Events - Jul 9, 2017

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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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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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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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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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FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing Exhibit

FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing Exhibit

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California

9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 26-March 31. Hop on over to the Aquarium to see a wild array of frogs and their fellow amphibians. Interactive exhibits, educational...

05/26/2017 - 03/31/2018: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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California Adventure's “Summer of Heroes”

California Adventure's “Summer of Heroes”

California Adventure Park, Anaheim, CA

8 a.m.-9 p.m. May 17-Sept. 10. The epic, immersive “Guardians of the Galaxy–Mission: BREAKOUT!” ride is the big, new attraction at California Adventure, but there...

05/27/2017 - 09/10/2017: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Above and Beyond: The Ultimate Interactive Flight Exhibition

Above and Beyond: The Ultimate Interactive Flight Exhibition

Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 27-Sept. 10. This high-flying exhibit salutes Boeing's 100 years in the aerospace world. It features immersive simulations and interactive design challenge...

05/27/2017 - 09/10/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Dinosaurs Unearthed Exhibit

Dinosaurs Unearthed Exhibit

Discovery Cube Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 27-Sept. 10. Take a step back to prehistoric times at the Discovery Cube LA. In this immersive exhibit, you will walkl...

05/27/2017 - 09/10/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit!

Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit!

Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 27-Sept. 10. Young doctors-in-training can help out at the McStuffins Toy Hospital E.R., Pet Vet, and Nursery at this Discovery Cube...

05/27/2017 - 09/10/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Titanic: The Exhibition

Titanic: The Exhibition

Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, Simi Valley , CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 27-Jan. 7 (closed Nov. 23, Dec. 25, Jan. 1). The Reagan Library and Museum will premiere this exhibit that will display...

05/27/2017 - 01/07/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Cars 3

Cars 3

El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, CA

10 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7:45 p.m. Sun.-Thur., 10 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7:45 p.m., 11:10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. June 16-July 30....

06/16/2017 - 07/30/2017: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazón e Inspiración Exhibit

The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazón e Inspiración Exhibit

Petersen Automotive Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 1-June 3. The lowrider car is an icon symbol of both Chicano and Southern California culture. This exhibit examines the lowrider...

07/01/2017 - 06/03/2018: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Marvel Universe Live! - Age of Heroes

Marvel Universe Live! - Age of Heroes

Staples Center, L.A., CA

7:30 p.m. July 7, 11 a.m. 3 p.m., 7 p.m. July 8-9. You've seen them in comic books. You've seen them in movies. Now, see...

07/07/2017 - 07/09/2017: 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Aladdin Jr.

Aladdin Jr.

Rubicon Theatre Company, Ventura, CA

7 p.m. July 7, 2 p.m., 7 p.m. July 8-9. Rubicon Theatre Company’s Youth Program presentation of Disney’s Aladdin Jr., which is on the iconic...

07/07/2017 - 07/09/2017: 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Pageant Of The Masters

Pageant Of The Masters

Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA

8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. July 7-August 31. One of the annual highlights of Laguna Beach's long-running Festival of Arts is this unusual theater production, which is...

07/07/2017 - 08/31/2017: 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Culver City Rock and Mineral Club's 56th Annual Fiesta of Gems Show

Culver City Rock and Mineral Club's 56th Annual Fiesta of Gems Show

Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Culver City,

10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 8, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. July 9. The Culver City Rock and The Fiesta of Gems Show is a free educational event...

07/08/2017 - 07/09/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great Train Show

Great Train Show

Fairplex, Pomona, CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 8-9. The nation's only coast-to-coast model train show presents hundreds of tables of trains, huge operating exhibits, activities for kids, door...

07/08/2017 - 07/09/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Rubber Ducky Races

Rubber Ducky Races

Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena, CA

11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 8-9. Things will be wacky and quacky at Kidspace this weekend for the 9th annual Rubber Ducky Races. Rubber ducks can...

07/08/2017 - 07/09/2017: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Latin Salsa Festival

Latin Salsa Festival

Pershing Square, L.A., CA

noon-8 p.m. July 8-9. Spice up your weekend living it up with tons of delicious salsas to sample in the Salsa Tasting Tent, live salsa...

07/08/2017 - 07/09/2017: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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12th Annual Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival

12th Annual Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival

Miles Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA

7-9 p.m. July 8, 2-4:30 p.m. July 9. Here's a chance to see the future of cinema. Or at least some teens who are already...

