Events - Aug 19, 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: 3:00 pm - 8:00 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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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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MagicMania

MagicMania

Colony Theatre, Burbank, CA

8 p.m. Aug. 17-18, 3 p.m., 8 p.m. Aug. 19, 3 p.m. Aug. 20. This immersive four-day, festival of magic showcases a rotating roster of more...

08/17/2017 - 08/20/2017: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Shakespeare By The Sea

Shakespeare By The Sea

Point Fermin Park, San Pedro, CA

Shakespeare by the Sea closes the curtain on its 20th season by performing this summer's two plays on two consecutive nights. They will do the...

08/18/2017 - 08/19/2017: 8:00 pm - 10:00 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...

08/19/2017: All Day

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Nisei Week

Nisei Week

Little Toyko, L.A., CA

various times, Aug. 19-20, 26-27. For the 77th year, Nisei Week will be celebrated in the Little Toyota neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles. The festival's...

08/19/2017: 8:00 am - 7:00 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...

08/19/2017: 8:45 am - 12:00 pm

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Tiki Beach Festival

Tiki Beach Festival

Alfredo’s Beach Club, Long Beach, CA

9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 20. Visit this Polynesian-themed paradise this weekend and enjoy the 17th annual Tiki Beach Festival. The...

08/19/2017 - 08/20/2017: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Aquatots: 123…Countin’ in the Sea

Aquatots: 123…Countin’ in the Sea

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

This class helps to introduce youngsters to marine life. Today's class has a counting theme. Participants can create a fun, ocean–themed craft, go on a...

08/19/2017: 10:00 am - 11:30 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...

08/19/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Clear The Shelters

Clear The Shelters

Southern California, Los Angeles, 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....

08/19/2017: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Growing Up on Millionaire's Row: Fenyes Mansion Tours for Youth

Growing Up on Millionaire's Row: Fenyes Mansion Tours for Youth

Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena, CA

Imagine the experience of a child in the year 1910 on Pasadena’s famed “Millionaire’s Row.” On this special tour, youngsters will meet the family that...

08/19/2017: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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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...

08/19/2017: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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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,...

08/19/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The 11th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair

The 11th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Voted “One of LA’s Five Best Annual Book Festivals,” this free family-friendly event features speakers, panels, book signings, storytellers, artists, authors and celebrities. Kids can...

08/19/2017: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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A Faery Hunt's Musical A Mermaid's Tail at the Arboretum

A Faery Hunt's Musical A Mermaid's Tail at the Arboretum

L.A. County Arboretum, Arcadia, CA

Nickelodeon named A Faery Hunt the "Best Children's Theater in Los Angeles." Come see why as they perform amongst the gardens and exotic peacocks at...

08/19/2017: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Stacey Alysson Yoga Fun

Stacey Alysson Yoga Fun

Children’s Book World, West L.A., CA

Join local yoga instructor Stacey Alysson for a kid’s introduction to yoga!  Her charming new children’s yoga book Parker Pig Goes to Yoga is aimed...

08/19/2017: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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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...

08/19/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Family Day: Art for Good

Family Day: Art for Good

Hammer Museum, Westwood, CA

Art is a powerful tool for social change. Speak up for yourself and others in an afternoon of artist workshops, music, and other creative endeavors.

08/19/2017: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Family Fundays: The Legends of King Arthur

Family Fundays: The Legends of King Arthur

Theatricumm Botanicum, Topanga, CA

Kids will have a royal time at this interactive performance that relives the adventures of Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table....

08/19/2017: 11:00 am - 12:00 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...

08/19/2017: 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,...

08/19/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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National Aviation Day at The Proud Bird

National Aviation Day at The Proud Bird

The Proud Bird, Los Angeles, CA

Aviation enthusiasts and food lovers alike can come together and celebrate National Aviation Day today at the newly renovated The Proud Bird! On display will...

08/19/2017: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Natsumatsuri Family Festival

Natsumatsuri Family Festival

Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, California

The Japanese American National Museum's annual summer celebration features Japanese and Japanese American performances, crafts, and activities. Some of the fabulous festivities include a scavenger...

08/19/2017: 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...

08/19/2017: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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YoYoElastiCheer Open House

YoYoElastiCheer Open House

YoYo ElastiCheer, Van Nuys, CA

Families are invited to tour the facilities and meet the staff. There will be free refreshments and a prize drawing. Free trial classes, including "Stretch...

