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Friday, September 30


Catch Peter and the Starcatcher

when: Sep 30 at Various times

where: Westside, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, Ca

cost: $23-$28

ages: 5 & up


Bob Baker’s Halloween Spooktacular

when: Sep 30 at Various times

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

cost: $10-$15

ages: 2 & up


Queen of Katwe at the El Capitan

when: Sep 30 - Oct 6 at Various times

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

cost: $13-$28

ages: Rated PG

Free family art making with a theme and live music every Friday after school. Sept. 30 : Miniatures, Oct. 7: Into the Forest, Oct 14: Sci Fi: Time, Travel, Oct 21: World Village, Oct. 28 Day of the Dead and Spellbound. All are welcome, these events are sponsored by the Gayle and Rowe Giesen Trust.

Community Fridays Family Art & Music

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

where: Wisdom Arts Laboratory, 520 East Orange Grove. Blvd., Pasadena, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Halloween Time at Disneyland

when: Sep 30 - Oct 31 at Varies by day

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

cost: Varies

ages: All Ages


American History in 50 Minutes

when: Sep 30 at Various times

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

cost: $20

ages: 6 & up

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: Sep 30 - 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

The Randall Museum, San Francisco Recreation & Park’s one-of-a-kind interactive community learning center that celebrates art, science, and nature, is undergoing a great revitalization thanks to a grant from the State of California along with generous donations from the philanthropic community. The renovation work will begin at the Corona Heights facility in the summer/fall of 2015, with the grand re-opening scheduled for the late 2016/early 2017. While under renovation, the Randall Museum will move the Live Animal Exhibit and some of the public programs to Mission Art Center, located at 745 Treat Avenue, in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission district. The Randall Museum building is now closed to daily drop-in visitors. Select Randall Museum programs for drop-in visitors will resume at Mission Art Center beginning July 1, 2015. The Randall Museum’s Live Animals Exhibit is home to more than 100 animals that can no longer survive in the wild. From legless lizards and giant water bugs, to a Manky mallard and a great Swainson’s Hawk, all of the Randall’s animal ambassadors are packing up their pens, perches, cages and aquariums and moving to the Mission. Some of the Randall’s animals are injured so they cannot hunt for food or protect themselves from predators. Others were born in captivity or kept as pets so they never learned how to live in the wild. Now these animals help visitors learn about and appreciate California's diverse and disappearing wildlife. Beginning in July, the Randall’s Live Animal Exhibit will be open at Mission Art Center to drop-in visitors and the docent-led live animal presentations will be offered on Saturdays. “Meet the Animals” presentations allow visitors to view the animals up-close. Children can meet rodents and amphibians, check out a Barn Owl, and maybe even touch a tortoise. The Saturday Drop-in Art & Science Workshops will also continue at Mission Arts beginning in July 2015. “Saturday Science” is a morning workshop designed to explore the wonders of science with a different activity each week and the “Afternoon Art” workshops get young artists creating new works through a variety of hands-on art and craft activities. A new ceramics studio installed at Mission Arts will host mini-summer camps for kids and offer ceramics classes for children and adults. For more information and schedule details please visit www.randallmuseum.org. “The Randall renovation gives us the once in a lifetime opportunity to bring the live animals and amazing programs from the Randall to Mission Arts,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager. “We are thrilled to be able to keep the animal exhibits going during the renovation.” The relocation also provides the opportunity to make improvements to the facilities and develop programming at Mission Art Center that will have a lasting impact. The new state-of-the-arts ceramics studio will become a permanent fixture at the Center and Randall staff will implement art and science programming that will continue on after their residency. The Randall Museum is a San Francisco Recreation and Park Department community center that offers vibrant science, environment and arts learning experiences. The Randall offers hands-on learning accessible to all through free admission and low-cost classes. Randall Museum Friends launched the Revitalize the Randall campaign to raise $8 million dollars; it has now secured just over 85% of this goal. Much needed facility upgrades will be funded by a $5.5 million Nature Education Facilities Program grant from the State of California. Philanthropic funds will refresh and expand interactive learning experiences and exhibits. As a result, the Randall will offer the best possible visitor experience when it re-opens its doors in late 2016/early 2017. For more information about the Randall Museum, the Revitalization Campaign, and the programming at Mission Art Center please visit www.randallmusuem.org

Taking Care of Our Animal Friends: Rats & Hamsters!

