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Saturday, April 30


Go “Into the Woods”

when: Apr 30 at Various times

where: Marsee Auditorium, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, Ca

cost: $18-$25

ages: 7 & up


The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly

when: Apr 30 at Various times

where: Wallis Annenberg Center , 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, Ca

cost: $15

ages: 5 & up

What an exquisite, gorgeous place to spend the morning with the Faeries from A Faery Hunt. Join us in an interactive walkabout in the Celebration Garden of LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. The faeries will bring you stories of faery magic and flowers, with dancing, singing and fun, while weaving in messages of kindness, respect and ecological responsibility. Roaming peacocks are a delightful bonus.

A Faery Hunt’s Fairy Fun Time

when: Apr 30 at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

where: Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Gardens, 301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, Ca

cost: $15

ages: 2-10

Avocado Sorbet

All About Avocados

when: Apr 30 at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

where: Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, Ca

cost: $45

ages: 7-12

Explore the Santa Monica Pier, beach boardwalk and busy third street promenade shops and restaurants. Learn interesting facts, see the sights, and exercise your mind at the same time! This self-guided adventure takes you on a brain-teasing and educational walking tour of the highlights of beautiful Santa Monica. Consists of a series of questions and directions that guide you from location to location where you are required to answer questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction. There is no need to race as quickly as possible from start to finish. Part of the fun is enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of the tour. Our online tour only times you on solving the puzzles and the discovery of each location, allowing you to eat, drink, enjoy the sights, or use the bathroom while the game clock is not running. You can even go home and come back another day without penalty. Once your adventure is complete you will be ranked based on a combination of your answers to the questions and your game clock time. Participate in a team, as a couple, or individually. Complete the adventure as quickly as possible or meander along aimlessly. The goal is to have fun, taste some great beer, and hopefully learn some interesting things along the way. All you need to play is a mobile device with web access. Enter bonus code BONUS for a 20% discount for your entire team or family. Cost is $39.99 (after discount) per team, not per person. Tour is recommended 9am - 5pm. Paved - Wheelchair and stroller accessible Approximate duration 120 - 240 minutes Approximate distance 3 Miles Start and End Location: Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

A Puzzling Family Adventure

when: every Saturday at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, Ca

cost: $39.99/team

ages: All Ages


Earth Day at Polliwog Park

when: Apr 30 at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: South Bay, Polliwog Park, Redondo Ave. & Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

santa monica playhouse

Snow White on Stage

when: Apr 30 at 12:30 or 2 p.m.

where: Westside, Santa Monica Playhouse , 1211 4th St., Santa Monica, Ca

cost: $12.50-$15

ages: 2 & up

Los Angeles Drama Club

Shakespeare By Kids, For Kids: The Tempest

when: Apr 30 at 1 p.m.

where: Mid-City, The Lyric Theatre, 520 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles

cost: $10

ages: 5 & up

Ladies, gentlemen, and children of all ages are invited to travel back in time to participate in a lively Victorian Fair on the beautiful grounds of the Homestead Museum. Visitors will enjoy live music, period dance demonstrations and lessons, fashion shows, high-wheel bicycle riding, historic house tours, pie-eating contests, vintage baseball, crafts, shopping, and much more. Victorian dress is encouraged! No pets allowed. Only certified service animals are permitted. Please note: In the event of rain, the festival will be canceled.

Go Back in Time to a Victorian Fair

when: Apr 30 - May 1 at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Homestead Museum, 15415 E. Don Julian Road, City of Industry, Ca

cost: Free admission

ages: All Ages

kidspace outside

Arroyo Adventures Opens!

when: Apr 30 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Kidspace Children's Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Boulevard, Pasadena, Ca

cost: $13

ages: 1-11

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Imagine stepping into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot. Exhibit experiences including matching, rhyming, poetry and storytelling all help set the foundation for becoming literate by encouraging children to love books, learn words, tell stories, read everything, know letters, and hear sounds. Featured books in the 1,500 square foot exhibit are The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, Abuela by Arthur Dorros, Tuesday by David Wiesner, and Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill. Discovery Cube is located at 11800 Foothill Blvd., Los Angeles. Admission is available on-site or online at www.discoverycube.org/la/. General admissions grand opening promotional prices are as follows: adult ($17.95), senior ($14.95), children ages 3-14 ($12.95) and children ages 2 and under (Free).

