Events - Dec 25, 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.

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. 13. Celebrating the centennial of the discovery of King Tut's tomb, this immersive exhibition (presented by the Egyptian Ministry of...

03/24/2018 - 01/13/2019: 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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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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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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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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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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Lost at Sea: The Explorations of Dr. Robert Ballard Exhibition

Lost at Sea: The Explorations of Dr. Robert Ballard Exhibition

Battleship IOWA, San Pedro, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 30-Dec. 31, 2019 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas) Dive into the fascinating world of sea wreck explorations at the Battleship IOWA. This...

10/30/2018 - 12/31/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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ICE At Santa Monica

ICE At Santa Monica

ICE At Santa Monica Rink, Santa Monica, CA

2-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 2 p.m.-midnight Fri., 10 a.m.-midnight Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. Nov. 3-Jan. 21. Chill out by the Pacific Ocean at Santa Monica's...

11/03/2018 - 01/21/2019: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Resorts, Anaheim, CA

Hours vary, Nov. 9-Jan. 6. "The Happiest Place on Earth" will be jolly with holiday merriment at Disneyland and California Adventure - both will be...

11/09/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and Their Builders Exhibition

Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and Their Builders Exhibition

Petersen Automotive Museum, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Nov. 30, 2019. In this exhibit, the Petersen Automotive Museum explores the stories of the region’s racing cars, builders and tracks....

11/10/2018 - 11/30/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Reagan Library's Christmas Tree Exhibit

Reagan Library's Christmas Tree Exhibit

Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, Simi Valley, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1-Jan. 7 (closed Nov. 22, Dec. 25, Jan. 1). This annual holiday exhibit displays 25 specially decorated trees that reflect the...

11/10/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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L.A. Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live

L.A. Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live

L.A. Live, L.A., CA

5-7 p.m., 7:30-9:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-midnight Nov. 10-Jan. 7. The public can skate on this outdoor rink that will situated just a puck's throw from...

11/10/2018 - 01/07/2019: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Knott's Merry Farm

Knott's Merry Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA

Times vary. Nov. 16-Jan. 6 (closed Dec. 25). The Berry Farm will be even merrier this holiday season as Knott's largest ever Christmas display, with...

11/16/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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L.A. Kings Holiday Ice at the Pike

L.A. Kings Holiday Ice at the Pike

The Pike Outlets, Long Beach, CA

5-8 p.m., 8:30-10:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 16-Dec. 17; 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 16-Jan. 6. The Pike Outlets in Long...

11/16/2018 - 01/06/2019: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City, CA

Times vary, Nov. 17-Jan. 6. Yuletide spirits will be inhabiting Hogmeade during the holiday season. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will don its festive...

11/17/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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L.A. Zoo's Reindeer Romp

L.A. Zoo's Reindeer Romp

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

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 16-Jan. 6 (closed Nov. 22, Dec. 25). Join the animals at the L.A. Zoo this holiday season in welcoming their special...

11/17/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld, San Diego, CA

Times vary. Nov. 17 through Jan. 6. A visit to SeaWorld during the holidays means a chance to go to Santa's Christmas Village and Rudolph’s...

11/17/2018 - 01/06/2019: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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L.A. Kings Holiday Ice Westfield Topanga

L.A. Kings Holiday Ice Westfield Topanga

Westfield Topanga, Canoga Park, CA

5-8 p.m., 8:30-10:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 17-Dec. 14; 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 15-Jan. 6. Outdoor ice skating returns to...

11/17/2018 - 01/06/2019: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Enchanted: Forest of Light 

Enchanted: Forest of Light 

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada-Flintridge, CA

5-10 p.m. Nov. 18-Jan. 6 (closed Dec. 25). Descanso Gardens invites you to become "enchanted" all over again. This uniquely illuminating installation presents a one-mile...

11/18/2018 - 01/06/2019: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Science Of Gingerbread

Science Of Gingerbread

Discovery Cube L.A., Sylmar, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 23-Jan.6 (closed Dec. 25). Treat yourself to a trip to see South Cal’s largest Gingerbread Competition and Display at the Cube,...

11/23/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Queen Mary Christmas

Queen Mary Christmas

Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA

2-8 p.m. Nov. 23-30, Dec. 3-7, 10-14, 17-20; noon-9 p.m.; Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 21-30, Jan. 1-6; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 31. The Queen Mary...

11/23/2018 - 01/06/2019: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Marina Lights

Marina Lights

Burton Chace Park, Marina del Rey, CA

4-10 p.m. Dec. 1-31. The holiday lights won't just be on the boats in the Marina, but they will also be up in Marina del...

12/01/2018 - 12/31/2018: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Grand Park’s Winter Glow

Grand Park’s Winter Glow

Grand Park, L.A., CA

6-10 p.m. Dec. 1-25. Grand Park will have a new look during December's nights. The first-ever Winter Glow is an immersive art experience for the...

12/01/2018 - 12/25/2018: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Muhammad Ali: Greatest of All Time Exhibit

Muhammad Ali: Greatest of All Time Exhibit

Beverly Center, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Nov. 2-Jan. 20. This one-of-a-kind exhibit takes an in-depth and illuminating look at the...

12/06/2018 - 01/20/2019: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Art of the Jewel: The Crevoshay Collection Exhibit

Art of the Jewel: The Crevoshay Collection Exhibit

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7-May 12. Designer Paula Crevoshay melds nature, art, and science in unique ways with her jewelry. Featuring jewelry made of gold,...

