Events - May 13, 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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Valley Kids Consignment Children's Spring Sale

Valley Kids Consignment Children's Spring Sale

Valley Kids Consignment, Northridge, Ca

Valley Kids Consignment is where parents whose children have outgrown their items and can sell them at a reduced price for new families to enjoy....

05/10/2017 - 06/18/2017: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Extreme Mammals: Odd Features. Unusual Creatures Exhibition

Extreme Mammals: Odd Features. Unusual Creatures Exhibition

Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, California

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. May 12-Sept. 10. In this exhibition, you can explore the 200-million-year history of mammals, and encounter some quite unusual, rare and strange...

05/12/2017 - 09/10/2017: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - In Concert

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - In Concert

Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa, CA

7:30 p.m. May 12, 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. May 13. The Segerstrom presents the second installment in the hugely popular Harry Potter film franchise. Here's...

05/12/2017 - 05/13/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Mother’s Day Sleepover at NHM

Mother’s Day Sleepover at NHM

Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, California

Children and parents can celebrate Mother’s Day in a memorable way, by spending time with some interesting mammals. Learn all about special mammal moms with...

05/12/2017 - 05/13/2017: 6:30 pm - 9:00 am

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Lisa Loeb in Concert

Lisa Loeb in Concert

Grand Annex, San Pedro, CA

Grammy®-nominated musician Lisa Loeb topped the charts in mid-1990s with a run of Billboard hits, including "Stay (I Missed You)," "Do You Sleep," and "I...

05/13/2017: 12:00 am

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project:OM Yoga Class by Manduka Benefiting Susan G. Komen

project:OM Yoga Class by Manduka Benefiting Susan G. Komen

Loyola Marymount University, L.A.,

Join Manduka, Susan G. Komen and One Million People by signing up to participate in the world's largest yoga class ever, Manduka's project:OM. Your generous...

05/13/2017: 12:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Embracing Hearts for Foster Youth Benefit Rummage Sale

Lighthouse Church, Newbury Park,

PODS Moving and Storage will be supporting local foster group Women of Substance Men of Honor (WOSMOH) with a donation of two PODS containers to...

05/13/2017: 6:00 am - 12:00 pm

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5th Annual Mommy and Me Cancer Foundation 5k

5th Annual Mommy and Me Cancer Foundation 5k

Angels Stadium, Anaheim, CA

Kicking off with a symbolic release of white doves in the air, this run will will take place at the beautiful Angel Stadium in Anaheim,...

05/13/2017: 7:00 am - 10:30 am

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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...

05/13/2017: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Critters 'n' Kids

Critters 'n' Kids

L.A. Zoo, Los Angeles, CA

9-10:30 a.m. May 10, 12-13. During this 90-minute class, kids, and their accompanying adult, will find out what makes lemurs so lovable through a mix...

05/13/2017: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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Discovery Cube's Rocket Launch

Discovery Cube's Rocket Launch

The Boeing Company, Huntington Beach, CA

The Discovery Cubes partner up again with Boeing for this once-a-year, one-of-a-kind aeronautic event. Participants of all ages will test their homemade "rockets" made out...

05/13/2017: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Mamaste: A Mother’s Day Yoga Event

Mamaste: A Mother’s Day Yoga Event

Whole Foods Market Brea, Brea, California

The Whole Foods Market Brea will present a Mother's Day event featuring CorePower Yoga & Lululemon. Tickets, which cover a mom/child pair, include a ticket...

05/13/2017: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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theBlu: An Underwater VR Experience

theBlu: An Underwater VR Experience

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. May 8-June 18. Back by popular demand! Swim alongside manta rays, angler fish, and a blue whale – in virtual reality! Wearing...

05/13/2017: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Anaheim Baby Show

Anaheim Baby Show

Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

Designed for expectant and new families, the Anaheim Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. There...

05/13/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 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...

05/13/2017: 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,...

05/13/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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CurioCon

CurioCon

Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, California

9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 14. Join artists, designers, producers, and fans as they converge for a fun-filled weekend celebrating independent...

05/13/2017 - 05/14/2017: 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...

05/13/2017: 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...

05/13/2017: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Savile Presents A Mother's Day Makeover At Dollhouse Beauty

Savile Presents A Mother's Day Makeover At Dollhouse Beauty

Dollhouse Beauty, Sherman Oaks, CA

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and Savîle Premium Rumtini has teamed up with Dollhouse Beauty to give away a full make-over to one...

05/13/2017: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Scout Day at The SEA Lab

Scout Day at The SEA Lab

The SEA Lab, Redondo Beach, CA

The SEA Lab will be hosting a variety of educational, hands-on activities relating to marine life, the ocean, and more! The event is in celebration...

05/13/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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A Faery Hunt and Fairy Birthday Party!

A Faery Hunt and Fairy Birthday Party!

Griffith Park, Fern Dell, Los Angeles, CA

Come and join the faery folke on an interactive, gentle quest for the Fairy Royalty that will inspire creativity and imaginations. Afterwards, there will be...

05/13/2017: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Author Appearance: Jonathan Tweet

Author Appearance: Jonathan Tweet

Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA

Jonathan Tweet visits Vroman's to talk about, and sign, his newest picture book, Grandmother Fish: A Child's First Book of Evolution. It's told in an engaging...

05/13/2017: 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...

05/13/2017: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Isabel Brazon Spanish Music Fun

Isabel Brazon Spanish Music Fun

Children’s Book World, Los Angeles, California

Join Isabel Brazon, the creator of Baila Baila Spanish Music for kids, for this very interactive and dynamic 30-minutes show of singing and dancing as...

05/13/2017: 10:30 am - 11:00 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...

05/13/2017: 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...

