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Events on January 28th, 2018

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!

Whale Fiesta in San Pedro

January 28: The annual festival celebrates and explores the migration of the gray whale, featuring a life-size gray whale sand sculpture, and lots more!

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

Target Free Sunday at MOLAA

Sundays: MOLAA’s Target Free Sundays offer visitors the opportunity to learn about Latin American culture through art workshops, live performances, and gallery tours.

Dig It! Archaeology Adventures at the Skirball

Weekends: In a hands-on, simulated dig, kids experience the ancient Near East, learning methods for excavating a site and the importance of preserving archaeological artifacts.

Dolby Theatre Guided Tours

Daily: See an Oscar statuette, visit the Dolby Lounge and other celebrity hot-spots, and see images from previous Academy Awards ceremonies.

Father and Daughter Valentine’s Dance in Long Beach

January 28: A semi-formal evening for dads (or granddads and uncles) and daughters of all ages. Decorations, wholesome DJ music and refreshments.

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Dana Point

Sundays: Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers a dockside experience for young fisherman.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Food and Water Bowl XVII

January 27-28: The show features 450 exotic cats, 42+ breeds, rescue cat adoptions, and cat agility course, which includes stairs, jumps, tunnels, hoops and weave poles.

Pan For Gold Make an Adobe Brick and Arrowhead Necklaces at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

Reading in the Redwoods in Newport Beach

January 28: Join the ENC for “Raccoon Moon” out to the Redwood Forest with Executive Director Bo Glover.

Rides on the Great Park Balloon and Carousel in Irvine

Thursday – Sunday: The Great Park’s tethered, 118-foot-high, helium-filled balloon allows passengers to soar 400 feet in the air for a birds eye view. The carousel reaches a speed of 4.5 mph.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Up Up and Away Kids Consignment Sale

January 25-28: Families can save money and make money at the same time. Consignors earn top dollar for their items while buyers save a ton of money purchasing name brand, new and nearly new items.

Private School Fair in Irvine

January 28: Visit the Orange County Private Schools Association’s 8th Annual Preschool 12th Grade Fair to preview 60+ renowned preschools, elementary/middle schools, and high schools.

Sewing Sundays at Fashion Camp OC

Sundays: Kids (8+) can spend the day at Fashion Camp learning to sew! Campers will complete a project of their choice in one day – perfect for the beginner or returning student!

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.

Stories in the Afternoon at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena

First and last Sundays: The perfect way to introduce young children (4-8) to the museum, this program brings together story-time and art-making in the galleries.

Into The Woods at the University Theater at CSULB

January 27-28 and February 3-4: Fairy tales begin once upon a time and end happily ever after. Not so fast!

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.

Alpine Slide and Snow Play

November – March: Head to the hills! It’s prime tubing time at the Big Bear Snow Play. Then, take a chairlift ride to the top of the Alpine Slide.

Snowdrift Snow Tubing Park

Through March: Southern California’s largest and oldest snow tubing park, Snowdrift offers tubing fun on snow tubes that are specially designed with belly straps and handles.

Mt. Baldy Tubing Park

Thanksgiving weekend – end of snow season: Ride to the top of Sugarpine Chair Lift #1 for a zip downhill at the Mt. Baldy Tubing Park.

North Pole Tubing Park at Mountain High

December – Mid-March: For the closest snow tubing in Southern California head to the North Pole Tubing Park at Mountain High’s North Resort!

Snow Valley Snow Play

Through March: Enjoy a scenic chairlift ride followed by a thrilling downhill sled ride.

Outdoor Ice Skating LA Kings Holiday Ice at Nokia Plaza

December 17 -January 7: The annual LA Kings Holiday Ice brings outdoor ice skating to Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE in Downtown LA.

Big Bear Snow Play

Mid-November through Easter: Day and night “glow” tubing at Big Bear Snow Play.

SoCal World Guitar Show in Costa Mesa

January 27-28: Buy, sell or trade all types of stringed instruments, amplifiers, sound systems, drums, banjos, violins, books or parts.

Museums Free-For-All in Los Angeles

January 28: In a joint effort to present the arts and culture to the diverse and myriad communities in Southern California, SoCal Museums hosts “Museums Free-For-All.”

Community Day at Back Bay Science

Sundays: Tour the facility, including the loop trail and marine life.

Outdoor Ice Skating in Woodland Hills

December 19 – January 29: Features more than 7,000 square feet of real ice. Open seven days a week for puvblic skating, parites, and learn-to-skate classes.