12/07/2018 - 05/12/2019: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Big Bear Snow Play

Big Bear Snow Play

Big Bear Snow Play, Big Bear, CA

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 5-9 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 23-April 14. Big Bear's Snow Play features with three full-length snow-tubing runs. To ensure...

12/07/2018 - 04/14/2019: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The Rink in Downtown Burbank

The Rink in Downtown Burbank

Downtown Burbank, Burbank, CA

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thur. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Dec. 13 through Jan. 6. Located in beautiful downtown Burbank, this rink provides a mid-day skating siesta...

12/13/2018 - 01/06/2019: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Grinchmas

Grinchmas

Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City, CA

times vary, Dec. 14-30. A whimsical 60-ft “Grinchmas” tree will mark the spot where the main Grinchmas activities take place. Catch performances by Martha May Who-vier...

12/14/2018 - 12/30/2018: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Incredible Predators 3D Movie at NHM

Incredible Predators 3D Movie at NHM

Natural History Museum, L.A., CA

times vary Dec. 15-June 30 (closed Jan. 1). This film, the latest one to screen in the museum's 3D theater, takes an intimate look at...

12/15/2018 - 06/30/2019: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Six Flags Magic Mountain's Holiday in the Park!

Six Flags Magic Mountain's Holiday in the Park!

Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, CA

10:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 15-30. Thrilling rides, exciting family entertainment, and tasty seasonal treats are on the holiday menu at Six Flags Magic Mountain. On...

12/15/2018 - 12/30/2018: 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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The Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square

The Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square

Pershing Square, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-11 p.m. Dec. 16-31. For 21 years now, the Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square has created a multitude of winter-time memories. More than 54,000...

12/16/2018 - 12/31/2018: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Holidays at Legoland

Holidays at Legoland

Legoland, Carlsbad, CA

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 18-20, 24-25; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 21, 23; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 22, 26-31. Where else can you get a photo...

12/18/2018 - 12/31/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Disney's Mary Poppins Returns At The El Capitan

Disney's Mary Poppins Returns At The El Capitan

El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, CA

9:30 a.m., 12:55 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:45 p.m., and (Fri.-Sat) 10:30 p.m. Dec. 19-Jan. 13. The El Capitan is something special to mark the return...

12/19/2018 - 01/13/2019: 9:30 am - 10:30 pm

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Winter Fest

Winter Fest

OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, CA

Times vary Dec. 20-Jan. 6. Winter Fest offers an awesome selection of seasonal attractions. You can experience an outdoor ice-skating rink, ice tubing at Snowflake...

12/20/2018 - 01/06/2019: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Mammoths and Mastodons at the La Brea Tar Pits

Mammoths and Mastodons at the La Brea Tar Pits

La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, L.A.,

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 21-Sept. 8. For years, the world-famous La Brea Tar Pits and Museum has been excavating and displaying incredible mammoths and mastodons;...

12/21/2018 - 09/08/2019: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Winter Break: Crafts and Activities for Kids

Winter Break: Crafts and Activities for Kids

Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Dec. 22-Jan. 6. Kids can enjoy doing winter craft projects at the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Among the...

12/22/2018 - 01/06/2019: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Valley Kids Consignment Huge Kids Sale

Valley Kids Consignment Huge Kids Sale

Valley Kids Consignment, Northridge, CA

At this popular community event, families join together and sell their lightly used items at discounted prices. All items are priced by parents and they range...

12/25/2018: All Day

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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...

12/25/2018: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Roybal: A Multi-Racial Catalyst for Democracy Exhibition

Roybal: A Multi-Racial Catalyst for Democracy Exhibition

Jean Deleage Arts Gallery, CASA 0101 Theater, L.A., CA

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. through Feb. 3. This exhibit celebrates the life, work, and legacy of Edward Ross Roybal, the first Mexican-American to be elected to...

12/25/2018: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings Exhibition

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings Exhibition

Getty Center, L.A., CA

10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., Sun.; 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Sat. Nov. 16-Feb. 10. Photography Sally Mann focuses on people, things, and place, particularly the American South...

12/25/2018: 10:00 am - 5:30 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...

12/25/2018: 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...

12/25/2018: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment Exhibition

Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment Exhibition

Forest Lawn Museum, Glendale, CA

1o a.m.-5 p.m. Tues-Sun. Dec. 11-April 7. Featuring nearly 100 photographs, this National Geographic-organized exhibit spotlights the work of 11 award-winning female photojournalists. It pays...

12/25/2018: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fa La Land Interactive Holiday Exhibit

Fa La Land Interactive Holiday Exhibit

Row DTLA, Los Angeles, CA

11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun. Nov. 18-Jan. 6. With a wonderful range of unique...

12/25/2018: 11:00 am - 8:30 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...

12/25/2018: 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...

12/25/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Outliers and American Vanguard Art Exhibit

Outliers and American Vanguard Art 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. Nov. 18-March 17. This exhibition, which is making its West Coast debut...

12/25/2018: 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...

12/25/2018: 11:00 am - 5:00 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...

12/25/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 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...

12/25/2018: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Wicked

Wicked

Hollywood Pantages, Hollywood, CA

8 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sun. Nov. 28-Jan. 27. (no shows Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) Winner of...

12/25/2018: 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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HO(ppy) HO(ppy) HO(ppy) Christmas at the Bunny Museum

HO(ppy) HO(ppy) HO(ppy) Christmas at the Bunny Museum

The Bunny Museum, Altadena, CA

Don't forget that Frosty the Snowman only exists because Hocus Pocus the bunny jumped out of the magic hat! Come share the Christmas Day merriment...

12/25/2018: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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