Learning Event: Rockin’ and Learnin’

Lakeshore Learning Store, Los Angeles Calif

Come enjoy music and learning fun with activities inspired by Pete the Cat! Dance and play during music and movement activities. Create cool guitar crafts...

03/18/2017: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Nothin' But Sand Earth Day Beach Cleanup

Nothin' But Sand Earth Day Beach Cleanup

Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica CA

Join the volunteers who compose the cleanup team for this monthly Heal the Bay-organized community event. Bags, garden gloves and water will be provided, but...

03/18/2017: 10:00 am - 12:00 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...

03/18/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 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...

03/18/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Salt Marsh Open House

Salt Marsh Open House

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro California

Spend some time soaking in the sights, sounds and splendor of the Cabrillo Beach’s Salinas de San Pedro wetlands environs. CMA Educators and volunteers will...

03/18/2017: 10:00 am - 12:00 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...

03/18/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Superhero Bugs

Superhero Bugs

Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena

Bring your child to Kidspace today and leave with a superhero bug! Kids can create their superhero bug cape and mask, construct an exoskeleton shield,...

03/18/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild 18th Annual Spring Faire

Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Torrance CA

Gather your best friends and family members and come check out the over 60 local independent artists who will be selling handcrafted items, including one-of-a-kind clothing, accessories,...

03/18/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Barbara Bottner Storytime & Book Signing with Hillary George

Barbara Bottner Storytime & Book Signing with Hillary George

Children’s Book World, Los Angeles California

Join Barbara Bottner for a reading of her delightful new book, Priscilla Gorilla, about a girl named Priscilla who becomes obsessed with gorillas. This charming...

03/18/2017: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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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...

03/18/2017: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Egg Storytime

Egg Storytime

Barnes & Noble at The Grove, Los Angeles CA

With Easter is less than a month away, kids can get into the holiday mood at this storytime. Written by Caldecott Medalist and New York...

03/18/2017: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Hands on History

Hands on History

Santa Monica History Museum, Santa Monica California

The theme for Santa Monica History Museum's March workshop will be Women’s History Month and the history of Girl Scouts. There will be a short,...

03/18/2017: 11:00 am - 12:00 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...

03/18/2017: 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...

03/18/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

Morgan-Wixson Theater, Santa Monica

11 a.m. Sat.-Sun. March 18-April 2. This Y.E.S. youth theater production fleshes out the life of Flat Stanley into a whimsical musical. The show follows...

03/18/2017: 11:00 am - 12:30 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...

03/18/2017: 12:00 pm - 1:00 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...

03/18/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 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...

03/18/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Second City's "The Really Awesome Improv Show"

Second City's "The Really Awesome Improv Show"

The Second City Hollywood, Los Angeles CA

Fun (and appropriate) for all ages, The Really Awesome Improv Show was voted “Best Kids’ comedy Show” by LA Magazine. It features improv games that...

03/18/2017: 12:00 pm - 1:00 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...

03/18/2017: 12:15 pm - 9:30 pm

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Archery Tag

Archery Tag

Palisades Charter High School, Pacific Palisades CA

Archery Tag® is a fun, fast-paced game that is similar to dodgeball but played with bows and patented foam-tipped arrows, and it can be enjoyed...

03/18/2017: 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. Jan. 29-April 30. Something strange has happened to your favorite fairy tale characters, like Cinderella, Snowhite, Aladdin and Mother...

03/18/2017: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Kallpachay Spanish Adventure Camp Open House

Judson International School, Pasadena CA

Come find out how Spanish immersion camp works and how you can sign up your child. Open Houses are a great chance for your child...

03/18/2017: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog

Theatre West, Los Angeles California

1 p.m. Sat. Feb. 4-July 1. Based on the old Grimm Fairy Tale, this musical actually predated the Disney film. It is an original work,...

03/18/2017: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Nature's Origami Class

Nature's Origami Class

Madrona Marsh Nature Center, Torrance California/Los Angeles County

Join local high school student Richard Ruin as he teaches you how to create Origami. All skill levels welcome. Materials are provided. To register call the...

03/18/2017: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Big Fish

Big Fish

Westchester Playhouse, L.A. CA

8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. March 17-April 22. A heartfelt, magical musical about fathers, sons, and the stories that they tell, Big Fish has...

03/18/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 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...

03/18/2017: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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LEGO Club

LEGO Club

Altadena Library, Altadena California

Children, and parents, are invited to bring their imaginations and see what they can build. Legos are provided and Duplo blocks are available for ages...

03/18/2017: 2:00 pm - 3:30 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...

03/18/2017: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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David Mellon Book Signing

David Mellon Book Signing

Children’s Book World, Los Angeles California

Celebrate the publication of David Mellon’s Silent, a thrilling new YA novel set during World War I featuring a girl who must pretend to be...

03/18/2017: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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The Lakes at Thousand Oaks Present Sing-A-Long with Princess Beauty

The Lakes at Thousand Oaks Present Sing-A-Long with Princess Beauty

The Lakes at Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks CA

Celebrate the theatrical release of the live-action Beauty and the Beast with a special Sing-A-Long led by Princess Beauty from 3:30–5:30 p.m. It will be...

03/18/2017: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Noah's Ark After Dark: A Skirball Family Sleepover

Noah's Ark After Dark: A Skirball Family Sleepover

Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles CA

Pack your PJs and your favorite stuffed animal, and spend the night aboard Noah’s Ark. During this animal-themed adventure, families will cozy up to the...

03/18/2017 - 03/19/2017: 6:00 pm - 9:00 am

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