Events - Apr 30, 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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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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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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Wild For The Planet at the Los Angeles Zoo

Wild For The Planet at the Los Angeles Zoo

Greater Los Angeles Zoo and Botanicals Garden in Griffith Park, Los Angeles , California

10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 22-May 19. As part of its 50th Anniversary "ZooLAbration," the Zoo will present this four-week campaign that spotlights its conservation programs...

04/22/2017 - 05/19/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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LA Kid Consignment Spring SFV Event

LA Kid Consignment Spring SFV Event

former Costco Warehouse, Canoga Park, California

9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thur-Sat, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. 650 families are contributing over 100,000 amazing new and gently-used items to the LA Kids Consignment sale....

04/27/2017 - 04/30/2017: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Disney On Ice Presents Dream Big

Disney On Ice Presents Dream Big

Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario,

7:30 p.m. April 27-28, 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. April 29, 1 p.m., 5 p.m. Eight Disney's princesses - Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana,...

04/27/2017 - 04/30/2017: 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Newport Boat Show

Newport Boat Show

Lido Marina Village, Newport Beach, CA

noon – 7 p.m. April 27, 10 a.m.-7 p.m April 28-29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 30. 44th annual yacht show will feature the newest vessels...

04/27/2017 - 04/30/2017: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Redondo Beach Spring Carnival

Redondo Beach Spring Carnival

Aviation Park, Redondo Beach, CA

5-11 p.m. April 27-28, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. April 29, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. April 30. Carnival rides, a kids' zone and fun for the whole family...

04/27/2017 - 04/30/2017: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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America's Family Pet Expo

America's Family Pet Expo

OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 28, 30, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. April 29. At the world's largest pet and pet product expo, you can encounter all types...

04/28/2017 - 04/30/2017: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Douglas Kirkland: Beyond the Lens

Douglas Kirkland: Beyond the Lens

Mouche Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

6-8 p.m. April 28, 1-4 p.m. April 29-30. Kirkland, who is considered one of the most respected photographers in the industry, will make special in-gallery...

04/28/2017 - 04/30/2017: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Urban Ocean Festival

Urban Ocean Festival

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California

9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 29-30. This weekend-long tribute to Southern California's coastline presents a range of activities, from poetry readings to mural painting. There will...

04/29/2017 - 04/30/2017: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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YALLWEST

YALLWEST

Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, CA

4-8 p.m. April 28, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. April 29. The Youth and Young Adult Book Festival, aka YALLWEST, returns for its third year in Santa...

04/29/2017 - 04/30/2017: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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One Love Festival

One Love Festival

St. Sebastian School Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

11 a.m.-9:00 p.m. April 29,  8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 30. St. Sebastian School will be hosting its 41st annual festival in celebration of "One Love!"...

04/29/2017 - 04/30/2017: 11:00 am - 9:00 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...

04/30/2017: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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The Samburu Project's Walk for Water

Hermosa Beach, Hermosa Beach, CA

This annual fundraising event supports the mission of providing access to clean water in Kenya as well as spreading awareness to the world-wide water crisis....

04/30/2017: 8:30 am - 11:30 am

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4th Annual Walk & Roll Festival

4th Annual Walk & Roll Festival

Culver City Middle School, Culver City, CA

The whole family can have fun learning to bike in the community more safely. Trained instructors will guide you and your kids through the skills...

04/30/2017: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Bike Smart Safety Program

Bike Smart Safety Program

Beverly Hills Hawthorne Elementary School, Beverly Hills, California

Beverly Hills Police Department and the Community Services department offers a Bike Smart Program on the last Saturday and Sunday of each month so kids...

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

04/30/2017: 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...

04/30/2017: 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,...

04/30/2017: 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...

04/30/2017: 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...

04/30/2017: 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...

04/30/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, Irwindale, CA

10 a.m.–7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. April 8 thru May 21, 2017. All ye lords and ladies can travel back to 16th century England as the Faire...

04/30/2017: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Skirball Puppet Festival

Skirball Puppet Festival

Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

All types of puppets will be populating the Skirball during this campus-wide festival that culminates with a fun participatory festival finale performed by Noah’s Ark...

04/30/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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VegFest Los Angeles

VegFest Los Angeles

Woodley Park, Van Nuys, CA

VegFest Los Angeles doubles in size this year. Activities for all ages include live music, cooking demonstrations, over 150 exhibitors and celebrity speakers. The Keynote...

