Events - Mar 17, 2018

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.

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 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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Tattoo: An Exhibition

Tattoo: An Exhibition

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Nov. 23, Dec. 25, Jan. 1) Nov. 19-April 15. Did you that the history of tattoos goes back some 5,000 years?...

11/19/2017 - 04/15/2018: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Green Diamonds: Natural Radiance Exhibit

Green Diamonds: Natural Radiance Exhibit

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 9-April 1 (closed Dec. 25, Jan. 1). The Natural History Museum's elegant Gem and Mineral Hall will be shining more brightly...

12/09/2017 - 04/01/2018: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Sidewalk Speedsters: The Grown-Up World of Children’s Cars Exhibit

Sidewalk Speedsters: The Grown-Up World of Children’s Cars Exhibit

Petersen Automotive Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 16-Oct. 31. Children have longed loved to pretend that they are driving fast cars. Sometimes, kids' toy cars are so cool...

12/16/2017 - 10/31/2018: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Oxnard Whale Watching Season

Oxnard Whale Watching Season

Channel Island Harbor, Oxnard, CA

Whale watching season is back. A journey through the Channel Islands National Park and National Marine Sanctuary provides visitors with the unique opportunity to experience...

12/26/2017 - 04/16/2018: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Rainforest Adventure Exhibit

Rainforest Adventure Exhibit

Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Get lost in an exploration of the world's tropical rainforests. Guests can pretend to be research assistants - complete with costumes, binoculars,...

01/20/2018 - 09/09/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit

Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit

Discovery Cube Los Angeles, Sylmar, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 27-May 13. The first North American traveling exhibit for children inspired by Eric Carle's art, this play-and-learn experience takes visitors into...

01/27/2018 - 05/13/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Porsche Effect Exhibit

The Porsche Effect Exhibit

Petersen Automotive Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 3-Jan. 27, 2019. The Petersen Automotive Museum's new exhibit "The Porsche Effect" celebrates the worldwide impact of the car company's legendary...

02/03/2018 - 01/27/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Genghis Khan: The Exhibition

Genghis Khan: The Exhibition

Reagan Library, Simi Valley, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 16-Aug. 19. While Genghis Khan has an age-old reputation of a conqueror and a barbarian, he also was a law-maker, democratizer, and...

02/16/2018 - 08/19/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

California Adventure Park, Anaheim, CA

Times vary March 2-April 12. Families can go on a foodie adventure in California Adventure as the park will serve up a menu of celebrated...

03/02/2018 - 04/12/2018: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Sin Censura: A Mural Remembers L.A.

Sin Censura: A Mural Remembers L.A.

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 9-Aug. 18 (closed July 4). How rare is it to see the mural L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective? This marks the...

03/09/2018 - 08/18/2018: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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PLATFORM Fitness Week

PLATFORM LA, Culver City, CA

PLATFORM wants to help you look and feel your best with seven days of the best studio fitness - spinning, boxing, crossfit and more. Come...

03/12/2018 - 03/18/2018: 7:30 am - 11:00 am

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LA Kids Consignment Spring 2018 Event

LA Kids Consignment Spring 2018 Event

LA Kids Consignment, Northridge, CA

9 a.m.-6 p.m. March 15-17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 18. 700 families are contributing over 100,000 amazing new and gently-used items to this LA Kids Consignment...

03/15/2018 - 03/18/2018: 9:00 am

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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

A Noise Within, Pasadena, CA

7:30 p.m. March 15, 8 p.m. March 16; 2 p.m., 8 p.m. March 17. Lorraine Hansberry's landmark drama debuted on Broadway in 1959 starring Sidney...

03/15/2018 - 03/17/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Photos with The Bunny

Photos with The Bunny

Westfield Topanga, Canoga Park, California

11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Photo "hops" with the Easter Bunny on Level 1 of Westfield Topanga between Anthropologie and Williams-Sonoma. More...

03/16/2018 - 03/31/2018: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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The Easter Bunny at Eagle Rock Plaza

The Easter Bunny at Eagle Rock Plaza

Eagle Rock Plaza, Eagle Rock, CA

noon-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun. March 16-31. Hop on over to get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny! The photo spot will be...

