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Saturday, February 25

Tennessee Aquarium

Family Fun That’s Totally Turtles

when: Feb 25 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

To Multitask: Take the Ferry to the Beach — or Whales or Fireworks!

Ahoy! A Whale Watching Cruise

when: Feb 25

where: Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, Ca

cost: $25-$45

ages: 3 & up

WEST COAST PREMIERE! “Maybe next time we’ll have a different story.” ROSE AND THE RIME tells the tragic and magical story of the frozen town of Radio Falls. When Uncle Roger reveals to young Rose the truth about her parents, Rose sets off to find the mysterious Rime Witch. What follows is a stark transformation of the town and its inhabitants. From snowfall and sledding to witches and barbecues, the tale of Radio Falls and its inhabitants is spun right before our eyes through a mixture of inventive ensemble physicality, music, and puppetry, all supported by projected animation. Like all great fables, it’s sophisticated and mature while accessible to all ages. One of the House Theatre of Chicago's most beloved original myths, Rose and the Rime reminds us once more that in order to last, happiness must be shared: if we keep it for ourselves, it will disappear. Not recommended for children under the age of 8.

Rose and the Rime

when: Feb 25 at 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

where: Hollywood, Sacred Fools Theater Company, 1076 Lillian Way , Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $25

ages: 8 & up


Everybody Bonsai!

when: Feb 25 at 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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

cost: $35

ages: 7-12


Long Beach Mardi Gras Parade

when: Feb 25 at noon to 6 p.m.

where: Long Beach, Rainbow Harbor, Pine Ave. & Shoreline Dr., Long Beach, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages


Princess and the Frog 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


A Walk for Young Birders

when: Feb 25 at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

where: O’Melveny Park, 17300 Sesnon Blvd., Granada Hills, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 4 & up

Your L.A. tradition! Perfect for the whole family, more than 20 music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of Los Angeles celebrate the season during this free, three-hour holiday show. Even the parking underneath the Music Center is free. Highlights include Aditya Prakash Ensemble, blending classical Indian music with jazz and Latin rhythms; the Gypsy Allstars, featuring sons of internationally recognized Gipsy Kings; Grammy Award®-winning Chicano rock band Quetzal; and Grammy Award®-winning Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea. Dance highlights include Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY, directed by former Batsheva dancer Danielle Agami; JazzAntiqua Dance and Music Ensemble, presenting a piece inspired by classic gospel hymn, “Blessed Quietness;” Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet, celebrating the Aztec roots of Mexican culture; and Jung Im Lee Korean Dance Academy performing a traditional Korean drumming dance. Choral groups singing holiday favorites include Artemusica, performing in Baroque style; Colburn Children’s Choir and Young Men’s Chorus, singing in Hebrew and English; Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles; and Immaculate Heart of Mary Children’s Choir, performing traditional Filipino songs. Watch it live on KCET-TV and KCET.org from 3-6 p.m., and again from 8-11 p.m. Stream it live at www.kcet.org. Dec 24; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90012; FREE; Information hotline: (213) 972-3099 or www.HolidayCelebration.org

Un Tributo a Mexico

when: Feb 25 at 7:30 p.m.

where: James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance, Ca

cost: Free-$30

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: Feb 25 - 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

Please Enter Kids Room Tours

The Little Mermaid On Stage

when: Feb 25 at 2 or 8 p.m.

where: Simi Valley, Simi Valley Cultural Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley, Ca

cost: $18-$25

ages: 4 & up

Zoo Explorers: Tropical Treasures

when: Feb 25 at 9 a.m.

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

cost: $35

ages: 5-6

Auntie Kayte introduces her new CD "Rufus the Unicorn and Other Upside-Down Fairytale Songs" with an interactive mini-concert at Children's Book World. "Rufus the Unicorn and Other Upside-Down Fairytale Songs" gives a unique spin to classic storybook characters and introduces you to smart princesses, responsible cowboys, pirates with families, and an identity-challenged unicorn. Bring the kids to sing and dance along.

Auntie Kayte “Rufus the Unicorn” Mini Concert

when: Feb 25 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: 3-10


Get Trucking To the Monster Jam Trucks

when: Feb 25 at 6:30 p.m.

where: Angel Stadium, 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, Ca

cost: $25 & up

ages: All Ages


What Lives In a Tidepool?

when: Feb 25

where: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Embark on an adventure with Peter Gros—former co-host and current ambassador of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom—as he shares both the exciting world of wildlife and timeless tales from his travels! He’ll take you into the wild—introducing you to exotic animals on stage, while highlighting his many explorations with a mix of video clips, and inspirational stories!

Stories from the Wild Kingdom

when: Feb 25 at 2 p.m.

where: Haugh Performing Arts Center, 1000 W Foothill Blvd., Glendora, Ca

cost: $10-$32

ages: All Ages

Please Enter Kids Room Tours

Once On This Island: A Caribbean Little Mermaid

when: Feb 25 at Various times

where: Orange County, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court D., Cerritos, Ca

cost: $40 & up

ages: 7 & up

kings hockey

Catch the Kings

when: Feb 25 at Various times

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

cost: Prices vary

ages: All Ages


“Mutti Gras” for Pets and Kids

when: Feb 25 - Feb 26 at Various times

where: Mid-City, Original Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Norton Simon Museum

