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Saturday, October 22

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

Adapted from Margaret Wise Brown's classics, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia adds to its acclaimed repertory of outstanding children’s productions. Featuring large-scale puppets, stunning scenic effects, and evocative music, Goodnight Moon is the quintessential celebration of nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny tells the tale of a little bunny who can't seem to escape his mother's love, no matter how far he travels.

Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny

when: Oct 22 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, Ca

cost: $10-$15

ages: All ages

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The Mom Made Market

when: Oct 22 - Oct 23 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Impact Hub Santa Barbara, 1117 State St., Santa Barbara, Ca

cost: $5

ages: All Ages

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Halloween Time at Disneyland

when: Oct 22 - Oct 31 at Varies by day

where: Disneyland, 1313 S. Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, Ca

cost: Varies

ages: All Ages

Dig into the Halloween spirit with this Family-friendly sleepover that will invite you to follow in the shadowy footsteps of the extinct dire wolves to learn about what used to howl in the night during the Ice Age. Put on a costume and prowl through the world-famous La Brea Tar Pits and learn to stalk prey like a Saber toothed Cat. Activities will include: make your own “tar,” Trick or Treat stations, flashlight tour of the Tar Pits, and Micro Fossil “candy” sorting. Once the moon has risen, tuck in for the night under the specter of our skeletons. Costumes are encouraged.

Camp Boo and Goo Overnight

when: Oct 22 at 6:30 p.m. to 9 a.m.

where: Exposition Park, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

cost: $75

ages: Families, Young Children


Shipwrecked! An Entertainment

when: Oct 22 at Various times

where: Long Beach, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 30 East Seaside Way, Long Beach, Ca

cost: $25-$55

ages: 5 & up


Hansel & Gretel Bluegrass

when: Oct 22 at 3 p.m.

where: Downtown, 24th Street Theatre, 1117 West 24th St., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $10-$24

ages: 8 & up

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

Mark your calendars for our annual "Pumpkin Party" at the Leonis Adobe Museum on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM. FEATURING: - Halloween crafts - Feed the ranch animals - Free pumpkins for the kids! - Live interactive kids music by the popular Craig Newton - & more! In the spirit of Halloween, guests are encouraged to wear costumes! Pumpkins for the kids are included with your admission so get here early to get your free pumpkin! (Quantities are limited and are only available while supplies last.)

Leonis Adobe Museum’s Annual Pumpkin Party

when: Oct 22 at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas, Ca

cost: $5

ages: All Ages

A taco throwdown of vegan proportions will take place at Cafe Gratitude’s Larchmont location on Saturday, October 22nd. Nine Los Angeles chefs will enter the taste-off, but only two will exit victorious. Bring an appetite and $20, which will get you tacos, GT’s Kombucha, beer, cold brew, and a clear conscience as all profits will be donated to the Humane Society of Los Angeles. Participants include: ERNESTO MORENO – Café Gratitude MOLLIE & ELIAS SOSA ENGELHART – Sage Plant-Based Bistro ROY ELAM – Plant Food + Wine RAUL MEDINA – Taqueria la Venganza CHANDRA GILBERT – Gracias Madre ANDREW PEREZ – Organix SUMMER PHOENIX – Phoenix Family Foods ANTHONY BERGANZA – Red O MICK WELDON – 100 Tacos Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/las-best-vegan-taco-competition-tickets-28167650200

Vegan Taco Competition

when: Oct 22 at noon to 3 p.m.

where: Mid-City, Cafe Gratitude Larchmont, 639 N Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $20

ages: All Ages


Around the World in 80 Days

when: Oct 22 at Various times

where: Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main St., Newhall, Ca

cost: $15-$17

ages: All Ages

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Empty Museum Party

when: Oct 22 at 8 p.m. to midnight

where: The Bunny Museum, 2605 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, Ca

cost: $10

ages: All Ages

FarmTastic Family Fun! Come enjoy our annual Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Train Ride & Farm Frolic area. Saturday & Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm. Monday - Friday: 2 pm to 5 pm. Parking is Free. Entry to the Farm is Free. All Attractions have a cost. Musical Entertainment and Refreshment Stand on weekends.

