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Wednesday, December 7

Have a one-of-a-kind experience Plan a visit this Fall to the only Spider Pavilion in the U.S. Get a glimpse of the private lives of spiders in our fascinating open-air pavilion that is designed as a safe space to get up close to these amazing arachnids. See orb weavers, tarantulas, jumping spiders, and more. 

Spider Pavilion

when: Dec 7 - Dec 11 at 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

where: Exposition Park, Natural History Museum , 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $3-$5

ages: All Ages

Kids Weekend Events 2

It’s Holiday Time in PaleyLand

when: every Wednesday at noon to 5 p.m.

where: The Paley Center for Media, 465 North Beverly Hills Dr., Beverly Hills, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Discover the magic. Cavalia returns with Odysseo, an amazing adventure! Odysseo takes you and your family on a spellbinding journey to the world’s most beautiful landscapes. Just in time for this year’s festive season, experience Odysseo under the White Big Top in Irvine, Orange County. Prepare to be wowed!

Cavalia Odysseo

when: Dec 7 at Various times

where: Orange County, The White Big Top, I-405 & the SR-133, Irvine, Ca

cost: $29.50-$269.50

ages: 3 & up

Join us for our Au Fudge Art Camp with Lena! Come explore, create and get messy with a variety of unique and imaginative crafts. Each week, we will provide a new and exciting craft. Projects will vary from making Au Fudge Play Doh and Dream Catchers, to Origami Frames and plant based Shibori. Come hang and enjoy some food and drinks while the kids do crafts!

Art Camp With Lena!

when: every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

where: Au Fudge, 9010 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, Ca

cost: $20

ages: 3-6

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Zoo Lights and Reindeer Romp

when: Daily through Jan 8

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

cost: $9-$14

ages: All Ages

From the creators of the nationally acclaimed Noah’s Ark exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center comes a compelling journey, one that draws you into the lives of everyday Americans – and deepens your awareness about who struggles with hunger and why. This 45-minute FREE exhibit tells intimate stories of dozens of Americans using portraits, state-of- the-art storytelling techniques and hands-on activities. Come face to face with hunger in America. It will change the way you look at your city and your neighborhood. Spaces are limited. Reserve your seat at the table now! Recommended age: 12+ Exhibit space is equipped with a wheelchair-accessible entrance and transcripts are available for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing.

“This Is Hunger” Exhibit Opens in LA

when: Dec 7 - Dec 18 at 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

where: Multiple Locations, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 12 & up

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Meet Moana at the El Capitan

when: Dec 7 - Dec 11 at Various times

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

cost: $15-$28

ages: Rated PG

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Griffith Park’s Magic Lights Train Ride

when: Dec 7 at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: The Griffith Park & Southern Railroad, 4400 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $4

ages: All Ages

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A Christmas Carol at South Coast Rep

when: Dec 7 at Various times

where: Orange County, South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, Ca

cost: $49

ages: 6 & up

DREAM BIG! VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS CAMP Ages 7 - 11 July 15 - 19, 2013 Monday - Friday Bravo School of Art and Theatre Arts School of San Diego collaborate to create a unique and all-encompassing creative experience for kids. Each morning, campers will engage in fun-filled theatre games and activities. They will DREAM BIG as they create characters, improvise and write scenes, and develop short one-act plays. After an hour of supervised lunch and outdoor playtime in the park, head over to Bravo School of Art’s studio / classroom to continue the creative journey. Your young artist will learn about the art of Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse, Klimt and Chagall. Their imaginations will be stimulated by their own interpretation of each master’s work as they explore each style of art. Campers will create their own artwork using hands-on techniques inspired by the master’s art. Using color pencils, watercolors, oil pastels, colored paper, paper mache, etc. projects may be drawing, painting, printmaking, paper craft, sculpture and more. Full Day (9 am - 4 pm) Both schools, includes 1 hour of lunch and playtime $357.00 + $30 supplies fee Morning Camp (9 am - 12 pm) Performing Arts at Theatre Arts School of San Diego $210.00 Afternoon Camp (1 pm - 4 pm) Visual Art at Bravo School of Art $210 + $30 supplies fee

Free Playdate at Dream Big

when: Dec 7 at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

where: Dream Big Children's Center, 612 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 2-9

A Forest Full of Light (and Good Food)

Enchanted: Forest of Light

when: Dec 7 - Jan 8 at 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge, Ca

cost: $24-$28

ages: All Ages

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It’s a Slam Dunk: See the Clippers!

when: Dec 7 at Various times

where: Downtown, Staples Center, 1111 S Figuroa St., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $25 & up

ages: All Ages

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Critters ‘N Kids: Cool Cats

when: Dec 7 at 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

where: Griffith Park, LA Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $27 per child/adult pair

ages: 3-4

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Calling Lego Maniacs, Get Your Free Legos

when: First Tue & Wed of the Month

where: The LEGO Store, Glendale Galleria & Westfield Topanga, Glendale & Canoga Park, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 6 & up

