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.
January 13-19: Join them for a free week of classes at Kick It Up. They offer a wide variety of dance classes.
November 1 – January 15: Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice to the beachside community with ICE.
Daily: Movies at discounted prices.
Select Saturdays: Free craft workshops for kids (5-12, with adult); projects range from toolboxes to frames.
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.
January 5, 6, 19, and 21: Take the family for a docent-led tidepool walk and see what how many different creatures you can find.
November 15 – January 21: Join a winter wonderland with a host of free community and special events (see schedule below).
Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!
January 18 and 19: Come see Musical Theatre Academy of Orange County in this fun production of the Return of the Glass Slipper in Westminster!
January 19: Join Long Beach community members for the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace & Unity Parade and Celebration. Celebrate the life and legacy of a visionary who changed the world by promoting equality, justice, and peace.
Third Saturdays: Free parking, bags, gloves, door prizes and refreshments provided. Bring hat, sunscreen and comfy shoes. 10-10:30 a.m. End of Granada Avenue in Belmont Shore.
Third Saturdays: Rain or shine monthly beach clean-up. Please bring a reusable water bottle, sunscreen and closed-toed shoes; there is free parking, bags, gloves, community service certificates and hand sanitizer. 9 a.m. – noon.
Third Saturdays: The Columbia Astronomers welcome aspiring astronomers of all ages to join the monthly astronomy club meetings.
Janaury 19: Celebrate the good doctor’s brithday with a special family show at 11 a.m. Plus, enjoy hands-on demos in the museum galleries and the Dr. Franklin show in the museum theater.
January 5 and 19: Watch motorcycle racing at its finest with the Monster Energy AMA Supercross.
Daily: A monthly calendar of family-friendly hikes, walks, tours and more at parks in the Orange County Parks system.
Every Saturday: Join the CMSC every week for Saturday Science! The CMSC offers fun and educational science activities and demonstrations
Select dates, January 19 – March 24: Come out to the Santa Monica Playhouse to catch a delightfully romantic original twist on the classic story, has all the makings of a perfect fairytale for today’s generation.
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.
January 19: Join the City of Inglewood to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
Select dates, November 17 – January 20: Come celebrate the holiday season with model trains, miniature scenes and hands-on activities.
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!
January 19-21: Join Kidspace to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through service to the community. Partner Project Giving Kids will be onsite each morning with service projects for you and your family to participate in.
Every Saturday: Take a hike with O’Neill Regional Park naturalists and learn about the animals and nature of Trabuco Canyon.
Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Los Angeles library system.
January 19: A fun, socializing dance just for teens (grades 7-8).
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.
January 19: Kids learn how to create scentsational bouquets that combine fragrant flowers and freshly picked herbs in this workshop presented by Flower Duet.
November 28 – January 27, 2019: The Broadway sensation hits the stage at a time before Dorothy found her way to the land of Oz.
Saturdays: Kids (3+) make fun seasonal crafts.
Saturdays: 100% interactive music time! Children learn rhymes of all kinds, sing silly songs, and are encouraged to wiggle and move.
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.
January 19-20: Get “Behind the Scenes” at this annual all-day event, where visitors get special access and tours of locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars and artifacts dating back to 1870.
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.
January 19: Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a blend of the unique comedy of Gregory Popovich (award-winning star of the Moscow Circus and champion juggler) and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets.
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?
January 19: Come see Carbon Canyon Regional Park in a completely different setting – in the dark! Park rangers will lead a starlit hike showcasing the natural wonders that can only be seen at night. The night hike will feature many fun activities, including hot cocoa and cookies, Nature of Wildworks live animal presentation and a hike through the wilderness area to the redwood grove
Saturdays: Get ready for a crafty afternoon with Michaels! Choose from two 30-minute projects designed for little makers. All supplies included.
Through January 27: Recommended for audiences 10 and up, Driving Miss Daisy begins as a troubled and hostile pairing soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them.