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Events on April 28th, 2017

A listing of awesome activities for kids, teens and families throughout Southern California. If you would like to submit an event for possible inclusion, email your information here. Want these events delivered to your inbox every week, for free? Sign up for the Buzzz!

Story Adventures at Storymakery

Wednesday and Friday: Kids (3-5) and their family join the engaging, imaginative, and themed adventures of improvisational storytelling.

FUN-Tastic Family Nights in Lakewood

March 3, 31 and April 28: Every day is a wonderful day to spend with your family! Come to The Centre at Sycamore Plaza in Lakewood and join your neighbors and friends at FUN-Tastic Family Nights.

Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

March 19 – September 4: The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLA) has re-designed and re-built its popular outdoor Butterfly Pavilion exhibit.

Free Shark Lagoon Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Fridays, January 6 – June 9: Get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators during free Shark Lagoon Nights.

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

March 1 – May 14: The nearly 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are in bloom for just six to eight weeks each year, bringing the famous fields back to life.

Kids’ Activities at the Downtown Fullerton Market

Thursdays, April 6 – November 7: The Fullerton Market is the place to come and enjoy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, handcrafted artisan products, live music and entertainment, plus crafts and activities at the Kids’ Korner and food vendors.

Date Night by Frogg’s Bounce House

Fridays: Every Friday night is Date Night with Frogg’s Bounce House. Drop the kids off and enjoy a night out!

Academic Chess Friday Knights

Fridays: This fun tournament is open to all K-6th graders and includes three hours of chess, pizza and juice, plus trophies for the top four players in each age group!

America’s Family Pet Expo in Costa Mesa

April 28-30: Attendees enjoy a weekend full of cute creatures on display and in interactive stage shows, competitions and demonstrations. The Expo also features thousands of pet products for sale at special show prices, the latest trends in pet grooming and care, and hundreds of animals available for adoption.

Wild for the Planet at the LA Zoo

April 22 – May 19: Wild for the Planet spans four weeks, spotlighting the Zoo’s conservation efforts and what people can do to protect and preserve Planet Earth. Events for families and youngsters take place daily.

Upland Lemon Festival

April 28-30: When life gives you lemons, pucker up and head out to the Upland Lemon Festival where everything lemony is celebrated, from food to contests to entertainment.

Fiesta of the Spanish Horse at Los Angeles Equestrian Center

April 27-30: Daily horse shows and the “Mane Event” on Saturday.

Boone Children’s Gallery Storytimes at LACMA

Monday and Friday: Join Los Angeles Museum of Art in The Boone Children’s Gallery, located in the Hammer Building.

Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

Friday – Sunday: Visit a large-scale permanent craft marketplace in classic World War II-era waterside warehouses, plus creation stations, printmaking workshops, daily demonstrations, live music, special events and food trucks.

Splash! Buccaneer Bay Waterpark Season Pass Sale

Through May 31: Season passes are on sale now at the low price of just three payments of $18. Sale ends May 31.

Teen Club in Garden Grove

Fridays: Binge-watch anime during Teen Anime Club every first and third Friday, and see popular and not-so-popular films during Teen Flicks every second and fourth Friday (ages 13+).

Parents Night Out Pizza Workshop in Irvine

April 28: This is a great workshop for the parents to go out and let their kids make their own dinner: Pizza from scratch with three yummy toppings and homemade Apple Waffle Cookies using a waffle iron.

Parents Night Out with Lil’ Chef School in Irvine

Last Friday: Parents drop kids off for a night of cooking.

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Orange County library system.

Shen Yun 2017

April 5-29: Shen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey to the lost land of the ancient Middle Kingdom.

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

Daily: A monthly calendar of family-friendly hikes, walks, tours and more at parks in the Orange County Parks system.

Parents Night Out at BounceU Orange

Every other Friday: Parents’ drop off the kids (4+) for a night of activities, games, pizza, snacks, drinks, a movie and whole lot of bouncing fun.

Celebrate Arbor Day at Pretend City in Irvine

April 28: Today celebrate trees with fun Arbor Day activities including leaf prints, reading The Giving Tree, making bark rubbings and watching Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax.

Big Air Cosmic Nights

Friday and Saturday: They turn down the lights, turn up the music and fire up the lasers and strobes. Enjoy access to all the attractions at the park The price of admission covers the entire duration of Cosmic Nights.

Help Feed the Sea Stars at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Tuesday and Friday: Families help staff members feed the sea stars in the touch tanks.

City of STEM Science Festival in Downey

April 1-30: Learn and play with your family and discover the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and math, through special activities, presentations and entertainment.

Fashionable Fridays at Fashion Camp

Fridays: Kids (7+) join Fashion Camp every Friday for a fun sewing workshop.

Into the Woods in Los Angeles

April 4 – May 14: Revisit the classics like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky”performed by the acclaimed Fiasco Theater ensemble in this unplugged and thrillingly clever revival.

Oh Sew Teen Club in Long Beach

Fourth Fridays: For teens with their own sewing machines, who are dying to learn new techniques, sew age appropriate projects and make new friends!

U-Pick Strawberries and Vegetables at Kenny’s Strawbery Farm

Wednesday – Sunday: A local, family owned U-Pick farmoffereing various crops for picking throughout the year.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

Preschool Storytime at Once Upon a Storybook

Tuesdays and Fridays: Kids (3-5) and their parents join a themed storytime with rhymes and songs (at least three books), and a craft or science experiment.

West Side Story in La Mirada

April 21 – May 14: From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time.

Last Fridays Teen Lounge Nights in Lake Forest

April 28, and May 26: Teens (11-14) give their parents a night off and celebrate good times with friends at the Recreation Center and Teen Lounge.

Very Eric Carle at Discovery Cube Orange County

January 28 – May 14: Early learning can tumble in grass, weave a web, find new friends, and even become a butterfly as Eric Carle’s “Very” series comes to life

Glow Nights at Sky Zone in Westminster

Fridays and Saturdays: All ages Glow Night Includes front of the line admission to all activities, unlimited admission to the Game Zone that includes over 20 digital games, GLOW Dunk contests and GLOW Bull Riding Contests!

Cosmic Nights at Sky High Sports in Costa Mesa

Friday and Saturday: It’s cosmic night every Friday (9 p.m. midnight) and Saturday (8-11 p.m.). Enjoy the color laser light show and party music while playing dodgeball, dunking basketballs or freestyling on the main court.

California Yarnscape in Los Angeles

March 14-June 25: See one-of-a-kind pieces by fiber artists, knitters, and crocheters that respond to the question, “What is a California landscape to you?”

Twelfth Night at Go-Fame in Long Beach

April 28-30: Join the adventures of twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who is disguised as a boy) falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia.

Free Gymboree Play Party in Long Beach

April 28: Kids (up to 5) can join Gymboree in Long Beach at their biggest event this Spring!

Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn in Long Beach

April 27-30: This Spring, come on down to the Mississippi River with Tom & Huck. This unique show follows Tom Sawyer, his Aunt Polly, and his best friend Huckleberry Finn as they run rough shot all over the south.