Events - Aug 5, 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.

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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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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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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Ventura County Fair

Ventura County Fair

Ventura Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA

11 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 2-13. Going on its 142nd year, the Ventura County Fair certainly is “Rooted in Tradition,” as is its 2017 theme. The...

08/02/2017 - 08/13/2017: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Photo reMix L.A.

Photo reMix L.A.

Getty Center, L.A., CA

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 3-5, Aug. 10, 12. Join in the Getty's celebration of artist David Hockney's 80th birthday by participating in this drop-in communal...

08/03/2017 - 08/05/2017: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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The Lion King Sing-Along

The Lion King Sing-Along

El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, CA

10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. Aug. 4-10, 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. Aug. 11-20. The El Capitan will be asking "Can...

08/04/2017 - 08/20/2017: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Newsies: The Broadway Musical Screening

Newsies: The Broadway Musical Screening

El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, CA

7 p.m., 10:25 p.m. Aug. 4-5, 7 p.m. Aug. 6-9. Fathom Events and Disney Theatrical Group will present a special encore screening of this theatrical...

08/04/2017 - 08/09/2017: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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Shakespeare: A Celebration Exhibit

Shakespeare: A Celebration Exhibit

Kwan Fong Art Gallery, Thousand Oaks, CA

8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat. June 9-Sept. 28. In collaboration with London's Bankside Gallery, the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture presents an exhibition celebrating...

08/05/2017: All Day

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CMA's Monthly Beach Cleanup

CMA's Monthly Beach Cleanup

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro, California

Come out and help Cabrillo Marine Aquarium's educators keep their Coastal Park clean and eco-friendly. You can also assist in collecting and categorizing the various...

08/05/2017: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

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Kids Fishing Rodeo

Kids Fishing Rodeo

Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier, Long Beach, CA

Grab your rod and reel, kids! It's time for the 64th annual Kids Fishing Rodeo. Open to youngsters 16 years and younger can compete for...

08/05/2017: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Saturday Restoration at Madrona Marsh

Saturday Restoration at Madrona Marsh

Madrona Marsh Preserve, San Pedro, CA

Volunteering with your kids is a great way to teach them to be good stewards of the planet as well as the importance of giving...

08/05/2017: 8:45 am - 12:00 pm

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Living History Flying Day: F4U Corsair

Living History Flying Day: F4U Corsair

Planes of Fame Air Museum, Chino, CA

Planes of Fame Air Museum's monthly Living History Flying Day spotlights the Vought F4U-1A Corsair. The morning begins with a  speaker panel of distinguished aviation...

08/05/2017: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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A Day at the Beach: Beach Clean-Up & Free Aquarium Admission

A Day at the Beach: Beach Clean-Up & Free Aquarium Admission

Heal The Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, Santa Monica, CA

Join First 5 LA for a fun-filled day at the beach with Heal the Bay and the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium! The day begins with...

08/05/2017: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Big World Fun: TAIKOPROJECT

Big World Fun: TAIKOPROJECT

Ford Theatres, Hollywood, CA

With their fresh approach to traditional Japanese taiko drumming,TAIKOPROJECT’s high energy show is pure fun. Between songs, these powerful percussionists will share taiko history, explore...

08/05/2017: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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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...

08/05/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Hot Wheels Garage

Hot Wheels Garage

Automobile Driving Museum, El Segundo, CA

Hot Wheels Garage features displays of life-size cars and numerous Hot Wheels tracks and cars to race with. In addition, a face painter and balloon...

08/05/2017: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Kids Craft Class

Kids Craft Class

Dockweiler Youth Center, Playa del Rey, CA

Kids can have a creative morning while also going to the beach. This free "Make It and Take It" class is for kids 12 years...

08/05/2017: 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...

08/05/2017: 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,...

08/05/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The Annual Encino Preschool Fair

The Annual Encino Preschool Fair

St Nicholas Episcopal Church, Encino, CA

At this resource fair, designed especially for families in Encino, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Tarzana and surrounding communities, you can get to know the top...

