Events - Mar 18, 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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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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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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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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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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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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Point Dume Marine Science School Fundraiser

Point Dume Marine Science School Fundraiser

Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School, Malibu, CA

Come shop all things beach. New and used items. Surf boards, SUPs, beach gear and clothes from Cynthia Rowley (including wetsuits, swimwear, dresses, and beach...

03/18/2018: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Butterfly Pavilion

Butterfly Pavilion

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 13-Sept. 3. Butterflies are taking flight again at NHMLA! Get up close to beautiful butterflies in its new Butterfly Pavilion. This...

03/18/2018: 9:30 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...

03/18/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Caring Bunny

Caring Bunny

Del Amo Fashion Center, Torrance, CA

Just for children with special needs. Caring Bunny is coming to town! Reserve your spot for a private photo experience today. Caring Bunny will be waiting...

03/18/2018: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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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...

03/18/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 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...

03/18/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 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...

03/18/2018: 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,...

03/18/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Joy Theatre Kids Improv Comedy Class

Joy Theatre, Sherman Oaks, CA, LA County

Come on down to Joy Theatre and play some fun improve games. Learn awesome acting skills, make great friends, and hang out with the super...

03/18/2018: 10:00 am - 3:00 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...

03/18/2018: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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A Faery Hunt's St. Patty Adventure!

A Faery Hunt's St. Patty Adventure!

Los Encinos State Historic Park, Encino, California

Since yesterday was St. Patrick's Day, you may be wondering how faeries celebrate this holiday. Join them on a gentle interactive quest through the forest...

03/18/2018: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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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...

03/18/2018: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Art Without Walls: Sounds of Freedom

Art Without Walls: Sounds of Freedom

The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California

What would a memory look like if you re-created it through sound? Teaching artist Ismael de Anda leads a workshop that emphasizes empathy and listening skills as...

03/18/2018: 11:00 am - 1:00 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...

03/18/2018: 11:00 am - 4:00 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!

03/18/2018: 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...

03/18/2018: 11:00 am - 2:00 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...

03/18/2018: 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...

03/18/2018: 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...

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

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Tomatomania Kids Class

Tapia Brothers, Encino, California

As part of Tomatomania mania, youngsters can pick up some knowledge on nature and gardening. They can participate in a Ladybug Release where they learn...

03/18/2018: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Roman Gardens Family Workshop


Roman Gardens Family Workshop


Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, CA

11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 4, 11, 18. Discover the tastes, textures, and smells of history during this Roman Garden workshop, led by master gardener Michael...

03/18/2018: 11:30 am - 3:30 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...

03/18/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Author Appearance: Tracy Holmes

Author Appearance: Tracy Holmes

Barnes & Noble, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Meet and greet with author Tracy Holmes; Creator of Say It Twice Books. There will be free face painting with the purchase of one of...

03/18/2018: 12:00 pm - 4:00 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...

03/18/2018: 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...

03/18/2018: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Western Music Association Showcase

Western Music Association Showcase

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

On the third Sunday of the month, the Autry hosts a Western-style hootenanny that all are invited to. Come on down and hear musicians and...

03/18/2018: 12:00 pm - 3:00 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...

03/18/2018: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience

Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience

Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, CA

1 p.m., 5 p.m. Here's a different way to celebrate the Year of Dog - come out and watch a talented pack of canine daredevils...

03/18/2018: 1:00 pm - 6:30 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...

03/18/2018: 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Performance on the Frog: Cleary Irish Dancers

Performance on the Frog: Cleary Irish Dancers

Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena, CA

Get into the St. Paddy's Day mood with a performance of Irish jigs and traditional step dancers! The Cleary Irish Dancers, whose members regularly represent...

03/18/2018: 1:00 pm - 2:00 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...

03/18/2018: 1:00 pm - 4:00 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...

03/18/2018: 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...

03/18/2018: 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)...

03/18/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live!

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live!

Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, CA

2 p.m., 6 p.m. Come pay a visit to Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood when it comes to Thousand Oaks. The award-winning PBS Kids TV program has...

03/18/2018: 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Kallpachay Santa Monica Camp Open House

Kallpachay Santa Monica Camp Open House

New Roads Elementary at the Herb Alpert Educational Village, Santa Monica, CA

Kallpachay Spanish Adventure Camp, which has three programs for different ages and levels, is offering an open house at its Santa Monica camp. Open houses are...

03/18/2018: 2:00 pm - 4:00 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...

03/18/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Nine O'Clock Players presents Alice!

Nine O'Clock Players presents Alice!

The Assistance League Theatre, Hollywood, CA

2 p.m. March 4, 11, 18, 25. The multi-award winning Nine O'Clock Players continue their 87th year bringing extraordinary family theatre to Southern California with...

03/18/2018: 2:00 pm - 3:30 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...

03/18/2018: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Petra and the Wolf

Petra and the Wolf

Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA

Inspired by the Prokofiev classic Peter and the Wolf, this new incarnation introduces Petra (granddaughter of Peter) who reveals her bravery and compassion when a wolf...

03/18/2018: 2:00 pm - 3:30 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...

03/18/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Zimmer Sunday Family Program: Happy Birthday Yayoi Kusama

Zimmer Sunday Family Program: Happy Birthday Yayoi Kusama

Zimmer Children’s Museum, L.A., CA

The Zimmer and Do-A-Dot will be saluting the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who is famous for her immersive art experiences that involve psychedelic colors, repetition,...

03/18/2018: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Manual Cinema: The Magic City

Manual Cinema: The Magic City

The Soraya, Northridge, CA

The Plaza del Sol Performance Hall will be the site for some cinematic-style magic this afternoon. The Chicago-based Manual Cinema troupe will conjure up something...

03/18/2018: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Young Scientists Symposium

Young Scientists Symposium

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro, CA

At this annual symposium, CMA student volunteers present their research projects. The day also brings together scientists of all ages to talk about their shared...

03/18/2018: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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 Disney Junior Dance Party

 Disney Junior Dance Party

City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA

Characters and songs from your favorite Disney Junior series like Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Sofia the First, Elena of Avalor, Doc McStuffins, The Lion Guard,...

03/18/2018: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Jack Hanna's "Into The Wild Live!"

Jack Hanna's "Into The Wild Live!"

La Mirada Theatre, La Mirada, CA

America’s legendary animal expert, Jack Hanna, transforms his three-time Emmy Award-winning television series into a live stage show. Hanna will introduce some of the world’s...

03/18/2018: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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