03/16/2018 - 03/31/2018: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Los Angeles Ballet Presents Swan Lake

Los Angeles Ballet Presents Swan Lake

Royce Hall, UCLA, Westwood, CA

7:30 p.m. March 16-17. Swan Lake remains one of the most iconic ballets even though it debuted over 110 years ago. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s majestic music,...

03/16/2018 - 03/17/2018: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Guided Nature Walk

White Point Nature Preserve, San Pedro, CA

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

03/17/2018: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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International Children’s Festival

International Children’s Festival

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 17-18. Now in its 13th year, this festival is a special one geared just for kids. The global lineup of entertainment...

03/17/2018 - 03/18/2018: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Iron Horse Family Steampunk Carnivale

Iron Horse Family Steampunk Carnivale

Orange Empire Railway Museum, Perris, CA

9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 17-18. Grab your goggles and parasols, put on your top hats and corsets, and jump into your airships to head over...

03/17/2018 - 03/18/2018: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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LMU Special Games

LMU Special Games

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

For two Saturdays, March 17th and 24th, the Loyola Marymount University Special Games Committee holds an event filled with fun, non-competitive games, arts and crafts,...

03/17/2018: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Center Theatre Group's College And Career Fair For The Arts For High School Students

Center Theatre Group, L.A., CA

A totally free event to help high schoolers can learn how to apply for and pay for college, and get one-on-one counseling, along with finding...

03/17/2018: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Huntington Children’s Workshop: Book Buddies

Huntington Children’s Workshop: Book Buddies

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA

In this hands-on workshop, children will explore the art of printmaking while learning how to make their own books. In fact, each child will take...

03/17/2018: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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L.A. Urban Nature Fest

L.A. Urban Nature Fest

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 17-18. Take a walk on the wild side of Los Angeles at Natural History Museum's Nature Garden this weekend. Encounter an...

03/17/2018 - 03/18/2018: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibit

Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibit

FIDM Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Feb. 6-April 7. For the 26th year, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising’s museum honors the imagination and achievement of...

03/17/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Batman ‘66 exhibit

Batman ‘66 exhibit

The Hollywood Museum, The Max Factor Building, Hollywood, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.– Sun. Jan. 12-March 24. The Hollywood Museum has an exhibit with real "bang!, pow!!" Its Batman exhibit salutes the ever-popular TV...

03/17/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Caterpillar Adoption Days

Caterpillar Adoption Days

Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun. March 17-April 29. Become a butterfly breeder by adopting a Painted Lady Caterpillar from the Busy Bee Learning Store. Take care...

03/17/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Channel Islands Harbor Hosts St. Patrick’s Day Activities

Marine Emporium Landing, Oxnard, Ca

From slime making and cookie decorating to craft making and a Pot of Gold dash, seven Channel Islands Harbor businesses will provide a variety of...

03/17/2018: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China Exhibition

Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China Exhibition

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

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Jan. 23-May 27. This highly interactive exhibit presents the lives of four Chinese children in...

03/17/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Colorfest 2018

Colorfest 2018

South Pasadena Unified School District Parking Lot, South Pasadena, CA/Los Angeles

Celebrate spring with a burst of color! Inspired by the Indian tradition of Holi, Colorfest is a family friendly event that brings together the local...

03/17/2018: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Easter Bunny Photo Experience

Easter Bunny Photo Experience

Del Amo Fashion Center, Torrance, CA

The Bunny Photo Experience runs March 9-31 at Macy’s Women’s Court. Families will have the chance to visit with the Bunny and take home a...

03/17/2018: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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How Sweet the Sound: Gospel Music in Los Angeles Exhibit

How Sweet the Sound: Gospel Music in Los Angeles Exhibit

California African American Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Feb. 8-Aug. 26. The California African American Museum presents this exhibit which explores Los Angeles' religious history,...

03/17/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nothin’ But Sand: Venice Beach Cleanup

Nothin’ But Sand: Venice Beach Cleanup

Venice Beach, Venice, CA

Join the volunteers and help make Venice Beach be a place where there is "nothin' but sand." Buckets, garden gloves, water, and healthy snacks (while...

03/17/2018: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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SeaWorld Seven Seas Food Festival

SeaWorld Seven Seas Food Festival

SeaWorld, San Diego, CA

Times vary March 17-18, March 24-April 1, April 7-8 and April 14-15. SeaWorld offers a culinary treat for foodies at this festival, which features more...