08/05/2017: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Brandon's Buddies Play Date

Brandon's Buddies Play Date

Brandon’s Village, Gates Canyon Park, Calabasas, CA

This free kids club for children with and without disabilities and their families meets monthly at a fully-accessible playground. Brandon's Buddies gives children with disabilities...

08/05/2017: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Ilene Cohen Puppet Theater

Ilene Cohen Puppet Theater

Children’s Book World, West L.A., CA

Ilene Cohen and her puppet friends will entertain youngsters with stories to tickle their funny bones. Ages 3-7.

08/05/2017: 10:30 am - 11:00 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...

08/05/2017: 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,...

08/05/2017: 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...

08/05/2017: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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ScareLA

ScareLA

LA Convention Center, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 5, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 6. If you're a fan of Halloween, there's no need to wait until October 31st! Come...

08/05/2017 - 08/06/2017: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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The Gamble House "Upstairs Downstairs" Tours

The Gamble House "Upstairs Downstairs" Tours

The Gamble House, Pasadena, CA

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., noon-3 p.m. Sun. July 27-Aug. 13. For a limited time this summer, the Gamble House will again open its servants’ quarters...

08/05/2017: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Family Amphitheater Performance: Adrinka

Family Amphitheater Performance: Adrinka

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., CA

noon, 2 p.m. The West African–Ghanaian fusion ensemble Adrinkra will get you on your feet with their high-energy music. Formed by Nani Agbeli in 2017, the L.A.-based band combines...

08/05/2017: 12:00 pm - 3:30 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...

08/05/2017: 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...

08/05/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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OC Fair

OC Fair

OC Fair, Costa Mesa, CA

noon-12 a.m. Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-12 a.m. Sat.-Sun. (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) July 14–Aug. 13. Fair visitor are invited to enjoy "Farm Fresh Fun." The popular...

08/05/2017: 12:00 pm - 11:30 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...

08/05/2017: 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...

08/05/2017: 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...

08/05/2017: 12:00 pm - 1:00 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...

08/05/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Annie Oakley and The Princess Café

Annie Oakley and The Princess Café

Santa Monica Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA

2 p.m. Sat., 12:30 p.m. Sun. July 15-Sept. 24. In this heart-warming rhythm and boos musical comedy melodrama, the legendary Annie Oakley comes back to...

08/05/2017: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Back to School Runway Fashion Show at The Shops at Montebello

Back to School Runway Fashion Show at The Shops at Montebello

The Shops At Montebello, Montebello, CA

Shoppers are invited to a Runway Fashion Show happening in Center Court. The show will feature a panel of fashion experts and a special appearance...

08/05/2017: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Kids Club: Recycling Adventure

Kids Club: Recycling Adventure

South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Peninsula, California

Stop by for some family adventure in this month’s Kids Club program, devoted to recycling! Visit four mission stations and climb inside the Milk Jug...

08/05/2017: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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The 11th Annual Young Artist Project

The 11th Annual Young Artist Project

La Mirada Theatre, La Mirada, CA

This is the only project of its kind that puts 8 strangers together with just 14 days to create, produce, and present an evening of...

08/05/2017: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Ahmanson Theatre, L.A., CA

8 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sun. Aug. 2-Sept. 10. The Tony Award-winning play, adapted by Simon Stephens from...

08/05/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Pierson Playhouse, Pacific Palisades, CA

7 p.m.  July 28, Aug. 3-4; 2 p.m., 5 p.m. July 29, Aug. 5; 2 p.m. July 30, Aug. 6. Theatre Palisades Youth production of...

08/05/2017: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Born for This: The Musical

Born for This: The Musical

Broad Stage, Santa Monica,

7:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. July 11-Aug. 6 (previews July 12-19). BeBe and CeCe Winans are among America's top gospel singers. They...

08/05/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 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,...

