Events - May 4, 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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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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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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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...

05/04/2017: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Greg and Steve: Bounce & Boogie Children's Concert

Greg and Steve: Bounce & Boogie Children's Concert

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

Greg and Steve, the top-selling children's music duo, will get little ones bouncing and boogieing to their uptempo tunes during their show. Parents, meanwhile, appreciate...

05/04/2017: 9:30 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...

05/04/2017: 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...

05/04/2017: 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,...

05/04/2017: 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...

05/04/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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May The 4th Be With You

May The 4th Be With You

Battleship IOWA, San Pedro, CA

The battleship will play host to those who have done battle in a universe far, far way. The public is invited to come dressed as...

05/04/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 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...

05/04/2017: 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...

05/04/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Tyke Hike

Tyke Hike

Madrona Marsh Preserve, Torrance, CA

Youngsters can explore the Preserve with their favorite adult. Listen and look for birds and insects. Strollers are permitted on trails. Please wear close toed...

05/04/2017: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Parents Free Skate

Parents Free Skate

Promenade Ice Chalet, Rolling Hills Estates, CA

The first Thursday of every month is a great time for families to take a spin around the Promenade Ice Chalet but a parent can...

05/04/2017: All Day

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Flashlight: Celebrating Black America in Children's Literature Exhibit

Flashlight: Celebrating Black America in Children's Literature Exhibit

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum, Culver City, CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thur.-Sat. April 29-May 20. Curated by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Naomi Imatome-Yun, this family-friendly exhibit is an interactive art experience highlighting...

05/04/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 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...

05/04/2017: 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...

05/04/2017: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson @ Sweet Threads

Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson @ Sweet Threads

Sweet Threads, Long Beach, CA

Third generation silhouette artist Karl Johnson will be creating hand-cut silhouettes. Each one is cut freehand and takes just minutes. Johnson's work has been featured...

05/04/2017: 11:00 am - 6:00 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...

05/04/2017: 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...

05/04/2017: 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...

05/04/2017: 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...

05/04/2017: 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...

05/04/2017: 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...

05/04/2017: 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)....

05/04/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, Jr

Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, Jr

Warner Grand Theatre, San Pedro, CA

6:30 p.m. May 4, 7 p.m. May 5, 1:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. May 6. Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, Melman the...

05/04/2017 - 05/06/2017: 1:30 pm - 9:30 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...

05/04/2017: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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KidCraft

KidCraft

Durant Branch Library, Los Angeles, CA

KidCraft engages the whole family by offering a variety of arts, crafts, performances and other activities. Every month holds different things to do. More details...

05/04/2017: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Star Wars "May the Fourth Be With You" Craft & Costume Party

Star Wars "May the Fourth Be With You" Craft & Costume Party

Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library of LAPL, Los Angeles (Hollywood area), CA

Calling all Star Wars fans! The Durant Library is having a Star Wars-themed craft and costume party during its weekly KidCraft hour will full of...

05/04/2017: 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

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Author Appearance: John Mackey

Author Appearance: John Mackey

Whole Foods Market Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Whole Foods Market Downtown Los Angeles celebrates the launch of “The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity” with John Mackey, co-founder...

05/04/2017: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Indulge Mom's Night Out Event

Indulge Mom's Night Out Event

The Shops at Montebello, Montebello, California

Join special celebrity guest Jillian from MY FM KBIG Morning Show for an evening of fun for moms. Enjoy food and wine sampling from Olive...

05/04/2017: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Work in Progress - An Original Musical

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

The Miracle Project, a fully inclusive program that features young adults with and without autism and other disabilities in performance, has teamed with The Wallis...

05/04/2017: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Tales of Modern Motherhood

Tales of Modern Motherhood

Santa Monica Playhouse, The Other Space, Santa Monica, CA

8 p.m. Thurs. May 4-June 15. Tales of Modern Motherhood: This Sh*t Just Got Real is a heartfelt comedy for adults about the uncertainties of...

05/04/2017: 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

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