Events - May 6, 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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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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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...

05/06/2017: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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CMA's Monthly Beach Cleanup

CMA's Monthly Beach Cleanup

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro, California

Come out and help Cabrillo Marine Aquarium's educators keep their Coastal Park clean and eco-friendly. You can also assist in collecting and categorizing the various...

05/06/2017: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

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Planes of Fame Air Show

Planes of Fame Air Show

Planes of Fame, Chino, CA

8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 6-7. The F-35 Lightning II Heritage Flight, B-25 Mitchell, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang and the Jelly Bean plane are among the...

05/06/2017 - 05/07/2017: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Angel City Sports Wheelchair Basketball Clinic

Angel City Sports Wheelchair Basketball Clinic

Ramon Garcia Recreation Center, L.A., CA

Are you an adaptive athlete looking to take up the game of basketball? At this event, you will receive instruction on basketball fundamental skills, including dribbling...

05/06/2017: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Bird LA Day at Ballona Wetlands

Bird LA Day at Ballona Wetlands

Ballona Wetlands Salt Water Marsh, Playa Del Rey, CALIFORNIA

Ballona Wetlands salt water marsh First Saturdays event this month coincides with Bird LA Day! Multiple events are scheduled across LA that focus on birds,...

05/06/2017: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Healthy Pet Expo 2017

Healthy Pet Expo 2017

Whittier Narrows Park (Meadows Picnic Area), South El Monte,

Organizzed by the Los Angeles (LA) County Departments of Public Health, Parks and Recreations and Animal Care and Control, this expo offers a wide range...

05/06/2017: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Pasadena Mental Health Day

Pasadena Mental Health Day

Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena, CA

"Breaking The Cycle, Healing Our Community" is the theme for this community event. Visit the library, where there will be workshops, discussions and resource tables...

05/06/2017: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Toddler Totes

Toddler Totes

L.A. Zoo, Los Angeles, CA

9 a.m. May 3, 9 a.m., 11 a.m. May 5-6. Little ones can visit a "Wiggle Squiggle Zoo" at this month's Toddler Totes program. They...

05/06/2017: 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

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Trauma-Informed Nonviolent Parenting Weekend Intensive

Trauma-Informed Nonviolent Parenting Weekend Intensive

Echo Park Methodist Church, Los Angeles , CA

Parenting is one of the most creative and exhausting jobs you’ll ever have. Sometimes you’ll find yourself saying or doing things to your child you...

05/06/2017: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Huntington Children's Workshop

Huntington Children's Workshop

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA

Kids will visit the American Art galleries and create Pop Art-style, Andy Warhol-inspired sculptures in the workshop led by Paisley Callow. Advanced online registration required....

05/06/2017: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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30th Annual Scuba Show

30th Annual Scuba Show

Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 7. More than 300 exhibit will flood into the Long Beach Convention Center, filling 76,000 sq....

05/06/2017 - 05/07/2017: 10:00 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...

05/06/2017: 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...

05/06/2017: 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,...

05/06/2017: 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...

05/06/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fashion Mamas' The Mama Market

Fashion Mamas' The Mama Market

Platform, Culver City, CA

Fashion Mamas — the exclusive members-only network for influential mothers who work in fashion and creative industries — is set to host a massive Mama...

05/06/2017: 10:00 am

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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...

05/06/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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PCDA Move-A-Thon

PCDA Move-A-Thon

Brookside Park, Pasadena, CA

This event, done in collaboration with the City of Pasadena, promotes fitness and nutrition to kids, adults and families. The Move-A-Thon event includes a wide...

05/06/2017: 10:00 am - 2:00 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...

05/06/2017: 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...

05/06/2017: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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The Annual Encino Preschool Fair

The Annual Encino Preschool Fair

St Nicholas Episcopal Church, Encino, CA

Come to the resource fair designed especially for families in Encino, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Tarzana and surrounding communities. Get to know the top preschools...

05/06/2017: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Wild West Day

Wild West Day

L.A. County Arboretum, Arcadia, CA

Gallop off to an Old West adventure as the Arboretum looks back to the late 1880's when Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin owned Rancho Santa Anita...

