Events - May 18, 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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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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City Language Immersion Charter School Tour

City Language Immersion Charter School Tour

CLIC’s Coliseum Elementary School Campus, Los Angeles, CA-California

City Language Immersion Charter (CLIC), a tuition free TK-5th grade public school, provides a dual immersion, project-based education to a diverse student body. At CLIC,...

05/18/2017: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

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Ross Preschool Open House Tour

Ross Preschool Open House Tour

John Tracy Clinic, Los Angeles, CA

JTC’s Dickinson C. Ross Preschool (“Ross Preschool”) now offers a top-tier academic program to help accommodate the growing demand for a high quality, competitive preschool...

05/18/2017: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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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...

05/18/2017: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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#TheWall - A World Premiere Play

#TheWall - A World Premiere Play

La Mirada Theatre, La Mirada, CA

10 a.m., 7 p.m. Geared towards teen audiences, this brand new play features an all-youth cast that confronts, and dealing with, the (ir)responsibility and consequences...

05/18/2017: 10:00 am - 8:30 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...

05/18/2017: 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,...

05/18/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Mommy & Me & Daddies Too at The Point

Mommy & Me & Daddies Too at The Point

The Point, El Segundo, CA

On the third Thursday of each month, parents and their pre-school aged kids can come to The Point's Mommy & Me kid’s club for live...

05/18/2017: 10:00 am - 12:00 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...

05/18/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 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...

05/18/2017: 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...

05/18/2017: 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...

05/18/2017: 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...

05/18/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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California Institute of the Arts Community Arts Partnership 2017 Annual Youth Arts Exhibition

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA), Los Angeles, CA

This exhibition showcases artwork from 2016-2017 CAP programs at the Sony Pictures Media Arts Program, the Advanced Visual Art at Hauser & Wirth, Santa Clarita...

05/18/2017: 12:00 pm - 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...

05/18/2017: 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...

05/18/2017: 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...

05/18/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 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.,...

05/18/2017: 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

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. May 16-June 24. The megahit, Tony Award-winning “Jersey Boys” returns to Los...

05/18/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:30 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...

05/18/2017: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Author Appearance: Kathy Brodsky

Author Appearance: Kathy Brodsky

Books and Cookies Book Store, Santa Monica, CA

Kathy Brodsky is a nationally recognized psychotherapist, poet and award-winning children's author, who has won two national honors from the Green Book Festival, Book of...

05/18/2017: 4:00 pm - 6:00 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...

05/18/2017: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Venice Art Crawl

Venice Art Crawl

Winward Plaza, Venice, California

The Venice Art Crawl is now preparing for their second Art Crawl of the year on Venice Boulevard from Speedway near the beach to Lincoln...

05/18/2017: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Teen Open Mic Night

Teen Open Mic Night

Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena, CA

Teens will showcase various forms of art including poems, spoken word, rap, stomp performances, and artwork. Middle and high schoolers are invited bring their favorite...

05/18/2017: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Nat Geo Live: Rhinos, Rickshaws & Revolutions: My Search For The Truth

Nat Geo Live: Rhinos, Rickshaws & Revolutions: My Search For The Truth

Broad Stage, Santa Monica, CA

7:30 p.m. May 18-19. The acclaimed photojournalist Amy Vitale follows two guiding principles: "live the story" and "you can’t talk about humanity without talking about...

05/18/2017 - 05/19/2017: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Tales of Modern Motherhood

Tales of Modern Motherhood

The Other Space, Santa Monica Playhouse, 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...

05/18/2017: 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

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