Events - Sep 16, 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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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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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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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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SCV Kids Consignment Event

SCV Kids Consignment Event

Former Rite Aid, Castaic, ca

Find everything you need for your kids at a fraction of the cost. 550 families are contributing over 80,000 amazing new and gently-used items to this...

09/14/2017 - 09/17/2017: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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AltCar Expo

AltCar Expo

Santa Monica Civic Parking Lot and East Wing, Santa Monica, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15-16. The City of Santa Monica AltCar Expo, which ranks the largest alternative technology vehicle expo, is designed to provide an...

09/15/2017 - 09/16/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Halloween Time

Halloween Time

Disneyland Resorts, Anaheim, CA

Times vary Sept. 15 through Oct. 31. You can depend on Disneyland to get into the Halloween spirit. At the Haunted Mansion Holiday, you find...

09/15/2017 - 10/31/2017: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Spider Pavilion

Spider Pavilion

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15 through Nov. 26. Enter the Spider Pavilion and you will be caught up in a web of intrigue over this...

09/15/2017 - 11/26/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 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...

09/16/2017: 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...

09/16/2017: 8:45 am - 12:00 pm

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California Coastal Clean-Up Day

California Coastal Clean-Up Day

Alamitos Beach, Long Beach , CA

The public is invited to join the Aquarium of the Pacific's staff in cleaning up Long Beach's Alamitos Beach. Picking up a little trash goes...

09/16/2017: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Coastal Cleanup Day

Coastal Cleanup Day

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro,

Join CMA staffers and other volunteers in making Cabrillo Beach and the Coastal Park a much cleaner place. After the cleanup, you can visit the Aquarium...

09/16/2017: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Heal The Bay's Coastal Cleanup Day

Heal The Bay's Coastal Cleanup Day

Santa Monica Aquarium, Santa Monica, CA

Heal the Bay is the Santa Monica environmental organization that coordinates LA County’s Coastal Cleanup Day efforts, and so you can find several cleanup sites...

09/16/2017: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Moompetam: Native American Festival

Moompetam: Native American Festival

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 16-17. For the 13th year, the Aquarium honors the heritage of California maritime cultures. It's a fun opportunity to learn more...

09/16/2017 - 09/17/2017: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Huntington Library Children’s Workshop: Chiles and Hot Sauce

Huntington Library Children’s Workshop: Chiles and Hot Sauce

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens., San Marino, California

Kids can get a taste of the spicy side of Southern California history in a culinary workshop led by chef and educator Ernest Miller. While...

09/16/2017: 9:30 am - 12:30 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...

09/16/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Fall Into Literacy Community Book Festival

Fall Into Literacy Community Book Festival

The Banning Residence Museum, Wilmington, CA

The United Way of Greater Los Angeles' 7th Annual Fall Into Literacy Community Book Festival aims to support literacy, education, and basic-need resources through honoring...

09/16/2017: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Future Park: Art + Technology Exhibit

Future Park: Art + Technology Exhibit

Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana, CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Sept. 16-Jan. 15 (closed Nov. 23, Dec. 25, Jan. 1). This exhibit, presented Kidseum in collaboration with Team Lab Kids, Inc.,...

09/16/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch

Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch

Irvine Park Railroad, Irvine Regional Park, Orange, CA

10 am-5 pm Mon.-Fri., 10 am-6 pm Sat.-Sun. Sept. 16-Oct. 31. Come here for the pumpkins and the train rides, and then stay for the...

09/16/2017 - 10/31/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Little Urban Farmers Learning Space Open House & Seed Planting

Little Urban Farmers Learning Space Open House & Seed Planting

Little Urban Farmers Learning Space, Los Angeles, CA

Little Urban Farmers Learning Space invites families with children ages 2 1/2-5 years old to this open house and seed planting event. You will have...

09/16/2017: 10:00 am - 11:30 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,...

09/16/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Saturday Speaker Series - Adolescent Development Versus Mental Health Concerns

Saturday Speaker Series - Adolescent Development Versus Mental Health Concerns

Harbor Regional Center, Torrance, CA

This series is for families and caregivers of individuals of all ages. Presented by Juan Carlos Aguila, Harbor Regional Center Clinical Psychologist Consultant, this presentation...

09/16/2017: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Woodland Hills Electric Car Show

Woodland Hills Electric Car Show

El Camino Real High School, Woodland Hills, CA

Whether you are an electric car owner or just curious, you are invited to the 5th annual celebration for electric vehicles of all sorts. Take...

09/16/2017: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Baby Story Time and Sensory Play

Baby Story Time and Sensory Play

Santa Monica Main Library, Santa Monica, CA

Parents can support their baby’s learning with both sensory play and a story time at the Santa Monica Main Library. Story times are an acknowledged...

09/16/2017: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Curious George Day Celebration!

Curious George Day Celebration!

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, La Cañada-Flintridge, CA

Celebrate Curious George Day with a special storytime, which will include craft activity and appearances by Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat!

09/16/2017: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Ilene Cohen Puppet Theater

Ilene Cohen Puppet Theater

Children’s Book World, West L.A., CA

Ilene Cohen and her puppet friends will entertain with stories that will tickle your funny bone. Ages 3-7.

09/16/2017: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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Illustrator Appearance: Brigette Barrager

Illustrator Appearance: Brigette Barrager

Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA

Illustrator Brigette Barrager presents and signs Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire. She partnered with authors Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline...

09/16/2017: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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U-Code Children's Programming Workshop

U-Code Children's Programming Workshop

Redondo Beach Main Library, Redondo Beach, CA

Youngsters can learn a little about programming and code in this workshop. Pre-registration and parent supervision are required. The class takes place in the Main...