03/17/2018: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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The 17th Annual Blue & The Gray Civil War Reenactment

The 17th Annual Blue & The Gray Civil War Reenactment

Hitch Ranch, Moorpark, CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 17-18. The Blue & The Gray Civil War reenactment in Moorpark is the largest battle reenactment on the West Coast with...

03/17/2018 - 03/18/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The Ventura St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Ventura St. Patrick's Day Parade

Downtown Ventura, Ventura, CA

For 30 years now, the Ventura Elks Lodge #1430 have staged the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade. This lively event will feature floats, marching bands...

03/17/2018: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild 19th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Faire

Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild 19th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Faire

Ken Miller Recreation Center, Torrance, CA

Looking for the best and brightest in indie craft, right alongside seasoned artisans of handmade and homespun? Come check out the over 90 independent artists...

03/17/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Andrew & Polly Mini-Concert

Andrew & Polly Mini-Concert

Children’s Book World, West L.A., CA

Andrew, who is a film composer, and Polly, who creates music and sound design for commercials, together write and perform friendly, engaging music for children...

03/17/2018: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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Bookworms

Bookworms

LA County Arboretum, Arcadia, CA

Come explore the Arboretum Library and its great story trees! Enjoy plant & nature stories and a take-home craft related to this month's theme: "What's...

03/17/2018: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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My PlayClub with Universal Studios!

My PlayClub with Universal Studios!

Rocket’s Universe Playground/North Weddington Park, North Hollywood, CA

The public is invited to a free all-inclusive My PlayClub with Universal Studios at its newest playground, Rocket's Universe! Come enjoy the Jurassic Slime, Dino...

03/17/2018: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Something to Crow About!

Something to Crow About!

Bob Baker Marionette Theater, L.A., CA

10:30 a.m. Fri., 2:30 Sat.-Sun. (except 11:30 March 17) March 2-24. Bob Baker Marionettes invites you to spend a day down on the farm. A...

03/17/2018: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

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California Heritage Museum's "Art Quilts" Exhibit

California Heritage Museum's "Art Quilts" Exhibit

California Heritage Museum, Santa Monica, CA

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Dec. 9-March 18. This is not your grandmother’s quilt show! This juried exhibition features artwork spotlighting the best contemporary artists that...

03/17/2018: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Hermosa Beach's Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Hermosa Beach's Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Downtown Hermosa Beach, Hermosa Beach, CA

Bagpipers from the Emerald Society, floats, horses, and canine members of Southern California's Irish Setters Club will help bring a bit of Ireland to Hermosa...

03/17/2018: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Pan for Gold! at The Autry

Pan for Gold! at The Autry

The Autry Museum of the American West, L.A., CA

Learn how to pan for gold, just like how the 49ers did during the California gold rush!

03/17/2018: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Spring Bloom Walks

Spring Bloom Walks

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, California

11 a.m., 1 p.m. Sat.-Sun. March 3-April 29. Take a lovely stroll through the gardens and learn about cherry blossoms, flowering trees, and other seasonal...

03/17/2018: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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St. Patrick's Day Celebration at One Colorado

St. Patrick's Day Celebration at One Colorado

One Colorado One Pasadena, Pasadena, CA

One Colorado is kicking up its ghillies to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with nifty family-oriented events in its courtyard. At 11 a.m., Cleary Irish Dance...

03/17/2018: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at The Original Farmers Market

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at The Original Farmers Market

The Original Farmers Market, L.A., CA

All are invited to join the St. Patrick's Day party at the Farmers Market. Los Angeles’ favorite gathering place will dish out Irish-themed fun for...

03/17/2018: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Stories of Almost Everyone Exhibit

Stories of Almost Everyone Exhibit

Hammer Museum, Westwood, CA

11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (closed Mon.) Jan. 28-May 6. This group exhibition spotlights the work of more than 40 international artists...

03/17/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor Exhibition

Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor Exhibition

Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

noon-5 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Thur., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Nov. 10-April 9 (closed Nov. 23, Dec. 25, Jan. 1). This exhibit provides...

