Events - May 5, 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.

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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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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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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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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KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Exhibit

KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Exhibit

California Science Center, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 24-Jan. 6. Celebrating the centennial of the discovery of King Tut's tomb, this immersive exhibition (presented by the Egyptian Ministry of...

03/24/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Pandas in IMAX

Pandas in IMAX

California Science Center, L.A., CA

times vary April 6-Sept. 3. The filmmakers from the acclaimed IMAX documentaries Born to Be Wild and Island of Lemurs: Madagascar take audiences on an exciting and educational new...

04/06/2018 - 09/03/2018: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Pixar Fest

Pixar Fest

Disneyland Resorts, Anaheim, CA

Hours vary, April 13-Sept. 3. Disneyland and California Adventure will be pixilated by all this things Pixar this spring and summer. Disneyland presents a new...

04/13/2018 - 09/03/2018: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Wild For The Planet at the Los Angeles Zoo

Wild For The Planet at the Los Angeles Zoo

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

10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 21-May 18. From Earth Day Weekend to just before Endangered Species Day, the Zoo spotlights the importance of protecting the environment...

04/21/2018 - 05/18/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Avengers: Infinity War At The El Capitan

Avengers: Infinity War At The El Capitan

El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, CA

times vary April 26-May 20. A decade in the making, this massive action adventure movie encompasses the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. The PG-13 film, directed...

04/26/2018 - 05/20/2018: 9:30 am - 11:50 pm

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Cirque du Soleil: Sep7imo Dia

Cirque du Soleil: Sep7imo Dia

The Forum, L.A., CA

8 p.m. May 3, 4 p.m., 8 p.m. May 4-5, 1 p.m., 5 p.m. May 6. This Cirque du Soleil show is not your typical...

05/03/2018 - 05/06/2018: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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YALLWEST

YALLWEST

Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, CA

6-8 p.m. May 4, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. May 5. Who is going to be at the 4th annual Youth and Young Adult Book Festival (aka...

05/04/2018 - 05/05/2018: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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CLU Dance Concert: Moving Images

CLU Dance Concert: Moving Images

Preus-Brandt Forum, Cal Lutheran, Thousand Oaks, CA

8 p.m. May 4-5. Cal Lutheran’s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance is presenting this dance concert that showcases works created by the students in...

05/04/2018 - 05/05/2018: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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PurpleStride Los Angeles 2018

PurpleStride Los Angeles 2018

Exposition Park, L.A., CA

PurpleStride is the signature event of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Each year, in communities across the country, tens of thousands of people participate in...

05/05/2018: 7:00 am - 11:30 am

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CMA's Monthly Beach Cleanup

CMA's Monthly Beach Cleanup

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro, CA

Come out and help Cabrillo Marine Aquarium's educators keep their Coastal Park clean and eco-friendly. You can also assist in collecting and categorizing the various...

05/05/2018: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

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Planes of Fame Air Museum's Air Show 2018

Planes of Fame Air Museum's Air Show 2018

Planes of Fame Air Museum, Chino, CA

8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 5-6. This year's event will feature over 40 historic aircraft, including P-47 Thunderbolts, P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs, flying for your...

05/05/2018 - 05/06/2018: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Family Yoga

Family Yoga

Rancho Los Cerritos, Long Beach, CA

Stretch and strengthen in Rancho Los Cerritos’ private garden led by a certified yoga instructor. Beginners and experienced yogis are welcome. Please arrive early and...

05/05/2018: 9:00 am - 9:45 am

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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...

05/05/2018: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Huntington Children's Workshop: Cactus Cupcakes

Huntington Children's Workshop: Cactus Cupcakes

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA

Kids can create something sweet and spiky in this workshop where desserts hits the desert. Participants will explore the characteristics of cactus and other succulents...

05/05/2018: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World Exhibit

Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World Exhibit

Getty Center, L.A., CA

10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., Sun., 10 a.m-9 p.m. March 27– Sept. 9. This exhibition is the first to provide a comprehensive examination of Egypt’s interactions...

05/05/2018: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Cabrillo Craft Corner

Cabrillo Craft Corner

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro, CA

On the first Saturday of the month, young and old alike can get creative at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. The craft projects will involve making...

05/05/2018: 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...

05/05/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Hot Wheels Garage

Hot Wheels Garage

Automotive Driving Museum, El Segundo, CA

Hot Wheels Garage features displays of life-size cars and numerous Hot Wheels tracks and cars to race with. Besides the cars, there will be art...

05/05/2018: 10:00 am - 1:00 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,...

