Events - Aug 26, 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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Fiesta La Ballona

Fiesta La Ballona

Veterans Park, Culver City, CA

4:30-10 p.m. Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 26, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 27. Culver City's popular "Party in the Park" will be a little...

08/25/2017 - 08/27/2017: 11:00 am - 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...

08/26/2017: All Day

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Los Angeles City Birthday Celebration

Los Angeles City Birthday Celebration

El Pueblo Historical Monument, L.A., CA

There may be no better place to celebrate the city's 236th birthday than the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument. The founding of Los...

08/26/2017: 6:00 am - 1:00 pm

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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...

08/26/2017: 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...

08/26/2017: 8:45 am - 12:00 pm

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Guided Nature Walk

Guided Nature Walk

White Point Nature Preserve, San Pedro, CA

Visit White Point Nature Preserve and attend this naturalist-guided hike. Enjoy coastal views and learn more about the plants, animals, restoration area and more! Meet...

08/26/2017: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Shore Fishing Class

Shore Fishing Class

Dockweiler Youth Center, Playa del Rey, CA

Get a few lessons in the art of fishing, courtesy of the Department of Beaches and Harbors. Fishing poles and bait will be provided at...

08/26/2017: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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Early Learner Program: Garden Buds

Early Learner Program: Garden Buds

Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena, CA

Trees and shrubs will be the topic of  today's class. Budding botanists will plant in the Harvest Corner, create art with nature, and practice scientific...

08/26/2017: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Family Friendly Kitchen Prep Days

Family Friendly Kitchen Prep Days

L.A. Kitchen, L.A., CA

L.A. Kitchen hosts a morning of kid-friendly kitchen activities and prepping (sans knives) reclaimed fruits and vegetables that will get transformed into healthy meals to...

08/26/2017: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Brick Fest Live

Brick Fest Live

Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA

10 a.m.-2 p.m., 2-6 p.m. Aug. 26-27. This lovefest for LEGO fans is stacked with over 10 interactive attractions, multiple original LEGO displays, and several...

08/26/2017 - 08/27/2017: 10:00 am - 6:00 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...

08/26/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 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...

08/26/2017: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Madrona Marsh Nature Walk

Madrona Marsh Nature Walk

Madrona Marsh Preserve, San Pedro, CA

On this docent-led walk on the Preserve, families can learn about the history of Madrona Marsh. Look and listen for resident and migrant species visiting...

08/26/2017: 10:00 am - 12:00 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,...

08/26/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Spencer Makenzie’s End of Summer Block Party

Spencer Makenzie’s End of Summer Block Party

Spencer Mackenzie’s Fish Co., Ventura, CA

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 26-27. Spencer Makenzie’s, the popular Ventura seafood restaurant, will host the nation’s largest cornhole tournament as part of its 8th annual End...

08/26/2017 - 08/27/2017: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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A Faery Hunt and Fairy Birthday Party!

A Faery Hunt and Fairy Birthday Party!

Fern Dell, Griffith Park, L.A., CA

Come and join the faery folke on an interactive, imaginative quest for the Fairy Royalty. Following the morning show will be a birthday party for...

08/26/2017: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Kids on Stage Creative Dramatics Class

Kids on Stage Creative Dramatics Class

Children’s Book World, West L.A., CA

Kids On Stage, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, will make a special visit to Children's Book World today. The award-winning performing arts company will...

08/26/2017: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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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...

08/26/2017: 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...

08/26/2017: 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...

08/26/2017: 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,...

08/26/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 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...

08/26/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Janss Marketplace Kids Fun Zone

Janss Marketplace Kids Fun Zone

Janns Marketplace, Thousand Oaks, CA

On the last Saturday of the month, children can enjoy doing craft projects and cool activities at the Kids Fun Zone. New this year is...

08/26/2017: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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L.A. Taco Fest

L.A. Taco Fest

Grand Park, L.A., CA

Benefitting the non-profit Jovenes, Inc., Grand Park and Jovenes present the L.A. Taco Fest, which showcases over 30 taco vendors from all around Los Angeles. Besides...

08/26/2017: 12:00 pm - 8:00 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...

08/26/2017: 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...

08/26/2017: 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...

08/26/2017: 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...

08/26/2017: 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...

08/26/2017: 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...

08/26/2017: 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...

08/26/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:00 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,...

08/26/2017: 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,...

08/26/2017: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

LifeHouse Theatre, Riverside, CA

7:30 p.m. Fri., 2:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sat., 2:15 p.m. Aug. 26-Sept. 24. There's a new Phantom of the Opera in the house. The LifeHouse...

08/26/2017: 2:15 pm - 9:30 pm

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Author Appearance: Lorri Horn

Author Appearance: Lorri Horn

Children’s Book World, Los Angeles, CA

Join Lorri Horn as she launches her new book, Dewey Fairchild Parent Problem Solver. In this book, which has already received a starred Kirkus review,...

08/26/2017: 2:30 pm - 4:30 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...

08/26/2017: 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Barks And Brews

Barks And Brews

Outlets at San Clemente, San Clemente, CA

The Outlets at San Clemente will again celebrate National Dog Day with a special event for humans and canines to enjoy. The festivities will include...

08/26/2017: 4:00 pm - 7:00 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:...

08/26/2017: 4:00 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...

08/26/2017: 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 into September. There will also be a...

08/26/2017: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Farm Dinner at the Ranch

Farm Dinner at the Ranch

Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA

Spend an evening of fine dining in the gardens of the historic Rancho Los Alamitos. Hors d’oeuvres can be enjoyed on the lovely Geranium Walk,...

08/26/2017: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Cardboard Yacht Regatta

Cardboard Yacht Regatta

Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica, CA

What can you make out of corrugated cardboard and duct tape? How about a water-worthy vessel? Here is your chance to build and decorate your...

08/26/2017: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Knott's Berry Farm's Coaster Campout

Knott's Berry Farm's Coaster Campout

Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA

Knott's Berry Farm offers families to the opportunity to camp out for a night in the park's picnic center at this fundraiser for the Boys...

08/26/2017 - 08/27/2017: 7:00 pm - 10:00 am

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Marina del Rey's Summer Concert Series: Pop Saturdays

Marina del Rey's Summer Concert Series: Pop Saturdays

Burton Chase Park, Marina del Rey, CA

7-9 p.m. July 15, 29, Aug. 12, 16. The series may be entitled "Pop Saturdays," but the lineup is an extremely interesting, impressively adventurous lineup...

08/26/2017: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Twilight Program at Eaton Canyon Nature Center

Twilight Program at Eaton Canyon Nature Center

Eaton Canyon Nature Center, Pasadena, CA

Eaton Canyon Nature Center welcomes the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team as special guests for its first Twilight Program of the summer. The team,...

08/26/2017: 7:00 pm - 8:30 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...

08/26/2017: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Summer of Sound: GLOW/TOWN

Summer of Sound: GLOW/TOWN

Beckman Mall Lawn, Caltech, Pasadena, CA

MUSE/IQUE, the Pasadena’s non-profit counter-conventional orchestra known for its one-of-a-kind performances that combine music, dance, theater, literature and fine arts, salutes Motown during its Summer...

08/26/2017: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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In The Cosmos

In The Cosmos

John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, Hollywood, CA

WordTheatre takes you on a wild ride through the universe, from creation myths to the Big Bang to black holes to alien life forms. Created,...

08/26/2017: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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