Events - Aug 20, 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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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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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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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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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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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...

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

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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...

08/20/2017: 8:00 am - 7:00 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...

08/20/2017: 8:00 am - 1:00 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...

08/20/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 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,...

08/20/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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spcaLA Foster Class

spcaLA Foster Class

spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center, Hawthorne, CA

Whether you have owned a pet before or just thinking about it, you can become a foster parent for a pet - and spcaLA makes...

08/20/2017: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Freckleland In Concert

Freckleland In Concert

McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA

The L.A.-based duo (and long-time friends) Kyler England and Lalo Crane celebrate the idea of "I Can Be Anything!" That is also the name of...

08/20/2017: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Kids Koncert: Mark Lewis

Kids Koncert: Mark Lewis

Theatricum Botanicum, Topanga, CA

Mark Lewis and With his Kids Interactive Theater Ensemble (aka KITE) will entertain youngsters with their smart and imaginative stories and songs.

08/20/2017: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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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,...

08/20/2017: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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A Universal History of Infamy Exhibit

A Universal History of Infamy 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. Aug. 20-Feb. 19. This exhibit's name references a Jorge Luis Borges short...

08/20/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 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...

08/20/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Family Flicks Film Series: The General

Family Flicks Film Series: The General

Hammer Museum, Westwood, CA

One of the greatest comedies ever made, The General tells the story of Johnnie (Buster Keaton), who loves two things: his train and the lovely...

08/20/2017: 11:00 am - 1:00 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...

08/20/2017: 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,...

08/20/2017: 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...

08/20/2017: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Family Garden Workshop

Family Garden Workshop

Hauser & Wirth, L.A., CA

In this hands-on workshop, educators from the Garden School Foundation will offer families some lessons in gardening as well as tips on various aspects of...

08/20/2017: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films Exhibit

Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films Exhibit

Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA

noon-5 p.m. Wed.–Sun. Aug. 20-Jan. 7. More than just advertisements for movies, these posters are captivating artworks in their own right. The exhibit showcases around...

08/20/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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LA Redux: Reduction Linocuts by Dave Lefner Exhibit

LA Redux: Reduction Linocuts by Dave Lefner Exhibit

Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA

noon-5 p.m. Wed.–Sun. Aug. 20-Jan. 7. L.A. native Dave Lefner is one of the country's top artists in the time-consuming and relatively lost field of...

08/20/2017: 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...

08/20/2017: 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...

08/20/2017: 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...

08/20/2017: 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,...

08/20/2017: 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...

08/20/2017: 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...

08/20/2017: 1:00 pm - 4:00 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,...

08/20/2017: 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,...

08/20/2017: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Zimmer Sunday Family Program: Gyotaku Print Making

Zimmer Sunday Family Program: Gyotaku Print Making

Zimmer Children’s Museum, L.A., CA

In the Zimmer's Art Studio, children can try their hands at the traditional Japanese art of Gyotaku or fish printing (but not with real fish,...

08/20/2017: 2:00 pm - 4:00 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...

08/20/2017: 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...

08/20/2017: 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....

08/20/2017: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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JAM Session in the City of San Fernando

JAM Session in the City of San Fernando

San Fernando Recreation Park, San Fernando , CA

5 p.m. Aug. 20, 27. You can dance away your Sunday nights with the help of the JAM Sessions. On Aug. 20, Contra-Tiempo will show...

08/20/2017: 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...

08/20/2017: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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West Hollywood's Summer Sounds Series

West Hollywood's Summer Sounds Series

Kings Road Park, West Hollywood, CA

Nutty brings its hard-swingin’ “Jetsetter Jazz” to Kings Road Park.  An octet of “swank jazzniks,” fronted by crooner Sonny Moon, Nutty put their own "Jetsetter Jazz" spin to classic...

08/20/2017: 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....

08/20/2017: 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...

08/20/2017: 6:00 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...

08/20/2017: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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