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Sunday, April 26


For Pink Lovers: Pinkalicious, the Musical

when: Weekends through May 17

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

cost: $20-$30

ages: 3 & up


Free LA Phil Concert

when: Apr 26 at 5 p.m.

where: South Bay, Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages


Chug To RailFest

when: Apr 26 - Apr 26 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Fillmore & Western Railway, 364 Main St., Fillmore, Ca

cost: $10-$20

ages: All Ages

Little Heroes Yoga Family Yoga at Two Hearts Yoga is a unique opportunity for parents to practice with their children in an environment that caters to all family members involved. Come join us every 4th Sunday of the month 1:30pm-2:30pm at Two Hearts Yoga with a big open heart, ready for family fun, silliness, breath, movement, stillness, and singing. All ages welcome. $15 per child, accompanying adults free. Come practice with us!

Little Heroes Yoga For the Family

when: 4th Sunday of the Month

where: Two Hearts Yoga, 4454 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, Ca

cost: $15/child

ages: All Ages

Meet up with friends or bring your family for a day of fun! Explore Experience 15: SPARK with family and friends, take part in a magical scavenger hunt, and create cyanotypes using the plants and objects of author Cornelia Funke’s MirrorWorld. We have art making materials for all ages and ability levels.

Family Day – Super Cyanotypes

when: Apr 26 at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: ESMoA, 208 Main Street, El Segundo, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Thomas the train

Take A Thomas and Friends Adventure

when: every Sunday at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Discovery Cube LA, 11800 Foothill Blvd., Los Angeles

cost: $12.95-$16.95

ages: 2-6

Los Angeles Drama Club

Shakespeare By Kids, For Kids: Much Ado About Nothing

when: Apr 26 at 12:30 p.m.

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

cost: $10

ages: 5 & up


Bunka-Sai Cultural Festival

when: Apr 26 - Apr 26 at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: South Bay, Torrance Recreation Center, 3341 Torrance Bl., Torrance, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE WITH PUBLIC EVENTS FRIDAY, APRIL 24 - MONDAY, APRIL 27 WHAT: In conjunction with NASA celebrations on the east coast, Griffith Observatory will pay tribute to the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th Anniversary with several events that highlight its groundbreaking achievements. Hubble was launched on April 24, 1990, aboard the space shuttle Discovery. In its quarter-century in orbit, Hubble has transformed our understanding of our solar system, our galaxy, and the universe. WHEN: Griffith Observatory will host multiple activities for the public to honor Hubble's scientific contributions. All activities are free and open to the public except as noted. Friday, April 24 "Hubble at 25: A Discovery a Day" 7:30-9:30 p.m. Astronomers from NASA, Space Telescope Science Institute, and Griffith Observatory describe how the Hubble Space Telescope changed our view of the universe. Saturday, April 25 "Ever New: Hubble through the Years" 1:30-2:00 p.m. 7:00-7:30 p.m. NASA and Northrop Grumman executives recount the challenges faced by engineers, scientists, and astronauts in their efforts to keep Hubble ever new. "Meet NASA Astronaut Col. Mark Vande Hei" 2:00-2:45 p.m. Meet & Greet 5:00-6:00 p.m. Meet & Greet "From the Sea to the Stars" 3:30-4:30 p.m. NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei shares what it's like to train for a mission to the International Space Station. Sunday, April 26 "Beyond Hubble: The Future of Space Astronomy" 12:00 noon-12:30 p.m. 6:00-6:30 p.m. NASA presents ideas on what amazing telescopes will follow Hubble. "Meet Former NASA Astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave" 1:00-1:45 p.m. Meet & Greet 3:15-4:00 p.m. Meet & Greet "Farm Kid to Rocket Man and Beyond: One Little Step at a Time" 2:00-3:00 p.m. Hear about Dr. Musgrave's experiences flying on space shuttle Endeavour in 1993 to service the Hubble Space Telescope. "The James Webb Space Telescope: The Next Great Space Observatory" 4:00-4:50 p.m. The James Webb Space Telescope will be launched in 2018 as NASA's next great space observatory. Learn more from the Northrop Grumman engineers and scientists who are building it. Monday, April 27 "Hubble's Legacy" - Friends Of The Observatory Cosmic Musings Event 7:30-9:30 p.m. Astronomers and engineers involved with the Hubble Space Telescope recount Hubble's amazing 25 years of discovery and look at what comes next in space astronomy. (Tickets and reservations required for this event only) WHERE: Griffith Observatory, Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater 2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles, California 90027 DETAILS: The events are free and open to the public except as noted. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, up to the capacity of the theater. For more Information visit or call (213) 473-0800. Select activities will be streamed live on GriffithObservatoryTV. For video, schedules, and downlink information visit MEDIA CONTACT: Bonnie Winings, Friends Of The Observatory 818-760-7131 / 213-473-0879 / cell: 818-621-2434