03/17/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Enchanted Nightingale

The Enchanted Nightingale

Garry Marshall Theatre, Burbank, CA

11 a.m. Sat.-Sun. Jan. 13-March 18. Audiences will take a trip to ancient China in this magical tale, written by Lori Marshall and Joseph Leo...

03/17/2018: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Ana Serrano: Homegrown Exhibition

Ana Serrano: Homegrown Exhibition

Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA

noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Jan. 21-June 3. Museum guests can explore an immersive “garden” containing Ana Serrano's art. The Mexican-American artist using bright-colored walls and lively...

03/17/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Southern California Exhibition

Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Southern California Exhibition

Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena, CA

noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. March 3-Sept. 2. From Buck Rogers to Blade Runner and beyond! This other-worldly exhibit explore the unique history of science fiction in Southern...

03/17/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Pirates of Treasure Island

Pirates of Treasure Island

The Pico Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA

When young Jim Hawkins sets out to find Long John Silver, he finds himself on an unexpected, grand pirate adventure - he meets Princess Elizabeth...

03/17/2018: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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The Really Awesome Improv Show

The Really Awesome Improv Show

The Second City Hollywood, Hollywood, California

Fun (and appropriate) for ages 2-200, The Really Awesome Improv Show features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation. LA Magazine voted it...

03/17/2018: 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. Jan. 14-April 29. Annie Oakley is returning to the Santa Monica Playhouse! In this heart-warming rhythm and boos musical...

03/17/2018: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Disney's Aladdin

Disney's Aladdin

Pantages Theater, Hollywood, CA

8 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sun. Jan. 10-March 31. That Disney magic is in full effect in the...

03/17/2018: 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Huntington Children's Flower Arranging: St. Patrick's Day Flowers

Huntington Children's Flower Arranging: St. Patrick's Day Flowers

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA

Kids can get a green thumb - a really green thumb - in today's flower arrangement class. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, they will...

03/17/2018: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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World Down Syndrome Day with the L.A. Kings

World Down Syndrome Day with the L.A. Kings

Staples Center, L.A., CA

Come celebrate National Down Syndrome Awareness Day with DSALA and the Los Angeles Kings. Be part of our Photo on Ice Experience, *Penalty Box Experience...

03/17/2018: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Luzia

Luzia

OC Fair & Events Center, Costa Mesa, CA

8 p.m. Tues.-Wed., 4:30 p.m., 8 p.m. Thur.-Sat., 1:30 p.m., 5 p.m. Sun. Feb. 21-March 18. In this show, Cirque du Soleil has created a...

03/17/2018: 1:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Alice’s Spring Wonderland

Alice’s Spring Wonderland

The Pico Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA

Fall down the rabbit hole with Alice into a Wonderland filled with Spring Fairies, Mermaids, Superheroes, Pirates, and Princesses!  On her quest to find the White...

03/17/2018: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Allegiance 

Allegiance 

Aratani Theatre, L.A., CA

8 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Feb. 28-April 1 (previews: Feb. 21-25), The East West Players (EWP) and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)...

03/17/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Little Women

Little Women

Morgan-Wixson Theater, Santa Monica, CA

8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 2 p.m Sun. March 17-April 14. Based on the cherished books by Louisa May Alcott, this musical follows the lives of the March...

03/17/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher

Theatre 360, Pasadena, CA

7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. March 9-11, 16-18. The local award-winning children's theater company Theatre 360 will present the delightfully twisted prequel to the...

03/17/2018: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Sister Act

Sister Act

Westchester Playhouse, L.A., CA

8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. March 16-April 21. The Kentwood Players presents this spirited musical comedy that is based on the hit 1992 movie starring...

03/17/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Susan Goldman Rubin Author Talk & Book Signing

Susan Goldman Rubin Author Talk & Book Signing

Children’s Book World, West L.A., CA

In her fascinating new book, Coco Chanel: Pearls, Perfume, and the Little Black Dress, award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin introduces readers to the most well-known fashion...

03/17/2018: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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Tidepool Walks

Tidepool Walks

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro, CA

2:30-4 p.m. March 17, 3-4:30 p.m. March 18. Discover what marine life you can see in their native habitat on this  CMA naturalist-led tour of...

03/17/2018 - 03/18/2018: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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