Events - Apr 21, 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.

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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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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Portals Project at Grand Park

Portals Project at Grand Park

Grand Park, Los Angeles, California

8-10 a.m., noon-2 p.m. April 10-23. The Portals Project is an unusual installation set up in a large gold shipping container placed in Grand Park....

04/10/2017 - 04/23/2017: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Meadow Preschool Tour

Meadow Preschool Tour

Meadow Preschool, Santa Monica, CA

Parents are invited to come check out Meadow Preschool, the new nature-based preschool in Santa Monica. The tour begins promptly at 10am and should last...

04/20/2017 - 04/22/2017: 10:00 am - 11:15 am

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Disney On Ice Presents Dream Big

Disney On Ice Presents Dream Big

Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA

7:30 p.m. April 20-21, 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. April 22-23. Eight Disney's princesses - Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow...

04/20/2017 - 04/23/2017: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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CLUFest 2017

CLUFest 2017

California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA

Curated by California Lutheran University's senior multimedia students, this exhibition spotlights emerging innovators in design, gaming, cinema, visual effects and interactive media. This family-friendly show...

04/21/2017: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Babysitter Training w/CPR Workshop

Babysitter Training w/CPR Workshop

The Lullaby Lounge, Bellflower, CA

This 8.5-hr course consists of a mix of lecture, group discussion and hands-on practice, covering such topics as safe job search, resumes, interviewing, professionalism and...

04/21/2017: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Childhood Mood Disorders Conference: A Community Approach

Childhood Mood Disorders Conference: A Community Approach

UCLA Neuroscience Research Building (NRB), Los Angeles, California

The UCLA Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program (CHAMP) is hosting a community event where a panel of distinguished doctors, researchers and scientists will discuss...

04/21/2017: 9:00 am - 4:00 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...

04/21/2017: 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...

04/21/2017: 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...

04/21/2017: 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,...

04/21/2017: 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...

04/21/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Disneynature's "Born In China"

Disneynature's "Born In China"

El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, CA

10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. April 21-30. Disneynature's latest Earth Day-related documentary follows the adventures of three animal families - pandas, monkeys and snow leopards –...

04/21/2017 - 04/30/2017: 10:00 am - 9:30 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...

04/21/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Friday Fun

Friday Fun

Madrona Marsh Preserve, Torrance,

This hands-on program for preschoolers (ages 3-6), and their parents or guardians, incorporates story time, science, art and a tour emphasizing the the week's selected...

04/21/2017: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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OC Fair Imaginology

OC Fair Imaginology

OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, CA

9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 22-23. Imaginology provides a showcase for student project involving the S.T.E.A.M. fields of science, technology, engineering,...

04/21/2017 - 04/23/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories Exhibit

Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories Exhibit

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Mon. April 8-Aug. 7. The Huntington honors Octavia Butler, a Pasadena native who became the first African-American woman to win acclaim, and...

04/21/2017: 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...

04/21/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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HOORAY L.A.

Bob Baker’s Marionette Theater, Los Angeles, California

10:30 a.m. April 14, 21. In 1981, Bob Baker created this show, which was his "love letter to Los Angeles." A cavalcade of marionettes will...

04/21/2017: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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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...

04/21/2017: 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...

04/21/2017: 11:00 am - 4:00 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...

04/21/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 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...

04/21/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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LA Spring Fair

LA Spring Fair

Whittier Narrows Rec. Park – La Prada Event Plaza, South El Monte, CA

5-10 p.m. Wed.-Thur., 5-11 p.m. Fri., noon-11 p.m. Sat., noon-10 p.m. Sun. (closed Mon.-Tues.). The largest spring festival in Los Angeles County offers 15 acres...

04/21/2017: 12:00 pm - 10:00 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...

04/21/2017: 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...

04/21/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Circus Vargas Presents Steam Cirque

Circus Vargas Presents Steam Cirque

Burbank Big Top, Burbank, CA

7:30 p.m. April 20-21; 1 p.m., 4 p.m. 7:30 p.m. April 22, 29, May 6; 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. April 23, 30, May...

04/21/2017: All Day

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Into The Woods

Into The Woods

Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, California

8 p.m. Tues-Fri., 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sun. (and 2 p.m. May 5) April 5-May 14 (no show April 12)....

04/21/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Shen Yun 2017

Shen Yun 2017

Long Beach Terrace Theater, Long Beach, CA

7:30 p.m. April 21, 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. April 22, 1 p.m. April 23. A Shen Yun production combines ancient Chinese legends with innovative modern...

04/21/2017 - 04/23/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Sister Act

Sister Act

Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oak Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, CA

8 p.m. April 21, 28; 2 p.m., 8 p.m. April 22, 29; 2 p.m. April 23; 7:30 p.m. April 27; 1 p.m. April 30. The...

04/21/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:30 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...

04/21/2017: 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...

04/21/2017: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The Music Man

The Music Man

Norris Theatre, Rolling Hills Estates, CA

8 p.m. April 21-22, 28, May 5, 2 p.m. April 23, 30, May 7; 2 p.m., 8 p.m. April 29, May 6.  With a crash...

04/21/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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A Wrinkle In Time

A Wrinkle In Time

Sierra Madre Playhouse, Sierra Madre , CA

8 p.m. March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21; 2:30 p.m. March 25, April 1, 8, 15. The award-winning playwright John Glore has created an...

04/21/2017: 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Fun Flick Friday: Sing

Fun Flick Friday: Sing

Altadena Library District, Altadena, CA

Children and family are invited to watch the movie Sing. Popcorn will be provided by the Altadena Library District, while supplies last. If you have...

04/21/2017: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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Author! Author!

Author! Author!

Santa Monica Playhouse, Santa Monica, California

The longest-running Jewish musical in L.A. theater history returns for this special performance. It will have you laughing, crying, tapping your toes and celebrating life...

04/21/2017: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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