Events - Oct 20, 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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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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Front Porch Cinema

Front Porch Cinema

Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA

The iconic Santa Monica Pier is doing a little something different for this year's Front Porch Cinema series - the four films will be shown...

10/18/2018 - 10/21/2018: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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The Help Group Summit: A Conference Focusing on Autism, Learning Disabilities and ADHD

The Help Group Summit: A Conference Focusing on Autism, Learning Disabilities and ADHD

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., CA

7 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 20. Designed for professionals and parents, the Help Group’s Summit is a cutting edge conference that...

10/19/2018 - 10/20/2018: 7:30 am - 1:00 pm

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PINK SAVES Free Mobile Mammogram Screenings

PINK SAVES Free Mobile Mammogram Screenings

Citadel Outlets, L.A., CA

In light of National Mammography Day on Oct. 19, Citadel Outlets will have mobile mammogram trucks on-site to conduct free screenings from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m....

10/19/2018 - 10/21/2018: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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WestEdge Design Fair

WestEdge Design Fair

Barker Hanger, Santa Monica, CA

10 a.m.–6 p.m. Oct. 19-20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 21. This highly curated showcase offers the chance to see the newest and coolest in modern...

10/19/2018 - 10/21/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Carnival Encino @ Our Lady of Grace

Carnival Encino @ Our Lady of Grace

Our Lady of Grace School, Encino, Ca

5-11 p.m. Oct. 19, noon-11 p.m. Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 21. Bring your family and friends to the valley's best carnival and enjoy...

10/19/2018 - 10/21/2018: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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American Truck Show Circuit

American Truck Show Circuit

Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA

2-11 p.m. Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 21. The American Truck Show Circuit makes the final stop of its...

10/19/2018 - 10/21/2018: 2:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Carnival Encino 2018

Carnival Encino 2018

Our Lady of Grace School, Encino, California

5-11 p.m. Oct. 19, noon-11 p.m. Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 21. This three-day community event will take place at Our Lady of Grace...

10/19/2018 - 10/21/2018: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Long Beach Zombie Fest

Long Beach Zombie Fest

Rainbow Lagoon, Long Beach, CA

5-10 p.m. Oct. 19, 2-10 p.m. Oct. 20-21. The Rainbow Lagoon will be inhabited by many a strange creature having a lively time enjoying all...

10/19/2018 - 10/21/2018: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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OC Japan Fair 2018

OC Japan Fair 2018

OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, CA

5-11 p.m. Oct. 19, noon-10 p.m. Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 21. This family-friendly event is one of the largest Japanese cultural festivals of...

10/19/2018 - 10/21/2018: 5:00 pm

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Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández

Luckman Theatre, Cal. State Los Angeles, L.A., CA

8 p.m. Oct. 19-20, 6 p.m. Oct. 21. The international renowned Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández will grace the Luckman Theatre with three...

10/19/2018 - 10/21/2018: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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18th Annual Easterseals Strides for Disability 5k/3k Family Fun Walk

18th Annual Easterseals Strides for Disability 5k/3k Family Fun Walk

Shoreline Aquatic Park, Long Beach, CA

Hosting this year’s event as emcees are actor/comedians Nic Novicki (Boardwalk Empire, Gotham Comedy Live), an Easterseals board member and founder of the Easterseals Disability...

10/20/2018: 7:00 am - 10:00 am

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PINK SAVES Health & Wellness Fair

PINK SAVES Health & Wellness Fair

Citadel Outlets, L.A., CA

From 7-10 a.m. this morning, Citadel Outlets will host a 5K Fun Walk and Pancake Breakfast from Ruby's Diner with proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen...

10/20/2018: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Origami in the Garden

Origami in the Garden

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, CA

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 20-April 14 (closed Nov. 22, Dec. 25, Jan. 1). The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is home to 16 large-scale metal...