when: Sep 30 at 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

where: San Gabriel Valley, Kidspace, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, Ca

cost: $13

ages: 1-10

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Bob’s Big Boy Car Night

when: Fridays

where: Bob's Big Boy, 4211 W. Riverside Dr., Burbank, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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The Bigger, Better Butterfly Pavilion at the NHM

when: Sep 30 - Oct 16 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

cost: $3-$5

ages: All Ages


Pick a Pumpkin at the Patch at the End of the Rails

when: daily through October 31

where: Irvine Park Railroad, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange

cost: Free admission, tickets $5 each for activities

ages: All Ages

Directed by celebrated animator and filmmaker Rémi Chayé and produced by Sacrebleu Productions (Oscar®-Nominated Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage), Maybe Movies (Oscar®-Nominated Ernest & Celestine) and Norlum Studios (Oscar®-Nominated Song of the Sea), France 3 Cinéma and 2 Minutes, tells the story of a young heroine persevering through a physical and emotional journey to find her explorer grandfather and his lost ship, the Davai.

Long Way North, A Beautiful New Animated Movie

when: Sep 30 - Oct 6 at Various times

where: Laemmle's Playhouse 7 Pasadena, 673 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, Ca

cost: $8-$11

ages: 7yr old and older


Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland

when: Sep 30 at Various times

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

cost: $72-$99

ages: All Ages

5. See Some Art at LACMA

Friday Night Jazz at LACMA

when: Fridays through Sep. 30

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

cost: Free

ages: All Ages


Arachnids Come Alive at the Spider Pavilion

when: daily through Nov 6

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

cost: $3-$5 plus museum admission

ages: All Ages

Front POrch Cinema

Front Porch Cinema’s Free Family Screenings

when: every Friday at 7:30 p.m.

where: Westside, Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica

cost: Free

ages: 3 & up

The Longines Masters of Los Angeles is the top equestrian show jumping competition in the United States. Join us on Saturday, October 3rd to enjoy fun activities such as pony rides, face painting, a 'people jumping' competition, while learning about horses and equestrian sport. Kid's 12 and under tickets are only $25! Activities are free with the purchase of a ticket.

Longines Masters Horses!

when: Sep 30 - Oct 2 at 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Long Beach, Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, Ca

cost: $25-$235

ages: All Ages

Ketchum-Downtown YMCA’s 21st Annual Stair Climb for Los Angeles is an energizing event that unites Downtown’s diverse community. Participants include elite stair climbers, High Rise Heroes (LAFD, LAPD & SWAT), and individuals of all ages and abilities, who race or walk up 75 stories (1,664 stairs) of the U.S. Bank Tower, the tallest building west of the Mississippi. The public is invited to join the Stair Climb Block Party which includes live music, food trucks, a free bungee trampoline and rock climbing wall, games and a beer garden. Online registration is available until September 10th at 6:00pm.

Stair Climb for Los Angeles

when: Sep 30 at noon to 9 p.m.

where: Downtown, U.S. Bank Tower, 633 W 5th St., Los Angeles

cost: $125/person to climb, free to attend the party

ages: All Ages (8 and up to climb)

A filled to the brim showcase of 24,000 handmade creations, the 27th Annual Ventura Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft show gets underway Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Seaside Park at the beach becomes a hub of activities with shopping, live entertainment, contests, strolling entertainers, and a Kidzone with a pumpkin patch. It’s the west coast’s largest indoor arts & crafts showcase that never disappoints. As a juried showcase, the works of more than 300 exhibitors are on display with jewelry, woodwork, home décor, hand-woven clothing and accessories, ornaments, specialty foods and sauces, furniture, photography, blown glass, sculptures, and more. There are crafting demonstrations, and many of the artists can personalize items for that perfect gift. “For us, it’s all about creating a memorable fall event that friends and families look forward to sharing together,” says Harvest Festival new owner and event veteran Nancy Glenn. “It’s a unique personalized experience when patrons interact with the artists. They appreciate the time and energies that go into creating something unique that’s not manufactured.” Fall awakens in full splendor with the Harvest Festival shopping and entertainment experience. Tickets are good for the entire weekend just in case you can’t get enough. What: Ventura Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show When: September 30 – October 2 Where: Seaside Park, Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 West Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001 Hours: Friday and Saturday: 10:00am to 6:00pm Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm Tickets: Adults: $9, Seniors (62+) $7, Military: (Active/Retired/Veteran) $7, Youths (13-17) $4, Kids 12 and under are free Info: Info and tickets are available at www.harvestfestival.com or call 925/ 392-7300

Harvest Festival Art & Crafts Show

when: Sep 30 - Oct 2 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Ventura County, Seaside Park, 10 West Harbor Blvd., Ventura, Ca

cost: $9/adult, kids free

ages: All Ages


Jazz & Chocolate

when: Sep 30 at 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: West LA, Chocovivo, 2469 W Washington Blvd. , Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages