Events - May 20, 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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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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Encino Spring Carnival

Encino Spring Carnival

St. Cyril’s, Encino, CA

5-11 p.m. May 19, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. May 20, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. May 21. From Ballet Folklorico to Taiko Drumming, this three-community festival presents an...

05/19/2017 - 05/21/2017: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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The Help Group’s Surf’s Up Party for Teens

The Help Group’s Surf’s Up Party for Teens

The Help Group Autism Center, Sherman Oaks, California

The Help Group's Kids Like Me program will be hosting a Surf’s Up Party for ages 13 to 17. Participants will enjoy an afternoon filled...

05/20/2017: All Day

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4th annual Champions for Children 5k Run/Walk

4th annual Champions for Children 5k Run/Walk

South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

This family-friendly run/walk features a new course that includes a loop with slight inclines around the tram road and another loop around the outer perimeter...

05/20/2017: 7:30 am - 11:00 am

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Acceptance Day!

Acceptance Day!

Topanga Community Club, Topanga, CA

Join us for a full day of workshops culminating in a community performance for students ages 9-13. Our day will begin with a discussion and...

05/20/2017: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Civil War Reenactment

Civil War Reenactment

Orange Empire Railway Museum, Perris, CA

Civil War reenactors will bring the history of the American Civil War to life. History buffs of all ages can experience a piece of U.S....

05/20/2017: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Descanso Garden's Rose Festival

Descanso Garden's Rose Festival

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada-Flintridge, CA

9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 20-21. The floral fest will be blooming all weekend long at Descanso. Visitors can view a rare rose display, go on...

05/20/2017 - 05/21/2017: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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NHM's Bug Fair

NHM's Bug Fair

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

Insects will overrun the Natural History Museum this weekend. At NHM's 31st annual bug fest, you can see all types crawling critters - tarantulas, millipedes,...

05/20/2017 - 05/21/2017: 9:30 am - 5:00 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...

05/20/2017: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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34th Annual California Strawberry Festival

34th Annual California Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Meadows of College Park, Oxnard, CA

10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. May 20-21. Ranked nationwide among the top outdoor festivals, this tasty event includes live concerts on multiple stages, more than 200 arts-and-crafts...

05/20/2017 - 05/21/2017: 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

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Body Worlds: Pulse Exhibit

Body Worlds: Pulse Exhibit

California Science Center, Los Angeles, California

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 20-Feb. 20. This exhibit examines human anatomy, physiology and health through real human plastinates. This new generation of plastinates show, on...

05/20/2017 - 02/20/2018: 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...

05/20/2017: 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,...

05/20/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro, California

Families can find out about the marine animals that U.S. officials have designated as being endangered. One of these endangered creatures is the white abalone,...

05/20/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Family Nature Walk

Family Nature Walk

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada-Flintridge, CA

On these guided tours, children (ages 6-10) and their parents can take an expedition around Descanso Gardens, discovering what nature has to offer along with...

05/20/2017: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Fiber Arts Day

Fiber Arts Day

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA

This art event will be high in fiber. In the Huntington's Herb Garden, talented craftspeople will demonstrate the tools and techniques for carding and combing...

05/20/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Los Angeles Synchronized Swim Club’s Free Synchro Clinic

Los Angeles Synchronized Swim Club’s Free Synchro Clinic

Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Recreation Center, Sherman Oaks, CA

Whether you are new to synchro or interested in advancing your skills, Los Angeles Synchronized Swim Club invites youths (ages 7-17) to come to this...

05/20/2017: 10:00 am - 11:00 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...

05/20/2017: 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...

05/20/2017: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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The Village Children's Center Open House & Play Date

The Village Children's Center Open House & Play Date

The Village Children’s Center at Riviera United Methodist Church, Redondo Beach , CA

Families are invited to take a tour of The Village with School Director Yuli Mihara and enjoy a family play date too. The Village Children's Center...

05/20/2017: 10:00 am - 12:00 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...

05/20/2017: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

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My PlayClub

My PlayClub

Shane’s Inspiration Playground in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California

My PlayClub, a free community outreach program of Shane’s Inspiration, is open to children of all abilities and fosters social inclusion for children with disabilities...

05/20/2017: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Storytime

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Storytime

Children’s Book World, Los Angeles, California

Children can let their imaginations swim wild during this special story-time led by Jenna Segal from the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. It's a great way...

05/20/2017: 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...

05/20/2017: 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...

05/20/2017: 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...

05/20/2017: 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....

05/20/2017: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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LitFest Pasadena

LitFest Pasadena

Pasadena Playhouse District, Pasadena, CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Lit lovers will be flocking to Pasadena this weekend for the 6th annual LitFest. Book readings, panel discussions and other literary-related events...

05/20/2017 - 05/21/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 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...

05/20/2017: 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...

