Events - Apr 2, 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.

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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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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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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Butterfly Pavilion

Butterfly Pavilion

Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, California

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 19-Sept. 4. The new Butterfly Pavilion provides more room to view all of the beautiful butterflies. More than 30 species of...

03/19/2017 - 09/04/2017: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum

Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum

Catalina Island Museum, Catalina Island, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 26-Dec. 11 (closed Thanksgiving Day). An internationally acclaimed artist, Dale Chihuly creates unique sculptural pieces that are known for their unusual...

03/26/2017 - 12/11/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Easter Bunny at The Americana at Brand

The Easter Bunny at The Americana at Brand

The Americana at Brand, Glendale , CA

Hop on over and visit the Easter Bunny at the Bunny Bungalow. Families are welcome to make an appointment online, or they can drop in...

03/28/2017 - 04/16/2017: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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The Grove Welcomes The Easter Bunny

The Grove Welcomes The Easter Bunny

The Grove, Los Angeles ,

Come visit the Easter Bunny at the Bunny Bungalow. Families are welcome to make an appointment online, or they can drop in during the Easter...

03/28/2017 - 04/16/2017: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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WonderCon

WonderCon

Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. March 31, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. April 1, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 2. From the same pop culture gurus who do San Diego's...

03/31/2017 - 04/02/2017: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

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Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz

James Armstrong Theatre, Torrance, CA

7:30 p.m. March 31, 1 p.m., 7:30 p.m. April 1, 2 p.m. April 2. Experience a magical night of theater when the Metropolitan Educational Theatre...

03/31/2017 - 04/02/2017: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

California Adventure Park, Anaheim, CA

8 a.m.-9 p.m. April 1-16. Families can go on a foodie adventure in California Adventure this April. The park will serve up a variety of...

04/01/2017 - 04/16/2017: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Bubblefest

Bubblefest

Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana, CA

9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 1-16. Bubblefest pops up at the Discovery Cube OC for its 21st year. It'll be all about the bubbles, as children...

04/01/2017 - 04/16/2017: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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International Children’s Day

International Children’s Day

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California

For the 12th year, the aquarium salutes cultures from around the world while also showcases the talents of area youngsters. See performances representing the music...

04/01/2017 - 04/02/2017: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Underwood Family Farms' Easter on the Farm

Underwood Family Farms' Easter on the Farm

Underwood Family Farms, Moorpark, CA

9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 1-17. Underwood welcomes in spring and the coming of Easter with a wide selection of seasonal activities. Explore the Easter Storyboard...

04/01/2017 - 04/17/2017: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA

10 a.m.-10 p.m. April 1, 8-23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 2-7. You'll be shouting "boy, oh, boysenberry!" at Knott's Berry Farm this month. The annual...

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

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Scandinavian Festival

Scandinavian Festival

California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 1-2. Experience a taste of Nordic culture as this festival returns for its 42nd year. The weekend will be filled with...

04/01/2017 - 04/02/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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7th Annual Artisanal LA Spring Marketplace

7th Annual Artisanal LA Spring Marketplace

California Market Center, Los Angeles, CA

The California Market Center will packed this weekend with over 150 makers, crafts, artisans and chefs. Come shop, taste and participate in the more than...

04/01/2017 - 04/02/2017: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Bellydance Evolution Presents Alice in Wonderland

Bellydance Evolution Presents Alice in Wonderland

El Portal Theatre, North Hollywood, CA

7:30 p.m. April 1, 4:30 p.m. April 2. World renowned choreographer Jillina Carlano and her L.A.-based dance company Bellydance Evolution perform one of the more...

04/01/2017 - 04/02/2017: 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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AbilityFirst Stroll & Roll

AbilityFirst Stroll & Roll

Universal Studios Back Lot, Universal City, CA

Nonprofit AbilityFirst, serving children and families with disabilities, is hosting its annual 5K walk, stroll and roll fundraiser. Actress Lauren Potter, best known as cheerleader...

04/02/2017: 6:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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...

04/02/2017: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Ronald McDonald House Walk For Kids

Ronald McDonald House Walk For Kids

Exposition Park, L.A., CA

Lace up your walking shoes and support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. This benefit raises fund so the organization can provide a...

04/02/2017: 8:15 am - 12:00 pm

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A Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends

A Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends

Orange Empire Railway Museum, Perris, CA

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends are once again chugging into the Orange Empire Railway Museum for five days in April. The day...

04/02/2017: 9:00 am - 5:00 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...

04/02/2017: 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...

04/02/2017: 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...

04/02/2017: 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,...

04/02/2017: 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...

04/02/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Children's Earth Day Celebration

Children's Earth Day Celebration

STAR Eco Station, Culver City, CA

Star Eco Station's annual "big green" festival celebrates the earth and the creatures that inhabit it. Kids can enjoy an eco-friendly afternoon filled with live...

