Events - May 14, 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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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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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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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...

05/14/2017: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Mother's Day Brunch At Descanso Gardens

Mother's Day Brunch At Descanso Gardens

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada-Flintridge, CA

9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. Pamper mom with a delicious brunch in Descanso's beautiful gardens. Reservations required; tickets sold online.

05/14/2017: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Mother’s Day Brunch at the Huntington

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Huntington

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA

9 a.m., 1 p.m. Toast mom at the Huntington's Mother's Day Brunch. The made-to-order meal will be served al fresco under the Garden Court's dome....

05/14/2017: 9:00 am - 2:30 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...

05/14/2017: 9:30 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...

05/14/2017: 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,...

05/14/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Extreme Weekends: L.A.’s Backyard Mammals

Extreme Weekends: L.A.’s Backyard Mammals

Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, California

Celebrate the opening of the Natural History Museum's new exhibition, Extreme Mammals: Odd Features. Unusual Creatures, in an extreme way. At this special event, you...

05/14/2017: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Mother’s Day Brunch at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, Simi Valley , CA

For the 11th year, the Reagan Library and Museum welcomes the families to enjoy a Mother's Day champagne brunch, which will include a delicious menu...

05/14/2017: 10:00 am - 1:30 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...

05/14/2017: 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...

05/14/2017: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Bookworms

LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia, CA

Meet in the Children's Library at 10:30 a.m. and then explore the Arboretum Library and it great story trees! Enjoy plant and nature stories and...

05/14/2017: 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...

05/14/2017: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Mother's Day Brunch

Mother's Day Brunch

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California

The Aquarium invites families to let mom have some quality time with sharks, stringrays and other marine inhabitants - as well as enjoying a marvelous...

05/14/2017: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Family Flicks Film Series: Akeelah and the Bee

Family Flicks Film Series: Akeelah and the Bee

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

This critically acclaimed, inspirational 2006 film about eleven-year-old Akeelah Anderson who participates in her school spelling bee to avoid detention—and much to her surprise, she...

05/14/2017: 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...

05/14/2017: 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....

05/14/2017: 11:00 am - 12:30 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...

05/14/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Mother's Day Brunch at Farm Sanctuary

Mother's Day Brunch at Farm Sanctuary

Farm Sanctuary’s Southern California Shelter, Acton, CA

This Mother’s Day honor the bond between mothers and children of all species at the Farm Sanctuary. Guests can enjoy a tasty vegan brunch, craft...

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

05/14/2017: 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...

05/14/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Dance Sundays with Debbie Allen & Friends

Dance Sundays with Debbie Allen & Friends

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

Kick up your heels and shake a leg at the Wallis for its monthly free dance party. Debbie Allen and her pals will get your...

05/14/2017: 12:00 pm - 1:45 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...

05/14/2017: 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...

05/14/2017: 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...

05/14/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Sundays in the Park: Celebrate Mothers' Day

Sundays in the Park: Celebrate Mothers' Day

AJU Brandeis-Bardin Campus, Brandeis, CA

This Mother's Day event offers two ways to celebrate. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., there's a Champagne kosher buffet brunch, including made-to-order omelettes, Belgian waffles, selection...

05/14/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The Bunny Museum Mother's Day Hours

The Bunny Museum Mother's Day Hours

The Bunny Museum, Altadena, CA

Hop on over to The Bunny Museum for a unique Mother's Day experience. Guinness World Record certified, it's the world's only museum devoted to bunnies....

05/14/2017: 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...

05/14/2017: 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.,...

05/14/2017: 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...

05/14/2017: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Mother’s Day Free Day at the Zimmer

Mother’s Day Free Day at the Zimmer

Zimmer Children’s Museum, L.A.,

The Zimmer loves moms, and in celebration of all mommies, the museum is offering free admission today. Families can make cards to give to a...

05/14/2017: 12:30 pm - 4:30 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)....

05/14/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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A CraftLab Workshop: Fiber Mobiles

A CraftLab Workshop: Fiber Mobiles

Craft & Folk Art Museum, L.A., CA

Later this month, the Craft Museum opens a fiber arts exhibit. Today, however, you can create your own fiber mobile sculpture. Mimi Haddon will show...

05/14/2017: 1:30 pm - 3:30 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...

05/14/2017: 2:00 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...

05/14/2017: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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MOMentum Place

MOMentum Place

Theatricum Botanicum, Topanga,

The Theatricum Botanicum is the place to be on Mother's Day. For the 19th year, it will showcase dancers, musicians, aerial and circus performers in...

05/14/2017: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Starring...You! Art Workshop

Starring...You! Art Workshop

California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Imagine yourself as the star of your favorite TV show. With the "Derrick Adams: Network" exhibit as inspiration, kids will use papers, fabric, and markers...

05/14/2017: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Tea Party with Tinkerbelle!

9301 Tampa Avenue, Northridge, Ca

Come join Tinkerbelle for a tea party! You can also dress-up, get face paint, play some games, hear a story, have an opportunity to take...

05/14/2017: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans

Getty Center, Los Angeles,

Follow in the footsteps of young wizards in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and...

05/14/2017: 2:00 pm - 4:00 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...

05/14/2017: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Storytime In The Garden

Storytime In The Garden

South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

On this Mother's Day, families can colorful afternoon at the South Coast Botanic Garden's Lower Meadow. Listen to a reading of Dew Daywalt's book, The...

05/14/2017: 3:00 pm - 4:00 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...

05/14/2017: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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Palos Verdes Symphonic Band Mother's Day Concert

Palos Verdes Symphonic Band Mother's Day Concert

South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

The South Coast Botanic Garden invites you to spend your Mother's Day evening listening to this symphonic band perform in Frances Young Hall. Under the...

05/14/2017: 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...

05/14/2017: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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