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See Some Stars, From the Sidewalk

when: monthly

where: Chandler Blvd. Bike Path, Lima St., Burbank, Ca

cost: 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: Dec 7 - 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

In the Mood For: The Love of Nature

What’s Blooming?: The Arboretum’s Bookworms

when: Dec 7 at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

where: Los Angeles Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, Ca

cost: $4-$9

ages: 3-6

All Smiles

SAMO Kids Club

when: First Wedesday of the month

where: Westside, Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 2-6

+ 11am-11:45am +Classroom +Parent and Me Singing and playing music together is such a natural way of bonding with your child! Sophie incorporates music, movement, play, and dance to help your child’s communication, social and physical development. We will present age-appropriate instruments, and explore sounds, rhythms and rhymes to introduce your child to music and French in a fun, hands-on and interactive way. This is a gentle and playful introduction to French. Sophie is the founder of Sophie Et Les Petits, French and Music programs for kids. She composed 2 CDs of original songs in French for children and teaches in various schools in the LA area. She is an educator of 15 years, a Montessori-trained teacher and is the mother of two trilingual children. + toddlers + tickets $25.00 Get 10% off your meal if you stay for Brunch!

Toddler French and Music at Au Fudge

when: every Wednesday at 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

where: Au Fudge, 9010 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, Ca

cost: $25

ages: 2-5

Valley Kids Consignment is having a wonderful children's sale for 30 + days in December/January. All items are children related from ages Newborn-Teens. This is a wonderful community event as well. Families sell their lightly used items so other families can now enjoy them at discounted prices. Are you ready to clean out those closets? We are looking for families to become SELLERS/CONSIGNORS. Families can earn a % on sold items. More info at Www.valleykidsconsignment.com or email me at valleykidsconsignmentsale@gmail.com. All donated items go to a local children's charity 😄👍 thank you. Register now and start entering your items in the database. No time to enter, VIP is available too. Email me for more info. Valleykidsconsignmentsale@gmail.com

Winter Consignment Sale at Valley Kids Consignment

when: Dec 7 - Jan 5 at 11 to 6:30 PM

where: San Fernando Valley, Check website - Tarzana or Woodland Hills or Northridge, Tbd, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free to enter $15.50 to register if u wish to sell

ages: Newborn-teen

+5pm–6:00pm + all ages welcome. Spend a luxurious afternoon at Au Fudge indulging in our take on a traditional High Tea. + tickets $30 per person Menu: cheese & crudités board tea sandwiches: cucumber cream cheese, almond butter and banana, chicken salad, egg salad assorted scones, butter, jam, chocolate birthday cake / brownie bites (chef ’s choice)

Au Fudge’s High Tea

when: Dec 7 - Dec 9 at 5 p.m. to 6:00 PM

where: West Hollywood, Au Fudge, 9010 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $30

ages: All Ages

Thursday, December 8

Valley Kids Consignment is having a wonderful children's sale for 30 + days in December/January. All items are children related from ages Newborn-Teens. This is a wonderful community event as well. Families sell their lightly used items so other families can now enjoy them at discounted prices. Are you ready to clean out those closets? We are looking for families to become SELLERS/CONSIGNORS. Families can earn a % on sold items. More info at Www.valleykidsconsignment.com or email me at valleykidsconsignmentsale@gmail.com. All donated items go to a local children's charity 😄👍 thank you. Register now and start entering your items in the database. No time to enter, VIP is available too. Email me for more info. Valleykidsconsignmentsale@gmail.com

Winter Consignment Sale at Valley Kids Consignment

when: Dec 8 - Jan 5 at 11 to 6:30 PM

where: San Fernando Valley, Check website - Tarzana or Woodland Hills or Northridge, Tbd, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free to enter $15.50 to register if u wish to sell

ages: Newborn-teen

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Baby’s First Nutcracker with Conejo Ballet

when: Dec 8 at Various times

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

cost: $10-$40

ages: 3 & up

Have a one-of-a-kind experience Plan a visit this Fall to the only Spider Pavilion in the U.S. Get a glimpse of the private lives of spiders in our fascinating open-air pavilion that is designed as a safe space to get up close to these amazing arachnids. See orb weavers, tarantulas, jumping spiders, and more. 

Spider Pavilion

when: Dec 8 - Dec 11 at 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

where: Exposition Park, Natural History Museum , 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $3-$5

ages: All Ages

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Bah, Humbug! It’s Scrooge and A Christmas Carol

when: Dec 8 - Dec 11 at Various times

where: Valley, Thousand Oaks Civic Center, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, Ca

cost: $29

ages: 6 & up

Discover the magic. Cavalia returns with Odysseo, an amazing adventure! Odysseo takes you and your family on a spellbinding journey to the world’s most beautiful landscapes. Just in time for this year’s festive season, experience Odysseo under the White Big Top in Irvine, Orange County. Prepare to be wowed!