08/19/2017: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Kids Club Back-to-School Event: Drill Team Dance Off

The Shops At Montebello, Montebello, CA

The Shops at Montebello is hosting a Kids Club Back-to-School event with a special Drill Team Dance Off in Center Court. During the event, high...

08/19/2017: 12:00 pm - 1:30 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...

08/19/2017: 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. Oct. 29 through Feb. 27. In collaboration with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory...

08/19/2017: 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...

08/19/2017: 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...

08/19/2017: 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...

08/19/2017: 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...

08/19/2017: 12:30 pm - 3:30 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...

08/19/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Family Day: World Travelers

Family Day: World Travelers

Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

Grab a passport and travel to Paris, Rome and Kerala. Take in the view at the Pont des Arts, people watch at St. Peter’s Basilica...

08/19/2017: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace

Odyssey Theatre , West L.A., CA

8 p.m. Aug. 18, 25-26; Sept. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, Oct. 6-7; 5 p.m. Aug. 20; 2 p.m. Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 10, 17,...

08/19/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 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...

08/19/2017: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Salt Marsh Open House

Salt Marsh Open House

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro, CA

Spend some time soaking in the sights, sounds and splendor of the Cabrillo Beach’s Salinas de San Pedro wetlands environs. CMA Educators and volunteers will...

08/19/2017: 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,...

08/19/2017: 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...

08/19/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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The Not So Secret Society Book Launch & Graphic Novel Workshop

The Not So Secret Society Book Launch & Graphic Novel Workshop

Children’s Book World, West L.A., CA

Meet the creators of the new middle-grade graphic novel, The Not So Secret Society! Trevor Crafts, Ellen Crafts, Arlene Daley, and Matt Daley will talk to...

08/19/2017: 2:30 pm - 3:30 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...

08/19/2017: 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Animal Farm

Animal Farm

Theatricum Botanicum, Topanga, CA

7:30 p.m. Aug. 19, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 12, 26. George Orwell's sharp satire examines about the corrupting influence of power through the fall of idealism...

08/19/2017: 3:30 pm - 9:30 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:...

08/19/2017: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Garden Concerts for Kids: Sonia De Los Santos

Garden Concerts for Kids: Sonia De Los Santos

Getty Center, L.A., CA

4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 19-20. The Mexico-born, NYC-based Sonia De Los Santos first made her mark on the children's music scene when she became part of...

08/19/2017 - 08/20/2017: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt

The Getty Center, L.A., CA

Follow in the footsteps of young wizards in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and...

08/19/2017: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Jess Penner's "Imagination" Family Concert

Jess Penner's "Imagination" Family Concert

Crescenta Valley Church, La Crescenta, CA

Jess Penner and her band will debut songs from her new family music release "Imagination" at this free, all-ages concert. Penner will be performing several...

08/19/2017: 4:30 pm - 6:00 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. 16. On Saturday evenings, the Norton Simon Sculpture Garden will be populated with knights, kings, queens and bishops. That is because...

08/19/2017: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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KX: Kore-Angelino Experience & Exchange

KX: Kore-Angelino Experience & Exchange

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

5 p.m. Aug. 19-20. Levitt Pavilion LA will be the location for this community festival that incorporates food, shopping, music and other live entertainment into...

08/19/2017 - 08/20/2017: 5:00 pm - 8:00 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 into September. There will also be a...

08/19/2017: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Makerspace Open House

Makerspace Open House

reDiscover Center, Culver City, CA

5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 19, 21, 30. Come check out all the new classes, equipment, and activities at reDiscover Center. Try out the kid-friendly, tools-heavy makerspace. Explore...

08/19/2017: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Night Hike

Night Hike

Madrona Marsh Preserve, Torrance, CA

Take a guided walk on the Preserve as the sun sets. On this unique walk, you can listen and look for species that only come...

08/19/2017: 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...

08/19/2017: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Gershwin & Friends

Gershwin & Friends

LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia, CA

At tonight's Pasadena Pops' Summer Series concert, Michael Feinstein delivers treasures from his personal archives, such as ” Someone to Watch Over Me,” “I Got...

08/19/2017: 7:30 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...

08/19/2017: 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...

08/19/2017: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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