Gentle Barn Open to the Public in Santa Clarita

Sundays: Make the drive to Gentle Barn for a presentation and tour. See how the barn was started and what a regular day is for them. Then head off for a tour and meet some animals that were saved.

Free Historical Walking Tour at Santa Monica Pier

Saturday and Sunday: Join an hour-long tour that features fascinating stories about how the pier has changed over 100 years, the apartments over the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies and more!

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.

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.

Happy Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure Park

January 26 – February 18: Welcome the Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure Park. Discover culturally-inspired food, music, entertainment and festive decorations that signal the start of the new year.

Annie Oakley in Santa Monica

January 14, 21, and 28: Come out to the Santa Monica Playhouse to catch a heart-warming rhythm and boos comedy melodrama.

Shark Feedings at the Santa Monica Pier

Sunday: Don’t miss the shark’s favorite time of day – feeding time! Learn about these often-misunderstood creatures while watching them eat a meal. S

Fire and Law Tribute Days Recognition Days at Knott’s Berry Farm

November 27 – December 15 and January 8-31: Active, full-time fire and law enforcement personnel, including EMTs, may receive free admission for themselves and one guest (maximum of two complimentary admissions will be issued.)

Story Time and Crafts at Gatsby Books in Long Beach

Sundays: Kids (4-9) join Mrs. Lund for story time and crafts.

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.

Festival of Human Abilities at the Aquarium of the Pacific

January 27-28: The Aquarium’s 15th annual Festival of Human Abilities celebrates the talents and abilities of people with disabilities. Featuring wheelchair dances, live music, signing choirs, art demos, accessible SCUBA demos, interactive workshops, and other performances.

Toddler Time at Sky Zone in Westminster

Daily: Parents and toddlers join Sky Zone for a fun time just for them. Get access to the toddler court and foam pit!

Valley Kids Consignment in San Fernando Valley

November 30 – January 28: Check out items for newborns to juniors, including toys, strollers, books, ride on toys, furniture, clothes, Pack N Plays, backpacks, shoes, maternity, and more.

St. Charles Borromeo School Open House in North Hollywood

January 28: Take a campus tour of St. Charles Borromeo School for kids in grades TK – 8 during their annual open house.

St. Hedwig School – Open House

January 28: Learn more during St. Hedwig’s Open House – – tour St. Hedwig’s classrooms, meet the principal, and learn more about what it means to be a St. Hedwig Celtic.

Reading in the Redwoods at Environmental Nature Center

October 29, November 12, December 10, January 28, February 25, and March 25: Join a “Tree Hug Hike” out to the Redwood Forest. A naturalist reads a great book under the canopy of the tallest trees while your family relaxes together on a blanket or towel.

Los Angeles Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

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

Titanic in Photographs: The Exhibition at The Queen Mary

Through July 2018: Take a journey back in time, through the eyes of passengers who were on the Titanic.

Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook at South Coast Repertory

January 26 – February 11: The world’s funniest grade-school know-it-all is back! Join South Coast Repertory in the play “Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook” as Junie B. goes through elementary school drama.

Golden Dragon Acrobats in Cerritos

January 28: The rich culture and colorful traditions of the Chinese people burst forth in this spellbinding display of award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques.

Brea’s Youth Theatre presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

January 11-28: Enjoy this colorful reimagining of the story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Aladdin at the Pantages in Hollywood

January 10 – March 31: A thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle.

Wonder of Dinosaurs in Redondo Beach

Daily: Educational robotic and static dinosaur displays, plus dino-themed activities including inflatable obstacles, Ride-a-T-Rex, fossil panning, maze, and more!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood

December 15 – January 28: In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

Knott’s Peanuts Celebration in Buena Park

January 27 – February 25: Guests can join Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the rest of the Peanuts Gang as the park celebrates the world that Charles M. Schulz created.

Crazy for You in Westminster

January 26-28 and February 1-3: Enjoy the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930’s playboy whose dream in life is to dance.

Seussical The Musical in San Pedro

January 26-28: ENCORE South Bay returns with the Cat in the Hat, The Whos, Horton, The Grinch, Yertle the Turtle and a host of other Dr. Seuss characters traveling the Seussian universe through the Jungle of Nool.

Into the Woods in Hollywood

January 12 – February 25: Fairy tales begin once upon a time and end happily ever after. Not so fast!

Nature Hike at Caspers Wilderness Park

January 14, 21, and 28: Join the park ranger for a one-mile nature hike in the beautiful Bell Canyon area of Caspers Wilderness Park.