10/20/2018 - 04/14/2019: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Origami in the Garden² Exhibition Opening

Origami in the Garden² Exhibition Opening

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, CA

Discover 16 outdoor origami creations, crafted in museum-quality metals, by Jennifer and Kevin Box, as well as collaborations with world renowned origami masters. Explore the...

10/20/2018: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Pyrometric: Earth and Ash in the Anthropocene Exhibition

Pyrometric: Earth and Ash in the Anthropocene Exhibition

Kwan Fong Gallery, Thousand Oaks, CA

8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Oct. 19-Jan. 10. This exhibit investigates fire and wildfires through the lenses of art and ecology, highlighting human contributions to recurring...

10/20/2018: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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3rd Saturdays Family Nature Walk

3rd Saturdays Family Nature Walk

White Point Nature Preserve, San Pedro, CA

This naturalist-led nature walk includes a visit to the Tongva Native Plant Gardens, where you will learn how early inhabitants of the peninsula used native...

10/20/2018: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest


Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest


Belmont Shore, Long Beach, CA

Check out the chalk art stars will create on their sidewalk "canvases." And see which ones win the $1000 cash prizes that are up for...

10/20/2018: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Club 21 Together is Better Walkathon

Club 21 Together is Better Walkathon

Central Park, Pasadena, CA

Join the Club 21 Learning & Resource Center as we unite for a common cause and raise funds at the 2018 Together is Better Walkathon. Whether...

10/20/2018: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Great Pumpkin Patch Express

Great Pumpkin Patch Express

Orange Empire Railway Museum, Perris, CA

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 14-15, 21-22, 28-29. Families can read the rails on this train outing to find (and decorate) their pumpkins. Visitors can stop...

10/20/2018: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Knott's Spooky Farm

Knott's Spooky Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Sept. 30-Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Knott's daytime Halloween celebration is geared for families with kids ages 3-11 and...

10/20/2018: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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LA Kids Consignment Fall 2018 Event

LA Kids Consignment Fall 2018 Event

Former Costco Warehouse, Canoga Park, California

9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 18-20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 21. Keeping down the cost of growing up! 700+ families are contributing over 100,000 amazing new...

10/20/2018: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Loop da Lu Family 5K

Loop da Lu Family 5K

Kingsmen Park, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks,

Taking place on Cal Lutheran's Homecoming Weekend, this 7th annual run/walk provides a fun for old and young alike. Shirts are guaranteed for participants who...

10/20/2018 - 10/21/2018: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Yoga in the Garden: Parent and Child

Yoga in the Garden: Parent and Child

Rancho Los Cerritos, Long Beach, CA

Stretch and strengthen in RLC’s private garden led by a certified yoga instructor. Beginners and experienced yogis are welcome. Please arrive early and bring a...

10/20/2018: 9:00 am - 9:45 am

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3rd Saturday Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Family Volunteer Day

3rd Saturday Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Family Volunteer Day

George F Canyon Nature Center, Rolling Hills Estates, CA

Put on your grubbies and take part in a kid-friendly habitat restoration activity: plant seeds, care for native plants, and track wildlife. Children of all...

10/20/2018: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Beverly Hills artSHOW

Beverly Hills artSHOW

Beverly Gardens Park, Beverly Hills, CA

For over 45 years, the City of Beverly Hills has holds a bi-annual art show, one of Southern California’s most successful art events.  Nearly 40,000...

10/20/2018 - 10/21/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Critter Club

Critter Club

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m., 11 a.m. Live animals, songs, story times, science topics, and art projects are among the fun things youngsters can do during this educational...

10/20/2018: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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...

10/20/2018: 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...

10/20/2018: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Kings, Queens & Castles Exhibit

Kings, Queens & Castles Exhibit

Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana, CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Sept. 28-Feb. 19. This exhibit ingeniously brings the classic game of chess to life in an engaging way for youngsters. They...

10/20/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Michaels Kids Club

Michaels Kids Club

Michaels, West. L.A., CA

Halloween is in season for this month's activities. On Oct. 6 from 10 a.m.-noon, youngsters (ages 3 and older) can make pumpkin lanterns while those...