05/13/2017: 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-Sept 3. Take a trip to the past and visit a Roman Holidays celebration. Find out what ancient Rome looked...

05/13/2017: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Honk! Jr.

Honk! Jr.

Morgan-Wixson Theater, Santa Monica,

11 a.m. Sat.-Sun. May 13-May 28. "The Ugly Duckling" brought to life on stage in this delightful adaptation of the beloved Hans Christian Andersen fable....

05/13/2017: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Miss Tracey's Ballyhoo Story Show

Miss Tracey's Ballyhoo Story Show

The Clubhouse Improv, Los Angeles, California

Miss Tracey will take kids ages 6 and younger on a wild and crazy story telling journey. Her original sketched-out stories are brought to life...

05/13/2017: 11:00 am - 11:45 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...

05/13/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Mom's Day Out at The Point

Mom's Day Out at The Point

The Point, El Segundo, CA

In honor of Mother’s Day, South Bay mom, aunties, grandmas and friends are invited to a Moms' Day Out celebration at The Point and The...

05/13/2017: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Mother's Day Weekend POP-UP Spas

Mother's Day Weekend POP-UP Spas

Vons Parking Lot, Tarzana, California

Hard-working moms deserve a break and the Helpful Honda Guys in Blue are showing them some love and appreciation by hosting Mother’s Day Weekend Pop-Up...

05/13/2017 - 05/14/2017: 11:00 am - 3:30 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...

05/13/2017: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Taylor Tot Playhouse Carnival

Taylor Tot Playhouse Carnival

Taylor Tot Playhouse, Los Angeles,

Come out and support this school carnival, which will have a zip line, obstacle course and kiddie rides to enjoy, as well as lots of...

05/13/2017: 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...

05/13/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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UNICEF Kid Power Celebrates Kid Power Month

UNICEF Kid Power Celebrates Kid Power Month

Microsoft Square at LA Live, Los Angeles, CA

This May UNICEF Kid Power is asking children and families around the nation to Show the World Your Kid Power. On Saturday, May 13th, UNICEF...

05/13/2017: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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West Coast BBQ Classic

West Coast BBQ Classic

Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA

Meat lovers will be meeting up at the Queen Mary for this 6th annual bbq battle. More than 50 pitmasters and amateur grillers will be...

05/13/2017: 11:00 am - 6:00 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...

05/13/2017: 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...

05/13/2017: 12:00 pm - 4:30 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...

05/13/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 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...

05/13/2017: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music!

Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music!

Microsoft Theater, L.A., CA

noon, 3:30 p.m. Elmo, along with Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and his Sesame Street friends, will reveal their love for music and teach children that...

05/13/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The Princesses Around the World Adventure

The Princesses Around the World Adventure

Promenade Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA

noon Sat.-Sun. May 13-June 11. Join the Little Mermaid on an adventure around the world as she helps her friend, the Princess of the Pacific...

05/13/2017: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Circus Vargas' SteamCirque

Circus Vargas' SteamCirque

Westfield Promenade, Woodland Hills, California

7:30 p.m. May 11, 17-18; 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m. May 12, 19; 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m. May 13, 20; 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.,...

05/13/2017: 12:30 pm - 9:30 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...

05/13/2017: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Tea Party with Princess Anna!

Lollipop-DReam, Sherman Oaks, Ca

Come enjoy a tea party with Princess Anna! You'll also dress-up, get face paint, play some games, hear a  story, have an opportunity to take...

05/13/2017: 12:30 pm - 2:00 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)....

05/13/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:30 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,...

05/13/2017: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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A Not-So-Wicked Mini Musical

A Not-So-Wicked Mini Musical

Promenade Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA

2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. May 13-21. Step into the merry old land of Oz before Dorothy arrived, when Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch...

05/13/2017: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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BMX Freestyle Team: The Ultimate BMX Stunt Show Experience

BMX Freestyle Team: The Ultimate BMX Stunt Show Experience

James Armstrong Theatre, Torrance, CA

Robert Castillo’s BMX Freestyle Team features some of today’s best action-sports athletes in a nonstop, action-packed stunt show. These World Class BMX Superstars put on...

05/13/2017: 2:00 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...

05/13/2017: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Mother's Day Art Workshop

Mother's Day Art Workshop

The Art Process, Los Angeles , CA

Celebrate our wonderful mothers by creating art for, or with, your mother. All levels and ages welcome. Online registration required.

05/13/2017: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Author Appearance: Veronica Chambers

Author Appearance: Veronica Chambers

Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA

Veronica Chambers will discuss and sign two books: The Go-Between and The Meaning of Michelle. This is the perfect event for a Mother and Daughter...

05/13/2017: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Family Visiting Day

Family Visiting Day

Hogg’s Hollow Preschool & Kindergarten, La Cañada, CA

Hogg's Hollow Preschool and Kindergarten invites families to attend this open house to learn about their programs: Mommy & Me, Friday & Saturday mornings, Preschool,...

05/13/2017: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Meet The Nut Job 2’s Surly the Squirrel at Menchie's

Meet The Nut Job 2’s Surly the Squirrel at Menchie's

Menchie’s Encino, Encino, CA

“The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature,” the sequel to the popular family film “The Nut Job,” won't hit theaters until August 11, but you...

05/13/2017: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Movie Night for Parents Night Off!

Movie Night for Parents Night Off!

WeVillage Flexible Childcare, Sherman Oaks, Ca

WeVillage Flexible childcare center in Sherman Oaks will be hosting a Saturday night movie night! Just in time for Mom to go out and enjoy...

05/13/2017: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Stars On Ice

Stars On Ice

Honda Center, Anaheim, CA

There will be no shortage of stars at this year's Stars on Ice show. Four-time U.S. Champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist Jeremy Abbott, reigning Olympic...

05/13/2017: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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