25TH Anniversary of Hubble Space Telescope

when: Apr 26 - Apr 27 at Various times

where: Griffith Park, Griffith Observatory Planetarium, 2800 East Observatory Rd. , Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages


Billy JonesRocks McCabes

when: Apr 26 at 11 a.m.

where: Westside, McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, Ca

cost: $10

ages: 2-8


A Renaissance Reunion (A LACMA Family Sunday)

when: every Sunday at 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

where: LACMA, 5900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Kids Classes and Camps Favorites

Farmwalk Festival Day

when: Apr 26 at 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

where: San Fernando Valley, Pierce College , 6201 Winnetka Ave. , Woodland Hills, Ca

cost: $5

ages: 2 & up


Spring Goes Artisanal

when: Apr 26 - Apr 26 at 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Downtown, The Reef , 1933 South Broadway St., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $12-$15

ages: All Ages

Explore the beautiful basket weaving in Fiftieth Anniversary Gifts, and then create your own basket using cardboard string, wire, and pipe cleaners.

Native American Reed Basket Making

when: Apr 26 at 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. to

where: Satwiwa Cultural Center, 4126 W Potrero Rd., Newbury Park, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages


Marvelous Monkeys Invade the El Capitan

when: Apr 26 - Apr 30 at Various times

where: El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $10-$22

ages: 3 & up

The Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel

Party on the Pier Pier

when: Apr 26 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, Ca

cost: $25-$175

ages: All Ages

fiesta broadway

Fiesta Broadway

when: Apr 26 at 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Downtown, Broadway & Olympic Ave., Downtown, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages


Birdwatching for Kiddos (and Parents!)

when: Apr 26 at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

where: Malibu Lagoon State Beach, 23200 P.C.H., Malibu

cost: Free

ages: 2-6

5k kids fun run

Family Run (or Walk) and All-Star Carnival

when: Apr 26 at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

where: Downtown , LA Live/Staples Center, 777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $10-$40

ages: All Ages

butterfly girl


when: Apr 26 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

cost: $4 (for caterpillar only)

ages: 2-12

In the Mood For: Sanrio and Japanese Pop

Visit the Supercute World of “Hello Kitty”

when: every Sunday at Timed Tickets Required

where: Little Tokyo, JANM, 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles

cost: $10-$20, free for ages 5 and under

ages: All Ages

For Wild Ones: Oregon Zoo

Explore the Earth with National Geographic

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

where: Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, Ca

cost: $12.95-$16.95

ages: 6 & up

dorothy's adventures

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to “Dorothy’s Adventures in Oz”

when: Apr 26 at 12:30 p.m. or 3 p.m.

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

cost: $12.50-$15

ages: 3 & up

One of the worlds largest and oldest model railroads. Come out for a show that can be seen no where else. Over 5000 feet! All ages welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Choo Choo! Pasadena Model Railroad Open House

when: Apr 26 at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

where: The Pasadena Model Railroad Club, 5458 Alhambra Ave., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $1-$5 donation, kids under 7 free

ages: All Ages

- FREE ADMISSION - TASTE OF TOLUCA: Cascabel, Coffee Bean, Continental, Honey Baked Ham, Jersey Mike's, Kabosu, Kahuna Tiki, Kings Deli, Lemonade, Magazzino, Malbec, Prosecco, Riverside, Sharky's, Simplethings, Sweetsalt, Timmy Nolans, & Umami Burger KIDS CORNER: Bounce house; butterfly adoption; recycled art exhibit; seed planting; make your own pine cone bird feeders; butterfly life cycle craft; arts & crafts; fire truck. MERCHANT BOOTHS: Full of fresh produce; jewelry; flowers; arts & crafts ENVIRONMENTAL BOOTHS: Tree Adoption; Tree People; Solar City; Park Place Cali Electro-Motors; Department of Sanitation; LADWP; Homejoy; Earth First Pest Control; Dumb Plastic; Theodore Payne Foundation; Native Suns Plants; LA Conservation Corps; Go Green Gardeners; LA Storm Water; Oak Hill Butterfly Oasis: Monarch Waystation; and more. ENTERTAINMENT: Music, stand up, story time, speakers on current environmental topics, meet the candidates running for Council District 4 in the May 19th election!