05/20/2017: 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...

05/20/2017: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Argyros Stage, South Coast Rep., Costa Mesa, California

7 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Sun. May 19-June 4. Judy Blume's popular tale of Peter and...

05/20/2017: 11:00 am - 8:30 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...

05/20/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Tea Party with Ariel!

Tea Party with Ariel!

Lollipop-DReam, Sherman Oaks, Ca

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

05/20/2017: 11:30 am - 1:00 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...

05/20/2017: 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...

05/20/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 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...

05/20/2017: 12:00 pm - 3:00 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. through Sept. 3. In collaboration with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the...

05/20/2017: 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...

05/20/2017: 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...

05/20/2017: 12:00 pm - 1:00 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...

05/20/2017: 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.,...

05/20/2017: 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...

05/20/2017: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Young Artists' Workshop

Young Artists' Workshop

Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

Artist Samara Caughey will guide young artists on an exploration of artworks from the exhibition "Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer in California." Students will focus...

05/20/2017: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Autry Explorers: Blossom’s Basket Class

Autry Explorers: Blossom’s Basket Class

The Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, CA, USA

In this drop-in workshop., the Explorers can create their own round reed basket with master weaver Blossom Hathaway and family. Learn to weave with rattan...

05/20/2017: 1:00 pm - 4:00 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...

05/20/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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LILApalooza 2017

LILApalooza 2017

International School of Los Angeles – Los Feliz Campus, Los Angeles, CA

The Los Feliz campus Parents’ Association of the International School of Los Angeles/Lycée International (LILA) proudly invites you to LILApalooza! This year-end festival features the...

05/20/2017: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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The Painted Garden

The Painted Garden

Samueli Theater, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California

1 p.m., 8 p.m. May 20, 1 p.m. May 21. The acclaimed experimental Italian dance company Compagnie TPO will stage its interactive dance and multimedia...

05/20/2017 - 05/21/2017: 1:00 pm - 9:30 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,...

05/20/2017: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Nature's Origami

Nature's Origami

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

Join local high school student Richard Ruin as he teaches you how to create Origami. All materials are provided and all skill levels and ages...

05/20/2017: 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...

05/20/2017: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix Book Launch

Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix Book Launch

Mark Taper Auditorium of the Los Angeles Central Public Library, Los Angeles, CA

Chef Roy Choi changed the way we think about food and culture forever. Author Jacqueline Briggs Martin and food ethnographer June Jo Lee will give...

05/20/2017: 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...

05/20/2017: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Kayumanggi Lions Club presents Children's Day

Kayumanggi Lions Club presents Children's Day

Southbay pavilion Mall, carson, CA

Presented by Kayumanggi Lions Club with the support of the Filipino Community of Carson, Southbay Pavilion, and Maxx Promos, the 4th annual Children's Day celebration will...

05/20/2017: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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LEGO Club

LEGO Club

Altadena Library, Altadena, California

Children, and parents, are invited to bring their imaginations and see what they can build. Legos are provided and Duplo blocks are available for ages...

05/20/2017: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Pacific Festival Ballet Presents Noah's Ark

Pacific Festival Ballet Presents Noah's Ark

Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oak Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, CA

2 p.m., 7 p.m.  Join Noah, his family and the animals that they've collected for this ballet production of biblical propositions. Witness the great flood's...

05/20/2017: 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Author Appearance: Jake Gerhardt

Author Appearance: Jake Gerhardt

Children’s Book World, Los Angeles, California

Jake Gerhardt shares, and signs, his new YA novel, My Future Ex-Girlfriend. Brimming with humor and hope, the book asks the question: what happens when...

05/20/2017: 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

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Spec Fest 2017

Spec Fest 2017

Huffington Center at St. Sophia Cathedral, L.A., CA

Join Spec Labs and their talented artists on the autism spectrum for the L.A. premiere of their Virtual Reality music video, "Use Your Imagination," an...

05/20/2017: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Los Robles Master Chorale Season Finales

Church of the Epiphany, Oak Park, CA

The 105-voice Los Robles Master Chorale (LRMC), led by Artistic Director Lesley Leighton, concludes its 29th season with back-to-back matinee (4 p.m.) and evening (8...

05/20/2017: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Klub Night Out at The Klub Gymnastics

Klub Night Out at The Klub Gymnastics

The Klub Gymnastics, Los Angeles, CA/Los Angeles

Parents - need a night off? Kids - need a night out? Here's a solution for everyone! Drop your kids off at this full-service gymnasium...

05/20/2017: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Lights, Camera, WriteGirl

Lights, Camera, WriteGirl

Linwood Dunn Theater, Hollywood, CA

WriteGirl’s annual red carpet fundraiser features celebrities performing scenes and monologues written by WriteGirl teen mentees, with guidance from renowned female screenwriters. Join us for...

05/20/2017: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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