Events - Oct 1, 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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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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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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Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit!

Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit!

Discovery Cube Los Angeles, Sylmar, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 23-Jan. 15. Young doctors-in-training can practice their "medical training" in this exhibit, which is the first one that Disney Junior has...

09/23/2017 - 01/15/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Orange County International Auto Show

Orange County International Auto Show

Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

4-10 p.m. Sept. 28, noon-10 p.m. Sept. 29. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 1. Over 600 new vehicles - cars, SUVs,...

09/28/2017 - 10/01/2017: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Southern California Boat Show

Southern California Boat Show

Cabrillo Way Marina, San Pedro,

noon-7 p.m. Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 29-30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1. The SoCal Boat Show will dock again in the Cabrillo Way...

09/28/2017 - 10/01/2017: 10:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Underwood Family Farms' Fall Harvest Festival

Underwood Family Farms' Fall Harvest Festival

Underwood Family Farms, Moorpark, CA

9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 31. This isn't any ordinary autumn at Underwood. 2017 marks its 150 years of farming, 50 years of marriage for...

09/30/2017 - 10/31/2017: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Forneris Farms Annual Harvest Festival

Forneris Farms Annual Harvest Festival

Forneris Farms, Mission Hills, CA

1-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Sept. 30-Oct. 31. Come have a "farm-tastic" time at Forneris' Harvest Festival. The daily attractions include the big...

09/30/2017 - 10/31/2017: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Abracadabra!

Abracadabra!

Edgemar Center For The Arts, Santa Monica, CA

3 p.m. Sept. 30, 2 p.m. Oct. 1. Mark Paskell stars in this family magic and comedy show that presents 90 minutes of tricks and...

09/30/2017 - 10/01/2017: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Wild Wonder Family Slumber Program

Wild Wonder Family Slumber Program

L.A. Zoo, L.A., CA

Gather your family, your sleeping bags, and get ready for an overnight adventure at the Los Angeles Zoo. This exciting indoor overnight includes a nighttime...

09/30/2017 - 10/01/2017: 6:00 pm - 10:00 am

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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...

10/01/2017: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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16th Annual Kickin' Cancer! 5K Run, Walk, Stroll

16th Annual Kickin' Cancer! 5K Run, Walk, Stroll

Brentwood, LA, Los Angeles, CA

Kickin’ Cancer! is a family-friendly event featuring a timed 5K Run, Walk, and Stroller Run, and a Kiddie Fun Run for children age 10 and...

10/01/2017: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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The South Coast Botanic Garden Pumpkin Patch

The South Coast Botanic Garden Pumpkin Patch

South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Penisula, CA

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1-Nov. 30. Youngsters can use to a  birdwatcher’s map to find the bird houses holding hints that will lead them to...

10/01/2017 - 11/30/2017: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Orange County Children's Book Fair

Orange County Children's Book Fair

Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

Now in its 14th year, this book festival offers something for children of all ages. In fact, with more than 3,000 titles available, this makes...

10/01/2017: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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41st Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival (Sunday, Oct. 1)

41st Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival (Sunday, Oct. 1)

Watts Tower Art Center, Los Angeles, California

Presented by City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and Friends of Watts Towers Arts Center, this musical celebration features an all-star line-up of world-class musicians, singers,...

10/01/2017: 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...

10/01/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Coast

Coast

Downtown Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA

The City of Santa Monica will host the second year of this open streets event that gets people walking, biking, skating, and scooting through two...

10/01/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985 Exhibition

Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985 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. Sept. 17–April 1. This groundbreaking exhibit examines design dialogues between Mexico and...

10/01/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 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.,...

10/01/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Knott’s Spooky Farm

Knott’s Spooky Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Sept. 30-Oct. 29 (and Oct. 31). If Knott's Scary Farm isn't for your children (or even yourself), then visit Knott's Spooky...

10/01/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Pasadena Pumpkin Patch

Pasadena Pumpkin Patch

Pasadena Pumpkin Patch, Pasadena, CA

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 1-31. This patch has been a popular place to pick your pumpkins in Pasadena for 25 years. Besides a colorful variety...

10/01/2017 - 10/31/2017: 10:00 am - 10:00 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,...

10/01/2017: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular

SeaWorld, San Diego, CA

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Sept. 23-Oct. 29. SeaWorld's not-too-spooky Halloween Spooktacular is a fun, family-geared way to celebrate the holidays. You...

10/01/2017: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Spooky Science at the Discovery Cubes

Spooky Science at the Discovery Cubes

Discovery Cube Los Angeles, Sylmar, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1-31. Spooky Science will be brewing again the Discovery Cubes; however, there are new elements to this year's exhibit. Youngsters can...

10/01/2017 - 10/31/2017: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Tina's Pumpkin Patch

Tina's Pumpkin Patch

Tina’s Pumpkin Patch, Sherman Oaks, CA

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Oct. 1-31. Besides the plethora of pumpkins, Tina's also offers other fall-style amusements. Families can enjoy train...