07/08/2017 - 07/09/2017: 7:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Andell Family Sundays

Andell Family Sundays

LACMA, L.A., CA

12:30-3:30 p.m. July 9, 16, 23, 30. This month, youngsters can take a trip to Egypt - at least through art-making. Projects will relate to...

07/09/2017: 12:00 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...

07/09/2017: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Kayaks4Kidz's Free Summer Day Camp

Kayaks4Kidz's Free Summer Day Camp

Mother’s Beach, Marina del Rey, CA

9:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. June 11-Sept. 19. Kayaks 4 Kidz™ is a self-funded, non-profit 501 (C) youth development program that aspires to improve health and well...

07/09/2017: 9:30 am - 1:45 pm

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Barbershop Day at Battleship IOWA

Barbershop Day at Battleship IOWA

Battleship IOWA, San Pedro, CA

By popular demand, the Battleship IOWA barbershop - that's right the ship's actual barbershop - will once again open and hair will be hitting the...

07/09/2017: 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...

07/09/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 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...

07/09/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Play! Exhibit

Play! Exhibit

The Autry National Center of the American West, L.A., California

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. June 18-Jan. 7. The Autry's latest exhibit is all about "play." Featuring a fun selection of toys,...

07/09/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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A Faery Hunt Enchanted Adventure

A Faery Hunt Enchanted Adventure

Crestwood Hills Park, Brentwood, CA

Nickelodeon named A Faery Hunt as the "Best Children's Theater in Los Angeles" You’re invited to take part in this magical musical adventure. A Faery...

07/09/2017: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Bob Baker's Marionettes Present The Circus

Bob Baker's Marionettes Present The Circus

Bob Baker’s Marionette Theater, Los Angeles, California

10:30 a.m. Thurs-Fri., 2:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. June 30-July 23 (no show July 6). The Circus is coming to town! Not just any circus but the...

07/09/2017: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Kristen Cook In Concert

Kristen Cook In Concert

McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA

What's cooking at McCabe's Guitar Shop today? Why, it's Kristen Cook. The locally based children's performer whose folksy tunes and appealing personality have gotten her...

07/09/2017: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Let's Play! Drop-in Family Fun

Let's Play! Drop-in Family Fun

Autry Museum of the American West, L.A., CA

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 20-July 28. The Autry is offering a unique "play-time" as part of its new "Play" exhibit. Museum visitors can play games...

07/09/2017: 10:30 am - 2:30 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...

07/09/2017: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Home: So Different, So Appealing Exhibit

Home: So Different, So Appealing Exhibit

LACMA, L.A., CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thur., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. June 11-Oct. 15. Explore the concept of "home" through the eyes,...

07/09/2017: 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...

07/09/2017: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The Gamble House Special Summer Family Tours

Gamble House, Pasadena, CA

11 a.m.-noon July 9, 16, 23, 30. For a limited time only, the historic Gamble House will be offering four "Family Tours" geared towards younger...

07/09/2017: 11:00 am - 12:00 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...

07/09/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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CNN Presents “The Nineties” at the Pier

Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA

“The Nineties” at the Pier, presented by CNN, is a family-friendly event celebrating all things '90s with fun outdoor screenings of the decade's most emblematic...

07/09/2017: 12:00 pm - 6:00 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...

07/09/2017: 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

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Family Amphitheater Performances: The Neighbor Wakers

Family Amphitheater Performances: The Neighbor Wakers

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., CA

noon, 2 p.m. Hopefully this band won't live up to its name and disturb the Skirball's neighbors. What you will be in store for this...

07/09/2017: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Future Aleppo Exhibit

Future Aleppo Exhibit

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., California

noon–5 p.m. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.–Sun. May 23-Aug. 18. This exhibit might be the smallest in L.A. now - it is just one piece...

07/09/2017: 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...

07/09/2017: 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...

07/09/2017: 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...

07/09/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The Park at the Skirball

The Park at the Skirball

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., California

noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. June 10-Sept. 3. Inspired by the wonderful "Paul Simon: Words & Music" exhibit, this temporary outdoor space offers...

07/09/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Mud Mania

Mud Mania

Rancho Los Cerritos, Long Beach, CA

Take a step back in the past, and into the mud. At Rancho Los Cerritos' annual celebration of its adobe history, guests can get their...

07/09/2017: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Children's Museum at La Habra's Target Free Day

Children's Museum at La Habra's Target Free Day

Children’s Museum at La Habra, La Habra, CA

Families that pop into the Museum today will have a blast as it will be bursting with fun. The day's activities circle around bubbles. There...

07/09/2017: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Kids Club: Fairies and Gnomes

Kids Club: Fairies and Gnomes

South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Peninsula, California

Drop in for an imaginary excursion in the land of magical creatures at this month’s Kids Club program. Grab your map and put on your...

07/09/2017: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, CA

8 p.m. Fri., 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m., 6 p.m. Sun. July 7-23. (no show 2 p.m. July 8, 1 p.m. July 9)....

07/09/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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UCLA Meteorite Gallery

UCLA Meteorite Gallery

UCLA Meteorite Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The UCLA Collection of Meteorites is the largest collection on the West Coast, containing over 2500 samples from about 1500 different meteorites. About 100 of...

07/09/2017: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Chocolate Day at the Zimmer

Chocolate Day at the Zimmer

Zimmer Children’s Museum, L.A.,

Do you like chocolate? Come celebrate Chocolate Day at the Zimmer with sweet and scrumptious chocolate-y treats and crafts!

07/09/2017: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Oklahoma!

Oklahoma!

Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts, Cerritos, CA

8 p.m. June 30, July 7; 2 p.m., 8 p.m. July 1 8; 2 p.m. July 2, 9; 7:30 p.m. July 6. A classic of...

07/09/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Outdoor Art Moves

Outdoor Art Moves

Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, Los Angeles, CA

2 p.m., 2:45 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Connect with art and nature through movement activities at the UCLA Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, which is...

07/09/2017: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Santa Monica Aquarium's Seahorse Exhibit

Santa Monica Aquarium's Seahorse Exhibit

Santa Monica Aquarium, Santa Monica, CA

2-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 12:30-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Seahorse fans should saddle up and ride over to the Santa Monica Aquarium because those unique little fish (yes,...

07/09/2017: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Seussical

Seussical

Morgan-Wixson Theater, Santa Monica,

2 p.m. Sun. June 25-July 23. This fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza has been a hit with audiences since it hit Broadway. Tony winners Lynn Ahrens...

07/09/2017: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Drag Queen Story Hour!

Drag Queen Story Hour!

Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA

Drag Queen Story Hour is a storytime event for children of all ages! Los Angeles' most glittering, magical drag queens, such as featuring Valora von...

07/09/2017: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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I'm Not Famous

I'm Not Famous

The Other Place, Santa Monica Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA

7 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. June 3-July 22. The Santa Monica Playhouse not only extended this show but added a Sunday matinee because grandparents,...

07/09/2017: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Theatricum Botanicum, Topanga, CA

The Botanicum's theater will become a little more enchanting when the company performs Midsummer, its signature production (which will run through Sept. 4). Shakespeare's magical...

07/09/2017: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Aquarium of the Pacific Late Nights

Aquarium of the Pacific Late Nights

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California

5-8 p.m. Sun. June 25 through Sept. 3. Make your summer weekend fun last a little longer by heading to the Aquarium on Sunday evenings....

07/09/2017: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Concerts on the Green

Concerts on the Green

Warner Park, Woodland Hills, CA

6-8 p.m. July 9, 16, 23, 30. Classic rock sounds will reverberate in Warner Park this month. On July 9, Mirage will offer "Visions of...

07/09/2017: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Janss Marketplace Summer Concert

Janss Marketplace Summer Concert

Janss Marketplace, Thousand Oaks, CA

6-8 p.m. June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23. The Janss Marketplace presents a wide range of music styles in...

07/09/2017: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Levitt Pavilion LA: Bob Baker Marionettes

Levitt Pavilion LA: Bob Baker Marionettes

Levitt Pavilion L.A., Los Angeles, CA

A Los Angeles institution, the Bob Baker Marionettes will entertain young and old alike with their charming puppetry performance. Before the show, children can enjoy...

07/09/2017: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Measure For Measure

Measure For Measure

Old Zoo Stage, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA

7 p.m. Wed.-Sun. June 24-July 23. The Independent Shakespeare Company opens its summer season with a dark comedy set in decadent Vienna. Full of surprises...

07/09/2017: 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival: Love's Labour's Lost

Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival: Love's Labour's Lost

Kingsmen Park, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA

8 p.m. Fri.-Sun. June 30 and July 1-2, 7-9 and 14-16. Find out what happens when King of Navarre and his four companions take an...

07/09/2017: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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