09/16/2017: 10:30 am - 11:30 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...

09/16/2017: 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...

09/16/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 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,...

09/16/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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L.A. Parent’s Inclusive Day

L.A. Parent’s Inclusive Day

Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Recreation Center, Sherman Oaks, CA

This celebration of children of all abilities and their families will be filled with fun times and valuable information. Youngsters can enjoy an adaptive playground...

09/16/2017: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Long Beach Folk Revival Festival

Long Beach Folk Revival Festival

Rainbow Lagoon, Long Beach, CA

Year five of this local Americana musical festival features an impressive lineup of performers, headlined by the Memphis roots rock outfit Lucero, legendary Texas troubadour...

09/16/2017: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Pasadena Loves YA: A Teen Book Festival

Pasadena Loves YA: A Teen Book Festival

Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena, CA

At the Pasadena Public Library today, you can meet over a dozen Young Adult authors, such as Stacey Lee, B.T. Gottfred, Jeff Garvin, Sherri L....

09/16/2017: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Story Time in Spanish

Story Time in Spanish

Barnes & Noble, Media City Center, Burbank, CA

Would you like to listen to amazing and entertaining stories in Spanish? Then, you don't want to miss this storytime. Señora Jackie will be reading a...

09/16/2017: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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DCA’s PST LA/LA exhibition "Condemned To Be Modern”

DCA’s PST LA/LA exhibition "Condemned To Be Modern”

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, L.A., CA

noon-5 p.m. Thur.-Sun. Sept. 10-Jan. 28. The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) presents this exhibit at the Los Angeles Municipal Art...

09/16/2017: 12:00 pm - 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...

09/16/2017: 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...

09/16/2017: 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...

09/16/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 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...

09/16/2017: 12:00 pm - 3:00 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...

09/16/2017: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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YouTube Stars GEM Sisters Meet 'N' Greet

YouTube Stars GEM Sisters Meet 'N' Greet

Los Angeles County Fair, Pomona, California

Come meet YouTube stars GEM Sisters at the Los Angeles County Fair! Get your free photo with Giselle, Evangeline and Mercedes and free autograph.

09/16/2017: 12:00 pm - 2:00 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...

09/16/2017: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Cinderella Tea Party

Cinderella Tea Party

Lollipop Dream, Sherman Oaks, California

Come to a tea party with Cinderella! Kids can also dress-up, get their faces painted, play some games, hear a story, have an opportunity to...

09/16/2017: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Matthew Bourne’s “The Red Shoes”

Matthew Bourne’s “The Red Shoes”

The Music Center, L.A., CA

8 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sun. Sept. 15-Oct. 1. The renowned, award-winning choreographer Matthew Bourne presents the American...

09/16/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Nature's Origami

Nature's Origami

Madrona Marsh Preserve, San Pedro, CA

Learn about the ancient art of origami from instructor Richard Ruin. All skill levels and ages are welcome and all materials are provided. Each session...

09/16/2017: 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,...

09/16/2017: 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...

09/16/2017: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Open Arts & Music Festival

Open Arts & Music Festival

Alex Theatre, Glendale, CA

OMG! The OAM is returning to downtown Glendale. The Open Arts & Music Festival is a free, all-day street event that presents live music performances...

09/16/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Tarfest

Tarfest

La Brea Tar Pits, L.A., CA

Celebrating 15 years of celebrating the arts, Tarfest presents a variety of live music, live painting and live dance - for free! In the afternoon...

09/16/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 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...

09/16/2017: 2:15 pm - 9:30 pm

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Bob Baker's Hallowe'en Spooktacular

Bob Baker's Hallowe'en Spooktacular

Bob Baker’s Marionette Theater, L.A., CA

2:30 p.m. Sept. 16-17, 23-24. The Bob Baker Marionettes presents their frightfully fun Halloween show. Dracula and Vampira lead a cast of over 100 puppets,...

09/16/2017: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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National Gymnastics Day Celebration

Golden State Gymnastics, Burbank, CA

Celebrating National Gymnastics Day, Golden State Gymnastics is hosting a free family event. Kids are invited to explore our gym, play on the trampoline, and...

09/16/2017: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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See/Saw

See/Saw

Civic Center Studios, L.A., CA

7 p.m. Thu.,  Sun., 7 p.m., 10 p.m. Fri., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 14-Oct. 8. Performer and award-winning magician Siegfried Tieber serves as host,...

09/16/2017: 4:00 pm - 9:00 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...

09/16/2017: 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,...

09/16/2017: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Parents Night Out: WeVillage Sherman Oaks

Parents Night Out: WeVillage Sherman Oaks

WeVillage Flexible Childcare, Sherman Oaks, CA

Get a night out and drop off your kiddos for a kids superhero part, which will have crafts, games, dinner and a movie. Reservations required.

09/16/2017: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Salt & Straw 3rd Year Anniversary Party

Salt & Straw 3rd Year Anniversary Party

Salt & Straw Larchmont, Los Angeles, CA

Have a sweet time helping Salt & Straw celebrate its 3rd anniversary in Larchmont Village. From 7-9 p.m., special festivities will include cornhole, live music,...

09/16/2017: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Arcadia Performing Arts Center’s Inaugural Gala

Arcadia Performing Arts Center’s Inaugural Gala

Arcadia Performing Arts Center, Arcadia, CA

Help Arcadia kick off its new season at this gala. Headlining the event will be Chris Mann, who gained fame as the finalist on The...

09/16/2017: 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm

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