Events - May 21, 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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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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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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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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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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Finish The Ride, Run, Walk N' Roll

Finish The Ride, Run, Walk N' Roll

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

Join Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE) for an awesome event for everyone, from beginners to hardcore athletes! The event includes a half marathon, 5K, 10K...

05/21/2017: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Fireball Tim's Wheels and Waves

Fireball Tim's Wheels and Waves

Malibu Country Mart, Malibu, CA

Fireball Tim's Wheels and Waves will rev up your morning at this cars-and-coffee type of event that will feature classic cars, exotics, muscle cars, rat...

05/21/2017: 7:00 am - 9:00 am

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Miles for Melanoma 5k on the Universal Studios Backlot

Miles for Melanoma 5k on the Universal Studios Backlot

Universal Studios Backlot, Studio City, CA

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) invites you to join them for the last Annual Miles for Melanoma 5k Run/Walk, which raises funds to support research,...

05/21/2017: 7:30 am - 10:00 am

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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...

05/21/2017: 8:00 am - 1:00 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....

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

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Hope for Adam Legacy Walk

UCLA Drake Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

The Hope4Adam Legacy Walk is celebrating the spirit of Adam Krief and those around him who worked tirelessly in the hope of a miracle. Help...

05/21/2017: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival

Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival

Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills,

This grand old picking party returns to Paramount Ranch for the 57th year. This acoustic music hoedown presents a variety of live performances, over 100...

05/21/2017: 9:00 am - 6:00 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...

05/21/2017: 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...

05/21/2017: 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,...

05/21/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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K.A.M.P. Benefit

K.A.M.P. Benefit

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

K.A.M.P. stands for "Kids' Art Museum Project" and this benefit helps to support for the Hammer's various K.A.M.P. programs - like the Family Flicks series...

05/21/2017: 10:00 am - 2:00 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...

05/21/2017: 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...

05/21/2017: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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A Faery Hunt's "The King of the Fairies" Story

A Faery Hunt's "The King of the Fairies" Story

Sunset Theatre, Redondo Beach, CA

There is an ancient tale that when human children come to Fairyland, the King of the Faeries will soon be found, but who could be...

05/21/2017: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Bookworms

Bookworms

L A County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia, CA

The theme for this storytelling program, which meets in the Children's Library, is "Razzle, Dazzle: Painting the Colors We See."

05/21/2017: 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...

05/21/2017: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Playdate In Concert

Playdate In Concert

McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA

There will be a musical "playdate" at McCabe's with the musical group Playdate comes to play. This award-winning kindie music band consists of husband-and-wife duo...

05/21/2017: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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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...

05/21/2017: 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....

05/21/2017: 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...

05/21/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nibble + squeak Dining Event

Nibble + squeak Dining Event

Nibble + squeak dining event at Otium, LA, California

Nibble+squeak, the dining club for “parents with pipsqueaks,” is hosting an event at renowned Chef Timothy Hollingsworth's restaurant, Otium in DTLA. Nibble + squeak's dining...

05/21/2017: 11:00 am - 1:00 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...

05/21/2017: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Rosco-Loha Annual Fair

Rosco-Loha Annual Fair

Roscomare Road Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA

At Roscomare Road Elementary School's big annual kids fair, you can enjoy inflatable rides, carnival games, go-karts, performances, dancing, loads of fun crafts, great prizes, tasty...

05/21/2017: 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...

05/21/2017: 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...

05/21/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Turtle Day at the Museum of Ventura County

Turtle Day at the Museum of Ventura County

The Museum of Ventura County, Ventura, CA

Celebrate World Turtle Day with a turtle-filled day of fun. Explore the museum galleries with a museum-wide scavenger hunt, swing by the dress-up station for costume...

05/21/2017: 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...

05/21/2017: 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...

05/21/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA) Day

Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA) Day

Gamble House, Pasadena, California

The public is invited to explore for free six museums in Pasadena and eastern Los Angeles: The Gamble House (4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena), Heritage Square...

05/21/2017: 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...

05/21/2017: 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...

05/21/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Runway Funday: Playa Pulse

Runway Funday: Playa Pulse

Runway Playa Vista, Los Angeles, CA

Get Out - Get Moving! May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, so it's time to renew your commitment to healthy, dynamic lifestyles. Get...

05/21/2017: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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South Coast Botanic Garden's Kid Club

South Coast Botanic Garden's Kid Club

South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Drop in to the Kids Club this afternoon and try your hand at one of the colorful garden-themed activities. Kids can collect pine cones, leaf...

05/21/2017: 12:00 pm - 4:00 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...

05/21/2017: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Zak Morgan In Concert

Zak Morgan In Concert

Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena,

Be prepared for a Zak attack at Kidspace today. The Grammy nominated musician will share some of his charming songs and poems that are distinguished...

05/21/2017: 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.,...

05/21/2017: 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...

05/21/2017: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Family Yoga @ ivivva

Family Yoga @ ivivva

ivivva Topanga Mall, Canoga Park, CA

Enjoy CLIFKid Zbar snacks and a family yoga class and shopping party sponsored by ivivva. There will be a limited supply of mats, but please...

05/21/2017: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Groundlings Children's Show

Groundlings Children's Show

The Groundlings Theatre, Los Angeles, California

Get ready to laugh during this sketch comedy show for kids.

05/21/2017: 1:00 pm - 2:00 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...

05/21/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Ridna Shkola & Ukranian Dance Studio's Family Day Program

Ridna Shkola & Ukranian Dance Studio's Family Day Program

Ukrainian Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

You are invited to attend a musical program of Ukrainian music and dance presented by the children of the Ukrainian language school (ages 4-13). The...

05/21/2017: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Tea Party With Rapunzel!

Tea Party With Rapunzel!

Lollipop Dream, Northridge, Ca

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

05/21/2017: 1:30 pm - 3:00 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...

05/21/2017: 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...

05/21/2017: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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KEEN LA's Bowling Bonanza

Lucky Strike, LA Live, Los Angeles, CA

Kids Enjoy Exercise Now Los Angeles (KEEN LA) will launch its first annual Bowling Bonanza, a new and exciting twist on KEEN LA's traditional fundraising...

05/21/2017: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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The Grove Presents Know Yourself

The Grove, Los Angeles, CA

Bring the kiddos out to the Grove for a fun-filled afternoon of learning on First Street. Enjoy complimentary treats and loads of activities including a...

05/21/2017: 2:00 pm - 5:00 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...

05/21/2017: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Zimmer Museum Open Art: Make an Instrument!

Zimmer Museum Open Art: Make an Instrument!

Zimmer Children’s Museum, L.A.,

The Zimmer is celebrating National Buy a Musical Instrument Day; however, instead of buying an instrument…you can making one! Use cereal boxes, coffee tins, and...

05/21/2017: 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...

05/21/2017: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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Roxbury Park Free Family Movie Night

Roxbury Park Free Family Movie Night

Roxbury Park, Beverly Hills, CA

Walk the red carpet, pick up some popcorn, snack on some free pizza, and snuggle in for a screening of Sing! Recommended for kids ages...

05/21/2017: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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