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

when: every Saturday at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Los Angeles, Discovery Cube in Los Angeles, 11800 Foothill Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $12.95-$17.95

ages: All Ages

The Purim Carnival is our premier annual event and everyone is welcome to join the fun! This year's carnival will feature: bouncy castles and slides, balloon artists, a puppet show, kosher food, photo-booth, face painting, mask making, Hamantaschen decorating, arts & crafts, a silent auction, and so much more! So dress in costume and celebrate Purim at the best event in town!

Spring Fling Social

when: Apr 30 at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

where: One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

WHO: Young People's Teen Musical Theatre Company presents WHAT: "Fiddler on the Roof" Based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl Book by Joseph Stein, Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick Directed by Nicola Bosco-Alvarez / Musical Direction by Jess Hamel and Zoe Davis "Fiddler on the Roof" is the groundbreaking, Tony Award winning Broadway musical recalling the bittersweet story of a Jewish family clinging to its sacred traditions in a rapidly changing world. Set in the early 1900s - against the backdrop of growing anti-Semitism in Tsarist Russia - a hardworking, but affable Jewish milkman must cope with the non-traditional choices of his three eldest daughters when each marries and leaves home. This beloved show features several memorable tunes including “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Far From the Home I Love” plus stirring ensemble numbers including “Tradition,” “Sabbath Prayer” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Directed and choreographed by Nicola Bosco-Alvarez, this full-staged production showcases performers of the Young People’s Teen Musical Theatre Company featuring 22 young adults from ages 13 to 19 and a youth ensemble featuring children ages 6 to 12 years old. The production is presented with live music orchestration under the musical direction of Jess Hamel. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2015, the Young People's Teen Musical Theatre Company is a teenage performing arts company (sponsored by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and The Friends of the Company) offering instruction in drama, voice, acting, dance and technical theater and the opportunity to experience musical theater at a professional level. WHEN: Jan. 30 to Feb. 8, 2015 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 6 and 7, 2015 2 p.m. Sundays Feb. 1 and Feb. 8, 2015 TICKETS: $10 to $15 $10 students and seniors; $15 general TICKETS ONLINE: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/973108 WHERE: The Randall Museum Theater, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, Calif. 94114 Free parking available at adjacent lot. PHONE: 415-554-9523 WEBSITE: www.yptmtc.org

Fiddler on the Roof

when: Apr 30 at Various times

where: Norris Center for the Performing Arts, 27570 Norris Center Dr., Rolling Hills Estates, Ca

cost: $48-$58

ages: 5 & up


Carnival of the Animals by Circa

when: Apr 30 - Apr 30 at Various times

where: The Broad Stage, 1310 11th Street , Santa Monica, Ca

cost: $30-$55

ages: 4 & up


Figaro Opera Tales

when: Apr 30 at 10 a.m.

where: Downtown, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N Grand Ave., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $15

ages: 3 & up

Musical version of the classic story, with opportunities for kids in the audience to participate.

Sleeping Beauty Slumbers On at Theatre West

when: every Saturday at 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

where: Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd., Universal City, Ca

cost: $10- $12

ages: 3-9

SATURDAYS @ NOON Voted "Best Kids' Comedy Show" by LA Magazine, this fun (and appropriate) for all ages show, features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation. You’ll come to entertain your children and leave feeling comically sated. We are the Bugs Bunny of improv! Come be a part of the show! $5

The Really Awesome Improv Show

when: every Saturday at noon to 1 p.m.

where: Hollywood, The Second City Hollywood, 6560 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $5

ages: 2 & up

aquarium kids

Urban Ocean Festival

when: Apr 30 - May 1 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Long Beach, Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, Ca

cost: $17.95-$29.95

ages: All Ages


Got a Glass Slipper?