Cavalia Odysseo

when: Dec 8 at Various times

where: Orange County, The White Big Top, I-405 & the SR-133, Irvine, Ca

cost: $29.50-$269.50

ages: 3 & up

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR. features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin. Performances: December 2nd at 7:30pm December 3rd at 2:00pm December 3rd at 7:30pm December 4th at 2:00pm

Elf Jr., The Musical

when: Dec 8 - Dec 10 at Various times

where: South Bay, George Nakano Theatre, 330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance, Ca

cost: $15-$20

ages: 3 & up

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Meet Moana at the El Capitan

when: Dec 8 - Dec 11 at Various times

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

cost: $15-$28

ages: Rated PG

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“A Cinderella Christmas” Panto Play

when: Through Jan 8

where: Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, Ca

cost: $40-$132

ages: 4 & up

Come get your glide on this holiday season at HOLIDAY ICE RINK PERSHING SQUARE, celebrating its 17th season for fun in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, open everyday November 13, 2014 through January 19, 2015. Nothing compares to the picture perfect setting of ice skating under the sun and stars surrounded by towering skyscrapers and historical landmarks at LA’s largest outdoor skating rink with the smallest admission price. A host of free community events make the rink the coolest place for the hottest holiday happenings. With DJ Friday nights, skating exhibitions, a Snoopy on Ice Showcase, theme skating events, and more, there is always something guaranteed to engage and entertain. The rink is easily accessible by car, bus or Metro (Pershing Square stop). Underground discount parking is available with rink validation. A partnership with Metro and Metrolink allows riders to receive a $1 skating session discount by showing their Metro/Metrolink transit receipt/pass. HOLIDAY ICE RINK PERSHING SQUARE: Pershing Square: 532 South Olive Street, Los Angeles 90012 Info line: 213.624.4289 Admission: $9 per person; one-hour skating session Skate Rental: $3 (figure/hockey) Purchase tickets at the rink or in advance at: www.holidayicerinkdowntownla.com Group rates, private party and special event pricing available. Sponsors: PayPal, Wicked, Megabus, Univision34 & Unimas46, Metro & Metrolink. Beneficiary: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks

Pershing Square Rink Ice Rink

when: Daily through January 16

where: Downtown, Pershing Square Ice Rink, 532 Olive St., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $9

ages: 4 & up

Join us for our Au Fudge Art Camp with Lena! Come explore, create and get messy with a variety of unique and imaginative crafts. Each week, we will provide a new and exciting craft. Projects will vary from making Au Fudge Play Doh and Dream Catchers, to Origami Frames and plant based Shibori. Come hang and enjoy some food and drinks while the kids do crafts!

Art Camp With Lena!

when: Dec 8 at 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

where: Au Fudge, 9010 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, Ca

cost: $20

ages: 6 & up

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Go Back in Time to a Colonial Christmas

when: Dec 8 at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

where: Palm Springs, Riley's Farm, 12261 S. Oak Glen Rd., Oak Glen, Ca

cost: $48-$55

ages: 3 & up

+5pm–6:00pm + all ages welcome. Spend a luxurious afternoon at Au Fudge indulging in our take on a traditional High Tea. + tickets $30 per person Menu: cheese & crudités board tea sandwiches: cucumber cream cheese, almond butter and banana, chicken salad, egg salad assorted scones, butter, jam, chocolate birthday cake / brownie bites (chef ’s choice)

Au Fudge’s High Tea

when: Dec 8 - Dec 9 at 5 p.m. to 6:00 PM

where: West Hollywood, Au Fudge, 9010 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $30

ages: All Ages

Oak Park Neighborhood School’s big annual fundraising event. Included with admission; Kids can play in 20 tons of real snow, sled down the slope, play in the Bouncers, make some art to take home with Create Studios and meet Elsa the Snow Queen and more. Buy tickets for games, food and fun activities, cash only. Don't forget to check out our Amazing Silent Auction.

SNOW! LA

when: Dec 8 at Advance tickets required

where: Elysian Park, The Old Lodge, Stadium Way & Scott Ave, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $12 & up

ages: All Ages

From the creators of the nationally acclaimed Noah’s Ark exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center comes a compelling journey, one that draws you into the lives of everyday Americans – and deepens your awareness about who struggles with hunger and why. This 45-minute FREE exhibit tells intimate stories of dozens of Americans using portraits, state-of- the-art storytelling techniques and hands-on activities. Come face to face with hunger in America. It will change the way you look at your city and your neighborhood. Spaces are limited. Reserve your seat at the table now! Recommended age: 12+ Exhibit space is equipped with a wheelchair-accessible entrance and transcripts are available for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing.

“This Is Hunger” Exhibit Opens in LA

when: Dec 8 - Dec 18 at 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

where: Multiple Locations, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 12 & up

A Forest Full of Light (and Good Food)

Enchanted: Forest of Light

when: Dec 8 - Jan 8 at 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge, Ca

cost: $24-$28

ages: All Ages

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