Earth Day Celebration

when: Apr 26 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: Toluca Lake Farmer's Market, 10225 Riverside Dr., Toluca Lake, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages


Free To Be Me Drum Circle

when: Apr 26 at 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Miracle Mile, Zimmer Children's Museum, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $7

ages: 0-8

We invite you, your family and friends to join us on Sunday, (Jan. 25, Feb. 15, March 29 and April 26) for for a fun-filled day of rock climbing, nature exploration, campfire cooking, playground activities, horse corral rides, gaga, archery, arts and crafts, and so much more from 12:00pm – 4:00pm​ at the Brandeis-Bardin Campus, a 2,700 acre playground in Simi Valley!

Sundays in the Park

when: Apr 26 at noon to 4 p.m.

where: Simi Valley, Brandeis-Bardin Campus, 1101 Peppertree Ln., Brandeis, Ca

cost: $5

ages: All ages.


Last Weekends of the Month at the Skirball

when: Apr 26 - Apr 26 at 11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. to

where: West LA, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. , Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $5-$10

ages: All Ages

Fairies Final Image

Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy

when: Apr 26 - Apr 26 at Various times

where: Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, Ca

cost: $22-$65

ages: All Ages


Free Tickets to see “Revolution”

when: Apr 26 - May 1 at 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

where: Beverly Hills, Laemmle Music Hall, 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free for kids under 18

ages: All Ages

Date / Time: Sunday, April 26, 2015, 1:00–4:00 p.m. Location: The Autry in Griffith Park Appropriate For: Kids Families Everyone Admission: Included With Museum Admission / Free for Autry Members RSVP/Reservations: No Reservations Necessary Celebrate Earth Day and delve into the dirt with local agronomist Andrew Douglas. Wear your play clothes for hands-on outdoor fun, learn about plants that become our food, and plant your own seedlings to take home. Fun for ages 5–12.

Autry Explorers: Super Seedlings

when: Apr 26 at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Griffith Park, Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $4-$10

ages: 5-12


Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s First LA House

when: Thursday-Sunday

where: Los Feliz, Hollyhock House, 4804 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $3-$7

ages: All Ages

weiner dog

Family Flicks at the Newport Beach Film Festival

when: Apr 26 - Apr 26 at Check times

where: Various locations, Newport Beach, Ca

ages: Varies

Looking for a nanny? The ideal caregiver is a playmate, teacher, explorer and disciplinarian rolled into one. Join Aki Raymer of Parenting paths and learn the ins and outs of hiring your modern day Mary Poppins during this informative discussion. We will explore the resources available to you as you begin your search, what to look for during an initial phone screening and formal interview, how to identify and convey your parenting style to your nanny, and what you can expect to pay. Most importantly, you will learn how to keep your nanny happy so that your family can enjoy a long and mutually satisfying relationship. Enroll: Advance Sign-Ups Required

She’s Practically Perfect: “Mary Poppins”

when: Apr 26 at Various times

where: San Fernando Valley, Fred Kavli Theater, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, Ca

cost: $34-$74

ages: 5 & up


A Variety Show for Kids

when: Apr 26 at 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

where: Hollywood, Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles

cost: $8.99-$10

ages: 3 & up

Come join us in the classic Hans Christian Anderson tale of the teenage mermaid who falls in love with a human prince. She is willing to give up her life under the sea to become a human but finds out making a deal with the sea witch can lead to trouble! This adventure is audience interactive and will have children from ages 4 to 90 singing along, cheering for the hero’s and booing for the villains! The show begins at 2pm and runs for 60 minutes. Stay after the show to meet your favorite characters! Apr. 18th – May. 17th, 2015 Saturdays and Sundays | 2:00 – 3:00PM

This Show’s Got Legs: “The Little Mermaid”

when: Apr 26 at 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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

cost: $15

ages: 3 & up