when: Apr 30 at Various times

where: Orange County, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, Ca

cost: $25 & up

ages: 4 & up


Play Minecraft in a Movie Theatre

when: every Saturday



Cinco de Mayo at El Pueblo de Los Angeles

when: Apr 30 - May 1 at 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

where: El Pueblo de Los Angeles, 125 Paseo De La Plaza, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Big Read Family Art Time

when: Apr 30 at noon to 3 p.m.

where: Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages


Rockin’ at the Roller Derby

when: Apr 30

where: Dolloseum, 4900 Alhambra Ave., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $10 & up

ages: 4 & up

Step into a world where everything you thought you knew about your favorite princesses gets turned upside down! When Cinderella, Mulan, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine and the Frog Princess flee their stories pursued by their villains, they each find themselves lost in the Fairytale Land Forest. Looking for a way to escape they encounter each others villains, entwining the storyline of each fairy tale. Will Prince Charming and Aladdin save the day or will they need saving themselves? Join us on the adventure and help us make this once upon a time a very happily ever after!

Tangled Fairy Tales

when: Apr 30 at 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Santa Monica, Creating Arts Company, 3110 Pennsylvania Ave., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $15

ages: 3 & up


The Amazing Acro-Cats

when: Apr 30 at Various times

where: El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, Ca

cost: $27-$36

ages: 4 & up


Step Back in Time with the Renaissance Pleasure Faire

when: Weekends through May 18

where: Renaissance Pleasure Faire, 15501 E. Arrow Highway, Irwindale, Ca

cost: $13-$28.95

ages: All Ages

sanitation day

Visit the Dump Day!

when: Apr 30 at 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

where: East Valley District Yard, 11050 Pendleton St., Sun Valley, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

royce's arcade

Play Pac Man & Frogger – For Free!

when: every Saturday at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Royce's Arcade, 21819 Plummer St., Chatsworth

cost: Free

ages: All Ages


Wild for the Planet at the Zoo

when: Weekends through May 22

where: Griffith Park, L.A. Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $15-$20

ages: All Ages

A River Runs Through It

Help Clean Up the LA River

when: Apr 30 at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: Los Angeles River, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 9 & up

Have a little one at home? Enjoy a morning of fun exploring nature next to the LA River with your little one. This hands-on program will introduce a new topic to your toddler. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 1 hour. Viernes, 13 de junio, 11am Mama, Yo, y el Rio Tienen un pequeño en casa? Disfrute de una mañana explorando la naturaleza al lado del Rio de Los Angeles con su pequeño. Este programa presentará un nuevo tema para su niño. Adecuado para los niños pequeños. Los niños deben estar acompañados por un adulto. 1 hora. Free program, free parking. For more information: 310-858-7272 x131 or interpprograms@mrca.ca.gov Sponsored by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and presented by the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority

El Día de los Niños at Marsh Park

when: Apr 30 at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Downtown, Marsh Park, 2944 Gleneden St., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages


The Firebird, For Kids

when: Apr 30 at 10 & 11:30 a.m.

where: Orange County, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, Ca

cost: $15

ages: 5 & up


Remo Drum Kids Rhythm Club

when: every Saturday at 9:30 & 11 a.m.

where: Remo Drum Center, 7308 Coldwater Canyon, North Hollywood, Ca

cost: $5 adults, kids free

ages: 2-10

8.5 Bob Baker Marionettes

Bob Baker’s “Hooray LA” – All New Show

when: Apr 30 at 10:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.

where: Bob Baker Marionette Theatre, 1345 W. 1st Street , Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $10-$15

ages: 2 & up

Ilene Cohen and her puppet friends will entertain with stories to tickle your funny bone.

Puppet Theater with Ilene Cohen

when: Apr 30 at 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

where: West LA, Children's Book World, 10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 3-7


Blo, A Blow Dry Bar Grand Opening Fun

when: Apr 30 at 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

where: Blo Brentwood, 11729 Barrington Court, Brentwood, Ca

cost: Free admission

ages: Moms