Events - Oct 12, 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.

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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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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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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Warner Bros. Studio Tour's Justice League Exhibit

Warner Bros. Studio Tour's Justice League Exhibit

Warner Brothers Studios, Burbank, CA

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood just got a little more super. That is because of its new exhibit that is all...

05/05/2018 - 12/29/2018: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Becoming Los Angeles Exhibition

Becoming Los Angeles Exhibition

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 1-Dec. 31 (closed Nov. 22, Dec. 25). Discover how Los Angeles became Los Angeles. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles...

06/01/2018 - 12/31/2018: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 19-Jan. 6. NHMLA presents this showcase of the 53rd year’s finalists and category winners. The exhibition features 99 stunning images from...

08/19/2018 - 01/06/2019: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Childhood Left at the Station Exhibit

Childhood Left at the Station Exhibit

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Thur., Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fri. Aug. 26-Dec. 31 (closed Sept. 10, 19, Nov. 22, Dec. 25). In honor of the 80th anniversary...

08/26/2018 - 12/31/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Halloween Time

Halloween Time

Disneyland Resorts, Anaheim, CA

Times vary Sept. 7-Oct. 31. The Disneyland Resorts offers nearly two months of Halloween amusements. Disneyland holds the return of Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space...

09/07/2018 - 10/31/2018: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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The Great Pumpkin Hunt

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Penisula, CA

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15-Nov. 30. Because the Botanic Garden's furry residents love snacking on the seasonal pumpkin patch, the Garden's birds have hidden the...

09/15/2018 - 11/30/2018: 9:00 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. 15-Oct. 31. Irvine Regional Park offers an express train to a Halloween utopia. This seasonal celebration...

09/15/2018 - 10/31/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Spider Pavilion

Spider Pavilion

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 16 through Nov. 25 (closed Nov. 22). Explore the web - the kind that spiders make - at the Natural History...

09/16/2018 - 11/25/2018: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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La Reina de Los Ángeles Exhibition

La Reina de Los Ángeles Exhibition

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, CA

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 17-Jan. 13 (closed 12/25). The Los Angeles River has been played a pivotal role in the story of our city, although...

09/17/2018 - 01/13/2019: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Lion Guard Exhibit

Lion Guard Exhibit

Discovery Cube OC, Santa Ana, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22-Jan. 13. The first-ever museum exhibit based on Disney Junior’s hit series, “The Lion Guard” takes young fans and their families...

09/22/2018 - 01/13/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Annex Food Hall and First 5 Ventura County Kids Club

The Annex Food Hall and First 5 Ventura County Kids Club

The Collection at Riverpark, Oxnard, CA

The Annex Food Hall offers a morning of storytime and crafts in partnership with First 5 Ventura County and the Oxnard Public Library. First 5...

09/26/2018 - 12/26/2018: 10:30 am - 12:30 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. 29-Oct. 31. This popular seasonal festival, which turns 21 this year, offers a bounty of autumnal attractions. During the week, you...

09/29/2018 - 10/31/2018: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School Exhibition

Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School Exhibition

Petersen Automotive Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 29-June 30. A combination of the cool and crazy, this eclectic exhibition highlights the work of more than 50 artists from...

09/29/2018 - 06/30/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Boo At The Zoo

Boo At The Zoo

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

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1-31. The L.A. Zoo will be celebrating Halloween all October long; however, it is on the weekends when things really get...

10/01/2018 - 10/31/2018: 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 over 20 years. Besides a colorful...

10/01/2018 - 10/31/2018: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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The Pizza Experience

The Pizza Experience

Pizza Experience, Pasadena, CA

4-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Oct. 1-Jan. 29. The latest immersive, multi-sensory pop-up experience might sound a bit cheesy, but that is because...

10/01/2018 - 01/29/2019: 10:00 am - 10:00 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. Oct. 1-Oct. 31. Enjoy a "farm-tastic" time at Forneris' Harvest Festival. Daily attractions include a 4-acre corn maze,...

10/01/2018 - 10/31/2018: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch, Culver City, CA

9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thur., Sun; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Oct. 6-31. For over 30 years, Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch has been a fixture of L.A.'s...

10/05/2018 - 10/30/2018: 9:00 am - 8:00 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. Sun.-Thur., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Oct. 5-31. Besides the plethora of pretty pumpkins, Tina's Patch also presents other seasonal amusements. Families can...

10/05/2018 - 10/31/2018: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Haunted Night in Little Tokyo

Haunted Night in Little Tokyo

Little Tokyo, L.A., CA

Ghouls, ghosts, and goblins of all ages are invited to enjoy a variety of Halloween-inspired festivities in Little Tokyo. There will be pumpkin patches at...

10/05/2018 - 10/27/2018: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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Shawn's Pumpkin Patch

Shawn's Pumpkin Patch

Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch, Culver City, CA

9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m-8 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Oct. 6-31. This perennial pumpkin patch will be popping up on Jefferson Blvd. this Halloween season. So...