05/05/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Kidspace's Grand Butterfly Release

Kidspace's Grand Butterfly Release

Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 5-6. Celebration the end of Butterfly Season with Kidspace. Mold a butterfly puddler out of clay and paint butterfly scenes en...

05/05/2018 - 05/06/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, Irwindale, CA

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. April 7-May 20. Hear ye, hear ye - all ye lords and ladies can travel back to 16th century England as...

05/05/2018: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Sesame Street Party Parade

Sesame Street Party Parade

SeaWorld, San Diego, CA

times vary Sat.-Sun. May 5-July 1. This summer, Sesame Street can be found on SeaWorld's pathways. Starring everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends (including Elmo!), this...

05/05/2018: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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The VOID and ILMxLAB's Hyper-Reality VR Experience

The VOID and ILMxLAB's Hyper-Reality VR Experience

Glendale Galleria, Glendale, CA

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will transport guests deep into the Star Wars universe allowing them to walk freely and untethered on an interactive...

05/05/2018: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Turtle & Tortoise Day

Turtle & Tortoise Day

El Dorado Nature Center, Long Beach, CA

See, touch and feel turtles and tortoises of all sizes, care and adoption information. It’s a great chance to see unique animals up close. Plus,...

05/05/2018: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Bob Baker's The Circus

Bob Baker's The Circus

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

10:30 a.m. Fri., 2:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. May 4-June 10. Unearthed from its archives, Bob Baker brings you the "greatest puppet show on earth!" It premiered...

05/05/2018: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Brandon's Buddies Play Date

Brandon’s Village, Gates Canyon Park, Calabasas, CA

Brandon’s Buddies is a free kids club that meets every month at Brandon’s Village at Gates Canyon Park in Calabasas. Brandon’s Buddies is for children...

05/05/2018: 10:30 am

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Danica McKellar Reading & Book Signing

Danica McKellar Reading & Book Signing

Children’s Book World, West L.A., CA

Join actress, math whiz, and bestselling author Danica McKellar for a reading, Q & A, and book signing. In her delightful new picture book in...

05/05/2018: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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Little Explorers

Little Explorers

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada-Flintridge, CA

Youngsters can explore the natural world in Descanso Gardens through crafts and other hands-on activities. Today, youngsters can enjoy bird-themed activities as part of Descanso’s...

05/05/2018: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Soka University's 17th Annual International Festival

Soka University's 17th Annual International Festival

Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA

The festival brings the world to Aliso Viejo, with over 700 international musicians and dancers and 250 exhibitors. Enjoy a broad selection of international food,...

05/05/2018: 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Art Matters Fundraiser Exhibition

Art Matters Fundraiser Exhibition

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA

The San Marino League's fifth juried exhibition and sale of paintings and photography, and jewelry,attracting some of the country’s best artists is the non-profit organization's biennial...

05/05/2018 - 05/06/2018: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Catty Wagon Pet Adoption

Catty Wagon Pet Adoption

The Original Farmers Market, L.A., CA

As the first custom-built, mobile adoption vehicle created just for kittens, the Catty Wagon makes it possible for thousands of shelter kittens to find forever...

05/05/2018: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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City and Cosmos: The Arts of Teotihuacan Exhibit

City and Cosmos: The Arts of Teotihuacan 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. March 25–July 15. This exhibit presents recent findings from Mexican national and...

05/05/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life

David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life

LACMA, L.A., CA

11 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. April 15-July 29. As its title suggests, this exhibit is made up almost...

05/05/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Hamilton Workshop with Hamilton Star Andrew Chappelle

Hamilton Workshop with Hamilton Star Andrew Chappelle

St. Augustine\\\’s Pierson Hall Stage, Santa Monica, CA

Kids On Stage is partnering with A Class Act NY for this workshop that will include learning a Hamilton song & dance, Q&A, and autographs....

05/05/2018: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Lineage Dance Performance

Lineage Dance Performance

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada-Flintridge, CA

Step lively through Descanso Gardens this weekend and enjoy a lively dance performance from Lineage Dance Company. This Pasadena-based contemporary dance company is known for...

05/05/2018 - 05/06/2018: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library Exhibit

Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library Exhibit

Annenberg Space For Photography, Century City, CA

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sun. April 21-Sept. 9. Culled from a collection of over 14 million pictures in the Library of Congress, the nearly 500 images...

05/05/2018: 11:00 am - 6:00 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...

05/05/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Wild West SteamFest

Wild West SteamFest

Heritage Museum Of Orange County, Santa Ana, CA

The steampunk world collides with the wild west at this annual gathering. The day will be packed with an eclectic array of activities, from wagon...

05/05/2018: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Play Doh Play

Play Doh Play

Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, CA

11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Sat. May 5-26. This free, drop-in family workshop asks the question: What if Plato played with Play-Doh? You can create play-dough sculptures...

