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Events on January 27th, 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!

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!

Father and Daughter Dance in Long Beach

January 27: A semi-formal evening for dads (or granddads and uncles) and daughters of all ages. Decorations, wholesome DJ music and refreshments.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

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.

Reading in the Redwoods in Newport Beach

January 27: Join the ENC for “Owl Moon” out to the Redwood Forest with special guest Animal Ambassador Luna the Owl.

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.

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!

Run Like Its Recess in Long Beach

January 27: Join the annual Run Like Its Recess 5k run/walk, 1k Kids Fun Run and 50-yard Toddler Dash. All ages and fitness levels welcome.

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.

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.

Pop-Up Studio: Every Plant Has a Story at Hammer Museum

January 27: Celebrate the plants that are all around us with artist Sarita Dougherty. Observe and draw the native and non-native plants of Los Angeles, then stretch your imagination to create a plant from your memories or your dreams. This lively, drop-in workshop is designed for families to explore and create together.

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.

Pasadena Comic Con and Toy Show

January 27: Artists, celebrity guests, dozens of vendors converge at the comic and toy exhibition.

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.

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!

St. Hedwig School – Open House

January 27: Get to know St. Hedwig’s during their Open House – – tour 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

Monthly: Hike out to the Redwoods to enjoy a classic nature themed book under the canopy of our 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.

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.

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.

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.

Run Like It’s Recess at Newcomb Academy in Long Beach

January 17: Join in a fun walk or run on Sunday, January 27. Events include a 5K, 1K and a Toddler Run — all hosted at El Dorado Park in Long Beach.

Snow Day in Fullerton

January 27: Tons of frosty snow will be delivered to the park to enable youngsters to sled, make snow people, and have old-fashioned snowball battles.

Magic Show in Los Alamitos

January 27: Come for an evening of comedy magic! This is a fun event for the whole family. Snacks and a light dinner provided before the show.

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.

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.