10/06/2018 - 10/31/2018: 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

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Pompeii The Exhibition

Pompeii The Exhibition

Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, Simi Valley, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6-April 21 (closed Nov. 22, Dec. 25, Jan. 1). This exhibit offers a phenomenal look at one of the history's legendary...

10/06/2018 - 04/21/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 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. 6-31. Spooky Science will be brewing up some sinister fun the Discovery Cubes again. Brave kids can explore the Spooky Science...

10/06/2018 - 10/31/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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UNAM Día de los Muertos Exhibition at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

UNAM Día de los Muertos Exhibition at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, CA

This year, Hollywood Forever is happy to announce a very special partnership with UNAM Los Angeles, bringing Tomás Casademunt's photography and Humberto Spíndola's unparalleled paper...

10/10/2018 - 11/04/2018: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Nights Of The Jack

Nights Of The Jack

King Gillette Ranch, Calabasas, CA

6-11 p.m. Oct. 11-Nov. 4. Situated on a 1/2 mile trail, this family friendly Halloween Jack O'Lantern experience is filled with thousands of hand-carved and illuminated pumpkins....

10/11/2018 - 11/04/2018: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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AltCar Expo

AltCar Expo

Santa Monica Civic Lot, Santa Monica, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. For the 13th year, this alternative technology vehicle showcase debuts an array of cars, fleets, trucks, bicycles, and scooters that will be...

10/12/2018 - 10/13/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Friday Fun

Friday Fun

Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, Torrance, California

This class involves a story time, a craft and some science followed by a tour of the Preserve. Pre-registration is required as the class is limited...

10/12/2018: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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GOOOOL! The World Cup’s Greatest Moments Exhibition

GOOOOL! The World Cup’s Greatest Moments Exhibition

Forest Lawn Museum, Glendale, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun. May 3-Oct. 28. Fans of futbol (aka soccer) will get a kick out of this exhibit that presents an all-star lineup...

10/12/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011 Exhibition

Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011 Exhibition

Getty Center, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues–Fri. Sun. 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Sat. June 26-October 21. Fashion photography's primary function is as advertising, but it can also be great...

10/12/2018: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Mapping Meaning: Adventures in Cartography

Mapping Meaning: Adventures in Cartography

William Rolland Gallery of Art, Thousand Oaks, CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. through Nov. 6. Maps show us where to go and what to expect when we get there....

10/12/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Polynesian Voyaging Canoe Visits Channel Island Harbor

Polynesian Voyaging Canoe Visits Channel Island Harbor

Channel Island Maritime Museum, Oxnard, CA

4 p.m. Oct. 10, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13.  On Oct. 10, there will be a Welcome Ceremony at the Channel Islands...

10/12/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Serena & Lily Opening in Palisades Village

Palisades Village, Pacific Palisades,, CA

To celebrate the opening of its 9th location, Serena & Lily will be donating 15% of all proceeds from opening day to Alliance of Mom’s charity...

10/12/2018 - 10/13/2018: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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The Autry's Imagined West Studios

The Autry's Imagined West Studios

The 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. This interactive installation is all about sparking children's imagination. Designed and built by artist Mac Maker, Imagined...

10/12/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 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...

10/12/2018: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Hallowe’en Spooktacular

Hallowe’en Spooktacular

Bob Baker Marionette Theater, L.A., CA

10:30 a.m. Fri., 2:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Sept. 22-Nov. 4. 7 p.m. Oct. 29, 7 p.m. Oct. 30, 10:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Over 100 Halloween-inspired puppets,...

10/12/2018: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Toddler Storytimes

Toddler Storytimes

South Pasadena Public Library Children’s Room, South Pasadena, CA

Children’s librarians read age-appropriate stories and share fingerplays, songs, flannelboard stories, and book-related DVDs with children in a group setting. Storytimes for 1-2 year olds...

10/12/2018: 10:30 am - 11:20 am

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Pre and postnatal yoga

Pre and postnatal yoga

Yogaworks Playa Vista, Playa Vista, CA

Pre and postnatal yoga with Desi. Strengthen your body throughout pregnancy and beyond. Infants are welcome to attend. Please check Yogaworks.com for pricing

10/12/2018: 10:45 am - 11:45 am

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3D: Double Vision Exhibit

3D: Double Vision Exhibit

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. July 15–March 31. You won't believe your eyes as you walk...

10/12/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Ceremonies and Celebrations: Textile Treasures from the USC Pacific Asia Museum Collection

Ceremonies and Celebrations: Textile Treasures from the USC Pacific Asia Museum Collection

USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed., Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thur. Sept. 14-Jan. 6. (closed Nov. 21-22, Dec. 24-25, Dec. 31-Jan. 1). Drawn from the museum's extraordinary...

10/12/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata's Journey through the World of Japanese Toys

Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata's Journey through the World of Japanese Toys

Japanese American National Museum, L.A., CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues-Wed., Fri.–Sun. noon-8 p.m. Thur. Sept. 15-March 24. Back in the 1970s, Mark Nagata was your typical California kid, but then he...