04/02/2017: 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...

04/02/2017: 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...

04/02/2017: 10:00 am - 8:00 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...

04/02/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A Faery Hunt Enchanted Adventure

A Faery Hunt Enchanted Adventure

Crestwood Hills Park, Brentwood, CA

Join A Faery Hunt for this magical, interactive musical adventure designed for young audiences and families to inspire creativity, imagination and fun. You'll faeries and...

04/02/2017: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Andy Mason In Concert

Andy Mason In Concert

McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA

The New Mexico-based Mason is thrilled to be playing his first ever show in California! Come out and share in his excitement. Mason will play...

04/02/2017: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Boy & The World: The Minnow Show

Boy & The World: The Minnow Show

THE VELASLAVASAY PANORAMA – (213) 746-2166, Los Angeles, CA

It's Sunday morning in the garden, not a critter is stirring until the Minnows of Penglai Pond rise to watch a flick and make a...

04/02/2017: 11:00 am - 4:00 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...

04/02/2017: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Mini-Train Rides

Mini-Train Rides

Wilson Park, Torrance, CA

Have a little old-fashioned fun taking a mini-train ride in Torrance's Wilson Park. The Southern California Live Steamers offers these public run days on the...

04/02/2017: 11:00 am - 3:00 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...

04/02/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Ocean Zone Exhibit

Ocean Zone Exhibit

Children’s Museum at La Habra, La Habra, CA

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. March 28-Aug. 20. Children can do some oceanic exploration at this interactive exhibit. They...

04/02/2017: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Shakespeare's Love Scenes and Sonnets

Shakespeare's Love Scenes and Sonnets

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada-Flintridge, CA

11 a.m., 1 p.m. April 1-2, 8-9. Listen to some of Shakespeare's best love scenes and sonnets, courtesy of the Ensemble Shakespeare Theatre, in the...

04/02/2017: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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The Help Group’s 7th Annual Special Needs Resource Fair

The Help Group’s 7th Annual Special Needs Resource Fair

The Help Group Autism Center, Sherman Oaks, CA

The Help Group's Special Needs Resource Fair, which attracts more than 400 people each year, will have vendors representing a wide range of programs, products...

04/02/2017: 11:00 am - 3:00 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...

04/02/2017: 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...

04/02/2017: 11:00 am - 12:30 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...

04/02/2017: 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...

04/02/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Andell Family Sundays

Andell Family Sundays

LACMA, L.A., CA

April's art projects are inspired by the brightly colored art of Japanese graphic designer Awazu Kiyoshi, who liked to combine city life with folklore into...

04/02/2017: 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...

04/02/2017: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Carousel

Carousel

Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, CA

8 p.m. March 24 (preview), 25, 31, April 6-7; 1 p.m. March 26, April 9; 2 p.m., 8 p.m. April 1, 8; 1 p.m., 6...

04/02/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Target Free Day: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Target Free Day: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Children’s Museum at La Habra, La Habra, CA

Today's theme, in honor of Earth Day, is all about how to make our world a cleaner, greener place. Kids will learn about composting as...

04/02/2017: 1:00 pm - 5:00 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...

04/02/2017: 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...

04/02/2017: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Finding Neverland

Finding Neverland

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

7:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sun (no show on Mon.) March 21-April 1. The musical, based on the...

04/02/2017: 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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National Poetry Month Workshop

National Poetry Month Workshop

Zimmer Children’s Museum, L.A.,

It’s National Poetry Month! Poetry is a wonderful way for little learners to explore rhythm and rhymes, sounds and syllables and build vocabulary. Join the...

04/02/2017: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Stories in the Afternoon

Stories in the Afternoon

Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

2-3 p.m. April 2, 30. The Norton Simon offers families a chance to take a moment to be still and listen to an inspiring story...

04/02/2017: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Dance to the Movies

Dance to the Movies

Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts, Cerritos, CA

This salute to Hollywood musical recreates great moments from films like Grease, West Side Story, Chicago and Hairspray along with choreographed numbers to the music...

04/02/2017: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Make Your Own Sock Puppet Fools

Make Your Own Sock Puppet Fools

Vroman’s Bookstore Hastings Ranch, Pasadena, CA

At this special story-time, Kat will read the book I Am Jim Henson, and then there will be a craft-time where kids can make sock...

04/02/2017: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Long Beach Mom Prom

Long Beach Mom Prom

Bay Shore Church, Long Beach,

Why wait for Mother's Day to celebrate mom? Moms will get a special evening out with their kids at this annual event hosted by Justin...

04/02/2017: 4:30 pm - 6:30 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...

04/02/2017: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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