Events - Sep 9, 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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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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Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo

Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo

Long Beach Convention Center (Pine Ave. Entrance), Long Beach, CA

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 7-8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m Sept. 9. Sellers, buyers and fans of coin, currency, stamp and sport collectibles will converge at the...

09/07/2017 - 09/09/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Disney's “Dream Big, Princess” Movie Series

Disney's “Dream Big, Princess” Movie Series

El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, CA

10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. Sept. 8-Oct. 1. As part of its “Dream Big, Princess” initiative, Disney will screen a special collection...

09/08/2017 - 10/01/2017: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Portuguese Bend National Horse Show

Ernie Howlett Park, Rolling Hills Estates, CA

This major fundraising event for Peninsula Committee Children's Hospital  will benefit The Associates Endowed Chair for the Chief of the Children’s Orthopaedic Center and The...

09/08/2017 - 09/10/2017: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Long Beach Lobster Festival

Long Beach Lobster Festival

Rainbow Lagoon, Long Beach, CA

5-10 p.m. Sept. 8, noon-10 p.m. Sept. 9-10. Rainbow Lagoon will be loaded with Maine lobsters this weekend, as well as with lobster lovers. Before...

09/08/2017 - 09/10/2017: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Oxnard Jazz Festival

Oxnard Jazz Festival

Oxnard State Beach Park, Oxnard, CA

3-10 p.m. Sept. 8, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sept. 9, 2-6 p.m. Sept. 10. The 2nd annual Oxnard Jazz Festival brings together art, culture and, of...

09/08/2017 - 09/10/2017: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Sleepover at the Natural History Museum

Sleepover at the Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

It's "A Night at the Museum" in real life! Children can become a nighttime paleontologist, solve the mysteries of the Museum, or travel back as...

09/08/2017 - 09/09/2017: 6:00 pm - 9:00 am

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Hollywood Bowl Fireworks Finale: The Muppets Take the Bowl

Hollywood Bowl Fireworks Finale: The Muppets Take the Bowl

Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA

8 p.m. Sept. 8-9, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10. The Muppets hit the big stage - the Hollywood Bowl! Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear,...

09/08/2017 - 09/10/2017: 7:30 pm - 10:30 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...

09/09/2017: All Day

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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...

09/09/2017: 8:45 am - 12:00 pm

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LoveBug & Me Music Fall Demo Class

LoveBug & Me Music Fall Demo Class

Outside The Box OTB, Woodland Hills, CA

Register now for a free intro class to get a sneak peak into the 10-week Fall Series: ABCs & 123s! Share the magic of learning...

09/09/2017: 9:15 am - 10:30 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...

09/09/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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LoveBug & Me Music Free Fall Demo Class

LoveBug & Me Music Free Fall Demo Class

The Cradle Company, Pasadena, CA

Register now for a free intro class to get a sneak peak into their 10-week Fall Series: ABCs & 123s. Share the magic of learning...

09/09/2017: 10:00 am - 10:30 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,...

09/09/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Stories, Songs and More for All at the White Point Nature Education Center

Stories, Songs and More for All at the White Point Nature Education Center

White Point Nature Preserve, San Pedro, CA

Share the joy of storytelling with your children and introduce them to the beauty of the natural surroundings. Your family will enjoy spending time with...

09/09/2017: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival

Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival

Ventura Harbor Village, Ventura, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 9-10. At Ventura County’s only chalk art event, more than 40 talented chalk artists will transform Ventura Harbor Village sidewalks into...

09/09/2017 - 09/10/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 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...

09/09/2017: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Judy Schachner Storytime

Judy Schachner Storytime

Children’s Book World, West L.A., CA

From Judy Schachner, the creator of the beloved Skippyjon Jones books, comes a heartwarming story about the importance of imagination and creativity.  In the charming Sarabella’s Thinking Cap,...

09/09/2017: 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...

09/09/2017: 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...

09/09/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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DSALA New Family Picnic

DSALA New Family Picnic

Veterans Memorial Community Park
Patriots Pavilion Picnic Area
, Sylmar, CA

The New Family Barbecue is a wonderful way to connect to other new families and start a friendship that will last a lifetime. More than...

09/09/2017: 11:00 am - 2:30 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,...

09/09/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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ICT’s Saturday Family Theatre Series: Proud To Be Me

ICT’s Saturday Family Theatre Series: Proud To Be Me

Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, CA

International City Theatre (ICT) welcomes the local performance troupe We Tell Stories for a very special all-ages show. Making theatrical magic out of trunk filled...

