Events - May 7, 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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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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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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Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Citadel Outlets

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Citadel Outlets

Citadel Outlets, Los Angeles, CA

Citadel Outlets will host a colorful, family-friendly weekend-long Cinco de Mayo celebration that will feature Ballet Folklórico de Los Angeles and a roving Mariachi band...

05/06/2017 - 05/07/2017: 12:00 pm - 6:00 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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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...

05/07/2017: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Antique Truck Show

Antique Truck Show

Orange Empire Railway Museum, Perris, CA

See antique trucks, step onto train cars, take a ride on trolleys! This one-day special event,  co-sponsored by the American Truck Historical Society Southern California...

05/07/2017: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Impressions Workshop

Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Families can enjoy a naturalist-guided coastal hike and family-friendly activities along Discovery Trail to Terranea Resort for a children’s art workshop. Meet in front of...

05/07/2017: 9:00 am - 11:00 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...

05/07/2017: 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...

05/07/2017: 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,...

05/07/2017: 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...

05/07/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great Big Family Play Day

Great Big Family Play Day

Autry Museum, Los Angeles, California

For the fourth year, the SoCal Moms festival throw this big family festival. The day of play and fun including musical performances by Freckleland, the...

05/07/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Mad Science Sunday

Mad Science Sunday

Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena,

Children can use real lab equipment in the play laboratory and see what colorful creations they can come up with. At 11:45 a.m., the resident...

05/07/2017: 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...

05/07/2017: 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...

05/07/2017: 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...

05/07/2017: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip RV

Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip RV

Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA

Kids and parents will have the opportunity to participate in their very own “pop-up” reading festival, meet some of their favorite authors, and engage in...

05/07/2017: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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A Faery Hunt Enchanted Adventure

A Faery Hunt Enchanted Adventure

Crestwood Hills Park, Brentwood, CA

A Faery Hunt's interactive performances are designed to inspire creativity, imaginations and fun. As children did you believed in magic and knew in your hearts...

05/07/2017: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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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...

05/07/2017: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Todd McHatton In Concert

Todd McHatton In Concert

McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA

Todd McHatton's kiddie pop sound has been compared to The Flaming Lips, Harry Nilsson, and The Shins. He will have you dancing and listening to...

05/07/2017: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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5th Annual LilySarahGrace LA Craft Fair

5th Annual LilySarahGrace LA Craft Fair

Quixote Studios, Stage 6, Los Angeles, CA

Spend a fun-filled, inspiring day creating kid-friendly crafts with L.A.'s most talented artist and help support art in public school. Enjoy food, fun, music, crafts...

05/07/2017: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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826LA@Hammer: Poetry Laboratory

826LA@Hammer: Poetry Laboratory

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Young writers can experiment with words and interact with elements that engage all five senses - sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell - at the...

05/07/2017: 11:00 am - 1:00 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-Sept 3. Take a trip to the past and visit a Roman Holidays celebration. Find out what ancient Rome looked...

05/07/2017: 11:00 am - 3:00 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...

05/07/2017: 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...

05/07/2017: 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...

05/07/2017: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson @ Sugar Paper

Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson @ Sugar Paper

Sugar Paper, Los Angeles, 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...

05/07/2017: 11:00 am - 4:15 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...

05/07/2017: 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...

05/07/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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LA Aviators Host A Free Ultimate Disc Youth Clinic

LA Aviators Host A Free Ultimate Disc Youth Clinic

Occidental College, Jack Kemp Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

The LA Aviators professional ultimate disc team is hosting a free pregame youth clinic run by SCYU (Southern California Youth Ultimate) with the support of...

05/07/2017: 12:00 pm - 1:00 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...

05/07/2017: 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...

05/07/2017: 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...

05/07/2017: 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...

05/07/2017: 12:00 pm - 4:30 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...

05/07/2017: 12:30 pm - 3:30 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...

05/07/2017: 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)....

05/07/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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MagicIAN  Magic Show

MagicIAN Magic Show

Edgemar Center For The Arts, Santa Monica, CA

Get ready to be amazed when Ian the Magician (aka MagicIAN) takes the stage. Watch live animals appear and see doves magically change into a...

05/07/2017: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Monterey Park's Cinco de Mayo Festival

Monterey Park's Cinco de Mayo Festival

Barnes Park, Monterey Park, CA

This community celebration, now marking its 35th anniversary, salutes Mexican culture with a day filled with mariachi music, folklorico dancers and other live performances. The...

05/07/2017: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The Los Angeles School of Gymnastics Open House

The Los Angeles School of Gymnastics Open House

Los Angeles School of Gymnastics, Culver city, CA

The Los Angeles School of Gymnastics's annual Summer Camp Open House will allow visitors to tour the facility, meet the instructors, sample camp activities, win...

05/07/2017: 1:00 pm - 3:00 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...

05/07/2017: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Gypsies in a Trunk's Fairy Tale Theater Shows

Gypsies in a Trunk's Fairy Tale Theater Shows

Harbor View Park, Channel Island Harbor, CA

Channel Islands Harbor presents Gypsies in a Trunk, the all-volunteer troupe of actors who perform free fairy tales for the young and the young at...

05/07/2017: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Outdoor Art Moves

Outdoor Art Moves

Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, Los Angeles, CA

Connect with art and nature at the UCLA Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden through movement activities. Discover relationships between nature, art, and the creative process...

05/07/2017: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's "Couture for Kids" Fashion Show

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's "Couture for Kids" Fashion Show

CBS Radford Studios, Studio City,

This fundraising event gives local “stars” (childhood brain tumor survivors) an opportunity to shine alongside celebrity and professional fashion models, while supporting the work of...

05/07/2017: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Star Wars Day!

Star Wars Day!

Zimmer Children’s Museum, L.A.,

May the 4th still can be celebrated on the 7th! Kids can come and discover their Jedi powers at the Zimmer with space-themed arts and...

05/07/2017: 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. May 7, 28. Listen to the book, The Big Orange Splot, and discover how one orange “splot” motivates Mr. Plumbean to paint the...

05/07/2017: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Tea Party with Sleeping Beauty!

Lollipop Dream – Northridge Fashion Center, Northridge, CA

Kids can have a tea party with Sleeping Beauty! They can also dress-up, get face-painted, play some games, hear a story, have an opportunity to...

05/07/2017: 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...

05/07/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Wild: Wolves - An Ecological Keystone

Wild: Wolves - An Ecological Keystone

South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Guests will be educated on wolves' predator-prey relationships, define what a keystone species is and examine the dynamics of trophic cascade with this second installment...

05/07/2017: 2:00 pm - 3:00 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...

05/07/2017: 3:00 pm - 4:30 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...

05/07/2017: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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Exceptional Kids Organization Prom Fundraiser

Exceptional Kids Organization Prom Fundraiser

Richmond Bar & Grill, El Segundo, CA

A Night In Old Town El Segundo will benefit the Exceptional Kids Organization 2017 Prom. The evening begins with a meal at the Richmond Bar...

05/07/2017: 5:00 pm

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Sensory-Friendly Family Dinner and Game Night

Sensory-Friendly Family Dinner and Game Night

The Help Group Autism Center, Sherman Oaks, California

The Help Group’s Kids Like Me program will be hosting a sensory-friendly family dinner and game night. This event, which costs $15 for adults and...

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

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Los Angeles Children's Chorus Spring Concert

Los Angeles Children's Chorus Spring Concert

Pasadena Presbyterian Church, Pasadena, CA

7 p.m. May 7, 14. Led by Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson, the critically heralded chorus will perform a program featuring works by Bartók and Kodály...

05/07/2017: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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