10/01/2017 - 10/31/2017: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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A Faery Hunt Enchanted Adventure

A Faery Hunt Enchanted Adventure

Crestwood Hills Park, Brentwood, CA

As children we believed in  magic and knew in our hearts there was something enchanted, kind, and beautiful. If you remember this, you too may...

10/01/2017: 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...

10/01/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Annenberg Space for Photography's "Cuba Is" Exhibit

Annenberg Space for Photography's "Cuba Is" Exhibit

Annenberg Space For Photography, Century City, CA

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Sept. 9-March 4. Revealing complexities on - and off - the island, "Cuba Is" explores aspects of Cuba not easily accessed by...

10/01/2017: 11:00 am - 6:00 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...

10/01/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Dew NBA 3X Championship Weekend Los Angeles

Dew NBA 3X Championship Weekend Los Angeles

Venice Beach, Venice, CA

Basketball fans, get ready to check out elite talent in Los Angeles courtesy of the Mountain Dew and the NBA. 32 preselected men’s and women’s...

10/01/2017: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Family Fundays: Ferdinand The Bull

Family Fundays: Ferdinand The Bull

Botanicum Theatricum, Topanga, CA

Creative PlayGround has transformed Munro Leaf's classic tale about a brave bull into an audience-participatory production that retains the book's powerful message of non-violence. Ages...

10/01/2017: 11:00 am - 12:00 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,...

10/01/2017: 11:00 am - 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...

10/01/2017: 11:00 am - 3:00 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...

10/01/2017: 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...

10/01/2017: 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...

10/01/2017: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Absolutely Halloween

Absolutely Halloween

Santa Monica Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA

2 p.m. Sat., 12:30 p.m Sun. Oct. 1, Oct. 7-8, Oct. 14-15, Oct. 28-29. The Santa Monica Playhouse's holiday favorite returns for its 11th year!...

10/01/2017: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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Andell Family Sundays

Andell Family Sundays

LACMA, L.A., CA

12:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. LACMA's special exhibition "Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985" looks at how designers in...

10/01/2017: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Dav Pilkey's Supa-Epic Event

Dav Pilkey's Supa-Epic Event

Aero Theater, Santa Monica, CA

Tra-la-laa! Children’s Book World presents Dav Pilkey, author of the bestselling Captain Underpants and Dog Man series, with special guests Jamie Lee Curtis and “Weird Al” Yankovic! Pilkey will...

10/01/2017: 1:00 pm - 2:00 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...

10/01/2017: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Target Free Sunday: Let’s Play!

Target Free Sunday: Let’s Play!

Children’s Museum at La Habra, La Habra, CA

Hula hooping, navigating a kooky obstacle course, and constructing a giant outdoor fort are some of the playful activities that families can do at today's...

10/01/2017: 1:00 pm - 5:00 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...

10/01/2017: 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,...

10/01/2017: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Children's Law Center of California's Art of Advocacy Benefit

Children's Law Center of California's Art of Advocacy Benefit

Children’s Law Center of California, Monterey Park, CA

The public is invited to join the Children's Law Center of California in celebrating its new Monterey Park headquarters and its 27th year of protecting...

10/01/2017: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Go, Dog, Go!

Go, Dog, Go!

Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

The critically heralded family theater troupe Childsplay brings to life P. D. Eastman's beloved book Go, Dog, Go! in a colorful musical romp that has as...

10/01/2017: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Stories in the Afternoon

Stories in the Afternoon

Norton Simon, Pasadena, CA

2-3 p.m. Oct. 1, 29. This month's Stories in the Afternoon has Halloween on its mind. Children can hear the tale of Frankencrayon, a kooky,...

10/01/2017: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Window Horses Movie Screening

Window Horses Movie Screening

Laemmle Music Hall, Beverly Hills, CA

A star-studded cast, including Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy), Ellen Page (Juno, Inception), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Star Trek), and Navid Negahban (the Sultan in the up-coming Aladdin),...

10/01/2017: 2:45 pm - 11:30 pm

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Casting Call For Fashion Show

Casting Call For Fashion Show

Evolution Studios, N. Hollywood, CA

3-5 p.m. Oct. 1, 22. This casting call for is kids, teens and adults with Down Syndrome. 50 models will be selected to walk in...

10/01/2017: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Obstacle Course for Hurricane Relief

Obstacle Course for Hurricane Relief

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center, Encino, CA

Encino's My Gym Children’s Fitness Center will host this benefit with donations will be accepted for a chance to make it through the My Gym...

10/01/2017: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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PINK SAVES Fashion Show

PINK SAVES Fashion Show

Citadel Outlets, Los Angeles, CA

Citadel Outlets will host a 'PINK SAVES' Fashion Show to launch its month-long campaign in support of breast cancer awareness. Rather than professional models, the...

10/01/2017: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Princess Snow White Tea Party!

Princess Snow White Tea Party!

Lollipop Dream, Sherman Oaks, California

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

10/01/2017: 4:00 pm - 5:30 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,...

10/01/2017: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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PCDA's Harvest Moon Gala

PCDA's Harvest Moon Gala

The Home of Mario and Therese Molina, South Pasadena, CA

This dinner and art auction raises funds for Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) to assist in their work that benefits children with autism and other...

10/01/2017: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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