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Hey Bookworms: The L.A. Times Festival of Books

when: Apr 12, 2014 - Apr 13, 2014 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Exposition Park, USC, Exposition Blvd. and S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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This is the best book festival in town (this town or any other), and the kid stage is always the place to be!

This year authors  include Jon Klassen (This is Not My Hat), Oliver Jeffers (The Day the Crayons Quit), Levar Burton does Reading Rainbow Live!, David Shannon (Bugs in My Hair), and kids friendly cooks and sports stars and more. And in between readings and book signings with these authors, cool music acts for kids will take the stage.  Don’t miss Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, Jose Luis Ortega, and more.  There are tons more authors on this stage alone – remember to check the schedule so you don’t miss your favorites (or check out our handy guide that just gives you the good stuff!). Oh yeah, there’s some other stuff for grown ups, too.

The event is free, parking on USC campus is $10.

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Awkward Family Photos Museum Exhibit

when: Apr 18 at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Westside, California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., Santa Monica, Ca

cost: Kids free; $8 adults

ages: All Ages

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Explore the Wonders of the Space Station

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

where: Exposition Park, California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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See the “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” in 3D IMAX

when: every Friday at Various times

where: Exposition Park, California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $4.25-$7

ages: 3 and up

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Bob’s Big Boy Car Night

when: every Friday at 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Malibu Easter Hoppening

when: Apr 18 at 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 PCH, Malibu, Ca

cost: Free

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Stories, Science and Crafts at the Marsh

when: every Friday at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: South Bay, Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 3-6

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See a Comet Formed Before Your Eyes

when: Apr 18 at Various times

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

cost: Free

ages: 4 and up

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Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic

when: Apr 16, 2014 - Apr 20 at Various times

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

cost: $15-$65

ages: All Ages

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Bob Baker’s “Fun with Strings”

when: Apr 18 at 10:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.

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

cost: $15

ages: 2 and up

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Good Clean Fun That Doesn’t Blow: Bubble Fest

when: Mar 29, 2014 - Apr 20 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Orange County, Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, Ca

cost: $12.95-$15.95

ages: All Ages

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Circus Vargas: Magikaria Extreme

when: Apr 17, 2014 - Apr 20 at Various times

where: Santa Anita Park, 285 West Huntington Dr., Arcadia, Ca

cost: $22-$57

ages: All Ages

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A Spring Midsummer Night’s Dream

when: Apr 18 at Various times

where: Westside, Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, Ca

cost: $53-$110

ages: 7 and up

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Friday Night Jazz at LACMA

when: every Friday at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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“Cats” the Musical

when: Apr 18 at Various times

where: La Mirada Center for Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada, Ca

cost: $20-$70

ages: 4 and up

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when: Apr 3, 2014 - Apr 20 at 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Mid-City, The Grove, 189 Grove Dr., Los Angeles, Ca

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ages: All Ages

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Freeze Dance and Sing-Along Friday

when: every Friday at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: Zimmer Museum, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Mid City, Ca

cost: $5-$8

ages: 2-6

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Big Bunny’s Spring Fling

when: Apr 18 - Apr 20 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

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ages: All Ages

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when: Mar 29, 2014 - Apr 18 at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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cost: Free

ages: All

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Shark Lagoon Night

when: Apr 18 at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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when: Apr 18 - May 14 at Various times

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

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when: every Friday at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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ages: All Ages

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Dodgers Friday Night Fireworks

when: Apr 18 at 7:10 p.m.

where: Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Elysian Park, Ca

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ages: All Ages

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