Harvest Festival and Corn Maze

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

where: Forneris Farms, 15200 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills, Ca

cost: $15

ages: All Ages

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Boney Island

when: Oct 22 - Oct 31 at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

where: Boney Island, 4602 Morse Ave., Sherman Oaks, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Tennessee Aquarium

Family Fun That’s Totally Turtles

when: Oct 22 at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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

cost: $49 per adult/child pair

ages: 4-6

Please join the Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter community at their annual Halloween Carnival. This year it will be Mardi Gras themed! There will be inflatable rides and obstacles for all ages and over a dozen game and arts & crafts booths, including specialty booths with caricature art, glitter tattoos, and face painting. There will also be a bake sale, food trucks, and an exciting cake walk. Vendors include: The Sherman, Coffee Bean, Dipping Dots, New Orleans Snow Balls, and more.

Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter’s Halloween Carnival

when: Oct 22 at 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

where: San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter, 14755 Greenleaf Street, Sherman Oaks, Ca

cost: Various

ages: All Ages

Please join us for an afternoon of Pop-Up Adventure Play at the Silverlake Rec Center. Using loose parts (such as cardboard boxes, fabric, tape and string), ages 18 months-12 years are invited to use their imaginations to build, play and be messy. Pop-Up Play is an introductory version of the classic adventure playground model, that gently introduces themes of risk and freedom by welcoming people of all ages and abilities to play together. The event is staffed by experienced play workers who will help facilitate this child-directed playful afternoon. We hope you will join us for a playful afternoon! NOTE: Please have children wear athletic shoes per the rec center's request :)

A Glorious Mess: Pop-up Adventure Playground

when: Oct 22 at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Silverlake, Silverlake Recreation Center, 1850 W Silver Lake Dr., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 2-12


Boo at the LA Zoo!

when: Oct 22 - Oct 31 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

cost: $15-$20

ages: All Ages

Kids Style and Design

Fall Festival at St Phillips

when: Oct 22 at 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: St. Phillips The Apostle School, 363 Cordova St., Pasadena, Ca

cost: Free admission

ages: All Ages

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Kinetic Theory Circus’ From the Shadows Halloween Show

when: every Saturday at 2 p.m.

where: Kinetic Theory Circus Arts, 3604 Holdrege Ave. , Los Angeles

cost: $20-$25

ages: All Ages


Fall Gets Artisanal

when: Oct 22 - Oct 23 at 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

cost: $10 Adults, Kids Free

ages: All Ages

Journey to a world lost in time, buried in ice, and ruled by giants. In this exciting 20-minute, 3D adventure, discover an icy world on the brink of extinction, where humans share the frozen tundra with majestic beasts and encounter some of the Earth’s most awe-inspiring mammals—from saber-toothed cats and dire wolves to giant sloths and iconic mammoths that lived 5,000 years before modern civilization. Tickets are available now at tarpits.org/titans.

Titans of the Ice Age 3D Film

when: Oct 22 - Jun 20 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Miracle Mile, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $8-$16

ages: All Ages

Celebrity Kids Photos

Take A Ride with Snoopy on the Great Pumpkin Patch Express

when: Oct 22 - Oct 23 at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Orange County, Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 S. "A" St., Perris, Ca

cost: $15-$25

ages: All Ages

Fall Fest is back at St. Philip the Apostle School in Pasadena. Join in all the Fall-tastic fun on Saturday, October 22 from 2-10pm. You won’t want to miss this day packed with family activities, delicious food and sweet treats. You and your family will have a blast enjoying the carnival games, trying your luck at Bingo, and finding the pick of the patch at our Pumpkin Patch. Plus, be sure to visit the Haunted House…if you dare. All that family fun is sure to work up an appetite. Quench your thirst with a frosty cold one, margarita or glass of wine at the Oasis and take a culinary tour of the world by visiting the Fall Fest food booths. To top off the day of fun, grab a treat from the Sweets booth and watch the always-entertaining Variety Show where students perform live acts beginning at 7pm.

