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Events on January 26th, 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!

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Home Depot Kids’ Clinics

Select Saturdays: Free craft workshops for kids (5-12, with adult); projects range from toolboxes to frames.

Food and Water Bowl XXVII

January 26-27: The show features 450 exotic cats, 42+ breeds, rescue cat adoptions, and cat agility course, which includes stairs, jumps, tunnels, hoops and weave poles.

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.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

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

Lunar New Year in Monterey Park

January 26-27: Celebrate the Year of the Dog event featuring unique gifts and specialty items, food booths with various types of delectable items, amusement rides, and lots of live entertainment.

Free Nature Tour at the Fullerton Arboretum

Second and Fourth Saturday: Meet a nature guide at the Nature Center for a wonderful free tour through the garden.

The Fit Expo in LA

January 26-27: Event features over 300 exhibits offering the latest in cutting edge fitness products and services,plus seminars and demonstrations, 20 different competitions open to pros and amateurs, a Healthy Living Pavilion and kids activities and contests.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Long Beach – Bach Library

Fourth Saturday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 11 a.m. Free.

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.

Dodger FanFest at Dodger Stadium

January 26: Dodgers FanFest is free and open to the public. Enjoy player autographs (must purchase voucher, visit website for details), interactive games and activities.

Happy Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure Park

January 25 – February 17: 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.

Saturday Science at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey

Every Saturday: Join the CMSC every week for Saturday Science! The CMSC offers fun and educational science activities and demonstrations

Cinderella in Santa Monica

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.

Chicago: High School Edition in Westminster

Select dates, January 25 – February 2: Come see Musical Theatre Academy of Orange County in this fun production of Chicago in Westminster!

Hot Wheels: Race to Win Exhibit at Discovery Cube LA

January 26 – April 28: This new family exhibit will get you revved up with immersive activities for three generations of Hot Wheels fans. There’s something for mom, dad, grandparents and of course today’s youngest Hot Wheels fans as visitors learn about the science, technology, engineering, and math that goes into making cars go faster.

Festival of Human Abilities at the Aquarium of the Pacific

January 26-27: 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.

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!

Taste of Fencing Workshop @ Gryphon Fencing & Fitness Studio

Participants learn about the history of fencing, then learn the basic movements, concepts, a few attacks and defenses.

Walk with a Naturalist

Every Saturday: Take a hike with O’Neill Regional Park naturalists and learn about the animals and nature of Trabuco Canyon.

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.

Knott’s Peanuts Celebration in Buena Park

Select dates, January 26 – March 10: 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.

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.

Free Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Stores

Saturdays: Kids (3+) make fun seasonal crafts.

Saturday Sing-a-long at Southern California Children’s Museum

Saturdays: 100% interactive music time! Children learn rhymes of all kinds, sing silly songs, and are encouraged to wiggle and move.

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.

A Faery Hunt’s Extraordinary Quest in LA

January 26: A Faery Hunt shows are interactive performances designed for young audiences and families to inspire creativity and fun. Go on a gentle, musical journey through the forest to help the faeries on an amazing quest!

Family Reading Time presented by OC READ Family Literacy at La Habra Library

January 26: A fun interactive program promoting family literacy through stories, activities, crafts, and parent-child interactions.

Kids Club at Michaels Arts and Crafts Stores

Saturdays: Get ready for a crafty afternoon with Michaels! Choose from two 30-minute projects designed for little makers. All supplies included.

Driving Miss Daisy at Laguna Playhouse

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.

Free Paint a Canvas for a Homeless Shelter and Community Art Day in Anaheim

January 26: Take party in Community Art Day, where your family can paint a 3×3 foot canvas for an Anaheim homeless shelter. Bring your creativity and family or group and help to brighten up the residents’ living space, with the theme of Hope.