10/20/2018: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Polynesian Voyaging Canoe Visits Redondo Beach

Polynesian Voyaging Canoe Visits Redondo Beach

King Harbor Yacht Club, Redondo Beach, CA

On Oct. 17, there will be a Welcome Ceremony at the Lanakila & Nahoa Outrigger Canoe Club (280 Marina Way, Redondo Beach). at 4 p.m....

10/20/2018: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular

SeaWorld, San Diego, CA

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. Oct. 6-28. SeaWorld serves up some special Halloween goodies on weekends during October. The popular Clyde &...

10/20/2018: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Stories from the Garden: The Plants of Colombia

Stories from the Garden: The Plants of Colombia

Rancho Los Cerritos, Long Beach, CA

There are few countries with more biodiversity than Colombia. It holds the most bird species and an uncountable number of insects. Because of its wide...

10/20/2018: 10:00 am - 12:00 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...

10/20/2018: 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...

10/20/2018: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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A Faery Hunt and Fairy Halloween Party!

A Faery Hunt and Fairy Halloween Party!

Griffith Park, Fern Dell, Los Angeles, CA

Join this fun, musical adventure and go searching through the forest for faeries - you could even meet Faery Royalty! Following the show enjoy A Fairy...

10/20/2018: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

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EarthFestLA

EarthFestLA

Media Park, Culver City, CA

Can you think of a better planet to celebrate than the Earth? This free festival features eco-shopping, sustainability workshops, health booths, and free e-waste recycling....

10/20/2018: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm

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Fillmore & Western Pumpkinliner

Fillmore & Western Pumpkinliner

Fillmore & Western Railway Co., Fillmore, CA

10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Oct. 13-28. Climb aboard a vintage train for a unique ride to to "Ichabog," a private pumpkin patch at...

10/20/2018: 10:30 am - 5:30 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,...

10/20/2018: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Ilene Cohen Puppet Show

Ilene Cohen Puppet Show

Children’s Book World, West L.A., CA

Ilene Cohen and her puppet Woody, along with his puppet friends, will entertain youngsters with stories to tickle their funny bone. Ages 3-7.

10/20/2018: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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Junior Scientist

Junior Scientist

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. During this 90-minute class, the Junior Scientists will act like anthropologists and archeologists as they go exploring the people of the...

10/20/2018: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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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...

10/20/2018: 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...

10/20/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fun in the Sun Chili Cook Off

Fun in the Sun Chili Cook Off

Jack Bones Equestrian Center, Castaic, CA

With the purchase of a Chili Card, you can taste chili from more than 25 booths and vote for your favorite. The 2018 event will...

10/20/2018: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Highland Hall Waldorf School Pumpkin Patch

Highland Hall Waldorf School Pumpkin Patch

Highland Hall Waldorf School, Northridge, CA

Come one, come all to the Pumpkin Patch at Highland Hall. A fun-filled event for children big and small with music, arts & craft, and...

10/20/2018: 11:00 am - 2:00 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...

10/20/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 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...

10/20/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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National Geographic Photo Ark Exhibition

National Geographic Photo Ark Exhibition

Annenberg Space For Photography, Century City, CA

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Oct. 13-Jan 13. National Geographic Fellow and photographer Joel Sartore's life mission is to photograph every species living in the world’s...

10/20/2018: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art Exhibit

One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art Exhibit

MOCA Grand Ave., L.A., CA

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thur., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Oct. 14-March 11. "Termite Art" was a term conceived by American...

10/20/2018: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Pacífico Dance Company: Mexico, de Tierra a Mar

Pacífico Dance Company: Mexico, de Tierra a Mar

The Broad Stage, Santa Monica, CA

Dedicated to the performance and preservation of traditional Mexican dance, Pacífíco Dance Company instills pride of heritage as well as promoting cultural understanding among Southern...