08/05/2017: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Sister Act

Sister Act

James Armstrong Theatre, Torrance, CA

8 p.m. Aug. 5, 12, 18-19; 2 p.m. Aug. 6, 13. The Torrance Theatre Company presents this musical that features music by the award-winning composer...

08/05/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Abraham and Sarah

Abraham and Sarah

LifeHouse Theatre, Redlands, CA

7:30 p.m. Fri., 2:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sat., 2:15 Sun. July 15-Aug. 13. This world premiere musical tells the story of Abram and Sarai as...

08/05/2017: 2:15 pm - 9:30 pm

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Robin Mellom Launch Party and Book Signing

Robin Mellom Launch Party and Book Signing

Children’s Book World, West L.A., CA

Celebrate the publication of Robin Mellom’s two new books! In the delightful new picture book Hannah Sparkles: A Friend Through Rain or Shine, Hannah is...

08/05/2017: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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Channel Islands Harbor Presents Concerts by the Sea

Channel Islands Harbor Presents Concerts by the Sea

Peninsula Park, Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, Calif.

4-6 p.m. Sat. July 1-26. Channel Islands Harbor is holding its Concerts by the Sea on Saturdays afternoons this summer. The lineup is July 1:...

08/05/2017: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Garden Concerts for Kids: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Garden Concerts for Kids: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Getty Center, L.A., CA

4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 5-6. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo might not be a secret anymore now that the rapid-fire rhymer has won a Grammy Award for...

08/05/2017 - 08/06/2017: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Checkmate! Chess at the Museum

Checkmate! Chess at the Museum

Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

5-7:30 p.m. Aug. 5-Sept. 30. On Saturday evenings, the Norton Simon Sculpture Garden will be populated with knights, kings, queens and bishops. That is because...

08/05/2017: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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The Frog Spot Music Series

The Frog Spot Music Series

The Frog Spot, L.A., CA

The Friends of the Los Angeles River’s outreach center The Frog Spot will present live music on Saturdays in July. There will also be a...

08/05/2017: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Colorful Girl in a Colorful World

Colorful Girl in a Colorful World

Essentia Santa Monica, SANTA MONICA, CA

Autumn Flynn Art will be collaborating with Essentia for a unique and abstract art fulfilled event! Join us for music, refreshments and awesome art!

08/05/2017: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Phantom Cabaret: A Benefit Gala Supporting Arts Education

The Phantom Cabaret: A Benefit Gala Supporting Arts Education

La Mirada Theatre, La Mirada, CA

In this unique theatrical benefit, the audiences joins the show on the stage for an incredible, up-close cabaret performance, silent auction, and dinner - all...

08/05/2017: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Pacific Festival Ballet Summer Dance Series

Pacific Festival Ballet Summer Dance Series

Scherr Forum Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, CA

The Pacific Festival Ballet presents a pair of pieces in this appearance. Kaleidoscope is an unplugged version of Pacific Festival Ballet that features a classical/contemporary...

08/05/2017: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Two Gentlemen of Verona

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Old Zoo Stage, Griffith Park, L.A., CA

7 p.m. Wed.-Sun. July 29-Sept. 3. Two Gentlemen of Verona was the Independent Shakespeare Company's first free summer Shakespeare performance back in 2004. They say...

08/05/2017: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival: Julius Caesar

Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival: Julius Caesar

Kingsmen Park, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA

8 p.m. Fri.-Sun. July 21-23, 27-30, Aug. 4-6. The Kingsmen Shakespeare wraps up its 21st season on a more serious note by doing one of...

08/05/2017: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Marina Movie Night

Marina Movie Night

Burton Chace Park, Marina del Rey, California

8 p.m. July 8, 22, Aug. 5, 19. Enjoy a oceanside night at the movies! Chace Park will show a quartet of family-friendly movies this...

08/05/2017: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Movies On The Green

Movies On The Green

Warner Park, Woodland Hills,

8-10 p.m. July 22, 29, Aug. 5, 12, 19. Warner Park again is the place to be on Saturday nights if you are looking for...

08/05/2017: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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