05/06/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Brandon's Buddies Play Date

Brandon's Buddies Play Date

Brandon’s Village, Gates Canyon Park, Calabasas, CA

This free kids club for children with and without disabilities and their families meets monthly at a fully-accessible playground. Brandon's Buddies gives children with disabilities...

05/06/2017: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Hooray L.A.

Hooray L.A.

Bob Baker’s Marionette Theater, Los Angeles, California

10:30 a.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. May 5-28.  In 1981, Bob Baker created this show, which was his "love letter to Los Angeles." A cavalcade...

05/06/2017: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Ilene Cohen Puppet Theater

Ilene Cohen Puppet Theater

Children’s Book World, Los Angeles, California

Ilene Cohen and her puppet friends will entertain with stories to tickle your funny bone. For ages 3-7.

05/06/2017: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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Little Explorers

Little Explorers

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada-Flintridge, CA

Youngsters can explore the natural world in Descanso Gardens through crafts and other hands-on activities. Ages 2-5.  

05/06/2017: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Wake Up With The Waves

Wake Up With The Waves

Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, Ca

10:30 a.m.-noon Sat. April 15-May 20. Families can spend a groovy musical Saturday morning singing, dancing and doing interactive play at the Pacific Ocean. Hosted...

05/06/2017: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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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...

05/06/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Getty Villa's Roman Holidays

Getty Villa's Roman Holidays

Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, CA

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.-Sun. May 6-28. Take a trip to the past and visit a Roman Holidays celebration. Find out what ancient Rome looked (and...

05/06/2017: 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...

05/06/2017: 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...

05/06/2017: 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...

05/06/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Art in the Afternoon

Art in the Afternoon

Venice Skills Center, Venice, CA

Attended by over 700 people in 2016, this event will have multiple carnival games (with prizes), a bouncy slide for the kids and live and...

05/06/2017: 12:00 pm - 4:00 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...

05/06/2017: 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...

05/06/2017: 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...

05/06/2017: 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...

05/06/2017: 12:00 pm - 4:30 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...

05/06/2017: 12:00 pm - 1:00 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...

05/06/2017: All Day

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Creation Station - Sunny Yellow

Creation Station - Sunny Yellow

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site, Long Beach, CA

Brighten up this springtime Saturday by getting creative in this historic setting. "Sunny Yellow" is the theme of today's take-home craft program designed for children...

05/06/2017: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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)....

05/06/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Once Upon A Weasel Book Signing

Once Upon A Weasel Book Signing

Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena,

Meet the authors Salvo Lavis and James Munn, and illustrator Dave Leonard for a special story-time and book signing of their picture book Once Upon...

05/06/2017: 1:00 pm - 3:30 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,...

05/06/2017: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Microscope Exploration

Microscope Exploration

Madrona Marsh Nature Center, Torrance, California/Los Angeles County

Join Bob Carr as you explore the wonders of the water at the Madrona Marsh Preserve. Learn to use microscopes as you take a close...

05/06/2017: 1:30 pm - 3:30 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...

05/06/2017: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Music & Dance From Spain

Music & Dance From Spain

La Mirada Library, La Mirada, CA

Susana Elena performs a variety of Spanish and flamenco dances that include such props as the castanets, a Spanish fan, a Cordobese (Spanish hat) and...

05/06/2017: 2:00 pm - 3:00 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...

05/06/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk

South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk

Mission District – South Pasadena, South Pasadena, ca

Discover an eclectic array of music and art along the streets of South Pasadena today. One highlight will be a performance from Ozomati's kids unit...

05/06/2017: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Aratani World Series presents An Evening Of Kyogen

Aratani World Series presents An Evening Of Kyogen

Aratani Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

5 p.m. May 6-7. The ancient Japanese comic theater style known as kyogen will be showcased in this program. The legendary Mansaku Nomura will perform...

05/06/2017 - 05/07/2017: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital's Kaleidoscope 5 Fundraiser

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital's Kaleidoscope 5 Fundraiser

3LABS, Culver City, CA

For the fifth year, UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital hosts this fundraising celebration benefiting the hospital and the UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute. This year's theme...

05/06/2017: 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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