10/20/2018: 11:00 am - 12:30 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...

10/20/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Slightly Spooky Stories

Slightly Spooky Stories

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, CA

11 a.m. Oct. 20-21, 27-28. It's becoming a Halloween tradition at Descanso to have the members of the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater entertain family audiences on...

10/20/2018: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Strut Your Mutt Fundraising Event

Strut Your Mutt Fundraising Event

Exposition Park, L.A., CA

The Best Friends Animal Society has again partnered with local rescue groups, shelters and animal welfare organizations to help to save the lives of SoCal...

10/20/2018: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Ventura Harbor Village 6th Annual HOWL-O-WEEN Pet Costume Contest

Ventura Harbor Village 6th Annual HOWL-O-WEEN Pet Costume Contest

Ventura Harbor Village, Ventura, CA

What makes this family-friendly event so unique is that Ventura Harbor Village gives out a "Sea Worthy" ribbon for the dog that dresses in sea...

10/20/2018: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Wildlife Family Fun Day

Wildlife Family Fun Day

Annenberg Space For Photography, Century City, CA

Join the Annenberg Space for Photography in celebrating the opening of its "National Geographic Photo Ark" exhibition with a wild day of free activities. In...

10/20/2018: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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48th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

48th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

Big Bear Convention Center, Big Bear, CA

noon-midnight Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun. Sept. 8-Nov. 3. Oktoberfest is so huge in Big Bear that it starts in Sept. and ends in Nov. In...

10/20/2018: 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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Burbank Beer Festival & Street Fair

Burbank Beer Festival & Street Fair

Downtown Burbank, Burbank, CA

For the fourth year, the streets of downtown Burbank will be flowing with a wide variety of brews. However, if beer is not your thing...

10/20/2018: 12:00 pm - 7:00 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...

10/20/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Mini-Train Rides

Mini-Train Rides

Wilson Park, Torrance, CA

Have a little old-fashioned fun taking a mini-train ride in Torrance's Wilson Park. The Southern California Live Steamers offers these public run days on the...

10/20/2018: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Exhibit

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Exhibit

Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., CA

noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (closed Nov. 22, Dec. 25). Oct. 19-March 10. Based upon the best-selling book of the same name, "Notorious...

10/20/2018: 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...

10/20/2018: 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...

10/20/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Absolutely Halloween

Absolutely Halloween

Santa Monica Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA

2 p.m. Sat., 12:30 p.m. Sun. Oct. 6-28. Returning for the 12th year, this local Halloween tradition is a classic magical All Hallow’s Eve musical...

10/20/2018: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen

Ahmanson Theatre, L.A., CA

8 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 2 p.m., 8 p.m., Sat., 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sun. (2 p.m. Nov. 21; no 8 p.m. show Nov. 22) Oct. 19-Nov....

10/20/2018: 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Huntington Family Drop-In Program: Garden Party

Huntington Family Drop-In Program: Garden Party

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA

In the Children’s Garden this afternoon, families can enjoy an hour of stories with Bing the Hummingbird along with doing hands-on activities and exploring the...

10/20/2018: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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MainStreet Theatre Company presents "Schoolhouse Rock Live!"

MainStreet Theatre Company presents "Schoolhouse Rock Live!"

Lewis Family Playhouse, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

1 p.m., 4 p.m. Oct. 13, 20, 27; 1 p.m. Oct. 14, 21, 28. Based on the Emmy Award-winning '70s Saturday morning cartoon series, this...

10/20/2018: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical

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

8 p.m. Oct. 19, 26; 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Oct. 20, 27; 2 p.m. Oct. 21; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25; 1 p.m. Oct. 28. Just...

10/20/2018: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Theatre West, L.A., CA

1 p.m. Sat. Oct. 20-March 2. Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to the Storybook Theatre we go to see its original musical adaptation of the classic...

10/20/2018: 1:00 pm - 2:30 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...