05/05/2018: 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...

05/05/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Circus Vargas

Circus Vargas

Burbank Blvd at I-5 Freeway, Burbank, CA

7:30 p.m. April 19-20; 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m. April 21, 28, May 5; noon, 3 p.m., 6:30 p.m. April 22, 29, May 6;...

05/05/2018: 12:00 pm - 9:30 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...

05/05/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Snow White

Snow White

The Pico Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA

Hi-ho, hi-ho, it’s off to the woods Snow White will go! Creating Arts Company presents the classic tale of a beautiful young Princess who is...

05/05/2018: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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The Museum of Selfies

The Museum of Selfies

The Museum of Selfies, Glendale, CA

noon-8 p.m. Tues.-Thur., Sun.; noon-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.. April 1-May 31. This interactive pop-up museum explores the history and cultural phenomenon of the selfie, which actually...

05/05/2018: 12:00 pm - 8:00 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...

05/05/2018: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Finding Belle

Finding Belle

Santa Monica Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA

2 p.m. Sat., 12:30 p.m. Sun. May 5-June 24. Something strange has happened to Belle and your favorite fairy tale characters, like Cinderella, Snowhite, Little...

05/05/2018: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Creation Station: Sunny Yellow

Creation Station: Sunny Yellow

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site, Long Beach, CA

Brighten up this springtime Saturday by getting artistic in this historic setting. "Sunny Yellow" is the seasonal theme of today's old-fashioned craft program designed for...

05/05/2018: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Drop-in Comic Book Fun

Drop-in Comic Book Fun

Santa Monica Library Main Branch, Santa Monica, CA

To celebrate Free Comic Book Day, the Main Library will host Free Comic Book Day event in its lobby. Come enjoy comic crafts, photo booths,...

05/05/2018: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Fiesta de Mayo Celebration

Fiesta de Mayo Celebration

Outlets at San Clemente, San Clemente, CA

The Outlets at San Clemente's third annual Fiesta de Mayo celebration presents local Mariachis and Ballet Folkloric performances. This free afternoon fiesta also features  balloon...

05/05/2018: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Huntington Library's Children’s Flower Arranging Class

Huntington Library's Children’s Flower Arranging Class

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

In this Flower Duet-led class, kids can learn about using petal-powered peonies to design a flower arrangement in a vase. with  Registration can be done...

05/05/2018: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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School of Rock

School of Rock

Hollywood Pantages, Hollywood, CA

8 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sun. May 3-27. Get ready to rock at the Pantages! The popular adaptation...

05/05/2018: 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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42nd Street

42nd Street

The Norris Theatre, Rolling Hills Estates, CA

8 p.m. April 27-28, May 4, 11; 2 p.m. April 29, May 6, 13; 2 p.m. 8 p.m. May 5, 12. "Come and meet those...

05/05/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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PAW Patrol Live: "Race To The Rescue"

PAW Patrol Live: "Race To The Rescue"

Microsoft Theater, L.A., CA

10 a.m., 2 p.m., May 5-6. The PAW Patrol has hit the road for its first-ever live tour. Ryder gathers together the Patrol - Marshall,...

05/05/2018 - 05/06/2018: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Star Quest

Star Quest

The Pico Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA

Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away, there was an epic battle between the evil Galactic Legion and the good Space League...

05/05/2018: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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The Magic of Cartoon Drawing

The Magic of Cartoon Drawing

Children’s Literature Department, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA

Max Espinoza presents a fun, audience-friendly program on how to draw all types of toon characters and/or super heroes, using simple shapes, letters and numbers.

05/05/2018: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Ice

Ice

24th Street Theatre, L.A., CA

3 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. April 7-June 10 (previews April 7-15). A bilingual, humorous, musical journey in search of what it means...

05/05/2018: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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The Wit and Wisdom of Sholom Aleichem

The Wit and Wisdom of Sholom Aleichem

Santa Monica Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA

7:30 p.m. Sat., 3:30 p.m. Sun. May 5-June 24. This bold and bittersweet musical comedy follows the life of the beloved Yiddish story-teller, who spins tales...

05/05/2018: 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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MainStreet Theatre Company Presents "Frederick"

MainStreet Theatre Company Presents "Frederick"

Lewis Family Playhouse, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

4 p.m. May 5, 1 p.m., 4 p.m. May 12, 19; 1 p.m. May 13, 20. MainStreet Theatre Company presents this charming musical adaptation of...

05/05/2018: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt

The Getty Center, L.A., CA

Harry Potter fans can follow in the footsteps of young wizards in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famous...

05/05/2018: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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