10/12/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Kids Club at Janss Marketplace

Kids Club at Janss Marketplace

Janss Marketplace, Thousand Oaks, CA

11 a.m.-noon Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26. On Oct. 5, Sparkelina and Busybee will take kids on a magical Halloween adventure through singing, dancing, comedy,...

10/12/2018: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Merion Estes: Unnatural Disasters Exhibition

Merion Estes: Unnatural Disasters Exhibition

Craft & Folk Art Museum, L.A., CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Sept. 30-Jan. 6. This exhibit presents a 20-year survey of the Los Angeles-based mixed media artist. This...

10/12/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Rauschenberg: In and About L.A. Exhibit

Rauschenberg: In and About L.A. Exhibit

LACMA, L.A., CA

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Tues, Thur., 11 a.m. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Aug. 11-Feb. 10. Robert Rauschenberg was one of the leading...

10/12/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly Exhibit

Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly Exhibit

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. June 1-Oct. 29. This exhibition showcases how the modernist painter Ellsworth Kelly...

10/12/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Orbit Pavilion

Orbit Pavilion

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA

noon-4:30 p.m. Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri.; 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat., Sun. through Sept. 2, 2019. In collaboration with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and...

10/12/2018: 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths Exhibition

Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths Exhibition

Fowler Museum at UCLA, Westwood, CA

noon-8 p.m. Wed., noon-5 p.m. Thur.-Sun. June 2-Dec. 30. Organized by the Fowler, this exhibit holds over 225 works of art, including all sorts of...

10/12/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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42nd Street

42nd Street

Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts, Cerritos, CA

8 p.m. Oct. 12-13, 19, 26; 2 p.m. Oct. 14, 21, 28; 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Oct. 20, 27; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Based on...

10/12/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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She Loves Me

She Loves Me

Morgan-Wixson Theatre, Santa Monica, CA

8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Sept 22-Oct. 14. With a melodic and witty score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof)...

10/12/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Play Chalet Scarf Play

Play Chalet Scarf Play

Play Chalet, Granada Hills, CA

Swish. Twist. Float. Twirl. Bounce & Wave - this is a great multi-sensory play experience that children will love.  Scarf play also will help improve...

10/12/2018: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Pumpkin Nights

Pumpkin Nights

Pomona Fairplex, Pomona, CA

5-10 p.m. Oct. 12-Nov. 4 (closed Halloween). At this outdoor, family-friendly Halloween experience, visitors (or “Pumpkinheads”) can journey into the world of Pumpkin Nights with...

10/12/2018 - 11/04/2018: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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San Fernando Valley Halloween Drive-In Nights 

San Fernando Valley Halloween Drive-In Nights 

Lake Balboa Complex , Lake Balboa, CA

5 p.m.-midnight Oct. 12-13. Get some old-school movie thrills, drive-in style, courtesy of My Valley Pass. Each night will present a pair of Halloween-related films...

10/12/2018 - 10/13/2018: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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Things That Go Bump in the Night

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, CA

Families can discover nature's nocturnal side this evening. Unravel the myths and mysteries surrounding the creatures that come out at night. Visit wolves from Project...

10/12/2018 - 10/13/2018: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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ArtNight Pasadena at Kidspace

ArtNight Pasadena at Kidspace

Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena, CA

For this free evening spotlights the arts in Pasadena, Kidspace will stay open late. So stop in and paint nightscapes inspired by prominent artists, hear...

10/12/2018: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

The Shops at Montebello, Center Court, Montebello, CA

Join The Shops at Montebello in Center Court for a celebration of Hispanic culture in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month! Come out and celebrate with free entertainment from La Suavecita 107.3...

10/12/2018: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Shark Lagoon Nights

Shark Lagoon Nights

Aqurium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

6-9 p.m. Fri. Sept. 9-Dec. 28 (except Oct. 12, 26) Spend your Friday nights hanging with the sharks. You can even have the opportunity to...

10/12/2018: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Flashlight Safari

Flashlight Safari

Big Bear Alpine Zoo, Big Bear, CA

7- 8 p.m. Oct. 5-27. On Friday and Saturday evenings in October, the Big Bear Alpine Zoo hosts a Flashlight Safari. The unique, after-hour tour...

10/12/2018: 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

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A Night of Music From Film

A Night of Music From Film

Haugh Performing Arts Center, Citrus College, Glendora, CA

7 p.m. Oct. 12-13. Enjoy seven decades of grand film scores and vocals as performed by the 60-piece Sierra Winds Symphony and the Citrus College...

10/12/2018 - 10/13/2018: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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DIAVOLO: Architecture in Motion

DIAVOLO: Architecture in Motion

Ahmanson Theatre, The Music Center, L.A., CA

7:30 p.m. Oct. 12-13, 2 p.m. Oct. 14. Following its success as an America’s Got Talent Season 12 top 10 finalist, the acclaimed, and innovative, dance...

10/12/2018 - 10/14/2018: 7:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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