Family Fun at the St. Philip the Apostle Fall Fest

when: Oct 22 at 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM

where: Pasadena, St. Philip the Apostle School, 1363 Cordova Street, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 0-99


Brick-or-Treat at Legoland

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

where: LEGOLAND, 1 LEGOLAND Dr., Carlsbad, Ca

cost: $35-$60

ages: All Ages


Bob Baker’s Halloween Spooktacular

when: Oct 22 at Various times

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

cost: $10-$15

ages: 2 & up

drum barracks

See the Civil War Spirits of Drum Barracks

when: Oct 22 - Oct 22 at Various times

where: Drum Barracks, Wilmington, Ca

ages: Older kids

Create spooky decorations and trick-or-treat bags at this fun DIY craft event. All ages welcome

Spooky Halloween DIY Craft Day for Kids

when: Oct 22 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

where: Downtown Los Angeles, FIDM Museum Shop, 919 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: FREE

ages: 2-100


Visit the Old Reyes Adobe

when: 2nd & 4th Saturday

where: Reyes Adobe Historical Site, 5464 Reyes Adobe Rd., Agoura Hills

cost: $1-$3 suggested donation

ages: 3-8

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Zoo Explorers Class: Mountain Madness

when: Oct 22 at 9 a.m. to noon

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

cost: $35

ages: 5-6

This Saturday! Sign your mini makers up for Saturday Art Camp with Teacher Kait. This week's projects include weaving exploration with paper, sketching, collaging, and more!

Saturday Art Camp

when: Oct 22 at 9:30 a.m. to noon

where: Makers Mess, 602 N. Hoover, Los Angeles, CA 90004, Silverlake, Ca

cost: $45

ages: 4-12

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PumpkinLiner Train Ride

when: Oct 22 at 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.

where: Fillmore Train Depot, 364 Main St., Fillmore, Ca

cost: $10-$22

ages: All Ages

This two hour session focuses on garden basics including; plant parts, annual verses perennial, and watering. We will also do a tour of the gardens. Hands on ​Activities: Seeds in a Bag Garden Design Make A Rain Gauge Seed Mosaic Note Card

Children’s Gardening Workshop

when: Oct 22 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

where: Santa Clarita Valley, Community Gardens of Santa Clarita, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Rd., Santa Clarita, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 2-12

Movies, Magic and More

Hocus Pocus at the El Capitan

when: Oct 22 - Oct 23 at Various times

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

cost: $11-$23

ages: Rated PG

Calling all gamers! Starting Oct. 19 and running for four weeks (Oct. 19 - Nov. 9) is Minecraft Metropolis Madness, a Super League Gaming event taking place in more than 50 cities across the U.S. and Canada. This 4-week league tests 6-16 year-old Minecrafters’ creativity, critical thinking and teamwork for the chance to win the coveted Super Bolt trophy and a $15,000 scholarship. For a thrilling 90 minutes, competitors will experience a fun and friendly competition while playing Minecraft on the big screen. Metropolis Madness is Super League Gaming’s most ambitious and unique Minecraft event series yet where players can build and battle in a one-of-a-kind custom world playing a series of game modes with landmarks and attractions that rewards both speed and accuracy. Each player has their own laptop, which enables a first-person Point of View of the game. The movie screen offers a Bird's Eye View, showing the action of everyone playing in the theatre. Please check the below link to see visuals highlighting the vibrant, fun-filled gaming action to be had: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7Dvh8zdzLo Note: You must bring a LAPTOP (not tablet or phone) with Minecraft version 1.10 installed.

Show Off Your Minecraft Skills at Minecraft Metropolis Madness

when: Oct 22 - Nov 9 at 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 PM

where: Century Huntington Beach Theater, 7777 Bella Terra, Huntington Beach, Ca

cost: $80 /4-week pass

ages: 6-16

royce's arcade

Play Pac Man & Frogger All Day

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

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

cost: Suggestion donation $3

ages: All Ages

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