Events - Aug 13, 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, Sylmar, 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 walk...

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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Titanic in Photographs: The Exhibition

Titanic in Photographs: The Exhibition

Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA

11 a.m.-6 p.m. through July 31, 2018. One great ship is saluting another in this exhibit. On display at the Queen Mary is nearly 100...

06/01/2017 - 07/31/2018: 11:00 am - 6:00 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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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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Crayola Presents Dandelion’s Retirement Tour

Crayola Presents Dandelion’s Retirement Tour

Target Stores, Los Angeles Area, CA

Before Crayola retires the color dandelion, they are sending the crayon Dan. D on the road to say goodbye to his fans. This weekend you...

08/12/2017 - 08/13/2017: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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World Elephant Day Weekend

World Elephant Day Weekend

L.A. Zoo, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 12-13. In honor of Aug. 12 being World Elephant Day, the Los Angeles Zoo presents visitors with a weekend to explore...

08/12/2017 - 08/13/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Reptile Super Show

Reptile Super Show

Fairplex, Pomona, CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 13. Lizards, frogs, snakes and a wild range of rare and unique critters will be found...

08/12/2017 - 08/13/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Garden Concerts for Kids: Dan Zanes

Garden Concerts for Kids: Dan Zanes

Getty Center, L.A., CA

4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 12-13. The Grammy Award-winning musician, who has been revitalizing traditional folk songs for families since 2000, visits the Getty Garden this weekend....

08/12/2017 - 08/13/2017: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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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...

08/13/2017: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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CicLAvia

CicLAvia

Wilmington to San Pedro, Wilmington, CA

CicLAvia lands in the South Bay, with a 7-mile route covering Wilmington and San Pedro. There will be four main hubs: Banning Park Hub, Wilmington...

08/13/2017: 9:00 am - 4:00 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...

08/13/2017: 9:30 am - 1:45 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...

08/13/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Clear The Shelters Pre-Events

Clear The Shelters Pre-Events

Southern California, L.A., CA

NBC4 and Telemundo 52 have teamed up for the third year to present Clear The Shelters, which aims to give shelter pets a loving home....

08/13/2017: 10:00 am - 2:00 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,...

08/13/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Sunday Fun Day at Swordplay

Sunday Fun Day at Swordplay

Swordplay LA, Burbank, CA

Children can experience a morning of sword fighting and fencing fun Kids ages 5-8 will be working with different themes each week (like Star Wars,...

08/13/2017: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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826LA@Hammer: Celebrating Our Stories with Language

826LA@Hammer: Celebrating Our Stories with Language

Hammer Museum, Westwood, CA

What are the words that make you think of home? What are the names of people and places from your history? In this writing workshop,...

08/13/2017: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage Exhibition

Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage Exhibition

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. July 31-Jan. 7. This exhibit showcases the lesser known side of Marc...

08/13/2017: 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...

08/13/2017: 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,...

08/13/2017: 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...

08/13/2017: 11:00 am - 4:00 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...

08/13/2017: 11:00 am - 1:00 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...

08/13/2017: 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

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Family Amphitheater Performance: Marizane

Family Amphitheater Performance: Marizane

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., CA

noon, 2 p.m. Retro indie rock group Marizane wraps up this summer's music series at the Skirball in their own unique way. Led by songwriter/instrumentalist Todd Jaegar...

08/13/2017: 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...

08/13/2017: 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...

08/13/2017: 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. through Sept. 3. In collaboration with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the...

08/13/2017: 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...

08/13/2017: 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...

08/13/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Andell Family Sundays

Andell Family Sundays

LACMA, L.A., CA

12:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27. Art is in bloom at this month's drop-in workshop. Just as flowers have inspired all around the globe,...

08/13/2017: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Nesta Steel Drum Band Performance

Nesta Steel Drum Band Performance

Kidspace Museum, Pasadena, CA

A cool Caribbean breeze will waft through Kidspace, inspired by the delightful music created by the Nesta Steel Drum Band. The Santa Clarita-based group is...

08/13/2017: 1:00 pm - 2:00 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...

08/13/2017: 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...

08/13/2017: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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A CraftLab Workshop: Mini Weavings with Mimi Haddon

A CraftLab Workshop: Mini Weavings with Mimi Haddon

Craft and Folk Art Museum, L.A., CA

In this drop-in workshop, fiber artist Mimi Haddon will explore the world of fiber arts and experiment with yarn, rope and fibers. She will show...

08/13/2017: 1:30 pm - 3:30 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,...

08/13/2017: 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...

08/13/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Zimmer Sunday Family Program: Prepare To Get Messy!

Zimmer Sunday Family Program: Prepare To Get Messy!

Zimmer Children’s Museum, L.A., CA

Goop, Gak, and Oobleck! Today you can get your hands sticky and explore different icky textures! Make your own batch and grab a recipe card...

08/13/2017: 2:00 pm - 4:00 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...

08/13/2017: 2:15 pm - 9:30 pm

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Grand Performances: Peter And The Wolf

Grand Performances: Peter And The Wolf

Grand Performances, California Plaza, L.A., CA

3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. July 30, Aug, 6, 13, 20. Families can encounter four different interpretations of Peter and The Wolf at Grand Performances. On...

08/13/2017: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Alicia In Arroyoland

Alicia In Arroyoland

Audubon Center At Debs Park, L.A., CA

3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Aug. 12-13, 19-20. The Arroyo Arts Collective and the Highland Park-based Teatro Arroyo present the world premiere of this community-based bilingual...

08/13/2017: 3:30 pm - 7:00 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....

08/13/2017: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Jazz on the Lawn Summer Concert Series

Jazz on the Lawn Summer Concert Series

Gandara Park, Santa Monica, CA

The Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series returns for its 12th season in the newly renamed Gandara Park (formerly Stewart Street Park). The community...

08/13/2017: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Concerts On The Green

Concerts On The Green

Warner Park, Woodland Hills, CA

6-8 p.m. Aug. 6, 13, 20. Three different styles of rock music will be saluted in August. You'll shout "long live rock!" on Aug. 6....

08/13/2017: 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...

08/13/2017: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Levitt Pavilion LA presents Jazzy Ash

Levitt Pavilion LA presents Jazzy Ash

Levitt Pavilion L.A., MacArthur Park, L.A., CA

Family can enjoy a jazzy evening in MacArthur Park listening to the New Orleans-inspired music of Jazzy Ash and her band, the Leaping Lizards. They...

08/13/2017: 6:30 pm - 8:00 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...

08/13/2017: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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