09/09/2017: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Grand Opening

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Grand Opening

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, L.A., CA

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 9-10. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) is inviting the public to help them celebrate its opening weekend....

09/09/2017 - 09/10/2017: 11:00 am - 6:00 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...

09/09/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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L.A. County Fair

L.A. County Fair

Fairplex, Pomona, CA

noon-midnight Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-midnight Sept. 2-3, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 4; noon-10 p.m. Wed., noon-11 p.m. Thur., noon-midnight Fri., 10 a.m.-midnight Sat., 10 a.m.-10...

09/09/2017: 12:00 pm - 10:00 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...

09/09/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 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...

09/09/2017: 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...

09/09/2017: 12:00 pm - 1:00 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...

09/09/2017: 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...

09/09/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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LoveBug & Me Music Free Fall Demo Class

LoveBug & Me Music Free Fall Demo Class

The Family Room, San Marino, CA

Register now for a free intro class to get a sneak peak into the 10-week Fall Series: ABCs & 123s! Share the magic of learning...

09/09/2017: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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Angel-cise at LA DanceFit Benefit

Angel-cise at LA DanceFit Benefit

LA Dancefit West L.A., L.A., CA

Join Angel City Sports + DanceFit LA for a one-hour donation class featuring Luckie and his cardio dance party "Old School Skinny.” Let loose and...

09/09/2017: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Ariel Tea Party!

Ariel Tea Party!

Lollipop Dream, Sherman Oaks, California

Kids can join a tea party with Ariel! They can also dress-up, get face paint, play some games, hear a story, have an opportunity to...

09/09/2017: 2:00 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,...

09/09/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Children’s Workshop: Printmaking in LA

Children’s Workshop: Printmaking in LA

Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA

This all-ages, drop-in workshop will look at artist Dave Lefner's amazing reduction linocut prints that are on view at the museum. Inspired by this printmaking...

09/09/2017: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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MS.RPRSNTD's Skateboarding Workshop

MS.RPRSNTD's Skateboarding Workshop

Space 15 Twenty, Los Angeles, California

Get a skate tutorial taught by some of L.A.'s most promising skater girls. This workshop is presented by MS.RPRSNTD, a four-day photo exhibition featuring skate...

09/09/2017: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Sunstock Solar Festival

Sunstock Solar Festival

Magic Box at the Reef, L.A., CA

This festival focuses on clean energy, sustainability and social justice in a positive, engaging way, featuring solar-powered light installations, organic food trucks, immersive art, workshops,...

09/09/2017: 2:00 pm - 11:00 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...

09/09/2017: 2:15 pm - 9:30 pm

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Authors Talk & Book Signing: Debbi Michiko Florence and D.L. Green

Authors Talk & Book Signing: Debbi Michiko Florence and D.L. Green

Children’s Book World, West L.A., CA

  Come meet these two authors and learn about their books. Debbi Michiko Florence's "Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen" is a charming first book in a...

09/09/2017: 2:30 pm - 3:30 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. 16. On Saturday evenings, the Norton Simon Sculpture Garden will be populated with knights, kings, queens and bishops. That is because...

09/09/2017: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Disney's Aladdin, Dual Language Edition

Disney's Aladdin, Dual Language Edition

Los Angeles Theatre Center, L.A., CA

8 p.m. Sept. 8-9, 15-16; 5 p.m. Sept 10, 17. The critically acclaimed smash hit musical, which opened earlier this year at CASA 101 Theater,...

09/09/2017: 5:00 pm - 9:30 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...

09/09/2017: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Beauty and the Beast (2017) Outdoor Movie Screening

Beauty and the Beast (2017) Outdoor Movie Screening

Reyes Adobe Park and Historical Site, Agoura Hills, CA

Come out and watch a free showing of Disney's Beauty and the Beast (2017) at Reyes Adobe Park. Bring a blanket to sit on. A...

09/09/2017: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Pasadena Symphony and Pops Presents "Universal Studios Favorites"

Pasadena Symphony and Pops Presents "Universal Studios Favorites"

L.A. Country Arboretum, Arcadia, CA

The Pasadena Symphony and Pops, led by principal pops conductor Michael Feinstein, close its summer season with a program spotlighting the songs and scores of...

09/09/2017: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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