Family Art: Story Stacking

when: Feb 25 at 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

where: Norton Simon Museum, 411 West Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, Ca

cost: $12 Adults, Kids Free

ages: 4-10

Books & Cookies Reopens

Kids Concert at Books & Cookies

when: every Saturday at 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

where: Books and Cookies, 2309 Main St., Santa Monica, Ca

cost: $6-$12

ages: 2-6

Teacher Davis Official 1

Teacher Davis Music Day Hooray! Show

when: Feb 25 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

Last year’s Teddy Bear Concert was a huge success with every seat taken. We have scheduled these last two Teddy Bear Concerts for your family to meet our string orchestra family. Bring your children and their favorite stuffed friends to these delightful concerts that demonstrate how sounds, melodies, rhythms, and instruments can bring music to life. Kids and stuffed animals alike will have an opportunity to discover the orchestra’s woodwinds or the strings at a later date. We will provide a complimentary Milk and Cookies Reception after the concert. And you are invited to bring a sack lunch for your own teddy bear picnic before or after the concert on our grounds. Best of all – the Teddy Bears are admitted free!

Teddy Bear Concert: Meet the String Family

when: Feb 25 at 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

where: Santa Cecilia Arts and Learning Center, 2751 West Broadway, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $8-$20

ages: All Ages

Time-honored traditions take on a terrific technicolor transformation in CIRQUE ZÍVA. Lauded for their unparalleled precision and dynamic design, the Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats (New Vic 2005) will wow you with amazing acts, ancient artistry and a Lion Dance that will have the crowd roaring. Under the expert eyes of impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang (Drama Desk nominee), this highlight of the holiday season sparkles in a stunning spectacle of breathtaking skill and beauty. This performance has been specially adapted for individuals with autism or sensory sensitivity and everyone is welcome to enjoy the show in a relaxed atmosphere.

You’ll Flip for the Golden Dragon Acrobats

when: Feb 25 at 2 or 7:30 p.m.

where: Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, Ca

cost: $33-$40

ages: 4 & up

Throw Mama on the Train

All Aboard For A Weekend Excursion

when: Saturdays

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

cost: $12-$26

ages: All Ages

Nickelodeon named A Faery Hunt - "Best Children's Theater in Los Angeles" A Faery Hunt shows are interactive performances designed for young audiences and their families to inspire creativity, imaginations and fun. We'll go searching through the forest for faeries, we'll find them, and they'll send us on a lovely, musical adventure! Many children come in costume. Wings, garlands, wands and wizard hats and CD's of Faery Music from the shows are available there for $5-$10 for sale. Groups and parties are welcome!

A Faery Hunt Enchanted Adventure

when: Feb 25 at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

where: Los Encinos State Historic Park, 16756 Moorpark St., Encino, Ca

cost: $12.50

ages: 2-8

Join Ten Tiger for its Nunchuck Workshop February 25th, 2017. Attendees will receive their own Nunchucks! Be sure to RSVP and pay by February 17th!

Nunchuck Workshop

when: Feb 25 at 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Ten Tigers Dojo, 22990 Ventura Blvd. , Woodland Hills, Ca

cost: $35

ages: 6 & up


Magic and Dance with “Aladdin”

when: Feb 25 - Feb 26 at Various times

where: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 South Mission Dr., San Gabriel, Ca

cost: $27-$34

ages: 3 & up

Fun (and appropriate) for all ages, 2yrs-200, The Really Awesome Improv Show features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation, is great for the whole family, and was voted “Best Kids’ comedy Show” by LA Magazine! Because there’s a rotating cast you’ll see a different cast and games each week. Great for birthday parties and family outings! $5 **Show Admittance Policy** Tickets must be claimed no later than fifteen (15) minutes prior to showtime. Any ticket not claimed prior to this time will be released to the general public. Second City Hollywood is located on the second floor with no elevator, stair access only.

The Really Awesome Improv Show

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

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

cost: $5

ages: 2 & up


Make a Date for the Date Festival

when: Feb 25 at 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Highway 111, Indio, Ca

cost: $8-$10

ages: All Ages


Sesame Street: K is for Kindness Tour

when: Feb 25 at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Westfield Culver City, 6000 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 2-7

Kids Weekend Events 5

See The Snow Queen

when: Saturdays through Jun 17

where: Glendale Center Theatre, 324 N. Orange St. , Glendale, Ca

cost: $12.50

ages: 3 & up

Join us for a delicious lunch with your pip squeaks at the a.o.c wine bar and restaurant. It will include a 3 course lunch served family style. Kids eat free! It also includes a glass of wine selected by the sommelier or unlimited soft drinks. Bring your little ones to meet new families in Los Angeles and enjoy a yummy meal!

Nibble + Squeak Family Lunch

when: Feb 25 at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

where: West Hollywood, a.o.c wine bar and restaurant, 8700 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $84

ages: 0-5

Explore Downtown

Symphonies for Youth: The Art of the Piano

when: Feb 25 at 11 a.m.

where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $22-$26

ages: 5-11

Join the City of Santa Monica for a special celebration with family-friendly activities, refreshments, and entertainment varying at each of the four park locations. February 25, 2017 10am - 1pm

Ishihara Park Grand Opening Celebration

when: Feb 25 at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

where: Shihara Park Santa Monica, 2909 Exposition Blvd., Santa Monica, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

For Ninja Turtles, Space & Cutter Ants: Liberty Science Center

TMNT: Secrets of the Sewer

when: daily through Apr 23

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

cost: $12.95, kids 2 and under are free

ages: 4 & up

bob baker theater

Bob Baker Day

when: Feb 25 - Feb 26 at Various times

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

ages: All Ages