10/20/2018: 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Free Reading Screening

Free Reading Screening

Brain Balance of Encino, ENCINO, CA

RSVP for Brain Balance's free reading screening! Get a glimpse into the way in which your child's eyes move across text while reading. It's a...

10/20/2018: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Griffith Observatory's Star Party

Griffith Observatory's Star Party

Griffith Observatory, L.A., CA

2-9:45 p.m. July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15. Stargazers of all ages can try out a variety of telescopes...

10/20/2018: 2:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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The Reluctant Dragon Puppet Show

The Reluctant Dragon Puppet Show

Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA

Based on the classic children’s story by Kenneth Grahame, the Luce Puppet Company presents this tale about a boy who befriends a peaceful, poetry loving...

10/20/2018: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Partner Yoga w/Karen Sehgal

Partner Yoga w/Karen Sehgal

Allomi, Redondo Beach, CA

In this partner yoga workshop you will learn how to balance giving and receiving; build trust and communication; stretch and strengthen; breathe deep and relax...

10/20/2018: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Sunstock Solar Festival

Sunstock Solar Festival

Grammercy Place, Hollywood, CA

This music & arts festival might not be the most powerful but it probably has the smallest carbon footprint. It is 100% solar powered and...

10/20/2018: 3:00 pm - 11:00 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. July 14-Nov. 18. This bold and bittersweet musical comedy follows the life of the beloved Yiddish story-teller, who spins tales...

10/20/2018: 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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An Evening with the Fred Rogers Company

An Evening with the Fred Rogers Company

The Animation Guild, Burbank, CA

Have you ever wanted to sit in a room brimming with insights and inspiration from the innovative minds behind some of your favorite award-winning children's...

10/20/2018: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Author Appearance: Yuyi Morales

Author Appearance: Yuyi Morales

Children’s Book World, West L.A., CA

Caldecott Honor artist and five-time Pura Belpré Award winner Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story in her new book. Dreamers. This wonderfully illustrated picture-book...

10/20/2018: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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St. Philip the Apostle Fall Festival

St. Philip the Apostle Fall Festival

St. Philp the Apostle School, Pasadena, CA

Enjoy a Fall-tastic evening filled with family activities, delicious food, and treats, entertainment, and the ever-popular bingo at St. Philip the Apostle's annual Fall Festival....

10/20/2018: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Brick-or-Treat Party Nights

Brick-or-Treat Party Nights

Legoland, Carlsbad, CA

5-9 p.m. Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27. Have a monstrously fun time at Legoland on Saturday nights in October. Youngsters can build their...

10/20/2018: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Rumpelstil Flashlight Concert

Rumpelstil Flashlight Concert

The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California

Something in between a night walk and a rock concert, this event really gets going at twilight when flashlights, headlights and bikelights come on, and...

10/20/2018: 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...

10/20/2018: 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

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Huntington Family Evening: Astronomy Adventure Night

Huntington Family Evening: Astronomy Adventure Night

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA

Spend an autumn evening evening gazing up at stars and getting some close-up encounters with the planets and stars, thanks to the variety of telescopes...

10/20/2018: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Charles Phoenix's Retro Slide Show

Charles Phoenix's Retro Slide Show

Haugh Performing Arts Center, Citrus College, Glendora, CA

Charles Phoenix takes audiences back to the time oh so long ago when people didn't take photos digitally on their phones but used cameras and...

10/20/2018: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised)

Beckman Theatre, Caltech, Pasadena, CA

The Reduced Shakespeare Company returns to the Beckman with the newest version of the group's breakout original show. This intellect parody utilizes just a few...

10/20/2018: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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We Banjo 3

We Banjo 3

Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College Center for the Performing Arts, Torrance, CA

Hailing from Galway, Ireland, the award-winning quartet We Banjo 3 mixes Irish music with old-time American and bluegrass influences to reveal the banjo’s rich legacy and...

10/20/2018: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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