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Events on January 13th, 2019

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!

Free Class Week at Kick It Up

January 13-19: Join them for a free week of classes at Kick It Up. They offer a wide variety of dance classes.

Willy Wonka in Huntington Beach

January 11-13 and 18-20: The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Ronald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

Outdoor Ice Skating in Santa Monica

November 1 – January 15: Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice to the beachside community with ICE.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Panning for Gold, Adobe Brick Making and Arrowhead Necklace Craft 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.

Outdoor Ice Skating at Pershing Square

November 15 – January 21: Join a winter wonderland with a host of free community and special events (see schedule below).

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

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

Shrek Jr. the Musical in Westminster

January 11, 12, and 13: Come see Musical Theatre Academy of Orange County in this fun production of Shrek Jr. the Musical in Westminster!

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!

Wee Wonder Walks: A Tree Like Me at Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park

January 13: Just like us, trees start out small and slowly add growth rings to become huge! Examine some “tree cookies” (tree cross-sections) and create some of our own tree life stories. Afterwards, go on a hike and explore some of the big, leafy friends up close in Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park. This program is perfect for wee little ones, ages 4-6.

Family Flicks Presents “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” in LA

January 13: Join the Hammer Museum for Family Flicks. Absent-minded inventor Nick Szalinski accidentally shrinks his kids to the size of ants with an experimental shrinking ray.

Community Day at Back Bay Science

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

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.

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.

Los Angeles Boat Show

January 10-13: Cruising into Los Angeles, this event showcases hundreds of vessels from entry-level family cruisers to million dollar yachts, plus the latest in boating, outdoors, and marine accessories.

Muzeo Express, Holiday Model Trains at Muzeo

November 17- January 20: The annual exhibition, Muzeo Express, celebrates the holiday season with model trains, miniature scenes and hands on activities, sure to be a holiday favorite for children and enthusiasts alike.

Free Dance Sundays with Debbie Allen at The Wallis

Second Sundays: Dancers and families of all ages can enjoy free dance lessons with three-time Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen and Friends every second Sunday on the Promenade Terrace.

Charlie Brown in Long Beach

Select dates, January 11-19: A fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy in this version.

Muzeo Express Celebration in Anaheim

Select dates, November 17 – January 20: Come celebrate the holiday season with model trains, miniature scenes and hands-on activities.

Paper Bag Art at Kidspace

Entire Month of January: Bring your imagination and join Kidspace in the Storyteller Studio where everyone has a story to tell. What can a paper bag become? Masks, costumes, and puppets and more!

Free Interactive Performances by The Story Pirates at The Wallis

November 11, January 13 and February 10: The kid-centric company is back for more free, outdoor musical sketch comedy based on stories written by children, geared especially for toddlers!

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.

Seussical in Brea

January 10-27: Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! The colorful characters transport you from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

Nature Hike at Caspers Wilderness Park

January 6, 13, 20, and 27: Join the park ranger for a one-mile nature hike in the beautiful Bell Canyon area of Caspers Wilderness Park.

Parents and Kids Cooking Class at Prep Kitchen

January 13: Prep’s Kids’ Classes are not like other kids classes where they pass around a bowl and a whisk and each kid gets to take turns stirring.

Wicked at the Pantages

November 28 – January 27, 2019: The Broadway sensation hits the stage at a time before Dorothy found her way to the land of Oz.

Pompeii: The Exhibition at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

Through April 21: Pompeii: Over 150 authentic artifacts on loan from the renowned Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy. These are not replicas, but rather original, 2,000-year-old objects that were preserved in the ash after the catastrophic eruption.

Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet in LA

Through January 31: Go further into the ocean’s depths than ever before. Travel beneath the surface in this 3D oceanic adventure, narrated by Kate Winslet.

43rd Annual Elementary Art Show in Buena Park

January 2-18: Buena Park invites K-6 students who live in Buena Park and surrounding cities to participate in the 43rd Annual Elementary Art Show! This year’s theme is: Animals Are My Friends.

Dodgeball Day in Los Alamitos

January 13: Come join this fun event for the whole family! There will be dodgeball games for kids, teens, and adults, finger foods provided by Mama’s on 39, face painting, crafts, a bounce house, and bake sale items available for purchase.

Arts & Learning Conservatory Open House in Costa Mesa

January 13: Come learn about the Conservatory’s classes, camps, and professional training opportunities! Meet teaching artists, sample classes, tour the building, enjoy refreshments and more. All classes will be free and current students can bring a guest for free.

Whale Twalks at Crystal Cove

January 9 and 13: The gray whales are migrating and Crystal Cove State Park is a great spot to look for them. Join a naturalist for a Gray Whale “Twalk” and learn some fun facts about the California State Marine Mammal and walk the bluff trail and scan the ocean for the migrants at each overlook.

Interactive Family Comedy – Show Up, Kids! – at The Complex Hollywood

January 12-13 & 19-20: This entirely unique, improvised, family show for kids 3-10 years old puts a comedic twist on the traditional kids’ show. When the main attraction doesn’t show up, Pete enlists the kids to help create a show from set to sound, plot to props, and costumes to characters. What could possibly go wrong?

Beginning Archery Class in Fountain Valley

January 13 & 27: Join Mile Square Park Staff for a beginning archery course for first time archers! This course will include an introduction to the sport of archery and safety instruction. All archery equipment will be provided.

Kindergarten Festivals in Long Beach

January 13, February 3, 24, and March 10: This special festival is for all incoming 2018-2019 Kindergartners in the Long Beach Unified School District. Bring your incoming Kindergartners with you! Incoming Kindergartners receive a book, arts & crafts, backpack with school supplies and dental screening all for free!