04/30/2017: 10:30 am - 6:30 pm

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Dutch King’s Day

Dutch King’s Day

Shoreline Park, Long Beach, CA

Enjoy a "dutch treat" at California's largest "Orange Party" - that celebrates the birthday of King Willem Alexander. The day features live performers, an Amsterdam...

04/30/2017: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Fiesta Broadway

Fiesta Broadway

Downtown L.A., L.A., CA

Broadway and 1st will be the epicenter for this annual event that typically attracts over 300,000 people to downtown L.A. to celebrate the upcoming Cinco...

04/30/2017: 11:00 am - 6:00 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...

04/30/2017: 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...

04/30/2017: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Pop-Up Studio: Imaginary Family Portraits

Pop-Up Studio: Imaginary Family Portraits

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

If you could add a member to your family, who or what would it be? At this drop-in program, you can work alongside artist Suné...

04/30/2017: 11:00 am - 1:00 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...

04/30/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fiesta Charity Show

Fiesta Charity Show

Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Burbank, Ca

Fiesta Charity Horse Show and “Mane Event is dedicated to raising awareness and much needed funds for Cancer Research. The horse show runs April 27-30,...

04/30/2017: 11:30 am - 3:00 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...

04/30/2017: 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...

04/30/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Paul Simon: Words & Music Exhibit

Paul Simon: Words & Music Exhibit

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., California

noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. April 27-Sept. 10. (closed Mon. and holidays). Paul Simon has been one of America's preeminent pop songwriters since...

04/30/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival

REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival

REDCAT, L.A., CA

various times April 29-30, May 6-7. The RICFF, which turns 12 this year, will present yet another captivating collection of short films for young and...

04/30/2017: 12:00 pm - 4:30 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...

04/30/2017: 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...

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

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We All Play! - The Zimmer Children's Museum Annual "FUNraiser"

We All Play! - The Zimmer Children's Museum Annual "FUNraiser"

Zimmer Children’s Museum, L.A.,

Come enjoy a fun day that includes arts, activities, food and live music and show your support for the Zimmer Museum. Proceeds from this benefit...

04/30/2017: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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We All Play! 2017

We All Play! 2017

Zimmer Children’s Museum, L.A.,

The Zimmer Children’s Museum's “We All Play” FUNdraiser is back! Parents and kids (ages 6 months-8 years) can enjoy music and fun activities, featuring Lucky...

04/30/2017: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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Autry Explorers: Wild About Clay

Autry Explorers: Wild About Clay

Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, CA

See like an artist, think like an animal and make a ball of clay come to life! California Art Club sculptor Adam Matano offers an...

04/30/2017: 1:00 pm - 4:00 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...

04/30/2017: 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)....

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

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

04/30/2017: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Four by Four

Four by Four

Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, CA

Thrill to the classic songs of the Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Bee Gees and Motown. A stellar cast of four sensational entertainers perform the...

04/30/2017: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Open Art: World Penguin Day

Open Art: World Penguin Day

Zimmer Children’s Museum, L.A.,

In honor of World Penguin Day, waddle on over to the Zimmer for penguin-themed art activities!

04/30/2017: 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...

04/30/2017: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Tarzana Spanish Camp Open House

Tarzana Spanish Camp Open House

Lycée International de Los Angeles – West Valley campus, Tarzana, CA

Do you live by Tarzana or in the Valley? Do you want your child to learn Spanish? If so, then stop by this Open House....

04/30/2017: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Tea Party with Ariel!

Lollipop-Dream, Northridge, Ca

Come join Ariel for a tea party! The afternoon will also have dress-up, get face paint, play some games, hear a story, have an opportunity...

04/30/2017: 2:00 pm - 3:30 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...

04/30/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Hansel & Gretel Bluegrass

Hansel & Gretel Bluegrass

24th STreet Theatre, L.A., CA

3 p.m. April 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21. The 24th St. Theatre will stage the world premiere of this inventive reinterpretation of the classic...

04/30/2017: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Taste of the Eastside

Taste of the Eastside

Los Angeles River Center & Gardens, Los Angeles, CA

Now in its 7th year, this foodie feast offers samples and creations from over 30 of the top dining and drink purveyors located in such...

04/30/2017: 4:00 pm - 8:00 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...

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

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Rock for HARK

Rock for HARK

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

Healing Arts Reaching Kids (HARK) is presenting the iconic band Three Dog Night, performing live in concert to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles at the...

04/30/2017: 6:30 pm - 11:55 pm

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